Bethlehem’s new south side restaurant and bar “The Bookstore” is located at 336 Adam’s Street. The restaurant setting is “retro” and lit with flickering votive lights and makes you feel like you are stepping back in time to a 1920’s speakeasy.
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The 14th annual “Spring on Fourth! What’s on Third? festival runs from 11:30 am to 4 pm. along 3rd & 4th streets in Bethlehem on Saturday April 25, 2009.

Free music, crafts, children’s activities, gallery browsing, food & chili-tasting contest. The chili contest runs from Noon to 2 pm. Performances by Jamani Drummers & Steve Brosky & Jimmy Meyer, BMX biking & skateboard demonstrations by Homebase.

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Dorney Park opens May 2, 2009 and Wild Water Kingdom opens May 23, 2009. Can summer fun be far away? Everyone seems eager to have some fun and enjoy the summer after a long cold winter. There is something for everyone at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. I remember the fun we had last year on some thrilling rides, and all of that fabulous food that we consumed. The live entertainment and fireworks were great too.

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What is the difference between a “need” and a “want” ?

We deal with this question or distinction just about every day of our lives. The funny thing is that we do not even know that we are doing it. When we buy something at the store – do we really need it or just want it ? When we go out to dinner and have that nice tiramisu for desert – do we really need those extra calories or do we just want to indulge ourselves ?

Our actual needs are pretty limited – food, shelter, clothing, and companionship. When you think about it just about everything else is a “want,” and it seems our wants are just about endless. This country is in difficult financial times because we collectively have been feeding our endless wants.

Take shelter for example, it can be a bed at a mission for the homeless or some Beverly Hills mansion. Food can be just bread and water or steak and Champaign at an elegant restaurant. Even the 4 basic needs have degrees of importance from just surviving to complete decadence.

Finally, thing need or want before you buy anything and deside into which category it falls and how important is it to you and whether you can afford it.


Musikfest 2008 marked the 25th Anniversary of a fantastic festival. I am showing my age but I remember the first festival that started back in 1984. In 1984 about 182,000 people attended this small, grass-roots music festival in Bethlehem, Pa. Back then there was about 118 performers and 295 performances. The performances were held at 6 different stages.

Fast forward to 2008 and here we are two decades later at the 25th Anniversary event. Those humble beginnings spawn an event that has blossomed into a 10-day musical spectacular that attracts more than one million people from throughout the country.

The festival showcases nearly every musical style imaginable. More than 300 performers from across the country and around the globe now perform
musical programming at 14 different indoor and outdoor stages (10 of the stages are free). We enjoyed 10 great nights of headline entertainment, mouth-watering foods, plenty of children’s fun and activities and a spectacular closing-night fireworks display.

We can’t wait until 2009. ==> Musikfest 2009 Schedule