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Downtown restaurants, cafes and bakeries will be offering a wide range of sweets for this Valentines Day. (Photo by Mario Sanchez 21)

Downtown Easton gets into the Valentine’s Day spirit

Julia Owens February 8, 2019

With Valentine’s Day fast-approaching, it’s time to start planning. Whether you’re looking for a romantic dinner, a quaint breakfast spot, or somewhere to buy chocolate and flowers for a loved one,...

Ryan Mason, owner of downtown bakery Cake and Corolla, is looking to eventually host student art shows. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Mason)

Downtown bakery-café is ‘geared entirely toward the Easton community’

Julia Owens February 1, 2019

After working in bakeries since age 16 and studying baking and pastry arts throughout high school and college, Ryan Mason has finally opened a bakery of his own in downtown Easton. Cake & Corolla,...

Mister Lees Noodles in the Easton Public Market has been named a Top 28 ramen restaurant by the Food Network. (Photo by Claire Grunewald 20)

Mister Lee’s Noodles named ’28 Best Ramen Restaurants’: attributes success to ‘fresh,’ ‘seasonal’ ingredients

Claire Grunewald December 7, 2018

Mister Lee's Noodles in the Easton Public Market has recently been named to the list of the 28 Best Ramen Restaurants "from Coast to Coast" by the Food Network. The ranking comes around the same time...

Joseph Langdon and fiancé Jennifer Murray are currently working on opening Three Birds Cafe in downtown Easton. (Photo courtesy of @threebirdscoffee on Instagram)

Three Birds Coffee to open early 2019 in Easton: owners hope to foster an artistic, community environment

Mario Sanchez Castillo December 7, 2018

A couple's dream to open and run their own coffee shop is coming true in downtown Easton. Joseph Langdon and his fiancé Jennifer Murray, owners of the new shop, Three Birds Coffee, said they have always...

Sia Bassil, owner and operator of The Caramelcorn Shop, hopes to keep [carrying] on the tradition. (Photo by Mario Sanchez 21)

Easton’s Caramelcorn Shop stays ‘old-fashioned’ for 87 years

Mario Sanchez Castillo November 9, 2018

The Caramelcorn Shop is 87 years old, and the longstanding shop still uses the original equipment from its opening year in 1931. During the 1700s, the building was constructed by prisoners because the...

Billys Downtown Diner opened its third Lehigh Valley location in Easton on Oct. 10. (Photo by Morgan Sturm 19)

‘Not your ordinary diner’: Billy’s Downtown Diner comes to Easton

Morgan Sturm October 26, 2018

Billy’s Downtown Diner opened Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Easton on South Third Street. The diner is the third Billy’s to open in the Lehigh Valley, with other locations previously existing in Bethlehem...

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Off the hill: Belated date ideas: top restaurants and shops for a late Valentine’s Day

February 16, 2018

With Valentine's Day falling on a Wednesday this year, many students are waiting until the weekend to go out with their friends and significant others. The Lafayette staff has picked their top ten places...

Fall in love with the Lehigh Valley: Autumn activities all around

Fall in love with the Lehigh Valley: Autumn activities all around

Morgan Sturm October 20, 2017

From our perch on College Hill, we as a campus community can often feel isolated, a world unto itself. But there is a world outside campus. There are many opportunities for excursions off the hill, to...

Off the Hill: At Waters Edge exhibit downtown

Off the Hill: ‘At Water’s Edge’ exhibit downtown

Kayla Zola September 22, 2017

From our perch on College Hill, we as a campus community can often feel isolated, a world unto itself. But there is a world outside campus. There are many opportunities for excursions off the hill, to...

Coca-Cola Park, home of the Ironpigs. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Coca-Cola Park: Home of the Ironpigs

Morgan Sturm May 5, 2017

From our perch on College Hill, we as a campus community can often feel isolated, a world unto itself. But there is a world outside campus. There are many opportunities for excursions off the hill, to...

A creative escape, Art Fusion: Nearby studio welcomes beginners

Morgan Sturm April 7, 2017

From our perch on College Hill, we as a campus community can often feel isolated, a world unto itself. But there is a world outside campus. There are many opportunities for excursions off the hill, to...

Fly high close by: Sky Zone boasts 20K sq. ft. of trampoline space

Fly high close by: Sky Zone boasts 20K sq. ft. of trampoline space

Morgan Sturm March 31, 2017

From our perch on College Hill, we as a campus community can often feel isolated, a world unto itself. But there is a world outside campus. There are many opportunities for excursions off the hill, to...

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