The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Small Business Spotlight

The Easton Record Exchange emerged from its next-door neighbor, the pawn shop Easton Exchange.

Small Business Spotlight: Easton Record Exchange will satisfy your vintage desires

By Kendal Davis, Contributing Writer November 18, 2022

Jump out of 2022 and into the world of music history at the Easton Record Exchange. With shelves full of antiques, records, CDs and more, the store looks to scratch your itch for all things vintage. Located...

Pie+Tart is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day except Sunday and Monday. (Photo courtesy of Lehigh Valley Live)

Small Business Spotlight: Pie+Tart combines two women’s love for baking

By Bernadette Russo, Arts & Culture Editor November 4, 2022

Pie+Tart owners Lisa Yelagin and Anne Gerr’s story started four years ago when there was an empty space for rent in downtown Easton.  At the time, Yelagin owned a cafe selling savory pies at Common...

New owner Martin Ramirez with employee Brian Cortes. Ramirez took over as Tierra De Fuegos owner just last week. (Photo courtesy of Brian Cortes)

Small Business Spotlight: Tierra De Fuego brings modern, traditional Colombian cuisine to Easton

By Shirley Liu, Managing Editor September 23, 2022

Easton is better known for its crayons than its Colombian cuisine, but that won’t stop Tierra De Fuego from cooking up fresh Colombian flavors every day. Located on 612 Northampton St., Tierra De...

Sia Bassil has owned The Carmelcorn Shop in downtown Easton since 1996. (Photo courtesy of @thecarmelcornshop on Instagram)

Small Business Spotlight: The Carmelcorn Shop serves up sweet treats for Easton

By Kristen Vincent, Contributing Writer September 9, 2022

When Sia Bassil began working at the Carmelcorn Shop, she was 14 years old and needed the job to help pay for her high school tuition. Now in her 44th year at the shop, Bassil has tried to keep the original...

Vanessa Ungvarsky, owner of Taylor Made Polish, creates nail polishes that are not only stylish but also environmentally conscious. (Photo by Alexandra Whitney Daisy Willis For Lehigh Valley Style)

Small Business Spotlight: Taylor Made Polish fuses well-being and self-expression with customizable nail products

By Olivia Puzio, Contributing Writer April 15, 2022

When Vanessa Ungvarsky, founder of Taylor Made Polish, made the choice to adopt a cleaner and healthier lifestyle, she began by switching out many common household products that included toxic ingredients....

Destiny Ortiz Fernandez 22 runs Des Naild It, an affordable alternative for students looking to get their nails done on campus. (Photo courtesy of LinkedIn)

Student Business Spotlight: Destiny Ortiz Fernandez ’22 brings clients’ visions to life with Des Naild It

By Shirley Liu, Arts & Culture Editor April 8, 2022

Destiny Ortiz Fernandez ‘22 is used to strangers complimenting her nails—and she’s happy to help them achieve the nails of their dreams too. Ortiz Fernandez runs Des Naild It, which provides...

Isasuma sells handmade accessories from Colombia, donating a portion of the proceeds to the La Guajira region. (Photo courtesy of Isasuma)

Small Business Spotlight: Isasuma brings Colombian charm to downtown Easton

By Oliver Finlay, Contributing Writer March 11, 2022

Just off the circle in the center of town, there's a new face in Easton's retail community. Isasuma, which sells handmade accessories, arose organically from the work and travel of Easton locals Manuel...

Token 249 focuses on sense of humor and heart with their product line. (Photo courtesy of Token 249 Facebook)

Small Business Spotlight: Token 249 sells tokens of appreciation

By Isabella Gaglione, Staff Writer February 4, 2022

Tucked away and almost hidden on Northampton Street is a shop called Token 249. Decorated with fairy lights and a crow above the window, the shop sells colorful knick-knacks like jewelry, tote bags and...

Khanisas Pudding Bar will host its grand re-opening on Saturday, Oct. 9. (Photo by Pierson White 24)

Small Business Spotlight: Khanisa’s Pudding Bar re-opening tomorrow

By Madeline Marriott October 8, 2021

For Khanisa and Sean Darby, the married co-owners of Khanisa’s Pudding Bar, making pudding has always been a family affair. “Banana pudding is a big dessert for us in New Jersey. If you’re having...

The storefront of the Book & Puppet Company.

Small Business Spotlight: Independent bookstore Book & Puppet Company fuses entertainment and social justice

By Oliver Finlay October 1, 2021

Book & Puppet Company is on a two-pronged mission to serve up both great stories and diverse points of view. According to co-owner Andy Laties, the independent bookstore offers a "deep selection of...

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