And so begins the summer.

In response to last week’s email newsletter reader requests, we’ll be featuring some local finds you’re your summer explorations. As luck would have it, The Lehigh University Art Galleries just published a beautiful brochure on the campus sculptures.

This weekend has a lot in store. The SouthSide Initiative is hosting a potluck at the Maze Garden during First Friday. Stop by for a chat to catch up on their progress in community garden efforts. In addition to the First Friday event, Saturday brings the great South Side Sale. We hope you’ll visit, shop or maybe volunteer for a little time. Sign up here:  Please specify  the shift you would like to volunteer: All Day (6:30 AM-5 PM); 6:30-9:30 AM; 9:00 AM-12 Noon; 12 Noon-3 PM OR 3:00-5:00 PM.

Holy Infancy Church is also doing their annual street party on Friday night (5-10 PM) and Saturday (Noon-10 PM). For anyone interested in eating local ethnic food, you’ll satisfy your appetite on the corner of Webster and 4th Street. I’ve eaten some of the best Tacos of my life here. Don’t forget to try a Portuguese donut. They’re wickedly tasty. Finally, if you’re walking about South Bethlehem on Sunday afternoon, you might catch a large gathering of Kilt walkers. It’s not the invasion of the Scotts! It’s the Kilted Celtic Crawl fundraiser for the Celtic Classic festival.