Friday, October 19, 2007

Takeover Lehigh Valley at Drinky's tonight

Urban-chic atmosphere, friendly wait and bar staff, hot music and dancing. They will again have a DJ just for us, complementary appetizers as well as drink specials including $3 off wine & Martinis, and $2 22oz. Domestic Drafts. Plus you can Reserve VIP European Bottle Service by calling 610.252.3800 or registering on their website where you will get your own Vegas-style VIP section, bottle and wait staff. If you weren't at the last Drinkys' Takeover, you really need to check this one out. This club has everything including the club, 2 bars, "The Standard" a pub-style bar with an outdoor patio, posh lounge areas and, of course, hot dance music. With an original, chef-designed tapas menu, Drinkys breaks free from the constraints of conventional finger food, serving guests exceptional cuisine with a contemporary flair until 1am. To complement the mouth-watering menu, Drinkys features an extensive selection of unique martinis and cocktails, along with all the traditional libations, served up by the sexiest bartenders in the Lehigh Valley!

Drinkys Luxury Lounge and Nightclub
5 Centre Square
Easton, Pennsylvania 18042
Date: Friday, October 19th
Time: 6:30pm

There is on street parking (which is usually pretty hard to find on a Friday evening) and also a parking garage down the street by the police station. Check out the city of Easton's website ( for more parking details. See you this Friday!

Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley Board Meeting

The next board meeting of Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 7:00 pm.

Meetings are held at 1101 W. Hamilton Street in downtown Allentown. All board meetings are open to the public.

AICE Diversity Business Mixer Tonight

The Diversity Business Mixer is like a regular business mixer, but with the added component of an A. I. C. E. diversity spin!

A. I. C. E. Diversity Business Mixers focus on networking with other business men & women from another ethnic background who own their own business or hold an executive-level spot within a company, while prividing valuable diversity and business statistics to all attendees. Our Diversity Business Mixer's include presentations that will highlight the state of minority spending, top five business etiquette tips, and more. The benefits of attending an A. I. C. E. Diversity Business Mixer are:

  • Creating an ethnically diverse network of business associates.
  • Allowing business men & women from the Greater Philadelphia & Lehigh Valley areas to introduce themselves and what they can bring to the business of diversity.
  • Getting to know theDiversity Business Mixer host businesses: these are businesses who support and understand culture and diversity.

All A. I. C. E. Diversity Business Mixers are free. Within each mixer, attendees are introduced to leaders who are making a positive impact within the diversity business community. Business-casual is the dress code and we encourage students, business owners, and executives to attend.

When: Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, 5 - 7 p.m.
Where: FedEx Kinkos, Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown
More information: or 610-295-5912

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Latino Film Festival this weekend

The Latino Film Festival will take place this weekend at Carmike Cinemas in Allentown.

Here's the schedule. All films are in Spanish, with English subtitles:

Opening night: ''KordaVision,'' 8 p.m. Friday: Documentary about world-renowned Cuban photographer Alberto Diaz ''Korda.'' Director Hector Cruz Sandoval will be on hand to talk about the film.

''My Backyard Was a Mountain,'' 1 p.m. Saturday: 10-year-old Adan moves from Puerto Rico to New York City, but has to leave his beloved goat behind.

''Hermanas,'' 3 p.m. Saturday: Sisters separated since they left Argentina during the dictatorship meet again in Texas in 1984.

''Young Rebels,'' 5 p.m. Saturday: Documentary follows five Cuban hip-hop groups and two producers over a Havana summer.

''El Abrazo Partido'' (''Lost Embrace''), 7 p.m. Saturday: Ariel lives in the slightly seedy world of downtown Buenos Aires, but wants to discover why his father left his family shortly after his birth to fight a war in Israel and never returned.

''Ted Busco'' (''I Looked For You''), 9 p.m. Saturday: A boy learns about love, friendship and betrayal when he helps his uncle hatch a plan to seduce a singer in Bogota.

''From Mambo to Hip Hop,'' 1 p.m. Sunday: A chronicle of two generations that grew up on in the South Bronx and the two styles of dance that defined them.

''El Perro,'' 3 p.m. Sunday: A man and his dog go on an adventure across the Argentine Patagonia.

''Flamenco,'' 5 p.m. Sunday: A film exploring the 13 rhythms of flamenco.

''Historias Minimas,'' 7 p.m. Sunday: Near the provincial town of San Julian, three vibrant characters -- a lonely, traveling salesman; a grizzly grandfather; a poor young mother -- undertake a mundane journey that is life changing.

Note: After parties will be held at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday at St. Nick's Club, 170-172 Allen St., Allentown. $5, with ticket stub.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Celebrate Emmaus being named as one of the Top 100 Places to Live

The Borough of Emmaus will host a Public Celebration recognizing the borough as one of the Top 100 Places to Live, as ranked by Money Magazine, on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 10:00 am at the Emmaus Public Library (outside), 11 E. Main Street, Emmaus.

The public is invited to join in the celebration! Rain or Shine!

Emmaus is a quaint historic community of nearly 12,000 residents nestled on the northern slope of South Mountain. It is 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 20 miles west of the Delaware River. Formed in 1759 as a closed Moravian village on land owned by the church, Emmaus became incorporated as a Pennsylvania borough in 1859. Arrival of the railroad this same year expanded the town’s opportunity for manufacturing and other business. These initial industries included iron mining, iron furnaces, foundry and machine companies. In the late 1800’s industry expanded to include silk manufacturing, cigar factories, bottling companies and others.

The Borough has a total area of 2.9 square miles and is situated 260 feet above sea level. The Borough is easily accessible via two busy Lehigh County roadways – Cedar Crest Boulevard and Lehigh Street, both of which intersect with Interstate 78.

The Borough has a council/mayor system of governance with the 7-member Borough Council exercising the vast majority of governmental power, particularly its budgeting process.

The 1940 census statistics showed 7,000 people living in the Borough, with 2007 numbers reaching nearly 12,000. Residential and business construction has reached the borough line in all directions, so significant continued population growth in the Borough is unlikely.

The Borough is home to several residences and other properties that were constructed in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s and are protected from commercial and other development expansion.

The Borough is part of the East Penn School District and comprises 25% of the district’s population.

Please call Borough Manager, Bruce Fosselman at 610-966-6357 for further details.