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Past Easton Event: VOL 2

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Making a Place: The Story of 518 Northampton Street and Nurture Nature Center

BY RACHEL CARR
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 18, 2015

Rachel Hogan Carr, the director of the Nurture Nature Center in Easton, tells how the center came to be, and how serves the community.

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An Architectural Petting Zoo

BY MARY WILFORD-HUNT
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 18, 2015

When Mary Wilford-Hunt, a registered architect, looks out over the campus of Lafayette College, where she serves as the director of facilities planning and construction, she doesn't see just a beautiful campus. She sees an architectural petting zoo. Let her explain ...

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Under the Tuscan Shade

BY WALTER SANDERS
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 18, 2015

Formerly a VP for Corporate Affairs at Citigroup, Walter Sanders is a Chicago guy. But that's not all he is. He's also crazy about Italy where he lived and worked for five years. Now he travels back to Italy often, and blogs about travel and Italian wine at simpleitaly.com. Take a trip through Tuscany with Walter -- in just 400 seconds!

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Brewing Up History

BY TROY REYNARD
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 18, 2015

What makes an otherwise sane man—successful volleyball coach, athletic director, and alumnus of the year at Lehigh Carbon Community College—decide to rehab an old hotel and create a successful gastropub, Two Rivers Brewing Company?  Well, a love of beer, maybe. But also a keen understanding of how urban renewal and craft brewing can come together in powerful ways. Check out this moving inspiring by Troy Reynard.

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Zombie Brains

BY ELAINE REYNOLDS
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 18, 2015

Elaine Reynolds was introduced to zombies and other monsters by her father, and through TV shows like Chilly Billy and the Twilight Zone. A graduate of Penn State with a PhD from Carnegie Mellon, Elaine’s been around, working at Stanford, SUNY Buffalo and UC Berkeley. Now, as an associate professor of biology and neuroscience at Lafayette College, she uses zombies as examples in her teaching about fear, neuroanatomy and consciousness. It's enough to make you want to go back to school, right?

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The Fine Art of Selling Out

BY CHAZ HAMPTON
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 18, 2015

Chaz Hampton has been compulsively making art since early childhood. Barely graduating high school, Chaz has gone on to a 20+ year career and both a fine artist and a professional designer for brands such as Blue Fish Clothing, HGTV, and Applegate Farms. Chaz is a multi-disciplined creative and co-owner of Brick + Mortar, an art gallery and design studio in Easton, PA he co-founded in May 2015 with business partner, Tom D’Angelo. Here, Chaz shares his thoughts on balancing his practice as a fine artist with his family and his career.

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Grassroots

BY MEGAN MCBRIDE
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 18, 2015

Just about everyone around town knows Megan McBride, a lifelong resident of Easton and a graduate of Northampton Community College. Since 2006, she's been involved with the Easton Main Street Initiative, currently as the Market District Director, overseeing two open-air summer markets, an open-air Winter Market and the soon to open Easton Public Market. So the audience expected to hear about the market. What they didn't expect to hear was how it can change lives. A powerful presentation that brought folks to tears. 

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Waking Up, Living Simply, and Rocking Out

BY SCOTT SLINGERLAND
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 18, 2015

It's a bit hard to describe Scott Slingerland. He grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York, was a German exchange student, worked as a mechanical engineer for 12 years, raced mountain bikes and rally cars, and traveled the world's power plants to explore ways to reduce emissions. But now Scott's focus is to support global humanity through personal practice, experience, and expression; to live more simply, to tread more lightly on this earth - to have more time and energy for connecting with life that abounds all around. We all learned a bit from Scott on this night.