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bethlehempard

A thread for light stuff and joie de vivre and pizza

Maurice Bennett gets married, hard to believe it's been a decade since he took the field? Like so many others, he's done well.


http://uniondailytimes.com/featur...326/english-bennett-exchange-vows
ed65

Maurice is a very good guy - still roots for the Eagles even tho he has become a New Yorker!
bethlehempard

A couple Lafayette men make it to the Neshaminy Hall of Fame.

http://www.buckslocalnews.com/art...6980744433.txt?viewmode=fullstory
bethlehempard

Tim Bieg gets into a Hall of Fame

http://www.courierpostonline.com/...m-bieg-carino-hall-fame/79864530/
SixtyEighter

Ed Kaminski '66 went to Neshaminy. Is he in the Lafayette Hall of Fame ? He should be. He was the shortstop on the great Charlie Gelbert teams of that era. I wonder if he is in the Neshaminy HOF. I knew of him in High School and was surprised to find him at Lafayette when I got there.Does anyone know ?
bethlehempard

He's not in.
Unfortunately Neshaminy is now known for the chest-banging ex-basketball coach.

Unrelated, a decent story once you filter out the jargon, about black male students at Lafayette and elsewhere.


http://bigstory.ap.org/article/13...ow-black-men-find-success-college
ed65

Ed Kaminski is a very good guy.  He was the 2nd Baseman on the 65 College World Series Team.  Hall of Famer Walt Manual was the SS, and the best player on the team.  Pitchers Preston Denby and Don Lordon are deservedly in the LC HoF.
SixtyEighter

Thanks for correction- error the product of cloudy memory cells.
bethlehempard

The Tiffany exhibit at Williams is worthwhile, part of a pleasant evening on campus today followed by a meal at Sette Luna. The exhibit is open until 5 usually and until 8 on Thursdays though it's best to check.

Also for Catholics or anybody who enjoys the outdoors and a quiet place, try
Www.wafusa.org.

About 10 miles from campus with two main buildings and lots of trails. Right off 31, not far from 78 and open 9-3 or later in season. Worth a stop particularly for those coming in from northeast/NYC metro area. It's a scenic middle-of-nowhere shrine and open space. The site doesn't quite reflect how scenic it is.

I'm not Catholic, my wife is, and we both like this place. Wide open and low-key.

Free. Quiet. Scenic. What more could somebody want?
Franks Tanks

A young man from Lafayette competed on the college edition of "Chopped" on the food network earlier this week.  Not sure if anyone else watches, but "Chopped" is I believe still the highest rated show on the network.

The young man is a member of DKE, and they had some nice shots of the college in the intro, and some clips of him cooking in the brand new DKE kitchen.  He came in second place on the show, beating out students from Rutgers and Columbia, which is the best performance of the year for someone wearing Lafayette maroon.
BPard

Franks Tanks wrote:
A young man from Lafayette competed on the college edition of "Chopped" on the food network earlier this week.  Not sure if anyone else watches, but "Chopped" is I believe still the highest rated show on the network.

The young man is a member of DKE, and they had some nice shots of the college in the intro, and some clips of him cooking in the brand new DKE kitchen.  He came in second place on the show, beating out students from Rutgers and Columbia, which is the best performance of the year for someone wearing Lafayette maroon.
Is there a link to the episode online?
Franks Tanks

BPard wrote:
Franks Tanks wrote:
A young man from Lafayette competed on the college edition of "Chopped" on the food network earlier this week.  Not sure if anyone else watches, but "Chopped" is I believe still the highest rated show on the network.

The young man is a member of DKE, and they had some nice shots of the college in the intro, and some clips of him cooking in the brand new DKE kitchen.  He came in second place on the show, beating out students from Rutgers and Columbia, which is the best performance of the year for someone wearing Lafayette maroon.
Is there a link to the episode online?


Drew Friedman is the young man's name.  Wanted to give him credit.  I did a quick check, and didn't see the episode online.  It may be available on demand.
ed65

Franks Tanks wrote:
A young man from Lafayette competed on the college edition of "Chopped" on the food network earlier this week.  Not sure if anyone else watches, but "Chopped" is I believe still the highest rated show on the network.

The young man is a member of DKE, and they had some nice shots of the college in the intro, and some clips of him cooking in the brand new DKE kitchen.  He came in second place on the show, beating out students from Rutgers and Columbia, which is the best performance of the year for someone wearing Lafayette maroon.


It give me great satisfaction to see a Deke Brother doing well.  My wife is a real foodie and she taped his show on Chopped for me to see.
bethlehempard

Impromptu and brief Lafayette - Lehigh drinks at Butterfield8 on E. 38th. Brief but if there make yourself known!
I am buying every 14th round.
Butterfield8 btw isn't just a movie. It's the site of the old Stickley furniture building. A proponent of the Craftsman movement. I have one of the old chairs. Basic stuff but lasts forever.
bethlehempard

Forget it ... Private party tonight at B8. WTF? At some Irish place on 38th. Big Nova crowd.
We're still celebrating that 1972 NIT win. Go Pards!

Adjourned to Harry's. Time running out.
bethlehempard

The Easton Public Market is a good addition to downtown. Packed today. More of a food court and expensive market than a farm market. The old farm market will remain. I must wonder if many residents particularly to the west side will shop here but it's bringing people downtown.
The long-promised revival of Easton has actually happened over the last few years. Dam though a lot of people in this town smoke.
Without Lafayette, Easton might have decline to the level of some of the old coal-region towns. Things are looking up.
BillS

bethlehempard wrote:
The Easton Public Market is a good addition to downtown. Packed today. More of a food court and expensive market than a farm market. The old farm market will remain. I must wonder if many residents particularly to the west side will shop here but it's bringing people downtown.
The long-promised revival of Easton has actually happened over the last few years. Dam though a lot of people in this town smoke.
Without Lafayette, Easton might have decline to the level of some of the old coal-region towns. Things are looking up.
We just got back from Florida we'll check it out! I agree Easton has a lot of great things going on with its Awesome restaurants. Love the Fish market restaurant, Sette Luna and others.
bethlehempard

Matt Rothrock will receive an award from the Manheim Touchdown Club:

http://lancasteronline.com/sports...-0436-11e6-a43a-4792ce3eac23.html
bethlehempard

Tim Moncman is about to get one of the top coaching jobs in the Lehigh Valley, Parkland High School HC.

http://highschoolsports.lehighval...ach/#incart_river_mobile_home[/b]
bethlehempard

Another Gruden in the NFL:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/ne...e-another-gruden-no-not-that-one/
bethlehempard

Frank Gaziano moves up to Massachusetts's top court.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro...UToz3FFbGkUTURCg45TslK/story.html

A Lafayette man now sits on the Supreme Judicial Court for the state.
Franks Tanks

Quite impressive.  Frank's picture hung on the wall of the old weight room for many years as he held several lifting records at one time.
Franks Tanks

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/e...s_new_attorney_general_studi.html

Bruce Castor, class of 83, will be PA attorney general.
Pards Rule

Wow..congrats Frank. I think I met his wife and kids at Reunion 2014 as we were viewing the 150th memorabilia case at Skillman. Somehow I do recall reading about him (or was it his brother) being summoned out of the bathroom during halftime of the Lehigh game in 1985 or 86 for the position coaches meeting and he appeared with pants around the ankles! Everyone had a good laugh and if it was the 85 game (I think it was as isnt he an 86 grad?) they made a spirited second half comeback after a moribund first half that just fell short.
Pards Rule

Franks Tanks wrote:
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/e...s_new_attorney_general_studi.html

Bruce Castor, class of 83, will be PA attorney general.


For all of two weeks. Bruce Beemer just confirmed by PA Senate as his replacement after the resignation (post conviction!) of Kathleen Kane.
Franks Tanks

Pards Rule wrote:
Franks Tanks wrote:
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/e...s_new_attorney_general_studi.html

Bruce Castor, class of 83, will be PA attorney general.


For all of two weeks. Bruce Beemer just confirmed by PA Senate as his replacement after the resignation (post conviction!) of Kathleen Kane.

True, but the guy can still call himself "former PA Attorney General"  Laughing
bethlehempard

Ex-basketball player gets a corporate post:

http://www.beaver-visitec.com/new...cfm?customel_datapageid_2208=3435
bethlehempard

The Cyrkle is back.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/s...o-column-the-cyrkle-unbroken.html

Plop, plop, fizz, fizz
leopard88

bethlehempard wrote:
The Cyrkle is back.

http://www.dispatch.com/content/s...o-column-the-cyrkle-unbroken.html

Plop, plop, fizz, fizz


Very Happy
bethlehempard

Scratch vs Sette Luna

We had an early dinner of thin-crust pizza Wednesday (John Garrett Day) at Scratch in the Easton Public Market on the way to an evening in Clinton NJ.

Per the name, Scratch's ingredients are very fresh. They get the edge there.
Sette Luna's crust is more traditional and crisp. They score there.

Prices are similar, around $12 to $16.

The places are different, Scratch selling its own beer in glasses, I'm more of a pint guy, and it has bar-style seating. Sette Luna's tables are comfortable. The noise level at both varies but Sette Luna's front room can be very loud. Also Sette Luna has a larger menu.

Both are good.
bethlehempard

The Lafayette exhibit at the Grolier on East 60th is impressive. Well done.
The place is surrounded by construction but there is good last-day attendance here today.
bethlehempard

Weiss and some tough times at the Met. The NYT article points mainly at the CEO.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/0...et-museum-financial-troubles.html

The Met is among the 10 greatest manmade attractions in the world. Just IMHO.

From a trustee: “Dan brings a discipline and a businesslike approach."

That hints that the CEO does not.
Weiss is the president and COO. The article says he came in and tried to cut almost 10 percent of a $332 million budget. That's a tall order in the high fixed-costs world of museums and institutions in general.
bethlehempard

Another good thin-crust pizza spot that is in the middle of nowhere but near Easton is www.thelittleyork.com about six miles south of Phillipsburg and just north of Milford.
Very cheap. Very good. Good draft beer and while the wine list won't blow you away, if you want a bottle to go with pizza, the reds top out at $23. You aren't paying for fancy decor either.
The only drawback, the many deer on the roads around there. Beware.
If I were coming from the south and had to pick up the tab for a group, this is the place. I found it by accident years ago.
Little York is a few miles west of Route 579 in Hunterdon County.
bethlehempard

The Russian icon exhibit at Williams is excellent. Worth a stop or more.

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