Time capsule: Meet you at Melba’s?

Gadfly invites your photos of local interest

3rd and Pierce, looking south, 1967. Is Melba’s what was most recently the Happy Tap?

The near building on the left was an auto repair shop, soon to be
Country Club Brewing.

Ross Benavides 1967

A neighbor who does “clean outs” salvaged this watercolor from a scrap heap some years ago, and it ended up in my attic. I am doing my own “clean out” now and wonder if anybody or group would like to have this dusty old local work of art.

Benavides was president of the Bethlehem Palette Club, and his address given on the back is 2126 Rodgers.

Contact ejg1@lehigh.edu

Semper Fi!: Captain John “Jack” Hart (1937-2015)

Veterans Day 2020

Jack Hart served 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including two stints in Vietnam.


Christian Rhys Gallagher, Liberty High School ’17, a captain of the football team, would honor his grandfather by leading the team onto the field carrying his grandfather’s American flag.

Semper Fi!

Gadfly asks what veterans you will tip your hat to or remember today.

Buddha is naked!

Gadfly invites your photos of local interest

Shutting down

Cleaning out the flower beds

Buddha’s environing floral garb gone for the season

The Gadfly

Gadfly is looking for a pruner with delicate, artistic touch to trim a beautiful Japanese maple and a land-grabbing Annabelle. Mrs. Gadfly won’t trust the job to the man known affectionately as “Edward Scholarhands.” Pandemic hazard-rates apply. Apply ejg1@lehigh.edu.