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Tips on How to Move on From a Break-In

The after effects of a break-in can go long beyond missing or broken items. Those effects can also be found inside those who were violated by this crime, even if they weren’t home and never encountered the criminal themselves.

As with any trauma, getting past an event like a break-in can require time and maybe even professional help. The list below is meant to guide you on your journey.

  1. Step up security: You’ll want to change your locks, take another look at all entryways, and probably think about a home security system. We can help with that.
  2. Invite friends and family over: It’s easy to feel alone when, well, you’re alone. Inviting some friends, family, or neighbors over can help you to feel comfortable and at home again.
  3. Get support: There are a variety of ways to reach out for help. Whether it be professional or personal, do what is right for you.
  4. Avoid making big life decisions: Don’t try to make yourself feel differently by buying a large new item or making a big time decision, like a job change. You need to give yourself some time to heal.
  5. Rearrange and redecorate: It’s your space and it’s important to make it feel that way again. Take some time to redecorate and rearrange and make your home feel like new again!

Take your personal emotions seriously after a break-in and know that it’s very normal to have a wide variety of emotions.


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The Most Stolen Cars in the United States

Car theft its still an issue in certain parts of the country. Thankfully, it’s not a criminal activity that is too widespread in the Lehigh Valley, but that doesn’t mean there is any reason to leave your car doors unlocked when your car is unattended.

If you own one of the cars below, you may also want to keep a little extra eye on your car or at least make sure you have an installed an operational anti-theft device.

Here are the most stolen cars in the United States, according to Forbes.

Honda Civic (1998): 45,062.
Honda Accord (1997): 43,764.
Ford F-150 (2006): 35,105.
Chevrolet Silverado (2004): 30.056.
Toyota Camry (2017): 17,276.
Nissan Altima (2016): 13,358.
Toyota Corolla (2016): 12,337.
Dodge/Ram Pickup (2001): 12,004.

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Spring on the Southside Comes to Bethlehem This Weekend

One of the best days of the year combines the excitement of the beginning of spring with an outdoor party for young and old. That day is “Spring on the Southside” in south Bethlehem on April 27!

We hope to see you there. We’re already getting our tastebuds ready. More information on the event below.

Prepare your taste buds for a Chili Challenge like no other at the SouthSide Arts District’s Spring on the SouthSide Community Festival & Chili Cook-Off. Entering our 24th year on Saturday, April 27th we are welcoming over 20 competing chilies to contend for the Title of People’s Choice Best Chili and the Celebrity Judge’s Top Choice! With live art demonstrations, free crafts for the kids, live music and 2 NEW BEER GARDENS – there’s something for every family member at Spring on the SouthSide. Bring your Musikfest Mug for a special Mug Refill, and all new this year – the ULTIMATE CHILI PASSPORT (SOLD OUT) – giving guests the opportunity to try all 20+ chilis! Don’t forget to stop by Cops ‘n’ Kids Celebration of Reading at Northampton Community College and Homebase Skateshop’s HOT PEPPER eating contest – where only the strong survive! Join us on the SouthSide’s Greenway as we say goodbye to Old Man Winter and hello to Spring!

Pick-up passports ahead of time in our office from April 22nd – 26th between the hours of 10am and 6pm. We’re located on the ground floor of the New Street parking garage in South Bethlehem, at 324 S New Street, Bethlehem. This is highly recommended to skip the lines on Saturday!


Pick-Up passports on the day of the event starting at 10am on the Greenway between Adams & New St. Look for our registration booth!

Bring us 2 non-perishable canned goods for New Bethany Food Pantry & the Hispanic Center Food Pantry and we will receive a $2 discount at Passport Pick Up!

Stay up to date on SouthSide Events!
Text SouthSideArts to 228-28 to sign up for a monthly run-down of all events SouthSide
or sign-up here

Participating Restaurants Include:
1. Comfort Suites Bethlehem Near Lehigh University and LVI Airport / 120 W. 3rd St
2. St. Bernard’s Home Of The Good Samaritan / 333 Brodhead Ave.
3. REVEL Social / 217 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA 18015
4. Tally Ho / 205 W. 4th St
5. The Bayou at A List Salon / 128 W. 4th St
6. Roasted / 22 W. 4th St
7. Sotto Santi / 10 W. 4th St
8. Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub / 4 E. 4th St
9. TULUM / 17 W. Morton St
10. Break Away Farms at Rise Above Hair Studio / 333 S. New St
11. Sagra Beans Coffeehouse & Roastery / 306 S. New St
12. Edible Arrangements / 11 E. 3rd St
13. The Flying Egg Bethlehem at Domaci / 21 E. 3rd St
14. The Bookstore Speakeasy / 336 Adams St
15. Puerto Rican Beneficial Society / 205 E. 3rd St
16. Bonn Place Brewing Co. / 310 – 14 Taylor St
17. Southside 313 Bar & Grille / 313 E. 3rd St
18. Molinari’s / 322 E. 3rd St
19. Cafe the Lodge / 427 E. 4th St (back patio off the Greenway)
20. Eva’s Bargain Boutique / 412 E 4th St
21. El Jefe’s Taqueria / 506 E. 3rd St
22. Social Still / 530 E. 3rd St
23. ZIME at Northampton Community College Fowler Center Lobby / 511 E. 3rd St
24. Hero’s Kafe at Color Me Mine / 25 E. 3rd Street
25. Danielle’s Cafeteria / 738 E 4th Street
*Chili participants are subject to change

Festival Schedule:
11am – 3pm – Cops ‘N’ Kids Celebration of Reading
Cops ‘N’ Kids 13th Annual Celebration of Reading and the Arts & Sciences
What: Free entertainment, free books, free food, crafts, science experiments and more!
Where: Northampton Community College Fowler Family SouthSide Center at 511 E. Third Street
For more information visit

11am – 4pm – Chili Cook Off Celebration
Chili Tastings will be stationed throughout the shops and restaurants of 3rd and 4th Streets! Pick up your passport at the registration booth located on the Greenway between Adams & New Streets or buy online today! Passports can be picked up as early as Monday, April 22nd at the SouthSide Arts District Office located at 324 S. New Street.
What: One passport buys you 10 chili tastings and a vote for your favorite. NEW this year – the ULTIMATE CHILI PASSPORT (SOLD OUT) – giving you access to try all the Chili Competitors that day for $25! Enjoy live music provided by Godfrey Daniels and Underground Music Collective, sidewalk sales, retail and craft vendors on the Greenway, and crafts for the kids. Musician line-up includes:

11am – 12:30pm
Domaci, 21 E. 3rd St – Indie Rock Guitarist, Anthony Pasciutti
Molinari’s, 322 E 3rd St – Acoustic Pop Artist, Jay-T

Social Still, 530 E. 3rd St – Folk Rocker of Acoustic Kitty Project, Carter Lansing
Café the Lodge, 427 E 4th St – Folk Rock Musician, Mark Hannig

Roasted & Veg Out, 22 W.4th St – Alternative Band, Plum
Southside 313, 313 E 3rd St – Acoustic Rock Artist, Doug Kaetz
Comfort Suites Hill-to-Hill Grill, 1220 W 3rd St – Folk Rock Musician, Darin Jellison

12pm – 5pm – 2 NEW BEER GARDENS at Molly’s Irish Grille and Bonn Place Brewing
Two new Beer Gardens will be added to the festival this year! Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub will be hosting their Beer Garden outside of their location on 4th & New Streets. And Bonn Place Brewing, along with other brewers & spirits will be hosting their Beer Garden outside of Bonn at Mechanic and Taylor streets! Be sure to bring your Musikfest Mug!

4pm – 5pm – Hot Pepper Eating Contest & Winner Announcements
Only the strong survive at Homebase Skate Shop’s HOT Pepper Eating Contest. Watch local heroes dive into the depths of spicy peppers, and see a new champion be crowned! Then stay for the announcement of our People’s Choice & Judge’s Choice Chili Winners!
Where: The Main Stage on the Greenway between New & Adams Streets

5pm – Closing Special Performance from Jack Murray and Blue Tarp Wranglers
Where: The Main Stage on the Greenway between New & Adams Streets

We’d like to thank our sponsors for making this festival happen. We simply could not put on Spring on the SouthSide without the support of: ArtsQuest & The Comfort Suites Bethlehem (our title sponsors), Bonn Place Brewing, Christian Weber Creatives, Godfrey Daniels, Homebase Skateshop, Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub, The Restaurant Store, UGI Utilities, Underground Music Collective and Wegmans.

For more information please visit or call 610-419-9180 to speak with Missy Hartney the SouthSide Arts District Downtown Manager.

*Passport purchase is required to participate. Must be 21 or older to enter Beer Gardens. Passports are for chili tastings only. Please drink responsibly. No refunds. Event is Rain or Shine.

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Why it’s a good idea to change the locks of your new home

If you find yourself the proud owner of a new home, there are lots of exciting (and perhaps daunting) tasks that you have ahead of you.

While we’re sure you’re excited to start painting and reconfiguring the backyard, there’s a big step that you should consider before almost anything else, and that’s to change and update the locks of your new abode.

Firstly, and probably most obviously, you just don’t know who has a copy of a key from a previous owner. To be absolutely 100% sure that your home is only accessible to those who have your permission, you just have to press the reset button in terms of those locks.

Secondly, you have no idea how the locks were treated. Were they ever serviced or maintained? How long has the back door been sticking when you try to turn the deadbolt? Even minor annoyances can quickly transform into major problems. Do you really want to sour your new home joy with an unexpected lock issue?

Lastly, you have a chance to update and modernize your home security in a way that works best for you. There are a variety of modern locks that just work better. Plus, being able to choose a beautiful new front door lock is a great first step into customizing your home into something that is unique to you!

So if you are ready to start the updating process to your new home’s locks, give us a call!

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5 Ways to Know You’re Dating a Locksmith

If you’ve ever dated or are dating a locksmith, you will know a lot of these things. If you’re thinking about dating a locksmith, be sure to read them!

We may have to leave at a moment’s notice

Depending on the situation, we may have to leave in the middle of the night or in the middle of dinner if someone is in serious need. We know how important their time can be!

We love locks and all things mechanical

We’re not just interested in locksmithing, but possibly all sorts of other mechanical types of activities. A locksmith can be handy around the house!

We’re always learning

Locksmithing may be a very old profession, but there are always new ideas and techniques and technology that we need to stay up on.

We’re on time

You may find that we’re very punctual. It’s the result of answering all of our calls! We take other peoples’ time very seriously.

We’ll never let you down

Of course, that isn’t a blanket promise we can make for every relationship, but once we arrive on the scene or you need us, we’re going to do everything in our power to make sure we solve your problem!

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Door Lock Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore

While we all have quirks to our homes, especially if your home is older, some of those “quirks” are actually potentially serious problems you shouldn’t just overlook.

In terms of security, your doors and their locks should be in working order regardless of age. If there are any issues, however minor they may seem, it’s best to have them assessed by a professional to assure those ‘cute’ little annoyances don’t turn into big (and expensive) repairs. Here are a few of the big issues you should be aware of.

Misaligned Door Latch:

If the strike plate and the door just don’t want to cooperate, just remember they weren’t always that way. At one point they closed perfectly. If you need to push and pull to get your door to close, it means the once aligned parts have now shifted.

Door Distortion:

Over time the weather can make a door change its shape. While it might look minor to you, it can do a real number on the locking mechanism that now how to work extra hard on the misalignment and can cause some rough and unusual wear on the latch.

Key Doesn’t Work Properly:

Whether your key just spins in the lock or you’ve got to use some force to get it to work, a lock and key that don’t just work correctly means there are major issues either with the key, the lock, or both. By continuing to force a lock to finally open, you’re just damaging the interior parts, and the key itself, making it work less and less every time.

Deadbolt Doesn’t Engage Fully:

If your deadbolt just barely locks the door, it’s just not doing its job. There are a number of reasons it could be doing this. Regardless of why, having a half-working deadbolt can seriously compromise the security of your home.

Faulty Mechanisms:

Sometimes, doors and their hardware just get old, stop working properly, and you can’t figure out what is going on. If you’re looking at your door latch and scratching your head in frustration, you’re not alone. There are just so many types of locks and latches out there.

So if you find yourself with a door issue, give us a call and we’ll be glad to get those doors and locks back in working order.

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Three reasons a landlord needs a reliable locksmith

If you’re a landlord, there are a variety of reasons you should have a reliable locksmith. Here are three of the biggest reasons you should have one saved in your phone and ready to call if needed.

The first reason is simple. Your tenant might just lock themselves out of the property. If you or a property manager isn’t around to let them back in, then it’s important that you are able to give them access with a certified professional.

Another important reason you might want a locksmith’s assistance is because once you have a tenant move out, you probably won’t want to use the same lock and key for the next occupants. You just never know if they made a key copy or if that key they “lost” actually did go missing. A locksmith can change the locks and make sure the home is ready for the next people moving in.

The third big reason is if a key is lost, stolen, or if a lock is damaged by a tenant, a locksmith will be there to assess and fix the damage, while giving the people living in your property safe access back into their residence.

Owning property that you don’t occupy can have a number of challenges, but by having a locksmith available, it’s one less thing you’ll have to stress about.

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Thank you for your march 2019 reviews

We read and appreciate every single review we get, even if it’s a negative one showing us where we can improve.

That being said, we wanted to thank everyone who took the time out of their busy weeks to leave us a token of their appreciation. Each and every review motivates us to work harder for our customers and strengthens our dedication to serving the Lehigh Valley area 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Here are some of our favorite reviews below!

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The Five Stages of Getting Locked Out of your Home or Car

When we’re locked out, the entire situation can be a roller coaster of emotions. But did you know that there’s a process that most everyone goes through when you find yourself locked out of your home or car?

Here are the five stages of locked-out grief.

1. Denial

You’ll be sure that you’re just not opening the door correctly. Next you’ll go around your house or vehicle checking the other doors, convinced one of them MUST be unlocked. They’re not.

2. Anger

You will be furious! You’ll blame yourself or blame the person you are with who was running a little late. You’ll rage about the appointment you’re about to miss. This is the last thing you want to deal with.

3. Bargaining

You’ll try to remember who might have an extra key. You’ll panic and call around while you dig around your bags hoping that the keys might be in a spare pocket, kicking yourself that you should’ve hidden a spare key. (This is the phase when most call a locksmith!)

4. Depression

You’ll be bummed out that your keys might be lost, sad you won’t make it to your hair appointment, or worried about how long the locksmith is going to be. You’re also going to worry if you’ll be able to gain access again without too much of a haste. (Try not to be too worried, you will!!)

5. Acceptance

This can also be considered the deep breath. Whether your keys were found, new ones had to be made, appointments had to be rescheduled, or whatever your day included, you’re no longer locked out and now have a new experience for what to do (and not do) to prevent an occurrence like it from happening again.

If you find yourself in a locked-out situation from your vehicle, home, or place of business, give us a call!

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14 unique places to hide a spare key

Keeping a spare house key hidden can be a big relief during an unexpected lockout from your home. Here are 14 unique places you might want to consider when stashing that extra one.

Under some siding
With a trusted neighbor
In your trusted next door neighbor’s yard
In you trusted neighbor’s yard down the street
Rain gutter
Fake drain cap
Behind your license plate
Fake sprinkler
Old hornets nest
Folded outdoor umbrella
Behind door knocker
Inside zippered outdoor cushion
Behind loose brick

All of these suggestions are a case by case basis, and should be done with caution, but with a little bit of prep and mindfulness, you should be able to find a safe and unique spot to keep that spare key!

And if it’s too late, and you’re already locked out… give us a call!

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