Connor Lagore,

Connor Lagore

Easton, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Connor:

Musikfest 2022 has been ‘surreal’ for father-daughter duo on Bart Cooper’s poster, mug design

Devon and Amelia Francis, dedicated fest-goers, have joined Musikfest history by being featured on the 2022 design by artist and former Lehigh Valley resident Bart Cooper. → Read More

Fest Feast Madness: Aw Shucks completes dominant run as Musikfest’s favorite food

The first-ever Fest Feast Madness tournament, amid all its chaos, had one overarching theme consistent through each round: the arc of the universe bends towards corn. → Read More

‘Artie’ turns 10: ‘Hoo’ is Musikfest’s beloved owl?

The owl that's become a mainstay of Musikfest posters turns 10 this year after his introduction on the 2012 poster. But in those 10 years, how much have we really learned about the unofficial festival mascot? → Read More

Fest Feast Madness: 2 Musikfest favorites advance to set up food tournament championship

The title will fall to one Musikfest veteran vendor — either Aw Shucks, which has faced no real challenge during its run, or Hogar Crea, which beat out a 6-seed Cinderella story by two votes. → Read More

Fest Feast Madness: 2 Musikfest Cinderella stories join Aw Shucks, Hogar Crea in Final 4

Two sweet treats — 6-seeds Belgian waffle with ice cream from Philly Waffle Cabin and the French toast bites from none other than French Toast Bites advance to semifinals. → Read More

Think you know Musikfest? Test your festival knowledge with our history-spanning quiz.

This 15-question quiz covers nearly 40 years of Musikfest history, from headliners and food to owls and Chicken Ladies. → Read More

Fest Feast Madness: Aw Shucks leads Elite 8 of Musikfest foods. Plucky underdogs also advance.

The tournament enters the Elite 8 with three top-seeds still hanging on while a region of chaos emerges in Americaplatz. → Read More

Fest Feast Madness: Musikfest food tourney enters Round 2 with upsets, but favorites intact

All four 1-seeds progressed to the second round, through half of the 2-seeds were toppled by underdogs. → Read More

Fest Feast Madness: Cast your vote to determine Musikfest 2022′s most popular food dish

Introducing Fest Feast Madness, a bracket of 32 Musikfest foods, from which a winner will be determined by readers over on's Instagram page. → Read More

Dancing, food kick off Lebanese Heritage Days 2022 festival in Easton (PHOTOS)

Festivities continue 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church. → Read More

Musikfest mugs: You love ’em, we ranked ’em, from ’84 to ’22

Every Musikfest mug ranked, from not-the-best to the best. → Read More

Pa. COVID update: Hospital and death averages stable, but high case rate a cause for concern

The state's case rate has been trending up in the last month, and while hospitals and deaths are at manageable levels, they may not be for long if the case rate continues to increase into the fall. → Read More

New affordable housing complex The Mill at Easton celebrates opening of 55 units (PHOTOS)

The project was eight years in the making, finally opening its doors on Easton's South Side at 620 Coal St., site of the former Stewart Silk Mill. → Read More

Puerto Rican Day Parade fills downtownAllentown with plenty of cultural pride

The festival was bookended by a flag-raising and an afternoon festival. → Read More

Kia SUV crashes into living room of Forks Township house, police report no injuries

The house's residents were out of state at the time a 17-year-old crashed into the Sullivan Trail house. → Read More

Lebanese Heritage Days set for first August weekend at Easton’s Our Lady of Lebanon

This year's festival is the 46th held by Our Lady of Lebanon's Lebanese-American community. → Read More

Weyerbacher’s taproom indefinitely closed amid 2nd bankruptcy filing in 3 years

The Tap Room at Weyerbacher Brewing announced the closure in a lengthy Facebook post on Wednesday. → Read More

Northampton County Prison sees slight jump in COVID cases among inmates

The facility has seen just over 15 cases over the course of June and July, more than in February through May combined. → Read More

2 Lehigh Valley hospitals rank in state’s top 10 in annual U.S. News report

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest and St. Luke's Hospital in Fountain Hill came in at seventh and eighth respectively in Pennsylvania's top-10 list. → Read More

Lehigh Valley Brewers Guild releases charity-focused beer to honor Uvalde victims

All proceeds made from the limited-run beer will benefit Victims First. → Read More