THE OLDE BLUEBIRD INN
Did you know...that on a busy day, cooks flip 300 flapjacks at the Olde Blue Bird Inn, one of the area’s most popular breakfast nooks? Patrons sip 600 cups of coffee? And diners finish off some 500 sausage links at what has been Easton’s town fixture since 1919?
What a feat given the limited space capacity of the two quaint dining rooms!
Reservations unneccessary?? Film crews shot the 2007 film, “Reservation Road,” starring Joaquim Phoenix, on location at The Olde Blue Bird Inn. You can rent the DVD version from the Easton Public Library.
There’s plenty of other trivia to discuss further on premises where the owners may have changed over the years, but the mouth-watering muffin recipes and other treats have stayed the same!
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
THE EASTON LEARNING FOUNDATION (ELF)
Did you know...that the Easton Learning Foundation, better known to Eastonites as "ELF", has raised OVER A MILLION DOLLARS in the last 16 years???!!! Almost as impressive, the original "Elf" was 6'7" Andrew Barer...who found it quite difficult to find green tights in his size :)
ELF was founded in 2004 by Ann Leibell and Karen O'Brien as a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching Easton's commitment to quality education. Karen is still hard at work on the board 16 years later!
Whether outfitting classrooms with SmartBoards, funding "Project Lead the Way", donating 3D printers and DNA extraction labs, or sponsoring a yoga program for kindergarten...ELF has used the money raised to enrich classroom instruction, and support innovation for teachers and students alike.
To learn more about this fantastic Easton gem, visit their site at: eastonlearningfoundation.org