Roasted  Duck  Lasagna from Local Mama Catering

Roasted Duck Lasagna from Local Mama Catering

In the midst of a busy and heavily-booked summer, a long-standing client of Local Mama Catering approached chef/owner Beth Anna Raynock about catering a birthday dinner for her husband – and 40 guests. Although the Bethlehem-based company was engaged...

Advances in Treating Chronic Heartburn

Advances in Treating Chronic Heartburn

Millions of Americans avoid tomato sauce and spicy foods due to the pain that comes shortly after eating, thinking it’s their “new normal.” It doesn’t have to be this way. The symptoms of chronic heartburn, also called gastroesophageal reflux disease...

Aladdin Restaurant

Aladdin Restaurant

In the forty years since Aladdin first opened on 2nd Street in Allentown, many of the dishes owner and head chef Violette Younes still crafts have been absorbed into popular American culture, from Hummus and Babaganoush to Spinach Pie and hand-rolled...

West End Theatre District

West End Theatre District

For almost 13 years, Elena Pascal has had a front row seat in Allentown’s West End Theatre District of Allentown. “I always felt an affinity for this part of Allentown, a nice little area where small businesses have blossomed,” says Pascal, whose Bou...

The Ripple Effect: Girls on the Run

The Ripple Effect: Girls on the Run

This story begins with a 9-year-old girl and her teacher. At the age of 9, she was beautiful and bubbly, intelligent, and funny.  Always tall for her age, she possessed a body built for strength. Nine was a year of growth and a year of self-doubt for...

Turfpro landscaping

Turfpro

In 1988 Michael Rhoads was 22 years old, recently married, and working a full-time job as a machinist and two part-time jobs to make ends meet. With little money to spare, this didn’t seem like a good time to start a business. But that’s just what Rh...

Matt-Hat Jerky: Hats Off To A Teen Entrepreneur

Matt-Hat Jerky: Hats Off To A Teen Entrepreneur

A renaissance in the competitive – and fast growing – world of artisanal, small batch jerky fuels a startling array of flavors at Matt-Hat Jerky in Bethlehem. Launched four years ago by Matthew Kuplack at 11 years of age (his smiling face and eponymo...

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