Congratulations to the Coloring Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the Coloring Contest Winners!

With more than 400 unique entries, selecting the winners of the 2017 Lehigh Valley Marketplace coloring contest wasn’t easy. We split the entries into five age groups (ages 1-6, 7-11, 12-21, 22-49, and 50+) and evaluated them for creativity, or...

Live Your Best Year Yet in 2018

Live Your Best Year Yet in 2018

Use positive thinking to live the life of your dreams. Seriously. What if everything you knew about attraction was wrong? No, I’m not talking about the attraction between magnets—nor the attraction between soulmates. Opposite magnets do attract, of c...

Molinari’s

Molinari’s

There is a small island in the Philippines called Boracay that I have been fortunate enough to visit. The sand is pure, white, seemingly untouched; the water is so vibrantly turquoise that it looks as though it has been dyed with food coloring. It is...

Hot Glass Is Cool

Hot Glass Is Cool

Playing with glass—hot as lava and pliable as taffy—to create Christmas ornaments is the coolest experience at the beloved holiday market Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem. With a limited amount of chances to secure a 20-minute time slot, it’s also one o...

10 Things to Do This Holiday Season

10 Things to Do This Holiday Season

From festive lights and Christmas putzes to seasonal performances and unique shopping experiences, the Lehigh Valley offers plenty of ways for adults and children of all ages to get into the holiday spirit. Allentown Holiday Train Display. The Americ...

Gift Guide

Gift Guide

BoutiqueToGo 522 N 19th St, Allentown 610.437.1663 boutiquetogo.com Inzi Bag – $115 Judy Ditch Pens – $45 each Rebecca Minkoff Small Love Crossbody – $245 Dunkelberger’s Sports Outfitter 585 Main St, Stroudsburg 570.421.7950 dunkelb...

Habitat for Humanity  of the Lehigh Valley

Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley

Home ownership has long been a big part of the  American Dream. And plenty of effort goes into it: working, saving, and searching—not to mention maintenance. But, as John Lennon put it, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plan...

Egypt Star Bakery

Egypt Star Bakery

It’s a bright fall morning and customers steadily come and go at Egypt Star Bakery. “It’s the best bakery around. Period,” says Frank Scharkozy of Bethlehem, who grew up a block and a half away from the bakery. “The chocolate eclairs are simply the b...

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