Bryan Hay, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

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Northampton Jewelry and Northampton Coin Exchange

For 40 years, it’s been more than precious metals and stones at Northampton Jewelry and Northampton Coin Exchange. “We get to be part of super personal moments,” says owner Sarah Schaffer. “We get to be part of someone’s life.” As always, it all started with an interesting personal story, passion, and drive. Schaffer’s dad, Dave Howell, was working as a biology teacher at ... »

Milford Square

Milford Square

For years, Milford Square has always been a quiet, rural community between Quakertown and Pennsburg. But now, with Route 663 and a popular entrance to the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension, major changes have begun. One of seven historic villages in Milford Township, located in far northwestern Bucks County, Milford Square is situated in the middle of the townshi... »

Boulton

Boulton

Boulton may not be the most recognizable place name in the Lehigh Valley, but the Henry family who settled there holds a distinctive place in the history of American gun making, outfitting American soldiers who fended off the British for the second time, the fur trade, and Union troops in the Civil War. No one lives there anymore, but Boulton is still a large piece of land... »

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Leaf Peeping Day Trips

A mountain excursion to see fall foliage is always a classic day trip, but the Lehigh Valley offers an abundance of options for leaf peepers right in our backyards. This year’s foliage looks promising because of the adequate moisture the area has received and should be very similar to last year’s dazzling display, according to Rick Hartlieb, assistant district forester wit... »

Crayola Wooden Toys

Crayola Wooden Toys

Just in time for the new school year, Crayola has launched a new line of educational toys designed to delight children ages 3-5 and rekindle memories for parents and grandparents with classic play patterns from their own childhood. Crayola Wooden Toys offer a series of handcrafted, colorful puzzles, blocks stampers, and dry-erase activity sets designed to stimulate creativ... »

Leibensperger Bus Transportation

Leibensperger Bus Transportation

For 50 years, a yellow Leibensperger bus was a familiar sight for generations of school children and their families in the Allentown, East Penn, Northampton, Salisbury, and Southern Lehigh school districts. The former Leibensperger School Transportation Inc. of Lower Macungie Township started with a single car back when students still attended class in small rural schoolho... »

Das Awkscht Fescht

Das Awkscht Fescht

For more than 55 years, classic car enthusiasts have descended on Macungie Memorial Park to touch the history created by the combustible engine and marvel at how automobiles have evolved in design and technology. Founded in 1964 by car enthusiast brothers George and Bob Wendling, who operated an auto repair shop near Macungie Memorial Park, and a committee of volunteers, D... »

The Waterfront

The Waterfront

When Zac Jaindl looks out onto the Lehigh River from either side of Allentown’s Tilghman Street bridge, the river looks more like a lake than a river. Dammed on both sides to control flooding, the Lehigh River at that location “is perfect for boating — it’s fully navigable, which means you’ll see kayaks, jet skis, and motorboats from spring to fall,” says Jaindl, chief ope... »

Egypt

Egypt

In the early 18th century, settlers left Berks County and western Lehigh County and headed east in search of better soil to grow crops and livestock. They came to what is now the northwestern corner of Whitehall Township because of its rich soil and named the place Egypta, later Egypt, because it reminded them of the fertile Nile delta, “the granary of the world.” At first... »

Eagle Point Farm

Eagle Point Farm

There’s an often-used expression about how a marriage is like tending a garden. Keep it well-nourished with love, patience and warmth and it will produce a bountiful yield. For more than 30 years, Gayle and Steve Ganser have lived and embraced that metaphor by fulfilling a shared dream of owning and operating a farm. Friends since sixth grade and junior prom dates at Centr... »

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