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Lehigh Valley Weekend Getaways

Lehigh Valley Weekend Getaways

Here in the Lehigh Valley, you may not be able to feel the cool ocean sand beneath your feet, smell the briny air, or take in a sweeping vista from an alpine summit. But for those seeking a weekend retreat from the routine and a pampering place to relax and rejuvenate, there are plenty of unique inns from which to choose without even leaving the area. These easily reached ... »

Peaceable Kingdom

Peaceable Kingdom

It’s after hours at the Peaceable Kingdom Animal Shelter and Clinic as Kathy Tomecek quietly approaches and opens the door to the cat room. “I’m waking you all up. I’m sorry,” she announces as the light reveals a room full of yawning, stretching calicos, tabbies, and other felines of every shape and size, each holding court and regally staring down from their perches or cu... »

Lehigh Valley Beer Week

Lehigh Valley Beer Week

The Lehigh Valley has thirsted for locally produced beer since the 18th century when the Moravians built breweries in Bethlehem and near Nazareth. According to the handwritten papers of Moravian historian Robert Rau (1844-1906) in the Moravian Archives, one of the Lehigh Valley’s first breweries was built in Bethlehem along the banks of the Lehigh River behind the Brethren... »

Hungry

Hope for the Hungry

It’s one thing when you’re stuck with leftovers, wondering what to do with the surplus food. But when you’re faced with commercial freezers full of meat and you plan to open a fresh, responsibly sourced seafood restaurant, there’s more to consider than making soup or throwing together some hash. Michael and Rebecca Pichetto confronted that dilemma three years ago as they w... »

Yuengling

Yuengling America’s Oldest Brewery

Richard “Dick” Yuengling Jr. can rattle off the names of defunct local breweries and beers that helped quench the Industrial Age thirst — Old Dutch Beer in Catasauqua, Horlacher and Neuweiler’s in Allentown and Seitz and Kuebler in Easton. “We got lucky,” said Yuengling, fifth-generation owner of the Pottsville-based D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc. “By the late 1960s, so ma... »

A Food Bank For Fido

A Food Bank For Fido

For years, Trinity Episcopal Church in Bethlehem has opened its doors for a soup kitchen, serving 150 people in need of a nutritious meal at lunchtime on weekdays. Back in 2005, Vanessa Segaline, then 14 and a parishioner who was volunteering with the soup kitchen, began noticing people taking food with them. Her inquisitiveness led to some surprising answers and inspired ... »

Turkey Talk with David Jaindl

Turkey Talk with David Jaindl

David Jaindl remembers working on the family farm, heading out to work on weekends with his dad at the tender age of eight to tend to a brand of turkey that for decades has become as familiar as cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving dinner tables. “I have such lasting memories when I look back on those days, everything from tending to the turkeys, shoveling manur... »

Counters for a Cause

Counters for a Cause

At national battlefields and military shrines on American shores and abroad, the stories of valor and sacrifice of the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces have often been told in granite markers, some grand, some understated. It makes the annual, national yard sale of granite remnants, sponsored by a network of North American stone fabricators a fitting gesture to help ... »

Text Neck – Is You Cell Phone Ruining Your Posture?

Text Neck – Is You Cell Phone Ruining Your Posture?

Add “text neck” to the list of digital-age maladies, a condition caused by the unnatural position of the head as we look down repeatedly at cell phones, tablets and laptops. In a chat, Harry Jenkins, outpatient orthopedic physical therapist at Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Cetronia Road clinic, discussed conditions caused by poor posture, their effect on overall health an... »

Healthy Aging

September is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month, a time to consider the positive side of growing older and celebrate the steps older adults, often in collaboration with health care professionals, take to stay healthy, happy, and independent. In a wide-ranging conversation with Jason Meixsell, Area Rehabilitation Manager, HCR-ManorCare, he discussed why people are living longer, emerging ... »

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