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The Beginner’s Guide to Drinking Scotch

The Beginner’s Guide to Drinking Scotch

Scotch is a type of whisky produced in Scotland, typically from malt grains. (Bourbon, another type of whiskey, is mainly made from corn mash and produced in the United States.) The term “whisky” itself is an English version of the Scottish Gaelic “uisge beatha”—literally “water of life.”  While there are many types of whiskys, Scotch and bourbon are the most popular. To b... »

Foster Jewelers

Foster Jewelers

Foster Jewelers, a full-service jewelry store established in Northampton in 1947, prides itself on personal customer care. Thus, the business is the perfect choice for guys who may not know much about jewelry and are looking to purchase something special for their significant other. “If you have no clue, we’ll take good care of you,” says Lucy Schneck, who owns and o... »

Mexico Lindo

Mexico Lindo

Married couple Jose Avila and Delia Perez hail from different parts of Mexico – Avila is from, Toluca, the capital of the country’s central state of Mexico, and Perez is from Oaxaca. In 2009, the couple – who migrated to the U.S. in the early 1990s –took over ownership of the restaurant Mexico Lindo at 720 Main Street in Bethlehem, which had been in business as mostly a ta... »

Golf with a Shotgun

Golf with a Shotgun

Introduction To Sporting Clays The concept of sporting clays originated in England and is sometimes described as “golf with a shotgun.” While one need not be a hunter to participate, targets at various stations along the course simulate the flight of fowl – such as ducks – or ground game – such as rabbits. This region is host to one of the largest sporting clay venues in t... »

Bridgeton House on the Delaware

Bridgeton House on the Delaware

Photos courtesy of Bridgeton House & Jumping Rocks Photography LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Bridgeton House on the Delaware, a country inn originally built as a private residence in 1936 and having realized many incarnations before serving in its current capacity as an award-winning getaway, is the only true riverside bed-and-breakfast acommodation serving visitors to... »

Vera Cruz Chief Closes in on 50 Years of Service

Vera Cruz Chief Closes in on 50 Years of Service

Founded in 1942, Vera Cruz Fire Co. at 4093 Main Road West in Emmaus is one of 42 fire departments servicing the greater Lehigh Valley. The company’s oldest active member recently celebrated his 90th birthday. Like most fire companies serving the area, Vera Cruz depends on volunteers. “We’re the only station in Lehigh County that has two tankers,” said longtime fire chief ... »

Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery

Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery

A Family Tradition What started out as a hobby is now the second largest winery by volume in Pennsylvania. Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery, with four retail locations in and around the Lehigh Valley, began as a hobby when founders John and Pat Skrip planted grapes at their home in Breinigsville in the 1970s. That hobby developed into a passion, and they began producing ... »

Kreeky Tree Farms

Kreeky Tree Farms

A Shangri La In Slatington Kreeky tree farm follows the dream of business and life partners Allan Schanbacher and Chris Gangi. Incredibly diverse and productive, especially for its 7-acre footprint, this agricultural oasis is tucked into the woods at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Slatington. Schanbacher is a classically trained chef who has worked at some of the ... »

Getting it Right: Chestnut Hill Landscape Contractors

Getting it Right: Chestnut Hill Landscape Contractors

“If it’s outside, we build it.” That’s the tagline for Chestnut Hill Landscape Contractors, whose owner, John Talago, has been designing outdoor living spaces for customers in the Lehigh Valley for 30 years. “I’ve been around it my entire life,” said Talago, the youngest of seven children who grew up around the nursery business his father founded in Center Valley in 1959. ... »

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley

It’s called the “summer slide,” and it’s not as much fun as it sounds. The expression is a euphemism for when kids start forgetting what they learned the previous school year once a long break ensues. According to the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, children from low-income families are most susceptible. “It happens every summer with potent... »

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