Frederick Jerant, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

Cantelmi’s Hardware

Cantelmi’s Hardware

The year was 1922. World War I had ended just four years earlier, Prohibition ruled the day, and Italian immigrant Placido “Patsy” Cantelmi decided to go into business for himself. Already employed at a local hardware store, Patsy’s business began as a glass and paint store on the 500 block of E. Fourth St. in Bethlehem. “We mark October 1, 1922 as the official founding da... »

First Tee of the Lehigh Valley

First Tee of the Lehigh Valley

Golf can be many things. For some, it’s a passion; for others, it’s a livelihood, a road to doing business, a hobby. (And Mark Twain supposedly called it “a good walk, spoiled.”) But for The First Tee of the Lehigh Valley and Berks County (FTLV), golf is the perfect vehicle for imparting valuable lessons to young players, preparing them for the all-important game of life. ... »

Beautify Your Backyard

Beautify Your Backyard

WITH CHESTNUT HILL LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS Drive through any residential neighborhood and you’ll likely see plenty of well-kept home fronts. Real estate agents know that “curb appeal” can be a key factor in selling a home. But what about the backyard? Many times, that plot of ground is just sort of there. And that’s a shame. The backyard represents part of an investment you’... »

Twenty Years of Shade

Twenty Years of Shade

from Designer Awnings Designer Awnings has seen numerous changes since the business opened 20 years ago as Designer Patio Rooms. “As our business developed, we expanded our services and changed the name to Designer Home Improvements,” said Dario Tiberii, owner. But a business card left behind by a sales rep for Sunesta retractable awnings was the trigger for pushing the co... »

Allentown Animal Clinic

Allentown Animal Clinic

Many people refer to their pets as “fur babies” with good reason: just as with human children, pet owners are responsible for everything their pets need, including medical care when necessary. The staff at Allentown Animal Clinic (AAC) has been a healing force for ailing pets since the 1980s. Dr. Debra Schoenberger opened the practice in the basement of a dental office in ... »

A Perfect Anomaly

A Perfect Anomaly

Brookside Country Club’s Halfway House The English language often applies the same name to several unrelated things. For example, your dog will “bark”; a tree is covered with “bark”; and, if you’re not careful, you may “bark” your shin on a low table. And when you hear the term “halfway house,” you might immediately think of a facility that helps people with physical, ment... »

Kitchen Dimensions

Kitchen Dimensions

A Pennsylvania Dutch proverb claims “No matter where I serve my guests/It seems they like my kitchen best.” And there’s a lot of truth in that statement, especially today. In many homes, well-appointed kitchens aren’t just food-prep areas—they do double-duty as bustling entertainment spaces. And if you’ve decided to give your kitchen a general facelift—or perhaps a complet... »

Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins: they’re unsightly, sure—but do they constitute a serious condition? Where do they come from? Can you get rid of them? Dr. Hei Jin Chung, MD, FACS, RVT, is a vascular surgeon and vein specialist in Phillipsburg, New Jersey who answered these questions—and many others—about this common condition. Lehigh Valley Marketplace: Dr. Chung, we’ve all heard of “varic... »

Lehigh Valley Music  Awards

Lehigh Valley Music Awards

photos by Lisa Boehm Photography The Lehigh Valley Music Awards, the annual showcase for our region’s outstanding music-related talent, turns 21 this year—and it’s traveled a long path since the founding of the Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association in 1999. Early versions of the program were held in little clubs throughout the Valley; as few as 100 people watched the pre... »

Girl on the Hill Framing

Girl on the Hill Framing

Despite our sophistication, we continue a practice of our cave-dwelling ancestors: placing mementos on walls. Crude paintings of wild beasts have yielded to diplomas, medals, and photographs, but the intent is the same. Girl on the Hill Framing in Bethlehem specializes in crafting artful displays for them. Owner Dawn Moser traces her artistic roots to her childhood years. ... »

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