Frederick Jerant, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

Eureka! The Baker Institute

Eureka! The Baker Institute

An old adage maintains that “If you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door.” That may be true, but the path to innovation can be daunting. Fortunately, the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation at Lehigh University provides students with many ways to encourage forward-thinking and problem solving. The center was endowed ... »

J & J Luxury  Transportation

J & J Luxury Transportation

It’s hard to estimate just how many miles the skilled drivers of J&J Luxury Transportation have racked up since the company was incorporated 41 years ago, but consider this: Earth’s circumference is just about 25,000 miles. A single vehicle, driving under 600 miles each year, could match that in the same number of years. Now consider that J&J operates scores of dif... »

CureSearch

CureSearch

Battling Childhood Cancer Natalee Hercik’s world was rocked in 2008. That’s when her three-year-old daughter Lilly was diagnosed with leukemia. But just over two years later, Lilly joined the “cancer survivors” club when she took her last chemotherapy pill during a family trip to Disney World (arranged by Dream Come True). “It was a tough two years,” Natalee recalls. “And ... »

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... »

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