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Summer Staycations

Summer Staycations

VA-cations can be a hassle: packing, planning, countless miles on the road, uncertain accommodations… But close-to-home STAY-cations commit none of those sins. Consider visiting some of the many attractions right under our noses. America on Wheels America on Wheels celebrates every imaginable type of land transportation – from scooters to trucks, and more. The main entranc... »

And the Winner is…

And the Winner is…

The Lehigh Valley has long had a burgeoning music scene – from Lillian Briggs to Dooley Invention to Magnum to Taylor Swift – but, until 1999, there were only the usual ways of recognizing the players’ and singers’ accomplishments. Regular paying gigs are rewarding, and you can’t beat a devoted fan base… but there’s nothing quite like being called on-stage to receive a tan... »

Celebrating Memorial Day: A Vietnam Veteran’s Story

Celebrating Memorial Day: A Vietnam Veteran’s Story

Allentonian David Binder was just 19 years old when he joined the U. S. Navy in 1963. Now 70, he and Lois (his wife of nearly 44 years), are the parents of three, and the grandparents of seven. He retired from PPL Electric Utilities in 2013. Dave’s a veteran of two tours in Vietnam, and agreed to give us a glimpse of his military life. Lehigh Valley Marketplace: How did yo... »

Beyond Limits

Beyond Limits

Good Shepherd’s Assistive Technology Program The term “assistive technologies” covers a lot of ground. It includes anything that helps people with disabilities become more independent and productive – from a simple pair of reading glasses, to eye-controlled computers. And at the Harry C. Trexler Center for Assistive Technology at Good Shepherd, you’ll find an array of such... »

Weatherman in Winter: Q&A with Ed Hanna

Weatherman in Winter: Q&A with Ed Hanna

Mark Twain supposedly said, “A great, great deal has been said about the weather, but very little has ever been done.” But today’s meteorologists make a strong effort to help us cope with the vagaries of sun, clouds, wind and rain. And during the winter months, we turn to them to stay abreast of travel conditions, temperatures, and how much we might (or might not) have to ... »

Merry Mocktails : Alcohol-free party drinks

Merry Mocktails : Alcohol-free party drinks

By Frederick Jerant ‘Tis the season for holiday entertaining! And as we go dashing through the snow from one party to another – some lavish, some more intimate – it’s practically a given that plenty of food and drink will be involved. And while any fan of “Mad Men” knows that alcohol was once a dominant thread in our social fabric (my ancient copy of “Esquire’s Handbook fo... »

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