Jennifer Hay, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

Making Dreams Come True, One Call at a Time

Making Dreams Come True, One Call at a Time

RCN’s annual telethon helps make childhood magic happen for those who deserve it most. In 1984, Lehigh Valley businessman Kostas Kalogeropoulos overheard a conversation at a restaurant about a child with cancer who wanted to go to Disney World. He vowed to find out who the child was and help the child get there.  “The only thing he wanted was for the family to tell him how... »

Painting the Town Red…and Blue and Orange!

Painting the Town Red…and Blue and Orange!

People have been painting on walls since the days of the cavemen, but only in the past few years have murals been making a prominent appearance in Easton. And the latest artist to grace an Easton wall with her art is the youngest one yet. Madison Scott first became aware of the Easton Murals Project last year, when her visiting uncle saw its trademark “There should be a mu... »

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

“Great actors, great artists, great plays.” That’s what Patrick Mulcahy, producing artistic director, says will be the highlight of the 27th season of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, which runs from June 1 to August 15 at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University’s Center Valley campus.  “Great actors, great artists, great plays.” That’s what P... »

Parkland Nurseries

Parkland Nurseries

Since its founding in 1953, Parkland Nurseries has naturally grown and evolved—much like the sustainable landscapes its employees design and build. Agronomist William Ziogas and his wife Birute, who moved from Lithuania to the Lehigh Valley shortly after World War II, started the nursery in Allentown. Six years later, in 1959, they moved to its current six-acre site in Ore... »

Schuler Service

Schuler Service

It all began in 1923 when George Schuler opened a small retail parts store on North Eighth Street in Allentown and outfitted a push-cart with tools and equipment so he could service his customers’ plumbing needs. Ninety-five years later, Schuler Service, Inc. still offers plumbing fixtures—along with numerous other products to meet customers’ remodeling needs—but from a ne... »

10 Things to Do This Holiday Season

10 Things to Do This Holiday Season

From festive lights and Christmas putzes to seasonal performances and unique shopping experiences, the Lehigh Valley offers plenty of ways for adults and children of all ages to get into the holiday spirit. Allentown Holiday Train Display. The America on Wheels Museum, 5 N. Front St., Allentown, has stationed model trains around its galleries for the holiday season and wil... »

ProJeCt of Easton

ProJeCt of Easton

“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”       For nearly 50 years, ProJeCt of Easton has been fighting poverty by helping people learn to help themselves, vibrantly bringing the old proverb to life. “The goal has always been to provide a real coordinated effort to solving poverty,” says Alison O’Connell, ProJeC... »

Fred Saracino

Fred Saracino

After 44 years as a State Farm agent in Emmaus, Fred Saracino’s clients often tell him to take time off and enjoy himself—and he does. But he’s in no hurry to retire. While Fred loves to have fun, he loves his work as well. “I don’t want to retire,” Fred says. “My clients are my friends and no longer just my clients. It’s a pleasure for me to worth with them. They come in ... »

Connexions Gallery

Connexions Gallery

When Robin Porter started Connexions Gallery in 1990, he couldn’t have known how perfectly it would grow into its name. From its very beginning, the Northampton Street gallery has connected lovers of contemporary arts and crafts with a varied group of local and regional artists. But over the years, it’s played a continuing and key role in Easton’s artistic and retail renai... »

Girl Develop It

Girl Develop It

In 2016, women made up only 26 percent of the nation’s computing workforce, and it’s not because they aren’t working: women also held a whopping 57 percent of professional jobs last year, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology. Similarly, while women received 57 percent of the nation’s bachelor’s degrees in 2015, only 18 percent of computer a... »

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