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Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt

When history and alcohol collide, really interesting things happen,” says Mark Will-Weber.  “Alcohol is part of the whole fabric of the colonial and American story.” The Bethlehem author learned just how deeply the two are entwined when researching his books “Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt,” which examines the drinking habits of America’s presidents, and “Muskets and App... »

The Importance of Science in the Classroom

The Importance of Science in the Classroom

The world always has been and always will be full of discoveries to make and problems to be solved. Learning about those discoveries remains an important part of science in the classroom, but these days, the focus is increasingly about teaching students how to make those discoveries and approach and solve those problems. “As the demand in the working world has become more ... »

The Handman

The Handman

For Bruce Gaston, music is a labor of love. Manual labor. Gaston, also known as Mr. Handman, is among the best known of a handful of manualists—musicians who make music by squeezing air through their hands—having been featured on CNN, NPR, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “America’s Got Talent,” Germany’s “Das Supertalent,” and numerous radio shows. The son of a music tea... »

Kim Hogan

Kim Hogan

MOSAIC STAINED GLASS ARTIST It’s a Monday afternoon at the Banana Factory, and Kim Hogan’s students are gathering up their projects at the end of their stained glass mosaic class. Hogan compliments a girl who comes up to show her the progress she’s made and reminds another to be careful as she hurries out the door. “I love teaching, both adults and kids,” says Hogan, who t... »

Billboard

Billboard

Like many Lehigh Valley residents, Zeke Zelker remembers the three men camped on a Whitehall Township billboard in the early 1980s for a radio contest. “I remember going by there with my mom and wondering what they were doing and wondering what was going on at the radio station,” he says. “I have always thought that what goes on behind the scenes of something is a lot more... »

Young  People’s  Philharmonic

Young People’s Philharmonic

“You are Colombian dancers,” Dominic Fiore tells the young string players. He counts out loud then points animatedly from one section to another as he sings its line, smiling and laughing. A few rooms away, high-school-age musicians have settled back into rehearsal after the stress of seating auditions. “Play the accents,” Kenneth Bean tells them simply as he conduct... »

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... »

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