Kathryn M. D’Imperio, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

Light It Up

Light It Up – Your Home’s Landscape After Dark

Think about the lighting in your home. You likely have functional lighting as well as accent lighting. You may have the ability to create effects, such as up-lighting key focal points of a room, drawing the eyes upward with track lighting inside architectural areas, or surely you have the ability to brighten and dim certain lights on command. You can switch a table lamp of... »

Dan Getz

Dan Getz

When he first learned of the Banana Factory Arts and Education Center and its glass studio, it was only a matter of time before Dan Getz found his way to the Lehigh Valley to live and work here. A Maryland native, Getz first set foot in the Valley when he was hired to assist with creation and installation of The Four Elements sculpture at the Musikfest Café. Now he is the ... »

Buzas' Greenhouse and Farm

Buzas’ Greenhouse and Farm

The Lehigh Valley is home to a diverse community with many hardworking business owners in all lines of work. Like the interwoven fibers in a colorful quilt, the people and businesses of a region grow to become a part of its composition. This meaningful symphony of people and places reminds us to keep a local focus whenever possible. In particular, the Valley offers rich fa... »

March Madness

The Mania of March Madness

The March Madness phenomenon continues to captivate the nation. Young and old, guys and girls – everyone everywhere seems to get into the spirit of college basketball at its finest. So just how did this marvel come to enjoy its everlasting popularity, and how can you and your crew get into the fun of it all? A Look at the History of March Madness The first-ever NCAA men’s ... »

Chestnut Hill Landscape Feature

Great Landscape Architecture: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Close your eyes and imagine your family’s ideal outdoor living space. Does it have a pool or spa? A fire pit, a grill, or a complete outdoor kitchen? Flowers as far as the eye can see, vegetable gardens, an independent waterfall, a sparkling koi pond? Chances are you’ve envisioned something very beautiful and quite personal to your family and each member’s unique desires a... »

Leap Year Puts February 29 Back On The Calendar

Leap Year Puts February 29 Back On The Calendar

Every four years, February 29 makes its return to help us harmonize our calendar with the solar calendar. This added day allows our calendar to synchronize with the Earth’s revolution around the sun, a process that takes around 365¼ days, or more specifically, 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds. Without leap year, our Gregorian calendar would be off by around si... »

Christmas Day Alternatives

Christmas Day Alternatives

How to Spend December 25 If You Aren’t Opening Presents & Drinking Eggnog No matter what your reason – religious, occupational, personal, or just plain taking a break this year – not celebrating on Christmas Day doesn’t have to be a bummer. You can create your own traditions, make it a day of great productivity, or on the opposite end of the spectrum, save the da... »

Not So Black Friday – Ways to Shop Without Fighting the Crowds

Not So Black Friday – Ways to Shop Without Fighting the Crowds

Does anyone really want to get up at 3 a.m. anymore to go sit outside a major retailer for hours in the cold, hoping to score a great deal on some electronics? Lately it seems that a lot of us may prefer to enjoy the Black Friday experience a bit differently – perhaps comfortably wrapped in our pajamas and robes, planning our shopping route for small business saturday. If ... »

Setting the Perfect Thanksgiving Day Table

Setting the Perfect Thanksgiving Day Table

Thanksgiving is all about family – being with the ones you love and sharing a special meal in thanks of all we have in our lives. It’s a great time to hold old memories close while making plenty of new ones. From the tiniest babies to the most treasured grandparents, Thanksgiving Day is a time to reflect on everything meaningful in our lives. To create a warm and welcoming... »

Pumpkin Mania: 13 Unique Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Pumpkin Mania: 13 Unique Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Candy corn is already on the grocery store shelves and soon it will be time to head to the local farm to pick pumpkins. Carving pumpkins is just one fun way to get a little creative with a DIY decoration for Halloween. With a few craft supplies and your imagination, you can create beautiful, scary or breathtaking designs for your pumpkins. Here are some unique pumpkin deco... »

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