Kathryn M. Van Druff, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

5 Places to Volunteer & Give Back this Season

5 Places to Volunteer & Give Back this Season

It’s the most wonderful time of year—to give back! Take some time to share your efforts or donate to a worthy cause during this season of giving. Here are five places you can volunteer or give back in support of our Lehigh Valley communities. Second Harvest Food Bank Second Harvest accepts food donations from 7am to 2pm Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays before noon. ... »

Stravino’s Italian Market

Stravino’s Italian Market

We Love When it comes to Italian food, it’s often impossible to narrow down just a few favorites. Stravino’s makes it easy for guests to find exactly what they need to bring the flavors of Italy to their own kitchens or special events. The market offers fresh sausage and fresh pasta salad that are both made daily, along with fresh ravioli selections, fresh ricotta, prepare... »

6 Healthier Thanksgiving Swaps

6 Healthier Thanksgiving Swaps

The Thanksgiving feast remains a beloved holiday boasting hearty fare and decadent desserts as far as the eye can see. Research by the Calorie Control Council suggests that the average American may consume as many as 3,000 to 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day alone! Thankfully, a few healthy swaps can bring that calorie count way down without sacrificing taste. Doing all ... »

Best Group Fitness Classes in the LV

Best Group Fitness Classes in the LV

Exercise is vital to a healthy life, but sometimes the colder weather isn’t exactly inviting—and that’s exactly why you should join a local indoor group fitness class.  “Group exercise breeds motivation, excitement, and adherence to the program because people feel like they are part of something special,” says John Graham of St Luke’s Fitness & Sports Performance Cente... »

6 Little Ways to Practice Self-Care This Season

6 Little Ways to Practice Self-Care This Season

If the hustle and bustle of back-to-school didn’t seem busy enough, don’t worry—the holidays are on our heels and soon we’ll be wrapped in a swirl of unending to-do’s, blinded by a blur of shopping lists, gift tags, recipes, and reminders.  »

Tails of Valor

Tails of Valor

Healing the psychological wounds of war with a wagging tail Jason, a veteran and volunteer, spends some quality time with Loftus, a Tails of Valor service dog in training. Anyone who’s owned a pet can agree that animals have a soothing, supporting, and healing impact on a person’s life. The organization Tails of Valor—which trains rescue pups to be service animals for war ... »

Terry’s Italian Restaurant

Terry’s Italian Restaurant

If you’re dreaming of a dining experience as comfortable as Cheers—with a fine Italian twist—look no further than Terry’s. We Love Every dish at Terry’s Italian Restaurant is made to order. That means, while your food may take slightly longer to cook, it’s always as fresh as can be and made exactly to your specifications. One dish that always dazzles is the filet mignon, f... »

7 Fall Foods You Should Be Eating

7 Fall Foods You Should Be Eating

It’s no secret that eating local brings many benefits. “Local produce is fresh and full of flavor,” says Debbie Cooper, RD, LDN, Network Clinical Nutrition Manager for St. Luke’s University Health Network. “It has higher nutritional value since it is eaten sooner after being picked and retains more nutrients. It also supports our local farmers.” Despite the cooler weather,... »

6 Fall Festivals You Can’t Miss

6 Fall Festivals You Can’t Miss

Mark your calendars because the Lehigh Valley knows how to have fun! Whether you’re in need of a few adult beverages with some pals or wholesome family fun with your little ones, you can find it right here. Embrace the culture and cuisine of the Valley amid a diverse series of festivals this fall as you make memories with family and friends. 23rd Annual Chile Pepper Festiv... »

Natural Healing

Natural Healing

Reset Outdoors is redefining therapy, with a little help from nature   Inspiration often strikes without warning, bringing life-changing ideas swiftly into crystal clear perspective. For therapists Connor Moriarty and Joshua McSparin, inspiration for their meditative outdoor adventures struck one beautiful day while kayaking on Lake Nockamixon. It was that day the two... »

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