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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... »

Generation Anxious

Generation Anxious

More kids are stressed out than ever. Here’s how to help them chill. Worries, nervousness, knots in the stomach—anxiety is a common and pervasive thread woven through the daily lives of millions of Americans. And according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, as many as one in eight children feel the effects of anxiety. Countless fears cause anxious feelin... »

Take a Ride on the Wild Side

Take a Ride on the Wild Side

The rush of adrenaline coursing through your veins, the crash of the invigorating water surrounding you—a river rafting adventure in the Lehigh Valley satisfies thrill seekers of all ages and abilities. Whether it’s your first whitewater excursion or if you’ve gotten to the point where you’ve lost count, you can choose a river rafting adventure to carry your summer fun to ... »

Lehigh University Grad Student Gina Gullo Stars on Chopped

Lehigh University Grad Student Gina Gullo Stars on Chopped

They say necessity is the mother of invention, and for Lehigh University graduate student Gina Gullo, that’s pretty much how her passion for cooking began. When she moved off campus in college, she no longer had a meal plan and had to start cooking for herself. It didn’t take her long to get started on a fruitful path.  “I got spoiled on meal plan food and wanted nicer thi... »

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