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Stocking a Healthy Pantry

Stocking a Healthy Pantry

It’s hard to stick to your New Year’s resolution of eating well if your pantry is full of temptations and convenience foods. Set yourself up for success by stocking your kitchen with a few healthy essentials so you’ll have the tools you need to choose wholesome recipes and make smart substitutions in your favorite dishes. SWEET POTATOES WHY? Sweet potatoes are filling, swe... »

Ice(skaTing)-Capades

Ice(skaTing)-Capades

“Push the shopping cart, Push the shopping cart.” I thought I said it in my head, but when my daughter snorted, “Mommy, please stop saying ‘push the shopping cart’,” I realized I was saying it all out loud. Ooops. Rewind a month… “I’m going to learn to ice skate if it kills me,” I told myself. My daughter was the impetus to my whole ice skating goal. She wanted to learn to... »

Equi-librium  A horse, of course, and more

Equi-librium A horse, of course, and more

A really cool therapy center occupies 18 lush acres of farmland along Fehr Rd. in Nazareth. Stop in sometime, and you’ll see people of all ages – who’ve been affected by physical, mental or behavioral disabilities – striving to maximize their quality-of-life. It’s called Equi-librium, and (in various incarnations) it’s been an important part of the Lehigh Valley therapy sc... »

Snack on This!

Snack on This!

March 23 is National Chip and Dip Day. It marks the day we celebrate America’s favorite snack duet – the perfect combination that is loved by many. Humans have been dipping their food into sweet and savory sauces for centuries. Some of the earliest dips, including hummus, originated in the Mediterranean region. However, the modern chip-and-dip craze didn’t take off until t... »

A Lehigh Valley Valentine’s Day

A Lehigh Valley Valentine’s Day

If you are looking for ideas to spice it up on February 14, check out this guide. You’re sure to fall in love with one – if not all – of these sweet spots.     DINE The Lehigh Valley is home to some of the most amazing restaurants. Here’s a list of just a few that are certain to tantalize your taste buds.   TOAST Kick off your romantic celebration – or cap o... »

Farewell to a Local Icon

Farewell to a Local Icon

Since 1918, this Lehigh Valley icon has been manufacturing and distributing soda to the Lehigh Valley and beyond. Making repeat appearances at birthday parties, reunions and picnics, it quickly became a member of so many families. So, it’s no surprise that when A-Treat announced it is closing its doors after 97 years, you may have shed a tear or two. Although A-Treat offic... »

Extraordinary Smiles

Extraordinary Smiles

By Nancy Moffett “A smile is the universal welcome.” ~ Max Eastman Doctor Chuck Harding, owner of Extraordinary Smiles, agrees. “Your smile is how you communicate. It’s part of your self-esteem. That’s why caring for your smile is one of the most important factors in promoting good health.” After four years in general dentistry, Harding felt the need to develop a more comp... »

New Law, New Benefits : Pennsylvania’s Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages Impacts Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples

New Law, New Benefits : Pennsylvania’s Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages Impacts Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples

By Anthony S. Rachuba Now that same-sex married couples in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (PA) can enjoy the tax benefits that have long been available for opposite-sex married couples*, there are a few considerations to make regarding estate planning. Previously, same-sex couples living in PA were negatively impacted at death from an inheritance tax standpoint. PA impos... »

Holiday Happenings 2014

Holiday Happenings 2014

By Frederick Jerant The performing arts scene in the Lehigh Valley is moving into high gear for the 2014 holiday season. Whether your taste runs to vaudevillian hijinks, classical music, cinematic chestnuts, swingin’ big bands or old time radio, you’re sure to find shows that will help you celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! The music department of the Cathedral... »

Beyond the Wish List

Beyond the Wish List

By Cezanne Colvin With the outdoors feeling chilly enough to preserve Thanksgiving dinner leftovers and daylight seeming to last as long as the latest fad toy (Silly Bandz, anyone?), the holiday season is officially upon us. Although we look forward to the holidays, we inevitably get caught up in the draining and dizzying winter waltz of entertaining, cooking and shopping.... »

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