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Lauren’s First & Goal

By Sara Vigneri “Have you ever had a problem?” Patrice Domozych, a tall blonde woman wearing a business suit, poses this question to a group of first and second graders assembled in the Shawnee Elementary School cafeteria in Forks Township. The kids whisper their secret problems to each other as Domozych brings up a colorful Power Point slide showing the book she wrote cal... »

Wright Veterinary Medical Center, PC

By Frederick Jerant Dorothy Gale would be relieved. You won’t find lions…or tigers…or bears (oh my!) at Wright Veterinary Medical Center, PC in Bethlehem. But many years ago, you could have found…an elephant? “Yes, an elephant,” chuckles hospital director Geoffrey H. Wright, VMD. “My late father, Clifford F. Wright Jr., VMD, started the business in 1949 by turning a barn i... »

Behind the Scenes of an Iron Pigs Game

By J.F. Pirro Bull Durham may be the best movie about minor league baseball. Chief among its classic lines: “Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose. And sometimes, it rains.” Well, tonight, it rains before the 7:05 p.m. start between the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and the visiting Rochester Red Wings at Coca-Cola Park — and rain will eventually suspend the game with no score an... »

Clean Out For Kids

By Christine A. Krahling Spring seems to be synonymous with cleaning whether it’s the neglected attic or basement that needs our attention or spare closets and toy boxes. It’s safe to say that almost everyone has a collection of clutter that they can easily live without. With shows like the Style Network’s “Clean House,” the nation is getting a chance to see what happens w... »

Valley Youth House

By Sara Vigneri On a cold day in January, a man is pacing the streets of Bethlehem looking for something. There is a boy on that street as well, and he is also looking for something. The man is looking to help children and youth who need protection from the cold, from abuse, from gangs or from their troubled life. The boy doesn’t really know what he’s looking for, and prob... »

What Is A "Locavore" Anyway?

By Melanie Gold Understanding “Green” Lingo In the Lehigh Valley and across the country, increasing numbers of people are contending with food-related allergies, celiac disease and neurological disorders such as autism. And some are just trying to eat in a healthier fashion. Many people, driven by health experts’ suggestion that poor diet compromises genetics, ... »

Community Gardens

By Suzan French Sprouting Up Throughout The Valley Perhaps it is the rise in popularity of farmers’ markets and organic foods, the explosion of the green movement or a desire to reconnect with nature and the outdoors. Whatever the reason, a renewed interest in cultivating the land has sprouted, with community gardens popping up throughout the area. Educational, peace and u... »

Greening My Family

By Diane Gow McDilda A Slightly Exaggerated Tale of Eco-Desperation As I cleared the kitchen counter for the evening, tossing salad bits into the compost bucket and toting our cloth napkins to the laundry room, I noticed my middle school daughter’s lunch bag off in the corner. Its paisley fabric, once a mixture of bright blues, was worn from repetitive trips to the cafeter... »

Mother Earth

By Christine A. Krahling An Interview with Kerri Mullen, Founder, EcoMom Alliance of the Lehigh Valley Join us as we talk to EcoMom Alliance of the Lehigh Valley founder Kerri Mullen and see what these earth-friendly moms are doing to help our community keep its green sheen. What is the EcoMom Alliance? The EcoMom Alliance is an international non-profit organization of wom... »

The Path to Wellness and Personal Success

By Paula Beck Dr. Nathaniel Williams knows about overcoming adversity. He also knows that everyone has the potential for success and personal fulfillment. After losing his mother at the age of five, Williams became a ward of the New York City foster care system. Despite this, he realized at the age of 12 that he wanted to be a CEO. After receiving a bicycle as a gift, he r... »

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