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Are We There Yet? Travel Tips for Parents

By Lori McLaughlin Nothing’s more fun than a family vacation, right? Sharing the freedom of the open road with the ones you love is a great experience. Still, worrying about how to pull it off robs many parents of a good night’s sleep. Last year over a million children went on a cruise…newer ships are floating pleasure domes. To make your trip memorable for all the right r... »

Boy Scout of America Turns 100

By Melanie Gold If you thought you knew a lot about the Boy Scouts of America, you still might be surprised to read that 7 of our last 10 presidents were Scouts,* that British TV personality Bear Grylls is the current worldwide Chief Scout, and that there are girls in Boy Scouts. They’re all reasons the Boy Scouts is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2010. “Hitting the hun... »

Childhood Obesity

By Frederick Jerant These days, the statistics on childhood obesity are astounding: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the condition in children ages 6 to 11 went from 6.5% in 1980 to 19.6% in 2008, with similar increases among adolescents. We’re not talking about a couple of extra pounds; we’re talking seriously–and potentially dangerously&... »

What’s New in Summer Camps

By Tamah Biello How can you keep your kids happy and yourself sane during the summer months? Think summer camps! The Greater Lehigh Valley is full of a variety of fun and interesting camp experiences. Read on for some fabulous finds for the summer of 2010. Bounce off their Walls Are your kids bouncing off the walls? The Bounce U locations in Bethlehem and South Whitehall T... »

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, ... »

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