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Allentown Farmer's Market

By Melanie Gold If you ask locals which institutions make the Lehigh Valley a great place to live and do business, they’ll tell you the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market is a regional jewel in the crown. Located at the Allentown Fairgrounds at 17th and Chew streets, the Farmers Market is open Thursday through Saturday with hours varying from roughly 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The... »

A Passion For Collecting

By J.F. Pirro A Horse Is A Horse It’s purely a coincidence that Ted Knieriem lives on Taylor Drive in Center Valley. His woodcarving idol, William G. Taylor, lived in nearby Upper Black Eddy, but a good proportion of his folk art carved wooden horses reside in an old Dutch cupboard at Knieriem’s. There, they look out the 12 windowpanes as if they’re barn windows. “When the... »

Dental Health

By Frederick Jerant We’re bombarded with information about cancer prevention, weight loss, hair loss, hair recovery…even something called “digestive health” (whatever that means). But 32 parts of our bodies often get short shrift. Yes, I’m talking about our teeth. “Common sense often goes out the window when we’re dealing with our teeth,” says Dr. James P. Newman, DMD and ... »

Teaching Children Money Management Skills

By Eleanor C. Jacobs Six Easy Steps Whether children are working summer jobs, earning money cutting lawns, or receiving an allowance, now is the time to teach them how to budget and save money. Without any guidance, impulsive buying trends occur with little to show for the hard work that’s been accomplished. You know the expression: “Easy come, easy go.” When bad spending ... »

Knee Injuries Prevention and Treatment

By Maureen Sangiorgio There’s no other way to say it – Patrick Letourneau was a sensation on the soccer field at Freedom High School. He was the Morning Call and Express Times Soccer Player of the Year, an All-State player two years in a row, the conference MVP and an All-District Team member. (Brains accompanied brawn, too, as he would go on to graduate third in his class... »

Grilling 101

By Jewels Quelly Which grilling team are you on? Are you a staunch supporter of gas grilling or a stalwart enthusiast of charcoal grilling? The defense of each technique can get as intense as a longtime football rivalry. Each method comes with its own advantages. Gas grilling is as convenient as outdoor cooking can get. Push an igniter and the heat is on. Cooking and clean... »

The Family That Reads Together

By Sara Hodon Few pastimes bring families together like reading. No matter your age, background, or favorite genre, there’s nothing like sharing the experience of a good book. Whatever fills your family’s schedule, it’s important to make reading a regular practice. Across the Lehigh Valley, there are numerous programs available to help children, parents, and families impro... »

Do-It-Yourself Gardening

By Nancy Moffett They make it look easy on those DIY television shows. A crew shows up with lots of plants and hardscape material and within two days, someone’s backyard has been transformed into an outdoor paradise. However, no one talks about the cost or the planning that goes into a real landscaping project, DIY or otherwise. To get the scoop, we consulted Bryan Smith, ... »

Healing Gardens For The Soul

By Scott Rothenberger Public gardens are fast becoming community gardens as more individuals in urban settings turn to Mother Nature to help heal the heart. Living in an area with a wealth of public green places like the Greater Lehigh Valley provides wonderful escapes for families during beautiful sunny days. I’ll take you on a tour of some of the area’s “healing gardens,... »

Estate Planning

By Anthony S. Rachuba IV, Esq., Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C. Estate planning is necessary for all persons regardless of age or the size of the estate. In too many cases, persons procrastinate and death occurs before proper planning is done. In addition to not knowing exactly how your estate will be handled, this can put stress on your family and friends and can caus... »

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