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The Degenerative Knee

Brought To You By Coordinated Health By Maureen Sangiorgio~ Nick Fredericks, 57, knows a lot about knee injuries. “I worked construction jobs, was an avid skier, and played all kinds of contact sports, so I really mistreated my knees,” he says. “I had my first knee surgery when I was only 18 following a skiing competition. Since then, I’ve had three more surgeries. Now I’v... »

The Chocolatier

By Sara Vigneri~ The milk chocolate warms up in the machine, creating silky ripples as it swirls around. The smell is overpowering, and my mouth instinctively starts to water. “I don’t even smell it anymore,” says Arlene Brockel, candy maker and owner of Chocolate Lab, a specialty chocolate shop in Bethlehem. The three of us–Arlene, fellow-chocolate maker, Kelly and ... »

Tru-Comfort

By Nancy Moffett~ Tom Grello and William Lilly met more than 20 years ago when they worked together at a local HVAC company. “I had a dream,” says Grello, “of starting my own business. Bill and I had often said, ‘We ought to be doing this ourselves.’” On December 2, 1988 they made that dream a reality when they started Tru-Comfort working out of Grello’s living room. Since... »

Let's Dance

By Laura B. Teter ~ Do you love to dance but don’t know where to strut your stuff? Do you find yourself staring enviously at the dance floor during weddings? Are you looking for a new way to spice up your relationship? The Lehigh Valley has a community to accommodate all dancers and wannabe dancers. Whether your passion is tango, salsa, swing or ballet, there are events, o... »

To Mangia Bene At Home

By Cathy Kiley~ I love to cook even more than I love eating out and big Italian meals are always my family’s favorite. Purchasing ingredients for any meal is time-consuming and a great Italian meal commands special attention. In this article, we will hit the road to accomplish the “great Italian meal” via three options: Italian specialty shops; the one-stop farmer’s market... »

Wine Storage Solutions

By Nancy Moffett~ Even if you’re a casual wine drinker, it’s important to know the basics of wine storage. Many a bottle has been spoiled sitting on top of a refrigerator where the motor running causes harmful temperature fluctuations. And, if you don’t have the space, desire or budget for a full-blown wine cellar, check out these tips from local cabinet makers on incorpor... »

Angel 34

By Faith Brenneisen~ The Angel 34 Foundation…is a cause for HOPE and an INSPIRATION by FAITH for every child to have their own ANGEL during their time of need” –Nicole Sheriff, founder, Angel 34. Nicole Sheriff was diagnosed with metastatic Ewing’s Sarcoma (bone cancer) in 2002 at age 13. Since then, she hasn’t stopped making a difference in the fight against childho... »

Fearless Food & Wine Pairing

By Lenora Dannelke~ In recent times, Americans have been freed from some once-popular notions: We know that Bernie Madoff won’t make you rich, one size does not fit all, and you don’t have to drink white wine with chicken. Unfortunately, not everyone got the memo on that last item. Outdated and oversimplified, the red-with-meat, white-with-poultry-or-seafood edict is givin... »

Choosing The Aesthetic Procedure & Physician Right For You

There are few things certain in life. One certainty is that every day we each get a little bit older. Somewhere in our thirties we begin to see the tell-tale signs of aging and how it is making us look–and feel–older. In our society, image is important; a more youthful image has always been shown to be preferred to an image where we look our age or older. After... »

The Perks of a Personal Chef

By J.F. Pirro~ Center Valley’s Donna Knisley and Larry Knecht both like to cook, but once Donna returned to school for her MBA at DeSales University, the thought of hastily-prepared meals or fast food stops didn’t appeal to either of them, especially with their then-toddler, Alex (now eight), in the mix. Using Chef Works, Donna Rossini’s personal chef service and catering ... »

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