Mary Beth Schwartz, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

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Allentown Appliance

Since 1987, customers have relied on this family-owned premier appliance store for their selection, expertise, and excellent customer service. You walk into a box store and are bombarded by boring aisles of appliances. You search for a sales associate. You go to Customer Service and ask for a sales associate. You wait for the sales associate. Ten minutes go by and your fru... »

Eastern Surfaces

Eastern Surfaces

For over 25 years, Eastern Surfaces, Inc. has combined the latest production technology with fine craftsmanship to create innovative countertop products. September is here. It is the perfect month to start on interior home improvement projects before holiday entertaining. Perhaps your guest bath needs some decorative tile. Your kitchen space would look great with a contemp... »

Apgar Oil Energy & HVAC

Apgar Oil Energy & HVAC

Back in 1947, you could buy gas for around 15 cents a gallon. It was the year that Goodrich manufactured the first tubeless tire. Over at Bell Laboratories scientists discovered the transistor. Here in the Lehigh Valley, a hardworking family started a local home heating oil and comfort service company. Over 70 years later, Apgar Oil Energy & HVAC continues to be commit... »

Restored Scapes

Restored Scapes

With the arrival of spring, homeowners long to get cracking on rejuvenating their outdoor living spaces. Time and Mother Nature have wreaked havoc on their driveways, patios, walkways, pool decks, retaining walls, and sitting walls. Today there is hope for these tired hardscapes—The Paver Savers. Before Jim Scocozza started The Paver Savers back in 2010, area hardscapes lo... »

Where does your garden grow?

Where Does Your Garden Grow?

June has finally arrived, and there is so much flora to take in. It is the month for many types of trees and flowers to really flourish. Some of the most popular blooms include irises, wisteria, roses, peonies, and hydrangea. In the Lehigh Valley, you can take trips to our public gardens to see the colors and fragrances that the season has offer. Here are some of the top g... »

Autism Awareness

Autism Friendly – Not Just in April but all Year Long

For the families that struggle with autism, the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area offers friendly places to visit and special organizations and events to join. A recent study of parents by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that 1 in 45 children, ages 3 through 17, have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is much higher than... »

Wedding Day Fashion

Best in Bridal: The Latest Trends in Wedding Fashion

Your handsome beau proposed to you so romantically on Valentine’s Day. With the glorious rock in place, the wedding preparations went into high gear. One of your first thoughts was wedding fashion. What should you wear on your special day? How about the groom? What will be popular with the Moms? To help you in the search for the perfect attire, four Lehigh Valley designers... »

Cooper Electric Supply Co.

Cooper Electric Supply Co.

The winter months bring us frigid temperatures, along with ice and snow. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), these conditions increase the likelihood of electrical injuries, fires and electrocutions. More home fires occur during the winter months than any other part of the year. Heating equipment is the second leading cause of home fires in ... »

A Tribute To Saint Nicholas

A Tribute To Saint Nicholas

In Memory of Charles H. “Bud” Berge, the official St. Nicholas of Christkindlmarkt When Christmastime comes around each year, I think back to my fond childhood memories. Gathering with my family under the Christmas tree sharing presents. Baking homemade cookies with my mother in the kitchen. Watching Rankin/Bass cartoons on television. But the one that stands out among the... »

Werley Heating & Air Conditioning Co.

Werley Heating & Air Conditioning Co.

With the end of the year comes unpredictable weather conditions. The hurricane remnants bring heavy rains and strong winds that often equal power outages. The early snowstorms make us want to crank up the heat indoors to keep out the colder temperatures. Once in a while we even get those fall summer-like days that are perfect for turning on the old AC. So, it’s good to mak... »

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