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

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... »

Farm to Hospital

Farm to Hospital

The farm-to-table movement has been popular for a few years. However, 2014 marked a milestone when the Lehigh Valley saw it’s first organic farm on site at a hospital. St. Luke’s University Health Network and Rodale Institute combined to establish the St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic Farm. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates Celebrat... »

Sage

Sage

The popular Lehigh Valley boutique Sage has returned to its home of Downtown Allentown… and, it’s bigger and better than ever. “We decided to split Sage into three boutiques to make each more focused and unique.” If you haven’t been to Downtown Allentown recently, you are in store for a renaissance. The ArtsWalk now links to the City’s art venues PPL Center, Allentown Art ... »

4-H – Farming at the Fair

4-H – Farming at the Fair

The Great Allentown Fair has been a Lehigh Valley tradition for nearly 165 years. Over time, it has meant the last blast of summer fun and entertainment for area residents, as well as tourists. It has games, novelty attractions, food vendors, and amusement rides. It has the big name concerts and the annual Labor Day Demolition Derby. Each year, thousands of people attend t... »

Art Museums

Art Museums

Our lives are way too hectic. We text during family dinners. The kids are on their iPads in the back seat of the car. Mom and Dad are on their cell phones during school functions. The time has come to for us to “power down.” Why not start with an afternoon visit to a museum? Here in the Lehigh Valley we have access to two great museums, the Allentown Art Museum and the Sig... »

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