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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... »

Fit For Life

Fit For Life

Good health is not merely the absence of disease, but an overall abundance of wellness in areas such as fitness, nutrition, and mental health. To paint the portrait of a healthy lifestyle that can carry you into old age, you have to dip your paintbrush in many colors. Proper nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness will help you create a masterpiece. Debbie Cooper, RD, LDN, Cl... »

Running Makes a Body Strong

Running Makes a Body Strong

Why do dedicated runners run? Well, the physical benefits are obvious. Aerobic activity can lead to stronger muscles, increased lung capacity, a more efficient cardiovascular system, weight loss, better flexibility, and improved stamina. But there can be an almost spiritual component to running, as well. “Everyone’s aware of the physical benefits of running,” says Michael ... »

St. Lukes All Stars 2019

St. Lukes All Stars 2019

The Lehigh Valley is home to a rich crop of student-athletes, coaches, and sports medicine providers. St. Luke’s University Health Network celebrates excellence in athletics with St. Luke's All-Star Awards Night. This year's All-Star honorees walked the red carpet on May 8th at Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem. The event was televised live on WFMZ. “Sports play such a vit... »

When the Going Gets Tough

When the Going Gets Tough

We’ve all heard the cliché, “Guys don’t like to talk about their feelings.” But there’s other stuff guys don’t want to talk about­­—or even think about—even though they should. Things like urinary difficulties and other prostate problems. “Situations like these are common aspects of normal aging,” says urologist Zachariah Goldsmith, MD, PhD, “and they usually start to emer... »

Strengthening the Heart of Allentown

Strengthening the Heart of Allentown

Sacred Heart Hospital’s roots date back to 1912, when the Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart began caring for the neighborhood’s sick and injured during a diphtheria outbreak. The hospital was formally organized in 1915. »

Phillips Pet Supply Outlet: Top Quality Food Options & Pet Supplies

Phillips Pet Supply Outlet: Top Quality Food Options & Pet Supplies

Phillips Pet Supply Outlet offers everything you need for your pets—from fish to horses and every animal in between! They have species specialists that can help you find what you’re looking for and make recommendations for your pets or livestock. They also have a huge range of products—everything from clearance items to high-end foods and vegan formulas. Phillips Pet Suppl... »

The Handman

The Handman

For Bruce Gaston, music is a labor of love. Manual labor. Gaston, also known as Mr. Handman, is among the best known of a handful of manualists—musicians who make music by squeezing air through their hands—having been featured on CNN, NPR, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “America’s Got Talent,” Germany’s “Das Supertalent,” and numerous radio shows. The son of a music tea... »

Copperhead Grille

Copperhead Grille

Some would say cousins Michael P. and Michael L. Dontas (nicknamed Senior and Junior respectively) were destined to be in the restaurant biz. They grew up working alongside their fathers in family-run restaurants, learning every job in the restaurant. From their fathers—who ran the Parkland Restaurant, and Tastee Donuts before that—they learned a strong work ethic and the ... »

The Waterfront

The Waterfront

When Zac Jaindl looks out onto the Lehigh River from either side of Allentown’s Tilghman Street bridge, the river looks more like a lake than a river. Dammed on both sides to control flooding, the Lehigh River at that location “is perfect for boating — it’s fully navigable, which means you’ll see kayaks, jet skis, and motorboats from spring to fall,” says Jaindl, chief ope... »

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