Pride of Place

Pharo Garden Centre Christmas Displays

Pharo Garden Centre Christmas Displays

Santa Claus is coming to town! Founded in 1912 by Penn State graduate Merritt Pharo, Pharo Garden Centre at 4505 Easton Avenue in Bethlehem hosts a popular annual Christmas Shoppe that draws familiar and new customers from the tri-state region and beyond. “We’re opening two weeks early this year so people don’t feel like they’re packing in,” said Victoria Leister, who runs... »

Foster Jewelers

Foster Jewelers

Foster Jewelers, a full-service jewelry store established in Northampton in 1947, prides itself on personal customer care. Thus, the business is the perfect choice for guys who may not know much about jewelry and are looking to purchase something special for their significant other. “If you have no clue, we’ll take good care of you,” says Lucy Schneck, who owns and o... »

J & J Luxury  Transportation

J & J Luxury Transportation

It’s hard to estimate just how many miles the skilled drivers of J&J Luxury Transportation have racked up since the company was incorporated 41 years ago, but consider this: Earth’s circumference is just about 25,000 miles. A single vehicle, driving under 600 miles each year, could match that in the same number of years. Now consider that J&J operates scores of dif... »

Getting it Right: Chestnut Hill Landscape Contractors

Getting it Right: Chestnut Hill Landscape Contractors

“If it’s outside, we build it.” That’s the tagline for Chestnut Hill Landscape Contractors, whose owner, John Talago, has been designing outdoor living spaces for customers in the Lehigh Valley for 30 years. “I’ve been around it my entire life,” said Talago, the youngest of seven children who grew up around the nursery business his father founded in Center Valley in 1959. ... »

Cantelmi’s Hardware

Cantelmi’s Hardware

The year was 1922. World War I had ended just four years earlier, Prohibition ruled the day, and Italian immigrant Placido “Patsy” Cantelmi decided to go into business for himself. Already employed at a local hardware store, Patsy’s business began as a glass and paint store on the 500 block of E. Fourth St. in Bethlehem. “We mark October 1, 1922 as the official founding da... »

Butter Valley Golf Course

Butter Valley Golf Course

THE WAY IT USED TO BE Not your grandfather’s golf course,” boasts the website for Butter Valley Golf Course, an 18-hole, family-friendly, par- 72 facility equipped with a small airport in southern Berks County and named after a region traditionally known more for its dairies than its tee times. John Gehman is the second owner of the course and eighth owner of the 190-acre ... »

Allentown Animal Clinic

Allentown Animal Clinic

Many people refer to their pets as “fur babies” with good reason: just as with human children, pet owners are responsible for everything their pets need, including medical care when necessary. The staff at Allentown Animal Clinic (AAC) has been a healing force for ailing pets since the 1980s. Dr. Debra Schoenberger opened the practice in the basement of a dental office in ... »

Kitchen Dimensions

Kitchen Dimensions

A Pennsylvania Dutch proverb claims “No matter where I serve my guests/It seems they like my kitchen best.” And there’s a lot of truth in that statement, especially today. In many homes, well-appointed kitchens aren’t just food-prep areas—they do double-duty as bustling entertainment spaces. And if you’ve decided to give your kitchen a general facelift—or perhaps a complet... »

Reagle Insurance

Reagle Insurance

Since 1936, Reagle Insurance has been providing top-notch insurance sales and service to clients in Easton and its surrounding communities. The year was 1936. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was in The White House, just elected for his second term. The Great Depression still was impacting our country. Gas was 10 cents a gallon, a loaf of bread was 8 cents, and you could re... »

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ICS Heating & Air Conditioning

Relaxation, work, chores, playtime, entertaining—whatever you do at any given time goes so much better in a comfortable setting. When your heating and cooling systems at home and work operate as intended—running quietly and efficiently in the background—life moves rather smoothly. But in the moment your heater quits on the coldest day of the year, or when your air conditio... »

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