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Whole-Person Healing

Whole-Person Healing

The Restoration Space brings holistic physical therapy to the Lehigh Valley They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. If you’re looking for a different result from your current pain management tactics, a new business in South Bethlehem might be the welcome—and healing—change of pace you need.  Nestled betwee... »

Local Chefs Dish: Tips for an Amazing Holiday Meal

Local Chefs Dish: Tips for an Amazing Holiday Meal

“I often brine or smoke the legs, sear the turkey breasts, then finish them in the oven  at a low temperature.” Lee Chizmar, chef/owner of Bolete “When my wife and I host, to ease some of the headaches, we batch cocktails,” Robert van Thiel, beverage director for Molinari’s “I like surprising people with a juxtaposition of ingredients, giving them what they think is going ... »

5 Places to Volunteer & Give Back this Season

5 Places to Volunteer & Give Back this Season

It’s the most wonderful time of year—to give back! Take some time to share your efforts or donate to a worthy cause during this season of giving. Here are five places you can volunteer or give back in support of our Lehigh Valley communities. Second Harvest Food Bank Second Harvest accepts food donations from 7am to 2pm Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays before noon. ... »

Bringing Light to Darkness

Bringing Light to Darkness

Local groups are working hard to stop death by suicide and provide support to those left in its wake. Sometimes called “a permanent solution to a temporary problem,” suicide always causes more problems than it solves: unfulfilled potential, grieving relatives and friends, and the nagging question of why? And around the holidays, the hole left in suicide’s wake can feel esp... »

Breakfast is Served!

Breakfast is Served!

Check out our favorite places to grab a fluffy short stack, inventive eggs benny, and a perfect cup of coffee. The Flying Egg New to the scene in 2017, this cozy-chic spot with white brick walls and modern lighting has quickly made its mark as one of the best all-day breakfast joints in town. Serving up everything from stick-to-your-ribs Steak & Eggs and a Three Meat S... »

The Best I Ever Had Locally: Baked Oatmeal from Baked in Emmaus

The Best I Ever Had Locally: Baked Oatmeal from Baked in Emmaus

Think oatmeal is boring? Then you’ve never tried the comforting, mouthwatering creation that is baked oatmeal—and some of the best baked oatmeal can be found right in the Lehigh Valley, at Baked in Emmaus. What sets it apart? As opposed to being simmered and served as a goopy, porridge-like cereal, baked oatmeal is, well, baked. “It’s made from a blend of oats, sugar, milk... »

Ripe for the Picking

Ripe for the Picking

Pick your own apples, pumpkins, gourds, and more at these area farms and orchards. Let’s be real: Gardening isn’t for everyone. Some are born with green thumbs and others sit back and enjoy the (literal) fruits of someone else’s labor. If the latter best describes you, no worries—one of the many benefits of living in the Lehigh Valley is our proximity to farm-grown, fresh ... »

Day in the Life of Coffee Roaster Matt Adams of Backyard Beans Coffee Company

Day in the Life of Coffee Roaster Matt Adams of Backyard Beans Coffee Company

Some businesses start in basements, others in garages. In the case of Matt Adams, the inception for Backyard Beans took place in his—you guessed it!—backyard, specifically with a drum roller over a propane grill. When this longtime coffee-roasting enthusiast and his wife, Laura, noticed a lack of coffee vendors at local farmers’ markets, they decided to fill the void by se... »

Tails of Valor

Tails of Valor

Healing the psychological wounds of war with a wagging tail Jason, a veteran and volunteer, spends some quality time with Loftus, a Tails of Valor service dog in training. Anyone who’s owned a pet can agree that animals have a soothing, supporting, and healing impact on a person’s life. The organization Tails of Valor—which trains rescue pups to be service animals for war ... »

Celebrate a  Healthier Tomorrow

Celebrate a Healthier Tomorrow

Two festive local events, two ways to support our local healthcare system More convenient access to state-of-the-art medical care for the Bucks and Lehigh County regions draws closer each day, as construction continues on a new $100-million St. Luke’s University Health Network facility in Quakertown. The 30-acre campus, scheduled to open in late 2019, will provide a welcom... »

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