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Kitchen Remodel with Bella Casa

Kitchen Remodel with Bella Casa

A Q&A with Faye Motsenigos The economy is strong, and its time to start investing in your home again. So, where’s the best place to start? We suggest where all the action happens and considerable value can be created – the kitchen. In this Q&A, we share the expertise of Fay Motsenigos from Bella Casa to serve as a guide for kitchen remodels. I want to redo my kitch... »

Day in the Life of a Golf Pro

Day in the Life of a Golf Pro

David Fields A golf pro is someone who earns money by playing golf, teaching golf and/or managing golf operation at a club or resort. Managing operations can include everything from the flow of play to the experience itself—both on the course and in golf shop. They work very closely with Course Superintendents to manage the quality of the game through its primary regulatin... »

Seasonal Inspiration

Seasonal Inspiration

The Essence of Spring with Chef Shawn Doyle As the earth reawakens, a host of fresh delicacies arrives to rejuvenate winter-weary palates. The fleeting appearance of many springtime tastes, both exotic and familiar, only seems to add to their ephemeral appeal. Culinary experts celebrate the most sought-after examples of nature’s early bounty, and home cooks who follow thei... »

In Defense of Public Libraries in the  Digital Era

In Defense of Public Libraries in the Digital Era

Though decades have elapsed since I was in my childhood, certain memories have lingered. Some of the fondest, are of the Bethlehem Public Library. Owning a library card was one of my first rite of passages into adulthood as an elementary schooler. Long before the days of computers, I proudly put my card into my wallet and stood in awe of the towering rows of bookshelves, f... »

The Rise of Whiskey

The Rise of Whiskey

For years, vodka has reigned as America’s #1 distilled spirit.  Its success has been due, in large part, to the fact that it has nothing going for it. “Nothing” as in no color, no aroma, no flavor. “Vodka is basically a good spirit to put into a mix when you don’t want the taste of the liquor to affect the other flavors,” says Chad Butters, co-owner of Eight Oaks Craft Dis... »

Be Your Own Valentine: 10 Ways to Pamper Yourself

Be Your Own Valentine: 10 Ways to Pamper Yourself

When I was in my twenties, I focused on finding a partner. I found one, and he became my date, my fiancé, my husband, my world.  When I was in my thirties, he left.  I felt like in the game of life, I had been stripped of everything and sent back to the start. I looked around for help, and I found it in my many friends. These smart, supportive women rallied around me. Some... »

Sweet Eats:  Local Chocolatiers

Sweet Eats: Local Chocolatiers

Boxes of chocolates for Valentine’s Day might strike you as a cliche, but one thing is certain: It’s still a good idea. Light, dark, or white; cream-filled, caramelly, or coconutty; smooth, chewy, or crunchy—it’s a gift that will delight practically any recipient. And while it’s easy to grab a pre-selected box or two off the shelf, it’s nearly as easy to put your personal ... »

The End of One Year, the Start of Another

The End of One Year, the Start of Another

Somehow, it’s already December, which means that it’s time to close the chapter of 2017 and look ahead to 2018. Perhaps you review the past 12 months and celebrate your accomplishments. Maybe you think about what you’ll do differently next year. Or, were there things you hoped to do this year, but never got around to doing? While many people enjoy making New Year’s resolut... »

6 Ways to Have a Blast at the Slopes (When You’re Bad at Skiing)

6 Ways to Have a Blast at the Slopes (When You’re Bad at Skiing)

It’s a perfect winter day, and your friends or family wants to hit the slopes—but you don’t. Maybe you wiped out years ago and can’t quite get over the trauma, or perhaps you’re about as coordinated as a dog in roller skates. But whatever your reason may be, just because you’re bad at skiing and snowboarding doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun. Turns out, most ski resort... »

NaNoWriMo: A Truly Novel Experience

NaNoWriMo: A Truly Novel Experience

This month, NaNoWriMo—the shorthand moniker for National Novel Writing Month—can put you in touch with your inner novelist. Some half-million people around the world will be working toward a goal of writing 50,000 words in November as part of the Berkeley, California-based nonprofit organization’s 19th annual flagship project. Participants who do achieve this high-speed wr... »

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