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10 Mother’s Day Activities in the Valley

10 Mother’s Day Activities in the Valley

For more than a century, Mother’s Day has served as an official holiday to honor moms and maternal figures across the country. The holiday became official under Woodrow Wilson in 1914 when he signed a proclamation to mark the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. Today’s moms tend to wear many hats as they attempt to do it all—from raising a family to handling the housewor... »

Ultimate Pools

Ultimate Pools

When the summer sun is blazing, and the humidity is high, few other things are as refreshing as a splash in your own backyard pool. Adults and kids alike enjoy the convenience, and the just-plain-fun of a private paradise. Whether your dream is an in-ground or above-ground pool, it’s a project with lots of moving parts. Here are some keys factors to consider. LEARN THE COD... »

Mom to Mom

Mom to Mom

It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention, and that statement couldn’t be truer for Nikki Brezack. Brezack opened Hello Baby in the Lehigh Valley as a family business with her husband and two young children last May. Inspiration for the boutique struck as she and her husband were choosing baby furniture for their own kids but not finding anything special close to... »

Revive Your Indoor Space

Revive Your Indoor Space

One of the easiest ways to change the look and feel of a place is with paint. You can dramatically change a room in a matter of even a few hours and refresh a space which may be looking a bit worn around the edges. This month we’re talking with Aaron Roche, President of Roche Painting LLC and Roche Epoxy Floors (rochepainting.com) to get his take on ways to spruce up our i... »

Restored Scapes

Restored Scapes

With the arrival of spring, homeowners long to get cracking on rejuvenating their outdoor living spaces. Time and Mother Nature have wreaked havoc on their driveways, patios, walkways, pool decks, retaining walls, and sitting walls. Today there is hope for these tired hardscapes—The Paver Savers. Before Jim Scocozza started The Paver Savers back in 2010, area hardscapes lo... »

Benefits of Massage

Benefits of Massage

Before you read this article, pause and think about something. Are you leaning forward, hunched over, head down, shoulders scrunched up? Are you feeling a little tense, and noticing yourself in this position more often than you’d like to admit? If so, you may be squarely in need of a massage! “The #1 complaint I hear is neck and shoulder pain or pain between the shoulder b... »

Catching Up With Matt McBride

Catching Up With Matt McBride

Lost, perhaps, in the historic off-season personnel moves of the Philadelphia Phillies is that the organization also preserved the dream of one of the game’s most local, loyal patrons. In what’s now Matt McBride’s 14th year in professional baseball, his travels have hardly been local, but for a second straight season, the Bethlehem native will work at returning to Major Le... »

In the Major League

In the Major League

The tongue-twister—Coopersburg and Cooperstown—the latter the New York home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, is a “pleasant misconception.” Or so says Scott Pino, owner of Coopersburg Sports, the modern incarnation of the nation’s oldest manufacturer of turned wood products, say baseball bats, on record. Originally known as Coopersburg Handle Works, the bu... »

Organize Your Closet and Your Life

Organize Your Closet and Your Life

An Interview with Victory Closets I’ve been in my current home for almost 8 years, and it’s great. Really. However, like many of you, I could use more closet space. To gain some perspective and objectivity on the subject, Greg Ahart, the owner and founder of Victory Closets (victoryclosets.com), and Mike Endres, franchise owner of Victory Closets of Greater Berks and Lehig... »

Good Ol’ Family Fun

Good Ol’ Family Fun

LIL’-LE-HI TROUT NURSERY Warmer weather reminds us to get outside and there’s nothing better than a little fresh spring air for the body, mind, and soul. If you haven’t been to the Lil’-Le-Hi Trout Nursery, you’ll find that you’re never too old to enjoy it. And if you have been there, well, you likely already know what a local gem this natural park and wildlife area truly ... »

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