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The Animal Care Manager

By Laura B. Teter On a cold snow-covered February morning, Cathy Naccio-Ford couldn’t sleep – fretting over the well-being of her animals. Rather than stare at the ceiling or pace the floors of her Pocono home, she got dressed and drove the hour to Easton’s Center for Animal Health and Welfare (CAHW). Arriving well before her usual 7:00 a.m. start time, Cathy began her day... »

The Degenerative Knee

Brought To You By Coordinated Health By Maureen Sangiorgio~ Nick Fredericks, 57, knows a lot about knee injuries. “I worked construction jobs, was an avid skier, and played all kinds of contact sports, so I really mistreated my knees,” he says. “I had my first knee surgery when I was only 18 following a skiing competition. Since then, I’ve had three more surgeries. Now I’v... »

The Chocolatier

By Sara Vigneri~ The milk chocolate warms up in the machine, creating silky ripples as it swirls around. The smell is overpowering, and my mouth instinctively starts to water. “I don’t even smell it anymore,” says Arlene Brockel, candy maker and owner of Chocolate Lab, a specialty chocolate shop in Bethlehem. The three of us–Arlene, fellow-chocolate maker, Kelly and ... »

To Mangia Bene At Home

By Cathy Kiley~ I love to cook even more than I love eating out and big Italian meals are always my family’s favorite. Purchasing ingredients for any meal is time-consuming and a great Italian meal commands special attention. In this article, we will hit the road to accomplish the “great Italian meal” via three options: Italian specialty shops; the one-stop farmer’s market... »

Fearless Food & Wine Pairing

By Lenora Dannelke~ In recent times, Americans have been freed from some once-popular notions: We know that Bernie Madoff won’t make you rich, one size does not fit all, and you don’t have to drink white wine with chicken. Unfortunately, not everyone got the memo on that last item. Outdated and oversimplified, the red-with-meat, white-with-poultry-or-seafood edict is givin... »

The Perks of a Personal Chef

By J.F. Pirro~ Center Valley’s Donna Knisley and Larry Knecht both like to cook, but once Donna returned to school for her MBA at DeSales University, the thought of hastily-prepared meals or fast food stops didn’t appeal to either of them, especially with their then-toddler, Alex (now eight), in the mix. Using Chef Works, Donna Rossini’s personal chef service and catering ... »

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