April 2014

10 Tips for Spring Clean Up

10 Tips for Spring Clean Up

By Andy Cook One of the nicest things about living in the Lehigh Valley is that we get to experience four distinct seasons. Having been born and raised here, I have an appreciation for each time of year, as we live in a great part of the country and the scenery is vibrant and varied. Given that, as we move into spring, it’s the perfect time to prepare for warm weather. Com... »

Celebrate Earth Day: Eight Ways to Keep our Planet Clean

Celebrate Earth Day: Eight Ways to Keep our Planet Clean

By Ruth Heil Few people will argue: there’s no place like home. We may live in different houses, but we all share one address. And this home planet called Earth, as far as we know, is unmatched in the universe. April 22 is Earth Day, when we collectively celebrate our terrestrial home. Like an annual maintenance contract, it reminds us to take care of humankind’s greatest ... »

Golfing Fore the Greater Good

Golfing Fore the Greater Good

By Laurie Teter Synergy (syn-er-gy):  the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements, contributions, etc. Carol Landis is not a golfer.  She is, however, passionate about giving back to the community, recognizes the Lehigh Valley is flush with golfers and knows a little something about synergy. ... »

Downtown Abbey

Downtown Abbey

SOTA’s Bethlehem Show House Benefits Allentown Art Museum By Ann Wlazelek Whether you are a fan of the hit British TV series “Downton Abbey” or not, there is plenty of history, intrigue and style to beckon you inside the Society of the Arts (SOTA) Show House in Bethlehem when it opens to the public during a fund-raising event this month. The house – a large, white 1870s fe... »

Eco Style

Eco Style

HOT TICKET INDEX ARTFULLY ELEGANT 451 Main St Bethlehem 610.866.6600 artfullyelegant.com BARNES AND NOBLE 801 Lehigh Valley Mall Whitehall 610.264.0238 2960 Center Valley Pkwy, Ste 742 Center Valley 610.791.3261 barnesandnoble.com LAURA BETH LOVE ArtsQuest Artist In Residence The Banana Factory 25 W. Third St., Suite 300 Bethlehem 610.332.1300 laurabethlove.com dishfunctio... »

Laughter Really is the Best Medicine

Laughter Really is the Best Medicine

There’s no denying the positive impact a hearty laugh has on your mental and emotional state.  Whether it’s a shared moment with a group of friends, or a private chuckle all to yourself, laughter simply makes us feel good.   But is this all-natural high actually providing you with any real, long-term health benefits?  A growing body of scientific research indicates that it... »

Happy Campers

Happy Campers

By Kathryn M. D’Imperio When you think of summer camps, do you still envision the lakeside cabins separated into boys’ camp and girls’ camp locations? Summer camps aren’t just a thing of the past. While things may be a bit different than these camps of days gone by, today’s choices typically range from sports camps to arts and music camps and other kinds of educational cam... »

Rainy Day Fashion

Rainy Day Fashion

By Kathryn M. D’Imperio Rather than thinking of rain as gloomy and dreary, remember all the redeeming qualities of those little droplets as they fall from the sky. Just the right amount of sunlight can add some sparkle, and a good spring rain helps the crops and flowers grow all around us. And, it gives us a chance to show off our rainy day duds! Rainy day fashion and beau... »

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