April 2015

Stocking a Healthy Pantry

Stocking a Healthy Pantry

It’s hard to stick to your New Year’s resolution of eating well if your pantry is full of temptations and convenience foods. Set yourself up for success by stocking your kitchen with a few healthy essentials so you’ll have the tools you need to choose wholesome recipes and make smart substitutions in your favorite dishes. SWEET POTATOES WHY? Sweet potatoes are filling, swe... »

Wildlands  Conservancy

Wildlands Conservancy

When describing a place, I can do it with words or even show you a picture. But nothing compares to being there. A place is not just about its appearance. It is about its history and its proximity to other places as well as the smells, sounds, tastes and – most of all – the feelings you get when you are there. Having worked on land protection in the Lehigh Valley for 42 ye... »

April 2015 Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers, Are you ready to start fresh and tackle some spring cleaning projects? I know I am. As warmer days approach and I shake off the cobwebs of winter, there is one room in my house that is begging for a little TLC – the kitchen. With so many cold days resulting in a cupboard full of comfort foods, I honestly can’t remember the last time I cleaned out my pantry. I... »

Ann Elizabeth Schlegel

Ann Elizabeth Schlegel

When looking to adorn Allentown’s new luxury Renaissance Hotel with art that could capture the color, glamour and excitement of the city’s rebirth, one artist’s name topped the list: Ann Elizabeth Schlegel. “I immediately thought of Ann,” said Jane Heft, vice president and director of project design and branding for City Center of Lehigh Valley. Heft had seen Schlegel’s se... »

Ross Plants & Flowers

Ross Plants & Flowers

April showers bring May flowers, as the popular poem goes. It is also the time when folks flock to Ross Plants & Flowers, the long-time experts know. Ross Plants & Flowers is a well-known, yet hidden treasure, located on Route 309, directly across from Orefield Middle School. Ross is one of the busiest businesses of its kind in the Lehigh Valley, its owners surmise... »

Hot Ticket

Hot Ticket

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A Story of Hope

A Story of Hope

Some people are dealt a bad hand in life and just lay down; some people are dealt a bad hand but persevere with grace, integrity, humor and love only to come out on the other end with a greater appreciation of all life has to offer. The latter describes the MoDavis couple. Stephanie and Chris.  Here is their story. When Stephanie was in her early 20’s, she started feeling ... »

Yianni’s Taverna

Yianni’s Taverna

We all know Yianni’s Taverna. It sits at the intersection of Seidersville Road and Old Philadelphia Pike in Bethlehem. We pass it all the time on our way to the Promenade Shops,  Stabler Arena and DeSales University or if you’re on your way from Macungie, to Downtown Bethlehem. Yianni’s Taverna has been around for awhile. Tom and I dine there from time-to-time because we l... »

Beyond Limits

Beyond Limits

Good Shepherd’s Assistive Technology Program The term “assistive technologies” covers a lot of ground. It includes anything that helps people with disabilities become more independent and productive – from a simple pair of reading glasses, to eye-controlled computers. And at the Harry C. Trexler Center for Assistive Technology at Good Shepherd, you’ll find an array of such... »

It’s  Earth Day: Get  Involved!

It’s Earth Day: Get Involved!

Just as the weather starts getting nicer, Earth Day rolls around to remind us to do our part in keeping our planet healthy and sustainable. Earth Day, celebrated on April 22 of each year, is a special time to show appreciation for our Earth and its resources and to recognize the real risks to our environment and what we can do to keep our planet safe and fruitful for centu... »

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