August 2015

Musikfest: What’s New this Summer

Musikfest: What’s New this Summer

Locals know it and love it. Others come from far and wide to enjoy Lehigh Valley’s 10-day summer music festival year after year. From live performances and popular headliners to mouthwatering food and a variety of flavorful beverages, Musikfest continues to delight guests of all ages. This year it comes with some special new additions to the programming, including a whole ... »

4-H – Farming at the Fair

4-H – Farming at the Fair

The Great Allentown Fair has been a Lehigh Valley tradition for nearly 165 years. Over time, it has meant the last blast of summer fun and entertainment for area residents, as well as tourists. It has games, novelty attractions, food vendors, and amusement rides. It has the big name concerts and the annual Labor Day Demolition Derby. Each year, thousands of people attend t... »

Roar Social House

Roar Social House

Some friends and I chose Roar Social House for our recent Girl’s Night Out and we had a blast. Roar is an attractive, welcoming restaurant and a unique addition to the burgeoning downtown Allentown dining scene. We sat at the bar for drinks where Danny, bartender extraordinaire, not only mixed up a wonderful Cosmo for me but a very dry Svedka Martini for Sandi and a Heming... »

6 Tips for a Healthy School Year

6 Tips for a Healthy School Year

August is here and soon we’ll be thinking “back to school.” Good news for some (parents) and not so good news for others (kids). Regardless of your position, the beginning of the school year is inevitable so why not start off with positive attitudes all around? Moravian Academy’s Upper School Nurse, Marian Grencer, RN, recommends the following practices to ensure a healthy... »

New Hope

New Hope

With its collection of beautifully restored 18th century buildings, enticing restaurants, tasteful art galleries and antique and boutique shopping, New Hope is considered by many to be one of the top tourism spots in eastern Pennsylvania. Located on the west bank of the Delaware River, directly across the water from Lambertville, New Jersey, New Hope was traditionally used... »

ABC’s of Back to School

ABC’s of Back to School

As the new school year begins, it’s important to encourage our children’s success. However, getting books, backpacks and “first day of school” outfits, can sometimes overshadow the things that make for a smooth and successful start to the school year. Here’s an alphabetical guide to the 26 details not to forget this Back to School season. A is for Ask questions. Ask your c... »

This Not That:  Healthier Alternatives to Unhealthy Favorites

This Not That: Healthier Alternatives to Unhealthy Favorites

When some people think about eating healthy, visions of crunchy bitter greens, steamed flavorless sides, and unrealistic phrases like “a small handful of nuts” may come to mind. But rather than completely depriving yourself, a few simple swaps throughout the day can help you reach your nutrition goals without wilting your taste buds or sacrificing flavor. Instead of Spaghe... »

For the Dorm Room, for the Classroom

For the Dorm Room, for the Classroom

Whether you're heading back to the classroom or the dorm, we've found some of the best back to school items you can pick up right here in the Valley! »

Discovering  Disc Golf

Discovering Disc Golf

You see them around parks… strange looking chain baskets that are perched on a pole. A little metal tree of weirdness standing alone. What are they? They are frisbee golf hole baskets, and I wanted to try it. How hard could it be to throw a bunch of Frisbees into a basket? I had it all planned out. I invited four of my friends for a frisbee golf afternoon. But, trying to s... »

Communities in Schools

Communities in Schools

Every 26 seconds, a student in the United States drops out of high school. Within the confines of the Lehigh Valley, approximately 2.5 students drop out every single day. In 1970, the US held the highest graduation rate out of all developed countries. Today, it ranks 22nd out of 27. While these numbers are staggering, there’s still hope. “Every student is one caring adult ... »

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