August 2017

Therapy Dogs

Therapy Dogs

Sergeant Yanzsa could very well be the Lehigh Valley’s busiest volunteer. He visits the elderly, brings smiles to the homebound, listens intently as young students practice reading aloud, and spends time at events recruiting like-minded citizens to serve their communities. Sergeant, known to most as “Sarge,” is quite a unique volunteer: he’s only six years old. He has big ... »

Lehigh Valley Zoo Coloring Contest 2017

Lehigh Valley Zoo Coloring Contest 2017

The contest is now closed. Thank you to all who participated. Winners will be announced soon! It’s time for our annual “Color the Cover” coloring contest! Fill out the form below and upload a photo of your colored cover to enter. The contest is open to people of all ages. Four lucky winners will receive a family 4-pack of tickets to the Lehigh Valley Zoo ... »

Bangor

Bangor

London has Buckingham Palace; Paris, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre; Philadelphia has Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Then, of course, there are many small American towns with claims to fame that are somewhat less impressive. Take Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum in San Antonio for example, or the world’s biggest ball of twine (19,873 pounds in 2013) in Cawke... »

Bethlehem Gallery of Floors

Bethlehem Gallery of Floors

When you’re decorating your home, there truly is one element that brings everything together for a cohesive, designed look: the flooring. Whether it’s hardwood or carpeting for your foyer, kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom, these decisions impact the value of your home, which is typically the single largest purchase you’ll ever make. Sometimes you want to change your flooring ... »

Girl Develop It

Girl Develop It

In 2016, women made up only 26 percent of the nation’s computing workforce, and it’s not because they aren’t working: women also held a whopping 57 percent of professional jobs last year, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology. Similarly, while women received 57 percent of the nation’s bachelor’s degrees in 2015, only 18 percent of computer a... »

Pamper Your Pooch

Pamper Your Pooch

Bone Appetit Dog Barkery at the Moravian Book Shop 444 Main Street, Bethlehem 610.332.2663 boneappetitpa.com Teddy the Dog Strong Body, Excellent Nose shirt $27.99 2. Wholesome Pride Sweet Potato Fries Dog Treats $9.99 3. Tall Tails Wooden Bowl $24.99 The Dining Dog & Friends 3245 Hamilton Blvd, Allentown 610.351.9333 thediningdog.com 4. “Dino” Bone $22 5. Blue Bowl $2... »

House & Barn

House & Barn

“Have you tried House & Barn yet?” has worked its way into regular rotation on my list of small talk topics, less as a conversational filler and more as a civic duty. Hyperbolic, perhaps, but unnecessary, no. (Let it be known that I am on a mission to have as many people try the Barn B Q Nachos as possible.) When I think of House & Barn, I think of Thanksgiving din... »

South Side Arts District

South Side Arts District

Organized in 2015, Bethlehem’s South Side Arts District is building on a resurgent business and cultural district anchored by the SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus and the unique shops, pubs, and restaurants that are creating a sustained buzz in the Lehigh Valley and beyond. The South Side Arts District, part of the nationally recognized Main Street program that seeks t... »

The 6 Month Fitness Challenge

The 6 Month Fitness Challenge

It has been a little more than 6 months since Melissa Lascala, our graphic designer, began her fitness journey. We talked to her in the March issue of Marketplace, when she was just starting out. Since then, she has lost a whopping 27 pounds. Melissa followed an exercise and nutrition plan given to her by WorkoutEngine Allentown’s Coach Joe Arangio, a certified strength an... »

Urban Wineries

Urban Wineries

Wine and wineries were once tethered to stereotypes of majestic châteaus with tongue twister names, sprawling vines, manicured lawns, and labyrinthine cellars. Urban wineries have put the cork on that outdated vision of yesteryear. We’ve known for a while that wine can be for everyone, whether sangria and frosé or bone-dry Bordeaux are more your speed. Now, wineries can al... »

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