August 2019

Billy’s Downtown Diner

Billy’s Downtown Diner

Long-awaited and much-anticipated, the relaunch of the dazzlingly renovated Billy’s Downtown Diner in Allentown once again brings the likes of The Cannoli Tower and The Pretzel Reuben to hungry local audiences. Of course, with a consistent menu (and pricing) at the flagship Bethlehem restaurant, opened in 2000, and an Easton locale added last year, all the familiar breakfa... »

The Importance of Play

The Importance of Play

It’s no secret that children learn about the world around them through playing. They discover and absorb new things like thirsty little sponges. By ensuring that children take the time to play, you have a sturdy hand in the trajectory of their future. “Maria Montessori said, ‘Play is the work of the child,’ says Dr. Shannan Boyle Schuster, Head of School at The Swain Schoo... »

Tips for Success when Taking Online Courses

Tips for Success when Taking Online Courses

As someone who has taken online courses as a student, and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses as an instructor, there are many things which can help you have a successful experience. More colleges and universities are expanding their online offerings to provide you with flexibility in when and where you do your learning. One of the benefits of online learning is tha... »

Robotic Surgery: The New Normal

Robotic Surgery: The New Normal

Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence offers the region’s most advanced technology and experienced surgeons When Carl Gerhart, 72, of Nazareth needed a kidney removed, he didn’t want six weeks of recovery and an eight-inch scar. Gerhart turned to Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence and learned he could have robotic surgery to remove his kidney. Choosi... »

We Tried It! Klein Farms & Happy Holstein Ice Cream

We Tried It! Klein Farms & Happy Holstein Ice Cream

Making your list of must-dos before summer ends? Do yourself a flavor and add Klein Farms and Happy Holstein Ice Cream to the list. Vanilla – Not your typical vanilla ice cream. SO flavorful! Oreeeo – Oreo-yum! Very different from traditional cookies and cream. Not overly sweet, just cookies in ice cream form. Raspberry – Wow–an explosion of raspberry! If... »

Sweet Pea Children’s Shop

Sweet Pea Children’s Shop

Sweet Pea Children’s Shop is the Lehigh Valley’s destination for quality children’s brands including Tea Collection, Hatley, Mayoral, Joules, and more. Offering sizes newborn through 10, their friendly staff is happy to help you find a range of clothes from playwear to dress clothes for your favorite little ones. Outerwear, shoes, and a variety of fun accessori... »

Crayola Wooden Toys

Crayola Wooden Toys

Just in time for the new school year, Crayola has launched a new line of educational toys designed to delight children ages 3-5 and rekindle memories for parents and grandparents with classic play patterns from their own childhood. Crayola Wooden Toys offer a series of handcrafted, colorful puzzles, blocks stampers, and dry-erase activity sets designed to stimulate creativ... »

Sim Center

Sim Center

A robotic manikin that sweats, sheds tears, has a heartbeat, and pulse. An imaging table that allows you to view skin, muscles, organs, and veins at any angle and to any depth. Detailed, unscripted interactions with “patients” in a serious form of improv theater. That’s just some of what you’ll find at the Network Simulation Center at St. Luke’s. It’s a place where medical... »

Leading the Way in Lifestyle Medicine

Leading the Way in Lifestyle Medicine

Just like maintaining your car with a regular tune-up to keep it running smoothly, lifestyle medicine teaches patients good habits to reverse or prevent disease (so they don’t end up in the hospital). This new field of practice takes a holistic view of the individual and promotes lifestyle behaviors, like good nutrition and physical activity to stave off or reduce chronic ... »

Ain’t Nothin’ Like the Real Thing

Ain’t Nothin’ Like the Real Thing

Earlier this year and under the guidance of orthopedic surgeons from St. Luke’s Health Network, students at Parkland and Phillipsburg High Schools interested in medical careers had an exciting experience: the observation and actual participation in the dissection of a shoulder from a human cadaver. At Parkland, it was part of the Project Lead The Way® human body systems cl... »

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