December 2021

Warner Art Glass

Warner Art Glass

The cool, smooth surfaces of hand-blown art glass curve and swoop like fluid moments frozen in time and space. Viewed in the hushed serenity of a chic gallery, these delicate pieces may seem remote and aloof. However, the dynamic atmosphere of Warner Art Glass welcomes tactile interaction and creates an immersive experience. Displays of eclectic glass giftware such as bowl... »

Your Time Is Valuable,  Your Health Is Priceless

Your Time Is Valuable, Your Health Is Priceless

Busy professional was able to take care of all his health care needs in just one day While operating multiple business organizations both in the Lehigh Valley and the Midwest, Jim Palmeri admits his schedule is often full. However, he makes his health a priority. “I started my career working in transportation, which is all about preventive maintenance. I think of my body t... »

McCoole’s at the Red Lion Inn

McCoole’s at the Red Lion Inn

The appeal of a warmly decorated Revolutionary-era inn is undeniable. However, the attitude, amenities, and gastronomic experiences offered make this hugely atmospheric destination relevant to contemporary socializing. Four rotating taps dispense house-brewed Red Lion Beer, and cocktails hand-crafted with fresh juices provide sophisticated imbibing. Live music every Friday... »

Creating  Smiles in a Stress-Free Zone

Creating Smiles in a Stress-Free Zone

Photos by Scott Westgate An appointment for, say, a massage or pedicure can serve as an eagerly awaited highpoint of a busy day. Anticipation of a dental appointment, though, is far less likely to lift the spirits – unless the destination is the Bethlehem office of Keystone Dentistry, which has been recently revitalized and re-envisioned by Dr. Fayez Baki. Understanding th... »

Picture Yourself Baking Bread (and loving It)

Picture Yourself Baking Bread (and loving It)

Baking bread is more about the journey than the destination. The path that’s followed might wind and wander a bit with each loaf, but lessons will be learned along the way. Long-time home bread baker and professional photographer Ryan Hulvat documents his yeasty efforts with the zeal of a proud parent – both when fragrant golden loaves are pulled from the oven and througho... »

The Star of Bethlehem

The Star of Bethlehem

Driving around the Lehigh Valley, you’ve doubtlessly noticed a handful of towns with names straight out of the Bible: Egypt, Nazareth, Emmaus, and (Mount) Bethel, for example. But perhaps the best known is the little town of Bethlehem, also known as “Christmas City USA.” It was founded on Christmas Eve 1741, when David Nitschmann and Count Nicolaus Zinzendorf established a... »

The Christmas City

The Christmas City

With festivities abuzz and lights aglow, it’s fitting for Bethlehem to be known around the world as Christmas City. The earliest inspiration for this moniker came in 1741 when Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf and a group of Moravian missionaries settled along Monocacy Creek, naming the area Bethlehem on Christmas Eve that same year. O Little Town of Bethlehem In 1937, ... »

Have a Very Vintage Christmas

Have a Very Vintage Christmas

Photos by Daniel Yund and Blake Drummond While there’s no formal curriculum on becoming a vintage lifestyle expert, stylist and interior designer Bob Richter was nutured on this aesthetic from early childhood. By age 6, he was rescuing antiques from the family home’s attic and learning the stories behind them. Other formative experiences of this Allentown native included a... »

Apgar Oil Energy & HVAC

Apgar Oil Energy & HVAC

Back in 1947, you could buy gas for around 15 cents a gallon. It was the year that Goodrich manufactured the first tubeless tire. Over at Bell Laboratories scientists discovered the transistor. Here in the Lehigh Valley, a hardworking family started a local home heating oil and comfort service company. Over 70 years later, Apgar Oil Energy & HVAC continues to be commit... »

Best I Ever Had: Bolete Lobster Roll

Best I Ever Had: Bolete Lobster Roll

Growing up in New England, I took lobster rolls for granted. To me, it was a given that they’d contain large hunks of fresh lobster meat tossed in just the right amount of mayo and piled into a soft buttery roll. But since moving to the Lehigh Valley, I’ve had my fair share of sad, rubbery duds. That is, until I experienced Bolete’s Maine Lobster Roll. It hits all those es... »

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