February 2010

Heart Smarts

By Fred Jerant~ We’ve seen many heart attacks on TV—the sudden grimace, the hand to the chest, the grunts of “…heart attack…call 9-1-1…” followed by a fall to the floor. Actually, “TV symptoms” occur only sometimes. The most common signs (usually brought on by exertion) are a lot less dramatic. The American Heart Association says they can include: • Discomfort in the cent... »

Bolete

By Cathy Kiley~ We always find dining at Bolete a memorable experience for many reasons. First, the inn housing the restaurant dates back to the 1800s and is meticulously restored and maintained. Second, when you step through the door, you are immediately greeted by owner Erin Shea and made to feel like a welcomed guest in her home because that is exactly what it is. She a... »

The Degenerative Knee

Brought To You By Coordinated Health By Maureen Sangiorgio~ Nick Fredericks, 57, knows a lot about knee injuries. “I worked construction jobs, was an avid skier, and played all kinds of contact sports, so I really mistreated my knees,” he says. “I had my first knee surgery when I was only 18 following a skiing competition. Since then, I’ve had three more surgeries. Now I’v... »

The Chocolatier

By Sara Vigneri~ The milk chocolate warms up in the machine, creating silky ripples as it swirls around. The smell is overpowering, and my mouth instinctively starts to water. “I don’t even smell it anymore,” says Arlene Brockel, candy maker and owner of Chocolate Lab, a specialty chocolate shop in Bethlehem. The three of us–Arlene, fellow-chocolate maker, Kelly and ... »

Tru-Comfort

By Nancy Moffett~ Tom Grello and William Lilly met more than 20 years ago when they worked together at a local HVAC company. “I had a dream,” says Grello, “of starting my own business. Bill and I had often said, ‘We ought to be doing this ourselves.’” On December 2, 1988 they made that dream a reality when they started Tru-Comfort working out of Grello’s living room. Since... »

Let's Dance

By Laura B. Teter ~ Do you love to dance but don’t know where to strut your stuff? Do you find yourself staring enviously at the dance floor during weddings? Are you looking for a new way to spice up your relationship? The Lehigh Valley has a community to accommodate all dancers and wannabe dancers. Whether your passion is tango, salsa, swing or ballet, there are events, o... »

To Mangia Bene At Home

By Cathy Kiley~ I love to cook even more than I love eating out and big Italian meals are always my family’s favorite. Purchasing ingredients for any meal is time-consuming and a great Italian meal commands special attention. In this article, we will hit the road to accomplish the “great Italian meal” via three options: Italian specialty shops; the one-stop farmer’s market... »

Wine Storage Solutions

By Nancy Moffett~ Even if you’re a casual wine drinker, it’s important to know the basics of wine storage. Many a bottle has been spoiled sitting on top of a refrigerator where the motor running causes harmful temperature fluctuations. And, if you don’t have the space, desire or budget for a full-blown wine cellar, check out these tips from local cabinet makers on incorpor... »

Riegelsville

By Kathryn Finegan Clark~ Say what you will about the dull, nothing-ever-happens small town, but consider this: sometimes things do happen. Take a look at Riegelsville, the quintessential small town. The town is wrapped in its history; some think it is bound by it. A decade ago lots of people thought the Delaware River town only nine miles south of Easton was stuck in its ... »

Angel 34

By Faith Brenneisen~ The Angel 34 Foundation…is a cause for HOPE and an INSPIRATION by FAITH for every child to have their own ANGEL during their time of need” –Nicole Sheriff, founder, Angel 34. Nicole Sheriff was diagnosed with metastatic Ewing’s Sarcoma (bone cancer) in 2002 at age 13. Since then, she hasn’t stopped making a difference in the fight against childho... »

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