February 2020

Reagle Insurance

Reagle Insurance

Since 1936, Reagle Insurance has been providing top-notch insurance sales and service to clients in Easton and its surrounding communities. The year was 1936. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was in The White House, just elected for his second term. The Great Depression still was impacting our country. Gas was 10 cents a gallon, a loaf of bread was 8 cents, and you could re... »

10 Great Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day with Kids

10 Great Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day with Kids

When “married with children,” the lines often blur together between time spent as a couple and time as a family. Occasional date nights made possible by babysitters keep the spark alive, yet sometimes the most outstanding moments lived as a family are the ones that fuel the fire. This treasured time having children at home only lasts so long until the kids grow up and begi... »

Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins

Varicose veins: they’re unsightly, sure—but do they constitute a serious condition? Where do they come from? Can you get rid of them? Dr. Hei Jin Chung, MD, FACS, RVT, is a vascular surgeon and vein specialist in Phillipsburg, New Jersey who answered these questions—and many others—about this common condition. Lehigh Valley Marketplace: Dr. Chung, we’ve all heard of “varic... »

Ain’t Nothin’ But A Groundhog

Ain’t Nothin’ But A Groundhog

Groundhog Day is known as February 2: the day an unassuming groundhog has the ability to forecast the next six weeks of weather (and, to many, a classic movie from the ‘90s starring Bill Murray). Although the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club calls it “a day to take everything a little less seriously,” there is surprisingly some logic behind how this annual event started. As Feb... »

Easton Public Market

Easton Public Market

In the past four years, the multi-faceted Easton Public Market (EPM) has become deeply rooted in center city life, not only feeding the needs of urban consumers but attracting visitors to the increasingly vibrant downtown area. In fact, the excellence of EPM’s accomplishments were recognized with a prestigious statewide Townie Award for Anchor Building in 2017, bestowed by... »

Sweet Talk: The Original  Conversational  Candy

Sweet Talk: The Original Conversational Candy

The candy company Necco, or New England Confectionary Company, was founded in Boston in 1847 by a man named Oliver Chase. The first confection candies were in the shape of sea scallops. Instead of messages printed on them, they contained a message inside much like a fortune cookie. Other shapes that made up Necco’s assortment of confection candies included baseballs, horse... »

Lehigh Valley Music  Awards

Lehigh Valley Music Awards

photos by Lisa Boehm Photography The Lehigh Valley Music Awards, the annual showcase for our region’s outstanding music-related talent, turns 21 this year—and it’s traveled a long path since the founding of the Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association in 1999. Early versions of the program were held in little clubs throughout the Valley; as few as 100 people watched the pre... »

Habitat For  Humanity’s ‘Restore’ Store

Habitat For Humanity’s ‘Restore’ Store

A Surprising Source For Your Home Projects s we start a new year (and new decade!), you may already be thinking about getting an early start on your spring house projects. One way to help stretch your budget dollars is to consider buying gently used or new items to help get your project completed. Did you know that we have a Habitat for Humanity ReStore (that’s the name th... »

Best I Ever Had: Pano’s Omelette at Billy’s Downtown Diner

Best I Ever Had: Pano’s Omelette at Billy’s Downtown Diner

Omnivorous omelette fans questing for an ideal form of this classic dish—one that’s both warmly comforting and sufficiently hearty to help power through a busy day—need to tuck into the lead item on the list of Signature Breakfasts at Billy’s Diner. Initially unveiled at the flagship Bethlehem eatery 18 years ago, Pano’s Omelette has achieved cult-level status at all three... »

Where Did The  Heart-Shaped Box Originate?

Where Did The Heart-Shaped Box Originate?

Although Valentine’s Day can be traced back to Roman times, the tradition—or some would argue, requirement—of giving chocolate to a loved one on this holiday is a much more recent idea. Up until the early 1800s, chocolate was primarily consumed as a drink: think hot chocolate. However, at this time Europeans were starting to get over chocolate due to its greasiness, until ... »

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