June 2010

Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley, Inc.

By Jennifer LoConte Survivorship, Fun & Living Life Luke was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at age three. At age five, he with his mother, Nicole Ronco, moved from the Lehigh Valley to Boston to undergo specialized chemotherapy. At the time, Ronco was pregnant and also had a 1½ year old daughter at home— but Luke was given a 50% chance of survival, so they we... »

Allentown Farmer's Market

By Melanie Gold If you ask locals which institutions make the Lehigh Valley a great place to live and do business, they’ll tell you the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market is a regional jewel in the crown. Located at the Allentown Fairgrounds at 17th and Chew streets, the Farmers Market is open Thursday through Saturday with hours varying from roughly 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The... »

A Passion For Collecting

By J.F. Pirro A Horse Is A Horse It’s purely a coincidence that Ted Knieriem lives on Taylor Drive in Center Valley. His woodcarving idol, William G. Taylor, lived in nearby Upper Black Eddy, but a good proportion of his folk art carved wooden horses reside in an old Dutch cupboard at Knieriem’s. There, they look out the 12 windowpanes as if they’re barn windows. “When the... »

Dental Health

By Frederick Jerant We’re bombarded with information about cancer prevention, weight loss, hair loss, hair recovery…even something called “digestive health” (whatever that means). But 32 parts of our bodies often get short shrift. Yes, I’m talking about our teeth. “Common sense often goes out the window when we’re dealing with our teeth,” says Dr. James P. Newman, DMD and ... »

Teaching Children Money Management Skills

By Eleanor C. Jacobs Six Easy Steps Whether children are working summer jobs, earning money cutting lawns, or receiving an allowance, now is the time to teach them how to budget and save money. Without any guidance, impulsive buying trends occur with little to show for the hard work that’s been accomplished. You know the expression: “Easy come, easy go.” When bad spending ... »

Knee Injuries Prevention and Treatment

By Maureen Sangiorgio There’s no other way to say it – Patrick Letourneau was a sensation on the soccer field at Freedom High School. He was the Morning Call and Express Times Soccer Player of the Year, an All-State player two years in a row, the conference MVP and an All-District Team member. (Brains accompanied brawn, too, as he would go on to graduate third in his class... »

Assante Ristorante Italiano

By Cathy Kiley At the intersection of Rt. 329 and Main Street in Northampton sits an unpretentious white brick building that houses Assante Ristorante Italiano. From the moment you park your car and walk to the entrance, the delicious aromas emanating from inside let you know you are in for a treat. We were greeted at the door by family matriarch Louisa Assante, who immedi... »

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