June 2012


By Cathy Kiley I am almost embarrassed to admit that it took me over a year and a half to visit Cosmopolitan. However, I must say, “better late than never!” The moment you enter the architectural delight that is Cosmopolitan, you’ll feel you’ve stepped back in time. The dining room is what one can only describe as classic, with richly-draped windows accenting the well-spac... »

Understanding Diabetes

By Sara Hodon Diabetes is a complicated condition, but a combination of education and self-discipline can make it easier to manage. “Diabetes Mellitus is a group of diseases in which high blood sugar, or glucose, levels are caused by defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin. Insulin is a hormone made in the body to convert sugar, starches and food into e... »

Caring for your Trees

By Nancy Moffett “Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30 percent and can save 20-50 percent in energy used for heating.” – USDA Forest Service “Landscaping, especially with trees, can increase property values as much as 20 percent.” – Management Information Services/International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Most of the ... »

Pioneering Pain Medicine: St. Luke’s Spine & Pain Associates

By M. Minti Ray Agonizing pain was D. Scott Cooney’s reality for over a decade after a screw pierced a nerve in his back during a surgery for treating advanced spinal degeneration. From 2001 to 2011, he experienced chronic pain so unbearable that he could not sleep for more than a few hours a night, let alone spend time with his cherished family. He visited multiple physic... »

Farm Fresh: Tips to host Your Own Farm-to-Table Event

By Mary Beth Schwartz As a child, I looked forward to planting a garden every year with my family. We would lovingly care for the land, eager to see those first beans, corn ears and tomato buds. There is nothing like locally grown produce, whether it is from your own raised beds, farm stands or farmers markets. This year, experience the seasonal freshness of nature’s bount... »

Summer Is Revving Up With Das Awkscht Fescht

By Angela Bristow Get your motors running and drive on over to the 49th annual Das Awkscht Fescht. The antique, classic and sports car festival, held at and benefiting Macungie Memorial Park, will run August 3-5. The festival has something for every generation, including a variety of food, live entertainment, arts and crafts, a toy show and flea market. Housed in a large t... »

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