June 2015

June 2015 Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers, The days are longer, crickets are humming in the night air and school will soon be over. We are on the heels of summer, which brings the age-old question back to the seasonal forefront once again. So I ask you, Charcoal or Gas? There are tightly-knit fans in both camps. On the propane side, you’ll find those who are looking for an easy light and tight control... »

RCN

RCN

With humble beginnings back in 1964, RCN brought its Lehigh Valley presence to life originally operating as Twin County Cable. The company became RCN nearly two decades ago in 1996, and has worked ever since to deliver high quality communications and entertainment services to the residents and businesses of the Lehigh Valley. “Our customers come first at RCN and we work to... »

No Pressure

No Pressure

For many music groups, getting exposure can be a problem. But that’s “No Pressure” for the Hanover Township, Northampton County, band that Bob Sedlock manages. “No Pressure” is the name of the ‘80s-to-pop kid cover band that Sedlock’s sons Grant and Bryant created three years ago with friend Andrew “Drew” Cirillo. Growing in size and popularity each year, the band boasts a... »

Kitchens  Al Fresco

Kitchens Al Fresco

Close your eyes and picture your ideal outdoor kitchen. Does it mimic your home’s kitchen? Would you do a smaller scale version, or perhaps just smaller kitchen appliances? Would you focus more on the wet bar or on the cooking equipment? Get a handle on your hopes and dreams for a fabulous outdoor kitchen. Envision the different foods you look forward to preparing and ensu... »

A Journey Through  Jim Thorpe

A Journey Through Jim Thorpe

The words “Let’s go to the dungeon,” are sometimes all they need to hear. But, I digress. Let me start at the beginning. We recently braved the Northeast Extension and made our way to spend the day in Jim Thorpe. As you come down mountain, you see this cute little town tucked in the valley. But you’ll soon find out, it is a lot more than a cute town. It is layered in histo... »

Smoothie Shakedown

Smoothie Shakedown

by Cezanne Colvin Smoothies have gained a lot of mainstream momentum lately, and with good reason: They’re nutritional powerhouses blitzed up into a chilly, scrumptious breakfast or snack. Stuffed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidant, and fiber, they are easy to digest and are filling, energizing, quick, and can be consumed on-the-go. They’re basically the superfood of ... »

Center Valley

Center Valley

Home to several higher education campuses, as well as some of the Lehigh Valley’s best shopping and dining locations, Center Valley offers an attractive combination of cultural hotspots, entertainment and commerce – all conveniently located in Upper Saucon Township. Since 1965, DeSales University has been a pillar of the Center Valley community. A private Catholic universi... »

Summer Staycations

Summer Staycations

VA-cations can be a hassle: packing, planning, countless miles on the road, uncertain accommodations… But close-to-home STAY-cations commit none of those sins. Consider visiting some of the many attractions right under our noses. America on Wheels America on Wheels celebrates every imaginable type of land transportation – from scooters to trucks, and more. The main entranc... »

Get Your Grill On

Get Your Grill On

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Kingfish American Bistro & Wine Bar

Kingfish American Bistro & Wine Bar

Tom and I hadn’t been to Kingfish in a while so we were very happy to meet friends there for dinner recently. Mother and son co-owners Cheryl and Cale Beck (of Beck’s Land and Sea House fame) have made many changes in the last few months, which, in my opinion, have truly enhanced the ambience. We joined our friends and Kingfish “regulars” Nancy and Bob at the attractive sq... »

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