March 2014

Go Green!

Go Green!

  HOT TICKET INDEX APRICOT LANE BOUTIQUE 3060 Center Valley Pkwy Center Valley 610.791.9400 apricotlanecentervalley.com FRANCESCA’S 2960 Center Valley Pkwy Center Valley 610.798.9901 francescas.com GAIL GRAY 2960 Center Valley Pkwy Center Valley 484.223.3301 gailgrayhome.com MILK & HONEY KIDS 3900 Hamilton Blvd Allentown 484.223.0045 3303 Bath Pike Bethlehem 484.8... »

March 2014 Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers, Here’s a simple question. What’s your favorite color? This should be pretty easy to answer, right? After all, people have been asking us this question since we were preschool-age kids. But, it’s tougher than you think. There are so many colors to choose from. You may simply prefer a primary color such as red, blue or yellow. Or, perhaps your preference lies i... »

Missing Piece

Missing Piece

By Nancy Moffett This is the story of a business and a building. Without the building, the business would never have been born. It is also a story about a woman’s dream and how timing and intuition made her dream come true. North of Nazareth on Bushkill Center Road you’ll find Missing Piece owned by Karen Sampson. It’s a fashion accessory and home décor gift shop that carr... »

A Safe Haven for Horses

A Safe Haven for Horses

By Kathryn Finegan Clark Rescuing a horse from slaughter and finding a good home for the animal is actually what she lives for. It’s also a happy ending, although a bit different, from a wish she had as a child – a pony. Now Laurie Wuchter and her husband, Dan, who shares an enduring passion for horses and ponies, own Chincoteague ponies named Apple Jack and Brownie, and a... »

Nathan Breininger

Nathan Breininger

By Ann Wlazelek The pieces of Nathan Breininger’s career as a mosaic tile artist fell into place in a basement in Catasauqua. That’s where the then 19-year-old was laid up with a herniated disk from the back-breaking, knee-crunching labor of laying conventional tile in people’s bathrooms. “I had been saving all this beautiful glass from other jobs, laying on my side in the... »

The Twisted Olive

The Twisted Olive

By Cathy Kiley It is always exciting to visit a new restaurant and have your high expectations met. Such was the case when I dined at The Twisted Olive in Bethlehem. Chef/Owner Steve Kershner brings his self-taught talents and many years of respected experience in the Lehigh Valley to The Twisted Olive. He and his attentive staff have attracted a strong following in just a... »

Home Trends: Wall Coverings

Home Trends: Wall Coverings

By Angela Bristow You’ve spent the winter staring at the same four bland walls. With spring bringing color to the outdoors, why not bring new life to the indoors with some new paint, tile or wallpaper? While this year’s Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid, is probably too wild for most homeowners, there are literally hundreds of other colors to choose from that will ... »

Win by Losing: Be Fit Lehigh Valley Contest

Win by Losing: Be Fit Lehigh Valley Contest

By Ann Wlazelek Stephen Vassallo considers himself lucky: He has never had a weight problem; he has always been active and eaten right; and he’s living his dream job, owning and operating a private fitness center. The 42-year-old married father of four realizes, however, that not everyone is so fortunate or knowledgeable about keeping fit. He is astounded by the high rates... »

Accessible Arts

Accessible Arts

University theatre programs cater to vision and hearing impaired guests By Kathryn D’Imperio  Watching a movie or seeing a play can be great fun for the whole family, but imagine if you were unable to actually see or hear what’s happening? The entire experience changes, although reactions from others who are watching may give away some clues, or simply raise further ... »

Teaching Kids to Quit

Teaching Kids to Quit

By Sara Vigneri When my daughter was five she convinced me that she wanted to take ballet. I purchased the expensive leotard and shoes and took her every week for the lesson. But as the weeks waned so did her interest. When she said she didn’t want to go anymore, I quickly did the math; the cost of the weekly lesson – the inconvenience of an afternoon spent in the ba... »

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