March 2014

Mardi Gras Fun Facts

Mardi Gras Fun Facts

Mardi Gras is known as one of the biggest parties of the year, anchored in New Orleans. The city is packed with visitors from around the world wearing purple, green and gold, and adorned with long beads caught from the beautiful floats. Revelers throw balls, play music, have picnics and people watch during one of the country’s most famous spectacles. Here are 13 interestin... »

Downsizing Decisions

Downsizing Decisions

By Rick Koze There are many questions to ask yourself when considering how to transition into your golden years. Should you move out of the area to a warmer climate? Should you get a small home or townhome locally and travel or buy a second home? Should you move into an apartment or condominium? Do you want to stay in a single home and if so, what type of community do you ... »

Easton – Before the 20th Century

Easton – Before the 20th Century

The Lehigh Valley’s third largest city, Easton is located at the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers, just across the Delaware from New Jersey. Although not incorporated into a borough until 1789, Easton’s history stretches back to the mid-1700s when Thomas Penn, son of William Penn, acquired the land from Lenni Lenape natives through the now-infamous Walking Purc... »

Barns of the Lehigh Valley

Barns of the Lehigh Valley

By Nancy Moffett You see them all around the Lehigh Valley. Some have been lovingly preserved. Some have been put to new uses. Others stand silently deteriorating along rural roadsides. But these barns are all testament to the heritage of our beautiful valley. The Lehigh Valley was home to the Lenni Lenape tribes when the first Europeans arrived in the early 1700s. Many se... »

Slainte!

Slainte!

Allentown St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The Lehigh Valley’s Oldest Irish Celebration By Liz Reph The Allentown St. Patrick’s Day Parade will celebrate its 57th year on Sunday, March 23rd. This year’s participants include nine traditional Irish pipe bands, various schools of the Lehigh Valley, the classic cars of America on Wheels, Lehigh Valley Veterans for Peace, the Allentow... »

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... »

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