March 2018

Schuler Service

Schuler Service

It all began in 1923 when George Schuler opened a small retail parts store on North Eighth Street in Allentown and outfitted a push-cart with tools and equipment so he could service his customers’ plumbing needs. Ninety-five years later, Schuler Service, Inc. still offers plumbing fixtures—along with numerous other products to meet customers’ remodeling needs—but from a ne... »

A Ca Mia Italian Restaurant

A Ca Mia Italian Restaurant

Put this authentic Italian restaurant on your must-try list–and get ready for leftovers.  We Love It’s never too early—or too late—for pumpkin, especially when it’s wrapped up in a dish like this Pumpkin Ravioli. Filled with pumpkin and mascarpone cheese, these heavenly pasta pillows are sauteed with potatoes, green beans, sausage, and golden delicious apples for a rich ce... »

Bethlehem Food Co-Op

Bethlehem Food Co-Op

Imagine this: You’re about to whip up an awesome dinner. Everything from the recipe is laid out on the counter and ready to go—but then you realize that one essential ingredient is missing. The meal just won’t be the same without it. That’s an easy fix, right? Just hop in the car and drive to the grocery store to pick up the missing item. Problem is, if the nearest store i... »

In Defense of Public Libraries in the  Digital Era

In Defense of Public Libraries in the Digital Era

Though decades have elapsed since I was in my childhood, certain memories have lingered. Some of the fondest, are of the Bethlehem Public Library. Owning a library card was one of my first rite of passages into adulthood as an elementary schooler. Long before the days of computers, I proudly put my card into my wallet and stood in awe of the towering rows of bookshelves, f... »

Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

From The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup champagne vinegar 1/4 cup honey 1 1/4 cups canola oil Zest of 1/2 lemon 2 T fresh thyme leaves (removed from stem) Salt and Pepper to taste DIRECTIONS Combine lemon juice, vinegar, honey, lemon zest, and thyme in a blender. Slowly add the canola oil while blender is running to emulsify. Adjust with... »

We Tried Veggie Burgers

We Tried Veggie Burgers

Trying to eat healthier but just can't imagine your life without biting into a big, juicy hamburger from time to time? Give veggie burgers a go. High in fiber, they are a great way to combat some serious diseases like colon cancer, and since most contain soy, they help to lower your cholesterol. Not all meatless patties are created equal, however. Check out how these four,... »

Let’s Move

Let’s Move

Looking to whittle your middle or strengthen your core? Skip the sit-ups, according to John Graham. “Sit-ups are not considered to be an optimal core exercise due to the strain on the cervical vertebrae (neck) and lumbar vertebrae (lower back),” John explains. Instead, he recommends swapping sit-ups for these three moves:   1. Front Bridge Start: Lie face down, supporting ... »

Heart Healthy Tilapia

Heart Healthy Tilapia

According to the American Heart Association, one out of every 20 people below the age of 40 has heart disease, a diagnosis that may still be unknown to individuals before they seek treatment for related complications. Heart-healthy diets may limit saturated fat and sodium, but they don’t have to skimp on flavor while boosting your heart health. For anyone with dietary rest... »

Get Real About a Gut Check

Get Real About a Gut Check

Even though colon cancer is still a leading cause of death in the U.S., there’s some good news to report. Noel Martins, MD, section chief of the gastroenterology division at St. Luke’s University Health Network, brought us up to date. »

Skip the RX

Skip the RX

Whether their symptoms are a runny nose, fever, or stuffy sinuses, many patients insist on being prescribed an antibiotic because “it’ll cure me faster.” But that’s not always the case, cautions Michael A. Abgott, MD, Network Chair of Family Medicine and Vice President/Senior Medical Director of St. Luke’s Physician Group. For starters, antibiotics are not cure-alls. “Anti... »

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