March 2019

Get Back in the Game

Get Back in the Game

For elite athletes and weekend warriors alike, getting sidelined by a sports injury is agonizing. Rehab can be lengthy and getting back into action too soon can cause more damage. »

Overcoming Adversity

Overcoming Adversity

Heather May was accustomed to plenty of physical activity: running at least five (up to 10) kilometers three times each week, playing adult volleyball twice weekly, and frequently visiting the gym. But a sudden burst of pain effectively sidelined her. “I had strained my knee while training for the ‘Brew to Brew 10K race,” she says. “That’s a race from the Allentown Brew Wo... »

Leiser’s Rentals

Leiser’s Rentals

Now a One-Stop Shop for Events In recent years, Leiser’s Rentals, the fixture on Linden Street in Bethlehem that rented everything from Halloween costumes to heavy construction equipment, has been shifting their focus exclusively to event rentals. Gone are the tillers, lawn mowers, chainsaws, and heavy machinery that the business was built upon. Another significant change ... »

Man v. Food

Man v. Food

When 7-Eleven introduced the Big Gulp in 1976, some marketing executives argued it would never take off. Today, America’s quintessential large beverage generates almost 10% of total store revenue. To no surprise, the majority of us have had issues with weight control at some point in our life. The fact that obesity is still on the rise in our country, however, is a bigger ... »

Habits of Highly Effective, Healthy People

Habits of Highly Effective, Healthy People

Some wintertime outdoor activities are enjoyable—skiing, for example. Others are, well, not so much (does anyone really like to shovel snow?). But no matter what you’re doing outside, properly warming up is essential. “When temperatures are low, your muscles are less functional until they have proper blood flow,” says John Graham, Senior Network Administrator for Fit... »

Palliative Care 101

Palliative Care 101

Ask your friends or relatives to define “palliative care,” and you’ll probably get one of two answers:“It’s for pain management.”“It means the patient is going to die soon.” »

In the Major League

In the Major League

The tongue-twister—Coopersburg and Cooperstown—the latter the New York home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, is a “pleasant misconception.” Or so says Scott Pino, owner of Coopersburg Sports, the modern incarnation of the nation’s oldest manufacturer of turned wood products, say baseball bats, on record. Originally known as Coopersburg Handle Works, the bu... »

Organize Your Closet and Your Life

Organize Your Closet and Your Life

An Interview with Victory Closets I’ve been in my current home for almost 8 years, and it’s great. Really. However, like many of you, I could use more closet space. To gain some perspective and objectivity on the subject, Greg Ahart, the owner and founder of Victory Closets (victoryclosets.com), and Mike Endres, franchise owner of Victory Closets of Greater Berks and Lehig... »

Young  People’s  Philharmonic

Young People’s Philharmonic

“You are Colombian dancers,” Dominic Fiore tells the young string players. He counts out loud then points animatedly from one section to another as he sings its line, smiling and laughing. A few rooms away, high-school-age musicians have settled back into rehearsal after the stress of seating auditions. “Play the accents,” Kenneth Bean tells them simply as he conduct... »

The Flying Egg

The Flying Egg

Bountiful bennies, trendy toasts, and egg-centric specialties segue seamlessly into lunch and dinner dishes at this cozy Bethlehem destination with an upscale diner flair. WE LOVE On a well-appointed all-day-breakfast menu of savory and sweet delights, a dish named “Worth the Wait!” is bound to catch your eye. One bite of this addictively delicious Dutch Baby—a German-styl... »

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