May 2011

The Benefits of Massage Therapy

By Sara Hodon Massage is not just a way to relax and loosen tense muscles. Regular therapeutic massage treatments can help to ease the suffering of a number of chronic health conditions. Therapeutic and relaxation, or Swedish, massage have some distinct differences. A Swedish massage is commonly offered at a salon or day spa; therapeutic massage is typically done at a well... »

Makeup Tips & Tricks

By Kathryn M. D’Imperio As the seasons  change from one to the next, countless new makeup products and updated colors for old favorites become available. From new flavors of lip balm to hot new colors of eye shadow, the possibilities and combinations are endless. Choosing new makeup products to complement the season is a great way to welcome change. Even when you’ve alread... »

SouthSide Film Festival

By J.F. Pirro Bethlehem is a city of festivals. Of course, there’s the granddaddy, Musikfest, a summer calendar must. And there’s the Celtic Classic in the fall; however, late spring welcomes the SouthSide Film Festival, a combination of art and culture. “It’s really a testament to Bethlehem that it can have such a variety of festivals, and that Bethlehem never tires of it... »

The Miracle League: Lehigh Valley’s Field of Dreams

By Jennifer LoConte It’s a crystal clear summer day at the ball field. Parents sit on bleachers shouting words of encouragement while young players eagerly await their turn at bat. As the cliché goes, baseball is as American as apple pie; however for these players with special needs, it’s something they only dreamed about doing until an organization called The Miracle Leag... »

Looking Good at Any Age

By Kathryn M. D’Imperio From soft, radiant skin to lustrous hair and a lean physique, we all long to look great, no matter what our age. Health and beauty companies know this and offer an array of potions, creams, and products to chase away wrinkles, gray hair, and other elements of the body’s so-called imperfections or signs of aging. When it comes down to it, women can a... »

The Truth About Plastic Surgery

By Jennifer LoConte Whether performed as medical re-constructive surgery or an elected cosmetic procedure, plastic surgery continues to be one of the most popular services performed in the United States. Men and women of all ages, ethnicities and income levels seek to make changes to their bodies in some capacity and if not covered by insurance, continue to spend large amo... »

What's New in Summer Camps

By Frederick Jerant Summertime means freedom from pencils, books (and teachers’ dirty looks), but it can also be rife with boredom—swimming pools and playgrounds don’t have quite the same allure after a while. But don’t despair, parents. Many local day camps provide weeks of stimulating close-to-home activities. Here’s a quick look at some of them. SWING TIME Aspiring jazz... »

Landis Store Hotel

By Cathy Kiley One of the fun aspects of writing about restaurants  is the discovery of new eateries that are off the beaten path. There are many country inns in the Lehigh Valley with extraordinary histories that are situated in remote yet beautiful areas.   One deserving example is the Landis Store Hotel located on Baldy Hill Road outside the picturesque borough of Boyer... »

Going to Great Lengths: An Interview with Nicole Misero Vazquez

By Christine A. Krahling A licensed cosmetologist since May 1998, Nicole Misero Vazquez started working in a salon when she was 15 years old, answering phones, shampooing, sweeping and keeping up with the laundry. Flash-forward to today and Vazquez has created quite a career for herself in the fast-growing business of hair extensions. Between receiving inquiries from clien... »

Do I Need a Life Coach?

By Sara Vigneri For many of us, the current economic climate is a reason to worry about the future. But for some, it has become an opportunity to dream. When the future seems dim and uncertain, why not take the chance to rethink where you are and where you want to be? One of the best ways to facilitate this kind of change is to enlist the help of a life coach. A life coach... »

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