November 2019

Christmas City Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join Mayor Bob Donchez at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall. Enjoy free cookies, hot chocolate, and a visit with Santa. Live performances including Freedom High School Band and Orchestra, Cunningham & Associates, Sea Rae, Tolu Adebayo, The SwingTime Dolls, The Holmes Family, and Orbital Drums. Please bring a new or gently used book to be donated to Cops &#... »

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Northampton Jewelry and Northampton Coin Exchange

For 40 years, it’s been more than precious metals and stones at Northampton Jewelry and Northampton Coin Exchange. “We get to be part of super personal moments,” says owner Sarah Schaffer. “We get to be part of someone’s life.” As always, it all started with an interesting personal story, passion, and drive. Schaffer’s dad, Dave Howell, was working as a biology teacher at ... »

Milford Square

Milford Square

For years, Milford Square has always been a quiet, rural community between Quakertown and Pennsburg. But now, with Route 663 and a popular entrance to the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Northeast Extension, major changes have begun. One of seven historic villages in Milford Township, located in far northwestern Bucks County, Milford Square is situated in the middle of the townshi... »

Have a Very Vintage Christmas

Have a Very Vintage Christmas

Photos by Daniel Yund and Blake Drummond While there’s no formal curriculum on becoming a vintage lifestyle expert, stylist and interior designer Bob Richter was nutured on this aesthetic from early childhood. By age 6, he was rescuing antiques from the family home’s attic and learning the stories behind them. Other formative experiences of this Allentown native included a... »

Invest in your smile

Invest in your smile

Insights into Cosmetic Dentistry—looking great and feeling confident for the holidays and beyond Your smile is your calling card. It’s the first thing people notice. Having a smile that you’re not so proud of can make you feel bad about yourself, impact your relationships, and your career, says Dr. Fayez Baki of Keystone Dentistry. Baki is seeing more and more patients who... »

A Veteran of War and Peace: Chester Westgate

A Veteran of War and Peace: Chester Westgate

As Americans observe Veterans Day on November 11—a national holiday since 1938—an ever diminishing number of U.S. service members being honored count among those forces that stormed five beachheads in northern France on D-Day. More than 150,000 Allied troops participated in the largest air, sea, and land invasion in history, helping to turn the tide against the Axis powers... »

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Crystal Spring Tree Farm

Planting and harvesting Christmas trees takes years of patience. As a grower, you need a crystal ball to predict the type of tree that will be popular when the crop matures 7 to 10 years later. Aptly, Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton is as well-named as it is mature. Here, where 15 varieties of trees are grown, it’s Christmas every day where Chris Botek and crew spend... »

The Timeless Allure of Saffron

The Timeless Allure of Saffron

A treasured substance once favored by Cleopatra and ancient Egyptian pharaohs remains a precious commodity today. Over thousands of years of cultivation, the harvesting of saffron has changed remarkably little: Three delicate red threads—the stigma of the crocus sativus—must be removed manually from each hand-picked crocus bloom. And it takes about 77,000 of these small pu... »

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Meals on Wheels

Thanksgiving Day is just a few weeks away, and we’re all anticipating a table loaded with enough food to feed an army. This time of year, it’s important to recognize that thousands of people in the Lehigh Valley won’t have that kind of meal. Whether through age, infirmity, or economic situations, purchasing and cooking food for many presents challenges. Twelve hundred meal... »

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Susan Bella Jewelry

14K White Gold & Diamond Necklace $875 2. 18K White Gold Diamond & Aquamarine Necklace $1955 3. 14K Yellow Gold Diamond, Onyx & Clear Quartz Earrings $1930 4. Sterling Silver & CZ Earrings $135 Sterling Silver & CZ Necklace $120 5. Sterling Silver & CZ Necklaces $75 each 6. 18K White & Yellow Gold Diamond Bracelets $3355 each 7. 14K Yellow Gold ... »

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