October 2010

St. Luke's School of Nursing

By Jill Spotz In the spring of 2009, Stephanie Sathmary Decker, a 1981 graduate of St. Luke’s School of Nursing, attended a taping of the television show Jeopardy. Imagine her surprise when Alex Trebec asked “Which hospital has the oldest operating nursing school in the U.S.?” None of the contestants responded correctly but Stephanie knew the answer. As one of 4,000 alumni... »

Reaching Out to Victims of Domestic Violence

By Jennifer LaConte Domestic violence is a crime that happens to people across all ethnicities and financial backgrounds. The single most dangerous call for law enforcement response is for domestic violence incidents and it is not uncommon for an officer to have to return repeatedly to the same household. Two area organizations—the Beginning Over Foundation and Turning Poi... »

Hunan Springs

By Cathy Kiley From the moment you walk into Hunan Springs, you realize you are in for a treat. This is not your mother’s take-out Chinese! Prepare yourself to indulge in some of the best Asian food to be found in the Lehigh Valley. The old stone structure at 4939 Hamilton Boulevard (Rt. 222) in Wescosville once housed The Widow Brown’s Inn. Jay Ho explained that his paren... »

Coplay, Hokendauqua, & Fullerton

By Kathryn Finegan Clark Coplay, Hokendauqua and Fullerton: these three little Lehigh County communities hug the western bank of the Lehigh River as it flows toward Easton where it empties into the Delaware River. They are, for the most part, pleasant little residential areas dotted with shady trees, wide porches on row homes, green lawns and flowers. Now, in the 21st cent... »

Colleges & Universities In The Valley

By Katie Brown Prospective college students in the Lehigh Valley have a multitude of educational options at their fingertips. Join me as I “Hit the Road” and explore them and help you prepare for your own college road trips. Let’s start in Easton with Lafayette College, located on College Hill. Originally founded in 1846 as an all-male institution, this historic campus is ... »

Moravian College Music Institute

By Christine A. Krahling This month, I talked with Blair Flintom, facilities manager for The Moravian College Music Institute about his role there, his goal for the Institute, as well as what the Institute offers those in the community who might be interested in pursuing music lessons. The Moravian College Music Institute (MCMI) was created over 25 years ago to provide com... »

Performance Psychologist ~ Dr. Jarrod Spencer

By J.F. Pirro Performance psychologist Dr. Jarrod Spencer takes pride in working behind the scenes for his clients. But in his corner office along Larry Holmes Drive in Easton, that overlooks the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware rivers, frankly, he’s perched above a remarkable scene. Through floor-to-ceiling windows above the falls, from his vantage point, he can both... »

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