October 2014

Color the Cover Winners

Color the Cover Winners

Lehigh Valley Marketplace would like to congratulate our Color the Cover winners Ava Parker, 6 and Taylor Faidley, 16. Ava and Taylor’s creations were chosen as the favorites from our many wonderful entries. Thank you to everyone who participated. We can’t wait for next year! Visit our Facebook to view all of the entries. »

October 2014 Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers, The official start of autumn came at 10:29 p.m. on Monday, September 22. However, with school well underway, the high school football season already half over, and the weather definitely cooler of late, the arrival of fall seems to have happened weeks before. Temperatures are starting to recede and leaves will soon be shifting from green to brilliant orange, ... »

The Bayou Southern Kitchen and Bar

The Bayou Southern Kitchen and Bar

By Cathy Kiley A bit of New Orleans exists just off Stefko Boulevard and Broad Street only a few minutes from the heart of downtown Bethlehem. Owners Christian Duarte and Mo Taylor combined their talents to open The Bayou Southern Kitchen and Bar last March. In doing so, these young restaurateurs have brought southern comfort food with a unique twist on traditional New Orl... »

5 Ways to Cozy Up Your Home

5 Ways to Cozy Up Your Home

By Kathryn M. D’Imperio Each year when the fall weather arrives, it reminds us to savor the few remaining warm moments outside and to recreate our own feelings of warmth in our homes. Creating a cozy setting in the home is a scalable initiative – you can make little changes here and there, subtly impacting the atmosphere and appearance, or you can completely remodel a room... »

Riegelsville: More Dead Than Alive

Riegelsville: More Dead Than Alive

By Kathryn Finegan Clark In some ways, the small town of Riegelsville is more dead than alive, and some people believe the line dividing those two states is thinner than usual. The Rev. Jeffrey A. Wargo, pastor of St. John’s United Church of Christ on the hill overlooking much of the town, points to the Riegelsville Union Cemetery.  Although legend has it that ghosts have ... »

Get Away Close By

Get Away Close By

by Mary Beth Schwartz Here in the United States, they first catered to weary Colonial settlers. In England, Ireland and Scotland they have been popular for years. Today, they still offer the historical ambiance, complete with antiques, but also modern amenities such as spa services and Wi-Fi. And for those who want to relax with a spot of tea, a hearty breakfast, and take ... »

7 Great (Alternative) Fall Dates

7 Great (Alternative) Fall Dates

by Cezanne Colvin We’ve kicked off our espadrilles, lost our tans, and posed the existential inquiry of what the world did before the advent of pumpkin spice, which can only mean one thing – it’s officially fall. Traditionally, the arrival of fall conjures up images of pumpkin patches and picking apples. Taxiing through the hinterlands on a pile of hay. Cheering on the foo... »

Inspiring Others: A Breast Cancer Survivors Story

Inspiring Others: A Breast Cancer Survivors Story

By Liz Reph Amanda Buss-Sivak has been through far more than most women twice her age.  Today, at just 36-years-old, she is starting a new round of chemotherapy for her fourth battle with cancer. “It’s an ongoing journey,” said Amanda. “But I believe your mind frame is 99% of the fight, and I can honestly say that I don’t let it get me down.” Amanda’s journey began eight y... »

Salisbury Township

Salisbury Township

Located in the southeast part of Lehigh County, Salisbury Township is tucked between Emmaus, Allentown and Bethlehem. At just over eleven square miles, it is one of the smallest townships in all of Pennsylvania. However, during the 18th Century, its residents played major roles in some of the most significant events of the era. Solomon Jennings and the Walking Purchase Alt... »

Susan Bella Jewelry

Susan Bella Jewelry

By Nancy Moffett To Susan Linski buying a fine piece of jewelry isn’t just a financial or aesthetic decision. It’s a celebration of love, new beginnings or “whatever life dishes out.” She thinks of her store at 1746 West Allen Street in Allentown as “our happy place.” Susan Bella Jewelry had its beginnings as Lehigh Jewelers when Linski’s mom, Carol Kiser, bought the busin... »

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