October 2014

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 ... »

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... »

Heads Up: A Guide to Concussions

Heads Up: A Guide to Concussions

By Laurie Teter A concussion is a traumatic..brain injury (TBI). Take a moment to digest that.  Any concussion is a traumatic brain injury. That statement paints a much different picture than the old school philosophy of, “It’s just a concussion.”  As the medical field continues to make new strides with cancer, heart disease and many other diseases, new information about c... »

The Dutch Art of Pow-Wow Medicine

The Dutch Art of Pow-Wow Medicine

By Kathryn Finegan Clark The Pennsylvania Dutch settlers called it Hexenkopf – “witch’s head,” and spoke of strange lights, wild shrieks and evil spirits. Locals know it as Misery Mountain or simply the haunted hill. In full sun, the hill is steeped in heavily forested hillsides, rolling green fields, and a scattering of 19th century stone farmhouses and barns. By night, s... »

The Power of Pink

The Power of Pink

   HOT TICKET INDEX Bike Line of Allentown 1728 Tilghman St, Allentown 610.437.6100 bikeline.com BOUTIQUETOGO 522 N 19th St, Allentown 610.437.1663 boutiquetogo.com HARTZELL’S PHARMACY 300 American St, Catasauqua 610.264-5471 hartzells.com JOSH EARLY CANDIES 4640 Tilghman St, Allentown 3620 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem 610.865.0580 joshearlycandies.com MISSING PIECE 462 Bushki... »

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