October 2015

Pumpkin Mania: 13 Unique Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Pumpkin Mania: 13 Unique Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Candy corn is already on the grocery store shelves and soon it will be time to head to the local farm to pick pumpkins. Carving pumpkins is just one fun way to get a little creative with a DIY decoration for Halloween. With a few craft supplies and your imagination, you can create beautiful, scary or breathtaking designs for your pumpkins. Here are some unique pumpkin deco... »

The Haunted Lehigh Valley

The Haunted Lehigh Valley

The Lehigh Valley is no stranger to things that go “bump in the night”. As a matter of fact, some of our paranormal presences are so well known they’ve been featured on national television shows and become the subject of popular ghost tours. In Bethlehem alone, a walk down historic Main Street will take you past a half dozen buildings where supernatural encounters have bee... »

Farm to Hospital

Farm to Hospital

The farm-to-table movement has been popular for a few years. However, 2014 marked a milestone when the Lehigh Valley saw it’s first organic farm on site at a hospital. St. Luke’s University Health Network and Rodale Institute combined to establish the St. Luke’s Rodale Institute Organic Farm. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates Celebrat... »

Play Ball! Majestic Athletic is in on the Action

Play Ball! Majestic Athletic is in on the Action

“Play ball,” the umpire calls – and there they are – two teams on the baseball diamond vying for the 2015 World Series title in a battle telecast around the globe. But there’s something special about these teams that locals from the Lehigh Valley can take pride in. They starting line-up is all wearing uniforms made in Easton. So is every other player on the field – on both... »

Easton Hospital’s 125th Anniversary

Easton Hospital’s 125th Anniversary

It began in early 1890, when a small group of civic-minded churchwomen started a campaign to open the first hospital in Easton. Galvanized by the leadership of Dr. Anna M. McAllister, the group raised nearly $9,500 through fundraising and private donations. Using part of this money, they then purchased a large wooden home on Wolf Street, close to where the Northampton Coun... »

7 Tips for Hosting an Oktoberfest Bash

7 Tips for Hosting an Oktoberfest Bash

Despite popular belief, “Oktoberfest” is not how you say “beer” in German. In October 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig, who later became King Ludwig I, wed Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The town citizens were invited to celebrate the royal wedding and commemorative horse race in front of the city gates in Munich, Germany, and they had such a good time that they retur... »

The Luke Hahn Foundation

The Luke Hahn Foundation

On July 5, 2010, Dana Hahn’s life as she knew it was shattered. Her son, Luke, and husband, Kraig, were involved in an accidental propane tank explosion. Her husband sustained severe burns on 83 percent of his body that kept him in the hospital until Christmas Eve of that year, but their son was killed in the explosion. He was just two days shy of his thirteenth birthday. ... »

Adopt-a-Dog

Adopt-a-Dog

I have had dogs my entire adult life. Big hairy dogs, lean and mean dogs, a dog with one eye, a dog with three legs, and a dog with the IQ of a turnip, but all of my dogs have been adopted from a shelter. He is the dog that will be tucked in my heart forever. October is Dog Adoption Month, and I encourage you to think about adopting. If you are on the fence about getting a... »

Disconnecting in a Connected World

Disconnecting in a Connected World

Do you check your email before you’ve gotten out of bed? Do you have a Pavlovian response when your phone bings, buzzes or beeps? Have you interrupted a conversation, an intimate moment, or a family meal with real people because there’s a new post on social media? If this sounds like you (and no judgment here – this is about awareness!), perhaps you’re a good candidate for... »

Pennsylvania Youth Theatre

Pennsylvania Youth Theatre

The phrase “Pennsylvania Youth Theatre” might prompt mental images of ramshackle sets, homemade costumes, and a cast of awkward kids stumbling around on stage. But you’d be absolutely wrong on all counts. PYT is actually a regional performing-arts school. Thousands of children have studied drama, music and dance during its 30-year history and – with help from professional ... »

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