October 2018

Emmaus

Emmaus

40°32’13’N  75°29’45”W The New York Post frequently refers to this borough as “sleepy Emmaus,” in its reporting of all things Rodale, Inc., which had been headquartered here for decades. But local historians point out that’s just not true. “Emmaus is not a sleepy town,” says Richard Farmer, president of the Friends of the 1803 House, Inc., a historic farmhouse with ties to... »

The Best I Ever Had Locally: Baked Oatmeal from Baked in Emmaus

The Best I Ever Had Locally: Baked Oatmeal from Baked in Emmaus

Think oatmeal is boring? Then you’ve never tried the comforting, mouthwatering creation that is baked oatmeal—and some of the best baked oatmeal can be found right in the Lehigh Valley, at Baked in Emmaus. What sets it apart? As opposed to being simmered and served as a goopy, porridge-like cereal, baked oatmeal is, well, baked. “It’s made from a blend of oats, sugar, milk... »

Ripe for the Picking

Ripe for the Picking

Pick your own apples, pumpkins, gourds, and more at these area farms and orchards. Let’s be real: Gardening isn’t for everyone. Some are born with green thumbs and others sit back and enjoy the (literal) fruits of someone else’s labor. If the latter best describes you, no worries—one of the many benefits of living in the Lehigh Valley is our proximity to farm-grown, fresh ... »

Day in the Life of Coffee Roaster Matt Adams of Backyard Beans Coffee Company

Day in the Life of Coffee Roaster Matt Adams of Backyard Beans Coffee Company

Some businesses start in basements, others in garages. In the case of Matt Adams, the inception for Backyard Beans took place in his—you guessed it!—backyard, specifically with a drum roller over a propane grill. When this longtime coffee-roasting enthusiast and his wife, Laura, noticed a lack of coffee vendors at local farmers’ markets, they decided to fill the void by se... »

Tails of Valor

Tails of Valor

Healing the psychological wounds of war with a wagging tail Jason, a veteran and volunteer, spends some quality time with Loftus, a Tails of Valor service dog in training. Anyone who’s owned a pet can agree that animals have a soothing, supporting, and healing impact on a person’s life. The organization Tails of Valor—which trains rescue pups to be service animals for war ... »

Terry’s Italian Restaurant

Terry’s Italian Restaurant

If you’re dreaming of a dining experience as comfortable as Cheers—with a fine Italian twist—look no further than Terry’s. We Love Every dish at Terry’s Italian Restaurant is made to order. That means, while your food may take slightly longer to cook, it’s always as fresh as can be and made exactly to your specifications. One dish that always dazzles is the filet mignon, f... »

Northwood Racquet & Fitness Club

Northwood Racquet & Fitness Club

Tennis is a fiercely competitive sport, requiring both physical and mental agility. But with the exception of some famous rivalries — think Connors and McEnroe — where moments at the net were sometimes less than cordial, the sport is highly social, bringing together people of all ages and abilities. That’s the love point the owners of Northwood Racquet & Fitness Club s... »

Khineder Creations

Khineder Creations

Located in downtown Emmaus, Khineder Creations offers locally made, chemical-free skincare products for women, men, and babies—along with gorgeous handmade gift items and gift sets for all occasions. Even more inspiring, this woman-owned company is dedicated to supporting struggling mothers, and survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking. A. Thanaka Mineral Tinted ... »

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal

This Emmaus jeweler creates affordable, quality pieces That are perfect for gifts. You may have missed the storefront if you weren’t looking for it. House of Metalworks is tucked away on the lower level of a Main Street building in Emmaus. But walk down a couple steps and you’re greeted with a sign on the door: Come in, we’re awesome. “It’s from Canada,” says creator Jill ... »

Stop the Bleed, Save a Life

Stop the Bleed, Save a Life

It’s a simple fact: when you control the bleeding of an injury, you increase the victim’s chance of survival. Data shows that 25% of all fatalities from trauma might have been prevented if bleeding had been controlled. “Since 9/11, there have been two million traumatic deaths in the U. S.,” says Peter Thomas, DO, Director of Trauma at St. Luke’s University Health Network. ... »

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