September 2014

Color the Cover Contest

Color the Cover Contest

You may have noticed that something is missing from this issue’s cover. If you guessed “color”, you are right. We challenge our readers, old and young to a coloring contest. All you have to do is grab your crayons and start coloring. When you are finished, take a picture of your masterpiece and submit it to Marketplace through our Facebook page. If you need a copy of the c... »

Cafeteria Companions & Family Fun Night

Cafeteria Companions & Family Fun Night

  HOT TICKET INDEX Barnes & Noble Booksellers Locations vary barnesandnoble.com Learning Express 2845 Center Valley Pkwy Center Valley 610.791.9707 learningexpress.com WILLIAMS-SONOMA 926 Lehigh Valley Mall Whitehall 610.264.0360 williams-sonoma.com Zionsville Antique Mall 7567 Chestnut St. Zionsville 610.965.3292 zionsvilleantiques.com »

J&J Affordable Luxury Transportation

J&J Affordable Luxury Transportation

by Nancy Moffett I’m sure you’ve seen the TV and print ads for J&J Affordable Luxury Transportation with the logo of a uniformed chauffer patiently waiting by the side of a luxury car. The logo was well chosen to symbolize a company that has always made customer service its highest priority. If you call J&J in the middle of the night or on a holiday, you won’t get ... »

Bangor’s Slate Industry

Bangor’s Slate Industry

Located at the base of the Blue Mountain, the area now known as Bangor was originally settled as a small farming community around 1760. In the early 1800s, however, the discovery of a fine-grained sedimentary rock called “slate” prompted a dramatic transformation that would eventually revolutionize the entire region. Slate, which is naturally waterproof and can be easily s... »

Discover the Morris Arboretum

Discover the Morris Arboretum

by Kelly Di Cesare Have you ever planned a fun, educational day for your family? You research, google-map and anticipate the wondrous learning experience you are about to unwrap for your beloved family. You wake at the crack of dawn, prepare a hearty breakfast for everyone, and call them downstairs; all the while chanting in a sing-songy voice how wonderful and interesting... »

Fall Camping Fun

Fall Camping Fun

by Mary Beth Schwartz You survived the dog days of summer. The humid days, the waiting in line at theme parks, the battling for parking spots at the beach and the non-stop crowds are in your rearview mirror. Now the beautiful crisp days of fall are here, and the scenic outdoors of the Lehigh Valley are calling. The autumn months are perfect for enjoying Mother Nature’s col... »

Now Serving: Healthy School Lunches

Now Serving: Healthy School Lunches

by Ann Wlazelek School lunches – snacks included – aim to be a bit more nutritious this school year. Cafeterias will pack more whole grains and less fat, sugar and salt into all foods served on campus as the latest effort by federal health officials to reverse the nation’s rising rate of childhood obesity, which now stands at or above 17 percent. The best part? The kids ma... »

Career Interrupted: Moms Going Back to Work after Staying at Home

Career Interrupted: Moms Going Back to Work after Staying at Home

by Kathryn M. D’Imperio Many moms dream of staying at home with their kids, picturing fun activities, crafts, adventures and timeless memories. For working moms, sometimes the decision to leave the workforce can be a difficult one. Sometimes, those who actually do take on the title of stay-at-home-mom may eventually wish to re-enter the workforce, even part-time, once the ... »

Horner’s Cemetery: Where the Past Comes Alive

Horner’s Cemetery: Where the Past Comes Alive

by Kathryn Finnegan-Clark In the early 18th century a small band of Presbyterian immigrants, tossed from country to country by religious persecution and famine, settled in Northampton County.  They were Ulstermen – “planted” in Scotland by the English king and then banished to Ireland. The churchyard in which some are buried offers a virtual Who’s Who of the Lehigh Valley’... »

Technology & the Power of Parents

Technology & the Power of Parents

by Kathryn M. D’Imperio When most of us were kids, computers and the Internet were still in their infancy compared to today. Most people didn’t even have a cell phone until the early 2000’s – well after college for many. Today’s kids are growing up with smartphones, tablets, and a never-ending supply of apps and websites to keep life more interesting and convenient. Smartp... »

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