Laurie Teter, Author at Lehigh Valley Marketplace's Posts

6 Tips for a Healthy School Year

6 Tips for a Healthy School Year

August is here and soon we’ll be thinking “back to school.” Good news for some (parents) and not so good news for others (kids). Regardless of your position, the beginning of the school year is inevitable so why not start off with positive attitudes all around? Moravian Academy’s Upper School Nurse, Marian Grencer, RN, recommends the following practices to ensure a healthy... »

Miles of Smiles

Miles of Smiles

For years children were coming to Lehigh Valley Health Network’s dental clinic at 17th and Chew Streets for regular check-up visits but few returned for restorations, extractions or more serious cases. When parents were asked why they didn’t bring their children back for much needed follow-up the response was often, “I couldn’t take any more time off from work.”  Often the... »


Formed in 1759 as a closed Moravian community on land owned by the Moravian Church, Emmaus is tucked into the north slope of South Mountain in Lehigh County. The town’s name was changed to Emaus (one “M”) in 1830 and the village of 200 acres was incorporated as a borough in 1859. In 1938 the Emaus Rotary Club circulated petitions to change the name back and Emaus again bec... »


Just a short 20-minute drive along Route 222 through Maxatawny Township rests the charming Borough of Kutztown, representing the midway point between the Lehigh Valley and Reading. Originally named Cootstown, after George Coots who purchased 130 acres from prosperous land owner Peter Wentz in 1755, Kutztown was incorporated as a borough in 1815 and is the second oldest bor... »


Positioned along the banks of the Delaware River, Phillipsburg is the largest town in Warren County, New Jersey.  Like many towns in the Lehigh Valley, Phillipsburg was settled by Native Americans in the mid-1600s, but growth came slowly – there were 30 homes in 1820 and only 50 in 1847 – and the town wasn’t officially incorporated until March of 1861.  By 1870 the populat... »


Long before the cluster of hotels, business parks and distribution centers dotted the perimeter of Fogelsville, the Native Americans of the Lenni Lenape tribe inhabited the territory west of Kuhnsville and North of Trexlertown in what is now part of Upper Macungie Township. By the mid 1700s German immigrants, attracted to the rich soil and copious water sources, establishe... »


You may think of Quakertown as simply an exit off the Turnpike or the section of Route 309 you pass on your way to somewhere else, but a charming downtown awaits, just minutes from major thoroughfares. Tucked in the Northeast portion of Upper Bucks County, surrounded by Richland Township, Quakertown is a borough of nearly 10,000 residents and encompasses approximately two ... »


“A curious and remarkable town.” That’s how John Adams described Bethlehem in 1777 and that sentiment holds true today.  Situated in the center of the Lehigh Valley, within the counties of Northampton and Lehigh, Bethlehem has a  population of nearly 75,000 spread amongst its almost 20 square miles, making it Pennsylvania’s 7th largest city. History In 1741, a small group ... »

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