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John Consalvo

John Consalvo

Many of us believe that our soul will continue to exist long after our earthly body perishes—that it will have a future that extends beyond our death. But what if our soul also had a past? What if, prior to our birth, our soul already had a “life” in which it was free to make choices and decisions that directly impact our current selves? This is the fascinating, thought-pr... »

You Know You’re From the Lehigh Valley If…

You Know You’re From the Lehigh Valley If…

The Lehigh Valley is replete with history, culture, and long-standing traditions. For those of us who have resided here the majority of our lives, many of these things are more than just places or events—they are an essential part of who we are as people and a community. In celebration of our local history and culture, we’ve compiled a short list of “ways to know if you’re... »


Christmas Cookies Around Town

The holidays are upon us, and there is perhaps no better way to get into the spirit than by indulging in some freshly made Christmas cookies. Whether it’s an afternoon spent baking at home, an evening with friends at a cookie swap, or taking a break at the office by convening around a delicious tray of assorted treats, nothing seems to help spread the holiday cheer more th... »

Historical Society

Lehigh County Historical Society & Lehigh Valley Heritage Center

Located in the heart of downtown Allentown, just minutes from the PPL Center, the Lehigh Valley Heritage Center is a premiere museum and research facility. Its 13,000 square feet of exhibit space is divided into six different galleries, which showcase the Lehigh Valley story of American history. The museum’s collection includes more than 35,000 historic artifacts, 90,000+ ... »

Burnside Plantation

Bethlehem’s Burnside Plantation

With its beautiful natural scenery and unique historic buildings, Bethlehem’s Burnside Plantation is a picture of peace and tranquility. Situated along the banks of the Monocacy Creek, not far from the heart of historic downtown, it offers visitors a unique example of early Moravian and Pennsylvania heritage. Originally a 500-acre farm, the Burnside Plantation was establis... »


Holencik Exteriors

When 25-year-old Mark Holencik decided to step out on his own, he had no idea his simple one-man operation would ultimately grow into one of the most trusted and successful exterior construction companies in the Lehigh Valley. Beginning in 1980 under the name “Mark L. Holencik General Contractor” he started his enterprise with a few hand tools, a ladder, a pickup truck, an... »

Pocono Raceway

Pocono Raceway

Known to NASCAR fans as the “Tricky Triangle” thanks to its three signature turns, the Pocono Raceway in Monroe County has been thrilling car racing enthusiasts for nearly five decades. Established in 1957 by Dr. Joseph Mattioli and his wife, Dr. Rose Mattioli, the raceway is one of only a handful of NASCAR tracks that is still privately owned and operated. “My grandfather... »

Allen Organ

Allen Organ Company

For more than 75 years, the Allen Organ Company has been on the cutting edge of invention and innovation. Located in Macungie, the company has installed more than 80,000 instruments in 80 different countries, and is currently the United States’ largest and best-known producer of church organs. An Inventive Founder Jerome Markowitz, the man who would eventually found Allen ... »

West Park Allentown

Allentown’s West Park

A beautiful green space that boasts nearly 400 different varieties of trees and shrubs, Allentown’s historic West Park is located just east of William Allen High School, between West Linden and West Turner Streets. Established at the turn of the 20th Century, the park was created primarily through the efforts of Allentown business magnate Harry C. Trexler. Arguably the cit... »

Kressler, Wolff & Miller Insurance Agency

Kressler, Wolff, & Miller Insurance Agency

Headquartered in Easton, Kressler, Wolff and Miller Insurance Agency has been serving clients in the greater Lehigh Valley area for the past 93 years. As one of the city’s oldest and most enduring businesses, KWM’s personalized philosophy of “serving each client’s needs” is coupled with a strong commitment to supporting local community organizations, foundations and non-pr... »

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