Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers,

“Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to spring.”

This anonymous quote could easily have been authored by me.  I am a lover of the fall – when the air is crisp, not cold and the leaves, not snow, are falling.  As someone who is forever thinking ahead instead of enjoying the moment, I can easily be melancholy about February before Halloween has arrived.  But in this period between the long summer days and cold winter nights, I find myself excited about the endless possibilities of this too-short season.

Whether you enjoy attending local high school games, meeting up with college friends at your alma mater or sitting on the sofa cheering on your favorite NFL team, it is safe to say the football season is officially upon us.  J.F. Pirro’s feature acquaints us with the South Side Boosters who are celebrating 40 years of supporting Lehigh University athletics.

If football is not your thing perhaps antiquing is.  If so, you are lucky to live in a region so flush with antique shops, centers and auctions.  In Mary Beth Schwartz’s “Treasure Hunt” you not only learn about the many antiques destinations in the Valley, but also how to strike just the right deal, whether you’re buying or selling.

Carole Gorney provides an update on the Allentown Art Museum one year after completing its multi-million dollar renovation in “Local Color.” And in “Good Taste,” Cathy Kiley covers The Mint, which recently celebrated its one year anniversary.

Before you get in full-blown winter nesting mode, I encourage you to embrace the cooler months and all of the wonderful opportunities available this time of year.  And speaking of opportunities, there is one decision you have to make this fall, so don’t forget to vote.

Laurie Teter – Editor

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