By Nancy Moffett

Queen of the Valley

6702 Vera Cruz Road South  l  Zionsville, PA  l  610-967-6371  l

Billed as the “Premier Pet Resort in the Lehigh Valley,” Queen of the Valley Farm Pet Resort offers dog daycare, lodging, grooming and training in a quiet, 32-acre country setting. Here, canine guests find generous accommodations with an outside patio for sunning and a raised platform Kuranda pet bed with a fleecy blanket. Add lots of professional, loving care and recreation, and you’ve got one happy puppy, whether the stay is a day, a week or more.

With two acres of fenced play yards, Queen of the Valley makes sure their guests get plenty of exercise and individual attention amid a natural stream and outdoor trails. Owner Kathy Poole-Price is pleased to announce the kick-off of the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen® training program starting June 4. “Any dog is eligible for this training which assures your pet is well-behaved and welcome in any setting,” she explains. It’s a five-week program. “We recently finished our indoor arena and are happy to offer this program to dog owners,” Poole-Price continues.

With a knowledgeable and friendly staff, door-to-door limo service, air-conditioned and heated accommodations; Queen of the Valley is a home-away-from-home for your cherished family pet.

Cardinal Camera & Video Center

Promenade Shops  l  Saucon Valley  l  Suite 616  l  2845 Center Valley Parkway  l  Center Valley, PA  l  610- 841-7733  l

How often does a business get to mark its 75th year? That milestone is one Kurt Seelig, owner of Cardinal Camera & Video Center, is proud to celebrate. “Cardinal Camera was founded by my grandfather, George H. Seelig, in 1937 when he opened one of the earliest Kodak dealerships,” he explains. It was originally a photographic studio that evolved into a camera store with overnight processing in the 1940s and ‘50s.

From those early beginnings, Cardinal became a seller of conventional and video cameras, lenses and related products. As the business grew, the store moved twice, until it found its current, 6,000 square-foot headquarters in Lansdale. Over the years, new stores were added in Philadelphia, King of Prussia, Reading, Montgomeryville, Lancaster and Dover.

In April, Cardinal opened its newest location in the Lehigh Valley Mall. Other nearby stores include the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley and Quakertown. Today the business centers on camera sales, film and digital processing and other photo services. “We carry all major camera brands,” Seelig explains. They also offer in-house repairs, a rare service these days. From photo gifts to restoration to video transfers and camera equipment, this third-generation business knows how to serve its customers and keep them coming back.

Sunnieside Landscaping & Excavating

619 Moorestown Road  l  Bath, PA  l  610-759-6214  l  484-239-8386  l

Sunnieside Landscaping & Excavating owner, Dave Mirro, loves what he does. During winter slowdowns, he can’t wait to get back outside to run equipment, sell and oversee jobs and lend a hand to his eight employees. He founded Sunnieside in 1978.

What sets Sunnieside apart from most landscapers is a full line of excavating equipment. That means they can take the job from start to finish with no subcontractors involved. “We do the initial excavation, set boulders, dig out for water features…everything that’s needed to create the outdoor living space the customer wants,” Mirro explains. Another advantage is its own nursery with a full line of landscape materials and garden supplies.

The company offers customized solutions guided by the clients’ wishes as well as by existing vegetation, topography and home architecture. Patios and walkways, outdoor kitchens, ponds and waterfalls, fire pits and hardscaping…Sunnieside offers a broad scope of services including maintenance after the sale.

Mirro is there every step of the way. “I both sell and supervise, so I make sure the job is done the way it was sold,” he explains. He walks customers through the project to ensure they’re getting what they want. “I love doing this,” he says, and it shows in the results.

Samina Wahhab, M.D., Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

1255 South Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite 1100  l  Allentown, PA  l  610-770-7676  l

Dr. Samina Wahhab is the only board-certified female plastic surgeon practicing in the Lehigh Valley. She opened her practice in 2001 and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She is also a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Wahhab performs many types of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, including tummy tucks, breast augmentation and liposuction as well as breast reconstruction after mastectomy.  Other procedures include eyelid surgery, nose and ear surgery and face and forehead lifts. She also treats traumatic injuries such as facial fractures and complex lacerations. In the aesthetic area, she uses treatments such as Botox®, Juvederm® and lip augmentation. The practice also incorporates facials, waxing and other skin treatments.

Shane Deppen, certified laser specialist, says Wahhab’s practice is the only one in the area using a new ultrasound treatment (Ultherapy) that tightens and tones skin on the face and neck without surgery. Treatments take 30 to 80 minutes and help restore memory to underlying tissue to tighten and lift the skin.

Deppen also notes that Wahhab emphasizes a personal, caring touch in her practice. Staff, including Wahhab, greet patients in the waiting room and remain with them from start to finish. “Here, you’re a person, not a number,” he explains.

KIDS CO-OP Gymnastics – Tumble – Dance Center

57 South Commerce Way  l  Bethlehem, PA  l  610-861-9151  l

KIDS CO-OP Gymnastics – Tumble – Dance Center is a great place for kids of all ages to learn new skills and expend their energy. With a wide variety of programs ranging from gymnastics to tumbling, trampoline to dance and twirling, you’re sure to find an activity that appeals to any youngster.

The facility covers 23,000 square feet and houses a dance studio, birthday party area, a pro shop and an expanded gymnastics training area. According to Recreational Director Rae Greiner, it is also a feeder program for the GIRLS CO-OP National Team Program, which allows kids to compete on local, state and national levels.

When it comes to fun, KIDS CO-OP has something for everyone – trampolines, cargo net, a fitness fort with a wave slide, monkey bars and a foam pool pit. “With all these attractions, it’s a great place for birthday parties,” Greiner says. Their “No Bummer Summer Theme Camps” run from June 4 through August 17 and include “I Want to be a Rock Star,” “All-Star Sports,” “Animals in Action” and “Bees, Butterflies and other Beautiful Buggy Things” – just the ticket to keep kids active and happy during long vacation days.

Southmoore Golf Course

235 Moorestown Drive  l  Bath, PA  l  610-837-7200  l

With scenic views of Blue Mountain in the background, playing the course at Southmoore has been a grand experience for golfers since its opening in 1994. Southmoore has become a premier public golf course in the Lehigh Valley by offering country club conditions at public club prices. And, according to head golf pro and instructor, Jim Muschlitz, Southmoore is also a premier teaching facility. “We work with kids through a YWCA program, and have a Junior Golf Academy as well that includes private lessons and summer programs,” he explains.

The 18-hole course features 6,183 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. The course rating is 71.2 and has a slope rating of 126. It was designed by James Blaukovitch, ASGCA. Southmoore has hosted such events as the PGA Maxfli Junior Championship Qualifier, the Philadelphia PGA Assistant’s Championship and the open qualifying for the Nike Lehigh Valley Open.

With a driving range, a fully stocked pro shop, a golfer’s lounge, a restaurant and an outing pavilion, golfers can easily spend a whole day at Southmoore. “It’s a great place to hold outings and charity events,” Muschlitz says. Indeed, the course hosts more than 100 outings each season in addition to welcoming golfers from across the region.

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