August 2016

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Scoop Up These Ice Cream Essentials

Williams-Sonoma 926 Lehigh Valley Mall | #1310 | Whitehall 610.264.0360 | 1. Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker – $69.95 2. Cake Batter Ice Cream Starter – $14.95 3. Salted Caramel Sauce – $15.95 4. Hot Fudge Sauce – $15.95 5. Spatula – $12.95 6. Chef’n Sweet Spot Ice Cream Sandwich Maker – $19.95 7. Zoku Ice Cream Maker ̵... »

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... »


A Night at the Apollo

It began when we arrived for our dinner reservation at The Apollo Grill on Thursday, October 22, 2015. The Apollo was hosting a charity event for the newly-established Bethlehem Food Co-Op. Carol Ritter, a membership consultant at the Co-Op, was selling chances as we checked in with the desk. We inquired about the event, and purchased tickets. As our dinner was coming to a... »


Why Playing Golf is Good for Your Health

A round of golf means being outside for four or five hours and briskly walking several miles in the great outdoors over rolling terrain. All while building core strength with every swing and by carrying or at least pulling a weighty set of clubs and along the way. Throw in some invigorating conversations with a foursome of friends or family, and you have a recipe for a ben... »

10 things to do in the Lehigh Valley

10 Things to do in the Lehigh Valley this August

As a kid, August used to feel like one long Sunday as we watched the days grow shorter and the first day of school draw nearer. Now, however, we’re adults, meaning there are a host of family-friendly activities and date night excursions awaiting us all month long. Paddle the Poconos with Whitewater Moonlight Rafting Accompanied by a professional river guide, travel down ei... »

Juvenile Diabetes Feature

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

What’s the first thing your 10-year-old does when she wakes up? Sleepily reach for her phone—already over her data usage a week into the month—and scan through her notifications? Put on her Beats® and binge watch her latest Netflix® obsession? Announce how bored she is, an affliction that mysteriously vanishes at the mention of chores? Ever since Lily Scott was 10, the fir... »

Dining Dogs

Holistic Health for Furry Foodies

As a first timer to The Dining Dog & Friends, expect a warm greeting from owners Althea Seeds and Risa Krohn. They will take you by the hand and lead you to a large glass deli case filled with a tempting assortment of mouthwatering treats that look as if they came from an old world Viennese pastry shop. Baskets brim with ginger snaps, banana bites, oatmeal cream biscui... »


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... »

Social Still

Social Still

Social Still opened around a year and a half ago in a glorious old bank building dating back to 1919. Back then it was home to Gosztonyi Savings and Trust which catered to Eastern European immigrants who worked at Bethlehem Steel. The bank was run by a woman who became Pennsylvania’s first female bank president. Social Still’s owners Elaine Pivinski and Adam Flatt (of Fran... »

Madeline Link

Madeline Link

At the age of 18, Madeline Rose Link has already compiled a list of accomplishments that would be the envy of someone twice her age: Honors student from elementary through high school World traveler (England, Spain, China, Africa, Canada) Professional musician Model UN participant for four years Participant in the University of Notre Dame’s Pre-College Leadership Seminar F... »

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