February 2013

To Your Health

“How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids” by Tom Rath, Mary Reckmeyer, Maurie J. Manning (Illustrator) $9.90 Barnes and Noble barnesandnoble.com Promenade Shops 2960 Center Valley Pkwy Ste 742 Center Valley, PA 18034 610.791.3261 Lehigh Valley Mall 801 Lehigh Lifestyle Center Whitehall, PA 18052 610.264.0238 Click Clack® Containers Available in 8 sizes All containers... »

Tales of the Towpath

By J.F. Pirro Coming up with ways to spark interest and infuse fun in teaching history to fourth graders isn’t always easy. But, when it comes to one particular subject, Nikki Giannaras, a fourth grade teacher at Hanover Elementary School, Bethlehem. knows just where to turn for help. Through a curriculum offered free-of-charge by the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage ... »

Letter From The Editor

Dear Readers, After enjoying a fairly mild start to winter, I think the cold weather is here in full force and won’t be leaving any time soon. I’ve spent my entire life living in Pennsylvania and enjoying the change of seasons but can’t say I’ve ever quite warmed up to winter. With shorter days bringing colder nights and lots of time spent inside even the best of us can ge... »

Sweets For Your Sweetheart

By Mary Beth Schwartz Make this Valentine’s Day extra special for your sweetheart with delectable goodies from Lehigh Valley sweet shops. Every February 14, lovers go out in search of the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Red roses, jewelry, spa treatments, a dinner date, heart-shaped boxers. This year, consider the sweet tooth of your loved one with treats from around the Leh... »

12 Ways To A Happier, Healthier Life

By Kathryn M. D’Imperio Every year we try to think of new ways to improve our lives, from losing weight to making more money, getting our clutter under control and fixing up the house. The New Year also inspires us to try to kick unhealthy habits like smoking or overeating. When it comes down to it, we can find so many ways to improve various aspects of our lives with a li... »

Small Projects With Big Results

By Nancy Moffett February is not one of my favorite months. The holidays are behind us; festive decorations have been packed away; and the long, dark nights seem never-ending. What to do while you wait for those first days of spring? This is the perfect time to take on an easy project that will lift your spirits and jazz up your surroundings at the same time. Allentown Int... »

Winterize Your Workout

By Kathryn M. D’Imperio The toughest part of running – or working out in general – is getting that first foot in motion. Whether you choose to run, walk, or participate in any number of strength training or other exercises, some days the motivation just isn’t there. As the temperatures continue to drop, exercising outside becomes more challenging, and for most, a bit uninv... »

Born To Spend? 15 Ways To Save Money This Year

By Sara Vigneri The desire to spend money is in your genes. If you are currently struggling to curb your spending, odds are you come from a long line of spenders according to a study out of the University of Washington. When researchers studied 15,000 sets of twins, they discovered they had the same spending patterns, even if they lost contact with one another. So if you w... »

HCM & Sudden Death: Is Your Child At Risk?

By Kathleen Mory If you are a sports fan, or an avid news watcher, you have undoubtedly heard the tragic stories of a young athlete who dies on the field or at practice. In most cases, the culprit of these sudden deaths is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). “HCM is a genetic disease which causes.an abnormal thick-ness in the bottom chambers, or ventricles, of the heart. Th... »

Marketplace Spotlight

Conversational Threads 8 S. 4th Street  |  Emmaus, PA  |  610.421.8889  |  conversationalthreads.com Conversational Threads is a neighborhood yarn shop and so much more. It’s also a fiber arts studio and a community where crafters of all levels can compare their tips and techniques for various projects in knitting, crocheting, spinning and weaving. Owner Cindy Fitzpatrick,... »

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