February 2013

Vintage Restaurant & Bar

By Cathy Kiley Photo by Ryan Hulvat It seems like only yesterday that I first met Mike and Rebecca Pichetto. It was back in 2007 when Vintage was only open a couple of years. At that time, they were together but not yet married and partners in a business that even back then was very successful. Now, in addition to a growing business, they have a growing family and it could... »

Lauren's Hope Foundation

By Frederick Jerant Long ago, alchemists struggled mightily to crack the secret of turning lead into gold. Of course, they never succeeded. You might consider Ann Flood to be a modern-day alchemist – but a successful one. She has taken a gut-wrenching loss – the untimely death of Lauren, her four-year-old daughter – and created from it Lauren’s Hope Foundation, Inc. Lauren... »

Trexler-Haines Inc.

By Nancy Moffett Innovation and foresight are hallmarks of successful businesses. Back in the early 1930s, Russell C. Trexler saw a new energy source – propane – as a good alternative to the fuels then used for cooking and heating. Today, the company he founded to sell that new energy product still bears his name and is headed by his daughter, Betty Trexler Smith. Seventy-... »


Just a short 20-minute drive along Route 222 through Maxatawny Township rests the charming Borough of Kutztown, representing the midway point between the Lehigh Valley and Reading. Originally named Cootstown, after George Coots who purchased 130 acres from prosperous land owner Peter Wentz in 1755, Kutztown was incorporated as a borough in 1815 and is the second oldest bor... »

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