June 2011


Koi Creations 2521 Ringhoffer Road, Hellertown, PA 18055  |  (484) 860-3270 Koi Creations caters to the Koi and pond enthusiast and focuses on building and designing ponds and water gardens that range from 500 gallons to more than 30,000 gallons. The Lehigh Valley Builders Association honored Koi Creations for “Landscape Installations under $50,000.” Koi Creations has also... »

Location, Location, Location: Event Planning-in the Lehigh Valley

By Sara Hauff Doran One of the most important decisions you will make when planning a party or special event is where it will be held. Choosing the right caterer is another. It’s vital to take the time to research different venues and choose the one that fits your style and the goals you’ve set for your event. . Here are some Lehigh Valley area locations to consider and wh... »

Staff Picks-Pizza

Matey’s Crossroads Hotel 1443 Main Street Hellertown, PA 18055 610.838.7898 Antonio’s Pizzeria and Ice Cream 25th Street Shopping Center Easton, PA 18042 610.250.9811 Dario’s Pizza 848 Nazareth Pike Nazareth, PA 18064 610.759.6993 dariospizza1.com Pino’s Pizzeria 240 Line Street Easton, PA 18042 610.253.2944 Morici’s Pizza 218 Cattell Street E... »

Classic Cars, Vintage Appeal

By Andy Cook Our love affair with automobiles goes back to their invention in the late 19th century. Automobiles enabled us to go distances in a few hours which previously took days. The freedom of a driver’s license and a set of wheels opened up the world to us. It didn’t matter if it was the family station wagon, replete with wood-grain trim – it was a car!  What is it a... »

Daniels BMW

By Kathryn M. D’Imperio Sparkling paint and shiny chrome, a plush luxury interior, an impressive sound system, and that all-too-familiar feeling of acceleration that soon turns to exhilaration… Daniels BMW knows this feeling well. As one of the older BMW dealers in the United States, these guys have been around long enough to understand the emotion that goes into buying an... »

Eye Care

By Sara Hodon Let’s face it—most of us take our vision for granted. Sunglasses look cool, but most of us don’t think about the fact that they also protect our eyes against the sun’s harmful UV rays. Eye exams may be just another item to fit into the jam-packed household calendar but these visits can help to detect a number of problems before they become more serious. Many ... »

The Story Behind Steel Stacks

By Carole Gorney The concept of one door closing and another opening is perfectly epitomized by the development of SteelStacks, a comprehensive arts and performance campus conceived and operated by ArtsQuest and located in the shadow of the former Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces.  It was the closing of Bethlehem Steel’s sprawling industrial complex in 1995 that provided the... »


By M. Minti Ray Nestled along the northern base of Blue Mountain, the Borough of Emmaus dates back to the colonial era and is steeped in historical and cultural significance.  The unique setting of a vibrant downtown area and surrounding residential developments sprinkled with historical sites marks its evolution from colonial farmland and Moravian village to a nationally ... »

Letter From The Editor

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it” —Ferris Bueller Dear Readers, Ah, the fleeting days of summer. They hold such promise yet are over before you know it. For many of us–myself included–summer holds childhood memories of a simpler time: Going outdoors first thing in the morning and staying out until sun... »

The "Ice Screamers"

By J.F. Pirro If you want the scoop on ice cream, one Coopersburg collector is a veritable soda fountain of information. Rich Grumer* shares his passion with his fellow “Ice Screamers,” a fanatical, history-minded international collectors club. Members specialize in collecting – and celebrating – ice cream parlor and soda fountain memorabilia. The group of 450 or so member... »

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