June 2012

Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers, I spent every summer of my childhood at what we referred to as “camp,” in the Adirondacks.  “Camp” is actually a rustic community of cottages tucked away on Lake Champlain where my carefree days were spent swimming, water skiing and playing tennis.  As I grew older and no longer had the youthful luxury of spending an entire summer away, shy of a few short bea... »

Sigal Museum

By Frederick Jerant For many people, “museum” and “historical society” evoke dry scholarship in a fusty atmosphere. But such images don’t apply to Easton’s Sigal Museum, nor to its progenitor, the Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society (NCHGS). The museum is actually a stimulating trove of local information. True to its mission – “to preserve the past, serv... »

Women's 5K Classic

By Jennifer LoConte Originally started in 1993 as a small, local 5K race promoting women’s groups and overall fitness, the Women’s 5K Classic has become a leading non-profit organization and its’ annual 5K event has grown into one of the largest all-women’s races in Pennsylvania today. Last year alone, 5,400 women participated and $240,000 was raised for breast and female ... »

The Summer Setting

By Sara Vigneri The perfect place setting, whether you’re dining indoors or out Ceramic Lantern, $20 Gail Gray Home Furnishings and Design The Promenade Shops Saucon Valley 484.223.3301 gailgrayhome.com Blair 2012 Pinot Grigio, $14.99 Blair Vineyards Kutztown 610.683.8463 blairvineyards.com Nambe Tilt Wine Coaster, $50 mytableware.com Schnecksville 610.769.4050 Count... »

Limeport Stadium

By J.F. Pirro Jim Schaffer had some of the best seats in baseball over his 35-year professional baseball career as a catcher, coach and manager. These days, he’s often a fixture in a white plastic lawn chair down the right-field foul line at Limeport Stadium—and still in one of baseball’s best seats, at least in the Lehigh Valley. While Shaffer traveled the country during ... »

Clear Vision: Remembering Donald Schneck

By Mary Beth Schwartz “I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” These inspirational words of India’s Mahatma Gandhi characterize the life of the late Donald Schneck, a loved and respected business and ... »

A Town Gone to the Birds

By Ruth Heil As I sat in the Rose Garden last summer at Cedar Creek Parkway in Allentown, I thought I heard a little bird call, “Did you hear? Did you hear? Allentown loves us. It’s clear.” Maybe my imagination had gotten away from me, but the reality was Allentown had been officially named a Bird Town, and that was certainly something to sing about. The designation came f... »

Forks Township

It’s all about old and new in Forks Township. A case in point is the restored merchant’s wagon which grabs the spotlight within the clean architectural lines of the Forks Township Municipal Building on Sullivan Trail. And Sullivan Trail itself, still one of the municipality’s main thoroughfares, marks the route taken by Major General John Sullivan in June 1779 as he marche... »

Too Old to Rock

By Sara Vigneri Remember when waiting in line to use a grimy portable toilet, drinking overpriced water and standing ankle deep in mud signified a good time? In my college days I attended the outdoor rock festival Lollapalooza with my husband (who was then my boyfriend) and we had a blast despite the rain and the mud. We spent way too much money on the tickets and parking,... »

Barry Bartakovits Custom Pools and B&B Pools Inc.

By Nancy Moffett Walk into the B&B Pools store located in the Shoppes at Hellertown, and the first thing you’ll notice is a wall loaded with awards given to Barry Bartakovits Custom Pools (BBCP) by the Northeast Spa & Pool Association, Penn Jersey Pool & Spa, Lehigh Valley Builders Association…more than 30 from various organizations. The latest is a source of p... »

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