June 2016

Dan Getz

Dan Getz

When he first learned of the Banana Factory Arts and Education Center and its glass studio, it was only a matter of time before Dan Getz found his way to the Lehigh Valley to live and work here. A Maryland native, Getz first set foot in the Valley when he was hired to assist with creation and installation of The Four Elements sculpture at the Musikfest Café. Now he is the ... »

American Fence and Flag

American Fence & Flag

If not for a man named Walt Disney, there may never have been a Mickey Mouse or Daffy Duck – or an American Fence & Flag, the fencing company co-owned by husband and wife Hal and Joyce Mante in Whitehall. After high school, Hal headed for Walt Disney World in 1973 hoping to start his career. When he arrived, however, he was told that there were no longer any opportunit... »

Who He Runs 4

Who He Runs 4

It’s too hot. It’s too cold. Well, I ate too much. I haven’t eaten enough; I won’t have the energy. I’m not a morning person. Night? It’s just too dangerous to go at night. I’m sick. I have to do laundry and I’m also in the middle of a very committed six-hour “Game of Thrones” binge. I’ll just go tomorrow. Or maybe on Monday. Yes, I will – it’s my New Year’s resolution. I’... »

PA Lightening

The PA Lightning & The World Cycling League

Marty Nothstein is warming up young charges Friday afternoon in the Red Robin Marty Nothstein Bicycle Racing League. His riders, the future, count laps. “Come on guys,” one encourages the others. “Watch! Passing team,” chirps another. Safety first. Nothstein, an Olympic and world gold medalist, is now the executive director of the Valley Preferred Cycling Center; and he, h... »

Get Grilling

Fired Up For Grilling

Grates&Grills, Inc. 105 S Main St – Rt. 313 | Dublin | 215.249.0182 | gratesandgrills.com 1. Fire & Flavor Coffee Rub – $8 2. GrillPro Forked Grill Brush – $4.50 3. GrillPro Grid Top Thermometer – $7.50 4. GrillPro LED Grill Light – $19.99 5. Lambert’s Sweet Rub O’Mine – $6.50 6. Weber Grill Brush & Scraper – $6.99 We... »

Where does your garden grow?

Where Does Your Garden Grow?

June has finally arrived, and there is so much flora to take in. It is the month for many types of trees and flowers to really flourish. Some of the most popular blooms include irises, wisteria, roses, peonies, and hydrangea. In the Lehigh Valley, you can take trips to our public gardens to see the colors and fragrances that the season has offer. Here are some of the top g... »

Perfect Picnic

Packing the Perfect Picnic

A picnic sounds like an easy summer-time fun affair – just put some food in a basket, find a great spot, and have fun. But packing for a perfect picnic isn’t quite that simple. Unless you’re picnicking in your own back yard, once you arrive at your picnic place, what you have is all you’ve got. So, with a little planning, some key gadgets and a bit of adv... »


Mueller’s General Store & Kitchen

It’s a beautiful summer day so hop in your car, on your bike or in your kayak and travel about ten miles south from Easton on Rt. 611 to Mueller’s General Store and Kitchen. This iconic landmark, just below Raubsville, has been a part of the Delaware River landscape for nearly a half century. During that time, Mueller’s has worn many hats and has faithfully served the loca... »

Pocono Raceway

Pocono Raceway

Known to NASCAR fans as the “Tricky Triangle” thanks to its three signature turns, the Pocono Raceway in Monroe County has been thrilling car racing enthusiasts for nearly five decades. Established in 1957 by Dr. Joseph Mattioli and his wife, Dr. Rose Mattioli, the raceway is one of only a handful of NASCAR tracks that is still privately owned and operated. “My grandfather... »


Barre3 – Stronger in Mind & Body

When my editor asked me if I wanted to take a bar class, I got giddy. My head was spinning with the possibilities. Would I learn how to juggle vodka bottles? Would I learn how to muddle mint? Would I learn to stick my nose in a wine glass, sniff with exuberance, and be able to identify what region the wine was from? By the time my brain stopped, I pictured myself being a s... »

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