October 2012


By Sara Hodon Beautiful Home 10 N. 3rd Street  I  Emmaus, PA 18049  I  610-774-9777 Start to finish, large or small, interior design firm Beautiful Home can help you with your next decorating project. For the past 15 years, owners Quentin Eshelman and Ronald Gilbert have worked with clients on design projects of all sizes. Whether redoing one room or an entire home, Eshelm... »

Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers, “Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to spring.” This anonymous quote could easily have been authored by me.  I am a lover of the fall – when the air is crisp, not cold and the leaves, not snow, are falling.  As someone who is forever thinking ahead instead of enjoying the moment, I can easily be melancholy about February before Hallowe... »

A Lifetime Of Smiles

By Angela Bristow With parents often having their own hang-ups about going to the dentist, some struggle with convincing their children to see a dentist. But according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), establishing the right oral care habits early helps get kids headed on the path to a lifetime of good oral health. Why use a pediatric dentist for your ... »

The Mint Gastropub

By Cathy Kiley When Chef/Owner Domenic Lombardo (aka Chef Mimmo) opened The Mint 15 months ago, he and his staff brought bustling new life to the former Bank of America building on West Broad Street in Bethlehem. I’m not sure the term “bustling” is sufficient to describe the bold atmosphere of this vibrant eatery. The retro décor, including brightly colored furniture, shin... »

Enjoying The Fresh Taste Of Summer In Winter

By Angela Bristow Something that was always a source of pride for me growing up was the fact that our family canned or froze vegetables and fruit to enjoy in the winter. When the other kids were eating out-of-season, hard-as-rocks fruit or anemic tomatoes that didn’t taste anything like a tomato, I was enjoying canned run-down-your-chin, juicy peaches and bright red tomato... »

Allentown Art Museum

By Carole Gorney It’s been just one year since the Allentown Art Museum completed a $15.4 million building expansion and it’s already seeing great benefits from the project. The additional space and enhanced facilities are helping to secure high quality traveling exhibits, increase community partnerships and provide the best possible experiences for its visitors. A traveli... »

First Friday: Celebrating Local Arts & Culture

On the first Friday of the month, Downtown Bethlehem opens the doors to their local stores and venues to celebrate the community’s involvement in the arts and culture. The Downtown Bethlehem Association has continually been able to showcase the thriving local atmosphere. The event, known as First Friday, has been a successful venture for several years. Every month brings s... »

Sportsman's Table

By J.F. Pirro We are beside the Saucon Creek at Grist Mill Park behind the historic Wagner Grist Mill in Hellertown. While John and Amy Carber, owners of Sportsman’s Table, set up shop on a sturdy picnic table, eager fishermen throw lines into the creek and surrounding ponds. If anyone lands “the big one,” the portable filet station that John has set up could come in handy... »

A Playhouse Parent

By Sara Vigneri As a kid, I detested theatre. I remember a class trip to see My Fair Lady and thinking that I would rather be in math class than endure the play. Until not long ago, I still thought that going to see a show was about as exciting as attending someone else’s high school graduation. But somehow, I have managed to raise two daughters who are completely addicted... »

Lehigh's South Side Boosters

By J.F. Pirro If you can picture this, 63-year-old Chip Walakovits is the South Side (Lehigh University) Boosters’ cheerleader. He’s the one who makes his way down the grandstand and asks for an “L,” then an “E,” an “H” and an “I” and so on like he initiated in a 2010 NCAA Division I-AA first-round playoff football game at Northern Iowa. It worked. Lehigh won, 14-7. “We we... »

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