October 2012

Doctorate Of Nursing At Desales

By Sara Hodon Staying up-to-date on what’s happening in your field and keeping those professional skills sharp are important to any career, but perhaps nowhere as critical as the health care industry. As our population ages and health care costs increase, the demand for highly skilled, specialized health care has never been greater. Unfortunately, a shortage of primary car... »

Autumn Accents

By Sara Vigneri Photo by Ryan Hulvat Autumn Splendor – $80 Phoebe Floral Shop 2102 W. Hamilton Street, Allentown 800.231.6854 – 610.434.9587 phoebefloral.com Black taper candles – $13.99 ea. Drop Me A Line 1050 Lehigh Street, Allentown 610.435.7481 dropmealinecostumes.com Black cat felt bag – $10.95 Barnes & Noble Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall 6... »

Treasure Hunt

By Mary Beth Schwartz For 17 years, the Antiques Roadshow has been bringing television viewers antiques and collectibles appraisals from the country’s top dealers and auction houses. Attendees tell of major finds at yard sales or grandma’s attic. But the adventure does not have to end there. Antique lovers can visit Lehigh Valley’s specialty antique shops and auction galle... »

Halloween Costumes On The Cheap

By Fred Jerant My wife teaches fourth grade, and she’s had her fill of Halloween by October 1 (you can probably guess why). On the other hand, I have a good time, even dressing up to hand out the candy. I’ve been Joliet Jake Blues (a cheap fedora and dollar-store sunglasses), Clark Kent (with a Superman t-shirt underneath my regular clothes) and other characters. They help... »

Off-Season Grilling

By Fred Jerant It is an all too-familiar tale: the end of a torrid summer romance. Inevitably, the passions that had once flamed and flared, eventually cooled, and went out…leaving only ashes and memories. Of course I’m talking about cleaning up the grill (gas or charcoal), putting a cover on it and stashing it in the garage until next year. Trust me: It doesn’t have to be... »

Well-Dressed Windows

By Nancy Moffett Nothing finishes off a room like a well-dressed window. It’s the icing on the cake, the perfect rose in a crystal vase. But, with an overabundance of choices, where do you start to find the treatment you need to make the room comfortable while accenting your decor? First, decide what you want to accomplish. Do you need room-darkening in a bedroom, light co... »

No Better Time Than Today To Quit Smoking

By Andy Cook Smoking is one of the hardest habits to break. The U.S. Surgeon General has said  smoking cessation (stopping smoking) represents the single most important step that smokers can take to enhance the length and quality of their lives.” It’s really the nicotine which does the harm – it has health risks which outweigh the pleasant feelings. A first-hand report fro... »

The Children’s Home of Easton – A Place To Call Home

By Jennifer LoConte Since 1885, The Children’s Home of Easton has provided a safe and secure home for children who desperately need a helping hand from someone who cares. Many of these children have never experienced the love of a parent or the structure that a nurturing family provides. For some, The Children’s Home becomes a permanent childhood home, while for others, a ... »

Neighbors Home & Garden Center

By Nancy Moffett What began as the Hellertown Agway in 1990 has since blossomed into Neighbors Home and Garden Center, rated as one of the top 100 garden centers in the U.S. by Nursery Retailer magazine. How did this family-owned business get and keep its reputation for quality, variety and customer service through the years? Sitting on seven acres of what once was farmlan... »

Fountain Hill

If a sense of history involves both a perception of the pastness of the past, and of its presence, then T.S. Eliot might well have had Fountain Hill in mind. A small borough only three-quarters of a square mile in size, Fountain Hill is huge in terms of its historical past, and its contributions to the present character of the Lehigh Valley. Birthplace of Pulitzer-Prize-wi... »

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