September 2012

Tailgate Time

By Laurie Teter Igloo Island Breeze Rolling Cooler, $39.99 Coleman Quad Chair-Phila. Eagles, $24.99 NFL Tailgating Table-Eagles 2’ x 8’, $119.99 Modell’s Sporting Goods Lehigh Valley Mall Whitehall, PA  18052 610-264-7511 Lodge Cast Iron Fry Pan, $28.00 Texsport 2 Burner Stove, $40.00 Army-Navy Store 1045 Grape Street Whitehall, PA  18052 610-266-1045 Yuengling... »

One Room School Houses

By Carole Gorney Photo by Keith Brinker For most of three centuries, when children in the Lehigh Valley went back to school, they went   to one-room schoolhouses established by the local rural communities where they lived.  One room meant one teacher for all ages in what today would be grades one through eight. Beginning as early as the 1700s, settlers built small structur... »

Raising Eyebrows

By Ann Wlazelek Gabriella handed me the mirror. “What do you think?” she asked. “I have eyebrows,” I said excitedly. “And they won’t come off!” Tiny,  hair-like lines, perfectly aligned, had been tattooed in a delicate arch over each of my eyes. How wonderful, I thought, to never have to draw my eyebrows again. And the whole process took less than an hour. No pain, just a ... »

Henry's Salt of the Sea

By Cathy Kiley Photo by Ryan Hulvat I know very few people in the Lehigh Valley who haven’t been to Henry’s Salt of the Sea.  It’s been there for decades yet one could easily miss it when traveling on Allen Street if you weren’t looking for it. The humble wooden façade boasts a modest sign and two ship’s lanterns lighting the entrance to the cavernous interior that is Henr... »


Whitehall Township, just north of Allentown, is a study in contrasts: of old and new, historical sites and high-tech commerce, agriculture and industry. The township boasts of producing several professional athletes, including NFL linebacker Matt Millen and Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Simmons; played a crucial role in the state’s settlement by Europeans; is home to ... »

Letter from the Editor

Dear Readers, It seems like just yesterday I was planting my herb garden and putting out the patio furniture.  And while the days are still warm enough to enjoy a round of golf or sneak in an afternoon at the pool, I find myself longing to open the windows and dig out the cozy sweatshirt I discarded in March.  Candidly, I’m tired of watering the geraniums. Whether you’re c... »


By Nancy Moffett “We nurture nature” is Plantique’s motto. And, they’ve been doing exactly that since Ted Fritzinger started this landscaping business in 1948. He was fresh out of Cornell University with a degree in Landscape Architecture and Design, after serving in World War II. At that time, he named the business Better Homes Landscape Company. Sixty-four years later, T... »

Girls on the Run

By Jennifer LoConte Photo courtesy of Girls on the Run of Lehigh Valley Looking for an inspiring running program for girls promoting confidence, healthy relationships and athleticism? Girls on the Run (GOTR), an international non-profit organization, has been motivating girls from ages 8 to 13, since it first began in 1996.  Its mission is simple:  inspire girls to be joyf... »

Movies at the Mill

By Mary Beth Schwartz Photo courtesy of MME The fall night air is crisp with excitement. White tents dot the landscape. People are milling about on the red carpet—decked out to the nines. There is great conversation, a live jazz band, cocktails and fine cuisine from Easton’s top restaurants. Under starry skies, the crowd anticipates an eclectic mix of short films. It is ti... »

What is Meningitis and How Can We Prevent It?

By Kathleen Mory There are many ways a person can get sick. Whether it is through human contact, consuming a substance, or even just breathing the air, as humans we constantly have reason to take precaution against illness. Infectious disease is one of the easiest transmittable and avoidable forms of illness. By simply washing one’s hands or covering the mouth when sneezin... »

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