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May-June 2016

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Glorious Backyard Retreats

Glorious Backyard Retreats

Glorious Backyard Retreats

Life Stages

Life Stages

Forty-six straight hours without sitting or sleeping. It’s a dance marathon where nearly 700 dancers and thousands of supporters come together. It’s an event to celebrate a year of fundraising efforts to help enhance the lives of children and their families impacted by childhood cancer. Families of children with cancer, past and present, are united with the students who raise awareness and monetary donations for them all year long. Students from all of the Penn State campuses come together as one, and all of this takes place during Penn State’s renowned IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON.

4 Star Scholars

4 Star Scholars

Numerous college-age youths in the Lehigh Valley area are achieving greatness, but few others are as distinguished as the following students, earning prestigious scholarships and incredible opportunities for research. They are studying drastically different majors, at different institutions in the area – these undergraduates are game-changers.

Ride Along with Bethlehem's Finest

Ride Along with Bethlehem's Finest

The Bethlehem Police Department (BPD) is a public-safety organization whose goal is to make the city a safe place for individuals and families to live and for the business community to thrive and prosper.

The Waterfront in Allentown

The Waterfront in Allentown

Urban revitalization is a challenging task; it requires endurance, creativity, vision and, of course, plenty of deep pockets and tax incentives, aka the Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ). Enter Allentown’s new ambitious Waterfront Project, a $325 million mixed-use development along the western banks of the Lehigh River. The area, tucked to the east of Front Street between Tilghman and Union streets, was virtually an urban desert waiting for a prince charming or two to arrive. And alas, a few have.

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Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Any novelist who decides to write about a subject that’s the stuff of daily newspaper headlines faces a daunting challenge: how to tell a plausible story that isn’t quickly overtaken by tomorrow’s events. That’s the task Jennifer Haigh has posed for herself in her fifth novel, Heat and Light, the story of a small Western Pennsylvania town’s encounter with the Marcellus Shale boom.

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Be Well

Be Well

Be Well

There’s a lot of talk in the media these days about the dangers of sugar, but is it accurate? Is there any amount of sugar that’s OK?

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LVM Photo Story

Photo Story

Photo Story

Art in Industry – A Photographic Tour of the Former Home of Bethlehem Steel

Taste

Taste

Saranda’s on Broadway is a picture-perfect mix of old and new. The historic property, which dates back to 1745, boasts details of a bygone era. Original exposed stone and Bethlehem and Pennsylvania steel beams overhead mixed with today’s modern details found in chic restaurants make this French-themed eatery a must-visit for diners in the Lehigh Valley.

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Face in the Crowd

Face in the Crowd

Face in the Crowd

Esther M. Lee, 82, of Bethlehem, serves as president of her town’s chapter of the NAACP, which she calls, “The eyes and the ears of the Lehigh Valley.”

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