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Best of the Valley Winners

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ARTS & LEISURE

Best Birthday Party Location:

RASCAL’S FOOD & FUN

Ready for action-packed games and delicious food and drinks?  Having fun is what Rascal’s is all about. For kids, teens and adults, from birthday parties to office parties, special events to corporate events, bachelor and bachelorette parties to bridal and baby showers, straight A’s to graduation days, the possibilities are endless. It is the perfect place to get together, with a 25-foot rock climbing tower, an interactive two-story ball maze as well as indoor bumper cars, laser tag and mini-bowling lanes.  rascalsfoodandfun.com

 

Best Dance Studio:

MISS JEANNE’S SCHOOL OF DANCE ARTS

Miss Jeanne’s School of Dance Arts has been a leader in dance education in the Lehigh Valley for the past 69 years. They specialize in teaching ballet, tap, contemporary, lyrical and hip-hop. Miss Jeanne’s School is devoted to inspiring students of all skill and age levels in a fun, friendly and professional environment. They deliver non-stop audience entertainment from beginning to end.  missjeannesschoolofdancearts.com

 

Best Day Trip Destination:

DORNEY PARK & WILDWATER KINGDOM

dorneypark.com

 

Best Festival:

MUSIKFEST

The music festival of the Lehigh Valley is scheduled for August 3 through 12 with an all new performance venue and more free music than ever.  Celebrating its 29th year, with more than 500 performances on 15 stages, this is the music event to be at.  Come join them for some crazy, wild, great performances from all types of bands, which will have you wishing this was all year round.  musikfest.org

 

Best Golf Course (Private):

BROOKSIDE COUNTRY CLUB

Andy Grove, the club’s general manager since 1999, welcomes you to the most beautiful, prestigious and family-friendly club in northeast Ohio. The finest asset of Brookside Country Club is its membership strongly based on family and tradition.  brooksidecc.com

 

Best Golf Course (Public):

WHITETAIL GOLF CLUB

Designed by local architect Jim Blaukovitch, Whitetail’s 18 sit on the Old Klein’s Grove Property, overlooking the town of Bath. The scenic view from the clubhouse is a breathtaking and refreshing sight to experience. Whitetail presents the combined challenge of its eight manmade lakes and Pennsylvania’s rolling terrain.  whitetailgolfclub.com

 

Best Independent Art Gallery:

THE SNOW GOOSE GALLERY

The Snow Goose Gallery features limited-edition lithographs, serigraphs and etchings by some of the world’s finest artists and offers two floors of art and frames in Bethlehem’s historic district. Included in the gallery are original paintings, prints, photographs and professional framing. Some of the artwork depicts traditional Pennsylvania and Bethlehem scenes, such as snow-covered stone farm houses. Visit the gallery located in the heart of historic Bethlehem.  thesnowgoosegallery.com

Best Independent Movie Theater:

THE ROXY THEATRE

This historic theater, built in 1921, is completely renovated and a great place to see a movie or a live show.  At $3 a ticket for movies, the price can’t be beat.  While you’re there, be sure to check out the refurbished, 450-pipe Roxy Theatre organ.  roxytheaternorthampton.com

 

Best Live Music Venue:

SANDS EVENT CENTER

sandseventcenter.com

 

Best Live Theater:

THE STATE THEATRE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Originally a Vaudeville theater, the State Theatre continues tradition by offering a diverse schedule of shows and events.  From family programming and comedy to Broadway musicals and ballet, there is something for everyone.  A night at the historic State Theatre is a night to remember.  statetheatre.org

 

Best Martial Arts Studio:

LEADING EDGE MARTIAL ARTS

Leading Edge Martial Arts teaches just that, the leading edge in self defense. The focus is on the most advanced means of self-protection available. The systems taught at Leading Edge Martial Arts leap beyond a stylistic focus of particular concepts or techniques.  leadingedgemartialarts.com

 

Best Mini Golf Course:

PUTT U MINIATURE GOLF

Two awesome and challenging 18-hole world championship miniature golf courses complete with water hazards and real sand traps.  Kids love the action, and adults love the challenge.  Big-time fun at low prices. Concession stands with ice cream.  This is the highest degree of miniature golf.  puttu.com

 

Best Museum:

ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM

allentownartmuseum.com

 

Best News:

WFMZ-TV

WFMZ-TV strives to be a positive and responsible community citizen.  There are 74 live newscasts a week, including five prime-time newscasts each weeknight.  This is the station to watch for local and regional election coverage, school closings and live reports.  News is also updated throughout the day on their website and WFMZ mobile apps.  wfmz.com

 

Best Performing Arts Center:

ZOELLNER ARTS CENTER

Zoellner Arts Center was built in 1996 and opened in 1997-98. The center’s mission is to create an environment where artists and students of the arts develop and learn; to educate, captivate and inspire performers and audiences by presenting a variety of vibrant, high-quality performing arts events, exhibits and scholastic programs; and to develop new audiences. The building, designed by Philadelphia architects Dagit Saylor, houses three theatres: a 1,000-seat proscenium theatre (Baker Hall), a 300-seat thrust theatre (Diamond Theater) and a 125-seat black box theatre. It also houses a two-story art gallery, several rehearsal rooms, a recording studio, dance studio, scene shop, costume shop, dressing rooms, practice rooms, classrooms, a music library, box office, faculty and staff offices and three large lobbies suitable for receptions.  zoellnerartscenter.org

 

Best Radio Station:

B104

If you want to listen to today’s best music, then B104 is your radio station of choice.  The best music of today as well as the greatest contests and events, B104 has what it takes to entertain the casual listener and the die-hard who just can’t live without their B104.  b104.com  

 

Best Radio Morning Show 
Host/Hostess Team:

BOBBY GUNTHER WALSH

The Lehigh Valley has been waking up with Bobby Gunther Walsh for the past 26 years.  As host of the morning news show at WAEB AM-790, Gunther covers local and national news and discusses politics and how they affect the Valley.  He is also active in several charitable ventures and in racing dirt-modified race cars.  You can watch him live as he broadcasts his radio show Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Channel 50 on Service Electric Cable TV and Digital Channel 113 on Blue Ridge Cable.  waeb.com

 

Best Weekend Getaway:

BEAR CREEK MOUNTAIN RESORT

The Hotel at Bear Creek is a distinctive union of rustic and modern design, blending luxury with a cozy atmosphere. Located at the base of the mountain, the hotel offers wonderful panoramic resort views and easy access to amenities. Guests can choose from a variety of well-appointed rooms and suites, each designed with your comfort and convenience in mind.  bcmountainresort.com and skibearcreek.com

 

HEALTH

 

Best Aesthetic Physician:

LISA S. BUNIN, M.D.

The talent of an artist, the training of a surgeon – Dr. Lisa Bunin trained at Johns Hopkins Medical School and has 20-plus years of specialized training in the face, eyes and eyelids. She pioneered the use of Botox®, fillers and cosmetic lasers. She also teaches other doctors nationally and internationally. Her commitment to quality and attention to detail, combined with her gentle, artistic touch, has attracted a world-wide patient base. Patients return to her, even many years later, because they know they will get honest answers and old-fashioned care, along with excellent results.  lisasbuninmd.com

 

Best Alternative Medical Specialist:

MAULFAIR MEDICAL CENTER

More than 40 years of clinical results for people with various health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, Lyme disease, digestive problems and fatigue, explain why Dr. Maulfair, an osteopathic physician, attracts people from all over our region.  drmaulfair.com

 

Best Assisted Living Facility:

COUNTRY MEADOWS RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES

At Country Meadows, they focus on living – for now and the future.  Residents are free to maintain their independence while knowing the staff is always available to offer support.  A wellness-based approach to life ensures Country Meadows’ staff can help residents maintain their privacy and dignity while enjoying life.  countrymeadows.com

 

Best Chiropractor:

DR.VINCENT BROWN

Dr. Vincent Brown of Macungie Family Chiropractic specializes in conservative treatment of neck and back pain.  macungiechiropractor.com

 

Best Cosmetic Dentist:

DR. TIMOTHY WRIGHT, DMD

(610) 965-3479

 

Best Eye Care:

LISA S. BUNIN, M.D.

Your vision is precious – Dr. Lisa Bunin is an eye physician and surgeon (ophthalmologist) dedicated to the latest techniques to diagnose and treat eye disease, perform eye surgery and prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses. She is known for custom cataract surgery, including multifocal and astigmatism correcting (toric) intraocular lenses to correct vision without glasses, expert glaucoma care, eyelid, skin and dry eye problems, diabetic eye exams and full eye care. Her motto is “modern techniques, old-fashioned care.”  lisasbuninmd.com

 

Best Family Medical Practice:

PARKLAND FAMILY HEALTH CENTER

Parkland Family Health Center, a division of Medical Associates of the Lehigh Valley, has been a source of medical care in Schnecksville since 1979.  The practice currently has six board-certified physicians and 15 dedicated-care team members, many of whom have been with the center for more than 15 years.  They offer evening, Saturday and on-call services.  They strive to preserve the doctor-patient relationship in a medical world that, at times, is difficult to navigate.  Their goal is to provide continuing comprehensive health care to each patient and their family.  (610) 799-4241

 

Best General Dentistry Office:

BROOKSIDE DENTAL CARE

Originally from Allentown, Dr. Navid Hadian completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh in 1989. Dr. Hadian received his dental degree in 1994 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and he practices exclusively in the Lehigh Valley, focusing on sedation, cosmetic, implant and family dentistry.  brooksidesmiles.com

 

Best Hospital:

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK

Lehigh Valley Health Network has offices, home-care, hospitals and doctor’s offices throughout the Valley.  It has the region’s only children’s emergency room and Pennsylvania’s first and one of the largest trauma centers.  It also has its very own children’s hospital, and all staff members pride themselves on providing the best healing, comfort and care for all people in the community.  lvhn.org

 

Best Orthodontist:

DR. GREGG FREY, DDS/FREYSMILES ORTHODONTICS

Dr. Gregg Frey has delivered healthy, beautiful smiles for decades.  Experience is combined with the latest technology at FreySmiles Orthodontics, including a digital scanner to replace messy, uncomfortable impressions. As the Lehigh Valley’s only Elite Provider of Invisalign, Dr. Frey delivers fantastic FreySmiles with Invisalign or Damon System Braces. Experience the most advanced orthodontic care with outstanding results at FreySmiles Orthodontics.  freysmiles.com

 

Best Pediatrician:

SCOTT A. RICE, M.D.

Dr. Scott Rice is a general pediatrician in practice with Lehigh Valley Physician Group for the last 15 years.  Prior to joining LVPG, Dr. Rice served in the U.S. Army for seven years. He is also a graduate of the Temple University School of Medicine, University of Delaware and Emmaus High School.  (610) 821-4920

 

Best Pharmacy:

NEWHARD PHARMACY

A fixture on Main St. in Northampton since its opening in 1895, Newhard Pharmacy is a family-owned, full-service retail pharmacy as well as a full-service convenient store with a range of diabetic shoe fittings, gifts, accessories and more.  newhardpharmacy.com

 

Best Podiatrist:

DR. THOMAS ROCCHIO, DPM

Specializing in complete foot and ankle care, Dr. Rocchio has been treating Lehigh Valley area patients since 2003.  Known for his approachable demeanor, he prides himself on both gentle elderly care as well as an excellent rapport with pediatric patients. If you need a podiatrist, call Dr. Rocchio and discover for yourself why he is the Valley’s favorite.  pafeet.com

 

Best Wellness Center:

GOOD SHEPHERD REHABILITATION

goodshepherdrehab.org

 

WEDDING SERVICES

 

Best Bridal Boutique:

BRIDALS BY SANDRA

Bridals by Sandra has everything you need: gowns, tuxedos, hairpieces and jewelry. Since 1965, Bridals by Sandra has been a family-owned business dedicated to making your wedding day special. A staff of trained consultants will ensure your experience goes smoothly from start to finish.  bridalsbysandra.com

 

Best Caterer:

SIMPLY SMOOTH

Started in 1990, Simply Smooth Catering, as they were originally named, was a small company with a lot left to learn. Today, in the forefront of Lehigh Valley events, they are an industry leader and partner with some of the finest facilities in the Valley. They have grown from being a basic caterer to a full-service company offering complete event-planning services, incredibly creative food and beverage options, stylish floral designs and all of the appropriate rentals needed for a special event. From concept and design to final implementation, Simply Smooth Special Events offers full-service planning for corporate, social and private events. No job is too big or too small.  simplysmooth.com

 

Best DJ:

ROCKIN RAMALEY

Rockin Ramaley has been providing services to the Lehigh Valley for more than 17 years.  Their commitment to customer satisfaction is unparalleled.  A well-known name in the wedding industry, Rockin Ramaley provides more than music; they provide a unique experience with lighting, LED dance floors and photo booths. It is no wonder that Rockin Ramaley won Best of the Valley three years in a row.  rockinramaley.com

 

Best Event Planner:

SCOTT ROTHENBERGER’S PLACE

With more than 18 years of combined design and installation experience, PLACE brings together all forms of design development in order to enrich the way you live.  PLACE offers services such as interior and exterior architectural design, site development and landscape creation, curb appeal analysis and interior staging, along with party planning and event decorating.  However you want to live your life, PLACE is your designer of choice.  designbyplace.com

 

Best Florist:

PHOEBE FLORAL SHOP

Phoebe Floral Shop was established in 1930 and moved to its present location in 1988. There, they developed an attractive retail store and attached greenhouse with 16,000 square feet of work and sales space. As the company continues to grow and expand, Phoebe Floral continues to focus on the importance of fresh floral and plant products, unique gifts and great customer satisfaction.  phoebefloral.com

 

Best Invitations:

the paperbag

A frequent reader favorite, and now celebrating 30 years in business, the paperbag offers a dazzling array of invitations. The store has specialized in stationery since 1982, and owner Liz Richmond has the answers to any questions and advice for any occasion.  thepaperbagonline.com

 

Best Limo Service:

J&J AFFORDABLE LUXURY TRANSPORTATION

J & J has 85 vehicles in its fleet: 20 long-door sedans, 10 passenger and executive vans, 10 passenger and stretched SUVs, Hummers and hybrids, 20 luxury stretch limos, 10 limo coaches and 15 small and large passenger buses. Professional, background-checked chauffeurs, equipped with GPS, cell phones and briefcases full of necessities, will make sure your travel is stress free and your arrival is on time.   jjtransportation.com   

 

Best Photographer/Best Videographer:

WESLEY WORKS ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES

Wesley Works offers a unique variety of award-winning businesses and services for the Greater Lehigh Valley. With the experience of over 4,000 events since 1992, they are confident in saying that the weddings and events they document are the very best in the Lehigh Valley.  wesleyworks.com

 

Best Reception Facility:

BEAR CREEK MOUNTAIN RESORT

The facilities at Bear Creek have over 26,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space, including a spacious lodge, two beautiful ballrooms, two executive boardrooms and a Fireside Suite. Whether you’re planning a wedding, corporate meeting or a big party, Bear Creek will help you cater to your guests with beautiful mountain scenery.  bcmountainresort.com and skibearcreek.com

 

Best Tuxedo Store:

C.E. ROTH FORMAL WEAR

With three generations as formal-wear consultants behind them, C.E. Roth knows they will give you all the tuxedo fashions you demand, which include Christian Dior, After Six, Lord West and many more.  They take pride in getting you to look the best in the highest quality tuxedos imaginable.  ceroth.com

Old to new | New to old
Mar 24, 2015 09:52 pm
 Posted by  Shane

I have been under Dr. Lisa Bunin's care for about 20 years now snd havd been very pleased.
She has been very proactive treating my glacoma and making sure to maintain healthy vision for me.

Shane Fillman

Mar 24, 2015 09:53 pm
 Posted by  Shane

I have been under Dr. Lisa Bunin's care for about 20 years now snd havd been very pleased.
She has been very proactive treating my glacoma and making sure to maintain healthy vision for me.

Shane Fillman

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