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Rose Ostrowski may look like the average 12-year-old seventh grader from Berwick, but she has amazing skill and passion to spare. In 2012, with the support of her family, Rose set the goal of using her singing talents to help raise money for the ... more

Volunteer Spotlight

Mike and Terese Cudwadie have been longtime advocates of Dorneyville’s Angel Shop, a major contributor to Mary’s Shelter in Reading. As the parents of two sons, the loneliness of them being away at school inspired Mike and Terese to further their... more

Volunteer Spotlight

The day that the Campania International catalog arrives in the mail must be akin to Christmas morning for purveyors of home and garden goods. Of course, this is no ordinary catalog; it’s more like the Sears Wish Book of decorative accents. Hardbo... more

Outdoors

Robert McFetridge’s dynamic art expresses the grace and power of athletes frozen in time. In fact, his expert suspension of bodies in space collapses the distance between art and sports. The tense articulation of limbs, the laser-like focus in... more

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Catherine Benincasa has been volunteering at the Cetronia Ambulance Corps every Thursday for the past six years and works extra days as needed. Benincasa, who has Down syndrome, first began volunteering there because she wanted to help people. Ce... more

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In 2009, when Ashanti Littlejohn was in high school, she began investing in her college career. She started volunteering at St. Luke’s University Health Network’s main campus with the goal to one day work there, and she has been volunteering with... more

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As a wedding guest, the easiest way to choose what to wear is by the season. However, there are some rules that need to be considered first. When choosing colors, white is off-limits and reserved for the bride only. Avoid wearing white to activit... more

Style Picks

Robert Noonan takes many of his creative cues from the ceaseless wonders of land, air and water. His unique art conjures images of earth’s restless strata, water etching patterns into sand and the arborescent wonders of our world. At times, hi... more

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Wedding welcome bags add a touch of personalization and are a great way to greet out-of-town guests. One of the most important parts is choosing the bag, tote, box or basket to hold the items in. Be wary of personalizing it too much with monogram... more

Inspiration

When Logan Houptley moved to Nazareth Area School District in 2004, one of his first friends was Mikayla. Mikayla was brain damaged at birth, which resulted in spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, severe intellectual disability, seizure disorder,... more

Volunteer Spotlight

In Katie Knoeringer’s drawn and painted worlds, empirical coordinates intermingle with dreams to create a sublime and subtlety strange art all her own. Representational and abstract zones battle and blend in invigorating ways that articulate ... more

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When Nick Ogutu started attending Cedar Crest College, he was looking for a way to continue his passion and commitment to human rights. From the ground up, he started Amnesty International Cedar Crest College Chapter. Amnesty International is a g... more

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Patricia A. Griffin’s vibrant, complex compositions explore the flesh, fur and nature of the animals who share our planet. The rich materialism of her creations makes a curious connection with the intangible qualities of each beast’s soul. Struct... more

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2–2 ½ ripe (not overripe) Hass avocados (about 3/4 cup)½ cup organic coconut palm sugar½ cup dark cocoa powder1 large egg, lightly beaten½ tsp. baking sodaHandful of small dark-chocolate pieces or morsels Remove avocado flesh and mash unti... more

Recipes

Femi Johnson’s art occupies a fascinating zone where fertile ambiguities, representational fragments and unfamiliar profiles create quizzical images that are not quickly or easily digested. Febrile colors and frayed shapes bump up against fragmen... more

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Donate.Local.Simple is an organization dedicated to connecting those in need with those willing to give. The organization was founded roughly seven years ago by Trish Dilg when she and her family relocated to the Lehigh Valley and realized its ne... more

Volunteer Spotlight

Bill and Chris Hankee founded the Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund in 2007 in memory of their daughter, Krysta Hankee. Krysta died at the age of 22, a few days after having collapsed while exercising. As a way to keep her memory alive and pay forward ... more

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Rod Skidmore’s masterful creations articulate both the rustic romance of man in the wild and the regal, highly focused energies of polo. While watercolors remain the bane of many an artist, Skidmore manages to express an exquisitely detailed visi... more

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The America Reads challenge was a government initiative formed during the Clinton Administration, which challenged hundreds of thousands of volunteers to gather and tutor children who were at the risk of falling behind in school. Through individu... more

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James A. DePietro’s resourceful, imaginative art exhibits a refreshingly original synthesis of ideas that energize the mind like an entertaining puzzle. Whether he is expertly exploring light, color and form or putting his own spin on a wide rang... more

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