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  • Cops N Kids host Celebration of Reading Saturday

     
    Awesome books, music, theater and fun activities highlight the Cops ’n’ Kids Sixth Annual “Celebration of Reading,” in south Bethlehem from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m Saturday. It’s bigger than ever and has expanded with...
  • The man behind SteelStacks

    The man behind SteelStacks
    ArtsQuest President Jeff Parks admits he's not very sentimental and he's not easily impressed. Yet in 2002, as he stood three stories up on a brightly lit former steel mill in Duisburg, Germany, his jaw hung open in amazement as he realized just how wrong...
  • How to pick out furniture for your Lehigh Valley home office

    How to pick out furniture for your Lehigh Valley home office
    Enjoying life in Lehigh Valley is all about staying off Interstate 476. A home office and a cooperative boss may just allow you to stay at home and enjoy the Valley all day while you work. Whether you've just moved into a spacious Milford home and are...
  • Jeff Parks' rough sketch of 25 years ago has become a festival drawing millions

    At a dinner party long ago, Jeff Parks surprised his guests with a piece of brown paper that had a rough sketch showing "platzes." The sketch laid out an ambitious plan: a 10-day German-style music festival in Bethlehem, with free admission for all....
  • Uncle Rock brings serious vibes to rugrats

    Uncle Rock has toured with a cult garage band and starred in a stage musical in London's West End. But he says playing rock 'n roll for kids is his most rewarding gig. The children's musician, also known as Robert Burke Warren, will play Musikfest for...
  • Valley arts community takes creative look at hard times

    The Banana Factory introduced a donation box for First Friday. The State Theatre revived its seat-naming drive. The Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra booked a concert with musicians in Halloween costumes. The economic downturn is forcing area arts groups...
  • Keeping community in mind

    Keeping community in mind
    Philosopher John Donne said it best: "No man is an island." This means we all need a sense of community to live a full life. And that isn't just philosophical mumbo-jumbo. Studies have shown that people who have connections with others through community-...
  • Philanthropy's in the family

    The Lehigh Valley community has benefited greatly from some very philanthropic families in business over the centuries. Railroad magnate Asa Packer's generosity led to the founding of Lehigh University in Bethlehem and St. Luke's Hospital in Fountain...
  • The best for everyone

    COMMUNITY AND SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS Adult Literacy Center of the Lehigh Valley, 801 Hamilton St., Suite 201, Allentown, 610-435-0680 AIDS Services Center, 60 W. Broad St., Suite 99, Bethlehem, 610-974-8701 Allentown Rescue Mission, 355 W. Hamilton St.,...
  • How do I find the best summer activities for my children?

    Q: Last year, I put off signing up my children for summer activities and found I was too late for many. We had a patched-together summer of doing what we could find. I want to do better this year. What's available, or how do I begin my search? A: Finding...
  • Caldwell becomes Lehigh University official

    Barbara Caldwell, who served as secretary to three mayors of Bethlehem, will work for one of them at Lehigh University. Caldwell was selected from more than 100 applicants to be director of community relations at Lehigh University. She will report to Ken...