| May 5, 2014
| 4:44 PM
At some point during my stint as a chili judge at this year's Spring on Fourth, What's on Third? festival in south Bethlehem, I was feeling particularly mellow, and I couldn't resist pulling my phone out and sending a Twitter message.
"I'm drinking beer...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School held graduation ceremonies June 5 at Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.
Diplomas were awarded to 30 students.
Cindy Aldana, Lilionna Alves, Amira Atiyeh, Tabitha Brobston,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 1:36 PM
I promised in my last Grammar Police column to give some attention to commas and the placement of "only" in sentences.
I struggle with "only" myself, so let's start with the one that's easier for me, beginning with a sentence from a previous column:...
| May 3, 2014
Lehigh University has never had one of its football players inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. If the Hall is looking for a legitimate – and eligible -- Brown and White candidate, I doubt that it could do......
| Mar 29, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The endless hum of whirling slot machines washes over the food court at the Sands casino in Bethlehem, as Yuli Cui of Flushing, N.Y., reads a Chinese newspaper.
Huddled at a table with her friends, Cui, 50, plucks a tangerine from the bagged lunch she...
| May 19, 2014
| 1:56 PM
When I proposed sculpting a Mount Rushmore of the greatest members of my Hall of Fame, one of the respondents named four giants in Lehigh Valley philanthropy.
This shamed me into creating still another mythical Mount Rushmore, for men and women who...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:22 AM
Last year, Allentown’s Mayfair Festival of the Arts made the most radical changes in its history. After 26 years in the city’s Cedar Beach park, buffeted by rain and flooding and barely staying afloat, the festival moved to part of......
| Apr 12, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Twice a week for the past four years, David Kravitz has hopped on a bus from Brooklyn for the $45 in free-play money from the Sands, hoping to beat the Bethlehem casino on its video poker machines.
But when he did that last week, nothing happened. The...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:23 PM
It was a whirlwind couple of days for Northampton High and Lehigh University graduate Billy Boyko, but it all ended well. Boyko attended a tryout camp for the Carolina Panthers last Thursday through Saturday. He flew back to the Lehigh Valley on...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Young students' plays come to life in the capable and creative hands of Touchstone Theatre ensemble members when Touchstone presents the ninth “Young Playwrights’ Festival” Saturday at Zoellner Arts Center’s Baker Hall. The...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Inside the cavernous and dimly lit Windish Hall in south Bethlehem on Tuesday, a handful of volunteers were sorting, folding, labeling and otherwise arranging a collection of goods so massive and eclectic that I don't know quite how to describe it....