| Oct 17, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Lehigh Valley businesses continue to increase their hiring and spending expectations.
The Lehigh Valley Purchasing and Employment Index, compiled by Bethlehem economist Kamran Afshar, maintained its gradual post-recession recovery in October, rising to...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:59 PM
More than 150 years ago, famed philosopher Henry David Thoreau published his iconic book “Walden,” which chronicled his two years living as one with nature in a cabin set on Walden Pond in Massachusetts.
Today, some travelers who seek a...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:10 AM
As the school year hits its stride, many parents and teachers of K-12 students feel overburdened with all-too-familiar concerns about failing schools, common core standards and teaching to the test. Now experts are adding one more thing to worry about:...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 9:02 AM
The Mark Twain House's annual fundraiser event, Mark My Words 2014: A WICKED Cool Evening!, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford.
Author Gregory Maguire, whose novel, "Wicked: The Life and Times of the...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 4:36 PM
The Miami Heat have had their share of impressive nicknames over the years, from Mark Strickland as "Pogo man" for his leaping ability to the sublime "Flash" that Shaquille O'Neal bestowed upon Dwyane Wade.
But "The Big Sponge"?
It doesn't exactly...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:38 PM
There is a major championship golf trophy with a spot on it just awaiting the name Henrik Stenson. Maybe it will be the one they engrave here Sunday at the end of the 143rd British Open at Royal Liverpool.
Statistical evidence speaks to that. So does...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Hector Epelbaum, the new rabbi at Temple Beth Israel in Sunrise, has a message for people who ask what the synagogue can offer them. Epelbaum wants them to ask themselves, "How can I be involved and what can I give?"
Epelbaum, 54, said he looks at a...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 5:11 AM
There's guarded optimism that Ravens veteran free safety Will Hill could potentially have his six-game suspension for violating the NFL substance-abuse policy reduced, according to sources.
Under a revised drug policy that's been approved in balloting...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Now 31, Rodney Jordan said his brief marriage at age 22 was doomed before it started. When he wed, he said, he had had many failed relationships.
Jordan, a 6th-grade teacher in Manassas, Va., and author of "From the Heart of a Teacher," said he was...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:56 AM
One of the most passionate defenders of oral storytelling was the celebrated German Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt (1906-1975). A brilliant philosopher, Arendt believed that storytelling was a vital element of the vita activa — the ways...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 3:42 PM
The Nobel Peace Prize committee rightly cited the work that Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi did to lead the "struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education," but it was Malala's work...