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  • A Tennessee family adventure

    A Tennessee family adventure
    Driving into Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on the main road called the Parkway, the sheer number of attractions that can entertain a family is mind-boggling. As far as the eye can see, there are diversions beckoning you and your kids to stop and give them a try....
  • Allentown's Jim Ochse making a big climb in Empire State Building

    Jim Ochse says this is the last time he's going to do it. The two-time winner of the Empire State Building Run-Up is calling it quits in what amounts to one of the most extreme stair-climber challenges in the world. The Allentown resident won the...
  • The Grammys: What your kids (and you) need to hear

    The Grammys: What your kids (and you) need to hear
    You probably can't name any Grammy winners for best children's album — although you might guess a few if you go for the obvious. Disney movie soundtracks? Check. Elmo and Sesame Street? Check. In the '90s and early '00s, both of those ubiquitous...
  • Homer Glen woman hot on the (Appalachian) Trail

    Homer Glen woman hot on the (Appalachian) Trail
    Terry Cunningham doesn't remember exactly when or why she and her daughter Megan began talking about hiking the Appalachian Trail. The Homer Glen woman's best guess was that the family — husband Lee and daughters Megan, 29, Melissa, 28, and...
  • Pa. Game Commission meetings prepared for controversy

    This coming Sunday marks the final week before the Super Bowl, but whether you're a fan of the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks, if you're a hunter in Pennsylvania, your thoughts might be focused on Harrisburg and not the big football game....
  • Weekend guide: The Kids are all right

    Weekend guide: The Kids are all right
    Much like the genesis of his band’s debut album, a conversation with Kids vocalist and bassist Joshua Diaz is a series of twists and turns, paths he’s been down before, and unfamiliar ones that come with the territory of publicizing a new...
  • Like to hike, bike or horseback ride on state game lands? You might soon need a permit

    People venturing on state game lands to hike or ride a bicycle, horse or snowmobile would need to buy a hunting license or obtain a free permit, according to a proposal before the board of the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The proposal differs from a...
  • Lehigh Valley stars will shine in dozens of big and small 2015 movies

    Every year, it seems as if more talented Lehigh Valley natives and former residents are hitting the big screen. In 2015, actors, animators, costume designers, composers, producers and directors are working in movies both big and small. The sheer...
  • Okee Dokee Brothers just fine and dandy

    Okee Dokee Brothers just fine and dandy
    The Grammy-winning Okee Dokee Brothers perform songs that appeal to youngsters without leaving adults rolling their eyes in annoyance. The Brothers are the family-friendly Americana duo of Joe Mailander, 29, and Justin Lansing, 30. Playing acoustic...
  • Wind Gap couple has tales to tell from completion of Appalachian Trail hike.

    Even though they saw flying squirrels in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee, and moose in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, traversing the entire length of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail — the A.T. — proved...
  • Jesse Saperstein shares successes for becoming fearless with Asperger's syndrome

    Jesse Saperstein's life can be divided into two parts. In his youth, he blurted out inappropriate comments, he had outbursts of anger and struggled terribly with new situations. He didn't see a future for himself. But in the second half of his life as...