| Jan 7, 2015
| 10:07 AM
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....
| Feb 3, 2015
| 4:23 PM
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...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 2:57 PM
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...
| Jan 20, 2015
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....
| Jan 23, 2015
| 11:16 AM
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...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 8:19 PM
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...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:56 PM
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...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:08 PM
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...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:43 PM
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...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 3:10 PM
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...