| May 29, 2014
| 4:22 AM
The seven-story complex of water slides, at 65 feet tall, will be slightly shorter than two other tube slides, Lightning Falls and Aquablast. At 70 feet, they are the tallest slides at Wildwater Kingdom. The project, the first major upgrade of the water...
| May 25, 2014
| 4:23 PM
A magician known for levitating above the marquee of the State Theatre in Easton will be performing his illusions for the “America’s Got Talent” judges when the reality competition show returns for its ninth season tonight. David...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Despite a blip of snow a few days ago, spring is officially here. That means getting reacquainted with longer days, shorter sleeves and working out. After all, it's easy to slack off when taking refuge indoors (and under multiple layers of clothing).
| Apr 4, 2014
| 7:25 AM
The owners of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms have released a digital rendering of how the Chickie's & Pete's sports bar and restaurant will look inside the new PPL Center.
The video depicts what will be an 8,000-square-foot restaurant that is one of three...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 8:24 AM
After less than a year of business, the Lehigh Valley’s first sweetFrog closed its doors about two weeks ago in South Whitehall Township. The frozen yogurt shop, part of a nationwide chain, was located in the Village West shopping center at 3060...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Spring is officially here and if you're like me, you've welcomed it with one or all of the following: outdoor jogs, a car wash and free Rita's water ice last month.
The latter has been a tradition for more than 20 years and as much as I enjoy a...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Amelia Earhart stops by ABE Airport in 1929. Ronald Reagan visits Allentown's General Electric plant in 1957. Joe DiMaggio signs autographs at Whitehall's George Washington Motor Lodge in 1982.
Photos of these legendary 20th century figures are among...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:55 PM
This isn’t exactly a Thanksgiving column.
The Northampton family I’m writing about today has no long tradition of gathering around a turkey and the fixings. A year ago at this time, its mother and children barely knew any English, let alone...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The Dash of Death Promenade extends 32 feet or so from the curb next to The Morning Call's main entrance to the curb by Allentown's Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority bus terminal.
People have odd reactions when I step off the curb onto...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The Snake Pit, Dorney Park's proposed seven-story complex of water slides, is one step closer to wet and wild reality, after the South Whitehall Township Planning Commission recommended preliminary final approval on the project Thursday. "It's another...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:00 PM
What if every day was laundry day?
That's pretty much the case at Cintas Corp. in Emmaus, where 180 employees on three shifts spend every weekday washing, drying and steam-pressing uniforms for about 6,200 customers.
It's hard work, standing on...