| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:24 PM
If you've been thinking about taking the little ones to Dorney Park's BooBlast! this is a perfect weekend. Dorney Park is holding Lehigh Valley Appreciation Days and residents can buy tickets for $25 through Sunday. If you live in Lehigh, Berks, Monroe,...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:24 PM
It was mid to late August when I first noticed advertisements for various flu clinics. They elicited the same sinking feeling I get when I see a department store with Christmas trees this time of year. I thought, “Really? Flu shots? Now?” A...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 6:07 PM
At the mention of Gettysburg, Jeff Stocker fidgets in his chair.
Stocker, wearing a gold necktie adorned with the likeness of Abraham Lincoln, turns to his left and tilts his head slightly toward the ceiling. A smile emerges from his gray goatee....
| Oct 26, 2012
| 7:01 PM
Predictions for the hybrid storm bearing down on the Northeast keep worsening and the tone of the coverage is growing ever more strident, so it's no wonder the phone at Ice Cream World has been ringing off the hook.
No one's looking to stock up on ice...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:01 PM
The Lehigh Valley's recovery from superstorm Sandy seemed to be proceeding slowly but surely on Wednesday, with streets coming to life and the area's electric utilities saying most power would be restored by the end of the weekend.
But the return to...
| Jun 5, 2012
The former Burger King and Carvel properties on Hamilton Boulevard in South Whitehall were recently sold, an official said Tuesday. Hotel Hamilton LLC purchased nearly five acres of property in the 3100 block of Hamilton Boulevard, next to The King George...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Cedar Point plans to turn the Ohio theme park's Million Dollar Midway into the $6-million Luminosity nighttime spectacular complete with lights, lasers and fireworks tied to a stage performance with DJs, dancers and drummers.
PHOTOS: Luminosity nighttime...
| May 27, 2012
If you go
Cedar Point, 1 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky, Ohio; (419) 627-2350, http://www.cedarpoint.com. Must: Cedar Downs Racing Derby, one of the last racing carousels in the world. Miss: The miserable Mantis stand-up coaster, which left my head aching....
| Nov 12, 2010
| 9:44 AM
It already feels as if 2011 is shaping up as a tweener ye
ar for new rides and attractions at U.S. theme parks.
Last year saw the blockbuster debuts of Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure in Florida and the "World of...
| Jan 28, 2011
| 5:20 PM
California's Great America has announced plans to remove the third coaster in less than a decade – a period in which no new coasters were added to the amusement park in Santa Clara, Calif.
Invertigo, an inverted shuttle coaster that made its...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 4:45 PM
Reporting from Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa.--
The campgrounds, picnic groves and trolley parks that proliferated in Pennsylvania and Ohio in the late 19th century have survived through lean times and changing tastes to become some of the oldest...