| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:55 PM
"In this year of presidential politics and all the negative ads, what a breath of fresh air it is to celebrate valor, honor, duty and unconditional love," says Robin Ganzert, president/CEO of the American Humane Association.
The Hero Dog Awards, to be...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:38 PM
About 30 people showed up mid-morning on Wednesday at Kaercher Creek Lake in eastern Berks County to check out the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission in action.
Mike Kaufmann, the Area 6 fisheries manager for the PFBC, and fish biologist Greg Murphy...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 7:44 PM
Q: We live in the Kutztown area and use Route 222 eastbound several times a month. Just about a half-mile after we pass the Terry Hill water park on the right side of 222, there are several utility poles leaning toward the highway. We've noticed this...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:04 PM
This may come as a terrible shock to certain school officials in Berks County, but some high school students have been known to (gasp) have sex with each other.
Even more shocking is the claim in a lawsuit that it is (gasp, agonized hand-wringing)...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 4:04 PM
It is cruel to expect people to be responsible for themselves and for what they do to themselves.
We need paladins like Ralph Bellafatto to protect us from the forces of evil, who lure and seduce us into behaviors over which we cannot be expected to...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 5:33 PM
Women have been gaining ground in the gender wars, although they still lag behind when it comes to salaries, especially in the Lehigh Valley, as reflected in a front-page story in The Morning Call on Sunday.
Lehigh Valley women earn 72.4 cents for...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 2:17 PM
There is a German mystique in the Lehigh Valley, especially when Musikfest and its oompah band music is approaching, and it'd be a shame to see the lederhosen come unstitched, figuratively speaking.
That is why it was so upsetting this week to read about...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 8:51 PM
Q: Roundabouts! That's PennDOT's choice for two of the three congested intersections on Route 222 where roundabouts were being evaluated as possible replacements for 'standard' signalized intersections. The third one gets the standard treatment —...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:03 PM
The bankruptcy and closing of several hundred Circuit City stores in late 2008 dealt a serious blow to the nation's already weak retail scene.
The Great Recession had forced the extinction of several chains in the Lehigh Valley, including Tweeter and...
| Jul 24, 2012
Alex Gren couldn't believe her luck. The rising Penn State senior from Zionsville, a graduate of Emmaus High School, took advantage last week of being one of the first people in the state to witness a public banding of barn owls.
"I helped volunteer with...
| Jul 24, 2012
Lehigh River enthusiasts have reason to celebrate.
The U.S. ArmyCorps Engineers Philadelphia District announced has announced that there will be an additional whitewater release from Francis E. Walter Dam in White Haven, Luzerne County, on Aug. 25, as...