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  • Teachers union has become too strong

    I'd say the teachers union is getting too strong. The teachers today are earning a good salary for a 10-month-a-year job. Years ago, the teachers were underpaid. They dedicated their lives to turn out good students. I always felt unions were a good...
  • Theater: Selkie presents Irish green plays at farm

    A theater event that was a hit three years ago returns this weekend to fill the bucolic Anam Cara Farm in South Whitehall Township. Selkie Theatre founders Kate Scuffle and George Miller will present "Bo Leictreach GreenPlay Festival," featuring new 10-...
  • Allentown teen, 2 others arrested in Hilltown car theft case

    An Allentown teen and two young men were arrested in Hilltown Township early Friday after they crashed in a car that was stolen in Philadelphia, police said. Tremayne R. Mattis, 20, and Angel A. Montanez, 20, both of Philadelphia, and a 17-year-old boy...
  • Get tickets to an Allentown Fair concert at more than half off

     
    Seeing Nickelodeon TV’s Fresh Beat Band at Allentown Fair on Aug. 31 will be a great time for young music fans. Getting tickets at more than 50 percent off would make it even better. Lehigh Valley music can hook you......
  • Symphony Hall finds history beneath the floorboards

    Symphony Hall finds history beneath the floorboards
    They sat in the balcony of Allentown's Lyric Theater nearly a century ago, watching vaudeville shows, burlesque acts and silent movies. In a time when the cheapest seats cost $1 and all-day parking was 25 cents, our grandparents and great-grandparents...
  • Repeat DUI driver gets nearly 13 years in jail for hit-and-run

    Admitted alcoholic James William Lauer called the January hit-and-run crash that landed him in Lehigh County Court on Thursday his "worst nightmare" and said he wished he could apologize to the pregnant woman and children he injured. "I almost wiped...
  • Police: Two men charged in Bethlehem armed robbery; one wore bulletproof vest

    Bethlehem police charged two men in an armed robbery Thursday, saying one fled from officers wearing a bulletproof vest, carrying a loaded gun and bags of heroin. Police would not name the suspect who was allegedly wearing the bulletproof vest, saying he...
  • FLASHBACK: In 1984, Parkland beats Dieruff for first time on football field

    FLASHBACK: In 1984, Parkland beats Dieruff for first time on football field
    A weekly look back at sports in the Lehigh Valley, in anniversaries of multiples of five years. August 25 1984—Mike Collier collects three hits, including a home run, and Allentown beats West Bethelhem 5-3 for its fifth straight Blue Mountain...
  • Allentown's Parkettes to send strong group of five young gymnasts to P&G Championships

    Marta Karolyi, the national team coordinator for women's gymnastics in the U.S., told Parkettes Gymnastics co-founder Donna Strauss she "had an army" when Strauss showed up at the U.S. Classic meet recently with five Junior Elite girls. "I told her,...
  • Will PPL spinoff Talen Energy bolt Allentown?

    Allentown is engaged in a high-stakes effort to keep PPL Corp.'s soon-to-be-created power generation and marketing spinoff company Talen Energy in its Neighborhood Improvement Zone. In a July filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which...
  • Recipe Exchange: Rhubarb bread, Dutch apple cake, white cake

    Recipe Exchange: Rhubarb bread, Dutch apple cake, white cake
    LOOKING FOR Alfred Kane of Bethlehem is looking for a crock pot recipe for dried lima beans. Betty Martucci of Allentown is looking for an Italian recipe for a holiday cookie that uses chocolate, figs, and nuts. FOUND Janet Johnson of Pennsburg...