| Sep 11, 2012
| 8:14 PM
The low-top sneaker with the air insole looked unremarkable in the black and white photo shown Tuesday in court. It's what can't be seen that led to a rare and risky courtroom appearance by the man accused of murdering an Alburtis woman and her mentally...
| Dec 23, 2011
More than 12,600 people pledged to boycott online retailer Amazon.com this holiday season to protest "sweatshop" working conditions at its Lehigh Valley warehouses, according to the union advocacy group American Rights at Work.
Working conditions at...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 7:57 PM
The fall scholastic sports season is well under way and in every corner of the Valley, in every sport, kids are competing for wins and championships.
But this year most of our area high school teams are learning that sports is not just about winning....
| Sep 25, 2012
A Project Healing Waters event is being conducted by the Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council and the Hokendauqua Chapter of Trout Unlimited at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Bob Saks' Pond in Center Valley.
A few openings still exist for veterans or...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 4:56 PM
It's been awhile since Retail Watch ventured to Kutztown, so let's go there today.
The Berks County borough has been a day-cation spot for some in the Lehigh Valley, and with recent retail additions and storefront facade improvements, may become even...
| Mar 11, 2012
Vynecrest Winery, at first blush, looks like anything but a vision for the future.
Framed by rows of mature grapevines, the winery has grown from a converted Swiss barn built on the sloped countryside in the rural reaches of Breinigsville.
| Mar 11, 2012
For Nestle Waters, a few degrees on the thermostat can mean big money.
That's why when Lehigh University's Enterprise Systems Center pointed out a glitch in the processes of the company's state-of-the-art Breinigsville plant that was keeping temperatures...
| Mar 9, 2012
Q: I work in the industrial park in Breinigsville and I turn left from eastbound Industrial Boulevard onto Route 100 most every day at 5 p.m., usually with heavy traffic. Industrial has a left-turn lane, and a center lane for left turns or traffic going...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 2:59 AM
There's just something about heading outdoors at 4:30 a.m. on a cold November morning that warms the heart.
Then again, nah.
The magic from heading outdoors in freezing or below-freezing temperatures in late November and early December comes from...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 10:59 AM
A number of insightful comments from readers regarding roadway issues suggested by recent columns, or sometimes long-ago columns: Riding bicycles in the rude "I often wonder if bicycle riders everywhere have decided to play 'stupid,' or if it's just the...
| Feb 27, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The first of six fund-raising concerts planned to help the victims of the fatal Feb. 9 gas line explosion in Allentown will be from 2 to 8 p.m. at Fairview Fire Company, 927 S. Seventh St., Allentown. The series, dubbed......
| Mar 10, 2011
| 4:23 AM
Here are the Top 5 concerts for the coming week: 1. APOCALYPTICA Saying Apocalyptica is “the world’s premier orchestral rock/metal band” isn’t much more revealing than saying it has rock’s foremost three-cellist lineup. There...