| Feb 17, 2012
| 6:50 AM
PennDOT Engineering District 5 announced that a project to improve PA 309 in Upper Saucon Township and Coopersburg Borough, Lehigh County will begin Monday, Feb. 20.
The project calls for the resurfacing of PA 309 between Center Valley Parkway in Upper...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 5:25 PM
Lehigh Valley frozen yogurt shops in the 1980s and 1990s were nothing like they are today.
Decades ago, frozen yogurt was largely synonymous with TCBY, which touted it as an alternative to ice cream.
TCBY, which stands for "This Can't Be Yogurt," has...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Old country stores and neighborhood taverns aren't the only places where lasting friendships blossom. The ladies at Curves in Hellertown — who struck me as the kind of ladies who wouldn't mind being called ladies — bonded over 30-minute...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 7:05 PM
Although it may not be very scientific, there is evidence the dinosaurs did not die out in a massive extinction. They just changed. If you have doubts, find a depiction of a pterodactyl in flight and then compare it to a picture of a great blue heron....
| 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 14, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Roger E. Stottlemyer, 90, of Mount Lena, Md., passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va.
Born March 31, 1922, in Mount Lena, he was the last remaining family member of the late Charles...
| Jul 21, 2012
| 5:26 PM
Bethlehem keeps me busy with its retail churn and prospects.
Its downtown already houses an interesting mosh of retail from cafes to boutiques and hotels. The newbie in the crowd is Roey's Paintbox Parties in the lower level of 453 Main Street. The...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 6:10 PM
Last Friday the temperature was in the 60s, this Friday it's supposed to be in the 90s. Wednesday was gorgeous with no humidity; Thursday was stifling with widespread storms.
The water levels are still low locally, but the Lehigh River should get some...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 11:06 AM
Gordy Frack waited 30 minutes Tuesday morning to get an essential commodity – hot, black coffee.
"It was worth it," Frack said after his wait to get two cups of joe at the Wawa on E. Broad Street and Stefko Boulevard in Bethlehem. "I don't think...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:35 AM
The local impact of Hurricane Sandy became more catastrophic for the Lehigh Valley with the deaths of two more people, bringing the region's death toll to four as of Wednesday morning.
A Lower Macungie Township woman died from the fumes from a portable...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 6:49 PM
Roy Nimmo has lived long enough to keep things in perspective.
He built his Williams Township home in 1948, after World War II, and spent his first two years there hauling his own water. In the great flood of 1955, the creek behind his house overflowed...