| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 20, 2012
| 8:43 PM
Now that the property assessments are set and the taxes divvied up, the verdict is in on winners and losers in Lehigh County as it undergoes its first real estate reassessment in more than two decades.
The changing landscape favors higher-priced...
| 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...
| Mar 11, 2012
Energy affects consumer choices large and small, from a replacement light bulb to the kind of car we drive.
It influences investments businesses make in new equipment and technology. And it creates opportunities for companies that either provide energy...
| Mar 11, 2012
Jim Lett knew his house was leaking money, especially during winter. Of course, he couldn't actually see heat slipping out of wiring conduits, exhaust fans, the attic. But he could feel the pain in his wallet as sure as the draftiness that compelled him...