| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:18 AM
If you've gotten a phone call or two — or three or more — offering you a free medical alert device, you're not alone.
After writing last week about the suspicious calls, I heard from about 80 people whose phones have been ringing with the...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:40 PM
The PGC reports that a deer killed by a vehicle in Bedford County this past fall has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. The disease, which spreads from deer-to-deer through direct or indirect contact, first popped up in Pennsylvania farm-...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 2:13 PM
In a world where many independently owned and operated bookstores are closing their doors, Let's Play Books! in Emmaus aims to buck the trend.
The shop, which sells approximately 1,000 youth-oriented books (about 850 separate titles), opened Dec. 5 at...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Many consider the best days of the Emmaus program to be in the future with a talented group of underclassmen, including a JV team that won the title in last summer's Stellar tournament and won the Emmaus Christmas JV tournament last week.
But for Nate...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Two Lehigh County couples who recently intended to tour Turkey instead endured a rocky journey to get a refund after their prepaid trips were canceled at the last minute.
Tony O'Malley of Emmaus and Dick Baumann of Allentown contacted the Watchdog to...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:49 PM
French fry lovers rejoice! The Lehigh Valley's first Checkers have opened within months of each other, allowing customers to "feast on" in Allentown and Bethlehem.
The greasy-spoon section of Allentown's South Fourth Street got even greasier thanks to...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:50 AM
There, on the front page of The Morning Call last Saturday, was Uncle Wilson's 1952 Cadillac, or an exact replica thereof.
When he visited from Delaware, neighbors were impressed by the sight of a new Caddy in the gravel driveway next to our house,...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 2:21 PM
My family had its annual viewing of "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" during the snowstorm Saturday night.
Protagonist Clark Griswold is a great reminder that good intentions are no substitute for sound judgment. He presides over pretty much the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:24 PM
It never fails to give me a chuckle when I read someone complaining about going stir crazy with cabin fever.
Unless you're elderly, infirm or hobbled up by injury, there is no reason to stay cooped up in your house, or cooped up from your...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 2:06 PM
One day as Susan Lom was going through her kitchen cabinets, she found three canisters of cleaning wipes that had dried out.
A less-thrifty person might have thrown them away, but Susan found a solution that proves she's one shrewd Cheapster.
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:04 PM
Several people have forwarded me emails that include a series of really funny headline gaffes from around the country.
The actual headlines vary slightly, but the subject line always says, "Why I still buy the newspaper," or, if they want to personalize...