| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:28 PM
I try to stay up to date with popular culture, for lots of professional and personal reasons.
I like using fairly current movie and TV references as jumping-off points for columns or as topics for my blog. Plus I just like knowing what people are...
| 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...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:06 AM
The Doctor is in.
"A grand slalom-like drive in the dark through the Rocky Mountains was the weekend routine for my then-new boyfriend Fred in the winter of our courtship," wrote Sue Lucrezi of Lower Saucon Township.
"After working 60+ hours a week as...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:09 PM
Roger Robinson raced cross country for 30 years at the elite masters levels as few others have, garnering masters world championships in both cross country and road races, as well as setting masters records in marathon races in Boston, New York and...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 6:15 PM
The East Side Youth Center Elite AAU basketball program has made noise on the regional and national level in recent years.
In fact, just last weekend, the ESYC Elite 12U team won the AAU Division III national title for sixth-graders.
But on Sunday,...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Mark Smith stood at the fence rimming what is known as Court 2 at Allentown's Cedar Beach on Sunday afternoon and smiled at what he saw all around him.
Smith, a former Allen High athlete and coach, actually was the one who had the idea of holding...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 6:21 PM
General Motors has talked a lot lately about how sorry it is for being slow to recall vehicles for potentially deadly defects and how concerned it is about customer safety.
Yet until the Watchdog drove onto the scene, Jeniffer Montero couldn't get a...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Audrey Ohl got worried when her caller ID showed Woodlawn Fire Department in South Whitehall Township was ringing her phone. One of her children lives in that area.
"I thought, Oh my gosh, what's happening? Did something happen at their house and they'...
| May 24, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Gather premium plants and inspiration on how to arrange them at Bethlehem's Garden Walk at Cressman's.
The nursery, garden center and gift shop at 2349 Linden St. (former Moose & Bug Florist) features two greenhouses (one to open next year) and an...
| May 25, 2014
| 6:49 PM
There was a lot to celebrate at Dieruff High School during the 2013-14 school year, not the least of which was the school's four Freddy Awards on Thursday night at the State Theatre.
Only Freedom earned more Freddys (six) than Dieruff, which delivered...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Not everyone is crazy about being called to serve on a jury but most of us realize it's one of our civic duties. We also know we can get in trouble for blowing off the summons, and con artists are tapping that fear in one of the latest scams targeting the...