| May 31, 2014
| 6:11 PM
In all the hubbub of buying a car for his daughter, it didn't occur to Ken Gibat to remove the license plate from the vehicle he was trading in.
He said no one at the dealership, Vinart Hyundai in Emmaus, mentioned anything about it, either.
| May 31, 2014
| 2:28 PM
An iconic restaurant where generations of people gathered to celebrate special occasions or enjoy a nightcap after a show has been revived in Allentown's West End Theater District.
The Shanty on 19th, which held a soft opening May 22 following...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Federal Grill, Johnny Manana's, Made in Brazil and Sangria are just a few of the restaurants that have come and gone in downtown Allentown in recent years.
But with a minor league hockey arena, office buildings, shops and apartments in the works, many...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Couples planning to tie the knot now have a much easier route to take thanks to a new all-in-one business in Nazareth.
Your One & Only Wedding Boutique, which held a grand opening Nov. 14, bills itself as Lehigh Valley's "premier one-stop shop...
| Dec 2, 2013
Mark Berner and Rich Gierula were teammates on a very strong Whitehall team in 1981, a Zephyrs squad that shared the East Penn Conference title with Emmaus and Dieruff.
It was part of a four-year period from 1980-83 when Whitehall won or shared the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Serendipity strikes again. I drove through downtown Emmaus on Tuesday morning and found Sam Yoder and Jason Kleckner in the middle of a cheery annual chore, decorating the borough Christmas tree in Triangle Park.
It was about noon, and the veterans of...
| 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...
| 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 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 17, 2014
| 3:12 PM
One of my favorite blooper items involved a Florida writer who won a Toastmasters competition in St. Augustine, Fla., with her speech about the wonders of the five presidential likenesses carved on Mount Rushmore.
"What talented sculptor produced...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Lehigh Valley Café, inside Lehigh Valley International Airport, began serving food to famished jet-setters, as well as "meeters and greeters" July 1. It is the first of four planned food additions and upgrades by the airport's new concessionaire First...