| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:03 AM
As vacations go, this one was a pip.
Some of the year's best cycling weather, of course, came in the week that followed Tuesday of last week, when I was rendered unable to get out to enjoy it. Mother Nature has a sadistic sense of humor.
I shan't bother...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Q: I need clarification on the attached photo that shows two 'no parking' signs on the 600 block of Main Street in Northampton. The first sign has a double arrow. Does this mean no parking on the opposite (left) side of the street as well as the right...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The Dash of Death Promenade extends 32 feet or so from the curb next to The Morning Call's main entrance to the curb by Allentown's Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority bus terminal.
People have odd reactions when I step off the curb onto...
| 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 24, 2013
| 11:43 AM
The digital video disc was introduced to America in the late 1990s and, for no good reason at all, people started switching from VHS to DVD.
Several years after that, our kids got it into their heads that my wife and I should try to join the 21st...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 12:13 PM
The military veterans, gathered to celebrate the nation's bicentennial, had made it through World War I, World War II, Korea or Vietnam, only to be struck down by the mist from a hotel's air-conditioning system.
It was the first time the world would...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Q: As you know, the 10-over-the-speed-limit allowance is an unwritten rule permitted in Pennsylvania and in many other states. Is it likely to continue when the 70 mph law goes into effect?
— Manny Kokolis, South Whitehall Township
| Aug 9, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Matt Ackerman was in the basement of his Allentown home when he heard a gurgling sound coming from the sewer drain.
"I know when that is happening, that's not a good thing," he said.
It sure wasn't. Sewage was spouting from the drain in the laundry...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Kathy Brearley shared a funny story with us last week when we visited her to see how she gets every last bit of facial cream out of the container.
The South Whitehall Township resident was watching television and became intrigued when they promoted...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 8:59 PM
HARRISBURG — In an east Allentown industrial zone on Quebec Street north of Union Boulevard, 23 tanks rise high into the sky, the pipes that connect them running deep underground.
This is a Petroleum Products Corp. fuel pipeline terminal. For a...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 3:36 PM
We were a little worried last week when we passed along a tip from Mike Much in Upper Saucon Township, who saves the bags in which his newspapers are delivered for marinating chicken wings.
We thought People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals might...