| Aug 10, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The aspirin tablets in the bottle were of various colors and the little boy thought they were candy, so he helped himself.
When I saw the empty bottle I called the base hospital at Beale Air Force Base in California, where I was stationed, and was...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Do you want to learn how the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, will affect you? Your employees? Some volunteers are ready to help explain things to you in free presentations this week. The Rev. Christine Nelson, former head of the Lehigh County...
| May 13, 2013
| 4:26 PM
The May 3 column on panhandlers drew some interesting responses, including South Whitehall Township resident Everette Carr's observation that, though I dispensed advice from experts on how to deal with homeless people begging at the roadside, one of...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 3:12 PM
You've probably seen one. They're popping up all over the Lehigh Valley. In fact, there's probably one within a couple miles of your home. No, not a drugstore or a hair salon. I'm talking about frozen yogurt shops.
The latest addition is sweetFrog...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:42 PM
There are Gypsies in America, and I don't mean the migratory hucksters who pass through this area every spring and fall offering phony driveway repairs and other scams.
Police used to call those people gypsies, but the term has fallen out of favor...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 7:00 PM
Carnivores, don't fret. The new tenant of the former Charlie Brown's Steakhouse in South Whitehall Township, Lily Sushi Asian Bistro, is also serving a variety of meaty dishes. The Chinese and Japanese eatery's main draw, however, is seafood —...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:38 PM
For years, the Allentown Health Bureau would take anyone at its flu clinics — insured, uninsured, city resident, out-of-towner — because the overriding goal was to get as many people as possible vaccinated.
As the 2013-14 flu season looms,...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Just south of Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg's remodeled emergency department — the one LVH spent $7.25 million renovating two years ago — workers are clearing a construction site at the corner of Schoenersville and Jacksonville roads....
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Five organizations in Pennsylvania that serve low-income families, mentally ill people and groups that traditionally lack health insurance will split $2.7 million to hire "navigators" to explain Obamacare insurance to consumers.
The recipients include...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Imagine the government ordering millions of new customers to buy from your industry — and giving them money to make purchases.
Now imagine that the government won't tell you how many new customers you'll have, how you'll get paid and that you...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The relationship between Mack Trucks and the Lehigh Valley is akin to Ford and Detroit. Previously headquartered in Allentown for more than a century, the truck-manufacturing company has a long and storied history here.
Now, fans of the brand can take...