| Aug 9, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Get your creative juices flowing at the Lehigh Valley's newest art studio, Glossy Stones.
The venue, which also features a retail shop and gallery, opened July 28 at 2 E. Emmaus Ave. in Allentown. It joins a growing number of area businesses,...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Summer is officially here and with it comes an abundance of events — weddings, engagements parties, graduation parties, family reunions, pool parties, picnics and so on.
Stevie Blatz Entertainment, offering "more than 60 services for any event and...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Some stories have a way of flowing into one another.
When I started writing a Memorial Day weekend story about D-Day casualty Peter Pokrifcsak of Martins Creek, I contacted Katherine DiFebo, also of Martins Creek, to show me his grave at the Church Hill...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Alex Trebek: "Welcome to 'Jeopardy!' Let's meet our first contestant, Nazareth police Chief Thomas Trachta."
Chief Trachta: "Hey, who put these Fire Trachta stickers all over my podium?"
Alex: "Ha! We just thought we'd have a little fun with your...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Not since my wedding in 1982 have I taken off two weeks in a row at work, and getting back into the office Monday morning reminded me why. Back then, a much simpler time, you merely had to deal with the U.S. mail and phone messages. Today, emails have...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Ever since the Supreme Court ruled organized prayer and Bible study in public schools unconstitutional in the early 1960s, conservative Christians have been trying to re-enter the secular arena.
Take Lemon v. Kurtzman (1971). The case, The New York Times...
| Aug 12, 2014
Late Monday morning I hopped on Route 33 heading toward East Stroudsburg. On the southbound lanes, about six yellow school buses passed me, one right after the other.
How symbolic, I thought.
On the first day of the 2014-15 scholastic sports year,...
| May 13, 2014
| 7:12 PM
For Kaitlyn Egan, a career was born with a Christmas gift.
She was in seventh grade when her uncle gave her a Nikon camera.
Egan, a budding athlete involved with soccer and diving in the Parkland School District, turned that camera into her passion....
| May 15, 2014
| 7:37 PM
Despite the potentially heavy rains forecasted for today, this weekend's fishing forecast looks exceptional for trout because of annual contests in the Lehigh River in the Bowmanstown–Slatington area and the Little Lehigh Creek in Allentown.
| May 15, 2014
| 9:51 PM
Bill Schankel would rather dish out credit than receive it.
Ask him about his Pen Argyl softball program and he'll credit the assistant coaches, the players, the administration, even opposing coaches such as Southern Lehigh's Brian Neefe.
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:57 PM
People are still talking trout fishing in the rivers and streams, and also about the trout tragedy earlier this week in which the Lil-Le-Hi Trout Nursery lost approximately 1,400 fish due to a flooding that forced the fish to get tangled up in the bird-...