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From cities to farmland

The Greater Lehigh Valley encompasses two counties, Lehigh and Northampton, that together total more than 730 square miles. In that area, we have farms, burgeoning suburbs and cities. We are bordered by the Blue Mountains to the North, the Lehigh Mountain Range to the South, the Delaware River East and rolling farm lands lead us West.

There is perhaps no better way to find the interesting sites in your community than on foot. The historic locations and quaint shops of center city Bethlehem, for example, make it the quintessential downtown shopping district.
Within this diverse terrain live diverse communities, a population that is growing. In fact, there are nearly 10,000 more of us this year than in 2005. Many families have discovered the Lehigh Valley is a perfect place to raise their children and build their careers because of the growing economy, low unemployment and proximity to the metropolitan areas. The difference is that the Valley mixes quiet suburbs and quaint Main Streets with all the services and amenities of thriving cities.

Whether you're new to the area or were born here, the community guidebook is designed to provide you with information about living in the Greater Lehigh Valley. From the phone numbers of your local government representatives to trash collection and recycling, you'll find the answers to your questions here.

Use the guide year round to find things to do and places to go. It will help you discover the region for the first time or introduce you to it all over again.


Lehigh County Government
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, Lehigh County Commissioner's Office, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown, 610-782-3050, Fax: 610-820-3053, http://www.lehighcounty.org , County executive: Donald T. Cunningham, (2005-2009)

Townships, Boroughs and Municipal Buildings
HANOVER, 2202 Grove Rd., Allentown, 610-264-1069, http://www.hanleco.org
HEIDELBERG, 5555 Memorial Rd., Germansville, 610-767-9297
LOWER MACUNGIE, 3400 Brookside Rd., Macungie, 610-966-4343, http://www. lowermac.org
LOWER MILFORD, 7607 Chestnut Hill Church Rd., Coopersburg, 610-967-4949, http://www.lowermilford.net
LOWHILL, 7000 Herber Rd., New Tripoli, 610-395-0744
LYNN, 7923 Kings Hwy., Lynnport, 610-298-3440
NORTH WHITEHALL, 3256 Levans Rd., Coplay, 610-799-3411, http://www.northwhitehall.org
SALISBURY, 3000 South Pike Ave., Allentown, 610-797-4000, http://www.salisburytwonshippa.org
SOUTH WHITEHALL, 4444 Walbert Ave., Allentown, 610-398-0401, http://www.southwhitehall.pa.net
UPPER MACUNGIE, 8330 Schantz Rd., Breinigsville, 610-395-4892, http://www.uppermac.org
UPPER MILFORD, 5831 Kings Hwy. South, Box 210, Old Zionsville, 610-966-3223, http://www.uppermilford.net
UPPER SAUCON, 5500 Camp Meeting Rd., Center Valley, 610-282-1171, http://www.uppersaucon.org
WASHINGTON, 7951 Center St., Emerald, 610-767-8108, http://www.washtwpberks.org
WEISENBERG, 2175 Seipstown Rd., Fogelsville, http://www.weisenbergtownship.org
WHITEHALL, 3219 MacArthur Rd., Whitehall, 610-437-5524

EDWARD PAWLOWSKI, 435 Hamilton St., Allentown, 610-437-7546
JOHN B. CALLAHAN, 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, 610-865-7100
PHILIP M. MITMAN, 1 S. Third St., Easton, 610-250-6610

National Guard Armory
15th and Allen Streets., 610-821-6154. For recruitment, 610-821-6159, a MET (Mobile Examination Team) site that offers appitude testing to applicants and processes individuals for enlistment

Northampton County Government
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER (COURTHOUSE), 669 Washington St., Easton, 610-559-3000, 1-800-694-1624, http://www.northamptoncounty.org.
County executive: John Stoffa (2005-2009)

Townships and Municipal Buildings
ALLEN, 4714 Indian Trail Rd., Northampton, 610-262-7012, http://www.allentownship.org
BETHLEHEM, 4225 Easton Ave., Bethlehem, 610-814-6400, http://www.bethlehemtwp.com
BUSHKILL, 1114 Bushkill Center Rd., Nazareth, 610-759-1250, http://www.bushkilltownship.com
EAST ALLEN, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd., Northampton, 610-262-7961
FORKS, 1606 Sullivan Trail, Easton 610-252-0785, http://www.forkstownship.org
LEHIGH, 1069 Municipal Rd., Walnutport, 610-767-6771, E-mail: lehightwp@nni.com
LOWER MT. BETHEL TWP., 2004 Hutchinson Ave., P.O. Box 257, Martins Creek, 610-252-5074
LOWER NAZARETH, 306 Butztown Rd., Bethlehem, 610-759-7434, http://www.lowernazareth.com
LOWER SAUCON, 3700 Old Philadelphia Pk., Bethlehem, 610-865-3291, http://www.lowersaucontownship.org
MOORE, 2491 Community Dr., Bath, 610-759-9449
PALMER, 3 Weller Pl., Palmer, 610-253-7191, http://www.palmertwp.com
PLAINFIELD, 6292 Sullivan Trail, Nazareth, 610-759-6944
UPPER MOUNT BETHEL, 387 Ye Old Highway, Upper Mt. Bethel, 570-897-6127, http://www.uppermtbethel.org
UPPER NAZARETH, 100 Newport Ave., Nazareth, 610-759-5341
WASHINGTON, 1021 Washington Blvd., Bangor, 610-588-1524, http://www.washington-township.com
WILLIAMS, 655 Cider Press Rd., Easton, 610-258-6788, Fax: 610-258-6080 http://www.williamtwp.org

ALLENTOWN CROWNE PLAZA, 904 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, 610-433-2221
ALLENWOOD MOTEL, 1058 Hausman Rd., Allentown, 610-395-3707
ALLIANCE HOTEL, 2332 Main St., Northampton, 610-261-2411
BEST STATION HOTEL, 4425 Best Station Rd., Slatington, 610-767-8208
BEST WESTERN LEHIGH VALLEY HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER, 300 Gateway Dr., Bethlehem, 610-866-5800
BEST WESTERN INN, 185 S. Third St., Easton, 610-253-9131
BETHLEHEM INN, 476 S. New St., Bethlehem, 610-867-4985
BOWMANSTOWN HOTEL INC., 524 White St., Bethlehem, 610-852-2870
BUDGET INN, 731 Hausman Rd., Allentown, 610-395-3377
CAMPUS INN, 15080 Kutztown Rd., Kutztown, 610-683-8721
CENTER VALLEY BUDGET INN, 4942 Rt. 309, Center Valley, 610-797-0128
COMFORT INN, 7625 Imperial Way, Allentown, 610-391-0344
COMFORT INN, 3191 Highfield Drive (Rt. 191 and 22), Bethlehem, 610-865-6300
COMFORT SUITES HOTEL-BETHLEHEM, 120 W. Third St., Bethlehem, 610-882-9700
COMFORT SUITES OF ALLENTOWN, 3712 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, 610-437-9100
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT, 2160 Motel Dr., Bethlehem, 610-317-6200
DAYS INN, 2622 Lehigh St., Allentown, 610-797-1234
DAYS INN & CONFERENCE CENTER, 1151 Bulldog Dr., Allentown, 610-395-3731
DRYVILLE HOTEL, 110 Lyons Rd., Mertztown, 610-682-2466
EAGLE HOTEL, 301 N. Main St., Bernville, 610-488-6871
ECONO LODGE, 2115 Downyflake Lane, Allentown, 610-797-2200
ECONO LODGE, 321 S. Third St. (Route 309 South), Coopersburg, 610-282-1212
FAIRFIELD INN AND SUITES BETHLEHEM, 2140 Motel Dr., Bethlehem, 610-867-8681
FIFTH STREET HOTEL, 716 E. Fifth St., Bethlehem, 610-865-5000
FOGELSVILLE HOTEL, 7921 Main St., Fogelsville, 610-395-3999
FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON, 3400 Airport Rd., Allentown, 610-266-1000
FRITZINGER'S HOTEL, 101 S. Main St., Coopersburg, 610-282-9029
GLASBERN, 2141 Pack House Rd., Fogelsville, 610-285-4723, http://www.glasbern.com
HAMPTON INN & SUITES, Routes 22 and 512, Bethlehem, 610-868-2442
HAMPTON INN-ALLENTOWN, 7471 Keebler Way, Allentown, 610-391-1500
HAWTHORN SUITES LTD., 7720 Main St., Fogelsville, 610-366-9422
HILLSIDE INN, RR 18, East Stroudsburg, 570-223-8238
HILTON GARDEN INN AIRPORT, 1787-B Airport Rd., Allentown, 610-443-1400
HILTON GARDEN INN ALLENTOWN WEST, 230 Sycamore Rd., Breinigsville, 610-398-6686
HISTORIC HOTEL BETHLEHEM, 437 Main St., Bethlehem, 610-625-5000
HOLIDAY INN CONFERENCE CENTER, Route 100 and I-78, Fogelsville, 610-391-1000
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS, 3620 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, 610-437-9255
HOWARD JOHNSON INN & SUITES, 3220 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown, 610-439-4000
KEMPTON HOTEL, 9910 Kistler Valley Rd., Kempton, 610-756-6588
KUHNSVILLE HOTEL, 5745 Memorial Rd., Allentown, 610-395-2387
LAUREL HOTEL, 5201 Main St., Whitehall, 610-262-9964
LEATHER CORNER POST HOTEL, 6855 Horseshoe Rd., Orefield, 610-395-1782
LEHIGH MOTOR INN, 5828 Memorial Rd., Allentown, 610-395-3331
LONGSWAMP BED & BREAKFAST, 1605 State St., Mertztown, 610-682-6197
LYNNVILLE HOTEL, 8148 Bausch Rd., New Tripoli, 610-298-9991
MARRIOTT RESIDENCE INN, 2180 Motel Dr., Bethlehem, 610-317-2662
MCCARTY HOTEL, 735 Front St., Catasauqua, 610-264-2223
MCINTOSH INN OF ALLENTOWN, 1701 Catasauqua Road (Route 22 and Airport Rd. S.), Allentown, 610-264-7531
MICROTEL INN, 1880 Steelstone Rd., Allentown, 610-266-9070
MORNINGSTAR INN, 72 E. Market St., Bethlehem, 610-867-2300
NEFF'S HOTEL, 5635 Route 873, Neffs, 610-767-9949
RAMADA INN, 1500 MacArthur Rd., Whitehall, 610-439-1037
RED ROOF INN, 1846 Catasauqua Rd., Allentown, 610-264-5404
RINGER'S ROOST, 1801 W. Liberty St., Allentown, 610-437-4941
SAYRE MANSION INN, 250 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem, 610-882-2100
THE SLEEP INN, 327 Star Rd., Allentown, 610-395-6603
STAYBRIDGE SUITES BY HOLIDAY INN, 1787A Airport Rd., Allentown, 610-443-5000
STERLING HOTEL, 343 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, 610-433-3480
SUPER 8 MOTEL ALLENTOWN, 1715 Plaza Lane, Allentown, 610-435-7880
RAMADA INN, 1500 MacArthur Rd., Whitehall, 610-439-1037
TILGHMAN WEST MOTOR INN, 5650 Tilghman St., Allentown, 610-395-2632
TRAYLOR HOTEL, 1444 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, 610-434-6221
WINDSOR HOTEL, 6034 Main St., Center Valley, 610-282-9340


The Morning Call (daily), 101 N. Sixth St., Allentown, 610-820-6500, http://www.mcall.com . The Lehigh Valley's leading newspaper, The Morning Call circulates in all of Lehigh and Northampton counties, and parts of Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Schuylkill, Monroe and Warren, N.J. counties.
MERGE (weekly), 610-508-1555, http://www.mergedigital.com
EAST PENN PUBLISHING,1633 N. 26th St., Allentown, 610-740-0944
THE EXPRESS-TIMES (daily), 30 N. 4th St., Easton, 610-258-7171, http://www.express-times.com
PULSE WEEKLY, 930 N. Fourth St., Suite 205, Allentown, 610-437-7867, http://www.pulseweekly.com

Radio (AM)
WAEB-790 (talk, information), 1541 Alta Dr., Whitehall, 610-434-1742, http://www.waeb.com
WEEX-1230 (sports),107 Paxinosa Rd. West, Easton, 610-258-6155
WEST-1400, 436 Northampton St., Easton, 610-250-9557, http://www.am1400west.net
WGPA (Sunny Eleven) -1100 (news, talk, polka), 528 N. New St., Bethlehem, 610-866-8074, http://www.wgpasunny1100.com
WHOL-1600 (Spanish), 1125 Colorado St., Allentown, 610-434-4801
WKAP-1470 (oldies), 1541 Alta Dr., Whitehall, 610-434-1742, http://www.1470wkap.com
WTKZ-1320 (Hispanic), 961 Marcon Blvd., 610-465-1320

Radio (FM)
WAEB-B-104/104.1 (top 40), 1541 Alta Dr., Whitehall, 610-434-1742, http://www.b104.com
WALN Cable FM 92, 3028 S. Pike Ave., Allentown, 610-791-1818
WCTO-96.1 (country), 2158 Ave. C, Suite 100, Bethlehem, 610-266-7600
WDIY 88.1 (public radio), 301 Broadway, 3rd Floor, Bethlehem, 610-694-8100, http://www.wdiyfm.org
WLEV-100.7 (adult contemporary, soft rock), 2158 Ave. C, Suite 100, Bethlehem, 610-266-7600
WLVR-91.3, 610-758-4187
WJCS-89.3 (Christian), P.O. Box 8900, Allentown, 610-791-7262
WMUH-91.7 (public radio), 2400 Chew St., Muhlenberg College, Walson Hall, Allentown, 484-664-3239
WODE (The Hawk) - 99.9 (classic hits), 107 Paxinosa Road West, Easton, 610-258-6155, http://www.999thehawk.com
WTAP CABLE FM 99.3, Emmaus, 610-967-2799
WZZO (Z-95) 95.1 (rock), 1541 Alta Dr., Whitehall, 610-434-1742, http://www.wzzo.com

BLUE RIDGE CABLE, 200 N. First Street, Lehighton, 610-826-2555, http://www.brctv.com
DIGITAL SATELLITE SYSTEM SALES AND LEASING, 45 Warwick St., Bethlehem, 610-866-9961
RCN CABLE, 2124 Avenue C., Bethlehem, 1-800-ringRCN, http://www.rcn.com
SERVICE ELECTRIC CABLE & COMMUNICATIONS, 2260 Ave. A, Bethlehem, 610-865-9100, http://www.sectv.com
SERVICE ELECTRIC CABLE TV INC., 1045 Hamilton St., Allentown, 610-434-2258
WFMZ-TV/CHANNEL 69 (independent), 300 East Rock Rd., Allentown, 610-797-4530, http://www.wfmz.com
WLVT-TV/CHANNEL 39 (public TV),123 Sesame St., Bethlehem, 610-867-4677, http://www.wlvt.org

AAA MOVING & STORAGE, Bethlehem: 610-821-8070, toll-free: 800-778-6683
ABF U-PACK MOVING, 800-355-1696
ADAM MEYER, INC., 824 Jennings Street, Bethlehem, 610-867-2121
ALLIED VAN LINES/GLOSE MOVING & STORAGE, 7566 Morris Court, Allentown, 800-424-3866
ALPHA INT'L MOVERS INC., Sciota, 610-776-6177
CITY TO CITY, 888-723-2404
HUGHES RELOCATION SERVICES, 2655 Moravian Ave., Allentown 800-345-0970
L & J MOVING AND STORAGE, 800-641-6683
PAPOLO'S MOVING & SHIPPING, 324 Hill St. Bethlehem 610-694-9005
SHIVELY'S, 2829 West Blvd., Bethlehem, 610-867-4513
WARE'S VAN & STORAGE, 2500 Milford Square Pike, Quakertown, 610-432-1722


Shopping Centers
25TH STREET SHOPPING CENTER, 25th and Hay Sts., Easton
AMERICAN PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER, 2nd & Hamilton Sts., Allentown, 610-433-0546
AIRPORT SHOPPING CENTER, 1245-1305 Airport Rd., Allentown
ALLEN ST. SHOPPING CENTER, 15th and Allen Sts., Allentown
CREST PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER, 1500 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown
DEVONSHIRE PLAZA, Lehigh St., Emmaus
EAST PENN PLAZA, Emmaus Shopping Center, Chestnut St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus
FAIRMOUNT SHOPPING CENTER, Route 309 (between W. Passer Rd. and E. Fairmount St.), Coopersburg
K-MART PLAZA, 4701 Tilghman St., Allentown, 610-395-0341
LEHIGH SHOPPING CENTER, 2120 W. Union Blvd., Bethlehem
MACARTHUR TOWNE CENTER, 2630 MacArthur Rd., Whitehall
MERCHANTS SQUARE ANTIQUE MALL, 1901 S. 12th Street, Allentown, 610-797-7743
MOUNTAINVILLE SHOPPING CENTER, S. Fourth St. (near Emmaus Ave.), Allentown
PARKWAY SHOPPING CENTER, 1541 Lehigh St., Allentown
SHEPHERD HILLS PLAZA, Route 222 and Krocks Rd., Wescosville
3900 HAMILTON CENTER, 3900 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown
STEFKO RD. SHOPPING CENTER, 1822 Stefko Rd., Bethlehem
TILGHMAN SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER, Tilghman and Cetronia Rd., Allentown
VF FACTORY OUTLET, 801 Hill Ave., Reading, 610-378-0408
VILLAGE WEST SHOPPING CENTER, 3100 Tilghman St., Allentown
WILLOW PARK CENTER, 2499 Willow Park Rd., No.2485, Bethlehem, 610-954-9600

Shopping Malls
LEHIGH VALLEY MALL, Routes 22 and 145 N., Whitehall, 610-264-5511
PALMER PARK MALL, Rt. 248 & Park Ave., Easton, 610-258-6017
SOUTH MALL, 3300 Lehigh Street, Allentown, 610-791-0606
WESTGATE MALL, 2285 Schoenersville Rd., Bethlehem, 610-867-3333
WHITEHALL MALL, MacArthur Rd. and Grape St., Whitehall, 610-437-5444

Supermarkets/Grocery Stores
AHART'S MARKET, 15th and Allen Sts., Allentown, 610-776-0244
AHART'S MARKET, 410 Montclair Ave., Bethlehem, 610-865-9334
ALLEN MARKET, 929 Allen St., Allentown, 610-439-8113
ANN'S STOP & SHOP, 1187 East Fourth St., Bethlehem, 610-868-1288
C J FARMERS MARKET, 247 N. Second St., Allentown, 610-770-9433
CATASAUQUA IGA, 135 Bridge St., Catasauqua, 610-264-3411
CHON'S MARKET, 401 Turner St., Allentown, 610-432-8282
CHO'S FOOD MARKET, 723 St. John St., Allentown, 610-821-8393
COOKIE'S GROCERY STORE, 440 Hanover Ave., Allentown, 610-770-0778
D&D MARKET & DELI, 252 Race St., Catasauqua, 610-264-2235
DELI MARKET, 4225 Tilghman St., Allentown, 610-398-1708
DOMINGUEZ FOOD MARKET, 517 Gordon St., Allentown, 610-437-1495
DOMINGUEZ GROCERY, 347 N. Second St., Allentown, 610-435-9933
EIGHTH STREET FOOD MARKET, 247 N. Eighth St., Allentown, 610-432-6866
EL BOHIO MARKET, 1441 Marvine St., Bethlehem, 610-694-9755
ELIAS FARMERS MARKET, 101 Tilghman St., Allentown, 610-776-1030
FAR EAST ORIENTAL MARKET, 734 Park St., Whitehall, 610-266-8968
GIANT FOOD STORE, 3015 W. Emmaus Ave., Allentown, 610-791-9644; 3100 Tilghman St. (Village West Shopping Center), Allentown, 610-776-1532; 801 S. 25th Street, Easton, 484-546-0084; 1880 Leithsville Rd, Hellertown, 610-838-7700; 6900 Hamilton Blvd. (Trexler Mall), Trexlertown, 610-530-773;, http://www.giantpa.com
GREENS 'N THINGS MARKET, 705 Hamilton St., Allentown, 610-435-2140
HERSH'S MARKET, 129 S. 17th St., Allentown, 610-821-8336; 924 N. 19th St., Allentown, 610-432-6234
KING'S SUPERMARKET, 5020 Route 873, Schnecksville, 610-799-5481; 7001 Route 309, Coopersburg, 610-282-3039; 2305 Schoenersville Rd., Bethlehem, 610-691-8260;
LA FAVORITA GROCERY, 1053 E. Third St., Bethlehem, 610-882-0290
LA MEXICANA GROCERIES, 407 N. Seventh St., Allentown, 610-776-1910
LA PLACITA MEXICO, 158 N. 12th St., Allentown, 610-821-4549
LEHIGH VALLEY HALAL MARKET, 1902 Allen St., Allentown, 610-820-9233
NIEVES GROCERY, 744 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem, 610-868-1171
ONE STOP SHOP, 1190 Mickley Rd., Whitehall, 610-433-5044
PANDA'S PANTRY, 901 N. Seventh St., Allentown, 610-439-1132
REDNER'S WAREHOUSE MARKETS, 2300 Lehigh St., Allentown, 610-791-5529; 1201 Airport Rd. (Airport Plaza Shopping Center), Allentown, 610-776-2726; Trexlertown Plaza, Trexlertown, 610-395-8071; 101 Held Drive, Northampton, 610-262-0234; http://www.rednersmarkets.com
S&R GROCERY STORE, 111 S. Eighth St., Allentown, 610-821-8255
SUPERMERCADO MI TIERRA, 226 E. Third St., Bethlehem, 610-866-5332
VIC'S MARKET, 348 N. Fourth St., Allentown, 610-437-2332
WEGMANS FOOD AND PHARMACY, 3900 West Tilghman St., Allentown, 610-336-7900; 5000 Wegmans Dr., Bethlehem, 610-317-1300; 3791 Easton/Nazareth Hwy., Easton, 610-515-2400
WEIS MARKETS, 1500 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 610-395-0345; 1856 Catasauqua Rd., Allentown, 610-266-0837; 340 S. 25th St., Easton, 610-252-3632; 5580 Crawford Dr., Bethlehem, 610-954-8320; 1915 Whitehall Mall, Whitehall, 610-266-7805; 3369 Route 100, Macungie, 484-232-6072; 1220 Chestnut St., Emmaus, 610-965-9298; 3644 MacArthur Rd., Whitehall, 610-261-2500; http://www.weis.com

WASTE MANAGEMENT/GRAND CENTRAL SANITATION, Pen Argyl, 800-621-2100, http://www.wastemanagement.com
ALLENTOWN – Allentown provides curbside trash, recycling and yard waste collection for residents who live in homes and most apartment buildings with less than 26 units. Info at 610-437-8729.
BETHLEHEM – Bethlehem homeowners are indivually responsible for this service. Call the Health Bureau at 610-865-7083 for a list of approved contractors.
EASTON – The City of Easton currently contracts with Waste Management (above) to provide trash collection and recycling to residents. Info at 610-250-6680.


PPL UTILITIES, (emergency service, billing questions) 800-342-5775; (corporate offices) 2 N. Ninth St., Allentown, 610-774-5151, http://www.pplweb.com

UGI UTILITIES, INC., Reading, 610-867-0571, http://www.ugicorp.com

ENTER.NET, 815 N. 12th St., Allentown, 610-437-2221, http://www.enter.net
FASTNET, Two Courtney Place, 3864 Courtney St., Suite 130, Bethlehem, 888-321-3278, http://www.fast.net
RCN, 2124 Avenue C., Bethlehem, 1-800-ringRCN, http://www.rcn.com

AMERIGAS PROPANE SERVICE, 1127 N. Quebec St., Allentown, 610-435-3588
BUDGET STORE-N-LOCK, 333 Washington St., Freemansburg, 610-867-4141
FARM & HOME OIL CO., 5285 Shipper Rd., Macungie, 610-965-6076
LEHIGH VALLEY PROPANE, 5275 Tilghman St., Allentown, 610-398-3170
SUBURBAN ENERGY SERVICES, 750 Bank St., Emmaus, 610-965-9470
TREXLER-HAINES GAS INC., 6635 Tilghman St., Allentown, 610-395-2525
U-HAUL CO., 1428 E. Livingston St., Allentown, 610-434-7735
WENTZ HARDWARE INC., 225 Main St., Emmaus, 610-965-6078

COMMONWEALTH TELEPHONE, (business office) 800-225-5282; payment of bills: P.O. Box 1000, Dallas, PA, 18690-0001, http://www.ct-enterprises.com/ct.html
RCN TELEPHONE, 2124 Avenue C., Bethlehem, 1-800-ringRCN, http://www.rcn.com
SERVICE ELECTRIC TELEPHONE COMPANY, 4242 Mauch Chunk Rd., Coplay, 610-841-4100, http://www.setelephone.com
SPRINT PCS, 2282 MacArthur Rd., Whitehall, 610-782-2800, http://www.sprintpcs.com
VERIZON, (residential service and billing) 800-660-2215; (business service and billing) 800-479-1919, http://www.verizon.com

ALLENTOWN – Service/repair: 610-437-7646; billing: 610-437-7515; sewer: 610-437-7639; nights/weekends/holidays: 610-437-7751
BETHLEHEM – Billing inquiries: 610-865-7070; emergency service: 610-865-7074; nights/weekends/holidays: 610-865-7077
EASTON SUBURBAN WATER AUTHORITY – 3700 Hartley Ave., Easton, 610-258-7181

The Lehigh Valley tends to have moderate temperatures and more than moderate precipitation, usually with more than three inches in any given month. The summer brings abundant rain showers. In the winter, proximity to the Poconos makes the area 5 to 10 degrees cooler than Philadelphia.

The growing season lasts anywhere from 170 to 185 days, beginning late April and ending late October. Despite considerable humidity, the Valley infrequently gets exceedingly hot during summer. Winter is more inconsistent, with variable amounts of snowfall, but this season too is often mild. Minimal temperatures during the winter are typically several degrees below freezing.

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