| Nov 27, 2011
| 7:41 PM
Donald E. Baker Sr., 79, formerly of Alwine Road, Jenner Township, died Nov. 26, 2011, at Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. Born Oct. 19, 1932, in Somerset, son of Arthur Cleveland Sr. and Pearl Edith (Burkett) Baker. Preceded in death by parents; wife of 55...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:38 PM
Kenneth P. Long, went to be with the Lord, Dec. 21, 2011, with Debbie, Lisa, and Don by his side. Born Nov. 1, 1918 in Beaver Valley, Cambria County, son of Norman and Emma Long. Preceded in death by parents; wife of 72 years, the former Leona Humbert,...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 4:10 PM
A notable Bethlehem man donated $1,000 to Rick Santorum's presidential campaign in July. A few weeks later he gave the same amount to a Santorum foe, Jon Huntsman.
Fickle? No. Former CEO of Bethlehem Steel Corp., Curtis "Hank" Barnette just has a few...
| May 14, 2011
| 8:24 PM
The roar of the rapids is somehow just as loud underneath the water.
As I pop to the surface I see flashes of red helmet and lifejacket all around me and feel a shocking bump and scrape of rock as the current pushes me back toward the now-empty raft....
| Jul 23, 2011
| 8:21 PM
Hunter Geisweidt, of Stoystown, steered the fishing boat toward a hitching trailer next to the dock at the Quemahoning Reservoir as his father Bill watched on Saturday.
The 13-year-old concentrated intently as his dad made the occasional comment. “...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 7:46 PM
The goal of any leader in a business, club or organization is to leave it better than you found it.
Former Benscreek Canoe Club President Steve Podratsky likely enjoys this satisfaction.
"When I took over (in 1996), we had 40 members with $250 in our...
| Mar 4, 2008
| 9:48 AM
Pop singer Billy Joel sang 25 years ago about how "we're living here in Allentown, and they're closing all the factories down." In a general sense, that's what happened to a lot of manufacturing in the Lehigh Valley. What Joel didn't sing about was the...
| Mar 4, 2008
| 10:13 AM
Almost overnight, the Sands BethWorks Casino will do something it has taken some of the area's biggest companies decades to do: become one of the Lehigh Valley's top 10 employers.
By the time the casino, hotel and shopping complex opens next year,...
| Mar 6, 2008
| 1:10 PM
Faced with rising health care and fuel costs, an increasingly competitive market for skilled workers and less-than-positive forecasts for the U.S. economy, the Lehigh Valley's small businesses will have some tough challenges in 2008, but they remain...