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  • First Day hikes kick off 2014

    First Day hikes kick off 2014
    Many people start off the New Year with resolutions. Instead of making resolutions you may not keep, try starting 2014 off on the right (and left) foot by taking part in the 10 a.m. First Day Hike at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center on New...
  • Local professionals sanctioned by licensing boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's website, where you...
  • Shankweiler Road drainage drop-off to be addressed

    Q: PennDOT repaved Shankweiler Road between Route 309 and Cedar Crest Boulevard in mid-August. On Shankweiler just west of Cedar Crest, there is a deep ditch adjacent to the south side of the road. This drop-off, without any guardrail, is extremely...
  • Corbett administration honors 'Concrete Charlie'

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration has honored NFL Hall of Famer, Eagles legend and Bethlehem native Chuck Bednarik for his decades of service on the state Athletic Commission. Bednarik, 88, of Upper Saucon township, Lehigh County, was presented with...
  • Skip Eckhart menagerie is reminder he'll never change

    Skip Eckhart menagerie is reminder he'll never change
    I saw the Budweiser Clydesdales this week. Beautiful animals who make me think of beer, the Super Bowl and Christmas. Until now, they didn't make me think of Derbe "Skip" Eckhart. So when I got word that Eckhart, proprietor of the now defunct Almost...
  • Biker thugs would think twice in Pennsylvania

    Biker thugs would think twice in Pennsylvania
    There are two certainties Pennsylvanians should keep in mind as the sensational story of motorcycle group violence in New York City continues to unfold. Could such an episode happen here? I cannot say what was in the minds of those bikers as they...
  • Tom Corbett gaffe matched by Tom Creighton, high school students

    Tom Corbett gaffe matched by Tom Creighton, high school students
    "She had a deep, throaty, genuine laugh, like that sound a dog makes just before it throws up." I staged a Battle of the Toms on my blog last week after Gov. Tom Corbett stirred people up by comparing gay marriage to incest. I argued that Lehigh...
  • Cannibalism, geometry and bad Vatican spellers

    Cannibalism, geometry and bad Vatican spellers
    You could argue that Pennsylvania is lagging in any number of areas. Education. Bridge and highway repairs. Environmental protection. Access to health insurance. But there are some things we would be happy to lag in, which made the implied criticism...
  • Northampton accountant, Nazareth appraiser, Allentown doctor among those sanctioned by state boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (in August and September) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of...
  • Pennsylvania dog law enforcement looking brighter

    Lehigh County executive candidate Tom Muller has a lurid mailer that compares him and Republican opponent Scott Ott in terms of "Day and Night." He sent it out a second time this week, just in time for Halloween. I won't get into the details by which...
  • New dancing destination in Allentown

    New dancing destination in Allentown
    The owners of the Cosmopolitan Restaurant are hoping their latest business venture, Wave Nightclub, will make a splash as a "true dance club" in the Lehigh Valley. The two-story venue, which opened Oct. 25 atop the downtown Allentown restaurant,...
  • Battle of the Toms -- Who's the Bigger Clod?

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett is in hot water for comparing gay marriage to incest. But that may not have been the dumbest thing a Tom in Pennsylvania politics said about that subject this week. Specifically, Corbett was asked by a Harrisburg......