| Jun 24, 2013
When The Easton Argus published its weekly edition on July 16, 1863, the people of Northampton County got what they yearned for and perhaps dreaded — news of the 153rd Pennsylvania Infantry's fight at Gettysburg.
Unlike previous editions when news...
| Aug 27, 2013
State Rep. Jeff Pyle, R-Armstrong, and state Sen. Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, have fired the first salvo, and for sportsmen and sportswomen, it should be "the shot heard 'round the Commonwealth."
Much as the NRA likes to preach that the federal government...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:24 PM
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...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:16 AM
369.67 Square miles
805.4 Persons per square mile
299,267 Northampton County
5.2 Percent of persons under 5
19.9 Percent of persons between 5-19
15.9 Percent persons 65 or over
| Aug 10, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Natalie Salamone loves wearing fresh fashions. She also loves saving money. The combination of these sentiments often left her in quite a quandary.
"I have two small children in Catholic school, so I'm cutting back wherever I can," said Salamone, a...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:32 AM
At this time next year, Musikfest attendees will have another venue to enjoy a cold brew.
Thanks to my colleague Nicole Radzievich, I learned that Bethlehem City Council approved a liquor license transfer from a former Northampton bar Tuesday that will...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:25 PM
The announcement of the lineup for the next season of Easton’s State Theatre is looming – as evidenced by another act revealing on its website that it will play the venue soon. On Monday, Lehigh Valley Music told you The......
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Most every summer, I spend a week with my family at the shore in North Carolina. One of the highlights of the trip is seeing the fins and backs of dolphins as they traverse the swells, heading north in the morning and south in the evening.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:16 AM
In June 1863 the Lehigh Valley's fields were fertile, Bethlehem's hotels bustled with visitors and Northampton County's citizens scheduled a meeting in Bath to plan a celebration.
The Allentown Democrat announced on June 10, 1863 that a "meeting is to...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 10:20 AM
As Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia marched north through the Shenandoah Valley toward Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, news of a different, distant campaign reached the Lehigh Valley in the summer of 1863.
The Allentown Democrat of June 10, 1863...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Twenty-six years after their comrades fell at Gettysburg, the remaining men of the 153rd Pennsylvania Infantry gathered at the battlefield to remember and honor those who died.
At Barlow's Knoll, where Northampton County's 153rd failed to stem the Rebel...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 6:07 PM
At the mention of Gettysburg, Jeff Stocker fidgets in his chair.
Stocker, wearing a gold necktie adorned with the likeness of Abraham Lincoln, turns to his left and tilts his head slightly toward the ceiling. A smile emerges from his gray goatee....