Although Pennsylvania has made some strides in terms of alcohol regulations—beer and wine at supermarkets!—it’s still a costly endeavor for a restaurant to obtain a liquor license. As a result, BYOBs have a special following here, encouraging a l... more

Feb 28, 2017 9:03 AM Food

Many of us look forward to the end of the year as a time for feasting, gathering with loved ones, exchanging gifts and enjoying warm homes sparkling with holiday lights. Let’s make sure this hope and happiness spills over to folks struggling to p... more

Nov 28, 2016 10:27 AM Volunteer Spotlight

Fall is a temperate time to soak up the golden rays and vibrant foliage that will all too soon turn to another bleak and blustery winter. The scent of bonfire, the taste of spiced apple cider and the satisfying crunch of leaves underfoot should d... more

Sep 28, 2016 9:11 AM Things To Do

There are more awesome restaurants, bars and entertainment venues in the Lehigh Valley than ever, but let’s not forget the original source of fun and relaxation: the great outdoors. These four spots are close enough for a day trip and showcase th... more

May 31, 2016 9:02 AM Things To Do

Breakfast Mac & CheeseMacaroni, hickory-smoked bacon, maple sausage, potato bottom, eggThe People’s Kitchen Brunch: It’s not quite breakfast, it’s not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of cantaloupe at the end. So goes the line from The S... more

Mar 28, 2016 7:37 AM Food


Jimmy Moyer, Co-owner of Jimmy’s Barbershop

Take the meteoric rise of the beard and man-bun in recent history not as a sign that men are giving up the fight against hair follicles, but as evidence that a greater attention to and variety in men’s grooming has emerged. A little pampering and... more

Jan 28, 2016 8:54 AM Beauty

Originally settled by Dutch and German immigrants, “Die Wind Kapf” was once a center for slate mining. Now it's a small, quiet town in the midst of the Appalachian wilderness, a stop for hikers and a home for folks who commute to larger cities. A... more

Oct 28, 2015 8:32 AM Things To Do

A borough of great historical significance with plenty to be proud of today, Catasauqua has gone from industrial hot spot to the Valley's latest site of innovative brownfield development. Its many mansions attract sightseers, and extraordinary bu... more

Aug 26, 2015 8:02 AM Around Town

Emmaus may be small, but this little borough is a mighty one, from an active downtown to soul-sustaining natural assets to a thriving heart of community spirit. Passionate, committed citizens involved in countless organizations have made sure tha... more

Jun 26, 2015 9:02 AM Around Town

Founded as Millerstown in 1776 by Peter Miller, the second oldest borough in the county changed its rather popular name in 1875 to avoid confusion. It may be only one square mile, but it's one square mile of great businesses, natural beauty and r... more

Feb 27, 2015 9:44 AM Around Town

Hellertown is named for one of the area’s earliest European immigrants, Christopher Heller, of Amsterdam, who arrived with his family in 1738. This little borough got a slow start, but is now home to both quaint old architecture and forward-think... more

Dec 26, 2014 9:44 AM Around Town

Chimneys are sending up fragrant wisps of wood smoke, spirits are astir in the centuries-old historic districts, and all the charm and magic of autumn is in its crisp, mellow prime. Decked in vibrant gold, brown, orange and red, the natural beaut... more

Sep 26, 2014 7:51 AM Things To Do

Women are more successful than ever in the working world, but still doing just as much (if not more!) at home. You’re perfectly justified in looking for a little help when things get hectic, whether it’s to rework your wardrobe, find a sitter so ... more

Jul 29, 2014 7:35 AM Shopping


Pure Sprouts

We all know what a drag traditional grocery shopping can be, and what a drain it is on what little free time we have. Just when you think you have wheeled your last cart, local markets and delivery services have come up with some alternative ways... more

May 29, 2014 12:38 PM Food

If your culinary comprehension limits you to grabbing takeout, frozen meals or a dull succession of sandwiches, it may be time to enliven your diet by learning to cook in one of the area’s delectable venues offering lessons, demonstrations ... more

Oct 28, 2013 8:04 AM Food

Consignment shops are a great way to keep gently-used clothing from ending up in a landfill and save (or make!) a little money while you’re at it. more

Aug 27, 2013 11:01 AM Fashion

There’s no better treat in the hot summer months than a refreshing cup of frozen yogurt, and the hip, self-serve yogurt shops popping up all over the Valley can satisfy a craving virtually anytime, anywhere. more

Jun 28, 2013 9:08 AM Food

The creation and appreciation of this revitalizing force is a defining human quality, and it’s not reserved for big city museums or the south of France. The Lehigh Valley is home to a wide array of talented artists and curators bringing exh... more

Apr 17, 2013 11:51 AM Art

The coffee house provides us with a place to fuel up with productive energy, but also, paradoxically, a place to relax with friends or a date, sipping lattes and nibbling treats in good company. more

Feb 18, 2013 3:17 PM Drinks