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The Morning Call
AIA Eastern Pa. announces 2015 Design award recipients and other company newsAIA Eastern Pa. announces award recipients The Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of
AIA Eastern Pa. announces 2015 Design award recipients and other company news
The Morning Call / Posted an hour ago
AIA Eastern Pa. announces award recipients The Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced its 2015 Design Award recipients. Awards were presented for projects judged to exhibit noteworthy design and/or a "best... Read more
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The Morning Call
Where to buy fastnachts?Fastnacht Day is Tuesday. Here are some places in the Lehigh Valley that will b
Where to buy fastnachts?
The Morning Call / Posted 8 hours ago
Fastnacht Day is Tuesday. Here are some places in the Lehigh Valley that will be taking late orders or selling the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch Fat Tuesday treats without advanced orders. •Ahart's: 1421 Allen St., Allentown; 410 Montclair Ave.,... Read more
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Trexlertown fire company carries on Fastnacht traditionAt midnight, it was time to make the fastnachts in Trexlertown. With 30 people
Trexlertown fire company carries on Fastnacht tradition
The Morning Call / Posted 8 hours ago
At midnight, it was time to make the fastnachts in Trexlertown. With 30 people on each six-hour shift, families and friends of the Goodwill Fire Co. packed the firehouse Saturday to make the Pennsylvania Dutch treat for its annual fundraiser. They... Read more
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Parkland's top-seeded girls and boys teams sweep EPC quarterfinal doubleheaderSOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — The basketball purists will tell you that a slam dun
Parkland's top-seeded girls and boys teams sweep EPC quarterfinal doubleheader
The Morning Call / Posted 23 hours ago
SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — The basketball purists will tell you that a slam dunk means the same thing as a successful 10-foot jumper — two points. But in a Lehigh Valley high school basketball season that has produced more dunks than ever before,... Read more
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The Morning Call
February, 6, 2016Chris Emery, 29, a special needs man who has cleaned bathrooms at Dorney Park a
February, 6, 2016
The Morning Call / Posted 23 hours ago
Chris Emery, 29, a special needs man who has cleaned bathrooms at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, in South Whitehall Township for the last 12 years was not hired back after not passing a new interview process which included group activities such... Read more
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Daily Mail
Amusement park fires loyal 12-year special needs employee who cleaned bathrooms after he failed a new 'group activity exercise' Christo
Amusement park fires loyal 12-year special needs employee
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
who cleaned bathrooms after he failed a new 'group activity exercise' Christopher Emery, 29, has worked at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pennsylvania, for the last 12... Read more
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The Express-Times
Trespassers capture the flag from top of 200-foot Dorney Park rideSouth Whitehall Township Police Department are asking for the public's help in
Trespassers capture the flag from top of 200-foot Dorney Park ride
The Express-Times / Posted yesterday
South Whitehall Township Police Department are asking for the public's help in identifying a group of young people who climbed to the top of a 200-foot ride and took a park flag. Township police said two males and two females went into the township... Read more
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The Morning Call
LCCC earns FAA flight school statusNORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP – Lehigh Carbon Community College will be helping some
LCCC earns FAA flight school status
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP – Lehigh Carbon Community College will be helping some students take to the skies, literally. The two-year school has expanded its aviation program to offer flight training. The school said Friday it has received Federal... Read more
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The Express-Times
Son zip-tied dad in attempt to extort $4,000, police sayBrandon Matlack, of the 1600 block of Woodlawn Street in South Whitehall Townsh
Son zip-tied dad in attempt to extort $4,000, police say
The Express-Times / Posted yesterday
Brandon Matlack, of the 1600 block of Woodlawn Street in South Whitehall Township, is charged with robbery, attempted robbery and simple assault. Bail was set at 10 percent of $7,000 in the case, but the 25-year-old Matlack is being held in Lehigh... Read more
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The Scranton Times-Tribune
Dorney Park offers to rehire special needs employee after social media outrageALLENTOWN — After a wave of social media outrage, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kin
Dorney Park offers to rehire special needs employee after social media outrage
The Scranton Times-Tribune / Posted yesterday
ALLENTOWN — After a wave of social media outrage, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom officials on Friday said that they have offered to rehire a 29-year-old special needs man who has cleaned bathrooms at the amusement park for 12 seasons. But... Read more
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Dorney Park fighting OSHA citationsThe owner of Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is contesting federal workplace sa
Dorney Park fighting OSHA citations
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
The owner of Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is contesting federal workplace safety violations. Ohio-based Cedar Fair LP filed a notice Monday to contest the violations, said Leni Uddyback-Fortson, a spokeswoman with the U.S. Labor Department's... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Son won't return to Dorney Park after discriminatory interview, mom saysFollowing a public uproar on social media over a decision not rehire a special
Son won't return to Dorney Park after discriminatory interview, mom says
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
Following a public uproar on social media over a decision not rehire a special needs employee, Dorney Park said the decision was a mistake and offered him his job back. But his mother says he won't be returning this summer. Claudia Emery said her... Read more
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Daily Press
Dorney Park offers to rehire special needs employee after social media outrageALLENTOWN — After a wave of social media outrage, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kin
Dorney Park offers to rehire special needs employee after social media outrage
Daily Press / Posted yesterday
ALLENTOWN — After a wave of social media outrage, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom officials on Friday said that they have offered to rehire a 29-year-old special needs man who has cleaned bathrooms at the amusement park for 12 seasons. But... Read more
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The Morning Call
Dorney Park rethinks special needs employee's firing after social media outrageALLENTOWN — After a wave of social media outrage, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kin
Dorney Park rethinks special needs employee's firing after social media outrage
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
ALLENTOWN — After a wave of social media outrage, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom officials on Friday said that a 29-year-old special needs man who has cleaned bathrooms at the amusement park for 12 seasons would not be fired after all. But... Read more
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The Express-Times
Alleged drunken driver wants to plead guilty in fatal Rt. 22 crashIn court Friday, Robert Kritzar, of the 2300 block of Silver Creek Road, said h
Alleged drunken driver wants to plead guilty in fatal Rt. 22 crash
The Express-Times / Posted yesterday
In court Friday, Robert Kritzar, of the 2300 block of Silver Creek Road, said he wants to plead guilty to homicide by vehicle while DUI related to the May 28, 2014, crash that killed Nathan Warke, of Allentown. Warke's parents were in the courtroom... Read more
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The Express-Times
Postal workers come to blows after name-calling, cops sayPennsylvania State Police say two United States Postal Service employees fought
Postal workers come to blows after name-calling, cops say
The Express-Times / Posted yesterday
Pennsylvania State Police say two United States Postal Service employees fought at a Lehigh County facility. (Getty Images) Two U.S. Postal Service employees exchanged punches at a Lehigh County facility after one called the other a "lazy bitch,"... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Lower Macungie keeps its trash hauler rolling into 2017Lower Macungie Township residents will continue to have their trash collected b
Lower Macungie keeps its trash hauler rolling into 2017
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
Lower Macungie Township residents will continue to have their trash collected by Waste Management through the summer of 2017 -- and possible for a couple more years beyond that. While the praise wasn’t universal, plenty of it was heaped on the trash... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Borough of Northampton tames blizzardThe Borough of Northampton's Public Works Department made the best of a bad sit
Borough of Northampton tames blizzard
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
The Borough of Northampton's Public Works Department made the best of a bad situation. During Thursday night's meeting, council members took turns praising their work clearing borough streets during the massive blizzard that descended on the Lehigh... Read more
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The Morning Call
Obama's obsession with legacy harms U.S.My recent letters about President Obama's surrender to and appeasement of Iran
Obama's obsession with legacy harms U.S.
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
My recent letters about President Obama's surrender to and appeasement of Iran were confirmed by the picture of 10 U.S. sailors on their knees at gunpoint. This picture reminded me of John Kerry's negotiating team and the 42 Democratic senators who... Read more
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The Morning Call
Tilghman Square continues to grow with approvals for new drive-thruSOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — Developers now will begin hunting for a tenant to oc
Tilghman Square continues to grow with approvals for new drive-thru
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — Developers now will begin hunting for a tenant to occupy the new drive-thru building at Tilghman Square after the project was given approval by township commissioners Wednesday. Victor Kelly, owner of the shopping center,... Read more
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The Morning Call
Upcoming business events in the Lehigh ValleyTUESDAYFEB. 9 GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY CHAMBER of Commercewill hold its Chamber F
Upcoming business events in the Lehigh Valley
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
TUESDAYFEB. 9 GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY CHAMBER of Commercewill hold its Chamber Foundation Grant Program 2016 Luncheon, noon, The Otherside Restaurant, 5635 Route 873, Neffs. Cost: $15, members; $25, future members. Register:... Read more
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The Morning Call
Tilghman Square continues to grow with approvals for new drive-thruSOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — Developers will begin hunting in earnest for a tenan
Tilghman Square continues to grow with approvals for new drive-thru
The Morning Call / Posted 2 days ago
SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — Developers will begin hunting in earnest for a tenant to occupy the new drive-thru building at Tilghman Square after the project was given approval by township commissioners Wednesday. Victor Kelly, owner of the shopping... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
South Whitehall OKs King George Inn PlanThe South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners granted preliminary approva
South Whitehall OKs King George Inn Plan
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 2 days ago
The South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners granted preliminary approval to the redevelopment of King George Inn project. "This area will be revitalized and redeveloped," said Township Manager Howard Kutzler on Wednesday night. Under the... Read more
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The Morning Call
King George Inn stays as hotel development gains final approvalSOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — Two examples of the hospitality trade, separated by
King George Inn stays as hotel development gains final approval
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — Two examples of the hospitality trade, separated by two centuries, will stand together as a result of approval Wednesday night of the Hotel Hamilton project and its preservation of the King George Inn. South Whitehall... Read more
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The Morning Call
Americus gets the go-aheadThe Americus Center hotel cannot be brought back to its luxurious hey day for $
Americus gets the go-ahead
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
The Americus Center hotel cannot be brought back to its luxurious hey day for $15.7 million, but it can be turned into a viable hotel that can compete in the city's growing hotel marlet, according to contractors who appeared before the city's arena... Read more
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The Morning Call
Gerrymandering, Citizens United divide nationThe polarization of our country is bringing our democracy to a halt and destroy
Gerrymandering, Citizens United divide nation
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
The polarization of our country is bringing our democracy to a halt and destroying our nation. This began with Ronald Reagan's trickle-down, voodoo economics and then continued with Citizens United and gerrymandering. Citizens United gave the rich... Read more
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The Morning Call
Quarterly earnings down, yearly profit up for Neffs National BankNORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP -- Neffs Bancorp Inc. has reported decreasing earnings
Quarterly earnings down, yearly profit up for Neffs National Bank
The Morning Call / Posted 3 days ago
NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP -- Neffs Bancorp Inc. has reported decreasing earnings for its fourth quarter but an increase in profit for all of 2015. The corporate parent of the one-branch Neffs National Bank in Neffs, which is in North Whitehall... Read more
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The Morning Call
From Orefield to Africa, with love: Pupils at St. Joseph the Worker package meals for the hungrySOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — Lent is coming. For Catholics, that means giving up,
From Orefield to Africa, with love: Pupils at St. Joseph the Worker package meals for the hungry
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — Lent is coming. For Catholics, that means giving up, but also giving, which is why the 415 pupils of St. Joseph the Worker School in Orefield spent Tuesday in a mad race to package 10,000 meals for people in a West African... Read more
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The Morning Call
Where to buy fastnachts in the Lehigh ValleyThey are seasonal, dearly loved and, very, very controversial. Fastnachts — wh
Where to buy fastnachts in the Lehigh Valley
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
They are seasonal, dearly loved and, very, very controversial. Fastnachts — whether strictly plain and square or more-doughnut like — spark more contentious discussions than a presidential debate. Conservative traditionalists will tell you the only... Read more
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The Morning Call
New restaurant planned for former Farmhouse in EmmausEMMAUS — The former Farmhouse restaurant in Emmaus could be reopening as a two-
New restaurant planned for former Farmhouse in Emmaus
The Morning Call / Posted 4 days ago
EMMAUS — The former Farmhouse restaurant in Emmaus could be reopening as a two-building operation called House and Barn. Carl Billera, co-owner of The Burgery Company in Emmaus and a real estate broker with Better Homes and Gardens Valley Partners,... Read more
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The Express-Times
Plea deal discussed for driver accused of crashing into houseRonnie Banks Jr., of the 1200 block of West Highland Street in Whitehall Townsh
Plea deal discussed for driver accused of crashing into house
The Express-Times / Posted 4 days ago
Ronnie Banks Jr., of the 1200 block of West Highland Street in Whitehall Township, waived his preliminary hearings Tuesday on charges stemming from the Nov. 22 crash, as well as two unrelated cases accusing him of theft of a laptop and retail theft.... Read more
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The Express-Times
Lehigh football player accused in home invasion waives hearingA Lehigh University football player waived a court hearing Tuesday on charges h
Lehigh football player accused in home invasion waives hearing
The Express-Times / Posted 4 days ago
A Lehigh University football player waived a court hearing Tuesday on charges he and other players participated in the invasion of an off-campus South Side Bethlehem home. Maxwell Frankel, 18, of Odessa, Florida, waived his preliminary hearing... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Ironton Rail Trail Quarry Street Bridge to be installed this weekThe $40,000 prefabricated bridge purchased months ago by North Whitehall Townsh
Ironton Rail Trail Quarry Street Bridge to be installed this week
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 4 days ago
The $40,000 prefabricated bridge purchased months ago by North Whitehall Township as part of the Ironton Rail Trail project will be delivered and installed this week by the bridge’s manufacturer, according to the township manager. Township Manager... Read more
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The Morning Call
Giant plans beer garden in Palmer TownshipIn an emailed statement, Giant spokeswoman Samantha Krepps confirmed the compan
Giant plans beer garden in Palmer Township
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
In an emailed statement, Giant spokeswoman Samantha Krepps confirmed the company is in the process of acquiring a liquor license "with the goal of opening a beer garden in the near future in Palmer Township." According to a legal notice, Giant is... Read more
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The Morning Call
Libraries preserving past with digital high school yearbooks dating back to 1920sPHOTO GALLERY: The Whitehall Township Library recently completed a project that
Libraries preserving past with digital high school yearbooks dating back to 1920s
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
PHOTO GALLERY: The Whitehall Township Library recently completed a project that digitized the Whitehall High School yearbooks from 1922 through 2014. The digital records, available for purchase for $8, are now more accessible than ever. CONTRIBUTED... Read more
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The Express-Times
'Combative, belligerent' drunken driver charged, police sayAn intoxicated driver became "combative and belligerent" when police tried to c
'Combative, belligerent' drunken driver charged, police say
The Express-Times / Posted 5 days ago
An intoxicated driver became "combative and belligerent" when police tried to conduct a blood test early Monday, Colonial Regional police report. Thomas L. Erzak, 26, of the 5100 block of Front Street in Whitehall Township, was reportedly driving... Read more
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The Morning Call
Alyssa Yanni: Politics makes 2016 a great year to live in IowaOne thousand fifty-eight miles. That's how far I traveled from my home in White
Alyssa Yanni: Politics makes 2016 a great year to live in Iowa
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
One thousand fifty-eight miles. That's how far I traveled from my home in Whitehall to move to Ames, Iowa, a city that I had never heard of. Frankly, I knew nothing about Iowa besides the capital and that it is an agriculturally driven state. What... Read more
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The Morning Call
Family: My children get upset at family political argumentsQ: We have extended family who have extremely opposed political views. Discussi
Family: My children get upset at family political arguments
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
Q: We have extended family who have extremely opposed political views. Discussions can become quite heated, and I have found that this is affecting my children. How can we instill an environment that allows tolerance of other people's views? A: With... Read more
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The Morning Call
20 great Lehigh Valley sledding hillsFor a while it looked like there would be no sledding this year. With warmer-th
20 great Lehigh Valley sledding hills
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
For a while it looked like there would be no sledding this year. With warmer-than-usual weather in December and almost no white stuff, local sledding hills stayed not only bare but some were even green. Winter storm Jonas changed all that. The late... Read more
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The Morning Call
Libraries preserving past with digital high school yearbooks dating back to 1920sWHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — When David Janders moved back to the Lehigh Valley after 4
Libraries preserving past with digital high school yearbooks dating back to 1920s
The Morning Call / Posted 5 days ago
WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — When David Janders moved back to the Lehigh Valley after 40 years in the Arizona desert, he was looking for a way to reconnect with old friends and acquaintances. Janders tried digging up his 1968 Whitehall High School yearbook,... Read more
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The Morning Call
Signature slices in EastonWhile the Walnut Plaza building is owned by Walnutport Associates LP, the manag
Signature slices in Easton
The Morning Call / Posted 6 days ago
While the Walnut Plaza building is owned by Walnutport Associates LP, the managing agent is J&W Management Corp. of New York City. Erica Cohen, J&W leasing manager, said the facility is an ideal spot for another grocer as it is still in pretty good... Read more
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Presidential debates have become a reality showOur presidential debates, both Republican and Democratic, have become a reality
Presidential debates have become a reality show
The Morning Call / Posted 6 days ago
Our presidential debates, both Republican and Democratic, have become a reality show. I'm embarrassed for our country. Picture what's going on: Corporations (news companies) are deciding which candidates will be on which debates. They crow about... Read more
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The Morning Call
Signature slices in EastonDowntown Easton's dining scene continues to thrive with popular restaurants suc
Signature slices in Easton
The Morning Call / Posted 6 days ago
Downtown Easton's dining scene continues to thrive with popular restaurants such as Mesa Modern Mexican, 3rd and Ferry Fish Market and Blue Sky at the State Cafe & Grill opening over the past few years. Now Stoke Coal Fire Pizza & Bar at 1 Lehns... Read more
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The Morning Call
Jamageddon festival kicks off strong at Allentown Econo LodgeDon Mayer Band opened its set Friday at Allentown Econo Lodge conference center
Jamageddon festival kicks off strong at Allentown Econo Lodge
The Morning Call / Posted 7 days ago
Don Mayer Band opened its set Friday at Allentown Econo Lodge conference center in South Whitehall Township with a five-minute song of winding guitar and bass solos. “After all, it is Jamageddon,” bassist Brian Bortz said to the crowd. That pretty... Read more
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The Morning Call
Dorney Park hiring, to jack up pay for more than 3,000 seasonal employeesWant to work at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom this season? If so, now's the t
Dorney Park hiring, to jack up pay for more than 3,000 seasonal employees
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
Want to work at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom this season? If so, now's the time to apply. The South Whitehall Township amusement park said Friday it is now accepting applications for its 2016 season, which begins April 30. Dorney Park expects to... Read more
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The Morning Call
Jammin' for attention: Lehigh Valley Jamageddon seeks to spotlight bands that have been overlookedIn the many years guitarist Dana Gaynor has played throughout the Lehigh Valley
Jammin' for attention: Lehigh Valley Jamageddon seeks to spotlight bands that have been overlooked
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
In the many years guitarist Dana Gaynor has played throughout the Lehigh Valley, she’s noticed there are talented performers who just seem to get left out. There’s blues group Don Mayer Band, she says, which “has been around quite awhile but doesn’t... Read more
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Upcoming business events in the Lehigh ValleySATURDAYJAN. 30 BELFOR PROPERTY RESTORATION will hold a Job Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.
Upcoming business events in the Lehigh Valley
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
SATURDAYJAN. 30 BELFOR PROPERTY RESTORATION will hold a Job Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Belfore Property Restoration office, 754 Roble Road, Suite 150, Allentown. Info: www.belfor.com. SUNDAYJAN. 31 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COUNCIL OF THE GREATER LEHIGH... Read more
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The Brown and White
American Hairlines, Popmart moving out of AllentownSobering news for two Bethlehem businesses that opened second locations in Alle
American Hairlines, Popmart moving out of Allentown
The Brown and White / Posted 8 days ago
Sobering news for two Bethlehem businesses that opened second locations in Allentown's downtown. Six months after announcing the new American Hairlines and Popmart locations, the businesses in Downtown Allentown's Neighborhood Improvement Zone are... Read more
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The Morning Call
Personal care facility straddling East Allen, Hanover townships proposedEAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP — A proposed mixed-use development straddling East Allen an
Personal care facility straddling East Allen, Hanover townships proposed
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
EAST ALLEN TOWNSHIP — A proposed mixed-use development straddling East Allen and Hanover townships has been scrapped in favor of a new proposal with a familiar theme. Abe Atiyeh's plan to create Farmhouse Mews, 88 town homes and a strip plaza on 29... Read more
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The Morning Call
Sam Iorio reaches 1,000 as Parkland rolls past CCHS 78-48SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — Sam Iorio and David Kachelries were texting each oth
Sam Iorio reaches 1,000 as Parkland rolls past CCHS 78-48
The Morning Call / Posted 8 days ago
SOUTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP — Sam Iorio and David Kachelries were texting each other the other day, wondering which of the area's junior boys basketball stars was going to reach the 1,000-point mark in their careers first. As it turned out, Kachelries... Read more
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