• Two Sides to the Valley: Taxes - By Michelle G. Young, Executive Vice President, Government and External Affairs Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce “If you don't drink, smoke or drive a car, you're a tax evader.”  So said the former Speaker of the U.S. House of …
  • Adventure Chick: Anti-Gravity Yoga - Learning to Fly with Anti-Gravity Yoga With my head grazing the mat below me, it’s hard to ignore the urge to right myself. Luckily, my legs, in a tangled web of hammock, are keeping me comfortably locked in my dangle. …
  • Bookmarks: The Signal Flame - Any resident of Central Pennsylvania who lived through the flood of June 1972 can’t help but possess indelible memories of its devastation. That cataclysm lies at the heart of  Andrew Krivák’s quietly moving second novel, The Signal Flame. Set in …
  • Bookmarks: Dark Money - The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer (Anchor, $17, 576 pages, Paperback) WORDS BY HARVEY FREEDENBERG Only a few months removed from the 2016 election, I read one of the most …
  • Two Sides to the Valley: Immigration - A Nation of Legal Immigrants By Michelle G. Young, Executive Vice President, Government and External Affairs | Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce If I asked you today what topic comes to mind as the most heavily debated, I bet …
  • Adventure Chick: Studying the Stars - WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY CASSIE MILLER “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” –Neil Armstrong uttered those famous words from the surface of the moon in 1969. Since then, we’ve sent astronauts, rovers and satellites to explore the …
  • Bookmarks: The Nix - The Nix by Nathan Hill (Alfred A. Knopf, $27.95, 640 pages) WORDS BY HARVEY FREEDENBERG In an age when the attention span for some people extends no longer than a 140-character tweet, I realize I’ve set myself a daunting task …
  • Face in the Crowd: Tony Alsleben - Tony Alsleben Captain of Administration, Allentown Police Department WORDS BY STEPHEN KOPFINGER Tony Alsleben’s name is strongly affiliated with the word “and” – law and order, clean and green, husband and father. Alsleben, who lives in Lower Macungie Township, is …
  • Face in the Crowd: Sara Brace - by Stephen Kopfinger There are a couple of ironies in Sara Brace’s life. She’s executive director of the Liberty Bell Museum in Allentown, but says “I’m not a ‘date’ person,” when it comes to historical markers. And how does she …
  • Bookmarks: 2016 in Review - Words by Harvey Freedenberg  Fiction 1.  Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad (Doubleday) Colson Whitehead’s vivid and disturbing story about the horrors of slavery and racism has already won the National Book Award and has been a fixture on many “Best …