Sunday, January 1, 2012
Your vote can help Salisbury School District win $100,000
A Lehigh Valley home is one of 24 national finalists in the Patch "Deck the House" contest. Wayne and Alayne Renninger have been decorating their house for Christmas in a big way for more than 30 years. If one inflatable Santa is good, 10 are better. They're house broadcasts "Merry Christmas" in large white lights. Seeing their house on South Fairview Road in Salisbury Township all decked out in lights and hearing the appreciative comments from passersby was always its own reward. But that changed Friday when the Renningers found out their house was selected to be among two dozen finalists out of hundreds of entries in Patch's national Deck the House Contest. If they win (by getting the most votes by Jan. 8), Salisbury Township School …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Southern Lehigh, Nazareth and Emmaus librarians recommend children's books about the holidays, winter and snow.
Those who despair that books are going the way of the 8-track tape should have been in Barnes & Noble in Saucon Valley last Friday. It was surely the liveliest spot for miles around - I’ve been in less crowded dance clubs. Granted, on Friday and Saturday nights it has become the place to see and be seen for every teenager in a 20-mile radius and they aren’t there to read Anna Karenina. But there were also plenty of grown-ups shopping with young kids who were obviously excited about no-tech storybooks. For those who need some help gift shopping, Southern Lehigh, Nazareth and Emmaus librarians recommend these books about the holidays, winter and snow for children ranging from toddlers to those in early elementary grades. Carol Lacock, …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Santa arrived at Lehigh Valley Mall on Veterans Day
Sure, you've come to expect Christmas merchandise filling store shelves before Halloween has faded into the pre-winter darkness. But this year, Santa Claus arrived at Lehigh Valley Mall on Veterans Day - Nov. 11. Similarly, you'll find Santa is also ready for his close-up at Palmer Park Mall near Easton and at South Mall near Allentown. The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley are following a more traditional calendar. Santa will arrive in Center Valley for a tree-lighting event on Nov. 26 - the Saturday after Thanksgiving. So what do you think? Take our poll and please add your comments below.