Residents can now get drug and alcohol treatment closer to home with the opening of the Lehigh Valley Center for Recovery.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Pollen, wind and climate make the Lehigh Valley an 'allergy capital,' according to a national report.
The Lehigh Valley ranks 45th—an improvement from its ranking of 41 last year— among "Spring Allergy Capitals" as named by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The report is an independent research project to identify the 100 most challenging places to live with allergies during the spring season. This year, Jackson, Miss., rose to the number one spot on the list (up from number four last year) primarily due to very high pollen and a large reliance on allergy medications among allergy patients. The rankings are based on scientific analysis of three factors for the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S. The data measured and compared for the ranking include:
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Also, man shoots himself inside a sporting goods store, residents held at gunpoint in their home, and how we're all breaking the law.
Check out some of Patch's biggest stories from the past week in eastern Pennsylvania: A man who barricaded himself inside a Dicks Sporting Goods store shot himself after a more than three-hour standoff with police. Read the story here. An elderly man shot and killed his wife, then himself, in a hospice room at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Allentown around 1 p.m. Tuesday, Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin and a hospital official said. Full details here. A 16-year-old girl is missing and there is concern that she might be in danger, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Chester County sent out alerts about the disappearance Angela Marie Vega-Yohn, of Philadelphia. Her case is being categorized as an …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Alan Pitotti, who owns Dolce Patisserie in Hellertown, was the grand prize winner on the Jan. 17 episode of the hit reality TV series "Sweet Genius" on the Food Network.
A Hellertown pastry chef and business owner is $10,000 richer (and a lot more famous) thanks to his victory on the Food Network reality TV show "Sweet Genius" last night. Alan Pitotti, who appeared on the Jan. 17 "Samba Genius" episode of the competition show, defeated three other contestants to win the grand prize and garner some prized national publicity for the borough. Pitotti is the owner of Dolce Patisserie, a boutique pastry shop that specializes in high-end confections and desserts. Dolce Patisserie is located in the Shoppes at Hellertown on Main Street. Read more: Bethlehem Bakery Named One of World's 10 Best Pitotti is a Pen Argyl native who was educated at the Culinary Institute of America and worked at several high profile …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
A new report ranks the Lehigh Valley metropolitan area of Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton as a 'best performing' city based on economic factors
The Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metropolitan area ranks among our country's "best-performing" cities in a new report. "The 2012 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics." The Lehigh Valley moved up one spot in the national ranking -- improving its position from 66 in 2011 to 65 in 2012. Here's a snapshot of the Lehigh Valley's ranking factors. Among large cities, Lehigh Valley ranked: Read more: The Lehigh Valley has also been ranked as a Top Community for …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
An economic consulting group has ranked Lehigh County number seven on a top 10 list of communities recommended for investment.
Lehigh County is ranked seventh in a top ten list of communities recommended for investment by a Pittsburgh economic consulting group, according to a WFMZ report. The Fourth Economy Community Index examines both statistical and qualitative factors at the county level in five areas: Investment, Talent, Sustainability, Place, and Diversity. The consultants say these five areas serve as a foundation for future economic success. "We are honored to see Lehigh County recognized by Fourth Economy as one of the leading economic growth counties in the United States, said Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. President and CEO Don Cunningham in a statement. "It is always good to see national entities discover what we know is happening here in the…
Monday, November 19, 2012
Discover Lehigh Valley has a list of local restaurants that will be open for Thanksgiving dinner
There are lots of options for restaurant dining in the Lehigh Valley on Thanksgiving as listed in this blog post from Discover Lehigh Valley. If your local favorite is not on the list, please add it in the comments section below.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Lehigh Valley voters have a tradition of choosing the presidential candidate who also wins Pennsylvania.
Muhlenberg College professor and pollster Christopher Borick said it this way: “I’m very confident that whoever wins the Valley will win Pennsylvania.” The Lehigh Valley, with its cities, suburbs and rural areas, has become a bellwether for Pennsylvania politics and this proved to be true again Tuesday as President Barack Obama won both Lehigh and Northampton counties: (unofficial tally) Lehigh County Northampton County In 2008, both Northampton and Lehigh counties went for Barack Obama, just like the state. The Lehigh Valley went for Democrats John Kerry in 2004 and Al Gore in 2000, as did Pennsylvania as well. “Pennsylvania hasn’t been a very good predictor of elections,” said Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Two to four inches of snow are possible Wednesday into Thursday along with gusty winds, according to the National Weather Service.
According to the calendar, there are six more weeks of autumn, but somebody apparently forgot to tell Mother Nature. November has barely begun and the Lehigh Valley is already under a winter weather advisory. On Wednesday morning National Weather Service predicted snow will start after 1 p.m. with a daytime snow accumulation of two to four inches possible. It will be breezy with a north wind 14 to 22 mph with gusts as high as 37 mph. Parkland schools dismissed early Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, snow and sleet will start before 10 p.m. Wednesday followed by rain and sleet with a low temperature around 32. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches is possible. With the snow and wind predicted there may be …