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The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce mission is to improve the economy and quality of life in the Lehigh Valley Metropolitan Area.

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Psalm 36 details some of the gifts for which we need to be ever grateful: "How priceless is your love, O god! Your people take refuge under the shadow of your wings. They feast upon the abundance of your house; you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with you is the well of life, and in your light we see light. Continue your loving kindness to those who know you, and your favor…

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Franchise development leaders Ken Phipps and Craig Sherwood reveal some exciting updates from the world of Gold's Gym franchising.

Heavy Rain and Mountain Snow Over Portions of the West
A Pacific storm will bring heavy rain and mountain snow over the favored terrain of the Pacific Northwest and California into the weekend. Multiple feet of snow is expected along the higher peaks of the Sierra and Cascades. Unusually cold temperatures will impact the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys as well as the Mid-Atlantic. Fire danger will be high in Florida, the northern Plains and Southwest. Read More >

Texas is a super-user of federal housing programs, but the shutdown has brought loans, tax credits and rental assistance to a screeching halt, hurting poor Texans the most.

Photos by: John DelGrosso Sublime With Rome along with Lovelytheband rocked the State Theatre in Easton on Sunday as SPIN Radio 107.1 presented FROST FEST 2019. The crowd was on their feet the entire night as both acts packed their sets with hit music. Leaving the venue, a fan could be overheard saying, “it is … Continue reading Sublime With Rome & Lovelytheband at the State Theatre in Easton – Photos by: John DelGrosso →

The American dream. So alluring. So elusive
It allured a young man in the late 1980s and his soon-to-be wife in the early 1990s. Together they left Syria for more opportunity and have not been back to their homeland since.
The move was not easy. They followed his family to Allentown, Pa., and found work. While he had his law degree, he became a factory mechanic. Her M.A. in Arabic literature meant little here, and she became a hairstylist.
Soon little ones arrived.…

Koji Kondo (近藤 浩治, Kondō Kōji, born August 13, 1961) is a Japanese music composer, pianist, and sound director who works for the video game company Nintendo . He is best known for his involvement in numerous contributions in the Mario and The Legend of Zelda series of video games, among others produced by the company. Kondo was originally hired by Nintendo in 1984, becoming the first person hired by them to specialize in musical composition for games . Shortly after, Kondo was…

The Baptism of Our Lord
" You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased." In our own Baptism, we have been
"marked as Christ's own forever". God is always with us, and we are his beloved children. He longs for us to build a real, holy relationship with him. Part of being a good steward is using the tools of prayer, study, corporate worship and generous giving to move steadily and intentionally toward that holy relationship

During the 18th and 19th centuries, the second-most common book in middle- and working-class households, after the Bible, was a hymnbook. The Hymnal: A Reading History by Chris Phillips, associate professor of English, is “a genuine contribution” to understanding its significance, notes The Wall Street Journal in a Dec. 24 review of the book
Before musical notation became prevalent in the 1870s, hymnbooks were small, affordable…

The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce mission is to improve the economy and quality of life in the Lehigh Valley Metropolitan Area.

Pennsylvania’s Powers of Attorney and guardianship rules will change in 2019, providing additional protection to the elderly at a time when they are at their most vulnerable. A guardian is an indiv...

Story and photos by Stephen Wilson
What 7-year-old doesn’t like a balloon? Imagine giving a child the task of keeping one balloon aloft. Complicate things by throwing in a second balloon and then a third. Watch as the balloons are being batted in various directions, and the kid is darting about. If you add a fourth balloon, the kid will need help
That’s when the child might draw upon social skills necessary to ask her peers for assistance and direction for the best…

A staycation is a simple, cost-effective way of taking a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life without the stress of travel.

The Feast of the Epiphany
Herod commanded the Magi "to go and seek diligently for the child..." As grateful disciples and stewards, we need also to search for Jesus, to listen to his teachings, to worship together as a supporting community, and to carry out his mandate to love and serve others in his name. May we always be led by the star of his generous and eternal love
Invitations to the Bicentennial Banquet on February 9, 2019 have been sent…

You may not know that the Gold's Gym Challenge was actually the brilliant idea of a Gold's Gym franchisee. Since, it's grown into a nationwide phenomenon.

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If one word dominated Lehigh Valley business news in 2018, it was expansion. Here's a look back at the top stories.

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We’ve been told our little boys are naturally more active and aggressive, our girls innately more caring and cooperative—but some experts beg to differ.

The Showcase at Orpheum Theatre Phoenix. More photos. Loved every minute!!! Thank You, MBA!!!

By The Goddard School • November 19th, 2014
Are you stuck inside because of the freezing temperatures or the rain? Take a step back from the TV, tablet or video game, and shake up your normal routine. When the weather prevents your children from playing outside, provide them with challenging activities and active games
Have a Board Game Competition.
Hold a board game competition in your living or family room. Spend the day playing different games. You can even compete for prizes.

​If you read our previous blog where we asked what you value most from an airline, the next logical question for travelers is, 'what do you value most from...

Top 5 Concerts of the Week for the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia areas are Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg at Ardmore Music Hall, B. Street Band at Mauch Chunk Opera House, Underground Thieves at Ardmonre Music Hall, Annie Haslam at Sellersville Theatre and The Wizards of Winter at State Theatre, Easton

My Brother's Keeper
J.P. Blase Cooke Center
My Brother's Keeper began in the early 1980s as pastors in the Irvington neighborhood of West Baltimore saw the effects of a declining economy. It started with basic services and today offers a wide range of support, from meals to workforce development to youth services. CONTACT MY BROTHER'S KEEPER