Memories of Life in Center City Allentown

roy webHaving lived in center-city Allentown as a boy, I grew up with the many changes that the merchants of the city made to bring attention to their businesses. I think of the three big stores on Hamilton Street: Hess Brothers, H.Leh’s and Zollinger-Harned, plus other large stores like Shankweilder and Kuhns Men’s Store, Dobnoff’s, M.S. Young Hardware, Annawalt Hats, Benesches Furniture, Globe Store General Merchandise, American Store (groceries and meats), Regent Market (groceries and meats), to name but a few.

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Fun, Festivals, Food, and Frivolity — Things To See, Hear, and Do in the Valley

Kutztown Folk Festival Quilts Mennonites webYou don’t have to be the Valley’s oldest resident to enjoy the country’s oldest continuously-operated folklife festival. This nine-day event draws visitors from all over the world, entertaining families while providing valuable insight into the traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch and their fascinating way of life. Quilts, crafts, food, fun, entertainment, kidstuff, and antique building — machts gut! The Kutztown Folk Festival is ADA-approved and wheelchair-accessible. Wheelchairs and scooters are available for rent. July 2 – 10, 9 AM to 6 PM daily. 450 Wentz St., Kutztown | kutztownfestival.com.

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Past April Fools Pranks

hamburger burger web• Alabama changes the value of “pi”: The April 1998 newsletter of New Mexicans for Science and Reason contained an article written by physicist Mark Boslough claiming that the Alabama Legislature had voted to change the value of the mathematical constant pi to the “Biblical value” of 3.0. This claim originally appeared as a news story in the 1961 science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein.

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A Trip Down Lifestyles over 50 Memory Lane

April 2006 webLifestyles over 50 was born in April of 2006. Although content, styles, and personnel have changed over the years, the mission of “encouraging vibrant and healthy living” has always been our focus. And you, dear reader, have always been our focus.

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Memorial Day Tribute and History

memorial day webVeterans have served this country and will always honor those who have paid the ultimate price. As a veteran, Memorial Day holds a special place in my heart and in the hearts of all veterans. No matter in what capacity veterans serve, they all know the sacrifice those honored veterans and their families have made.

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Games People Play

poker playing dogs webLong before there were cell phones, telephones, and even saxophones, there were other methods of play and competition that required in-person interaction. As people begin to get out and enjoy each other's company, they are rediscovering simple pleasures that are easily shared.

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