Because You Live Here


You may think of Quakertown as simply an exit off the Turnpike or the section of Route 309 you pass on your way to somewhere else, but a charming downtown awaits, just minutes from major thoroughfares. Tucked in the Northeast portion of Upper Bucks County, surrounded by Richland Township, Quakertown is a borough of nearly 10,000 residents and encompasses approximately two ... »


“A curious and remarkable town.” That’s how John Adams described Bethlehem in 1777 and that sentiment holds true today.  Situated in the center of the Lehigh Valley, within the counties of Northampton and Lehigh, Bethlehem has a  population of nearly 75,000 spread amongst its almost 20 square miles, making it Pennsylvania’s 7th largest city. History In 1741, a small group ... »


By Matthew J. McLaughlin MILLION DOLLAR TOWN By the early part of the 1900s, with over 5,000 residents and some say the highest percentage of self-made millionaires of any other town in the country, Catasauqua had risen to national prominence.  During World War I, Catasauqua become the first community in the country to raise over one million dollars for war bonds— earning ... »


By M. Minti Ray The Borough of Nazareth is a vibrant and picturesque small community that is home to just over 6,000 residents. Set against the idyllic countryside a few miles north of Bethlehem, it boasts a rich history that dates back to the colonial era and has played an integral role in the religious, economic, social, academic, and architectural development of the Leh... »


By M. Minti Ray Nestled along the northern base of Blue Mountain, the Borough of Emmaus dates back to the colonial era and is steeped in historical and cultural significance.  The unique setting of a vibrant downtown area and surrounding residential developments sprinkled with historical sites marks its evolution from colonial farmland and Moravian village to a nationally ... »


By M. Minti Ray The area of Macungie, located southwest of nearby Allentown and Emmaus, was originally home to the Lenni Lenape Native Americans who were drawn to the location by its rich deposits of jasper which they used to make spears, knives, and arrowheads. As part of William Penn’s three Pennsylvania counties, the area was given its name based on the Lenape word for ... »


By M. Minti Ray A drive through the Borough of Alburtis tells a visual story of the area’s rich history and economic significance in the growth of the Lehigh Valley. Railroad tracks and remnants of iron production facilities speak to the area’s rapid industrial development, while the expansive park and unique local businesses present its modern charm and economic viability... »


By M. Minti Ray A scenic drive along Route 248 North reveals a majestic view of the Appalachian Mountains and the confluence of the Lehigh River and Aquashicola Creek. Here lies the area of Palmerton, nestled along the northern base of Blue Mountain. Anchored by the borough of Palmerton which is home to around 5,200 residents, the area encompasses neighboring villages and ... »

West Allentown

By Kathryn Finegan Clark Without a doubt, the most colorful, endearing and enduring holiday tradition in Allentown’s West End is the annual staging of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” This adaptation of the 1843 classic will mark its 21st year at the Civic Theatre of Allentown. Last year, more than 7,000 tickets were sold, some of them to families who return year afte... »

Coplay, Hokendauqua, & Fullerton

By Kathryn Finegan Clark Coplay, Hokendauqua and Fullerton: these three little Lehigh County communities hug the western bank of the Lehigh River as it flows toward Easton where it empties into the Delaware River. They are, for the most part, pleasant little residential areas dotted with shady trees, wide porches on row homes, green lawns and flowers. Now, in the 21st cent... »

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