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A Mighty and Powerful Mango Tree

By Erin D'Amelio A few facts from the Buddhism course I had taken a year ago feebly floated around my mind as my friends and I walked around the Ounalom Pagoda in Phnom Penh, but the lessons I had once concretized were too flimsy to capture and explain the religion and its symbols to my [...]

Land of the Wholehearted People

By Erin D'Amelio During the final week of March, all schools in Malaysia celebrated their first holiday break, so, to take full advantage of the free schedule and ease of travel, I spent my week with two fellow ETAs, Kerry and Ashley visiting the countries of Laos and Cambodia. For this article and the next, [...]

Sunshine Symphony Prepares Blazing Debut Performance

New cover band features award-winning Lehigh Valley performers. Former lead singers of award-winning Lehigh Valley cover band She Said Sunday, Christine Bainbridge and Ricky Bell make their debut performance with new group “Sunshine Symphony” this Friday, February 21st at The Barrister’s Club in Allentown. Bainbridge was the recipient of the Lehigh Valley Music Awards Tonya [...]

Mercurial Days

When in Malaysia. That phrase has become my “YOLO” for this trip, added only recently after the past two consistently unpredictable weekends that I’ve had here in Benta. This most recent weekend was perhaps the most hodgepodge-y: I found myself watching an international motocross competition, attending a Chinese New Year feast, and crashing a Hindu [...]

Burkholder’s HVAC Earns Esteemed 2013 Angies List Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service Burkholder’s Heating and Air Conditioning, Emmaus,  PA has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013. “Burkholder’s Heating and Air Conditioning has been a member of Angie’s List [...]

Memories of the King George

Contributed by Jim Yeager I'm sitting here at my home in North Carolina feeling like I'm losing a member of the family. My Yeagers are from Allentown. My great grandfather was James A. Yeager, who owned the "Dorneyville Hotel" (and the Cetronia Hotel-Trinkles) for many years at the end of the 19th century and 35 [...]

(Almost) Hitting the Ground Running

Erin with her Bahasa Malaysia class. By Erin D'Amelio Us ETAs have finally left the big capital of Kuala Lumpur and have made it to our respective states, but that still doesn’t mean that we’re done with orientation. For the past two and a half weeks, we have been sitting in a conference [...]