April 2009



The 14th annual “Spring on Fourth! What’s on Third? festival runs from 11:30 am to 4 pm. along 3rd & 4th streets in Bethlehem on Saturday April 25, 2009.

Free music, crafts, children’s activities, gallery browsing, food & chili-tasting contest. The chili contest runs from Noon to 2 pm. Performances by Jamani Drummers & Steve Brosky & Jimmy Meyer, BMX biking & skateboard demonstrations by Homebase.

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General Motors Corporation is planning to temporarily close most of its U.S. factories for up to 9 weeks during the summer. Thousands of auto workers could be laid off but still get most of their pay because the United Auto Workers union contract requires the company to make up much of the difference between state unemployment benefits and their wages.


The Pennsylvania State House of Representatives has defeated a state wide bill to force drivers to put down their cell phones while driving. The Vote was 100-95 against an amendment that would require drivers to replace hand-held cell phones with hands free devices.

Statistics for 2008 listed 1,049 accidents involving hand-held phones and just 50 accidents involving hands-free phones. A recent poll by Quinnipiac University found that more than 8 in 10 Pennsylvanians support a ban on hand-held cell phones.

Once again our elected officials are not interested in doing the will of the people of Pennsylvania.


The Airport Center Mall in Allentown is slowly bringing more stores online. This week the Golf Galaxy opened with crowds waiting at the doors. The Mall is actually located on Airport road near Route 22 in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. The mall is about 500,000 square feet. The anchor stores for the mall will be Target and Sam’s Club.
The Christmas Tree Shop has already opened in the Mall.


America on Wheels Museum celbrates its first anniversary. Located at 5 N. Front St. in Allentown PA. Visit the website at http://www.americaonwheels.org for a complete list of activities and today is Herbie the Love Bug’s birthday. Happy Birthday Herbie.


Lehigh Valley Walk to Cure Diabetes, Sunday Apr.19, register 11:30 am. Walk is at 1:00 pm. Northampton Community College.

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New York International Automobile Show
April 10 -19th
11am – 10:30pm (Sundays: 10am – 7pm)
Jacob Javits Convention Center 11th ave. between 34 & 39 Streets.

The New York Auto Show is great fun for the whole family combining the best place to compare the world’s finest cars and trucks with state-of-the-art displays, celebrities, prizes, giveaways, interactive exhibits and vehicle test drives.

Even if you’re not looking to buy a car until much later in the year, the Show is the only place that you can explore the technological breakthroughs that are changing the way we drive. From revolutionary safety equipment that automatically brakes the vehicle if it senses an impending crash to features that allow your car to park itself, you can guarantee that the car you buy tomorrow will be radically different from the one you are driving today.

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