Opinions Online, 11/28/15

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Wellsboro vs Old Forge

The Blue Devils face off against one of the tougher defenses in the state.

Dunmore vs Notre Dame Green Pond

The Bucks take their 11-game winning streak into the first round of State Playoffs against Notre Dame Green Pond.

Black Friday shoppers out in force to scoop up bargains

Cue the bargain hunting, long lines and crowded malls: Black Friday is upon us. And shoppers are out in full force.

Cyber Monday has put a dent in the traditional shopping frenzy set aside for the day after Thanksgiving, but there are still plenty o…

Happy returns: Stolen dwarf back with Snow White and pals

Someone returned the motorized figure to the house where it was stolen in Lopatcong Township earlier in the day.

The story of the missing dwarf has a Happy ending.
A plaster…

Community comes together for WFMZ coat drive at PPL Center

Hundreds of Phantoms fans at the PPL Center on Friday participated in WFMZ’s coat collection.Large boxes were stationed at all of the entrances, where members of WFMZ’s Community Care Crew gathered donated coats for the Salvation Army’s Foster and Ad…

Bethlehem celebrates Christmas with tree lighting (PHOTOS)

The event featured performances from the city’s high school bands and the Bach Choir.

Bethlehem residents on Friday night gathered at Payrow Plaza for the Christmas City’s annual tree-lighting ceremony

The event featured performances from members of the city’s three high school bands — Bethlehem Catholic, Freedom and Liberty. Students from the Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts and members of the Bach Choir also sang Christmas carols. 

Those in attendance were treated to hot chocolate, cookies and Christmas Peeps.

Santa Claus also made an appearance. 


This year’s lighting marked a milestone. It’s the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Citizen’s Christmas City Committee, according to Discover Lehigh Valley

The committee raises money to purchase the Christmas trees that are hung throughout the city this time of year. 

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Unseasonable weather is good news for holiday decorators

Even though Friday’s weather didn’t reflect the holiday season, those decorating did not seem to mind

Lehigh Valley loses a legend

A visionary and legend, 85-year-old Bert Daday, the longtime PPL executive, and Lehigh Valley visionary passed away on Wednesday. “He is Mr. Lehigh Valley. If there was anything regional, he was behind it. Whether it be I-78, tourism, the hotel tax, …

Macungie man seriously injured in tractor-trailer crash

A 30-year-old Macungie man is in stable condition in Lehigh Valley Hospital after his Mini Cooper crashed into a tractor-trailer Tuesday afternoon on Route 100 in Upper Macungie Township.

Upper Macungie police report Joshua P. Macgown was driving no…