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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

‘We are experiencing trying times’

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by ERIN THOMAS in Local News

Free virtual yoga classes offered on Thursday nights

Rebecca Zukowski-Gillespie, owner of Blondies Cupcakes in Catasauqua, has been practicing yoga and meditation for 25 years and teaching it for more than five.

To help others deal with the stress and uncertainty caused by COVID-19, Zukowski-Gillespie is offering free virtual yoga and meditation sessions online Thursdays, while the health crisis continues or while there is a need for it. The class can be accessed from her personal Facebook page, and she starts the livestream 6:50 p.m., with class beginning 7 p.m.

Military father gives homecoming surprise to son

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by ERIN THOMAS in Local News

Teen thinks he’s attending his own party; dad dons Chick-fil-A costume for reunion

When Brandon Larkin, a student at Catasauqua Middle School, visited Chick-fil-A on MacArthur Road in Whitehall March 12, he thought he was there for his 13th birthday party.

As part of the festivities, Brandon had his picture taken with Doodles, the restaurant’s cow mascot. He had no idea his father, Peter Larkin, was actually the person wearing the mascot costume.

Peter had just returned from Kuwait to give his son a true birthday surprise.

Lehigh Valley Rocks

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by ERIN THOMAS in Local News

Painting group aims

In today’s world, spending less time outside and more time attached to electronic devices has become commonplace, but there is one outdoor activity that is gaining popularity and getting people off the couch and out of the house.

Nearly two years ago, Dana Werkheiser, of Northampton, was scrolling through her Facebook news feed and saw that a friend in Texas belonged to a rock-painting group. She and her sister-in-law, Erin Werkheiser, of Whitehall, began reading about The Kindness Rocks Project, the first of its kind, and used it as a model for Lehigh Valley Rocks.