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Second Gentlemen Doug Emhoff and U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona visited Allentown on Thursday as part of a week-long, back-to-school bus trip.

National Hispanic Heritage Month officially is underway across the world, and in the Lehigh Valley – where a kick-off event Thursday marked this year’s celebration.

Individual responsibility now replaces mandates and widespread testing of the past, an expert says.

Parents in many area school districts are back to buying their childrens’ school lunches after pandemic-era universal free school meals ended. But price increases in food and housing costs, some families are struggling to pay those lunch bills.

Emmaus’ Main Street will welcome fall with its annual Farewell to Summer festival this weekend.


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