Steve Novak,

Steve Novak

Bethlehem, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Steve:

The Musikfest meat controversy of ’97: When a local staple was pushed out by a big-name company.

Karl Ehmer’s ultimately won the beef with Johnsonville that embroiled Musikfest 25 years ago this week. → Read More

Musikfest ‘shut down’ after Bethlehem police swarm intersection at popular venue

As of early Sunday morning, social media was abuzz with chatter about what happened at Musikfest's Plaza Tropical. → Read More

Avian flu in Pa.: New cases found on Lehigh Valley farm; nearby N.J. farmers now on alert.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza in Northampton County means poultry farmers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey must take precautions. → Read More

Lehigh Valley weather: A fine weekend for Musikfest fireworks

Musikfest fireworks are Sunday night. Showers should hold off until Monday. → Read More

The August full moon and Perseid meteor shower peak the same night this week

The full sturgeon moon in August 2022 is the last supermoon of the year, and it will impact the Perseids at peak meteor shower. → Read More

N.J. issues statewide drought watch while Pa. monitors unusually dry weather

The U.S. Drought Monitor shows 75% of New Jersey and 40% of Pennsylvania are abnormally dry. → Read More

This week in Lehigh Valley history: Michelle Obama stumps at Moravian; a big hospital merger

Lehigh Valley historical headlines for the week of Aug. 7-13, 2022. → Read More

Power outage hits hundreds in downtown Easton on a sweltering night

Met-Ed estimated up to 500 people were without power during a heat advisory. → Read More

Expect more I-80 lane closures this week through the Delaware Water Gap

NJDOT is doing surveys to shore up a retaining wall around the I-80 S-curve through the water gap. → Read More

Route 22 accident near Route 512 causes backup early in Monday evening rush

One lane of Route 22 West was closed for an hour and a half. No injuries were immediately reported. → Read More

Gun gets pulled during parking dispute, Bethlehem police say

A 52-year-old Bethlehem woman is charged with assault and terroristic threats. → Read More

A Lehigh Valley COVID vaccine clinic is closing, but still plenty of places to get a shot

COVID-19 vaccines are still available in the Lehigh Valley at most hospitals, pharmacies and city health bureaus. → Read More

Have video of the Vietnam War or homefront? A local TV documentary producer needs your help.

Lou Reda Productions needs frontline film, audio letters and homefront footage for an upcoming production on Vietnam. → Read More

What would a new Delaware River national park look like? Map details proposal for 1st time.

The Delaware River National Park and Lenape Preserve would take the place of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area under a proposal by the Sierra Club and others. → Read More

Lehigh Valley weather: Watch for stray thunderstorm during Musikfest preview night

Thursday was hot in the Lehigh Valley, but not a record-setter. → Read More

Musikfest 2022 weather forecast: Hot start, pleasant finale

Musikfest 2022 weather will be hot with scattered storms in the first weekend but dry and pleasant next week, EPAWA says. → Read More

The first winter forecast for 2022-23 is out: See what the Farmers’ Almanac says for Pennsylvania and New Jersey

An early nor’easter, a “cold, hard start” and late warming are in store for winter 2022-23, the Farmers’ Alamanc says. → Read More

Musikfest 2022: Lineup, dates, hours, parking, maps and more

Musikfest headliners include Counting Crows, Ziggy Marley, Willie Nelson and Kelsea Ballerini. → Read More

Lehigh Valley weather: Get ready to flirt with 100 degrees again

Thursday could be the hottest day of the year so far, based on Lehigh Valley weather forecasts. → Read More

Environmentalists prepare to fight Jaindl warehouses on Delaware River ahead of N.J. DEP hearing

A hearing on the Jaindl Route 519 warehouses in White Township is planned for Aug. 5. → Read More