Jim Wiegers, publisher and vice president of sales for The Express-Times

The Express-Times is pleased to bring you the inaugural edition of Local Life: Lehigh Valley.

A new, free weekly newspaper, the aim is to keep residents of the Lehigh Valley connected to rich local stories celebrating what is happening in our communities as well as valuable advertising messages from local businesses. The weekly publication will shine a light upon the arts, local business, community events, volunteerism, high school sports and much more.

For local businesses and organizations that have a story to tell, Local Life wants to hear it. From grand openings and company milestones to local events or community outreach, Local Life is a publication dedicated to sharing important, educational, or heartwarming news and information. Jim Wiegers, publisher and vice president of sales for The Express-Times, notes “Local businesses are the heart of our communities. I am excited for them to have the opportunity to contribute news about their business and activities that enrich the quality of life in our local community.”

There is no charge to submit a press release or announcement for consideration. Businesses and community organizations are encouraged to submit their stories at locallifenj.com.

Newspaper readers have always found advertising from local businesses to be a valuable component of the newspaper experience. Local Life readers can expect to be up to date on the latest offerings from their favorite local businesses as they peruse the pages of this new newspaper publication.

For additional information about Local Life, readers can visit locallifepa.com/locallife-reader.