A brief overview of Lehigh Valley Football in High School and College

August 29th, 2014 posted by

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Back to School = Back to Football

The kids are back in school, both the little ones and the college ones, the temperature has dropped a few degrees and yet, there is something in the Lehigh Valley air… Football.

Big rivals Lafayette and Lehigh are Patriot League stalwarts and in the last ten years at least one of their names has been inscribed on the Patriot League Championship six times.

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Rodale Catering Brings the Food and Olde Homestead Sets the Stage for a Perfect Lehigh Valley evening

August 28th, 2014 posted by

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Rodale Catering's open house at Olde Homestead

The weather last night was perfect to be out on a Lehigh Valley golf course, even though I don’t golf. Rodale Catering & Events was hosting an open house at the picturesque Olde Homestead Golf Club in New Tripoli and I was happy to be invited.

Fort those of you who may not be familiar with the Rodale name, they are the family behind the Rodale Institute and Experimental Farm. Organic gardening may be all the rage today but J.I. Rodale pioneered the idea back in 1947! He also founded Rodale Inc., the publishing company behind such magazines as Organic gardening and Prevention.

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The U.S. Mid-Amateur at Saucon Valley Country Club Open to the Public Sept. 4 – 11

August 26th, 2014 posted by

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The Saucon Valley Country club is no stranger to United States Golf Association (USGA) events.

The 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, being held at the course from Sept. 4 through Sept. 11, will be the seventh USGA championship hosted by Saucon Valley Country Club, which has previously hosted the 1992 and 2000 U.S. Senior Opens, 2009 U.S. Women’s Open, 1951 U.S. Amateur, 1987 U.S. Senior Amateur and 1983 U.S. Junior Amateur.

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Last Minute Summer Family Fun before Labor Day

August 23rd, 2014 posted by

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Summer Family Fun

There isn’t much time left to enjoy summer in Lehigh Valley, as Labor Day is just around the corner. However, for as much excitement as three day weekends are for the family, Labor Day pretty much ends family fun, because the kids are going back to school.

First and foremost, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom as two parks in one, ends on Labor Day, as that is the end of Wildwater Kingdom’s season. Although you will still be able to get your thrills at the Park, your water slide fever will have to wait until next year. Wildwater Kingdom isn’t the only water fun, Dutch Springs Aqua Park and the Sky Challenge are also coming to the end of their season.

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Paddle Board Yoga Floats Into Lehigh Valley

August 21st, 2014 posted by

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Paddle Board Yoga in Lehigh Valley

A few years ago, I took a vacation to Kauai, Hawaii. During my trip, I noticed a ton of people on stand up paddle boards in water, and even doing yoga on the paddle boards. I thought to myself, “What a cool sport, I wish Lehigh Valley offered paddle board yoga.”

Well, guess what ladies and gentlemen, Lehigh Valley does have Paddle Board Yoga Classes and they are offered at several locations throughout the region. I was pretty excited to get my feet wet and take my practice to the water.

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What’s New at the 2014 Lehigh Valley Airshow Aug. 23 & 24

August 19th, 2014 posted by

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The #LVAirshow has some changes this year

Practice makes perfect. And, if last year’s Lehigh Valley Airshow was any indicator, 2014′s should be as close to perfect as possible.

The Lehigh Valley International Airport listened to visitors and their suggestions from last year’s wildly popular #LVAirshow, making some key changes that should result in an even better family friendly event.

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Lehigh Valley Guestagrammer Michael Pearsall of Easton

August 18th, 2014 posted by

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By Michael Pearsall of Easton

The next participant in our Guestagram Series is Michael Pearsall of Easton.  Michael’s photos have striking perspectives from all over Lehigh Valley including the blast furnaces in Bethlehem and downtown Easton.

In our Guestagram Series, a local photographer takes over our account for a few days to showcase their work and their take on the great area we live in.

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LVHN Fitness at One City Center Redefines What a Lehigh Valley Gym is All About

August 15th, 2014 posted by

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This is the Gym you're looking for...

I joined a gym. Not just any gym though. I didn’t want one of those “I pick things up, and put things down” kinda places. I also didn’t want a meat market-type gym. And, I definitely didn’t want a gym where I couldn’t get onto any of the equipment.

My requirements were that it had to be some place clean, safe and not crowded. I wanted a gym with state-of-the-art equipment. I also wanted the ability to take classes, and to not have to pay extra for those classes.

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The Great Allentown Fair is Family Friendly Entertainment for All

August 14th, 2014 posted by

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Rides Along the Midway

With another successful Musikfest behind us, it’s time to look ahead to the 162nd Great Allentown Fair, August 26 – September 1.

This year’s Fair is sure to be one to remember as Mötley Crüe takes over the Grandstand stage on August 27 on their farewell tour. Other acts include Pitbull, Tim McGraw and others. And who doesn’t love the demolition derby taking place on the Fair’s last night?

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Musikfest 2014 Attracts 1.15 Million Visitors

August 13th, 2014 posted by

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1.5 Million at Musikfest 2014

It may have been due to Keith Urban’s good looks and energetic performance. Maybe it was Aw Shucks great tasting corn on the cob. Maybe it was the Polynesian dance performances by Polynesian Dance Productions. Either way, Musikfest attracted a near-record crowd of 1.15 million for 2014, according to a news release.

“This year Mother Nature truly shined on us, as we had the best weather in many years,” says ArtsQuest President Jeff Parks. “The comfortable evenings and sunny skies on many days, coupled with the diverse festival lineup, led to excellent crowds on a number of days.  While the late cancellation at the Sands Steel Stage on Aug. 1 will have a slight impact on the overall financial numbers, it looks like revenues from the festival will definitely be up over 2013, helping to provide additional funding to support our free arts and cultural programming for the community throughout the year.”

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