Blithe Spirit Brings Laughs to PA Shakespeare Festival

July 28th, 2016 posted by

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Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, a high-spirited comedy at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, will be wowing crowds through August 7.

The show begins with a married couple, Charles and Ruth who were both previously widowed, getting ready for a dinner party. They’ve invited a special guest, Madame Arcati, to their home in hopes of gathering material for Charles’s latest novel. She is an odd woman who is known to be a medium who connects humans with spirits from the afterlife. Unfortunately for Charles, his life is about to change when the ghost of his first wife, Elvira, comes back to haunt him when Madame Arcati’s séance succeeds.

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Five Tips for a Fantastic Musikfest Experience

July 28th, 2016 posted by

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Musikfest returns August 5 -14.

The beginning of August brings around one of our favorite events of the year. If you’ve never been to Musikfest, this is most certainly the time to check it out! Where else can you enjoy ten days of fun including food, drink, and more than 500 free performances? Make your way to Bethlehem, PA August 5 – 14 for an experience you’ll never forget. Maybe Musikfest will even become a new tradition for you and your family or friends!

As locals, we’re pretty familiar with all the tips and tricks to make the most of your visit during the ‘Fest. Check out our top five pieces of advice that will have you ‘Festing like a pro in no time.

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Lehigh Valley’s Best Picnic Locations

July 28th, 2016 posted by

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Pack a picnic lunch & explore Lehigh Valley.

Pack a picnic lunch, a comfortable blanket, some sunglasses and take advantage of the many parks and cozy spots as the setting for your next picnic. The following locations call for some walking shoes as you won’t want to miss out on the nearby trails and attractions.

Allentown Rose Gardens

Allentown has over 25 parks, trails, and green spaces in their inventory. One of my favorites would have to be the Allentown Rose Gardens, especially when the flowers are in peak bloom in June. Pick a bench, sit in one of the gazebos or set up a blanket on the grass. Every spot has an incredible view whether it is of the weeping willow trees or overlooking a pond filled with wandering water lillies.  My puppy, Toby, is a big fan of the roses and taking long walks around the park.

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Weekend Events: July 22 – 24

July 21st, 2016 posted by

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Discover Weekend Fun in Lehigh Valley

On the hunt for something to do in Lehigh Valley? Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events which is always brimming with local festivals, film showings, concerts, special dinners, and so much more. Each week, we highlight a few of the most anticipated upcoming events that are sure to add a boost of fun to your day. Be sure to share your Lehigh Valley experiences with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

What’s Happening: July 22 – 24

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Discover Island Park

July 18th, 2016 posted by

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Take a ride down the Lehigh River.

Contributed by Erika Liodice.

Having lived in Lehigh Valley my entire life, sometimes I feel like there’s nothing left to discover. So when my husband and I signed up for the Wildlands Conservancy’s canoe trip to Island Park on the Lehigh River, I was expecting a nice paddle with river views I’ve seen a million times before.

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Meet the Writer: Aliza

July 15th, 2016 posted by

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Get to know our local bloggers.

Ever wonder who’s behind the posts that you read here on Lehigh Valley InSite? In our Meet the Writers series, we give you a look at some of the locals who contribute to our blog. Each writer provides their own unique experiences in Lehigh Valley ranging from foodies, to golfers, to concert-goers, and more. Get to know each of our local writers through some fun questions about their favorite things to see and do throughout the region. 

Aliza

This Temple University STHM alumni is an avid foodie, enjoys traveling, and is obsessed with her Yorkie, Toby and her cat, Pebbles. Aliza works as a Sales & Marketing Representative for Discover Lehigh Valley, and has been with the organization since July of 2015. She lives in Allentown. 

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Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Presents the Taming of the Shrew

July 14th, 2016 posted by

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Contributed by Sybil Stershic.

I’m not ashamed to admit I’m a lightweight when it comes to Shakespeare, preferring his comedies over his more dramatic works. That’s why I chose to see The Taming of the Shrew as part of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) 2016 season at DeSales University.

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Weekend Events: July 15 – 17

July 14th, 2016 posted by

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Discover Weekend Fun in Lehigh Valley

On the hunt for something to do in Lehigh Valley? Be sure to check out our Calendar of Events which is always brimming with local festivals, film showings, concerts, special dinners, and so much more. Each week, we highlight a few of the most anticipated upcoming events that are sure to add a boost of fun to your day. Be sure to share your Lehigh Valley experiences with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. 

What’s Happening: July 15 – 17

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Wine on the Mountain Returns July 23 & 24

July 13th, 2016 posted by

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Explore the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail

Calling all wine lovers! This is one annual event in Lehigh Valley that you won’t want to miss.

Each summer, the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail hosts Wine on the Mountain at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. This year, the event promises another weekend of fun on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24.

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Enjoy Sweet Summer Fun at the Blueberry Festival

July 12th, 2016 posted by

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The Blueberry Festival is held at Burnside Plantation each July.

The dog days of summer are upon us, and there’s nothing more refreshing than a basket of blueberries. Each July, Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites bring its annual Blueberry Festival to Bethlehem’s Burnside Plantation in the heart of Lehigh Valley.

Located just a short drive from the downtown Main Street region, Burnside Plantation transports you back to colonial days. You’d never guess that this historic property is tucked just behind Martin Tower!

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