The 108th Bethlehem Bach Festival Returns in May

January 29th, 2015 posted by

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Bach Choir of Bethlehem

Like most people, I enjoy a wide variety of musical genres. I listen to the big band and swing legends of my parent’s youth, the great crooners in the Sinatra era, as well as old punk, funk, jazz, blues and the top 40 hits of today. Actually, I think the only music I never adopted was country.

Here in Lehigh Valley, we have plenty of great music venues to satisfy whatever live music you’re into. There’s the year round stages at SteelStacks, Miller Symphony Hall, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Godfrey Daniels Music Listing Room and annual musical events such as Musikfest and The Great Allentown Fair, to name a few.

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Lehigh Valley Soccerfest: Looking back at Brazil and Looking Forward to Canada

January 27th, 2015 posted by

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I Believe That We Will Win

The grass in front of the Levitt Pavilion was green, the sky was blue, the Blast Furnaces of Bethlehem Steel stood in all their glory and below, on that grass and the concrete stood thousands of people decked out in red, white, and blue to cheer on the United States Men’s National Team, as they battled in the Group of Death, Group G, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

It was the best place to watch the game if you couldn’t travel to Brazil, and there’s more to come.

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Local Foodie Favorites: Discover Lehigh Valley’s Staff Dishes on Favorites

January 22nd, 2015 posted by

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What we're eating!

Looking for some great Lehigh Valley restaurant suggestions? We’ve got you covered! The 12-person staff at Discover Lehigh Valley has a wide culinary palate for anything from fine dining and pub fare to sweets and treats.

I’ve taken the liberty to corral the team and have them tell me what their favorites are and why you should go devour them … immediately!

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Discover the Magic of Color with the New Stay & Create Package

January 20th, 2015 posted by

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Save with Stay & Create

During the winter months, kids are itching to get out of the house for some fun. Discover Lehigh Valley, along with participating hotels, is proud to partner with the Crayola Experience™  to bring you our Stay & Create package.

New for 2015, Stay & Create allows visitors to dive in and fully enjoy all of the aspects of the Crayola Experience. Located in Easton, PA, visitors enter a world of discovery as they experience hands-on activities as well as learn how Crayola Crayons® and Markers are made. This is not the real manufacturing plant, it’s a colorful and interesting visitor center that allows children of all ages to unleash their creative spirit. 

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Ski, Board, or Tube in Lehigh Valley’s Outskirts

January 15th, 2015 posted by

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Snowboarding at Blue Mountain

Winter is upon us in the Northeast and with that, so is the cold weather. Now, that doesn’t necessarily mean snow is falling from the skies here every day in Pennsylvania, but there is plenty of man-made snow at the two ski areas that border Lehigh Valley.

I am all too familiar with the mountains in our region. My son, now 21, is a snowboard enthusiast, it is a huge part of his life. When he was younger, I made the trek to the mountains every single day of the week for every winter season. He started out going for pleasure, and actually ended up working there during the winter, and still does today. He would have lived outside if I let him. Not me. You’d find me in the lodges, next to the fireplaces, with hot chocolate, a good book, or a laptop.

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Discover Lehigh Valley’s 2015 Official Visitors Guide is Jam-Packed With Fun Adventures

January 13th, 2015 posted by

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The Official 2015 Visitors Guide is Here

What has 68 pages, is full color, and read all over?

That would be Discover Lehigh Valley’s Official Visitors Guide! It’s a fact. Last year people from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Alberta and Ontario Canada, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Finland, India, and many other countries requested a guide be mailed to them.

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Live Like a Local : Social Still in Bethlehem, PA

January 8th, 2015 posted by

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Social Still, Bethlehem, PA

We visited Lehigh Valley’s first distillery, Social Still in Bethlehem, PA, in this episode of “Live Like a Local.”

Social Still opened in late December and has already been lauded by visitors as a fantastic new, unique, and lively place to visit.

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Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Lehigh Valley (As Recommended by a Nine-Year-Old)

January 6th, 2015 posted by

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Good to the last drop

“Mom, Dad, I’m hungry.” This phrase is common place in our household, especially with a son that seems to always have his head in the refrigerator. If your house is like ours, we are often in need of a cooking break (more my wife than me) so the next question is, where should we go?” Our son, Noah, is as picky as they come when it comes to eating out.

So, I interviewed one hungry nine-year-old and here are his recommendations. I had to take some liberties and make some modifications, but all-in-all, this is his list. I hope it helps those in need with finding some new, and perhaps some old, eating establishments that are definitely kid-friendly.

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What’s Going on in Lehigh Valley in 2015? Here’s a Month-by-Month Preview

January 1st, 2015 posted by

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Fill Up Your Lehigh Valley Calendar

A New Year is upon us and it’s time to look forward to Lehigh Valley fun in the upcoming year.

January, the beginning of the calendar year, isn’t always about beginnings as it is usually the middle of winter and a great time to hit the slopes on one or both ski areas in Lehigh Valley: Bear Creek and Blue Mountain.

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Top 10 Lehigh Valley InSite Blogs of 2014

December 30th, 2014 posted by

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Best of 2014

Lehigh Valley InSite, Discover Lehigh Valley’s blog on attractions, events, and all other things Lehigh Valley, had its best year ever in 2014.

Before we head into 2015, we wanted to take a moment to see which were the most popular blogs of the past year, according to web hits (do people say “web hits” anymore?)

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