Allentown, Back and Better than Ever!

September 18th, 2014 posted by

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The PPL Center

♪♫ Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back, welcome back! ♪♫

For those of us old enough to remember “Welcome Back Kotter”, the theme song rings true for downtown Allentown.

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Bacon Days Comes to Coca-Cola Park on September 19 & 20

September 16th, 2014 posted by

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The inaugural Bacon Days takes place September 19-20.

It may be the off-season for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, but that doesn’t mean that the fun comes to an end at Coca-Cola Park.

This weekend, all things bacon take over the park for the inaugural Bacon Days celebration.

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Do You Want To Be Mr. or Ms. Oktoberfest?

September 15th, 2014 posted by

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Mr. & Ms. Oktoberfest

Want to experience Oktoberfest at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks as the star of the show and rub elbows with Mr. Dick Yuengling himself?

Enter to be one of 20 lucky contestants who will vie for the titles of Mr. and Ms. Oktoberfest 2014 by submitting the information into the form below.

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Why It Pays To Take All Of Your Paid Time Off, Lehigh Valley Folks! #TravelEffect

September 12th, 2014 posted by

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Vacation blastoff!

Did you know that it took 3 days, 3 hours, 49 minutes for the Apollo 11 astronauts to reach the Moon?

Well guess what? A recent study* says that more than 4 in 10 Americans leave an average of 3.2 days of paid time off (PTO) on the table each year. That means that you would have enough time to travel to the moon if you wanted to!

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Why We Dropped ‘The’ From ‘Lehigh Valley’ (And Some Lehigh Valley Nostalgia)

September 11th, 2014 posted by

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Discover Lehigh Valley Logo circa 1987

Nostalgia is defined as “a longing to experience again some real or imagined former pleasure.”

Well, I recently had a nostalgia overload while going through some old files here at Discover Lehigh Valley and finding some interesting things, which are worth sharing.

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A Guide to Heading Out on the the D&L Trail This Fall

September 10th, 2014 posted by

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Along the Trail

By Josh Popichak

As a lover of nature, I’m always on the lookout for new parks and trails to try out.

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Allentown Parking Authority Introduces New Real Time Mobile Site for PPL Center Events

September 9th, 2014 posted by

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Where to park in downtown Allentown

The PPL Center opens in downtown Allentown this week and there’s one question on everyone’s collective minds, “Where do I park?”

The Allentown Parking Authority has been thinking about this question since before ground was broken on the new arena.

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Organic Apple Picking Festival Comes to The Rodale Institute on Sept. 20

September 5th, 2014 posted by

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Meet these guys on Sept. 20

It’s that time of the year again. The time when the days start getting shorter and the nights start getting cooler. That’s right, it’s fall.But even though we have to start putting our shorts and swim attire away, there are still plenty of things to look forward to during the festive fall season.

Over the past few years, I’ve made a personal choice to try and eat more local and organic foods which is why I was excited to hear about the Organic Apple Festive coming up at Rodale Institute, in Kutztown, on September 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Via Marathon Runner’s Guide to Pre-Race Dinner and Post-Race Celebration

September 4th, 2014 posted by

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As runners from near and far get set to run the Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon September 6, I figured it might be nice to provide a list of local places to grab that pre-race dinner, capture a good night’s rest (if possible), and of course, celebrate a great accomplishment.

EAT

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What To Do in Lehigh Valley This Fall

September 2nd, 2014 posted by

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The start of September means back to school, closing up the pool, and phasing out those shorts and flip flops. It may not feel quite like it yet, but fall is on its way!

I can’t hide the fact that I’m a sucker for all things autumn. Fall festivals, corn mazes, apple picking, pumpkin everything- count me in! It may be a little early for some of these things, but September still has a ton of great events on the horizon.

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