‘What are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s Eve?’

December 16th, 2014 posted by

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Ring in the New Year in Lehigh Valley

The days of 2014 are fast dwindling down to zero as 2015 approaches. Some of you are looking forward to the new year and others aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to 2014.

No matter the camp you fall into, there is no stopping time, we can’t make 2014 go on forever and we can’t make 2015 come any sooner. So, spend it with family, spend it having fun, spend it like you want to.

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The Weather Outside is Frightful, but Lehigh Valley Wine is so Delightful!

December 11th, 2014 posted by

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Mulled wine anyone?

Guest Author: Kari Skrip

Guests are coming over, friends are visiting from out-of- town, family will be staying for the weekend, or maybe (if you’re lucky) you have a few quiet minutes to yourself to wrap presents… it’s the holiday!

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Seasons Taproom: The Gift For the Person Who Has Everything

December 10th, 2014 posted by

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Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Taproom

Some people are easy to shop for. Some people you know exactly what you’ll get for them for Christmas before it’s even the end of July. Some people, well, some people just make buying presents a pleasure.

Then there are those who you have no idea what to get. Maybe you’re not sure what their hobbies are. Or maybe they’ve already bought everything they could for their hobby. Maybe you’re just stuck.

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Some of Our Favorite Lehigh Valley Organizations to Donate To

December 9th, 2014 posted by

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The Art Museum is one of many organizations you can help

Five years ago I wrote a post about my favorite tax deductions. That one cost me a chunk of change after I realized a few of my memberships to the non-profit organizations I wrote about had lapsed.

Of course I had to renew them all before end of year. Well, it is mid-December again and the contents of my mailbox (the old fashion one on a post outside my house) are split between junk mail, Christmas cards, and solicitations for donations to a variety of charities.

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Lehigh Valley Foodie Friday: Yianni’s Taverna Takes You To The Mediterranean

December 5th, 2014 posted by

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Yianni's Taverna

Have you ever been to the Mediterranean?

While I can only dream of traveling there one day, I actually felt like I was transformed there recently without stepping foot out of Lehigh Valley … in “good old” Pennsylvania.

Just sit back, close your eyes, and imagine the thought of sitting amongst royal blue chairs and tables topped with crisp blue and white linens. Think large white columns and flowing sheer drapes hung from the ceiling.

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Lehigh Valley’s Ten Best Top 10 Food Lists (So Far)

December 4th, 2014 posted by

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Food for Thought

Let’s be honest, from Thanksgiving through New Years and every day in between, there are parties and get togethers for families, friends and businesses, and they all revolve around food.

There are also lists for gifts and groceries and things to fix before the family comes by. I’m going to give you some of the most popular food lists we’ve ever written all in one place, because it seems like a great idea.

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Lehigh Valley Soccer Players Rejoice! The Lou Ramos Center Opens Futsal Fields in Allentown on Dec. 8

December 2nd, 2014 posted by

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Lou Ramos Center, Allentown

Lehigh Valley soccer players are in for a holiday treat when the Turff Club’s Lou Ramos Soccer Center opens in Allentown on December 8.

The brand new center, located at 1344 North Sherman St., Allentown is a sister facility to Turff Club, just down the road at 1206 North Sherman St., and forms a fantastic new indoor soccer complex in Lehigh Valley.

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Vote for the 2015 Lehigh Valley Music Awards’ “Discover New Artist” Award

November 30th, 2014 posted by

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Lehigh Valley Music Awards

Discover Lehigh Valley is honored to not only be a partner of the 2015 Lehigh Valley Music Awards, but also to be providing the stage for the online voting for the “Discover New Artist” Award.

The 2015 Lehigh Valley Music Awards, run by the Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association take place on March 8 at Musikfest Cafe on ArtsQuest’s Campus.

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Shop Local in Lehigh Valley for Small Business Saturday on November 29

November 26th, 2014 posted by

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Down on Main Street

Well for better or worse, the holiday buying season is upon us. Please check out the Discover Lehigh Valley web site to see our partner’s Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals that offer some pretty good savings for those looking to save a buck or two. Sorry for the shameless plug, but it’s my blog so I can do what I want.

Now onto the “meat” of this blog. Saturday, November 29th is “Small Business Saturday.” This day was founded back in 2010 by American Express as a way to celebrate and support small business across the country, including those wonderful establishments that make their home here in Lehigh Valley.

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Some of Our Lehigh Valley Holiday Traditions. What Are Yours?

November 25th, 2014 posted by

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Do you hide a Christmas pickle?

Traditions. The holiday season is packed full of them. When I was child, I remember every Christmas Eve my good friend’s father would take us for a walk to see the lights in our neighborhood. It would help pass the time before we went to bed, eagerly anticipating the big man’s arrival (no not Clarence Clemons for you Springsteen enthusiasts), but good old Santa Claus.

I also remember visiting a dear friend that has since passed, the Friday after Christmas, for most of my childhood and early adult life. She always had presents for me as a child, and as I grew older, she still did. But what she didn’t realize was the conversation, and the wisdom she shared with me was the greatest gift. I still love and miss you. Betty.

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