RE: Allentown An Open Letter to Billy Joel

September 26th, 2014 posted by

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First off, I am aware, as many are, that “Allentown” was really written about Levittown. I am also aware it was more about Bethlehem than it was Allentown. But, let’s pretend the song is about Allentown, because for those that don’t know the back story, it may as well be.

It is clear that the Lehigh Valley that is sung of in “Allentown” circa 1982 is very different from the Lehigh Valley of today!

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Vote for Mr. and Ms. Oktoberfest 2014!

September 22nd, 2014 posted by

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Mr. & Ms. Oktoberfest

Voting is open for Mr. and Ms. Oktoberfest! You can vote once per day for TWO contestants (a Mr. and a Ms.) until Oct. 1!

Twenty lucky contestants are vying for the titles of Mr. and Ms. Oktoberfest 2014 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks and will be the stars of the show .

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

September 11th, 2014 posted by

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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 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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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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The Championship Match of the 2014 Musikfest Madness

July 25th, 2014 posted by

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Let the Final Begin

Well, ‘Fest fans, it all comes down to this. From the original 32 participants, only #8 Sarah Ayers Band the SteelStacks Regional Champion and #3 Take a Taco the ‘Fest Mug Regional Champion remain to face off for the Championship.

The only difference in voting this round, will be that we will require an email to be supplied, so that you can be contacted in the event you are chosen as either a winner of a Musifest Mug or the Grand Prize Winner who will receive two tickets to any Sands Steel Stage show of their choice (except for Keith Urban because he’s super sold out.)

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The Best Place in Pennsylvania to Spend August is Lehigh Valley (We have more Festivals and more Fun)

July 24th, 2014 posted by

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August Rocks in Lehigh Valley

August in Lehigh Valley is a very important month. As the dreaded “back to school” starts to be thrown around, there are still magical days and nights that can take place with your friends and family.

Whether it is taking in our history and our roots, feeding our stomach, opening our ears and our eyes, August in Lehigh Valley is about one more month for indulging in a little fun for all of the senses!

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Musikfest Madness Final Four!

July 21st, 2014 posted by

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The Final Four of Musikfest Madness

Musikfest Madness has reached the FINAL FOUR. Who will emerge victorious in our inaugural showdown of all things Musikfest?

Musikfest’s favorite food, Take a Taco, edged out the Bethlehem Dairy Store to take on the Bastard Bearded Irishmen!

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Musikfest Madness Is down to the Great Eight

July 18th, 2014 posted by

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Musikfest Madness is heating up

We’re onto the Great Eight in the inaugural Musikfest Madness!

A quick recap of round two shows Bethlehem Dairy Store coming out of a tough matchup (vs Aw Shucks ) with a strong win by pulling in the most votes of all contestants. They will have their work cut out for them, though, as they take on Take a Taco in the next round.

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