8 Lehigh Valley Chefs’ Holiday Cookie Recipes And One Of Mine

December 2nd, 2015 posted by

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It's Cookie Time!

The holiday season is upon us. Driving around Lehigh Valley has sights of Christmas trees on car roofs, lights being strung on the outside of houses, and candles glowing in the windows. Soon the house will be smelling of pine and of course, my favorite holiday treat, cookies!

There’s the classics; chocolate chip, peanut butter, and sugar cookies, but, that is so boring. I wanted to try some new recipes this holiday season…

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Lehigh vs. Lafayette: A History Lesson as “The Rivalry” Returns to Lehigh Valley

November 17th, 2015 posted by

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The Most Played College Football Rivalry

The Rivalry returns home this year. After being played outside of Lehigh Valley for only the second time in its history, returning to the Valley where it means so much to so many.

Lehigh vs. Lafayette is “The Rivalry” and it is no secret any more. The rest of the country and perhaps the world are now aware of our contribution to the great rivalries of college athletics; like Ohio State vs. Michigan, Alabama vs. Auburn, Harvard vs. Yale, Duke vs. North Carolina, Lehigh vs. Lafayette belongs in the conversation because it’s on par with the rest.

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3 Strategies to Make Change Happen – Lessons from Lehigh Valley

November 2nd, 2015 posted by

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Discover Lehigh Valley recently celebrated its 31st Annual Meeting with the help of our keynote speaker Meridith Elliott Powell, and more than 140 of our partners. We thank Meridith for a very informative and captivating keynote presentation and here is a recap of the event through her eyes. Enjoy!

One of the best parts of being a business motivational speaker is meeting new people, hearing their stories, and learning their strategies for how to succeed in business today. While I work with clients from all over the country, and hear some amazing stories, I will have to say that last week was one of my favorites. First, I was lucky enough to be in one of the most beautiful places in the country, Lehigh Valley, PA, and second my client and their partners have done an amazing job of working together to make positive change happen.

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Drinking at Lunch Doesn’t have to be a Thing of the Past: Some Lehigh Valley Suggestions

October 15th, 2015 posted by

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Who's up for a Martini at lunch?

In honor of my birthday, I think I’d like to bring back the work lunch cocktail … today! After a stressful few morning hours in the office, don’t you think just one little cocktail would make for a much better afternoon with your coworkers? After all, Mad Men did it on a regular basis, didn’t they?

Don’t get me wrong, I understand that alcohol is not the answer to relieve stress, and by all means, I am not an alcoholic. But, for some people it brings out the best thinking cap and it allows them to speak freely and feel relaxed.

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Fundamentals of Wine Certification Course at Northampton Community College

October 2nd, 2015 posted by

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Cheers!

If you’re looking to increase your knowledge of wine, I’ve got the perfect solution for you. Why not sign up for the 12-week, two series certification course taught at Northampton Community College’s Fowler Family Southside Center in Bethlehem?

I had the opportunity to check out the first class recently, which was titled “Old World and New World Styles” and I was simply amazed by how much I learned.

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Fall Golf in Lehigh Valley is Perfect

October 1st, 2015 posted by

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Living in the eastern Pennsylvania we are afforded the luxury of four seasons, albeit of late it seems as if we only have two. But rest assured fall is here, and the season makes for the perfect time to hit the links. The weather isn’t as humidity, the courses aren’t as crowded, and the scenery is absolutely magnificent. Plus, a lot of the courses offer fall discounts as well.

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7th Annual Organic Apple Festival at the Rodale Institute

September 15th, 2015 posted by

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Get your apple fix

Fall is almost here. We can already feel the nights getting cooler and the days getting shorter.

It’s time to put away our summer shorts and tanks and replace them for sweaters, scarfs and closed toe shoes. As the summer winds down, we’ve got so much to look forward to this fall…..like apple season, or in this case organic apple season.

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Looking to Get Your Burn On Lehigh Valley?

September 8th, 2015 posted by

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Hot sauces galore!

Come and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Chile Pepper Food Festival this Friday and Saturday. The largest festival of its kind in the United States, the Chile Pepper Food Festival is an annual event held in the William Delong Memorial Park in Bowers, PA, during the Friday and Saturday after Labor Day.

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Like TED talks? See them in person in Lehigh Valley at TEDxLehighRiver

September 4th, 2015 posted by

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Looking for inspiration? New ideas? Innovative ways of seeing the world? You can check out one of over 1,600 TED talks online. Better yet, come to Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown on September 19 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to see six of the Lehigh Valley’s big thinkers deliver their presentations of a lifetime in person.

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Harvest Weekend along the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail

September 1st, 2015 posted by

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The winery owners of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail’s nine member wineries are often asked when is a good time to explore the trail. And while it’s true that any time of the year is great for visiting, special events make the trip along the trail even more fun because there’s more to see and do.

The Wine Trail’s next event is the annual Harvest Weekend – The Butcher, The Baker, & The Winemaker on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. It takes place in the midst of harvest season, when the vineyards are busy with workers removing the mature grape clusters from the vines, which are then crushed to remove their juice.  The juice is then processed and placed into wood barrels or stainless steel tanks for fermenting.

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