Best of Lehigh Valley Party a Success at LVIA

June 17th, 2014 posted by

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Over the weekend I had the honor of attending the first annual Best of Lehigh Valley party put on by Lehigh Valley Style Magazine. What made this party unique was that it was held in an airplane hanger at Lehigh Valley International Airport. All attendees were shuttled to the private hanger by J & J Transportation.

The party was meant to recognize more than 100 local businesses that were recognized as being the “Best” in their business, service, and class, voted on by more than  2,000 local consumers in Lehigh Valley.

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Allentown’s Blues, Brews, & Barbecue Transforms Hamilton Street into Fun Festival on Saturday

June 13th, 2014 posted by

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Downtown Allentown becomes the nexus of Lehigh Valley blues, beer, and great food on Saturday, June 14 as “Blues, Brews, and Barbecue” returns for the seventh time.

The festival, which closes down portions of Hamilton Street in the shadow of the PPL Building and PPL Plaza, runs from noon until 10 p.m., making it great for any schedule, and perfect for families looking to get out in the beautiful weather.

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57 Channels (And Nothin’ On)? Discover Lehigh Valley TV is Helping to Change That

June 10th, 2014 posted by

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DIscover Lehigh Valley TV

With all due respect to Mr. Springsteen, this might have been the case more than 85 years ago when the TV was invented, but we have seen monstrous changes (and many more channels) over the years.

From black and white, four channel sets with rabbit ears to the Ed Sullivan Show, MTV (when they actually played music videos) and even the evolution of all-sports channels (who knew that would take off {sarcasm inserted}).

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7 Great Lehigh Valley Father’s Day Ideas

June 6th, 2014 posted by

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Celebrate Dad the Lehigh Valley Way

Last month, we covered all the way to treat your mom with great Mother’s Day brunches and activities. Now that June is here, it’s time to focus on the dads. If you’re looking for a way to treat dad for Father’s Day, Lehigh Valley has got tons of options.

1. Feeling the need for speed? Head on over to Lehigh Valley Grand Prix to put those driving skills to the test. Suit up and see who can score the fastest time around the track.

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Top Five Lehigh Valley Weekend Events for June 7 – 8

June 5th, 2014 posted by

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Clover Hill Winery

Discover Lehigh Valley’s online events calendar is the place to go for all upcoming events, but with 90 events schedule for this weekend alone, it’s sometimes hard to choose the best things to do.

Have no fear, we’re going to give you our top five events going on this weekend so you know right where to start!

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DISHcover Lehigh Valley Youell’s Oyster House … “Lehigh Valley’s Comeback Kid”

May 30th, 2014 posted by

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Youell's Oyster House

In this week’s Foodie Friday, I had the opportunity to chat with Christian Filipos, Proprietor of Youell’s Oyster House in Allentown. Youell’s restaurant has been a longstanding Lehigh Valley tradition for the local community and beyond.

Unfortunately, devastation struck the restaurant on January 22, 2013 when it was destroyed by a fire. The only thing to survive was a bee hive that was housed on the roof of the building for honey-making purposes used in their cooking.

In true comeback fashion, Youell’s returned to its Lehigh Valley location in March of 2014.

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Allentown Art Museum Celebrates “British Invasion” with Pop Prints

May 27th, 2014 posted by

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Design by Peter Blake (b 1932)

One of the best things about the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley is their affinity for modern and popular art. 2012’s Rock through the Valley event was a great example of the museum’s willingness to bring in and display interesting, important, vibrant, and relevant arts of all types.

Well, they’re at it again through June 22 with the “British Pop Prints” exhibit in the Payne Hurd Gallery.

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Mayfair Festival of the Arts Returns to Allentown this Weekend

May 21st, 2014 posted by

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Mayfair Festival of the Arts marks the beginning of Summer to many people throughout Lehigh Valley and beyond.

Schools have let out, the weather is turning to consistent (fingers crossed) warm temperatures, and people throughout the area are beginning to enjoy outdoor activities.

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“Hotel Insider,” Our Q & A Blog with the Allentown Comfort Suites

May 20th, 2014 posted by

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Location, Location, Location!

The “Hotel Insider” blogs, are a series of blogs that shows some love for our local lodging properties, and piggybacks off our regularly, weekly featured Travel Tuesday deals on DiscoverLehighValley.com.

In these blogs I try to steer away from some of the mundane questions that one might think, and feature some useful and entertaining questions. You might be surprised at some of the answers. So enjoy and check back regularly on Tuesdays (usually twice a month) to catch a new featured property.

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America On Wheels “Orphan Cars” Exhibit Won’t Be Easily Forgotten

May 15th, 2014 posted by

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Gone But Not Forgotten: Orphan Cars of the 1950′s to Today

America On Wheel’s current exhibit is “Gone But Not Forgotten: Orphan Cards of the 1950’s to Today,” and it is quite the exhibit. This exhibit really does span the era’s of car-making from the 1953 DeSoto Firedome Sedan, to the 1963 R2 Avanti to the 1981 Delorean DMC-12 and many in between.

The term “Orphan Cars” refers to those built by manufacturers that have since stopped production and gone out of business.

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