Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Returns for 24th Season

May 29th, 2015 posted by

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Time to Light the Lights

You don’t have to travel to the big city to find high-quality summer theatre. The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival kicks off its 24th Season on June 10.

In residence at the Center Valley Campus of DeSales University, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) brings actors, directors, designers and more from across the country to create top of the line performances over the summer months.

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41st Annual Boutique at the Rink Sale

May 27th, 2015 posted by

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Fighting Cancer with Style

If you’re looking for some fabulous bargains on clothing, housewares, toys and more, then don’t miss the opportunity to shop at the 41st Annual Boutique at the Rink, May 26 – 30 at Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink; 345 Illick’s Mill Road, Bethlehem.

Boutique at the Rink is a sale of new and gently used women’s and men’s clothing, accessories such as shoes, hats, lingerie, and jewelry. You’ll also find home items including linens, small appliances, housewares, vintage tableware, wall décor, luggage, and collectables. And there’s also children’s clothing, baby items, games, and toys. All in top-notch condition.

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Finding a Great Lehigh Valley Golf Course is Easier than Dropping a Two-Foot Putt

May 21st, 2015 posted by

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By now, I hope most have had the opportunity to dust off the clubs and get out and play a round or two.  As the golf season gets into full swing (pun intended :)) we encourage golfers of all skill levels to check out a great new site, GolfLehighValley.com, and discover just how close a great round of golf truly is.

The region features more than 20 courses for the golfer in all of us. From those that challenge even the most advanced golfer, to those that cater to the beginner, Lehigh Valley has a course for you.

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‘William Baziotes: Surrealist Watercolors’ Exhibit Now Open at Allentown Art Museum of The Lehigh Valley

May 19th, 2015 posted by

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Howling Creature, 1936-39, gouache and watercolor. © Estate of William Baziotes

Many of the late William Baziotes’ artwork was inspired by his love of poetry and ancient art. His interpretations of these mediums toward canvas resulted in some of the most exciting, engaging, and beautiful surrealist watercolor work of his time.

The Pittsburgh-born artist’s work, who lived from 1912 to 1963, will be on display at The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley through August 23, 2015. in the Payne Hurd Gallery.

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There’s a Lot To Going on in Lehigh Valley on Memorial Day

May 14th, 2015 posted by

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Memorial Day Weekend in Lehigh Valley

Memorial Day is a time to gather together with friends and celebrate a federal holiday, which many enjoy as a three-day weekend. It also happens to be the unofficial start of summer in Lehigh Valley. But let us not forget that it is also a time to remember those who gave their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

What follows are some suggestions for what to do during your Memorial Day weekend, even if it’s only of the regular two-day variety.

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Explore the World Around You With Lehigh Valley Kidsventure

May 5th, 2015 posted by

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It’s no secret that Lehigh Valley is home to many family-friendly attractions. From Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom to the Crayola Experience, there is always something entertain kids of any age.

In 2015, Discover Lehigh Valley is happy to celebrate the inaugural Lehigh Valley Kidsventure promotion. Designed to encourage children and their families to get outside and explore the world around you, Kidsventure brings together a variety of family-friendly attractions, hotels, and more to make the most of summer fun.

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Treat Mom to a Lehigh Valley Mother’s Day

April 30th, 2015 posted by

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner (Sunday, May 10 in case you’re a little behind), it’s time to start brainstorming ideas for the perfect gift. Rather than head to a big-box shop this Mother’s Day, treat mom to something local. We wouldn’t be who we are today without all the care, love, and hard work that our moms have put in over the years, so let’s all be sure to show our appreciation!

Edge Restaurant

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Lehigh Valley is a Half Marathon Destination

April 29th, 2015 posted by

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Lehigh Valley is a Half Marathon Mecca

This year Lehigh Valley may see more than 10,000 half marathoners. The beautiful scenery, decades old running community, and proximity to other metro areas has made Lehigh Valley one of the best places for half marathoning on the East Coast. Take a look at the bevy of half marathons that call Lehigh Valley home.

The St. Luke’s Half Marathon in April started the spring racing season off with a field of nearly 4,000 runners. The St. Luke’s Half is arguably Lehigh Valleys premier event, and for good reason. With impeccable organization, a diverse course, live bands, a stadium finish, an expo, and an accompanying 5k, what’s not to like? But now you’ve finished the event and the adrenaline is wearing off or you missed it and are looking forward to the fall to take on your next half. Which event should you choose?

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The Top Five Tips For Enjoying the 2015 Season at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

April 28th, 2015 posted by

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Celebrate Summer at Dorney Park

Those of us that live in the Northeast know that it has been a brutal winter and we would do anything to skip over spring and go right to summer. Sure, we’ve had signs that warmer weather is coming with one “warmish” day here or there, and then we’d be right back to cold temps. The poor flowers don’t know which end is up, and I’m sure all the parents out there are going stir crazy trying to find new indoor activities to keep their kids at bay.

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Allentown Parking Authority Changes Explained by Executive Director

April 22nd, 2015 posted by

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By now most have read or at least have heard of the changes to parking in downtown Allentown. Discover Lehigh Valley reached out to Tamara Dolan, Executive Director of the Allentown Parking Authority, and our guest blogger, for some answers.

Tamara put things into perspective, and in my mind the plan is actually trying to remedy those that I might consider lazy.

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