How to Spend Your Tax Refund in Lehigh Valley

April 14th, 2015 posted by

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Where will you spend your tax refund?

Each year, millions of Americans look forward to that magical day when they find out how much they will be getting back in a tax refund. And while some may get back more than others, everyone still has many options on where they’d like to spend it.

You can pay bills, pay off debt, save it, spend it, or invest it. There’s no single right answer for everyone as your financial situation will largely dictate what makes the most sense.

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The Best Mac & Cheese in Lehigh Valley: Part Two

April 7th, 2015 posted by

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Lehigh Valley mac and cheese, if you please!

You might remember that a while back, we named my Top Five Mac & Cheese dishes in Lehigh Valley. Apparently, you all love mac & cheese almost as much as I do (but not quite). The comments on both the blog and social media were loaded with recommendations of places that I had missed, all of which I took note of.

With so many new restaurants popping up around Lehigh Valley, we decided that it was time to do a reboot of the list, featuring restaurants that have amazing dishes, but either weren’t around or I hadn’t been to when the first edition of the list was published.

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Lehigh Valley Steelhawks Kick Off Fifth Season, This Time at the PPL Center in Allentown

April 2nd, 2015 posted by

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Lehigh Valley Steelhawks

The fun of football season doesn’t have to come to an end after the Super Bowl. On Sunday, April 12, football makes its return to Lehigh Valley.

To kick off their fifth season, the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks will make their big move to the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, after previously calling Stabler Arena at Lehigh University home.

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The Lehigh Valley IronPigs 2015 Seasons Includes New Foods and a New Seating Section

March 31st, 2015 posted by

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New food at Coca-Cola Park for 2015

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs open their 2015 season on April 9 and, like pretty much every opening season before, there are fun new foods and park changes to look forward to.

In the past, the IronPigs have debuted new seating sections called the  “Hot Corner” and “Bacon Strip” in 2013 and the club introduced the Red Robin Tiki Terrace & Oasis in 2012. They also introduced urinal games in the men’s bathrooms to much fanfare, and our own video demonstration,in 2013 as well.

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Cosmopolitan Restaurant in Downtown Allentown to Change to “Seafood Grill Style”

March 19th, 2015 posted by

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Change coming to Cosmo.

It was reported throughout Lehigh Valley earlier today that Cosmopolitan restaurant in downtown Allentown was closing, which led many to speculate what was happening.

Many thought the restaurant would merely close its doors, however, that was never going to be the case!

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St. Patrick’s Day “LEAP”rechauns into Lehigh Valley (EVENTS!)

March 10th, 2015 posted by

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St. Patrick's Day Activities in Lehigh Valley!

St. Patrick’s Day is usually the time of year in Lehigh Valley where a glint of spring begins to shine down on the streets that just a few weeks ago were feet deep in snow. It’s the first time in the new year focused on getting outside and celebrating with friends and family without the protective gear you’d see on at Ski Blue Mountain.

Thankfully, Lehigh Valley is home to not one, but two great St. Patrick’s Day city celebrations in for the form of the 58th Allentown St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the 5th Celtic Classic Parade of the Shamrocks in downtown Bethlehem. If you’re like us, you’re going to attend both, but if you have to decide, we’ll give you a breakdown on both as well as a few other events going on throughout the area.

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Year Round Fun At Merchants Square Mall

March 5th, 2015 posted by

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Merchants Square Mall

Winter has been especially harsh this year in Lehigh Valley. I, like many others, long for warmer days when you can stroll through our quaint downtowns, popping in and out of their unique shops and boutiques.

Luckily we have Merchants Square Mall in Allentown to go to for that one of a kind shopping experience all year long. They have over 100,000 square feet of antique and collectibles shops and some pretty cool specialty and consignment stores too. I love seeing items I remember from my parents and grandparents homes as much as seeing the value of my collected treasures.

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“Weston’s Women” Debuts at Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley

February 27th, 2015 posted by

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I am always amazed at the difference between a picture I take and those by my professional photographer friends. Getting the right shot is really a talent, even with all the sophisticated digital equipment available today.

If you really want to appreciate original photos of fine art quality you must check out “Weston’s Women: Edward Weston and Cycles of Influence” at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley. which runs through May 17.

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The Best Nightlife Spots in Lehigh Valley

February 26th, 2015 posted by

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The fun in Lehigh Valley doesn’t end when the sun goes down. With all the new additions to the downtown areas over the last few years, nightlife has definitely taken a front-seat when people are planning out their weekends. Just look at the recent addition of Uber to Lehigh Valley!

Of course, there are many bars and pubs that you can cozy up at for a drink or two- just look to the Lehigh Valley Ale Trail for some of the best recommendations of places to grab a pint. But sometimes, you need to throw on some dressier clothes, pick out a pair of heels, and hit the town. From nightclubs to swanky bars that emulate a Manhattan-type feel, you’ll find something for everyone.

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Discover a New Lehigh Valley Pizza Place (AKA Try a Tray Instead of Pie)

February 19th, 2015 posted by

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Mouth Watering Old Forge Style

Over the last couple of years leading into the Lenten season, I’ve written a few blogs on pizza (okay four to be exact, but who’s counting). These blogs have named my “Top 10,” some local legendary pizza places, and even a few obscure ones. Regardless of what my lists entailed, they always opened up a can of worms and some great social media debate.

Once even some great banter where a woman told me I was crazy as Domino’s had the best pizza in Lehigh Valley. Nothing against the Domino’s franchise, but come on, really?

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