The 2014 Edition of What is Open in Lehigh Valley on Thanksgiving?

October 9th, 2014 posted by

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Yes, We're Open on Thanksgiving Day

It may seem early, but people have already started talking about their Thanksgiving plans. Some of those plans are invariably about shopping, but there are plenty of other things to do and you don’t have to be a gourmet chef to enjoy a good Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving either. You can visit a restaurant with a chef, who will do all the cooking and cleanup for you!

Here are the places where you can eat, play and shop on Thanksgiving. (Check back, as we will update this as we get more information)

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Top Five Pierogies in Lehigh Valley

October 8th, 2014 posted by

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October 8 happens to celebrate one of my favorite foods. Now it might not be the healthiest of choices, but sometimes you just need some starchy goodness in your life.

Happy National Pierogi Day!

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A Guide to Lehigh Valley Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, and More!

October 7th, 2014 posted by

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The Grim's Farm pumpkin patch in Breinigsville

By Josh Popichak

Lovers of fall can rejoice that at this time of year, many Lehigh Valley farms are playing host to outdoor autumnal attractions, including corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides and more. Below is a brief guide to some of the most popular local fall farm festivals, most of which continue through late October or early November. If you know of other local farm events, please tell us by posting a comment. Have a ball this fall, y’all!

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Making Lehigh Valley Accessible for All

October 3rd, 2014 posted by

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Accessibility for All

When I was young I felt discriminated against because I’m left handed. Just about everything in the world seemed made for right handed people, scissors, ladles, school desks and spiral bound notebooks. All that pales in comparison to the day to day difficulties of people with disabilities.

Lehigh Valley is lucky to have an organization who’s mission is to help those with disabilities of all types navigate our able bodied centric world, Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living in Allentown.

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Why You Need to Check out The West End Oktoberfest

October 2nd, 2014 posted by

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Lehigh Valley's Biggest Street Fair

Fall’s a great season; the leaves changing on the trees, cooler weather, and, of course, the West End Oktoberfest. This will be its seventh year, and the West End Alliance is pulling all the stops. Here is why you need to swing by this year’s West End Oktoberfest — the Lehigh Valley’s biggest street fair — on Saturday October 4th from 11 am-10 pm.

As many of you may know, the West End Alliance has been working for a few years now on a massive streetscaping project to renew and revitalize the look of the West End Theatre District.

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RE: Allentown An Open Letter to Billy Joel

September 26th, 2014 posted by

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RE: Allentown

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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Allentown, Back and Better than Ever!

September 18th, 2014 posted by

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The PPL Center

♪♫ Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back, welcome back! ♪♫

For those of us old enough to remember “Welcome Back Kotter”, the theme song rings true for downtown Allentown.

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Bacon Days Comes to Coca-Cola Park on September 19 & 20

September 16th, 2014 posted by

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The inaugural Bacon Days takes place September 19-20.

It may be the off-season for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, but that doesn’t mean that the fun comes to an end at Coca-Cola Park.

This weekend, all things bacon take over the park for the inaugural Bacon Days celebration.

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Allentown Parking Authority Introduces New Real Time Mobile Site for PPL Center Events

September 9th, 2014 posted by

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Where to park in downtown Allentown

The PPL Center opens in downtown Allentown this week and there’s one question on everyone’s collective minds, “Where do I park?”

The Allentown Parking Authority has been thinking about this question since before ground was broken on the new arena.

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Via Marathon Runner’s Guide to Pre-Race Dinner and Post-Race Celebration

September 4th, 2014 posted by

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As runners from near and far get set to run the Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon September 6, I figured it might be nice to provide a list of local places to grab that pre-race dinner, capture a good night’s rest (if possible), and of course, celebrate a great accomplishment.

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