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.

EAT

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What To Do in Lehigh Valley This Fall

September 2nd, 2014 posted by

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The start of September means back to school, closing up the pool, and phasing out those shorts and flip flops. It may not feel quite like it yet, but fall is on its way!

I can’t hide the fact that I’m a sucker for all things autumn. Fall festivals, corn mazes, apple picking, pumpkin everything- count me in! It may be a little early for some of these things, but September still has a ton of great events on the horizon.

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A brief overview of Lehigh Valley Football in High School and College

August 29th, 2014 posted by

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Back to School = Back to Football

The kids are back in school, both the little ones and the college ones, the temperature has dropped a few degrees and yet, there is something in the Lehigh Valley air… Football.

Big rivals Lafayette and Lehigh are Patriot League stalwarts and in the last ten years at least one of their names has been inscribed on the Patriot League Championship six times.

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Last Minute Summer Family Fun before Labor Day

August 23rd, 2014 posted by

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Summer Family Fun

There isn’t much time left to enjoy summer in Lehigh Valley, as Labor Day is just around the corner. However, for as much excitement as three day weekends are for the family, Labor Day pretty much ends family fun, because the kids are going back to school.

First and foremost, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom as two parks in one, ends on Labor Day, as that is the end of Wildwater Kingdom’s season. Although you will still be able to get your thrills at the Park, your water slide fever will have to wait until next year. Wildwater Kingdom isn’t the only water fun, Dutch Springs Aqua Park and the Sky Challenge are also coming to the end of their season.

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