2014 Lehigh Valley Lunacy – Second Round

March 7th, 2014 posted by

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Second Round

The First Round is complete, the votes have been tallied and it is time to both announce and start the 2014 Lehigh Valley Lunacy Second Round.

Being a high seed is better this year than last. All #1, #2 and #3 seeds made it out of the First Round. In fact, compared to last year’s 12 First Round upsets, this year’s 8 is mild.

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Five Lehigh Valley Things NOT to Give Up for Lent

March 4th, 2014 posted by

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ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

Many of you are looking at that fastnacht from this morning and thinking, “It’s probably still good.”

Right?

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2014 Lehigh Valley Lunacy – First Round

March 1st, 2014 posted by

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Let the Lunacy Begin

It’s time for the Second Annual Lehigh Valley Lunacy Tournament. Last year’s Lunacy was full of lower seed domination, ten first round upsets really shook up the brackets. This year new places join the Lunacy to see who can defeat the top seeds.

As was the case last year, winners will be chosen by public vote.

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Lehigh Valley Guestagrammer Lewis Munoz of Coopersburg

February 26th, 2014 posted by

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Old Train Station in Quakertown by Lewis Munoz

The next participant in our Guestagram Series is Lewis Munoz from Coopersburg.  Lewis submitted some wonderful snowy photos of Coopersburg and the Little Lehigh Parkway. You can view them all in our gallery below.

In our Guestagram Series, a local photographer takes over our account for a few days to showcase their work and their take on the great area we live in.

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The Fun Continues with the Second Annual Lehigh Valley Beer Week

February 21st, 2014 posted by

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We may be rounding out the second annual Lehigh Valley Beer Week, but that doesn’t mean that the fun slows down!

Hopefully, you’ve made it out to a couple events this week- there have been some great offerings! The official ribbon cutting took place this past Sunday at the Allentown Brew Works. Attendees were invited to sample the new LVBW2, a beer created by homebrewer John Boncik that was selected as the official beer of Beer Week at a homebrewing competition last fall.

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After the Great Dig Out, Remember to Shop Local in Lehigh Valley

February 20th, 2014 posted by

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Stone House Inn & Spa

This has been a banner snowfall for both Blue Mountain Ski Area and Bear Creek Mountain and Resort, which is always great to see.

However, with feet of snow piling up on local sidewalks, keeping cars stuck in spots, and keeping residents from even venturing out, many local businesses have felt a hit this season.

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Fun Tips for Traveling with Your Pet in Lehigh Valley

February 18th, 2014 posted by

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Traveling with Fido

Did you know that February 20 is a national holiday? No, it’s not Snow Please Go Away Day, and it’s not Where is Spring Day either. It is however, a major holiday for those who have a strong bond with their animals because it’s National Love Your Pet Day.

Yes, there really is such a thing and I’m sure people go all out and get their pets funky clothes to wear, take them to spas for “peticures,” buy them special treats and more.

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“Hotel Insider,” Our Q & A Blog with Lehigh Valley’s Holiday Inn Express – Dorneyville

February 11th, 2014 posted by

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Holiday Inn Express - Dorneyville

For those who didn’t catch the last couple “Hotel Insider” blogs, the series shows some love for our local lodging properties. It also compliments our other featured Travel Tuesday deals on DiscoverLehighValley.com.

The blog takes a similar format of our Foodie Friday blog series featuring a question and answer format. We tried 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 Tuesdays (usually twice a month) to catch a new featured property.

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How Lehigh Valley is Woven into the Olympic Games

February 7th, 2014 posted by

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The Olympics are here

Today marks the start of the XXII Winter Olympics being held in Sochi, Russia through February 23. It’s a time when billions of people are glued to their television sets watching athletes from all over the world compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in multiple sports including skiing, bobsleigh, curling, cross-country, skating, ice hockey, luge, snowboard, biathlon and more.

Did you know that Lehigh Valley has facilities that have groomed many an Olympian competitor and winners respectively?

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10 Things You May Not Know About Allentown Native and Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Andre Reed

February 4th, 2014 posted by

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Andre Reed - 2014 Hall of Fame Inductee

Saturday night before the Super Bowl is when the National Football League holds their annual NFL Honors ceremony, honoring players with awards and announcing the new Hall of Fame Inductees. This year, Lehigh Valley has reason to celebrate, as one of our own, Andre Reed from Allentown, Pennsylvania, was named to the NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

His football career started right here at Dieruff High School and in his Senior year he led them to a tri-championship, tying with Emmaus and Whitehall. From there he went on to Kutztown University where he caught the eye of NFL scouts. In 1985 Reed was drafted in the fourth round as the 86th overall selection by the Buffalo Bills.

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