Lehigh Valley Celebrates ‘Black History Month’

February 3rd, 2015 posted by

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As January comes to a close, Lehigh Valley welcomes the month of February and “Black History Month.” Also known as African-American History Month, this annual observance in the United States pays particular attention to these important people and events that shaped black history.

In 1926 historian, author, journalist, and originator of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, Carter G. Woodson, announced the forerunner to “Black History Month,” “Negro History Week.”

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Discover Lehigh Valley’s 2015 Official Visitors Guide is Jam-Packed With Fun Adventures

January 13th, 2015 posted by

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The Official 2015 Visitors Guide is Here

What has 68 pages, is full color, and read all over?

That would be Discover Lehigh Valley’s Official Visitors Guide! It’s a fact. Last year people from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Alberta and Ontario Canada, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Finland, India, and many other countries requested a guide be mailed to them.

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Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Lehigh Valley (As Recommended by a Nine-Year-Old)

January 6th, 2015 posted by

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A Hungry Nine-Year-Old

“Mom, Dad, I’m hungry.” This phrase is common place in our household, especially with a son that seems to always have his head in the refrigerator. If your house is like ours, we are often in need of a cooking break (more my wife than me) so the next question is, where should we go?” Our son, Noah, is as picky as they come when it comes to eating out.

So, I interviewed one hungry nine-year-old and here are his recommendations. I had to take some liberties and make some modifications, but all-in-all, this is his list. I hope it helps those in need with finding some new, and perhaps some old, eating establishments that are definitely kid-friendly.

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What’s Going on in Lehigh Valley in 2015? Here’s a Month-by-Month Preview

January 1st, 2015 posted by

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Fill Up Your Lehigh Valley Calendar

A New Year is upon us and it’s time to look forward to Lehigh Valley fun in the upcoming year.

January, the beginning of the calendar year, isn’t always about beginnings as it is usually the middle of winter and a great time to hit the slopes on one or both ski areas in Lehigh Valley: Bear Creek and Blue Mountain.

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‘What are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s Eve?’

December 16th, 2014 posted by

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Ring in the New Year in Lehigh Valley

The days of 2014 are fast dwindling down to zero as 2015 approaches. Some of you are looking forward to the new year and others aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to 2014.

No matter the camp you fall into, there is no stopping time, we can’t make 2014 go on forever and we can’t make 2015 come any sooner. So, spend it with family, spend it having fun, spend it like you want to.

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Lehigh Valley’s Ten Best Top 10 Food Lists (So Far)

December 4th, 2014 posted by

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Food for Thought

Let’s be honest, from Thanksgiving through New Years and every day in between, there are parties and get togethers for families, friends and businesses, and they all revolve around food.

There are also lists for gifts and groceries and things to fix before the family comes by. I’m going to give you some of the most popular food lists we’ve ever written all in one place, because it seems like a great idea.

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Lehigh Valley Soccer Players Rejoice! The Lou Ramos Center Opens Futsal Fields in Allentown on Dec. 8

December 2nd, 2014 posted by

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Lou Ramos Center, Allentown

Lehigh Valley soccer players are in for a holiday treat when the Turff Club’s Lou Ramos Soccer Center opens in Allentown on December 8.

The brand new center, located at 1344 North Sherman St., Allentown is a sister facility to Turff Club, just down the road at 1206 North Sherman St., and forms a fantastic new indoor soccer complex in Lehigh Valley.

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Shop Local in Lehigh Valley for Small Business Saturday on November 29

November 26th, 2014 posted by

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Down on Main Street

Well for better or worse, the holiday buying season is upon us. Please check out the Discover Lehigh Valley web site to see our partner’s Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals that offer some pretty good savings for those looking to save a buck or two. Sorry for the shameless plug, but it’s my blog so I can do what I want.

Now onto the “meat” of this blog. Saturday, November 29th is “Small Business Saturday.” This day was founded back in 2010 by American Express as a way to celebrate and support small business across the country, including those wonderful establishments that make their home here in Lehigh Valley.

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Hockey Night in Allentown is really something to See!

November 20th, 2014 posted by

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Not One Bad Seat in the House

I’ll admit that I am not the biggest hockey fan, but I’m also not a bandwagon Johnny come lately, either. I watch the NHL playoffs every year. I don’t have a team, but I really do enjoy the sport. What does this all mean? It means that TV hockey, even if it’s the NHL playoffs, can’t hold a candle to the real thing!

Being there you get to see the line changes, all of the movement and setup for offensive and defensive plays that you don’t see on TV, because the camera is just following the puck. And then there is the noise, when a shot misses the net and hits the plexiglass it’s louder than you’re expecting if you’ve never seen it in person.

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The Best in Lehigh Valley Holiday Light Displays

November 18th, 2014 posted by

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With the holiday season just around the corner, now is the prime time to get out and see some of the spectacular displays throughout Lehigh Valley.

New this year, be sure to make your way to the Lehigh Valley Zoo for their Winter Lights Spectacular. With paid admission, visitors will be able to stroll at their leisure through a winter wonderland of tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights and animated displays. While on your walk, you’ll enjoy holiday music, family-friendly activities, hot cocoa,  and other festive food and beverages.

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