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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The 108th Bethlehem Bach Festival Returns in May

January 29th, 2015 posted by

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Bach Choir of Bethlehem

Like most people, I enjoy a wide variety of musical genres. I listen to the big band and swing legends of my parent’s youth, the great crooners in the Sinatra era, as well as old punk, funk, jazz, blues and the top 40 hits of today. Actually, I think the only music I never adopted was country.

Here in Lehigh Valley, we have plenty of great music venues to satisfy whatever live music you’re into. There’s the year round stages at SteelStacks, Miller Symphony Hall, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Godfrey Daniels Music Listing Room and annual musical events such as Musikfest and The Great Allentown Fair, to name a few.

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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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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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Why You Should Go to the Christmas City Follies in Bethlehem this Holiday Season

November 14th, 2014 posted by

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Come to the Christmas City Follies!

Sure, we’ve all seen a performance of  “A Christmas Carol” and we’ve all seen “It’s a Wonderful Life” on TV and you bet someone in your house still owns a copy of “Jon Denver and The Muppets: A Christmas Together.” But, if you haven’t seen Touchstone Theatre’s “Christmas City Follies,” you haven’t seen it all.

The high-spirited, homegrown, vaudevillian variety show celebrates the Christmas season in the Christmas City in a way you probably haven’t seen before. Pirates have made an appearance, as have weird robot aliens, and a few elves that maybe have drank a few too many cups of eggnog. It’s a fun Christmas party and you and yours are more than welcome to come join in on the fun!

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7 Things To Do at The Great Allentown Comic Con This Weekend

November 13th, 2014 posted by

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Don't Keep The Joker waiting...

The Great Allentown Comic Con returns to Merchants Square Mall this weekend November 15th and 16th.

Show runs from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

For the first time attendee or a con regular, here is a list of seven things to do at the con this weekend.

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Five Downtown Easton Shops to Visit This Holiday Season

November 11th, 2014 posted by

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The time is fast approaching when we start thinking about holiday gifts and what we can possibly get dear Aunt Martha this year… the woman who complains about every gift she receives!

For most, holiday shopping comes in the combination of online orders, malls, and local stores. In today’s world, we all lead such busy lives so it’s understandable that online purchases must be made. I’ve always been a huge supporter of our local businesses and try to make a purchase from a local store when I can. It’s even better when a local business has an online site to shop on.

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Nine Lehigh Valley Holiday Activities To Try This Season

November 7th, 2014 posted by

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Festive Carriage Rides

With Thanksgiving on the horizon, Christmas will be here before you can finish your pumpkin latte. I figured why not take the time to share some of the great holiday happenings Lehigh Valley has to offer?

1. Let’s start in Bethlehem since it’s affectionately known as “Christmas City.” Since 1993 ArtsQuest has held Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem®, recognized by Travel and Leisure Magazine as one of the top holiday markets in the world there is no slowing down in sight for this yearly festival.

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Nine Reasons Why Lehigh Valley is a Great Place to Work, Live, and Visit

October 28th, 2014 posted by

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Lehigh Valley's right there!

The Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania is steeped in history yet has quickly become an area known for its nightlife, entertainment, arts, and outdoor activities.

Highlighted by its three cities, Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, Lehigh Valley is one of the fastest growing areas in the state and only 90 minutes from New York City and an hour from Philadelphia.

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