5 Great Places to Enjoy Al Fresco Dining in Lehigh Valley

July 8th, 2015 posted by

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Take your next meal outdoors!

No one wants to spend these beautiful summer days inside, so get your daily amount of vitamin D and dine outside, or as I like to say when I’m feeling fancy, dine al fresco. From ice cream, to Italian-inspired dinners, to cocktails, and more. Check out my favorite places to enjoy outdoor dining in the Lehigh Valley!

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Looking to explore the art, culture, and history of Northampton County?  The Sigal Museum has it all!

July 2nd, 2015 posted by

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The Abel Opera House, Sigal Bridal Gallery, and the Sigal Museum all have one very big thing in common: their location. The Abel Opera House and Sigal Bridal Gallery evolved to what is now the historic downtown Easton’s Sigal Museum. I say “evolved” as the museum still pays homage to these previous tenants in many ways through their exhibits. Opening in the summer of 2010, the Sigal Museum is a gem in the historic downtown, flying a bright red banner reading “History Here” on its exterior. The museum is a mere block from the Easton Farmers’ Market, and a must-see if you are in the area! There is something in this museum for everyone – adults and children alike.

The sign says it all.

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Hoover Mason Trestle Gives An Up-Close Look at the Blast Furnaces of Bethlehem Steel

June 30th, 2015 posted by

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View the blast furnaces from a uniquer perspective.

On your next visit to Bethlehem, be sure to leave some time to visit the brand new Hoover Mason Trestle (HMT).

Located at along the base of the blast furnaces at SteelStacks, this elevate parkway allows guests to get a view of the former Bethlehem Steel plant as its never been seen before.

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Come Cool off at Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley.

June 25th, 2015 posted by

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Iceland

Enjoy the heat … somewhere it’s minus 3 degrees today. Summer has officially begun, and temperatures in Lehigh Valley will top 90-degrees this week, but tomorrow there’s an 80-percent chance of three inches of the white stuff falling in the aptly named Snow Hill, Antarctica. Can you stand the stifling humidity just a little more now?

Whether you like your day’s the-hotter-the-better, or are already grumbling about having to leave the office at lunchtime, the staff at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley has a suggestion, cool out!

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School’s Out for Summer in Lehigh Valley! What now? We have some suggestions.

June 18th, 2015 posted by

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No more teachers, no more books

The kids have put away their pencils and books for the summer months, so now it’s time to find some fun!

Of course, there’s Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. Always providing a day of fun, these two parks come at the price of one! And if you’re traveling to the area, be sure to check out our savings packages at DorneyDeals.com. Each overnight package includes discounted park admission tickets in the rate.

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What started back when the city of Easton was founded? Easton Farmers’ Market

June 16th, 2015 posted by

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Let the shopping begin!

Lehigh Valley is home to a lot of history, from historic downtown Bethlehem and the SteelStacks™ complex, to the Liberty Bell Museum in Allentown, and the 1740 Whitfield House in Nazareth, history sure is plentiful in the region.

But, did you know Easton is home to the oldest continuous running open air market in the Unites States. Yes, the Easton Farmers’ Market started way back in 1752, the year of the city’s founding.

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Heading to Pocono Raceway this Weekend? Why Not Stay in Lehigh Valley for Some Added Excitement.

June 2nd, 2015 posted by

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Start your engines!

This weekend the NASCAR world converges on Long Pond, PA, as the stars of the Sprint Cup Series race “The Tricky Triangle” in the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400.

This fast and furious weekend of racing is almost here.

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‘William Baziotes: Surrealist Watercolors’ Exhibit Now Open at Allentown Art Museum of The Lehigh Valley

May 19th, 2015 posted by

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Howling Creature, 1936-39, gouache and watercolor. © Estate of William Baziotes

Many of the late William Baziotes’ artwork was inspired by his love of poetry and ancient art. His interpretations of these mediums toward canvas resulted in some of the most exciting, engaging, and beautiful surrealist watercolor work of his time.

The Pittsburgh-born artist’s work, who lived from 1912 to 1963, will be on display at The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley through August 23, 2015. in the Payne Hurd Gallery.

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There’s a Lot To Going on in Lehigh Valley on Memorial Day

May 14th, 2015 posted by

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Memorial Day Weekend in Lehigh Valley

Memorial Day is a time to gather together with friends and celebrate a federal holiday, which many enjoy as a three-day weekend. It also happens to be the unofficial start of summer in Lehigh Valley. But let us not forget that it is also a time to remember those who gave their lives while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

What follows are some suggestions for what to do during your Memorial Day weekend, even if it’s only of the regular two-day variety.

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What Makes Summer Concerts at the Levitt Pavilion in Bethlehem Special?

May 12th, 2015 posted by

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Levitt with Stacks (photo credit Frank Smith)

A few years back, Staples office supply stores used the famous holiday song clip “…it’s the most wonderful time of the year…” promoting back to school season. I thought that was a clever marketing ploy, but it’s just how I feel this time every year.

Why, you might ask? It is the start of free outdoor concert season in Lehigh Valley! Once again I can throw my long retired soccer mom chair in the trunk and head on over to live performances at the Levitt Pavilion on the SteelStacks campus in Bethlehem.

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