57 Channels (And Nothin’ On)? Discover Lehigh Valley TV is Helping to Change That

June 10th, 2014 posted by

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DIscover Lehigh Valley TV

With all due respect to Mr. Springsteen, this might have been the case more than 85 years ago when the TV was invented, but we have seen monstrous changes (and many more channels) over the years.

From black and white, four channel sets with rabbit ears to the Ed Sullivan Show, MTV (when they actually played music videos) and even the evolution of all-sports channels (who knew that would take off {sarcasm inserted}).

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7 Great Lehigh Valley Father’s Day Ideas

June 6th, 2014 posted by

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Celebrate dad in Lehigh Valley

Last month, we covered all the way to treat your mom with great Mother’s Day brunches and activities. Now that June is here, it’s time to focus on the dads. If you’re looking for a way to treat dad for Father’s Day, Lehigh Valley has got tons of options.

1. Feeling the need for speed? Head on over to Lehigh Valley Grand Prix to put those driving skills to the test. Suit up and see who can score the fastest time around the track.

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DISHcover Lehigh Valley Youell’s Oyster House … “Lehigh Valley’s Comeback Kid”

May 30th, 2014 posted by

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Youell's Oyster House

In this week’s Foodie Friday, I had the opportunity to chat with Christian Filipos, Proprietor of Youell’s Oyster House in Allentown. Youell’s restaurant has been a longstanding Lehigh Valley tradition for the local community and beyond.

Unfortunately, devastation struck the restaurant on January 22, 2013 when it was destroyed by a fire. The only thing to survive was a bee hive that was housed on the roof of the building for honey-making purposes used in their cooking.

In true comeback fashion, Youell’s returned to its Lehigh Valley location in March of 2014.

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DISHcover Lehigh Valley with Jessica’s Tearoom at the Historic Weaversville Inn

May 9th, 2014 posted by

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Historic Weaversville Inn

Mark Prostko knows what running a restaurant takes. He’s come through the ranks starting at the bottom as “chief bottle washer.” He went to college to get his degree. And, he’s been around the block in a kitchen or two.

When you think tearoom, you probably think of a lacey, frilly atmosphere where tea and scones are served at high noon. Well, that would be correct, at least in one of the dining rooms offered, but this place is so much more than that. From New Zealand Rack of Lamb to Caprese Ravioli and everything in between, this is one restaurant that should not be missed.

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Event of the Weekend: Easton School of Rock Pays Tribute to Neil Young

May 8th, 2014 posted by

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Neil Young’s legendary Unplugged album was literally the first CD I ever owned. That may date me to some and not to others, but, the point is that it was worthy of being an appropriate introduction to the music of my life.

And, this weekend, another set of young people are going to pay their tribute to Neil Young by playing his music during two concerts in Easton. The School of Rock, a local music school for talented youths, will pay tribute to young at  Rivals Sports Bar located at 5 Lehn’s Court at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9 and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 10.

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Mother’s Day Brunches in Lehigh Valley

May 2nd, 2014 posted by

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Many Lehigh Valley restaurants offer great menus.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Don’t have any good gifts in mind? Not feeling very crafty? A Mother’s Day meal is the way to go and Lehigh Valley has numerous options.

Many Lehigh Valley favorites are offerings special menus for the occasion, whether it is for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Check out a list of some of our favorites below. Be sure to make your reservations early, as many are already close to being completely booked.

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Five Lehigh Valley Bars with Awesome Trivia Nights

April 16th, 2014 posted by

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Test your skills with our favorite trivia nights!

One of my favorite activities for a night out with friends is stopping by a local bar for a round of trivia. I drink a lot of Snapples, and all those facts must come in handy at some point, right? Well, usually my skills fall somewhere in the middle.

Gather up a (well-rounded and intelligent) group of friends and gear up for a night of quizzes with some of our favorite local trivia nights!

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Some Pet Friendly Ideas in Lehigh Valley for Spring

April 11th, 2014 posted by

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The winter doldrums are officially over. There, we said it, and we don’t care about jinxes.

However, as much as you want to get out of the house, your pets possibly want to get out even more. They’ve been sitting inside all winter and sometimes braving the cold snow to go outside to do their “business.” It’s time to get them out and about as well!

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Only the Final Four remain in 2014 Lehigh Valley Lunacy

March 23rd, 2014 posted by

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From 64 down to the Final 4

Not surprisingly, 7 of the 8 that made it to the Elite Eight were there last year as well, but the Final Four isn’t the same old, same old.

Only two of last year’s Final Four have made it back, Stay #1 seed Bear Creek Mountain Resort and Eat #1 seed Allentown Brew Works and they are going to face each other this round.

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Your Guide to the Celtic Classic Parade of Shamrocks in Bethlehem

March 14th, 2014 posted by

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Photo by Karen Helgesen Gurnavage

The historic Allentown St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a week away and in its 57th year.

However, before west Allentown is aglow in green and orange, downtown Bethlehem will kick off its fourth year of the Celtic Classic Parade of the Shamrocks down Broad and Main streets.

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