Winter in Lehigh Valley

February 4th, 2011 posted by

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2008 Emmaus SnowBlast Winter Festival - ice carving

Let’s face it, this winter in Lehigh Valley has been perfect for Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Blue Mountain Ski Area and for those with plow attachments on their pickup trucks. Unfortunately, I don’t ski, and my little convertible can barely make it out of my ice covered driveway. I officially have cabin fever.

Luckily there are plenty of local indoor attractions to keep even the most active families busy. Lehigh Valley Grand Prix and Lehigh Valley Laser Tag are perfect examples. I wish they were around when my son was a “tween”.

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Great offers in Lehigh Valley for a great cause

January 27th, 2011 posted by

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If you have been paying attention to my blog posts, you can tell that my wife and I love experiencing restaurants in Lehigh Valley.  I recently came across a fantastic offer that I couldn’t pass up.

The Dream Come True charity is selling a Restaurant of the Month Calendar for $50. Each month the calendar offers a Buy One Entrée, Get One Free offer at a selected Lehigh Valley restaurant.  Participating restaurants include:

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My first skiing experience in Lehigh Valley, PA

January 13th, 2011 posted by

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Lehigh Valley is covered in snow, which reminds me of the first time I tried skiing. I was in 7th grade when I signed up to go on a ski trip with my church youth group to Bear Creek Mountain Resort (although back then it was called Doe Mountain). As we pulled up to the base of the mountain, which was brightly lit in the night sky, I was in awe  – although now, with all the terrain parks, halfpipe and massive slope-side resort, it’s even more impressive.

After figuring out how to get those rental boots on, I walked out to the man-made-snow-covered mountain holding my rental skis and polls pointing in all directions. I was wearing jeans, my winter coat, some gloves and an ear-warmer. Looking back, I realize I must’ve looked completely clueless. But, wait, it gets better!

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Tap & Table Gastro Pub brings old world to Lehigh Valley

October 26th, 2010 posted by

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Tap & Table

My girlfriend, Jeanne and I traveled back in time last Friday night. We are always looking for new experiences and we found one from another world last week. Jeanne and I ventured to Tap & Table in Emmaus. I have been hearing all kinds of good things about this Gastro Pub and we were finally able to find our way there.

We walked in and decided to sit at the bar area. The place is very small, one room with a bar and some tables. There are a few high top tables and some lower tables with wooden benches that are kind of set up in a family style setting. There were a few red lights in the ceiling, but other than that, the entire place is lighted by candles. Yes, candles in the chandeliers, by the windows, on the tables, everywhere. It was really old-world charming! There wasn’t even one TV in the place.

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Insider thoughts (and tips) on Lehigh Valley’s Das Awkscht Fescht

August 6th, 2010 posted by

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Das Awkscht Fescht

Lehigh Valley is well known for its automotive tradition. This weekend that tradition is at its peak with Das Awkscht Fescht (starting today and running through Sunday).

I am far from being a ‘gearhead’, but this antique auto show is amazing. Nearly 3,000 cars will make their way to Macungie Memorial Park for all or part of the weekend. (Saturday and Sunday, in my opinion, are the best days.)

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New in Lehigh Valley: The Burgery Company

April 26th, 2010 posted by

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The burgery company

Saturday was a beautiful spring day in Lehigh Valley, so it was a good day to take care of some of the outdoor work that my wife, Sybil, has effectively “delegated” to me during the 36 years of our marriage. After six hours of edging, weeding and mulching the flower beds and cutting grass, Sybil offered to buy dinner.

We had been wanting to try a new place, The Burgery, on Chestnut Street in Emmaus. It’s owned by the Billera family (owners of Grille 3501 in Allentown) and has a sports theme.

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First time on skis: a true story

February 26th, 2010 posted by

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Rope tow

Lehigh Valley is covered in snow, which reminds me of the first time I tried skiing. I was in 7th grade when I signed up to go on a ski trip with my church youth group to Bear Creek Mountain Resort (although back then it was called Doe Mountain). As we pulled up to the base of the mountain, which was brightly lit in the night sky, I was in awe  – although now, with all the terrain parks, halfpipe and massive slope-side resort, it’s even more impressive!

After figuring out how to get those rental boots on, I walked out to the man-made-snow-covered mountain holding my pair of rental skis and polls pointing in all directions. I was wearing jeans, my winter coat, some gloves and an ear-warmer. Looking back, I realize I must’ve looked completely clueless! But, wait, it gets better!

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Date night at Emmaus’ SnowBlast Winter Festival

February 10th, 2010 posted by

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Ice sculpter from snowblast winter festival

My husband and I decided to make Friday night our evening out because of the impending snowstorm predicted for Saturday, so we decided to see what the 4th Annual SnowBlast Winter Festival in Emmaus had to offer.

(The SnowBlast Winter Festival is sponsored by the Emmaus Arts Commission, a premier arts organization that hosts other fun events, such as Art in the Garden which takes place in summer and a Student Film Festival in the fall.)

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Hot spots for shooting pool in Lehigh Valley

January 5th, 2010 posted by

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If money weren’t an issue (meaning, if I didn’t have to work), I’d spend my days writing New York Times bestsellers and my nights shooting pool around Lehigh Valley.

I love to play pool. In November, a coworker and I went to Indy for a conference and, of course, we had to find a place where we could shoot pool. That made me think, wouldn’t a list of places to shoot pool in Lehigh Valley be a fantastic resource for visitors and locals alike? So here are some of the places I’ve played at in the past six months:

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Top 5 Bake Shops in Lehigh Valley – Yum!

December 21st, 2009 posted by

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Lehigh Valley had the ultimate visitor a couple of weeks ago: President Obama! One of his stops while he was in town was to Egypt Star Bakery. Well, that really got me thinking about all the delicious bakeries there are in this region. Don’t get me wrong, Egypt Star is awesome (their bread is killer!) and makes my Top 5 Lehigh Valley Bakeries, but there are so many others as well.

Here’s the rest of my Top 5 Favorite Lehigh Valley Bakeries in no particular order:

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