Summer Concerts

February 19th, 2009 posted by

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The Great Allentown Fair 007

The summer concert announcements are flying fast and furious this time of the year. (I am already sitting on a pile of Bruce Springsteen and Kings of Leon tickets that are worth a down payment on a house.) In Lehigh Valley, The Allentown Fair has started announcing their line up for their end-of-summer bash.

I've been around the fair all my life - I guess you could say I know people there. I've also been working backstage since the ripe old age of 18. That's a lot of shows and fair food. (I'll get back to the food and other fair activities once it gets closer.)  In the past few weeks, the fair has announced three shows: Comedian Jeff Dunham and the original American Idol Kelly Clarkson (both on sale 2/21) and country singer Brad Paisley (on sale 2/28).

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A positive outlook on winter weather in Lehigh Valley

January 31st, 2009 posted by

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Despite being raised in Lehigh Valley, I’m not one of those people who has ever come to love the winter. When I was a kid I did: the sledding, the sliding around and the staying home from school. But as an adult, the winter weather just isn’t fun: the shoveling, the scraping, the cleaning off of the car and the driving in it.

So in an attempt to brighten my outlook on winter, I think I’ll attend next weekend’s 3rd Annual Snowblast Winter Festival in the quaint borough of Emmaus. Created to draw people into its charming downtown, there’s a long laundry list of activities scheduled for February 7 & 8. The things I’d like most to check out include:

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What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

December 13th, 2008 posted by

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First Night Bethlehem

In less than three short weeks it will be time to ring in the New Year. Hard to believe, I know.

One of my favorite ways to do so is at Bethlehem’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration called First Night. I used to volunteer with the non-profit organization that ran it before ArtsQuest took it over last year, so I guess you could say I’ve always worked the event but never really experienced it.

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Going to market!

October 31st, 2008 posted by

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One of my latest passions has become buying local. I like the idea of supporting local people and families with my purchases as opposed to some conglomerate mega-mart.

One way I try to practice what I preach is at local farmers’ markets. Since I live in the Easton area, the market I make it to most often is the Easton Farmers’ Market in Centre Square. It takes place every Saturday morning from 9 a.m – 1 p.m. and runs from spring right through fall. It claims to be the “oldest continuous open-air farmers’ market in the U.S.,” or something like that.

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