Go Behind the Scenes on a Martin Guitar Factory Tour in Nazareth

March 25th, 2015 posted by

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Tour Martin Guitar

By Sarah Mason, Discover Lehigh Valley Intern

There’s something pretty crazy about witnessing a man holding and playing a guitar that cost about as much as your college tuition. Though, this specific guitar is from C.F. Martin & Co and it has a lot of beautiful pearl in it and sounds amazing. It’s beauty almost makes you think that it’s not crazy that it costs about as much as your college tuition.

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Lehigh Valley’s Five Best Chocolate Shops for Valentine’s Day

February 12th, 2015 posted by

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Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is a holiday observed on February 14 each year. The Most commonly observed Valentine’s Day tradition is expressing one’s love with an exchange of cards, flowers, gifts, and chocolates.

As I thought about the tradition of chocolates on Valentine’s Day, it dawned on me how many great local chocolate shops we have right here in Lehigh Valley. Forget about going to the grocery store or pharmacy, check out some the family owned and operated stores waiting for you to come in and try some of their delicious sweets and treats.

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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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Have a Spirited Time at Lehigh Valley’s Historic Inns and Taverns

October 20th, 2014 posted by

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Spring Valley Tavern

By Josh Popichak

We all know the Lehigh Valley’s historic inns, restaurants and pubs can be a great place to enjoy spirits (responsibly, of course), but did you know that more than a few of them are also reportedly home to spirits? Especially at this time of year, the talk at these historic “haunts” is known to turn not just to football, but also to the proverbial “things that go bump in the night.”

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The Best Place in Pennsylvania to Spend August is Lehigh Valley (We have more Festivals and more Fun)

July 24th, 2014 posted by

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August Rocks in Lehigh Valley

August in Lehigh Valley is a very important month. As the dreaded “back to school” starts to be thrown around, there are still magical days and nights that can take place with your friends and family.

Whether it is taking in our history and our roots, feeding our stomach, opening our ears and our eyes, August in Lehigh Valley is about one more month for indulging in a little fun for all of the senses!

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Six Things to Know About the 2014 FIFA World Cup Soccerfest & Viewing Party in Bethlehem

June 11th, 2014 posted by

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World Cup Fever has a cure in Lehigh Valley

Every four years, the world pauses, to watch the beautiful game, together. In England, a country with many football teams, there is only one team, England and the same can be said for Spain, France, Germany and the United States.

This one isn’t for club, this is for country and that means something. Especially, to the 32 countries that qualified, but this isn’t just about 32 countries. It’s about the world, as this is the world’s game, and whether you call it football, futbol or soccer, this is a premier event, so why not watch it at a premier viewing party.

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America On Wheels “Orphan Cars” Exhibit Won’t Be Easily Forgotten

May 15th, 2014 posted by

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Gone But Not Forgotten: Orphan Cars of the 1950′s to Today

America On Wheel’s current exhibit is “Gone But Not Forgotten: Orphan Cards of the 1950’s to Today,” and it is quite the exhibit. This exhibit really does span the era’s of car-making from the 1953 DeSoto Firedome Sedan, to the 1963 R2 Avanti to the 1981 Delorean DMC-12 and many in between.

The term “Orphan Cars” refers to those built by manufacturers that have since stopped production and gone out of business.

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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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Why should you come out to Bethlehem’s 2014 Community Day on April 5th? It’s fun and it’s FREE for kids .

April 4th, 2014 posted by

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Heritage Trail

So, what exactly is Community Day in Bethlehem all about? Historic Bethlehem Sites & Museums is opening their “doors” for the public to be able to explore the heritage of the town. The Heritage Trail is free and kids are free for all activities and entrance to specific sites; there are fees for adults to partake in interior tours of the museums with a starting price of $12 for two sites.

Visitors will be able to partake in a variety of activities throughout the day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Elite Eight Emerge from the 2014 Lehigh Valley Lunacy

March 18th, 2014 posted by

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From 64 down to 8...

This year’s Elite Eight contains:

All four #1 Seeds,
Seven of last year’s Elite Eight and
Two Allentown vs. Bethlehem showdowns.

Who do you have?

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