History is worth repeating. Lehigh & Lafayette meet for the 148th Time this weekend

November 15th, 2012 posted by

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Lehigh vs. Lafayette

The rivalry renews this weekend at Fisher Stadium in Easton. Yeah, I said “the” Rivalry, nevermind Harvard v. Yale, you can keep your Ohio State v. Michigan, I’ll grant you some merit to Army v. Navy, but this is “the” Rivalry!

The most played rivalry in all of college football, started in Lehigh Valley on October 25, 1884. Yeah, it’s been around a while.

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It’s almost holiday time Lehigh Valley!

November 8th, 2012 posted by

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Bethlehem Main Street lights

Wow! I just realized that in 15 days Thanksgiving will be here. Even crazier is that in just 16 days one of our local radio stations usually turns to all Christmas music until the holiday has passed. I happen to absolutely love holiday music. It makes me happy.

When I think about it and all the wonderful things Lehigh Valley has going on during this time, I am truly blessed to live and work in a region that has a town known as Christmas City, a.k.a. Bethlehem.

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Historic Moravian Bethlehem Named a National Historic Landmark District

October 18th, 2012 posted by

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Historic Bethlehem Partnership

Historic Moravian Bethlehem has joined a very select group by joining the fewer than 2,500 properties nationwide designated as National Historic Landmark districts. Historic Moravian Bethlehem is now also one of only six in the entire state of Pennsylvania with the accolade.

The designation was announced by U.S. Dept. of the Interior Ken Salazar on Wednesday, October 18.

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Model Trains Exhibit at Merchants Square Mall Brings Out The Child in Visitors

October 18th, 2012 posted by

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Merchants Square Mall

A lot older version of seven-year-old me walked into the Merchants Square Mall at 1901 South 12th St. in Allentown to take a peek at the simply massive new Model Train Exhibit and seven-year-old me walked out with a huge smile.

No matter your age, at some point trains were a fascinating point of many people’s lives. Whether it was the little model train that ran beneath your Christmas tree each year or Thomas the Tank Engine or even The Little Engine that Could, trains hold a special place for many people.

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Celebrating Allentown’s 250th with a Parade AND a Festival! Now what to ‘Fest this weekend?

October 5th, 2012 posted by

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Allentown's Quarter Millennial

There was quite a lot going on in Lehigh Valley last weekend. The grass was a bit greener at Celtic Fest in Bethlehem, Easton was chillin at the Farmers’ Market or at the Porch Party and Allentown was celebrating 250!

I was in Allentown for the Quarter Millennial celebration.

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Get Your Kilts Ready, Celtic Classic Begins Today in Bethlehem

September 28th, 2012 posted by

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If President Theodore Roosevelt attend Celtic Classic, he’d probably have said “Don’t play your bagpipes softly and carry a big shillelagh.” He probably would have looked great rocking a kilt as well.

The 25th edition of Celtic Classic begins today in Bethlehem, PA

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Great Lehigh Valley Hospitality at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem

September 24th, 2012 posted by

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Historic Hotel Bethlehem has Great Hospitality

All last week Discover Lehigh Valley hosted the Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA) Media Marketplace. I personally had a blast showing off Lehigh Valley to this group of travel writers and representatives from other Mid-Atlantic destination marketing organizations. There are so many stories to tell…here is just one.

The participants arrived on Tuesday the 18th which happened to be the worst weather day in a long time. Torrential downpours came in waves all day long. We were even under a tornado watch! One by one our guests checked in, all with harrowing tales of their journeys and happy to have arrived safely at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. Some stayed in the beautiful Hyatt Place around the corner.

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The Top 5 things to do in Lehigh Valley before Summer officially ends

September 4th, 2012 posted by

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Summer's Not Over

It may appear to most, that summer is over. There are no more Friday nights under the lights at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, there will be no more baseball at Coca-Cola Park, school has started, Musikfest and the Great Allentown Fair are in the rear view mirror and the weather for the week is rather wet.

Don’t fret, Lehigh Valley. There is still a little summer left to salvage. Summer’s official end is September 21st and I now submit to you the top 5 things to do in the waning days of summer.

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Networking Luncheon at a Lehigh Valley Historic Site

August 20th, 2012 posted by

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Long Rifle Museum

I recently had the pleasure of attending one of Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Women in Nazareth Networking” luncheons held on the grounds of Jacobsburg Historical Society.

The weather was perfect and the setting itself, the backyard of the John Joseph Henry house, was so peaceful it was tough to go back to work after the program.

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Lehigh Valley’s THE place to be this weekend! Lots of things to do!

August 3rd, 2012 posted by

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Lehigh Valley, Pa = The Place to Be

Queue the music: “It’s the most wonderful time…of the year”. That catchy Christmas tune made famous by Andy Williams then cleverly adapted for a Staples commercial during their back to school season is on the minds of every hotelier in Lehigh Valley this weekend. Why? This is the most popular weekend to stay in the valley!

We are proud hosts to several major events and a slew of ongoing ones. Forget cleaning or laundry this weekend, gather up the friends and family and plan your Lehigh Valley itinerary. There literally is “something for everyone” going on.

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