Koziar’s Christmas Village Lights Up The Sky & Your Hearts

October 14th, 2015 posted by

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Here Come The Holidays

With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, sometimes it’s easy to forget about what they really are all about. For me, the holidays have always been about my family gathering together, eating to our heart’s content, and sharing stories about our daily lives.

Each year I do try to carve out some time during the lead up to the big event’s and spend it with my immediate family by creating experiences at some of the local attractions.

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The 2015 Edition of What is Open in Lehigh Valley on Thanksgiving?

October 8th, 2015 posted by

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What's Open?

It’s never too early to start planning for Thanksgiving.

And considering the number of searches for “What’s open on Thanksgiving” that start in early October, it’s time for us to help you with your options.

Some of those plans are invariably about shopping, but there are plenty of other things to do and you don’t have to be a gourmet chef to enjoy a good Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving either. You can visit a restaurant with a chef, who will do all the cooking and cleanup for you!

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St. Patrick’s Day “LEAP”rechauns into Lehigh Valley (EVENTS!)

March 10th, 2015 posted by

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St. Patrick's Day Activities in Lehigh Valley!

St. Patrick’s Day is usually the time of year in Lehigh Valley where a glint of spring begins to shine down on the streets that just a few weeks ago were feet deep in snow. It’s the first time in the new year focused on getting outside and celebrating with friends and family without the protective gear you’d see on at Ski Blue Mountain.

Thankfully, Lehigh Valley is home to not one, but two great St. Patrick’s Day city celebrations in for the form of the 58th Allentown St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the 5th Celtic Classic Parade of the Shamrocks in downtown Bethlehem. If you’re like us, you’re going to attend both, but if you have to decide, we’ll give you a breakdown on both as well as a few other events going on throughout the area.

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What’s Going on in Lehigh Valley in 2015? Here’s a Month-by-Month Preview

January 1st, 2015 posted by

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Fill Up Your Lehigh Valley Calendar

A New Year is upon us and it’s time to look forward to Lehigh Valley fun in the upcoming year.

January, the beginning of the calendar year, isn’t always about beginnings as it is usually the middle of winter and a great time to hit the slopes on one or both ski areas in Lehigh Valley: Bear Creek and Blue Mountain.

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Top 10 Holiday Songs & Some Last Minute Lehigh Valley Shopping

December 23rd, 2014 posted by

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Santa Rocks!

I can’t believe Christmas Eve is just a night away. For all of us men out there, we better get started with our shopping.

If you’re looking for a few great places for the ladies in your life (like me) stop by Apricot Lane and Athleta in The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, Sophistikate on Main St. in Bethlehem, or Twice Chic Boutique in downtown Easton. These are a few of my favorite places that always seem to have that great item for the desperate last minute shopper.

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See 17 Christmas Trees From Around The World in Bethlehem, Pa.

December 19th, 2014 posted by

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Christmas Trees at Comfort Suites Bethlehem

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree. Oh 17 Christmas Trees? That is exactly what you’ll find in the lobby of the Comfort Suites in Bethlehem, Pa. That’s right. The South Bethlehem Historical Society takes control of the hotel’s lobby each year since 1992 and decorates 17 trees, each done as authentic as possible, from different countries.

It is absolutely stunning to see the different styles and items that are used around the world. Each tree has a poster that sits in front of it, describing what Christmas traditions are like in each country. There is also a map for those of us that are geographically challenged.

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‘What are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s Eve?’

December 16th, 2014 posted by

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Ring in the New Year in Lehigh Valley

The days of 2014 are fast dwindling down to zero as 2015 approaches. Some of you are looking forward to the new year and others aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to 2014.

No matter the camp you fall into, there is no stopping time, we can’t make 2014 go on forever and we can’t make 2015 come any sooner. So, spend it with family, spend it having fun, spend it like you want to.

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Lehigh Valley’s Ten Best Top 10 Food Lists (So Far)

December 4th, 2014 posted by

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Food for Thought

Let’s be honest, from Thanksgiving through New Years and every day in between, there are parties and get togethers for families, friends and businesses, and they all revolve around food.

There are also lists for gifts and groceries and things to fix before the family comes by. I’m going to give you some of the most popular food lists we’ve ever written all in one place, because it seems like a great idea.

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Shop Local in Lehigh Valley for Small Business Saturday on November 29

November 26th, 2014 posted by

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Down on Main Street

Well for better or worse, the holiday buying season is upon us. Please check out the Discover Lehigh Valley web site to see our partner’s Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals that offer some pretty good savings for those looking to save a buck or two. Sorry for the shameless plug, but it’s my blog so I can do what I want.

Now onto the “meat” of this blog. Saturday, November 29th is “Small Business Saturday.” This day was founded back in 2010 by American Express as a way to celebrate and support small business across the country, including those wonderful establishments that make their home here in Lehigh Valley.

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Some of Our Lehigh Valley Holiday Traditions. What Are Yours?

November 25th, 2014 posted by

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Do you hide a Christmas pickle?

Traditions. The holiday season is packed full of them. When I was child, I remember every Christmas Eve my good friend’s father would take us for a walk to see the lights in our neighborhood. It would help pass the time before we went to bed, eagerly anticipating the big man’s arrival (no not Clarence Clemons for you Springsteen enthusiasts), but good old Santa Claus.

I also remember visiting a dear friend that has since passed, the Friday after Christmas, for most of my childhood and early adult life. She always had presents for me as a child, and as I grew older, she still did. But what she didn’t realize was the conversation, and the wisdom she shared with me was the greatest gift. I still love and miss you. Betty.

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