7th Annual Organic Apple Festival at the Rodale Institute

September 15th, 2015 posted by

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Get your apple fix

Fall is almost here. We can already feel the nights getting cooler and the days getting shorter.

It’s time to put away our summer shorts and tanks and replace them for sweaters, scarfs and closed toe shoes. As the summer winds down, we’ve got so much to look forward to this fall…..like apple season, or in this case organic apple season.

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Pinnacle Ridge Winery Taste Testing on a Saturday Afternoon

August 19th, 2013 posted by

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It was Saturday afternoon and Dave and I sat watching TV wondering what we should do with ourselves. We were too lazy to go for a walk or ride bikes. We really didn’t want to go shopping either. Then it struck us. We remembered going to the Food & Wine Festival at Sands Bethlehem, and we absolutely fell in love with one of the bubbly “wines” we had from Pinnacle Ridge Winery, a local Lehigh Valley winery.

So, we decided to seize the day and go for a tasting or two, three, four, five or six! It was about 4:30 p.m. and we thought it might be slow since they were only open until 6 p.m. Well, we were wrong. The winery was jamming and we had to fight for a spot at the tasting bars they had.

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A Valentine’s Letter to Lehigh Valley (Top 5 Things to Love)

February 14th, 2013 posted by

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Dear Lehigh Valley,

Happy Valentine’s Day! We love living here and we wanted to share some of our most favorite things about you on this day of romance. So, sit back, relax and we hope you enjoy!

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Japanese Artists Visit Lehigh Valley as Part of “Lollipop: Gutai Influences”

February 13th, 2013 posted by

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Lollipop: Gutai Influences

Three of the women, adorned in dresses made out of newspaper, entered Little Apple Market on N. 7th Street in Allentown. They made their way through the turnstile just inside the door, careful not to rip their newsprint and spotted a rack of coupon pamphlets. They stopped and noticed the paper coupon booklets were pretty much the same material as their dresses. So, they stopped, giggled, looked at each other and took a few copies. You know, in case they needed an emergency hem.

The artists are just a few of 25 Japanese artists taking up residency in Allentown from February 10 to March 2 as part of the international art exchange entitled “Lollipop: Gutai Influences.” The event is being coordinated by the great people at Fuse Art Infrastructure.

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It may be a New Year, but I’m looking Forward to the Same old Same old

January 11th, 2013 posted by

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I can't wait to do these again

Everything old is new again and the “same old, same old” is not humdrum. Sometimes attractions and events that happen each year are the most fun Lehigh Valley things that I want to do again this coming year.

April 4th, 2013 is Opening Day for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Last season, our ‘Pigs fell short of replicating their playoff run of 2011, but they were in the hunt until the very end. Meaningful baseball down the stretch starts with a good April and I’ll be there again to cheer them on.

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Keep Cool this Summer in Lehigh Valley

June 6th, 2012 posted by

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It’s getting to be that time again, as we “welcome” the summer heat here in Lehigh Valley. If you’re anything like me, you’re the type of person that prefers to stay cool and comfortable by any means possible in the sweltering heat.

Here are a few of the ways that I plan on keeping cool this summer season without spending a ton of money.

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Happy Anniversary, Kutztown Folk Festival

July 8th, 2010 posted by

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During a picnic last weekend, my new neighbor’s mom (who was visiting Lehigh Valley from Long Island, NY) mentioned they had recently been to the Kutztown Folk Festival.

This is the 60th anniversary of the Kutztown Folk Festival and in many ways is hasn’t changed much over the years. That’s the allure! You can still see over 200 craftsmen and folk artists demonstrating their skills such as weaving, carving, blacksmithing, chair caning…you name it. Just watching the work that goes into each piece makes me want to buy one of everything!

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Rodale Institute holds its 1st organic apple festival

September 14th, 2009 posted by

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I’m so mad at myself. My goal this past weekend was to check out the 1st Annual Organic Apple Festival at the Rodale Institute farm in Kutztown, Pa. It was going to be held on Saturday with a rain date of Sunday. Well, my weather radar said rain all day, so I thought the event would have taken place on the rain date. I was wrong! I guess the weather in Kutztown was better than it was in Allentown. Bottom line was that I missed it!

Some of the events that were to take place during the festival were pick-your-own organic apples, horse-drawn wagon rides, crafts and games for the kids, farm tours, food, drinks, live music and raffles. They were even going to have one winner get to name an apple variety. The event sounds like it was a ton of fun.

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Things to do in Lehigh Valley: 2009 Summer Edition

June 23rd, 2009 posted by

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If you can believe the weatherman, it will actually feel like summer for the next 10 days here in Lehigh Valley, so it’s time for my Top 5 Favorite Summer Activities in Lehigh Valley.

1. Dutch Springs – Although it’s primarily known as a scuba diving facility (one of the largest fresh-water facilities in the country!), Dutch Springs has a fantastic Aqua Park. There’s so much to talk about regarding Dutch Springs, I’m going to write an entire blog post on it, so stay tuned.

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