Who is Mary Lambert and Why Should You See Her at SteelStacks on March 30?

March 22nd, 2015 posted by

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Who is Mary Lambert and why should you care?

Mary Lambert is playing at the Musikfest Cafe at SteelStacks in Bethlehem on March 30 and you may not know about it. Why? Because she’s “relevant.”

Let’s be honest. Some current complaints about popular Lehigh Valley music venues (even if they are bringing in some incredible acts, like Hall & Oates and Marilyn Manson, on a regular basis) are that the artists booked there may not be “relevant.”

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Blast Furnace Blues Burns into Bethlehem’s SteelStacks

March 19th, 2015 posted by

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Blast Furnace Blues in Bethlehem

The Blast Furnace Blues Festival, sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield is once again coming to ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks March 27 through the 29. The three day festival will feature performances by two-time GRAMMY nominee Shemekia Copeland, multiple Blues Music Award and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year winner Tommy Castro, the Heritage Blues Orchestra and John Németh & the Bo-Keys.

The Blast Furnace Blues festival offers a unique opportunity to see over 20-plus national and local blues artists.

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Flint Hill Farm Educational Center is Perfect for a Family Getaway on the Farm

March 17th, 2015 posted by

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Flint Hill Farm

Just after the last snowfall of the 2015 winter season, and just before it quickly melted away with warmer temperatures, we visited Flint Hill Farm Educational Center on Flint Hill Road in Coopersburg.

Flint Hill Farm is a preserved farm located on a 28-acres in Lehigh County, PA. The farm dates back to about 1850. It was the home to farmer families Cicon and Hassick until Kathleen Fields purchased it in 1997. The working farm offers 6 acres of wooded paths, 20 acres of pastures for our sheep, goats, and cows and assorted gardens planted with herbs, flowers and vegetables.

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Take a Tour of Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton, PA

February 24th, 2015 posted by

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Go Tour Weyerbacher Brewing Company in Easton!

Sure, you’ve had plenty of Weyerbacher beers over the years.

There’s my favorite, the complexly flavored Merry Monks There’s Verboten, the 5.9% ABV, is a Belgian-style Pale Ale with an American twist. There’s the seasonally awesome Imperial Pumpkin Ale and… well, let’s just say that there are a ton of Weyerbacher beers.

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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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Find Out What Makes Lehigh Valley’s Arts and Culture Scene Flourish

February 10th, 2015 posted by

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Arts & culture in Lehigh Valley provide something for everyone.

To get a dose of culture, you don’t have to travel to New York City. We’re lucky to have some of the region’s most outstanding arts & cultural venues right here in our own backyard.

Whether you’re looking for theatre, dance, film, visual, or beyond, you’re certain to find a place that focuses on your interests.

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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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The 108th Bethlehem Bach Festival Returns in May

January 29th, 2015 posted by

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Bach Choir of Bethlehem

Like most people, I enjoy a wide variety of musical genres. I listen to the big band and swing legends of my parent’s youth, the great crooners in the Sinatra era, as well as old punk, funk, jazz, blues and the top 40 hits of today. Actually, I think the only music I never adopted was country.

Here in Lehigh Valley, we have plenty of great music venues to satisfy whatever live music you’re into. There’s the year round stages at SteelStacks, Miller Symphony Hall, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Godfrey Daniels Music Listing Room and annual musical events such as Musikfest and The Great Allentown Fair, to name a few.

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Discover Lehigh Valley’s 2015 Official Visitors Guide is Jam-Packed With Fun Adventures

January 13th, 2015 posted by

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The Official 2015 Visitors Guide is Here

What has 68 pages, is full color, and read all over?

That would be Discover Lehigh Valley’s Official Visitors Guide! It’s a fact. Last year people from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Alberta and Ontario Canada, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Finland, India, and many other countries requested a guide be mailed to them.

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Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Lehigh Valley (As Recommended by a Nine-Year-Old)

January 6th, 2015 posted by

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A Hungry Nine-Year-Old

“Mom, Dad, I’m hungry.” This phrase is common place in our household, especially with a son that seems to always have his head in the refrigerator. If your house is like ours, we are often in need of a cooking break (more my wife than me) so the next question is, where should we go?” Our son, Noah, is as picky as they come when it comes to eating out.

So, I interviewed one hungry nine-year-old and here are his recommendations. I had to take some liberties and make some modifications, but all-in-all, this is his list. I hope it helps those in need with finding some new, and perhaps some old, eating establishments that are definitely kid-friendly.

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