2013 Lehigh Valley Lunacy Bracket

March 1st, 2013 posted by

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Lehigh Valley Lunacy

Introducing the 2013 Lehigh Valley Lunacy Bracket! It’s pretty simple. There are 64 participants, broken into four regions, Play, Stay, Eat and Events.

It’s March, time to start the Madness Lunacy! Let’s see who’s going to win!

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What’s Open in Lehigh Valley on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day?

December 26th, 2012 posted by

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What's Open on New Year's Eve and Day?

Not everyone rings in the new year or spends New Year’s Day at home. So, for those venturing out to start 2013, we put together a list of Lehigh Valley businesses that will be open on either New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.

If you have any more you’d like to add to the list, please let us know in the comments section below.

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Bethlehem’s Christmas City Village and Its Happy Holiday Huts

December 6th, 2012 posted by

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Bethlehem's Christmas City Village

An older couple is bundled up with their scarves double wrapped around their necks. It’s chilly and brisk as they look at the fanciful knitted animal hats at Girlfriend’s Boutique’s hut. They try them on and laugh for a second before moseying down past more huts, each time stopping to see what’s inside, to say hello, to enjoy their day.

The couple, like many others on this early December morning, are probably Christmas shopping. However, they are doing so at local vendors, at their own pace, and in one of the most beautiful locales possible.

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The Harvest Wine Festival at Bear Creek Mountain Resort Was Divine

October 23rd, 2012 posted by

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Bear Creek Harvest Wine Festival

The sliding glass door on our fifth story room at the slopeslide Hotel at Bear Creek Mountain Resort opened to the mountain, pool and guests enjoying the 2012 Harvest Wine Festival. A few months too soon to watch the skiiers whizzing by, we enjoyed the crisp autumn air breezing in before heading down to the main lodge; and the wine.

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Lehigh Valley Wine Trail Provides the Perfect Backdrop for the Perfect Weekend

October 22nd, 2012 posted by

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Galen Glen on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail

It was Chambourcin weekend on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail this past weekend and what a glorious weekend it was!  We had absolutely no permanent plans other than some minor projects around the house this past weekend, so when I mentioned to my husband it was Chambourcin weekend he was excited! Of course he was out of his favorite Chambourcin wine from Galen Glen Winery.

We seem to be busy every year on this weekend so this was a special treat for us, and on top of it all, it was a beautiful sunny fall day. With our neighbor friends in tow we hopped in the car and took off for Galen Glen winery in Andreas, PA. The leaves were a little past their prime, more orange colors than red in the trees but still a beautiful show of fall leaves. I would have to say Galen Glen is one of our favorite wineries with a wonderful panoramic gorgeous view!

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Outdoor Adventures in Lehigh Valley

September 13th, 2011 posted by

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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

I currently live in Bucks County, so you’d think 5 days a week of commuting up here might be enough, but I find myself venturing up this way pretty much every weekend too. It’s not like I don’t enjoy my area, don’t get me wrong…

But after writing about all the events that are going on in Lehigh Valley, it’s only right to come back up on the weekends and experience them first hand.

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A Lehigh Valley Familiarization (FAM) Tour

May 31st, 2011 posted by

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Vynecrest Winery - Credit Hub Wilson 005

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit several Lehigh Valley attractions on a familiarization tour with a bus full of people who were visiting the region. Everyone aboard the bus is responsible for planning group getaways for their area (Shamokin, Pa.).

The day was very busy, it started with a tour of the Martin Guitar Factory and Museum, followed by Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem and ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. The last stop was Vynecrest Winery and it was the perfect way to end the tour.

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Spring in Lehigh Valley

March 15th, 2011 posted by

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For some people the first sure sign of spring is seeing a robin. For others it’s a patch of crocus peeking through the ground. For me, it’s having friends and family gathered at my house about to embark on our yearly tradition…Lehigh Valley Wine Trail’s March Madness Passport Program.

Friday night I pulled the pile of passports out of the drawer where they had been stored since Thanksgiving, then set out my wine socks, bracelet, earrings and pins. I’ve waited all year for this and I was READY!

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Buy local this weekend in Lehigh Valley

November 19th, 2010 posted by

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The older I get, the more I’ve come to appreciate things that are handmade, especially those items made locally. Whenever I can, I try to buy things from local places as opposed to the chain stores. That’s not to say you won’t see me at the Lehigh Valley Mall or The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley. I love those places too. But I’ve come to value the person behind the product; to meet the lady that bakes the pies, grows the vegetables or makes the homemade soaps.

This Saturday, November 20, is your chance to do the same on “Buy Local Day,” also known as “America Unchained” day. It’s part of a national campaign to get people to consider shopping in their own downtowns from locally owned and operated stores, shops and restaurants. They predict that if all of us would purchase our goods locally for just one day, it would have a considerable impact on local economies all over the country.

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My Thanksgiving tradition (thanks to one Lehigh Valley winery)

November 18th, 2010 posted by

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Sorrenti cherry valley vineyards

Thanksgiving is just a week away, which means I need to get out to Sorrenti’s Cherry Valley Vineyards in Saylorsburg pronto! Let me explain why.

For many years I’d ask my sister Kathy what I should bring for Thanksgiving dinner and she’d always answer “Just yourselves.” Regardless, I’d still try to think of something that would survive the 90-minute drive and be ready to serve…WINE!

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