9 Things We Learned from the 2015 Lehigh Valley IronPigs

September 9th, 2015 posted by

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The Sun Has Set On Another Season

Nine is a magical number in baseball… Nine innings, nine players, it’s a solid baseball number.

And here we are at the end of another Lehigh Valley IronPigs season.

What did we learn? We learned these nine things.

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Harvest Weekend along the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail

September 1st, 2015 posted by

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The winery owners of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail’s nine member wineries are often asked when is a good time to explore the trail. And while it’s true that any time of the year is great for visiting, special events make the trip along the trail even more fun because there’s more to see and do.

The Wine Trail’s next event is the annual Harvest Weekend – The Butcher, The Baker, & The Winemaker on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. It takes place in the midst of harvest season, when the vineyards are busy with workers removing the mature grape clusters from the vines, which are then crushed to remove their juice.  The juice is then processed and placed into wood barrels or stainless steel tanks for fermenting.

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Lehigh Valley Gems Hidden in Plain Sight

August 4th, 2015 posted by

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Welcome to the South Side!

As Henry David Thoreau stated, “This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”

Lehigh Valley is a testament to this. It is brimming with talent that overflows from the confines of art studios and into the streets, adding color and intrigue to everyday objects. Here’s a list of some fun outdoor artwork to check out.

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Top 5 Most Thrilling Water Slides at Wildwater Kingdom

July 30th, 2015 posted by

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Pick Your Slide

Warning: this post is for daredevils only.

With 28 slides, Dorney Park’s Wildwater Kingdom has a lot to offer. A Dorney Park ticket includes entrance to Wildwater Kingdom. It really is hard to pick which slides are the best because it’s a water park – the perfect place to cool down on a hot summer day. And we all know the days are getting sweltering hot as we start the month of August.

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Top Five Places to Grab a Scoop of Ice Cream in Lehigh Valley

July 19th, 2015 posted by

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We all scream for ice cream!

Sunday, July 19 marks what is sure to be one of the hottest days of the summer. Here in Lehigh Valley, there are plenty of ways for you to cool off when the mercury rises.

But sometimes, all you need is a delicious ice cream cone to help cool you off. And it just so happens that today is National Ice Cream Day! We’ve highlighted a few of our favorite spots to grab a scoop- and there’s a slight chance that we’ll be visiting all five today….

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5 Great Places to Enjoy Al Fresco Dining in Lehigh Valley

July 8th, 2015 posted by

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Take your next meal outdoors!

No one wants to spend these beautiful summer days inside, so get your daily amount of vitamin D and dine outside, or as I like to say when I’m feeling fancy, dine al fresco. From ice cream, to Italian-inspired dinners, to cocktails, and more. Check out my favorite places to enjoy outdoor dining in the Lehigh Valley!

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Experience all that the Kutztown Folk Festival has to Offer

June 23rd, 2015 posted by

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Hey Now Do the Dutch

The 66th Annual Kutztown Folk Festival is almost upon us.

It’s nine days of celebrating Pennsylvania Dutch culture with crafts, entertainment and, of course, food. And it also happens to be America’s Oldest Folklife Festival!

In honor of the 66th year of this Lehigh Valley tradition, here are the six sections of the Festival you have to experience for yourself.

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The Top Five Tips For Enjoying the 2015 Season at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

April 28th, 2015 posted by

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Celebrate Summer at Dorney Park

Those of us that live in the Northeast know that it has been a brutal winter and we would do anything to skip over spring and go right to summer. Sure, we’ve had signs that warmer weather is coming with one “warmish” day here or there, and then we’d be right back to cold temps. The poor flowers don’t know which end is up, and I’m sure all the parents out there are going stir crazy trying to find new indoor activities to keep their kids at bay.

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The Best Mac & Cheese in Lehigh Valley: Part Two

April 7th, 2015 posted by

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Lehigh Valley mac and cheese, if you please!

You might remember that a while back, we named my Top Five Mac & Cheese dishes in Lehigh Valley. Apparently, you all love mac & cheese almost as much as I do (but not quite). The comments on both the blog and social media were loaded with recommendations of places that I had missed, all of which I took note of.

With so many new restaurants popping up around Lehigh Valley, we decided that it was time to do a reboot of the list, featuring restaurants that have amazing dishes, but either weren’t around or I hadn’t been to when the first edition of the list was published.

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Local Foodie Favorites: Discover Lehigh Valley’s Staff Dishes on Favorites

January 22nd, 2015 posted by

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What we're eating!

Looking for some great Lehigh Valley restaurant suggestions? We’ve got you covered! The 12-person staff at Discover Lehigh Valley has a wide culinary palate for anything from fine dining and pub fare to sweets and treats.

I’ve taken the liberty to corral the team and have them tell me what their favorites are and why you should go devour them … immediately!

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