2013 Lehigh Valley Lunacy: Elite Eight

March 18th, 2013 posted by

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Elite Eight

We’re down to the Elite Eight,  there are plenty of top seeds left but only one underdog remains dancing in Lehigh Valley Lunacy, which began March 1st.

As we get down to the end of the tournament, voting for the rounds won’t last as long, so spread the word!

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2013 Lehigh Valley Lunacy: The Sweet Sixteen

March 13th, 2013 posted by

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Sweet Sixteen

We’re officially down to the Sweet Sixteen, with upsets and close calls, there are plenty of favorites and underdogs left dancing in Lehigh Valley Lunacy.

The Second Round Recap:

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2013 Lehigh Valley Lunacy: The Second Round

March 7th, 2013 posted by

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Round Two

Lehigh Valley Lunacy continues. It’s pretty simple. There remain 32 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 continue on!

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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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Roaring 20s Come to Life at “Fabulous Flappers” Allentown Art Museum Exhibit

February 28th, 2013 posted by

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Fabulous Flappers

Did you ever think about what era you’d like to live in if not the present? For me I think it’s the Roaring Twenties. I love Jazz music as well as the Art Deco designs found in buildings, lamps and accessories of the time. If I were in my twenties back then I definitely would have been considered a “Flapper”.

That’s why I was excited to attend the opening party of “Fabulous Flappers” at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley earlier this month. I was never exactly sure where the term “Flapper” came from but figured it had to do with the dresses they wore. I was close. According to information I picked up at the exhibit, the article of clothing that flapped was unbuckled galoshes the non-conforming free spirits of the day sported. It was a way to defy convention, like when kids wore overalls with one strap unhooked in the 90s. (You know who you are)

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The George Wolf Historical Society in Bath is a Lehigh Valley Historical Gem

January 14th, 2013 posted by

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The George Wolf Historical Society in Bath

We all know Lehigh Valley is steeped in history, what with the Moravians in Bethlehem and Nazareth (in no particular order) the Liberty Bell being stored in Allentown, and the first reading of the Declaration of Independence in Easton but there is a lot more history all throughout the valley. Lucky for us dedicated volunteers spend countless hours to preserve the stories and buildings for future generations.

Case in point: The George Wolf Historical Society in Bath. I was aware they existed but hadn’t actually gone to any of their events until recently. As is often the case it was our friend, Al Rauber, who moved to the valley that suggested we attend a talk he was giving there on his investigations of the Lizzie Borden home.

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What Would Be the Best Lehigh Valley Mascot?

December 14th, 2012 posted by

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Lehigh Valley Mascots

Lehigh Valley has some adorable mascots already.

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs have Ferrous and Fefe.

JustBorn has Mike and Ike and a bunch of PEEPS.

Yocco’s has the Hot Dog King.

Bear Creek Mountain Resort has their big fuzzy bear.

And, now the Lehigh Valley Phantoms ice hockey team has Dax, a fun looking beaver.

But, what about Lehigh Valley at large? What would be an appropriate, or even just the most fun, mascot that could encapsulate the whole area?

We’re not 100 percent sure, but we did come up with a few, let us know your thoughts.

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Quirky Christmas Shopping at the Indimade Craft Market in Allentown

December 14th, 2012 posted by

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patti bags notepad

I have to admit…I envy people who shop for Christmas presents all year long, especially those boasting about having everything wrapped as they sit down for Thanksgiving dinner. (You know who you are!) Do they even remember what they bought or are they as surprised as the person getting the gift when it comes time for opening?

This year I did get an early start, December 1st to be exact. My friend Donna (new to Lehigh Valley) and I made it a girl’s day out and headed to the indimade craft market held at the Starlite Ballroom in Allentown. This was my first time attending but they’ve been holding this event for five years. I’ll definitely make sure to go again. This isn’t your “old people sitting in a nursing home knitting sweaters with three arms” kind of craft fair. The vendors all had really cool merchandise, funky re-purposed gift items and, of course, displays of very clever works of art where all you can do is say “why didn’t I think of that?”

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2012 Olympus InVision Photo Festival Winners Announced by Artsquest

December 11th, 2012 posted by

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1st Place- Stephan Schein- Kutztown University - PA

1st Place- Stephan Schein- Kutztown University - PA

Lehigh Valley Photography month shuttered to a close and Artsquest has released the winners in this year’s Olympus InVision Photo Festival.

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Celebrating Allentown’s 250th with a Parade AND a Festival! Now what to ‘Fest this weekend?

October 5th, 2012 posted by

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Allentown's Quarter Millennial

There was quite a lot going on in Lehigh Valley last weekend. The grass was a bit greener at Celtic Fest in Bethlehem, Easton was chillin at the Farmers’ Market or at the Porch Party and Allentown was celebrating 250!

I was in Allentown for the Quarter Millennial celebration.

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