A Mini-Guide to Lehigh Valley Farmer’s Markets

July 8th, 2013 posted by

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Buy Fresh Buy Local is a program that is helping the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area’s find local growers and choose fresh foods from local farmers. With a handful of local farmer’s markets it’s easier than ever to find local, fresh foods right here in the Lehigh Valley.

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It’s cycling time! The World Series of Bicycling returns to T-town. Now with More Family Fun!

June 14th, 2013 posted by

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World Series of Bicycling

Last Friday, I returned, once again, to the Valley Preferred Cycling Center for the Opening Friday Night Race of the World Series of Bicycling. There was something familiar, yet there was a brand new atmosphere.

I have always maintained that Friday Nights at the Velodrome are family fun. Now it’s taken to the next level.

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My special evening at Glasbern … an Inn in the country

April 4th, 2013 posted by

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Glasbern Inn

Special occasions call for special places to celebrate. Last month was one of those times and I was charged with finding the location. The special occasion was my installation as the President of SKAL of Northeast Pennsylvania.

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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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VeloFest 2012 ~ Where Old meets New and Amateur meets Professional

May 15th, 2012 posted by

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VeloFest 2012

On the morning of Cinco de Mayo, I attended VeloFest at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center. It was and most likely will remain the premier cycling flea market on the east coast. And it’s right here on the west side of Lehigh Valley in Trexlertown, Pa.

I showed up 15 minutes before the gates opened and the line was already snaking through the parking lots. There was the smell of someone cooking breakfast on a grill, the smell of bacon is just good. Anyway, there’s no shock at the line or interest, as I mentioned before the premier cycling flea market on the east coast. This is a big deal.

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Velofest Marks the End of Summer for Me

October 4th, 2011 posted by

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From Opening Night 2011

Saturday was the end of my summer. For me, it’s a little later than most. When I attend VeloFest at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, it’s the end of my trips to the Velodrome until next year. In my head, I equate the Velodrome with summer, so when it’s my last visit for the season it’s officially the end of my summer.

VeloFest was packed with people, bikes, food and beer. The rain stayed away, and although it was overcast there were no damp spirits. The crowd was full of both amateurs and professionals shopping in a “tent city” for deals. I, myself, just enjoy looking at the wares and the bikes; some new, some old, all with a story. If it sounds poetic, then so be it.

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Opening Night at the World Series of Bicycling

June 24th, 2011 posted by

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Valley Preferred Cycling Center

It’s a Friday night in Lehigh Valley and one of my favorite summer past times is ready to roll. This past Friday was opening night for the World Series of Bicycling at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center.

This is racing at its best. But before I get to the elite international competition, I should mention that the all-organic concessions are wonderful. My dinner that night was a turkey club wrap, fries and a Coke, which could be a staple of mine there throughout the summer (I do have season tickets).

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The thrill of the race at Valley Preferred Cycling Center

June 8th, 2009 posted by

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Jame Carney courtesy of Anthony Skorochod

I was all set to attend opening night of the Valley Preferred Cycling Center’s (VPCC) race series last Friday when it got rained out. Rescheduled for the next night, I couldn’t go since I had other plans, but my son Jason went.

As with every Race Series event, Jason paid his $5 admission fee and headed for the best seats on the track: standing at the wall, where he can pound on the boards as things start heating up.

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I resolve to buy local!

January 2nd, 2009 posted by

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Allentown Fairgrounds Farmer's Market 4

Now I’m not someone who usually makes New Year’s resolutions since I know I can’t possibly stick to them. It’s just not the way I’m made. But this year I think there is one resolution I am going to try to stick to whenever possible, and that’s to buy local.

Now don’t get me wrong – I love malls and chain restaurants just as much as the next person. But as I get older I’ve come to respect and appreciate the “little man” (as country singer Alan Jackson would call him) who, despite the tremendous investment of both money and time, decides to open up a business of his own.

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