What started back when the city of Easton was founded? Easton Farmers’ Market

June 16th, 2015 posted by

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Let the shopping begin!

Lehigh Valley is home to a lot of history, from historic downtown Bethlehem and the SteelStacks™ complex, to the Liberty Bell Museum in Allentown, and the 1740 Whitfield House in Nazareth, history sure is plentiful in the region.

But, did you know Easton is home to the oldest continuous running open air market in the Unites States. Yes, the Easton Farmers’ Market started way back in 1752, the year of the city’s founding.

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41st Annual Boutique at the Rink Sale

May 27th, 2015 posted by

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Fighting Cancer with Style

If you’re looking for some fabulous bargains on clothing, housewares, toys and more, then don’t miss the opportunity to shop at the 41st Annual Boutique at the Rink, May 26 – 30 at Bethlehem Municipal Ice Rink; 345 Illick’s Mill Road, Bethlehem.

Boutique at the Rink is a sale of new and gently used women’s and men’s clothing, accessories such as shoes, hats, lingerie, and jewelry. You’ll also find home items including linens, small appliances, housewares, vintage tableware, wall décor, luggage, and collectables. And there’s also children’s clothing, baby items, games, and toys. All in top-notch condition.

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Treat Mom to a Lehigh Valley Mother’s Day

April 30th, 2015 posted by

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner (Sunday, May 10 in case you’re a little behind), it’s time to start brainstorming ideas for the perfect gift. Rather than head to a big-box shop this Mother’s Day, treat mom to something local. We wouldn’t be who we are today without all the care, love, and hard work that our moms have put in over the years, so let’s all be sure to show our appreciation!

Edge Restaurant

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How to Spend Your Tax Refund in Lehigh Valley

April 14th, 2015 posted by

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Where will you spend your tax refund?

Each year, millions of Americans look forward to that magical day when they find out how much they will be getting back in a tax refund. And while some may get back more than others, everyone still has many options on where they’d like to spend it.

You can pay bills, pay off debt, save it, spend it, or invest it. There’s no single right answer for everyone as your financial situation will largely dictate what makes the most sense.

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Year Round Fun At Merchants Square Mall

March 5th, 2015 posted by

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Merchants Square Mall

Winter has been especially harsh this year in Lehigh Valley. I, like many others, long for warmer days when you can stroll through our quaint downtowns, popping in and out of their unique shops and boutiques.

Luckily we have Merchants Square Mall in Allentown to go to for that one of a kind shopping experience all year long. They have over 100,000 square feet of antique and collectibles shops and some pretty cool specialty and consignment stores too. I love seeing items I remember from my parents and grandparents homes as much as seeing the value of my collected treasures.

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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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Seasons Taproom: The Gift For the Person Who Has Everything

December 10th, 2014 posted by

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Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Taproom

Some people are easy to shop for. Some people you know exactly what you’ll get for them for Christmas before it’s even the end of July. Some people, well, some people just make buying presents a pleasure.

Then there are those who you have no idea what to get. Maybe you’re not sure what their hobbies are. Or maybe they’ve already bought everything they could for their hobby. Maybe you’re just stuck.

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Shop Local in Lehigh Valley for Small Business Saturday on November 29

November 26th, 2014 posted by

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Down on Main Street

Well for better or worse, the holiday buying season is upon us. Please check out the Discover Lehigh Valley web site to see our partner’s Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals that offer some pretty good savings for those looking to save a buck or two. Sorry for the shameless plug, but it’s my blog so I can do what I want.

Now onto the “meat” of this blog. Saturday, November 29th is “Small Business Saturday.” This day was founded back in 2010 by American Express as a way to celebrate and support small business across the country, including those wonderful establishments that make their home here in Lehigh Valley.

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Five Downtown Easton Shops to Visit This Holiday Season

November 11th, 2014 posted by

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The time is fast approaching when we start thinking about holiday gifts and what we can possibly get dear Aunt Martha this year… the woman who complains about every gift she receives!

For most, holiday shopping comes in the combination of online orders, malls, and local stores. In today’s world, we all lead such busy lives so it’s understandable that online purchases must be made. I’ve always been a huge supporter of our local businesses and try to make a purchase from a local store when I can. It’s even better when a local business has an online site to shop on.

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It’s Time to Pig out at the 3rd Annual Bacon Fest 2014

October 31st, 2014 posted by

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BACON

How many ways can you eat a pig? You can find out at the 3rd annual Bacon Fest held November 8th & 9th in Downtown Easton, Centre Square. It’s the largest festival associated with Easton’s farmers market. In its 3rd year, the festival plans to have the biggest one yet, with an estimated attendance of over 50,000.

The festival originated from the highly successful VegFest held each year in Bethlehem. The idea was that if a Vegan festival can do so well, why can’t a “meat festival” or Bacon Festival do just as well for the non-vegan and meat lovers in this world. The idea became a huge success as PA Bacon fest is now also listed as one of the top 300 festivals in the world on fest300.com.

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