Cure for Lehigh Valley Cabin Fever? Wine!

March 2nd, 2010 posted by

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By now I think everyone is sick of winter. Personally, I can’t wait for spring to arrive in Lehigh Valley. This month, though, I get to enjoy my annual “first official springtime” activity, Lehigh Valley Wine Trail’s March Madness Passport Program!

I’ve told you about my yearly pilgrimage through the countryside to sample (and buy!) wines from our nine local wineries before. Since this event is sold out every year, I figured I’d tell you about the next event they will host so you can plan ahead.

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Class of 99 celebrates in Lehigh Valley

December 10th, 2009 posted by

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Over the Thanksgiving holiday I attended my 10 year class reunion at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Fogelsville. It’is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since I graduated from Whitehall High School. (I am sure it will be even more difficult to comprehend each one after this.) What’s even stranger is that nothing really changes: The reunion was like being back in the cafeteria but with alcohol instead of chocolate milk.

It was a decent time. I was kind of disappointed with the DJ, which shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who knows me. You’d think that the last class from the 90s would have had some 90s music playing at their reunion but I didn’t hear one song from Nirvana, Pear Jam, or Alice In Chains. Not only was 90s grunge ignored, but so was hip hop and rap from the decade. Hip hop and rap exploded during the 90s! All the DJ had to do was put on Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s “Chronic” album and the place would have been bumpin. Instead we had Lady Gaga. I should of snuck into the class of ’79s party next to ours; they were playing Bruce, Led Zeppelin, and The Stones and the place was going crazy.

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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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Lehigh Valley Eats: Top 5 Restaurants for 2009

December 23rd, 2008 posted by

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This is the second in a series of three posts in which I detail my 2009 New Year’s resolutions, which revolve around experiencing more in Lehigh Valley. Click here to view the first post in the series.

I can’t cook a decent meal if my life depended on it, so my boyfriend and I go out to eat at least once a week. So my second New Year’s resolution is to go to five Lehigh Valley restaurants that I’ve never been to before in 2009.

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Wine and chocolate

October 24th, 2008 posted by

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OK. I admit it. I like a glass of wine every now and then. OK … more like a couple times a week. I’m not a big spender when it comes to wine but I know what I like. Usually I check out the “specials” section of the local liquor store and am drawn to anything under $10 with a pretty label. I’m such a girl.

Anyway, when I want to treat myself, I head out to Vynecrest in Breinigsville, just outside of Allentown. They make a sweet and tart cherry wine that is awesome. It’s not the kind of thing you drink with a meal. It’s a dessert wine called Cherry DiVyne.

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