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The lights dim. Small children wait in anticipation. Then it happens. You hear this: “I love you. You love me. We’re a happy family….” It’s BARNEY LIVE!!!!!! Yes, that loveable purple dinosaur put on quite a show this past Saturday... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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About a week ago my wife and I had a free night so we asked friends of ours Rob and Kathy to come experience Lehigh Valley. Since I know of this great website, discoverlehighvalley.com, (sorry shameless plug) I said I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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Last Friday night I took my mom to The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival at DeSales University. It was her first time, and she couldn't believe that we have such high quality talent and a wonderful venue to view performances right in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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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... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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This is supposed to be a blog about Lehigh Valley and what I think about all the great things that make this a wonderful place to call home and visit. I hope you will forgive me this one time, however,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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Gotcha! You probably thought this would be a "rant", not a "rave", but "au contraire"! Actually, that $50 was up there with the best ever spent in my Lehigh Valley entertainment budget (like I actually have an entertainment budget). Thursday,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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Having finished Thomas Pynchon’s psychedelic novel Inherent Vice a few weeks ago, I was about ready for my next brief sojourn into 60's California surf culture. Plus, I was hungry. Naturally, I choose the Lehigh Valley’s own Cali Burrito in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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Sometimes I get to do some really awesome things as part of my job "requirements" at Discover Lehigh Valley. Last week just happened to be one of those times. I had an invitation to the official opening of the new... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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Call me old fashioned, or stubborn even, but I don’t have air conditioning...not in my car or in my 100 year-old apartment. And since I have yet to reach millionaire status, I haven't gotten around to installing a pool in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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Recently I had the opportunity (or daunting task) of trying to coordinate water deliveries for about six sporting events here in Lehigh Valley. Lehigh Valley Rugby Football Club will be holding a rugby tournament this weekend at Monocacy Park in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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The Granchio Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with Lemon Garnish may well be the single most delicious thing I have ever eaten. I partook in this culinary delight at Melt, one of the premiere restaurants at Lehigh Valley’s Promenade Shops in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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What do you get when you combine a delicious burger and a hilarious comedy show? The perfect Friday night in Lehigh Valley. Like so many of my other blog posts, this evening began with dinner in Bethlehem. Erin and I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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I had never been to Penn’s Peak for a show until recently, when Marc and I were invited to visit Penn’s Peak to experience a luncheon show, King Henry and The Showmen. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and it... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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I recently stopped in The Bookstore Speakeasy in Bethlehem's South Side to meet with the owner before the place opened for the evening. I've seen many a restaurant prep for a busy night, but I have to say I've never... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit several Lehigh Valley attractions on a familiarization tour with a bus full of people who were visiting the region. Everyone aboard the bus is responsible for planning group getaways... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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Lehigh Valley is blessed with some incredible talent. Yesterday I had the opportunity to witness several aspects of that talent. The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival held each summer showcases impressive local and professional talent in its productions. In honor of its... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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Having an aunt with cerebral palsy since birth, I have a first hand account of the time and effort my grandmother, grandfather and now mother and father have put into my Aunt Toni's well being. So when I was asked... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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The forecast was not pleasant for Lehigh Valley last night, with thunderstorms and tornado warnings flashing on tv screens...but we still wanted to do something fun. So why not bowling? Why not. So down to the Emmaus Bowling Center we... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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For the past month or so, I’ve been overly excited to see the movie Bridesmaids. Friday night, May 13th, Bridesmaids hit the theatres. Finally! I found a friend, Emily, who was interested in seeing this hilarious movie with me and... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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As I've mentioned before, I came to Lehigh Valley to open the then "Allentown Hilton" (now the Holiday Inn Center City Allentown) back in 1981. That meant a couple of things. I didn't have any long term friends in the... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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Since I was born and raised in New Jersey, most of my family gatherings take place in the Garden State. So for Mother’s Day this year, my wife and I offered to host a dinner in Lehigh Valley. There would... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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Do you remember when you were a little kid and you used to drive your parents crazy to drop a quarter in a slot so you could ride those "electric machines," that either went around in a three foot circle... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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Growing up with a Mother who was an art teacher and being happily married for 11 years to my wife who has an art degree, you would think I would have a better understanding or at least a greater appreciation... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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We’ve had some pretty nice weather lately in good ol’ Lehigh Valley. One of my top five summer activities is golfing. So the first nice evening that came along, my sister and I threw our clubs in the car and... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite
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Every month a bunch of us working in downtown Allentown get together after hours on "First Monday". It's an informal group and people from all over Lehigh Valley are welcomed. The location varies and last night Allentown Symphony Association hosted.... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at Lehigh Valley InSite