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4 Valley BYOBs

4 Valley BYOBs

Although Pennsylvania has made some strides in terms of alcohol regulations—beer and wine at supermarkets!—it’s still a costly endeavor for a restaurant to obtain a liquor license. As a result, BYOBs have a special following here, encouraging a loyal cadre of diners who specifically seek out eateries that allow them bring their own. Here are four Valley favorites, but there are far, far more.

March 2017
3 Ways to Give Back this Season

3 Ways to Give Back this Season

Many of us look forward to the end of the year as a time for feasting, gathering with loved ones, exchanging gifts and enjoying warm homes sparkling with holiday lights. Let’s make sure this hope and happiness spills over to folks struggling to provide the necessities for themselves and their families, lacking the things we take for granted. Looking to help those often forgotten and in need, here are a few ways to help extend the warmth of the holiday spirit to each and every one of us.

December 2016
Fall Activities

Fall Activities

Fall is a temperate time to soak up the golden rays and vibrant foliage that will all too soon turn to another bleak and blustery winter. The scent of bonfire, the taste of spiced apple cider and the satisfying crunch of leaves underfoot should draw us out to enjoy fresh weather and the gathering ghoulishness of Halloween.

October 2016
Outdoor Excursions

Outdoor Excursions

There are more awesome restaurants, bars and entertainment venues in the Lehigh Valley than ever, but let’s not forget the original source of fun and relaxation: the great outdoors. These four spots are close enough for a day trip and showcase the natural splendor of eastern Pennsylvania with activities for the whole family.

June 2016
4 Valley Brunch Spots

4 Valley Brunch Spots

Brunch: It’s not quite breakfast, it’s not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of cantaloupe at the end. So goes the line from The Simpsons, and that’s about right. Happily, we’ve seen some growth in the number of folks taking brunch foods seriously, although I’m still waiting for someone to decide to serve seriously inventive breakfast food for dinner, every night of the week.

April 2016
Barbershops

Barbershops

Take the meteoric rise of the beard and man-bun in recent history not as a sign that men are giving up the fight against hair follicles, but as evidence that a greater attention to and variety in men’s grooming has emerged.

February 2016
Get to Know: Wind Gap

Get to Know: Wind Gap

Originally settled by Dutch and German immigrants, “Die Wind Kapf” was once a center for slate mining. Now it's a small, quiet town in the midst of the Appalachian wilderness, a stop for hikers and a home for folks who commute to larger cities.

November 2015
Get to Know: Catasauqua

Get to Know: Catasauqua

A borough of great historical significance with plenty to be proud of today, Catasauqua has gone from industrial hot spot to the Valley's latest site of innovative brownfield development. Its many mansions attract sightseers, and extraordinary businesses like Blondies Cupcakes and Hartzell's Pharmacy draw customers from across the Valley while residents enjoy a strong church community and proximity to the airport and Lehigh Valley Mall.

September 2015
Get to Know: Emmaus

Get to Know: Emmaus

Emmaus may be small, but this little borough is a mighty one, from an active downtown to soul-sustaining natural assets to a thriving heart of community spirit. Passionate, committed citizens involved in countless organizations have made sure that there are tons of things to do and see as well as a quiet, comfortable quality of life.

July 2015
Get to Know: Macungie

Get to Know: Macungie

Founded as Millerstown in 1776 by Peter Miller, the second oldest borough in the county changed its rather popular name in 1875 to avoid confusion. It may be only one square mile, but it's one square mile of great businesses, natural beauty and record-setting manufacture, with enticing improvements on the horizon.

March 2015
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