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Vice President Biden to Speak at Lafayette April 25

I don’t usually post straight from a press release, but for this, I will. Get ready, everyone —Vice President Biden’s coming to town!

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Laini’s List of Nine Things to Do This Weekend in the Lehigh Valley – St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Good times for St. Patrick’s Day, good live music to hear, and a chance to do some good. Please read. And have a great and safe weekend.

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Five Cool Places to Learn Something New

Stuck in a rut? Here are five cool places in the Lehigh Valley to learn something new.

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The Debut of “Boomer’s Buddies” – Sniffing for Shamrocks

We love our pets at LLPG! Please send us a photo of your pet out and about enjoying life in the Lehigh Valley. Dining al fresco with you, at a dog park, driving on your favorite road, shopping at a farmers’ market – let us know what your pet loves!

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Tasty Tuesday: Irish Soda Bread

LLPG is mad serious about food. We’ve started a weekly series where we look at what’s on our proverbial plate. Consider it a moment at the table, a snapshot of deliciousness.

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The View of Downtown Easton from Mt. Ida, a.k.a. Coca-Cola Mountain

Sometimes all it takes is a change in elevation to put things in perspective.

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Laini’s List of Nine Things to Do This Weekend in the Lehigh Valley – March 9, 10 & 11

Happy Weekend, everyone! You are free to move about the Valley.

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Five Cool Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Everyone’s favorite day to claim Irish heritage and engage in revelry is coming up on March 17th, but in true Irish-American fashion, the party’s starting long before the actual day.

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Laini’s Little Photo Flashback — Bernie Worrell Plays with Start Making Sense in 2009

Sometimes it’s better to not have any expectations. And to remember that as much as you think you know what you’re walking into, you never really do. Oh, and support our local musicians. They rock.

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Sunday in the Park with the Bushkill Creek

Four not-so-little trees await their leaves.

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Laini’s List of Nine Things to Do This Weekend in the Lehigh Valley – First Weekend of March

You can tell it’s almost spring when the events seem to appear faster than the crocuses. Happy Weekend, Lehigh Valley!

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Up Close, Personal, and Delicious: Dining at H2O Kitchen @ Powder Valley Inn

Carrie Havranek and Lenora Dannelke take turns recalling their experience in the kitchen in the second installment of our preview of Jason Hook’s new culinary venture.

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Wordless Wednesday – February 29, 2012

I had no idea this is what Leap Day would look like.

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And Then There Was Light: The Debut of Interior Electricity at the Pomeroy Building

Someone could be sleeping there soon. How cool is that?

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Beauty on the Streets of Allentown: The Lehigh Valley Community Mural Project

There is beauty to be found on the streets of Allentown. I think I’m going to be spending a lot of time there. And I can’t wait.

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Laini’s List of 9 Things to Do This Weekend in the Lehigh Valley

So much art this weekend. Opening receptions to attend, performances to see. And another kind of art that you can be a part of, creating your community.

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Five Cool Ways to Break Your Kids’ Cabin Fever

Need to get out of the house? The weather is temporarily breaking and that means it’s time to get the kids (or just yourself) out and about.

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The Lehigh Valley Has a New Outlet for Shopping at the Sands

The Shoppes at the Sands are now open!

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Laini’s List of 9 Things to Do This Weekend in the Lehigh Valley – February 17, 18 & 19

Groove, skate, think, create, or laugh. You are free to move about the Valley.

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Laini’s List of 9 Things to Do in the Lehigh Valley This Weekend

There are so many ways to express love. It can be to another person, yourself, or even a whole community. Here are some ways to spread some love between now and Valentine’s Day. <3

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