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Five Cool Things to Do With Water in the Lehigh Valley

Blow up the kiddie pool. Dust off the water shoes. Schedule those swimming lessons. Summer’s here.

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

Happy Weekend, Lehigh Valley. This is the first list that you can see on a SmartSite, too. Just text LLPG to 55678 and you can see this list anywhere, no computer or paper necessary. You can save the list to your home screen and then easily check back throughout the weekend. How smart is that? Thank you to Don Spencer of Lehigh Valley BrandWorks for creating this for the pocket guides, and you and me.

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Art, Music, Festivals: Summer in Easton

The Art of Urban Environments Festival is possibly one of the the coolest things to ever appear on the streets of Easton. At least in my lifetime.

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

This is Laini’s original list of things to do on the weekend in the Lehigh Valley. It’s her own recipe, made from scratch, every week, just for you. This one even has its own soundtrack. Enjoy!

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The Sand Masters’ Final Sand Masterpiece for the Crayola Factory’s 15th Birthday

A dump truck full of sand + some world-class sand sculptors + Crayola’s birthday + some water mixed with Elmer’s glue = Pure Sand/Wax Awesomeness!

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The New Bam!bino in Town: Emeril’s Italian Table

Are you ready for more Emeril, Lehigh Valley?

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

Do you know someone who thinks “there’s nothing to do in the Lehigh Valley”? Please forward them this list. Our aim here is to get rid of that myth. Because myth, it is.

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Crayons Made of Sand

Sand Masters and the Travel Channel have taken over a quadrant of the Circle. You won’t believe the awesomeness of it all.

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The Indy 500 – My View From Beginning to End

You never forget your first time. And I’ll never forget this one, for sure.

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The Mario Andretti Indy 500 Interview: Part II

Take one part racing legend (Mario), one part interviewer who’s been a race fan for over 40 years (Steven), and one part Lehigh Valley publisher who’s had the Valley in her blood for almost 40 years, mix them up in a room for an hour the day before Mario leaves for Indy, add a splash of adorable dog, and this is what you get. It came out so well, we had to divide it into two parts. This is part two.

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An Indy 500 Weekend Special: An Interview with Mario Andretti, Part I

Take one part racing legend (Mario), one part interviewer who’s been a race fan for over 40 years (Steven), and one part Lehigh Valley publisher who’s had the Valley in her blood for almost 40 years, mix them up in a room for an hour the day before Mario leaves for Indy, add a splash of adorable dog, and this is what you get.

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Laini’s List of 9 Things To Do this Weekend in the Lehigh Valley | Memorial Day Weekend

Happy Memorial Day weekend, Lehigh Valley! And happy 100th anniversary of the Indy 500! Here are nine things to fill your weekend with. It may just overflow.

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Bethlehem Farmers’ Market Opening Day

It’s May. That means it’s market season. The Lehigh Valley is seeing more of these every year. Good eats!

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Five Reasons to Buy Locally-Grown Food in the Lehigh Valley

Are you curious about what the deal with this whole “local food” thing is? Wonder why someone would want to shop at a farmers’ market instead of the regular food store? This should answer some of your questions. Still have questions after you read it? Please leave them in the comments section. We can try to sort this all out together. It’s worth it. :)

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The Lehigh Valley Sends Love and Support to the Andrettis: You can do this!

They’ve given us so much to be proud of. Now let’s give some love back.

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Laini’s List of 9 Things To Do This Weekend in the Lehigh Valley (aka “Fun Things To Do Before, During, and After the Rapture”)

There’s a lot of talk about the Rapture happening tomorrow. But as they say, “The only thing that’s certain in life is death and taxes.” So in the event the Rapture doesn’t happen, here are nine good ways to have some fun this weekend in the Lehigh Valley. If it does happen, well, I’ve given you a few reasons why these events are a nice way to spend your last moments.

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Five Cool Places to Experience Nature In and Around the Lehigh Valley

Rocks, flowers, hawks, farms, Celtic megaliths: the Lehigh Valley has it all.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Mario Andretti

He came, he drove, stayed.

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Pomeroy Building Update – May 18, 2011, Easton PA, Lehigh Valley PA

Just when you think the world can’t get much smaller, it goes and proves you wrong. Well, me wrong, at least.

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The Lehigh Valley’s Newest Place to Find Local Food Opens – It’s the SteelStacks Farmers’ Market!

Tuesday afternoons and evenings will never be the same. Prepare for a summer of freshness!

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