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

Again, there is no shortage of things to do here in the Lehigh Valley this weekend. Spring is in full swing and this weekend event list proves it. Have a great one!

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Five Cool Restaurants and Bars Coming Soon to the Lehigh Valley

We’re eagerly awaiting these five cool places to eat, drink, and be merry in the Lehigh Valley this summer.

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One Lehigh Valley Family’s 40+ Year Indy 500 Tradition

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500, and the tradition this race and the Lehigh Valley’s Andretti family share, this is the first in a series of posts celebrating them both.

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Opening Ceremonies of the 259th Season of the Easton Farmers’ Market

Sun, Sunny, ribbon-cutting, Earl the accordionist, an Asphalt Orchestra and lots of furry friends and green foods.

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

This weekend is for anyone who likes pets, live music, local food and mothers. Hope you have a great one!

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Five Cool Places for a Mexican Experience

It’s warm. It’s time for limes, margaritas, and hot food to cool you down. It’s time for Mexican.

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

This is the kind of Lehigh Valley Weekend where there’s enough to do for four weekends. My advice, choose carefully and pace yourself, especially if it involves the ones with chili and beer. :)

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A Short and Sweet Post About the Signaling of Spring in the Lehigh Valley

Everyone has those singular points of clarity that say “This is now, this is the season.”

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Laini’s List of 9 Things To Do in the Lehigh Valley This Weekend to Celebrate Earth Days

This week I’m doing something a little different with this list. In honor of Earth Day and the days following, I’m excerpting events from another organization’s list. Consider this my first meta-list!

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

This weekend is big. Get out. See Steel Stacks for the first time. See some amazing live music. And take a walk (or run) for a good cause. There are two here to choose from. Happy Spring, for real, Lehigh Valley!

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Five Cool Signs that Spring is Really Here

Spring has sprung, and with it, new opportunities for festivals, food, fun, and music.

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Idea Exchange: More Than Just a Concept at iDeX

Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. That’s my idea of hot. -laini

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Warm Sugar Sweetens Hellertown, One Cupcake at a Time

Welcome to the Lehigh Valley, Warm Sugar! We welcome your cupcakes with open arms. And mouths.

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Sewer Covers of the Lehigh Valley: It’s Time For Your Close Up

You’re heard of the “Doors of X” posters? Well, who knows, maybe one day we’ll make a “Sewer Covers of Easton or the Lehigh Valley” poster. Get your cameras ready.

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Zakir Hussain: An Intimate Experience in Easton

Master of the tabla, right here in Easton.

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

If you think this weekend list isn’t like the others, well, you’d be right. It goes all the way til Tuesday night! “How can she do this?” you ask. Well, it’s my birthday weekend, and I always like to extend it for as long as possible, so I figured I’d extend it for you, too. Happy four-day weekend, Lehigh Valley!

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Win Tickets to see Laurie Berkner at the State Theatre!

What do Laini, Carrie, and Laurie Berkner have in common?

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Laini’s List of 9 Things To Do in the Lehigh Valley This Weekend – April 1, 2 & 3

Looking for some cool, fun things to do in the Valley this weekend? Well, after you read this list, you should be all set. Get out there, have fun, and remember, try to keep it local.

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Five Cool Lehigh Valley People to Follow on Twitter

This week’s Five Cool is our own exclusively-Lehigh Valley version of #followfriday, Pocket Guide-style and published on Thursdays.

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Lehigh Valley Photo Love (Previously Wordless Wednesday)

Wordless Wednesday is getting a new name! Welcome to Lehigh Valley Photo Love, at least for now.

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