Thursday, December 22, 2011

Celebrate New Year's Eve 2012 --- All-You-Can-Eat -- Sands Casino Bethlehem ...

Celebrate New Year's Eve 2012
Cobalt Cafe at Sands Casino Bethlehem

All you can eat - Lobster and Filet Mignon Buffet
at the Cobalt Cafe - 3PM - 1AM
Seafood Raw Bar, salad station, Maine Lobster, Pasta & Carving stations, Deserts, Complimentary Champagne Toast.

Cobalt Cafe 77 Sands Blvd.610-419-5555.
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Sunday, December 18, 2011

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Lehigh Valley Sports Bars - enjoy the food, the beverages & the game .. sports bars like ..

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BYOB restaurants in the Lehigh Valley offer great food while you save money on the wine ...

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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Bethlehem's Newest Restaurant - Molto Pazzo has a nice lunch menu, I have to try it when Christmas shopping

    I saw the Molto Pazzo lunch menu and I think that I will definitely have to stop in for lunch this week when I continue my Christmas shopping on Main street, Bethlehem.
    They have a lot of Panini choices like: Italian Grilled Cheese, Sausage, Peppers & Onions, Frittata, Grilled Vegetable, Eggplant Parmigiana, Chicken Parmigiana, Buffalo Chicken, Veal Parmigiana, Grilled Pazzo Burger, Italian Grilled Proscuitto, Italian Panini and even an Open Faced NY Strip Steak Panini. ==> Lehigh Valley Restaurants


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Lehigh University Choral Arts Christmas Vespers - Dec. 11, 2011 - Free event .....

    LU Choral Arts Christmas Vespers will be at Packer Memorial Church Dec. 11, 2011 at 4 and 8 pm. It's a free event. The yearly gift to the community is a festive start to the holidays. Steven Sametz, director; Debra Field, associate director.

==> Lehigh Valley Holiday Events & Attractions

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center is ready for the Christmas holiday season ....

Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center
Bethlehem - Nov. 25 - Dec. 23, 2011
    Stop on in for information about Christmas City tours, exhibitions, programs and special Holiday events. Shop at the museum store filled with Bethlehem staples and unique gifts crafted by local artists.

==> Lehigh Valley Holiday Events & Attractions

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Lehigh Valley Apartments - affordable 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments in Lehigh Valley..

    Apartments, Condominiums, and Townhouses for rent in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and throughout the Lehigh Valley. Just where are the affordable 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments in Lehigh Valley ......

==> Lehigh Valley Apartments

Lehigh Valley Mortgage Rates - What are the current Mortgage rates in the Lehigh Valley

Mortgage loan information:
    Several factors broadly define the characteristics of a mortgage. All of these factors may be subject to local regulation and legal requirements.

What are the current Mortgage rates in the Lehigh Valley ......

==> Lehigh Valley Mortgage Rates

Bethlehem's NEW Christmas City Village -- for Holiday dates, times & locations ...

Historic Bethlehem's newest Christmas tradition - Christmas City Village starts Nov.25, 2011 and runs through December 24, 2011.

For complete dates, times and locations go to ==> Bethlehem Christmas City Village

New Italian restaurant in Bethlehem Opens today - Tuesday Nov. 22 on Main Street .....

Molto Pazzo is replacing Olio on Main Street in Bethlehem. They are opening today - Tue. Nov 22, 2011. For more info go to ==> Lehigh Valley Restaurants


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Monday, November 21, 2011

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Lehigh Valley Animal & Pet Services throughout the Lehigh Valley area ..

Lehigh Valley Animal and Pet Services throughout the Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and the surrounding area.         great services like ....

Animal Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley
    Monthly food distribution for pets of individuals / families of low income or in ongoing financial crisis.

==> Lehigh Valley Animal and Pet Services

Lehigh Valley directory of great restaurants in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton & rest of Lehigh Valley

    Lehigh Valley directory of great restaurants in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and throughout the Lehigh Valley. Enjoy your favorite Lehigh Valley Restaurant whether you like Italian Cuisine, American Grill, Chinese food, Continental fare, Indian, Japanese, Mexican, or Middle Eastern dining, these fine local restaurants offer the best in seafood, steaks, pasta, chicken, veal, pizza, burgers, sandwiches and don't forget the desserts.

==> Lehigh Valley Restaurants

Lehigh Valley Hispanic Community Services ......

Lehigh Valley - Hispanic Community Services

Hispanic American Organization
    The mission of the Hispanic American Organization is to improve
the quality of life of Hispanic families by helping them
become more economically self-sufficient through education,
communication and technology skills.

==> Lehigh Valley Hispanic Community Services

Lehigh Valley red, white & sparkling wines along the lehigh valley wine trail ..

    The Lehigh Valley is a great wine growing area with many fine wineries and vineyards that you can visit. Many of the family owned wineries in the Lehigh Valley offer a varied wine selection and hold special wine events during the year.

    Visit a vineyard or winery on the lehigh valley wine trail, stop in their tasting room and sample great red, white or sparkling wines from the beautiful lehigh valley and surrounding area.

==> Lehigh Valley Wines and Wineries

Christmas Tree Lighting Event at Promenade Shops this week .....

Christmas Tree Lighting Event - Promenade Shops
Saucon Valley - Nov. 26, 2011

Join in at Town Square at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, and help light the tree when Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive on a shiny, red fire engine. Keepsake photos will be offered by Cardinal Camera. QNB Jingle Stick giveaway & live holiday music begins at 5:30pm.

==> Lehigh Valley Holiday Events & Attractions

==> Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley

Bethlehem's - Christmas City Tree Lighting this week .....

Christmas City Tree Lighting Ceremony
Bethlehem - Nov. 25, 2011

4:30 pm. at 10 E. Church St. the Mayor of Bethlehem kicks off the Christmas season with the annual tree lighting ceremony. Christmas carols, music, hot chocolate, cookies, candy canes and Santa Claus complete this holiday tradition. Free

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Are you up for a Lovefeast ? - Advent Lovefeast next week in Bethlehem .......

Advent Lovefeast
Bethlehem - Nov. 27, 2011

    11:00 AM. The Lovefeast is a Moravian service, a non-sacramental meal of coffee and sweet rolls served during a service of hymns and anthems. It marks the opening of the Advent season. Come experience the magnificent church choir. Info: 610.866.5661

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Lehigh Valley restaurants for great crabcakes & seafood - try Youell's Oyster House

    Youell's Oyster House has been voted the area's "Best Crab cakes" & "Best Seafood Restaurant" by local valley residents. Youell's really knows seafood and they have been serving the finest seafood since 1905. They specializing in Maryland jumbo lump crabmeat and have an entire line of fresh seafood.
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Flu shots are available at CVS locations that have an immunizing pharmacist

Flu Shots at CVS/pharmacy
CVS claims that Flu shots are available every store, every day when an immunizing pharmacist is on duty and while supplies last. No appointment needed.


==> Lehigh Valley Flu shots

Need a good - Lehigh Valley Restaurant after 147th Lehigh - Lafayette football game today ..

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Lehigh Valley Christmas Bus Trips and Holiday Tours are available & great holiday idea ....

    You might want to take a trip to the "Big Apple", New York City to take in a Broadway show or perhaps the Christmas show at Radio City.

==> Lehigh Valley Christmas Bus Trips / Tours

Lehigh Valley Christmas shows - A Christmas Carol performed by Dickens' great, great grandson

A Christmas Carol" performed by Gerald Charles Dickens
Bethlehem - Dec. 8, 2011
7:00 PM. at Moravian College's Foy Concert Hall the great, great grandson of author Charles Dickens will perform his one-man show, a theatrical performance of "A Christmas Carol" inspired by Charles' own energetic readings of the 1860's. Tickets / Info. 610.866.5481 - Moravian Book Shop.

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Airport Center Shopping Plaza stores & restaurants in Allentown are ready for Christmas

Roma Ristorante
925 Airport Center Road Allentown
(610) 841-7662

Target
912 Airport Center Dr. Allentown
(610) 573-5710

Golf Galaxy
Airport Center Road Allentown
(610) 264-8712

DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse
939 Airport Center Road Allentown
(610) 266-1027

Sam's Club
901 Airport Center Drive Allentown
(610) 266-7127

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
914 Airport Center Road Allentown
(610) 266-5135

A Plus Nail Salon
921 Airport Center Road Allentown
(610) 841-0222

On The Border
909 Airport Center Drive Allentown
(610) 264-5972

==> Airport Center Mall, Allentown

Christmas Tree Shops - Holiday Hours - for your convenience at Airport Center Mall, Allentown

Christmas Tree Shops
Airport Center
916 Airport Center Drive
Allentown, PA 18109
(610) 231-9546

Regular Store Hours - 2011

May 29 - Oct 29 Mon-Sat: 9AM - 9PM Sun: 10AM - 7PM
Oct 30 - Nov 23 Mon-Sat: 8AM - 10PM Sun: 8AM - 10PM

Nov 24 Thursday: Closed
Nov 25 Fri: 5AM - 10PM

Nov 26 - Dec 23 Mon-Sat: 8AM - 10PM Sun: 8AM - 10PM

Dec 24 Sat: 8AM - 5PM
Dec 25 Sun: Closed

Dec 26 - Dec 30 Mon - Fri: 9AM - 10PM
Dec 31 Sat: 9AM - 6PM .


==> Airport Center Mall, Allentown

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Why are BIG name Retailers moving "Black Friday" into Thanksgiving Day .....

    2010 estimates show that the number of people who began their Black Friday shopping at midnight was 3 times the amount of people in 2009. This year, 2011 marks Target's earliest opening ever. Target, Best Buy, Macy's and Kohl's are all opening at midnight on Thanksgiving eve. Wal-Mart recently announced plans to open its doors to the public at 10 pm. Toys R Us followed suit and announced that it would open most stores as early as 9 pm. on the day before Black Friday.

    Thanksgiving Day openings have been a big boon to retailers during this current economic downturn that the country is experiencing. The number of people, who shop on Thanksgiving, both online and in stores, reportedly rose to 22.3 million in 2010. According to the National Retail Federation that was about double the amount just 5 years earlier.

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Christkindlmarkt - STARTS today - Thursday Nov. 17, 2011 .......

Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem starts today - Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011

For a fabulous 19th year the aisles of fine art and artisans will be packed at this festival which was named one of the top holiday markets in the world by Travel and Leisure. 610.332.3378

For complete Christmas Holiday schedule==> Lehigh Valley Events & Attractions

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46th Annual Annual Community Advent Breakfast - Rob Vaughn WFMZ Channel 69 speaker

46th Annual Annual Community Advent Breakfast - Nov. 26, 2011

    8:30 AM. at the Moravian Village, 526 Wood St. This is an non-denominational Bethlehem tradition which features a trombone choir and beeswax candle lighting ceremony along with a generous breakfast buffet. Rob Vaughn, co-anchor and reporter for WFMZ Channel 69 will be the speaker. Tickets / Info. 610.739.1510

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas Tree Shops store at Airport Center in Allentown was packed with early Christmas shoppers yesterday

    I stopped by the Christmas Tree Shops to do some early Christmas shopping and the place was packed with people getting bargains even before Black Friday. The Christmas Tree Shops store at the Airport Center Mall is loaded with bargains. They sell everything from food and toys to household furnishings and naturally Christmas decorations.

==> Airport Center Mall, Allentown

Monday, November 14, 2011

Live Advent Calendar - in Betlehem Nov. 25 - Dec. 23 at ....

FRIDAY, NOV. 25 - THURSDAY DEC. 23, 2011 - Live Advent Calendar
The Goundie House, 501 Main Street

    The newest of Christmas traditions, just like your Advent calendar at home, each day the door opens and a present is bestowed upon those in attendance

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Bethlehem Christmas Tree Lighting coming soon... Kids, Santa will also be there ...

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25,2011 - Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Church and New Streets in Bethlehem.

    The annual tree lighting that kicks off the Christmas Season. Sing holiday tunes and listen to the live music. Santa will be joining the festivities.

==> Lehigh Valley Events & Attractions

SouthSide Bethlehem Shopping District Christmas Open House this week ...

Don't forget that .......
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011
Bethlehem SouthSide Shopping District Christmas Open House and Windows of Bethlehem Kick-off.

    SouthSide Bethlehem's 3rd St. & 4th St.
Get in the Christmas spirit with the Windows of Bethlehem Kick-off and Christmas Open-House! Merchants on the Southside Shopping District will showcase their Christmas decor.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Americans "Tax Bill" could rise dramatically next year......

Expiring tax laws that are scheduled to occur in 2011 and 2012 have the potential to affect every tax paying american.

The first big change affecting americans will be a combined increase in income tax rates, and a tightening of tax brackets as a result of the expiration of the Bush tax cuts.

The marriage tax penalty will come roaring back in 2013 also.

View the list of tax benefits that are expiring.....

==> Major Individual Income Tax Benefits Expiring in 12/31/2011

Joe Paterno is GONE - shock throughout the state of Pennsylvania .....

    Joe Paterno, the coach with the MOST wins in major college football history is GONE. He was FIRED Wednesday night, which sent shock waves throughout the Penn State campus. Angry students poured into the streets and shouted support for Paterno and even tipped over a news van.

    Graham Spanier the Penn State president was also relieved of his duty. Both men were abruptly ousted by a Penn State board of trustees who were fed up with the damage being done to the university’s reputation by a child sex-abuse scandal, which involves Paterno’s former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky.


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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Amazon starts featuring "Black Friday" Deals now .....

    It looks like Amazon is officially kicking off its Black Friday deals now. Amazon will feature discounts on hundreds of items like video games, digital cameras, tools, watches, jewelry, clothing and much more now through Black Friday. Look for many upcoming deals from the retailer.

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==> Lehigh Valley Mall

Some stores got the jump on "Black Friday" yesterday with "Super Saturday"

It seems that "Black Friday" is coming earlier this year .... How about yesterday, Nov. 5 which was promoted by some retailers as "Super Saturday". And there were sales to be had.

Wal-Mart for example had a "Super Saturday" event yesterday on Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. until midnight...
Deals include:
    Xbox 360 250GB Console with Kinect, $399 plus a $50 Walmart Gift Card;
    Nook Color, Rollback $199, originally $249;
    LG 47" Class LED TV, $698.

Looks like the Christmas season competition for your dollars has begun.

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There are 2 states that do not turn their clocks back - they just love standard time

    There are two states that love standard time so much that they will not turn their clocks back to prepare for the end of daylight saving. They are Arizona and Hawaii. Guess they don't need the extra hour of sleep!


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Hope Everyone turned their Clocks back last night - Daylight saving time is over ..

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Friday, November 04, 2011

Emmaus Farmers' Market - Open Sundays - Nov. 20, 2011 is the last open day of the season

The Emmaus Farmers' Market is the premier producer-only market in the Lehigh Valley. The fine people at the market are committed to providing locally produced, safe, and highly nutritious farm products.

Stop on by on Sunday and support the Emmaus Farmers' Market and preserve the surrounding farmland, and support local farm families by getting flavorful foods for your table.

The market is open on Sundays from 10am. until 2pm., rain or shine, from the 1st. Sunday in May until the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving in November.



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Bethlehem Halloween 5K race - Nov. 6, 2011

Bethlehem Halloween 5K race
Nov. 6, 2011

    The race route is along the annual Bethlehem Halloween Parade route just before the bands begin to march in Bethlehem on Sunday. Halloween Costumes are encouraged for runners. Costume judging takes place before the race on Main Street in front of the Band Shell at 12:30 pm.

Race starts at 1:00 pm. because the Halloween parade starts at 2:00 pm. shortly after the race concludes.

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Allentown Halloween Parade - also on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2:00 pm

City of Allentown Halloween Parade
Sunday, Nov. 6 at 2:00 pm

The parade starts at the Allentown Fairgrounds.

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Bethlehem Halloween Parade - rescheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday - Nov. 6, 2011

The Bethlehem Halloween Parade, postponed last week due to the weather, has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday - Nov. 6, 2011, according to a news release from the city.

The new time is pending participant availability, according to last week's release, and registered participants should call the recreation office at 610-865-7081 to confirm their attendance.


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Thursday, November 03, 2011

Starts this Sunday Nov. 6 thru Nov. 10 - Restaurant Week at the Promenade Shops

Restaurant Week starts Sunday thru Thursday
at the Promenade Shops in Saucon Valley
November 6 - 10, 2011

    The Promenade Shops are having their semi-annual Restaurant Week starting on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. Yes, for 5 five days only – Nov. 6 - 10, 2011 – you will find fixed-price Lunch and Dinner menus at every Promenade restaurant. Plus, other great dining and snack options at your favorite grab-and-go eateries. So stop on by and try a new restaurant or enjoy one of your old favorites.



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Apple Festival - It's all about Apples & Entertainment too at ..........

Apple Festival - Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 5 - 6, 2011
Peddler's Village
Route 202 and 263, Lahaska
Info: 215-794-4000
Rain or Shine
10 am. - 6 pm.

    Apple treats including fritters, pies, dumplings, cider and apple butter. Crafters display their wares and give demonstrations. Live entertainment and a good old-fashion "pie eating' contest.

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Lehigh Valley Rollergirls - Battle in the Valley - for non-stop action .....

Lehigh Valley Rollergirls
Nov 5, 2011 at 12:30 pm. – 6:30 pm.

Independence Family Fun Center,
4345 Independence Drive, Schnecksville PA.

The Lehigh Valley Rollergirls, the area's only women's flat track roller derby league, and the best players from this league compete right here.

Come check out a triple header with the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls! The visiting teams will be the Pottstown Roller Derby Rockstars, the State College Area Rollers, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roller Radicals! Four teams! Three bouts! One winner!

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The Entertainment® Book - widely recognized as the best coupon book on the market

The Entertainment® Book is widely recognized as the best coupon book on the market. The books save consumers money on hotels, restaurants, local attractions, travel, groceries and more!
Save on all the things you love to do!


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Lehigh Valley Restaurants that deliver GREAT food and Dollar $$$ savings to you .......

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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

White Christmas - Musical, Nov 10-13 - All proceeds benefit Military Families in Lehigh Valley

"White Christmas" - Musical
Bethlehem - Nov. 10 - 13, 2011

    Irving Berlin's, "White Christmas" The Musical runs Nov. 10, 11, 12 at 7:30 pm. and Nov. 13 at 2:30 pm. at The Charles A. Brown Ice House, 57 River St. Bethlehem, PA 18018. All proceeds benefit Military Families in the Lehigh Valley, PA.


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26th Annual Holiday Marketplace Fine Craft Show - Nov. 5 - 6 ...

26th Annual Holiday Marketplace Fine Craft Show
Allentown - Nov. 5 - 6, 2011

    Admission is $3 at Swain School, 24th Street, Allentown. A cafĂ© will offer soups, salads and sandwiches, including vegetarian cuisine, plus beverages and desserts for purchase. The venue provides an outlet for LVPGC artisans to sell their handmade creations, plus it also funds outreach programs such as awards for students, Relay for Life and Boy Scouts of America service projects. In the past two decades, LVPGC has given in excess of $38,000 in awards and scholarships to Lehigh Valley students.


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2nd Annual Lehigh Valley Turkey Trot (5K Run) - Saturday ....

2nd Annual LV Turkey Trot (5K Run)
Orefield - Nov. 5, 2011

    Join us for our 2nd Annual LV Turkey Trot (5K Run)! Last year we had a lot of fun during this family friendly race. The course starts and ends at Ricky Ridge Park and goes throughout the neighborhood. It is a road race course that has a few rolling hills. 9am. - 11am. Ricky Ridge Park.


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Savor Borgata - Restaurant Week - Nov. 6 - 11, 2011 - fine cuisine at a special price....

Savor the flavors of Borgata’s world renowned restaurants each with a special prix-fixe dinner menu. 3 Course - $33* and 4 Course - $44
*3 Course - $33 menu is not available at Old Homestead and Bobby Flay Steak

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City
For reservations call 609.317.1000

Meet the chefs each day of the week:
Calendar of Events:
    Monday, November 7 - Chef Michael Schulson at Izakaya
    Tuesday, November 8 - The Sherry Brothers at Old Homestead
    Wednesday, November 9 - Chef Stephen Kalt at Fornelletto
    Thursday, November 10 - Chef Geoffrey Zakarian at the Sunroom
    Friday, November 11 - Chef Michael Mina at SeaBlue


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Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries - "True Love" Hollywood style - 72 days

    That was fast even for Hollywood standards. "True Love" Hollywood style lasted just 72 days for Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. Ah, but America loved their lavish televised wedding that was broadcast to over 2 million viewers. Reality TV at its finest. Kardashian reportedly earned almost $18 million for the reality wedding. Don't know what Humphries netted for the TV nuptials.

    Wonder when the "Reality Divorce" will be televised and how much that will net the obviously distraught couple.

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It's Day 4 of the "Great Cleanup" from the Saturday Nor'easter

Approximately 44,000 of our friends and neighbors remain without power in the Lehigh Valley on Wednesday Nov.2, 2011.

The Saturday storm closed businesses and schools, some of which have yet to reopen. Emergency shelters are still open to those without heat. At the height of the storm, PPL had nearly 300,000 customers in about two-dozen counties without power. Hotels are still supplying shelter to many Lehigh Valley residents still without electric power.

Tree-cutting crews are working feverishly cutting up broken branches and downed trees. Damaged trees can be seen in almost every neighborhood in the Lehigh Valley - what a mess!


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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Nov. 1, 2011 - Tuesday - at 8:00 am. - PPL reports thousands of outages remain ....

Tuesday - Nov. 1, 2011 - 8 a.m.
PPL reports:
over 32,000 outages remaining in Lehigh County
over 8,960 outages in Northampton County.

Met-Ed reports:
over 1,400 outages in Lehigh County
over 4,600 outages in Northampton County.

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Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011 Gas in the Lehigh Valley ranges from $3.35 to $3.79 a gallon.

    The natiowide average price for a gallon of gas is $3.59. The price for Regular Gas in the Lehigh Valley on Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011 is in a range from about $3.35 to $3.79 a gallon. Find lowest gas in the valley ===> Lehigh Valley Gasoline prices

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5K walk at Lehigh Valley Mall for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - Nov. 19 Saturday

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other childhood diseases. They will return to the Lehigh Valley Mall to raise awareness and funds for the children of St. Jude. The 5K walk will take place in the lower level of the mall and will start at 8:00 am.

    The 5K walk Registration begins at 6:30 am. in front of Starbucks. This event will also kick-off the St. Jude Thanks and Giving fundraising and awareness campaign in perfect time for the Christmas Holidays.
Register today at www.givethankswalk.org


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Santa makes his Christmas arrival at the Lehigh Valley Mall - Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

    Kids, welcome Santa to the Lehigh Valley as the Whitehall Fire Department escorts him by Fire Truck to the Lehigh Valley Mall Outdoor Shops. Children will enjoy reindeer ears to help show Santa the way to his Workshop. First, Santa will light the 25-foot Mama and 15-foot Baby Reindeer, he will then parade the children to light the 30-foot Christmas Tree. Santa will finish his parade at his Workshop which is located in the Mall Event Court. Santa will stay for the Christmas Holiday season. The Radio Disney road crew will celebrate at Santa's Workshop with music, games and prizes at 7:00 pm.

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Would you like to WIN a brand new Audi A6 Quattro - I know where you can ....

Win a 2012 AUDI A6 QUATTRO - SUNDAY, Nov. 27 - 7:00 PM.

• Winner takes home a brand new Audi A6 Quattro
• Four winners of $1,000 Slot Free Play!
• First entry is FREE! Earn additional entries from 6am October 31 until 6:45pm November 27*
• Earn 10x entries every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through November 20
• Earn 25x entries every Tuesday and November 25 and 26
• Stay for the $5,000 Second Chance Drawing at 9pm!
• Everyone will have ONE entry • Activate your FREE entry from 7pm – 8:45pm
* Activate Entries between 4pm and 6:45pm on November 27 to be eligible for the drawing. Actual car may vary from that shown.

Check with the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem for this promotion and others in the month of November.

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In what city do New Jersey residents feel the safest ?

In a new poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University that rated Big city safety New Jersey residents were asked to vote for the city in which they felt the safest.

Atlantic City came in at second place on the safest city list.

The number one safest city was not Newark, Trenton Camden, or even Philadelphia.

The number one safest city was Manhattan.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Christmas Tree Lighting Event at the Promenade Shops - Saturday Nov. 26, 2011

The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley will be
OPEN
9:00 am to 10:00 pm
on Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas Tree Lighting Event - Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 6:00 pm.

Help light the tree when Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive on a shiny, red fire engine.
Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus will be available by Cardinal Camera.
QNB Jingle Bell Giveaway & live holiday music begin at 5:30pm.


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Special Holiday Shopping Event at the Promenade Shops - Thursday Nov. 10, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011
You can preview the Christmas Season’s Brightest Gifts.

Find special sales, gifts-with-purchase,
prize-drawings, refreshments & more.

Plus, Strolling Holiday Music & Merriment
throughout the Center
6pm. to 8pm.

Stop by the Gazebo to say “Hello” &
receive a FREE Yankee Candle tea light*.
Starting at 6pm

And, Enter to Win a $200 Gift Card
to The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley.

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Family Fun Day at The Promenade Shops - Sunday Nov. 6, 2011

Meet Mascots
while strolling The Promenade.

Bricks 4 Kidz
Stop in at Bricks 4 Kidz, suite 810,
for FREE & Fun Activities:

- Photo Booth for Kids
thanks to Cardinal Camera

- Coloring Contest
thanks to The Morning Call
Grand Prize is a Lego set (valued at $20)
- Meet Special Guest "Max M. Call"
from The Morning Call


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Restaurant Week at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley - Nov. 6 - 10, 2011

Restaurant Week returns to The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley
Sunday through Thursday - November 6 - 10, 2011

Delightful Dining
Stop by and try a new restaurant or an old favorite at The Promenade Shops during their semi-annual Restaurant Week. For five days only – Sunday, November 6 through Thursday, November 10, 2011 – you will find fixed-price Lunch and Dinner menus at every Promenade restaurant. Plus, other great dining and snack options at your favorite grab-and-go eateries.



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Bethlehem's newest Christmas tradition is coming - Christmas City Village

Christmas City Village
Bethlehem - Nov. 25 - Dec. 23, 2011
WEEKEND's Only - Fri.-Sat. 11am.-8pm. and Sun. 11am.-6pm.

    Historic Bethlehem's newest tradition will premier during the 2011 holiday season - Christmas City Village is set throughout beautiful downtown Historic Bethlehem. It is a German inspired outdoor Weihnachtsmarkt that will feature traditional food, fine crafters and live holiday music in the same spirit as European Christmas festivals. Set-up in authentic hand crafted wooden huts, it will be FREE admission for five weekends beginning in November. Come enjoy the Bethlehem holiday experience with an old-world nostalgia.

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Will handful of “Occupy Bethlehem” squatters be the Grinch that Stole Christmas 2011 in Bethlehem?

    If you hadn’t noticed there are a handful of squatters and a little tent shantytown located on the Payrow Plaza area between the Bethlehem Public Library and City Hall. Bethlehem's kind Mayor, John Callahan, even gave the group pizza on Wednesday but there might be a awkward problem for the Mayor and the city in the coming weeks, mainly – the traditional Christmas tree in the plaza.

    Tomorrow is the 1st of November and within a few weeks the long running tradition of erecting the city of Bethlehem’s large Christmas tree will be here. If you have never seen the tree arrive it is quit a sight. The tree comes in on a long truck trailer and a huge crane and skillful workers maneuver the large tree into place and anchor the tree with strong cables. The city then beautifully decorates the tree and erects the Christmas scene in front of the tree.

    Some questionable problems remain. It appears the squatters are in the way of erecting the tree. Will the tree be able to be erected safety with the squatters present? Will the squatters and tent shantytown become part of the Bethlehem’s beautiful Christmas tree and Christmas scene?


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How long would you sit in a plane on the airport tarmac ? - How about 7 Hours

    Passengers on several JetBlue airplanes and one American Airline airplane said that they were stranded on the airport tarmac for 7 hours or more this past weekend after being diverted from New York area airports on Saturday to Bradley International Airport near Hartford, Conn.

    It was just last year that the Department of Transportation implemented a regulation that fines airlines for holding domestic flights on the tarmac for more than 3 hours. This year, the rule was extended to apply to international flights that are held on the tarmac for more than 4 hours. There is only one problem with this regulation - The Department of Transportation often does not enforce the fines to their full extent unless delays are extreme. I don't know about you but 7 hours sounds extreme to me.


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Saturday's Snowstorm causes school closings today - Monday Oct. 31, 2011

    Power outages and downed trees throughout the Lehigh Valley area have caused many schools to close today - Monday Oct. 31, 2011.

    Many of the major school districts will be closed on Monday. Some closed schools are - Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and Quakertown school districts plus Allentown Central Catholic High School, and Bethlehem Catholic High School. For a complete list of SCHOOL CLOSINGS go to 69 News and view a list of over 150 school closings.


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Lehigh Valley was one of the hardest-hit spots in PPL's 29-county coverage area

    Approximately 300 crews from as far away as Kentucky and Michigan are working around-the-clock to fix roughly 2,800 instances of snowstorm damage to transformers, service lines and other electrical equipment failures. PPL has had to work on as many as 10 major lines that supply power to over 80,000 customers. Saturday's storm brought the biggest October snowfall ever to our region. Let's hope that that record will never be broken again.


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Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Nasty Halloween Trick for 2011 was a BIG snowstorm .....

    Some traffic signals are still out in the Lehigh Valley and many downed trees continue to block roads. PPL crews are still working around the clock but many residents are still without power in Lehigh County. The bulk of the outages occurred in Allentown and South Whitehall. PPL customers are still without power this Sunday in Allentown, Bethlehem, Emmaus, Salisbury, South Whitehall, Lower Macungie, and Upper Saucon. The mantra is "Melt snow Melt"

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Will "Black Friday" be a Boom or Bust ???

    Will this holiday season be a “Boom” or “Bust” for shoppers and retailers alike? Let's face it we all need clothing and this Christmas season may be a BIG year for clothing sales. This year shoppers are showing a preference for inexpensive and accessible fashion and it’s not even Christmas yet. Department stores are competing with other big stores as well as with discount retailers. I think we all can expect significant markdowns across the board in the apparel category.

    This year retailers have especially been limiting their inventory and may sell out of some items well before the holiday arrives. You will need nerves of steel to wait out some better prices as the holiday season progresses.

    The tablet may be the hottest item this year so far. It may well be a hot item for Christmas as well. Discounted HDTVs have usually been one of the hottest items on Black Friday but you have got to believe that the demand for these big ticket items will be down this year. Who really knows, only time will tell ….. and the consumer of course.



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Get Ready - The Shoppes at the Sands - Lehigh Valley's 1st outlet center will open ....

    The Lehigh Valley's 1st outlet center will open on November 1, 2011 at the Shoppes at the Sands. There will only be 9 of the 31 stores open on Nov. 1 but don't worry the other 22 stores will be available soon for the residents of the Lehigh Valley.

    The stores that will open on Tuesday, Nov. 1 are Talbots, Ultra Diamonds, Nine West, DKNY, Guess, Spritz Designer Fragrances, Lenox, Old Farmers Almanac General Store and Hartmann Luggage. The grand opening for the Shoppes at the Sands will actually come in February 2012.

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Both Allentown & Bethlehem have postponed their Halloween parades .... rescheduled for ...

    Allentown's annual Halloween parade has been postponed because of Saturday's snowstorm. The parade, which was scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Sunday, has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6.
    Saturday's snowstorm toppled trees and power lines, causing outages throughout the city. Bethlehem's Halloween parade has been postponed indefinitely and no rescheduled date yet.


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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Every Wednesday in September at Sands Casino in Bethlehem - Free Play Payday ...

Sands Casino in Bethlehem
    Every Wednesday in September...

Play and get up to $50 same day Slot Free Play! Preferred members earn double the Free Play – up to $100!

• Earn 2 points receive $5 Slot Free Play
• Earn 4 points receive an additional $10 Slot Free Play
• Earn 6 points receive an additional $15 Slot Free Play
• Earn 8 points receive an additional $20 Slot Free Play
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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Rain & outdoor festivals just don't mix - Rain hits Allentown Fair & ArtsQuest both ...

    The Allentown Fair had a nice start but a soggy finish in 2011. The fair ended early because of the rainstorms. The overall week for the fair was a winner for fair goers and fair organizers both. The fair was forced to close 2 1/2 hours early Monday night. The estimates had the fair's overall attendance down about 50 to 60 thousand this year compared to 2010.

    Approximately 200 people or so were hardy enough to watch the final day’s concerts of ArtsQuest SteelJam festival on a very rainy Monday Labor Day. It was a wet close out to a 4-day festival in Bethlehem.

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Lehigh Valley is starting to feel like Mt. Waialeale in Hawaii with ALL this rain ...

I know the wettest place in the USA is Mount Waialeale on the island of Kauai in Hawaii but it sure is feeling like it here in the valley with all this rain lately.

Sure, Mount Waialeale has averaged more than 460 inches of rain over the last 32 years and it had a record 683 inches back in 1982 but does anybody live on that mountain. Yes, the Mount Waialeale summit is considered one of the rainiest spots on earth but I am beginning to think that the Lehigh Valley is moving up to number two.

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Tuesday Sep. 6, 2011 Gas in the Lehigh Valley ranges from $3.44 to $3.79 a gallon.

    The natiowide average price for a gallon of gas is $3.59. The price for Regular Gas in the Lehigh Valley on Tuesday Sep. 6, 2011 is in a range from about $3.44 to $3.79 a gallon. Find lowest gas in the valley ===> Lehigh Valley Gasoline prices

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Sands Casino - Forever Young 55+ Every Tuesday in September at Bethlehem Sands

Sands Casino in Bethlehem
    Every Tuesday in September...

• Celebrate our 55 + guests every Tuesday!
• All MY SANDS Card members 55 years of age and older are eligible to win $250 Slot Free Play!
• Five winners every hour 11:00am. – 5:00pm.
• Half price valet parking
• Featured drink special
• Live Entertainment from 7:00pm. – 10:00pm.


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Monday, September 05, 2011

State workers 4-day work week experiment is over for this western state ..

    In 2008 former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman launched the "4 day / 10 hour workweek″ Monday through Thursday for thousands of state employees. The goal was to improve efficiency, reduce overhead costs and conserve energy. This was the first-in-the-nation four-day workweek for state workers. Well, its now over - history.

    Lawmakers in Utah have now scratched the experiment. They say that it has not saved as much money as hoped and residents were complaining about not having access to services on Fridays.

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Ghost Tours in Downtown Bethlehem - Visit the Ghosts Historic Haunts ...

    Historic Haunts of Downtown Bethlehem are coming in October. Take a journey into the past and the paranormal. An experienced tour guide will escort you through the darkened streets of Bethlehem's Downtown Historic District with stops and stories at locations reputedly haunted. Hear the tales of ghostly soldiers patrolling Moravian College. Learn the legend of Liesel and Lafayette. Find out who or what haunts the oldest bookstore in the country. New stops and stories have been added this year for even more chills, thrills and fun!

Call the Moravian Book Shop for details and reservations - 610-866-5481


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Sands Casino in Bethlehem - Every Monday in September - Spin it to Win it ...

Sands Casino in Bethlehem
    Every Monday in September from 2:00pm - 9:00 pm
- Spin it to Win it ... Two winners every half hour spin the prize wheel. Prizes range from $100 to $5,000 cash or Slot Free Play.

Complete rules and regulations are available at the MY SANDS Card Center.

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Thursday, September 01, 2011

How many Hosts does it take to replace Jerry Lewis on Muscular Dystrophy Telethon? ..

The answer is 4.

Yes, MDA has assembled a group of 4 lightweights to work the grueling 6 hours. You have got to be kidding? Replacing Jerry Lewis are Nigel Lythgoe, Nancy O'Dell, Alison Sweeney, and Jann Carl. Hey MDA, I thought the idea was to raise money to fight the disease - like the Billions of Dollars that Jerry raised over 45 years.

The 46th Annual MDA Labor Day Telethon will be on the air just 6 hours. It will be on the air Sunday from 6 p.m. to midnight. YES, it will not be the grueling 21 1/2-hour endurance contest that Jerry Lewis did for 45 years. That is just one reason why Jerry Lewis the comedian, actor, movie star, singer, writer, producer, and director is a true Hollywood Legend.


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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What is the Historic Bethlehem Heritage Trail ? ...

    The Heritage Trail allows visitors to walk, run, or bike through three centuries of Bethlehem history at their own pace. Some of the stops along the trail include National Historic Landmarks, Victorian era homes, and Bethlehem Steel buildings.

Stop in the Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center at 505 Main Street in Bethlehem and find out more and get started on the Trail and 275 years of history.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sands Casino Event Center - 8 month project starting in September 2011 ...

    The Bethlehem Sands Casino Event Center will be built by Serfass Construction of South Whitehall Township. The Sands 50,000 square foot Event Center will serve as a meeting facility that can handle up to 1,500 people for conventions. The Event Center will also give the Sands a expo center for vendor shows and a concert venue.

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Irene shutdown Atlantic City but NOT Sands Casino in Bethlehem ....

    Hurricane Irene forced the closing of ALL of the casinos in Atlantic City. Many gamblers came to the Sands in Bethlehem instead of Atlantic City. So many people responded to their gambling urge that the Sands Casino Resort 300-room hotel in Bethlehem was nearly sold out. The hotel was more than 90 % full on Friday and Saturday as the hurricane approached the Lehigh Valley and still at 80 % occupancy on Sunday. Well, I guess it’s true …. “behind every (hurricane) cloud there is a silver lining”.

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Only in American can you go from Prison to earning $100 Million dollars ...

File this in the "Only in America" stories..

    Yes, Sports fans another rags to riches story. Well, it’s more of a riches to rags (namely prison) then back to riches story. In 2004, Michael Vick signed a $130 million deal with the Atlanta Falcons. Everyone on this planet knows about Vick subsequently serving nearly two years in federal prison for dog fighting. After prison Vick signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and his fortunes improved. The 2011-2012 football season now has Vick agreeing to a six-year, $100 million deal with approximately $40 million guaranteed.

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Great Weekend of MUSIC - Steel Jam Festival - Sep. 2-5, 2011

SteelJam Festival - Sept. 2-5, 2011
SteelStacks campus
Bethlehem, PA

Hours:
Sept. 2 5pm.- 11pm.
Sept. 3 11am.- 11:30pm.
Sept. 4 11am.- 11pm.
Sept. 5 11am.- 11pm.

Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
September 2, 2011
      MiZ == 5:30pm-6:30pm
      Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra == 7pm-8:30pm
      Railroad Earth == 9pm-11pm

September 3, 2011
      Trouble City All Stars == 12:30pm-2pm
      Relative Souls == 3pm-4:30pm
      Honey Island Swamp Band == 5:30pm-7pm
      Karl Denson's Tiny Universe == 7:30pm-9pm
      Keller Williams == 9:30pm-11:30pm

September 4, 2011
      Frog Holler == 12pm-1:30pm
      Butterjive == 2pm-3pm
      Rustic Overtones == 3:30pm-5:30pm
      Keys N Krates == 6pm-7:30pm
      Umphrey's McGee == 8:30pm-10:30pm

September 5, 2011
     Sweet Earth == 12pm-1pm
     Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band == 1:30pm-3pm
     The Big Dirty == 3:30pm-5pm
     Tea Leaf Green == 6pm-7:30pm
     Ozomatli == 8:30pm-10pm

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Great 7 days of FUN - Allentown Fair - 158th year - Aug. 30 - Sep. 5, 2011

    The Great Allentown Fair, running Aug. 30 - Sep. 5, 2011, celebrates its 158th year offering a fun and educational experience for visitors of all ages. Dedicated to supporting the achievements of farmers, gardeners and homemakers, the Fair enables children to learn where their food comes from while spending an exciting day riding rides, playing games and seeing shows. The young and young at heart will find tantalizing international cuisine, musical concerts, thrill shows, and the latest in gizmos and gadgets.

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Bowling BIG in '60s has collapsed as pastime sending jobs overseas except at ....

By the mid-60s the estimated number of bowling alleys across the United States were about 12,000. That was the industry's peak period. Current estimates put the number of bowling centers at less than half the peak number of 12,000.

With the slowdown in popularity big manufacturers like Brunswick Corp. moved most of their bowling equipment manufacturing overseas costing America jobs. One American company however, Ebonite International is keeping manufacturing stateside in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. You can do your part and save some American jobs by purchasing the Ebonite brand of balls and equipment and go bowling. You’ll have some good quality family-recreation and fun in the process.

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Buy American "Sneakers" from only major athletic footwear co. still operating American factory

    New Balance is the only major company in the athletic footwear business that still operates American factories. New Balance is fighting to survive as free-trade negotiations with Vietnam loom on the horizon. New Balance is a privately held Boston company that has 1,000 US workers in its 5 New England plants. The sneaker industry imports 99 % of its product. I for one really like my New Balance running shoes and have for years.

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Good Luck flying out of New York area airports today .....

Newark, John F. Kennedy International, and LaGuardia airports all closed on Saturday due to the hurricane. New York area airports will not reopen until at least late Monday according to Port Authority officials.

Air France, American airlines, British Airways, and other carriers have already called off many flights to and from Europe and Asia for Monday. Friends on vacation in France and due home on Sunday are stranded in France for a few extra days.

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Irene left downed trees & limbs ... Lehigh Valley Tree Services will be busy Monday

Emergency or storm service removal of damaged or fallen trees ...
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Sands Casino Bethlehem - Electonic Sweepstakes - Aug. 29 - 31

ELECTRONIC SWEEPSTAKES
Monday Aug. 29 and Wednesday, Aug. 31
2:00 pm. - 7:00 pm.

• One winner every half hour will take home a brand new Apple® 11” MacBook Air or a Panasonic® 37” VIERA Full HD 1080p LCD TV!
• First entry is FREE! Earn additional entries from 6am to 6:45pm
Entries must be activated up to 15 minutes prior to each drawing.

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Feelin' Lucky after Irene then try Win New 2011 Chrysler 300 Sun. Aug 28 Sands Casino Bethlehem

WIN A NEW 2011 CHRYSLER 300 SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 • 7PM

•Winner takes home a brand new Chysler 300!
•Four winners of $1,000 Slot Free Play!
•First entry is FREE! Earn additional entries from 6am August 1 until 6:45pm August 28*
•Earn 10x entries every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through August 21
•Earn 25x entries every Tuesday and August 26 and 27
•Stay for the $5,000 Second Chance Drawing at 9pm!
•Everyone will have ONE entry • Activate your FREE entry from 7pm – 8:45pm
* Activate entries between 3pm and 6:45pm on August 28 to be eligible for the drawing. Actual car color may vary from shown.

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Good Luck Ocean View Little League from Huntington Beach in 2011 Little League World Series final ...

    Good luck to the Ocean View Little League from Huntington Beach, California who will represent the West in the 2011 Little League World Series game in South Willamsport, Pa. Ocean View will play the International Region Champion from Japan represented by the Hamamatsu Minami Little League. The game was also delayed due to Hurricane Irene but will be played Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, weather permitting.

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Good Luck if you're flying out of New York area airports .....

Hurricane Irene caused chaos for travelers over the weekend with more than 10,000 flights canceled across the east. Newark, John F. Kennedy International, and LaGuardia airports all closed on Saturday due to the hurricane. New York area airports will not reopen until at least late Monday according to Port Authority officials.

Air France, American airlines, British Airways, and other carriers have already called off many flights to and from Europe and Asia for Monday. Friends on vacation in France and due home on Sunday are stranded in France for a few extra days.

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Easton School District Closed even Before it Opens for 2011 -2012 School Year .....

    The Easton Area School District will be closed on Monday, August 29, 2011 due to Hurricane Irene and the dangers of the inclement weather. All of the offices will be closed as well. Kindergarten through 4th grade will have half days on Tuesday and Wednesday. The school has decided to be proactive considering the anticipated power outages, flooding and possible facility damage. Due to the EASD schools and facilities being closed, all athletic events and practices are postponed or cancelled on Monday, August 29, 2011.

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Concert at Ontelaunee Park cancelled & Rescheduled for September ...

The Concert at Ontelaunee Park in New Tripoli, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 was cancelled and is rescheduled for 2:00 p.m. September 25, 2011.

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7th Annual Golf Outing - benefit St. Luke's Hospital Cancer Center has been Rescheduled for ...

GOLF OUTING: Joes' Tavern 7th Annual Golf Outing to benefit St. Luke's Hospital Cancer Center scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 2, 2011 at Green Pond Country Club has been postponed and rescheduled for October 2, 2011.

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CENTRAL MORAVIAN CHURCH - 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship service cancelled ....

CENTRAL MORAVIAN CHURCH - 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship service has been cancelled.

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Moravian Book Shop - Book signing & Butterfly Demo. cancelled for Sun. Aug. 28

    Moravian Book Shop Butterfly Demonstration and book signing with Ron Richael, author of "Attracting Butterflies - "A Handbook for Butterfly Gardening," scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 at the Moravian Book Shop, 428 Main St., Bethlehem, has been cancelled. Info: 610-866-5481.


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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sounds like Irene's worse weather will be Sat. night to Sun. noon for Lehigh Valley ...

    The weather outlook from Hurricane Irene seems to indicate that the worse weather will be from Saturday night to Sunday noon. Estimates seem to be about 4 to 6 inches of rain. Saturday around 2-3 inches of rain and Sunday around 3-4 inches. Lets all hope it moves through the area fast because the weather is supposed to be nice starting next week.

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Gas prices going UP due to Hurricane Irene & it's not even here yet ...

    Gas prices are rising already amid concerns that gasoline supplies could be disrupted. Gas prices go UP on expectations of refinery shutdowns due to Hurricane Irene. Stop me if you have heard this story before.

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Atlantic City - 1st NO swimming now NO gambling - thanks a lot Hurricane Irene ..

    WOW - all 11 of Atlantic City's casinos are CLOSED due to Hurricane Irene. Gov. Chris Christie announced on Friday, Aug.26, 2011 that the casinos would have to close by noon Saturday.

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PPL's smart purchase makes it better prepared for Hurricane Irene ...

    Last year PPL purchased two Kentucky utilities - Louisville Gas & Electric and Kentucky Utilities. PPL has brought 150 additional employees and contractors from its newly acquired Kentucky operations to the Lehigh Valley. The extra manpower will help with any Hurricane Irene caused problems.

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School of Rock Smoke on the Water Festival Cancelled .. Not rescheduled ..

The School of Rock Smoke on the Water Festival scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 at Riverside Park in Easton has been cancelled due to Hurricane Irene and will not be rescheduled.

Anyone wishing to make contributions to Ronald McDonald House can make checks payable to ... "The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House"

Mail to:
Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House
3925 Chesnut St.
Philadelphia, PA. 19104
Attention: Jennifer Shipman


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Dinner Cruise Clambake on Canal for Sat. Aug. 27 Postponed - Rescheduled for ..

Clambake on the Canal
Rescheduled for ... October 8, 2011
1:00 pm

    The Dinner Cruise "Clambake on the Canal" scheduled for today - Saturday 27, 2011 has been postponed and will be held at 1:00pm on October 8, 2011. for information or reservations call 610-559-6616.

The Josiah White II canal boat in the park will be closed today and Sunday and will offer rides Labor Day and weekends only in September.

The Heritage Walk scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled. The next walk will be held Sep. 18 Info: Hugh Moore Park, 610-559-6613


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Lehigh Valley Zoo 5K, 10K & Mile Walk Sunday Cancelled .. Rescheduled for ....

    The Run Wild at the Zoo race and walk that was scheduled for Sunday has been postponed and rescheduled for Sep. 18, 2011. The 5K and 10K race will be at 8 am. followed by the 1Mile Walk at 9:50 am.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Henry Winkler "The Fonz" will be at Wheels of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree

Henry Winkler "The Fonz" from Happy Days will be at Wheels of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree on Sunday to sign autographs from 10am. to 4pm.

Wheels of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree
Aug. 26 - 28 (Friday - Sunday)
Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar St. Macungie PA.
Time:
    Friday 7:00 am. - 10:30 pm.
    Saturday 7:00 am. - 11:00 pm.
    Sunday 7:00 am. - 4:00 pm.

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Musikfest 2011 Police Blotter - Arrests up 5% in 2011 even with the Rain .....

    Bethlehem police officially released the arrest statistics for Musikfest 2011. Statistics show that arrests were up about 5% over last year. The criminal offenses were generally the same as in other years – disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and underage drinking. The total number of arrests was 81. The most serious crime this year was a stabbing on opening night of Musikfest. The crowds were well below 1 million for the first time in several years and arrest were higher than last year - it's not the size of the crowd, it's the quality of the people.

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159th Allentown Fair starts Aug. 30, 2011 - The Granddaddy of them All ...

159th Allentown Fair
    Preview day - Aug.30, 2011 begins at 4 p.m. Tuesday and is FREE.

    The Fair runs from Aug.31 - Sept.5, 2011.

Basic admission is $6; FREE, under 12.
One-day ride wristbands are $15 in advance, through Tuesday and online throughout the fair.
One-day ride wristbands are $20 at the fair.

    The Powers Great American Midway will feature approximately 45 rides. There are many free attractions at the fair as always. Plenty of food, music, entertainment, contests, rides, and games for everyone. Music at the the Grandstand and Music tent will be exceptional. So come on out to the Fair.

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Zoo in Paradise - Adults only Party at the Lehigh Valley Zoo - eat, dring & dance ...

    Lehigh Valley Zoo in Schnecksville is host for Zoo In Paradise - Party event for adults-only. Enjoy the food and drink and dance to the songs of Jimmy Buffet performed by the Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band.

Date: Aug. 27, 2011
Time: 6pm. - 10pm.
    Great Picnic fare includes hot dogs, cheeseburgers, fries, nachos, ice cream and more. Food ($2.50-$5.00). Drinks ($5. beer, margaritas, sangria, rum and cokes, soda)
Admission: $10. proceeds benefit the zoo's conservation efforts.

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33rd Annual Wheels of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree - 1,500 cars you'll want to see ....

Wheels of Time Rod & Custom Jamboree
Aug. 26 - 28 (Friday - Sunday)
Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar St. Macungie PA.

Time:
    Friday 7:00 am. - 10:30 pm.
    Saturday 7:00 am. - 11:00 pm.
    Sunday 7:00 am. - 4:00 pm.
Cost: $8. ($2.discount with a can of food for the Allentown Rescue Mission)
        Free under 16 with an adult.

    Food, Entertainment and overr 1,500 street rods and custom cars to see. Enjoy the games, entertainment, music and food day and night at this great 3-day jamboree.

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66th Annual Blue Valley Farm Show - Rides, Great Food, Entertainment more ...

Blue Valley Farm Show
Aug 25 - 27, 2011 (Thursday - Saturday)
Time: 5pm. - 11pm.
Fairgrounds, 707 American-Bangor Road
Bangor PA. 610-588-2818

    Great food, live entertainment, rides, bingo, contest, flea market, arts & crafts, competitive exhibits and more.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hurricane Irene - could make landfall anywhere from South Carolina to Massachusetts

    Federal officials have warned that Hurricane Irene could cause flooding, power outages or worse all along the East Coast as far north as Maine, even if it stays offshore. The projected path has gradually shifted to the east and Irene could make landfall anywhere from South Carolina to Massachusetts over the weekend.

    Evacuations have begun on the tiny barrier islands off North Carolina as Hurricane Irene strengthened to a major Category 3 storm over the Bahamas today (Wednesday) with the East Coast in its sights. Irene's maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph with additional strengthening forecast by the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami.

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Sunday - Big Finale at 30th Annual Copy Community Days - Aug. 28, 2011 ....

Coplay Community Days
Community Park - 2nd & Kiefer street
S&S Amusement Rides All 4 Days
Info: 610-703-8487
Food - Games - Crafts - Chill Contest, Kids Zone.

Sunday, Aug.28, 2011
1:00 - 4:30 pm - Polka Favorite Johnny Dee. Special guest Uncle Jeffrey And The Gang.

4:00 pm. - Jesse Reed Hot Dog Eating Contest. $100 Grand Prize.

6:00 - 10:00 pm. - Classic Rock, Hottest Party and Dance Band - The Aardvarks

12:00 - 9:00 pm. Bingo Tent/ Plinko - Cash & Prizes (Aug. 27 and 28)


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30th Annual Coplay Community Days - Great End of Summer Festival - Aug. 25-28, 2011 ...

Coplay Community Days
Community Park - 2nd & Kiefer street
S&S Amusement Rides All 4 Days

Saturday, Aug.27, 2011
1:00 pm - Karaoke Finals from 8 week qualifier - $500. Grand prize
2:00 - 3:00 pm. at the "Kids Zone" come meet the Iron Pigs Mascot Fe Fe

12:00 - 8:00 pm. March of Dimes Duck Pond Fundraiser (Saturday & Sunday)
6:00 - 10:00 pm. - Hottest Funk 60's to the present dance

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Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway - PA Dutch Treat Train - Sep. 10, 2011

Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway
Saturday - Sep. 10, 2011
Call: 570-325-8485 ( Monday-Friday, 9am.-5pm. )

    50 Mile Round trip to White Haven & return. The train departs the Jim Thorpe Station at 4:30 pm. and returns approximately at 7:00 pm. Enjoy a relaxing ride through beautiful mountain scenery and sample some ring bologna, pickles, cheese, pretzels, birch beer and assorted beverages.

Tickets: $35. No ticket sales on the Day of the trip. Limited seating available. All passengers must have a ticket.

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California has San Andreas Fault -- Lehigh Valley has the 'Ramapo Fault' - What ??

    The Ramapo Fault zone spans more than 185 miles in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The Ramapo is a system of faults between the northern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont areas to the east. This fault is probably the best known fault zone in the Mid-Atlantic due to it's proximity to the Indian Point nuclear plant in New York.

    The Ramapo Fault has been blamed for several past earthquakes, but the specific association of any significant earthquake with this fault has yet to be demonstrated.

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Thursday Aug.24, 2011 Gas in the Lehigh Valley ranges from $3.32 to $3.78 a gallon.

    The natiowide average price for a gallon of gas is $3.59. The price for Regular Gas in the Lehigh Valley on Thursday Aug.24, 2011 is in a range from about $3.32 to $3.78 a gallon. Find lowest gas in the valley ===> Lehigh Valley Gasoline prices

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Best selling car in America - Toyota Camry gets a facelift for 2012 ....

    The best selling car in America for 15 years - the Toyota Camry has a reputation for reliability. Toyota's 2012 Camry sedan got its first redesign in five years. The new 2012 Camry has a sharper, more pointed hood, a quieter and roomier interior and more trunk space. The new Camry is due to arrive at dealerships in early October 2011. The basic version of the 2012 Toyota Camry will cost approximately $22,000.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Are you a typical PPL electric user? ... then you're in Luck ....

    Typical residential PPL customers will see their monthly electric bills drop by about $4 beginning in September 2011. Why you ask? Lower rates take effect because of lower wholesale electric costs and you are the beneficiary. The lower rates reflect cheaper power generation contracts and lower fuel prices.

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New manager of LVIA is - AFCO AvPORTS Management LLC - Who's that...

    AFCO AvPORTS Management LLC is a Dulles Virginia firm specializing in managing airports. LVIA agreed to a two-year contract starting at $325,000 next year. There will be an AFCO AvPORTS onsite manager at the airport. AFCO AvPORTS currently manages 14 regional airports.

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ALL Pennsylvania Bridges are being inspected after Earthquake ....

ALL Pennsylvania Bridges are being inspected after the 5.9 Earthquake as a precaution.

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Today's Earthquake - Biggest recorded earthquake on East Coast in 127 years ...

Top 5 Earthquakes on the East Coast:

1 - May 31, 1897: 5.9 Giles County, Va. (tie for 1st. place)

1 - Aug. 23, 2011: 5.9 Mineral, Va. (tie for 1st. place)

2 - Dec. 20, 1940: 5.5. Ossipee Lake, N.H.

3 - Dec. 24, 1940: 5.5. Ossipee Lake, N.H.

4 - Aug. 10, 1884: 5.5 New York City

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Earthquake was centered 40 miles northwest of Richmond ....

    The U.S. Geological Survey said that the earthquake was half a mile deep and centered near Louisa Virginia, which is about 40 miles northwest of Richmond. Shaking from the quake was felt at the White House and all over the East Coast. There were evacuations as far south as Charleston, South Carolina and as far north as New York.

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I think I felt the Earthquake in Bethlehem that hit Virginia about 15 minutes ago ....

5.8 earthquake in Virginia felt in Washington, New York City, North Carolina and add Bethlehem to the list.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

2 Auto Giants due a deal to develop Hybrid Gas-Electric engine for Trucks & SUV's

Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. have decided to jointly develop a gas-electric hybrid engine for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles. The two companies will share development costs to make the technology more affordable for customers and bring it to market faster.

Both companies now sell thousands of hybrid cars and trucks worldwide. Toyota's Prius is the world leader in hybrid sales. This is the first time that Ford has worked jointly with Toyota on any project.

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Seniors, the Pennsylvania Lottery just had it's Second Highest year generating $$ ......

    The Pennsylvania Lottery generated $960 million for senior benefit programs in fiscal 2010-2011. The $960 million was an increase of 5% over the previous year. It also was the 2nd Highest year for proceeds going to senior programs. Lottery revenue supports a wide range of programs to benefit senior citizens such as prescription drug assistance, funding to help the elderly remain in their homes and many other programs.

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So how are ALL those Pennsylvania Casinos ( Sands etc. ) really doing $$$ ...

    In fiscal 2010-2011 - Pennsylvania casinos generated $1.3 billion in slot machine tax revenue that goes for property tax relief and other designated uses.

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Rain rain go away, come on back another day - Hurricane Irene heads for USA ...

    Hurricane Irene the 1st hurricane of the 2011 season made landfall in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico early today, Aug. 22, 2011. Current forecast tracks show Irene moving just along the coast of Florida by early Friday morning and making landfall in Georgia on Saturday. Weather forecasters warn that this could change. Irene may track more north and hit the Carolina's. Watch for the progression of this current category 1 hurricane. It is expected to increase in strength.

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Clambake on the Canal - Easton Aug 27 - Great Food & Entertainment to boot ...

National Canal Museum
Clambake on the Canal
Easton - August 27, 2011
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    The Clambake features Clam Chowder, Cheese and Bologna, and Shrimp and Cocktail Sauce. Enjoy shrimp and soft drinks on the boat. You will disembark along the canal and enjoy an Old Fashion Clam Bake with Steak, Chicken, Haddock, Steamed Clams, Roasted Potatoes & Corn on the Cob with drawn butter. You will then get back on the boat for Coffee and Tea, Apple Pan Dowdy, Brownies and Shoe Fly Pie.

Entertainment is also provided. Catering by Kasey Lynn’s. $40/person. 610-559-6616

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ArtWalk - Downtown Bethlehem - Saturday Aug 27 - Art, Live Music, Wine ...

ArtWalk - Downtown Bethlehem
Bethlehem - August 27, 2011
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Walk along Broad & Main Streets in downtown Bethlehem and enjoy shops, restaurants, museums and art galleries, as working local artists and musicians line the sidewalks! Artists will be performing their works of art such as painting, jewelry- making, pottery spinning, hula-hoop designing and spinning, more arts and lots of LIVE music!

    You can purchase Local art and meet the artist as you walk up Broad and down Main St.

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Next time you "Fly the Friendly Skies" of United it could be 'More Comfortable' too ...

    United Airlines is going to spend $500M to improve seating - WOW. The airline will be adding flatbed seats to first and business class cabins on long-haul aircraft. Not only will passengers be more comfortable from some of the planned improvements but your luggage will feel better too....

    The airline will nearly double the size of the overhead bins on all of the Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft starting in March 2012. These luggage bin improvements will allow for approximately 40 extra bags on the planes.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lehigh Township Country Fair - Saturday Aug. 27 Events ....

20th Annual Lehigh Township Country Fair
Route 248 & Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville PA.
August 26 & 27, 2011
Free Admission - $2 Parking

Saturday, August 27,2011 Events:

10am.-5pm. - Donate Blood - Miller-Keystone Mobile Unit.
12:30pm. - Little Miss Country Fair
1pm. - Lehigh Twp Fire Safety House Demonstration
1pm.-2pm. - The Magic of David Caserta
1pm.-4pm. - Kids Workshop with Home Depot
2pm.-5pm. - Ride Special - $10/Rider (ages 14 & under)
3pm.-4pm. - Make your own SUNDAE !
3pm.-6pm. - Midnight Special
6pm.-9pm. - Race Car Drivers & Car Displays
7pm.-10pm. - Dave Rehrig & the Twitty Fever Band
8pm. - Coloring Contest Judging
9pm. - Chinese Auction Drawing
1opm. - Cash / Prize Raffle Drawing

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