Sunday, July 31, 2011

Did you know there is a - U.S. Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, California

    The Nike U.S. Open of Surfing started Saturday July 30, 2011 and extends through August 7, 2011 at Huntington Beach, California. This is an annual event that attracts more than half a million fans and the top surfers in the world.

    Southern California produces many quality surfers because of the U.S. Open tournament and the beautiful weather all year round. You can surf in Southern California nearly 365 days a year.

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Philadelphia Eagles - Lehigh Camp Practice & Autograph Schedule - Aug 1-6, 2011

Date                        Practice                                 Autograph Tent

Mon.,     Aug. 1 --    8:05 AM and 2:45 PM (Walk Thru)        OL
Tue.,    Aug. 2 --    Players Day Off
Wed.,    Aug. 3 --    8:05 AM and 2 PM (Walk Thru)       QBs and DBs
Thu.,    Aug. 4 --    8:05 AM and 2:45 PM (Walk Thru)       DL
Fri.,    Aug. 5 --    8:05 AM and 2 PM (Walk Thru)       WRs and ST
Sat.,    Aug. 6 --    8:05 AM and 2:45 PM (Walk Thru)       OL
Sun.,    Aug. 7 --    8:05 AM and 2 PM (Walk Thru)       QBs and DBs

**** Autographs take place after the morning practice. There are a limited amount of tickets available for each session. Numbered tickets are handed out to fans upon arrival to training camp. Only tickets with predetermined numbers will receive access to the Autograph Tent on that day.

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Philadelphia Eagles Youth Partnership Top Achievers Day - Wed. Aug. 3, 2011 - Lehigh

    The 2011 Eagles Top Achiever Award winners will visit Eagles Training Camp at Lehigh on Wed., Aug. 3, 2011 to spend the day with Eagles players, watch practice, assist with players gear, and have lunch with the team. These outstanding students were nominated for the award by their high school football coaches, and all have maintained the very highest GPA of all football players in their respective school.

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Daniel Craig aka James Bond 007 as a Cowboy fighting Aliens - Is anyone else confused ...

    The real life actor Daniel Craig better known for his role as the current James Bond 007 has a new movie out. Craig turned in his tuxedo and spy gadgets for a cowboy hat and shiny spurs. All that for his new movie, which is a sci-fi western - "Cowboys and Aliens." He makes a good cowboy but I'm still having a problem with cowboys fighting aliens.

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Musikfest 2011 Schedule – Opening Day – Aug. 5, 2011 Complete Schedule ....

Sands Steel Stage
7:00 pm. – Stone Temple Pilots

Musikfest Café
7:00 pm. – Needtobreathe

America Platz at Levitt Pavilion – SteelStacks
6:00 & 7:30 pm. – Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway
9:00 pm. – Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun

Air Products Town Square
5:00 pm. – Tim and Jules
7:00 & 8:30 pm. – Sarah Donner
10:30 pm. – Nate Myers & The Aces

Fowler & Pena Banana Island
6:00 pm. – Eric Mintel Quintet
8:30 pm. – Roaring 20’s Jazz Orchestra

Wells Fargo Festplatz
5:00 pm. – Jolly Joe Timmer
7:00 pm. – Opening ceremonies
8:30 pm. – Lucky 7

5:00 to 11:00 pm. – Runa Pacha Wind Rhythms
6:30 to 10:00 pm. – Cast in Bronze

Downtown Bethlehem Assoc. – Liederplatz
6:00 pm. – Amarach
9:00 pm. – Peter Karp & Sue Foley

Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz
6:00 pm. – Lehigh Valley Idols
7:00 pm. – Mike Dugan
8:00 pm. – Maura Jensen
9:00 pm. – Lizanne Knott

Downtown Bethlehem Assoc. – Main Street
6:00 pm. – Frankenpine
6:00 to 10:00 pm. – Chris Ruggiero – The One Man Variety Show
8:30 pm. – The Burrows Four

Morning Call - Plaza Tropical
6:00 pm. – Doug Hawk Proposition
7:30 pm. – Sandlot Heros
9:30 pm. – Tyler Grady & Wailing Waters

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How much Money is Musikfest 2011 expected to generate ? .....

North side, south side and all merchants in between are hoping to get a portion of the expected $39 million dollars of tourist money that Musikfest 2011 is projected to generate for the Lehigh Valley area.

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Looper's Grille & Bar, south side Bethlehem is gearing up for Musikfest 2011

The new SteelStacks Musikfest 2011 venue on the south side is creating excitement for the nice people at Loopers. Loopers is planning later hours, a beer truck and hand-held driver's license scanner to deal with the expected increase in business this year from Musikfest 2011.

The menu at Loopers will feature some new items as well. You will be able to get cheese fries to go and roasted lamb shanks. Stop by when you’re on the south side and check it out.

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New Cigar Bar Restaurant opens in historic former Main Street Depot, Bethlehem

The historic former Main Street Depot restaurant will be transformed into a Cigar bar just in time for Musikfest 2011. The new restaurant at 61 E. Lehigh Street in Bethlehem will be called the Wooden Match.

The Wooden Match will offer over 2 dozen beer selections. The food menu will contain such favorites as turkey club sandwiches, beer battered onion rings, beer basted hot dogs and Reuben’s with more expansions to the menu planned.

Smokers can enjoy smoking in the bar and restaurant from a selection of about 75 different cigars.

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

July 30 is National Cheesecake Day - now you're talking ....

National Cheesecake Day is on July 30 ...

    If you live near a "Cheesecake Factory" you're in luck. The Cheesecake Factory is offering “Any Slice at Half Price” for dine-in guests. There are more than 30 flavors already available at the Cheesecake Factory. They will also debut the new Hershey®’s Chocolate Bar Cheesecake, with layers of chocolate cheesecake, moist chocolate cake, and ganache, topped with a creamy chocolate frosting and chocolate chips. The Hershey®’s Chocolate Bar Cheesecake will be available in of all its restaurant locations nationwide beginning July 30 - stop, stop I can't take it any more, I'm gasing up the car and driving to the nearest one.

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Aug 3 rd. is not the day after USA defaults - its National Watermelon Day...

Yes fruit lovers - August 3rd. is National Watermelon Day.

A watermelon contains about 6% sugar and 92% water by weight. It is a source of vitamin C. In China watermelon can be stir-fried - why am I not surprised at that. It is also enjoyed stewed or more often pickled by the Chinese. Watermelon juice can also be made into wine.

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Deathly Hallows Part 2 of Harry Potter series hits $1 Billion in Global Box Office sales ....

    Deathly Hallows Part 2 of the Harry Potter series hits the $1 Billion mark in Global Box Office sales. The movie also benefited from being released in 3D. The movie's overseas gross is more than twice that of the USA.

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$90 million dollars for a Football Quarterback - there goes the ticket prices....

    The Indianapolis Colts are really thrilled to have signed Peyton Manning the only 4 time MVP in league history. Manning's new deal will likely keep him in Indianapolis for the rest of his career. Details of the contract were not immediately available but it is rumored to be for 5 years at an astronomical $90 million - WOW.

Football Tickets for any game you want to see........
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Used car prices are at record highs right now - July 2011

    Used car prices are at record highs right now. The demand currently is for smaller cars but hybrids are also becoming increasingly valuable due to high gas prices. The Kelley Blue Book is a goodt tool to determine price but search in your market to see what cars are on sale.

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Molly's Irish Grille & Sports Pub on Bethlehem's south side

    Whether you are hungry for some of Molly's Signature Irish Fare, award-winning chili or good old American pub food, Molly's has got you covered. We like to eat there on First Fridays on Bethlehem’s south side. Molly's is open every day from 11:00 am to 2:00 am. Don't forget Happy Hour from 5:00 pm. - 7:00 pm. Monday - Friday. Molly's is located at East 4th Street and New Street in Bethlehem.

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Easton Restaurant week - Jul 31, 2011 – Aug 4, 2011

Easton Restaurant week - Jul 31, 2011 – Aug 4, 2011
Pre-Fixed Lunch $8 and Dinner $30

Easton Downtown Restaurants Include:
– Sette Luna
– Ocean
– Porters’ Pub & Restaurant
– River Grille
– Valenca
– State Cafe & Grill

Throughout Easton…
– Megs and Mads on College Hill
– Vintage Restaurant & Bar on Morgan Hill

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Does U.S. need to hire Apple's Steve Jobs & staff & fire the Pres., Senate & House of Reps

    Apple has more cash on hand than the United States federal government, according to the company's financial records. Apple's quarterly financial report shows that the company famous for its' iPad, iPod and iPhone now has $76.4 billion in reserve cash, while the Treasury Department is sitting on just $73.7 billion.

    International credit rating agencies have threatened to downgrade the national debt for the first time in the nation's history if Washington doesn't come up with a solution to increase the $14.5 trillion debt ceiling while implementing a concrete plan to get the nation's run-away "spending” down.

    Attention, Federal Government, how about a few lessons from one really successful company. Apple's financial report shows that the company's profits, even through the last recession, are booming. It's amazing what good management and sound financial principles can produce – like not spending $14.5 trillion more than you take in.

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The Bad condition of U.S. Education that ... ALL the Money in the world won't FIX ...

    The recent news of the Atlanta, Georgia school cheating scandal highlights the bad state of our education system. Over 80 Atlanta teachers admitted to cheating on state standardized tests. Yes, the teachers were cheating for the kids.

    One group of elementary teachers even held a "party" after school to change their pupils' answers by hand. What kind of thinking is that? Why not have a "party" to teach the kids how to study or maybe a "party" to give them some additional "teaching" help? .... But, a "party" to cheat !

    Kids feel the need to "cheat" and now some teachers even feel the need to "cheat" because both are equally unprepared. The kids need to learn the "quality education material" that school districts taught years ago. Get back to basics - Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, History, Geography, and Science. You need to build a strong foundation first. And if a teacher thinks that it is OK to teach a kid to cheat then maybe they need a career change because they are obviously unqualified to influence young minds.

    With the next election cycle in full swing you are already hearing the familiar talking point from the Politicians that "we need to invest more money into education".

    There is NO amount of money that can fix a bad teacher, inspire an unmotivated student, energize an uninterested parent, improve an inferior curriculum supported by a school district, or overcome inept, unqualified state and federal school officials.

Truth is .... there are things Money cannot buy or fix .... like a Good, Quality Education.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Lehigh Valley Mall - School Supply Collection during August 2011 - Get an Incentive ?

During the month of August, the Lehigh Valley Mall will collect donations of new school supplies during the month at Guest Services. Your donations will benefit at-need families in the Whitehall / Coplay school district. Suggested school supply lists will be available at Guest Services.

There are donation incentives for you as well. For a donation of 5 items or more, Lehigh Valley Mall will give the donator a free sling-back tote bag.

Bonus: Every tote has a “bonus gift” which ranges from a free key chain, water bottle, or Gift Card ranging from $25, $50. There will also be an Enter-to-Win for a $500 Visa Gift Card! Lehigh Valley Mall will also collect fall and winter children’s coats through the “One Warm Coat” program.

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Downtown Allentown Restaurant Week - Jul 25, 2011 – Jul 31, 2011

Ideal time to discover delicious food at special pricing!

These restaurants will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner specials between $5 and $30!

- Allentown Brew Works: Lunch & Dinner
- Bada Bingg
- Bayleaf
- Cosmopolitan
- House of Chen
- Island in the Sun
- Made in Brazil
- Sangria

Dinner reservations highly recommended!

Every time you visit a participating restaurant, you earn a chance to enter a drawing for great prizes including restaurant gift cards, an overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Center City, Symphony Hall tickets and more!

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1st Annual Allentown Latin Music Festival - Saturday July 30 at Fairgrounds

Allentown Latin Music Festival - Sat. July 30, 2011
Allentown Fairgrounds

    The festival will be held in the field behind the grandstand toward the Main Gate nightclub. There also will be food stands, amusement rides and various artisans. The festival is hosted by the Lehigh Valley Latin radio station Hola, WHOL 1600/1400am. Entertainment from Charlie Cruz, Jose Alberto, Los Hermanos Rosario, Andy Andy and more.

Tickets: $5 and free for children and seniors.
Info: 484-951-3032

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Musikfest 2011 Preview Night - So what's the Entertainment & when's Open House ? ...

                Preview Night - Thursday, Aug 4, 2011

6:00-7:30 p.m. - Jerry Costello.
7:30-9:00 p.m. - Smokin' Joe Kubek and B'Nois King.
9:00-11:00 p.m. - another band to be anounced.

The Open house for the Steel Stage will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Visitors will be able to walk in and see the new stage layout, food vendors, seating arrangements and party deck. Steel Stage will be built on the parking lot west of Bethlehem Steel's blast furnaces. The capacity for Steel Stage will be 7,200 seats.

The Musikfest Café open house also will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The café's paid performances will replace those at Moravian College's Foy Auditorium and Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center.

Free parking for the preview evening will be in the gravel parking lots on 1st. Street across from PNC Plaza and adjacent lots.

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Musikfest 2011 - PREVIEW Night - Thursday Aug. 4, 2011

    Musikfest, the 10-day festival, will have a preview night for 2011. On Thursday at SteelStacks from 6-11 p.m. visitors will be able to get tours of the new Steel Stage main stage as well as the Musikfest Café. There also will be performances at the Levitt Pavilion, which will replace Americaplatz as the festival's largest free stage, and at the Town Square, the festival's only new stage.

    The special preview night is designed for the residents of the Lehigh Valley, who have been so supportive of Musikfest over the years. People are invited to come out and explore the SteelStacks campus and enjoy the live music.

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Does Tiger Woods have a caddy for the upcoming Bridgestone ? ....

    Tiger parted ways with his caddy of 12 years, Steve Williams some weeks ago. So who will carry Tigers’ bag for his upcoming tournament? The Golf Channel believes that Bryon Bell, a longtime friend and confidant of Tiger will do the honors as caddy. – Book Your Tee Time Today!

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Tiger Woods is not ready to hang up the clubs yet ....

    Tiger Woods made a surprise announcement late on Thursday, July 28th that he would return to tournament action next week at the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club. Tiger has won the Bridgestone tournament 7 times with the most recent win coming 2009. – Book Your Tee Time Today!

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Easton Fringe Fest comes to an abrupt END .....

The Chansonette Fringe Fest in Easton has come to an abrupt end. The fest was originally scheduled as a 16-week festival. Attendance has been bad and revenue down causing the organizers to shutdown earlier. The festival was losing about $2,000 each weekend.

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Did Barnes & Noble use stolen technology in its' Nook ? ....

In a suit filed Wed., July 27, 2011 in the U.S. District Court in Allentown, Agere Systems and LSI Corp. are claiming that Barnes & Noble's Nook eReaders are making use of patented technology to connect to 3G and WiFi data networks and to process electronic music files.

The suit alleges that Nook infringes on 11 patents issued to Agere, LSI and Agere's precursor, Lucent Technologies. LSI Corp bought Agere in 2007 and operates some of its facilities in Allentown and Hanover Township. Both LSI Corp and Agere Systems are named as plaintiffs in the suit.

LSI Corp and Agere Systems aren't the only companies who have a problem with Barnes & Noble over the Nook. In March, Microsoft Corp. sued Barnes & Noble alleging that the Nook's Android operating system violates several of the software giant's patents.

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

The 2011-12 Oakland Raiders cheerleaders are gorgeous - even the Grandmother ...

    The Oakland Raiders 2011-12 season will feature a great squad of cheerleaders including one lovely lady who is a Grandmother. Yes that's correct. The Raiders have hired Susie Sanchez, age 37, a mother of 3 and grandmother of 1. Susie will be one of the sideline cheerleaders for the 2011-12 season. Susie impressed everyone with her dancing ability, skill and presence on the field. Good Luck Susie.

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4th Annual ArtWalk - Downtown Bethlehem - Saturday

4th Annual ArtWalk - Downtown Bethlehem
Bethlehem - July 30, 2011
    ArtWalk offers an opportunity for artists and musicians to showcase their talents to visitors to Bethlehem’s Main and Broad Streets. Entertainment from Charlie Cruz, Jose Alberto, Los Hermanos Rosario and Andy Andy and more.

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Das Awkscht Fescht - Macungie - Aug 5 - 7, 2011

    48th Annual Das Awkscht Fescht held in beautiful Macungie Memorial Park. Food, Music, Fireworks, Kids activities, arts, crafts & Antiques, Flea Market and continuous entertainment all weekend long.

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Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning - Friday Fireworks

Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning
July 29 - 31, 2011
Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ.
Info. 800-HOT-AIR9

    The largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America. There will be 125 colorful balloons that will take to the skies twice a day. Friday nights ascension is followed by Fireworks. You can also take balloon rides. The festival will also feature concerts.

Tickets: $30. For ages 4-12 $15. Free for 3 yrs old and under. Concerts are extra.

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Warren County Farmers' Fair and 11th. Hot Air Balloon Festival

Warren County Farmers' Fair & Hot Air Balloon Festival
July 31 - Aug. 6, 2011
at the Warren County Fairgrounds

There will be mass launches each night of up to 40 balloons. The fair will have live music, a horse show, amusement rides and even lawn mower races. What's a farmer fair without livestock. There will be lots of livestock, 4-H and FFA projects.

Admission to the fair and balloon festival is $6. and $4. for ages 5-12 yrs. Free to kids 4 and under.

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Pennsylvania Blues Festival at Blue Mountain Ski Area - Friday to Sunday

Pennsylvania Blues Festival - July 29 - 31, 2011
Blue Mountain Ski Area
1660 Blue Mountain Drive
Lower Towamensing Township

Friday - 8pm. - Midnight
Saturday - Noon - 9:30 pm. ( after hours jam until 1:30 am.)
Sunday - 11am. - 8:30 pm.
Info: 610-826-7700

Advanced tickets ( until Thur. ) $30. a day.
Two Day adult ticket $50.
Ages 6-12 $9. and $15.
Ages 6 & under - FREE

Tickets at the gate:
- $35. for Adults for the day.
- $10. for ages 6-12
- FREE under 6 yrs of age

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Fleetwood Blues Festival - Free local blues festival - Sunday July 31

Fleetwood Blues Festival - July 31, 2011
Sunday at Fleetwood Park
11:00 am - 8:00 pm.

    Free, family friendly festival Sunday. This is the 5th year that the festival fundraiser will be held to benefit the Fleetwood Parks & Recreation Dept. There will be 8 bands playing at the park bandshell. There will be food and crafts. No alcohol or smoking is allowed in the park. The park is located at 301 Main St. in Fleetwood.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Back-to-school shoppers would you like to save $ money - how about No sales tax

    As many as 16 states have sales-tax holidays in July and August for back-to-school shoppers. The states include Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. These 16 states exempt back-to-school purchases on items such as clothing, computers and school supplies from sales taxes.

If your state is not on the list you can call your state officials and representatives and ask them why they're not.

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Easton Farmers’ Market - fresh locally produced foods - Saturday July 30

    Easton Farmers' Market is the oldest, continuous open-air market in the United States, c.1752, You can shop for fresh, locally produced foods & crafts in historic downtown Easton at Centre Square from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

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Bethlehem Farmers’ Market - Thursday July 28

    The Bethlehem Farmers’ Market runs on Thursdays, 11:00 am. - 3:00 pm, from May 19th to October 28th, 2011, The market is a unique shopping opportunity. Visit the Bethlehem Farmers’ Market to sample the foods, develop relationships with the vendors, learn about unique food varieties and cooking tips, and greet your neighbors. The market is located at Morten St. in Bethlehem

Brittany Traunbaugh performs this week!

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USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships July 26 - 31

    The Master’s Track Nationals is a national championship event for cyclists 30+. It is a series of age-graded competitions in which new National Champions are crowned in various events, including sprints, time-trials and mass start races.

   The Master’s Track Nationals will feature some legends of the track in action. You can see old favorites like Gibby ‘the Bear’ Hatton, Paul ‘the Animal’ Pearson, Art ‘the Dart’ Mcugh, Bruce ‘the Torch’ Donaghy, Bobby ‘the Bullet’ Philips, and more, as they race for stars and stripes! 610-395-7000

Date & Time:
    July 26, 2011 – Jul 30, 2011 (9:00 am – 9:30 pm)
    July 31, 2011 at 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tiger Woods downward spiral continues - He's out of Golf's Top 20 ......

    Tiger Woods has dropped out of the world top 20. He hasn't been out of the Top 20 in the World since 1997. Hard to believe. The top of the rankings remain the same - Luke Donald, Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer, Rory McIlroy and Steve Stricker with Phil Mickelson coming in at No. 6. – Book Your Tee Time Today!

Rejoice - Philadelphia Eagle Fans the Birds are coming to Lehigh on Wed. July 27

Eagle Fans, the Birds will report to Lehigh on Wed. July 27, 2011 and run through conditioning test on Thur. July 28, 2011. The Eagles hit the field on Fri. July 29, 2011 for their 1st public practice.

Coach Reid will have a news conference on Wed. July 27 at Lehigh in the afternoon. The Birds will remain at Lehigh until Aug. 17 which is the day before their 2nd. preseason game.

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USPS May Close 3,600 Post Offices - Don't worry it's only a study ....

    The U.S. Postal Service is launching a study of thousands of local post offices for possible closure in an effort to save money. It seems the federal agency is a little strapped for cash. USPS lost $8 billion last year. Most of the roughly 3,600 offices that face reviews are in rural areas so don't worry. Oh, unless of course you live in a rural area - Oops.

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Lets go to McDonald's & get some Fruit & Vegetables with our Happy Meal ...

    McDonald's announced today that it will change its Happy Meals. The McDonald's chain will begin serving a fruit or vegetable with every Happy Meal sold in the United States. McDonald's announced that it will shrink the portion of french fries in its children's meals starting in September 2011 in some of its markets and all of its 14,000 restaurants by April.

    Apple slices will often be included as the side dish with the Happy Meal. Instead of apple slices the meal could have carrots, raisins, pineapple slices or mandarin oranges, depending on the time of year and the region in which they are being served.

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Musikfest 2011 - Bethlehem South side Parking for the New Musikfest Venues ....

    Musikfest 2011 will have some new venues on Bethlehem's south side this year. The Parking Authority is opening up 558 additional spots on South Side parking lots to Musikfest visitors. These parking spots however cannot be reserved. These spots will cost $10 for all-day parking. The lots are located at Fourth and Buchanan, Third and Taylor, and Mechanic Street.

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Musikfest 2011 Parking options - Park & Ride - take the Shuttle ....

    Musikfest 2011 organizers are encouraging people to park in one of their satellite lots. One satellite lot is located at Eighth Avenue at Martin Tower and the other lot is at Route 412 and Commerce Center Boulevard. You can park in the lots and take buses to festival grounds. A $4 ticket (children ride free) gets festival visitors a ride to and from the parking lot and an all-day shuttle pass between the festivities in historic Bethlehem and the new SteelStacks.

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Musikfest 2011 Parking made easy ... Online Reservation System

    The Bethlehem Parking Authority is unveiling a new online reservation system that will allow Musikfest visitors to book parking spots in the 3 Parking Authority garages. The 3 garages are at Lehigh Riverport, Walnut Street and North Street.

    The parking program is available through the authority's website at The website will allow motorists to book a specific time, day and garage to park during Musikfest, which starts on August 5, 2011. Reserved parking will be $10 which is the same price that unreserved spots in the parking garages go for during the festival plus a $1.92 administrative fee that goes to the online booking service.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Free Family Film Festival at Rave, Promenade Shops - July & Aug

FREE Family Film Festival at Rave
Tuesdays & Wednesdays - starting June 21, 2011

Tuesdays & Wednesdays in June, July & August 2011.
Rave's doors open at 9:30am. Movie starts at 10am.

The Lightning Thief - July 26 & 27
Narnia - August 2 & 3
Gulliver's Travels - August 9 & 10

All Movies are G or PG and are "2D".
Plus, Get $1 OFF Rave's Meal Deal!

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Downtown Allentown Restaurant Week - July 25 – 31, 2011

Downtown Allentown Restaurant Week
July 25 – 31, 2011
7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Ideal time to discover delicious food at special pricing! These restaurants will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner specials between $5 and $30!

- Allentown Brew Works: Lunch & Dinner
- Bada Bingg
- Bayleaf
- Cosmopolitan
- House of Chen
- Island in the Sun
- Made in Brazil
- Sangria

Dinner reservations are highly recommended!

Every time you visit a participating restaurant, you earn a chance to enter a drawing for great prizes including restaurant gift cards, an overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Center City, Symphony Hall tickets and more!

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Football Rumor - Monday, the NFL lockout will end - Hope they're right Football Fans

    Look for a Monday press conference with major news from the NFL. I hope so. The league year could begin on Wednesday, with free agency starting that same day, and training camps ready to go by the weekend - WOW - wouldn't that be great.

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Congratulations, Cadel Evans of Australia on winning the Tour de France

    Congratulations, to Cadel Evans after 2 runner-up finishes, he has finally stood on the top of the podium on the Champs Elysees in Paris as the champion of cycling’s greatest race. Evans became the first Australian to win the Tour de France.

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Philadelphia Eagles may want to sign Brett Favre - Is this a Joke OR for Real ....

    There's a New Rumor out there about Brett Favre..... Ready for this ? ....
Howard Eskin of 610 WIP Sports Radio in Philadelphia has it out there that the Eagles are interested in Brett Favre. Is this a joke or for real ?

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66th Annual Buck Hill Falls Fine Arts & Craft Festival

Buck Hill Falls Fine Arts & Craft Festival will be displaying oil paintings, photography, drawings, sculptures and other fine arts, artwork made of wod, stained glass, jewelry, pottery and more.

Sunday, July 24, 2011
FREE - 11 am. - 4 pm.
Buck Hill Tennis Club
Golf Road, Buck Hill Falls, PA.

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Knoebels - family owned Amusement Park - rides, food, swimming, camping, craft shows

Knoebels Amusement Park
391 Knoebels Blvd.
Elysburg, PA.

    Strap in and get ready for some of the best amusement park rides anywhere! Knoebels has the Grand Carousel with organ music and brass rings! After a spin on the carousel, check out any of our world-class roller coasters. This family owned amusement park has a pay-by-the-ride system. There are 56 rides and 3 coasters. Knoebels, however, is much more than just rides. There's food, swimming, camping, craft shows etc.

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Six Flags - Great Adventure - summer fun for the entire family - I love those Coasters

    Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey is known for its collection of coasters. The park has 13 coasters among its 47 rides. We loved the entire day there and it was a nice drive from the Lehigh Valley.

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Summer Bridal Event - July 28 at the Meadows ....

The Meadows - Banquet Hall
Kasey Lynn's Catering
Thursday, July 28, 2011
6pm. - 9pm.

    You can be part of a Mock Wedding Reception featuring the Band Paragon & DJ. You also can try different foods prepared at the Meadows. Food Tasting Dinner Buffet and featured vendors will be there.
$20. per person plus tax & gratuity.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Volksplatz - Great Food at Musikfest 2011 ...

Alando's Kitchen: Chicken Masala Wrap, Beef Masala Wrap, Veggie Masala Wrap, Beef Samoss, Lentil Samoss, Bhajie

Apple Frankies: Funnel Cake, Frozen Lemonade, Fruit Smoothies, Snow Cones

Bethlehem Dairy Store: Ice Cream, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Belgian Waffles, Chipwich, Super Sundae, Apple Dumpling, Hot Fudge Sundae, Italian Ice

Brooklyn Brothers Pizza: Pizza, Mezzino, Antipasto

Bull & Bear Restaurant: Gyros, Chicken Gyros, Greek Salad, Spinach Pie, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Baklava, Loakoumades, Hummus

Bull Frog BBQ: Pulled Pork, Ribs, Turkey Leg, Frog Fries, Big Mike Burger

Chan's Concessions: Chicken Teriyaki Stick, Shrimp Fried Rice, Egg Roll, Vegetable Lo Mein

Hillbilly Kettle Korn: Kettle Korn, Popcorn

Made in Brazil: Beef Kabob, Chicken Kabob, Sausage Kabob, Turkey Kabob, Filet Mignon Kabob

MMG Concessions: Wraps, Burger Sliders, Crabcake Sliders, Curly Fries, Fried Pickle, Eggplant Fries, Pretzels, Pretzel Dogs, Frozen Cheesecake, Bananas & Strawberries

Ostrowski's Famous Polish Sausage: Smoked, Hot and Spicy Polish Sausage, Halupkis, Halushki, Potato Pancakes, Polish Hot Dog, Pierogie, Chicken Tenders, Fries

Spicy Delight: Jerk Chicken, Curry Chicken, Caribbean Rice, Spicy Jamaican Beef Patties

Take A Taco: Beef, Chicken or Tuna Tacos & Taco Salads, Steak & Chicken Fajitas, Nachos, Chicken Nachos, Quesadillas, Mexican Salads, Cinnamon Strips

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Musikfest 2011 - Food at the Sands Steel Stage

Food at the Sands Steel Stage
Aw Shucks: Roasted Corn

Ben & Jerry's: Ice Cream, Milk Shakes, Hand Rolled Pretzels

Heaven on a Bun: Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Steak Sandwich, Cheesesteak, Fresh Sausage, Chicken Fingers, Hot Dog, French Fries, Mozzarella Sticks

Island Expressions: Smoothies, Coconut Shrimp, Funnel Cake, Pierogies, Nachos, Battered Veggies, Sweet Potato Fries, Pork BBQ, Loaded Potato Sticks, Pizza

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It's possible that S&P could downgrade USA Credit rating before Aug. 2, 2011

    Standard & Poor's, the credit rating agency is warning that there is a 50 % chance it will downgrade the U.S. government's credit. This credit downgrade, if it happens does not depend on the Aug. 2nd date either - it could happen before that date.

This is what happens when politicans have an ADDICTION to SPENDING.

And the people of America must suffer for that ADDICTION.

And the White House, Senate & Congress are still playing POLITICS.

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History Check - the USA is governed by 3 Equal Branches of Government ...

    The Constitution does not explicitly indicate the pre-eminence of any particular branch of government. The legislative (Congress), executive (President), and judicial (Supreme Court) branches of the United States are EQUAL & DISTINCT.

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Football News - NFL owners vote a deal to end lockout - NOW it's up to the Players

Owners Approve New Football Labor Deal, it's now up to the players.

    The probability of the Philadelphia Eagles returning to Lehigh University this summer is still in doubt - time is running out. The lockout will not end until a new agreement is finalized, voted on and signed by the players. Time is the main problem - "Not enough time".

    The trade and free agency period takes time also and that would begin after an agreement is signed. The Eagles may not have enough time to train at the Lehigh campus. The Eagles have an August 17 checkout date. This date is necessary in order to turn around the dorm, athletic and dining facilities for student use a week later.

    The Eagles may have to skip Lehigh altogether and hold their entire training camp at the NovaCare Complex which is the team's regular practice facility in south Philadelphia. Some bad omens have already happened regarding training camp. The Baltimore Ravens have already cancelled the public portion of their camp at McDaniel College. The New York Jets followed suit and cancelled their off-site training camp. The dominos could start to fall as the other teams may do the same and cancel their off-site training camps.

Can you say "Goodbye Eagles for summer 2011"? There's always next year.

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FAA tax has EXPIRED - SAVE MONEY on Flying with No Federal Tax …

The US Congress has failed to approve the 21st extension of authority for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Efforts to avert a shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration failed Friday, July 22, 2011 over a $16.5 million cut in subsidies to 13 rural communities. Approximately 4,000 people will be temporarily out of work and federal airline ticket taxes will be suspended.

Airline passengers may see a big savings on their airfares, but the situation is a little confusing. The federal taxes on a $300 round-trip airfare are about $61. Approximately half of that comes from airport and security fees that will continue to be collected, according to the Air Transport Association.

Airlines have been making adjustments to their computer systems and online websites so that taxes would no longer be added to airfares according to the association.

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Sands Casino in Bethlehem - Security Officers want to unionize ....

Security officers voted after two voting sessions this week to be represented by the union. The vote was 51-35 to be represented by the LEEBA - Law Enforcement Employees Benevolent Association.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

5th Annual Zucchini 500 at the Easton Farmers Market

    The 5th Annual "Zucchini 500" will be held at the Market Plaza near the Crayola Factory in Centre Square Easton from 9:00 am. to Noon on Saturday, July 23, 2011.

    Over 50 children and adults will carve vehicles out of zucchini and then race them down a track. Officiating at the race will be NASCAR's Peter Brohl. Prizes will be awarded in each weight / size class. You can enter the race for a $5.00 fee. You don't even need a "Zucchini car" because the market farmers will be happy to supply you with your very own zucchini to race.
Info - 610.330.9942

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"Rooftop Fancy Flea Market" in downtown Bethlehem - Sunday July 24th

Visit downtown Bethlehem on Sunday, July 24, 2011 for the "Rooftop Fancy Flea Market".

The flea market is held on top of the North Street Parking Garage from Noon - 4:00 pm. Parking in the deck is naturally FREE.

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9th Annual Christmas in July "Sidewalk Sale" in Bethlehem

The 9th Annual "Christmas in July Sidewalk Sale" in Bethlehem will run through Sunday, July 24, 2011.

      Over 50 shops in downtown Bethlehem and the South Side of Bethlehem will be selling their leftover Christmas inventory items and Spring inventory items for 75% - 90% off.

      In addition to ALL of the sales the Sun Inn Courtyard will be host to 20 arts & crafts vendors from 1:00 - 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Music by Rick Toure and the Cat Credo Band.

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23rd Annual Radio Control Airplane Air show this weekend ....

Quakertown will host the 23rd Annual Radio Control Airplane Air show
Free Admission, Food concessions are on site.
Saturday - 9:00 am. - 5:00 pm.
Sunday - 9:00 am. - 3:00 pm.
Info: 267-374-3255

    Look to the sky at the intersection of Kumry & Rosenberger Roads in Quakertown. Large size military radio controlled model airplanes will be flying over the farmlands below.

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USA owes England $8.7 Million in "traffic fines" - Now they know how NYC feels

    London officials claim that the American Embassy owes 5.3 million pounds or $8.7 million dollars in unpaid congestion fines better known to Americans as "traffic fines". The U.S. Embassy refuses to pay the fines and defends its refusal by citing the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. The USA feels that the Vienna Convention prohibits these sorts of taxes on diplomatic missions.

    Now they know how New York City feels !

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Some American Greatness gone Forever- NASA final shuttle flight lands - ends 30 yr program

NASA's final shuttle flight landed in Florida ending a 30-year program. The 100-ton spaceship Atlantis landed at the airstrip at the Kennedy Space Center today - July 21, 2011. This was the 135th. and last shuttle mission in a 30-year history.

America will have to pay the Russians in the near future to go to the International Space Station because the Russians are the only carrier to the Space Station now. The Russians will get hundreds of millions of dollars in fees to transport U.S. and other astronauts to the orbiting laboratory in its Soviet-vintage Soyuz spacecraft.

The Russian Space Agency charges NASA $56 million to send up astronauts and that cost will increase to $63 million per person starting in 2014.

This situation is sickening. So you think some of America's greatest hasn't diminished?

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Philadelphia - city of Brotherly Love - not feeling so loving to walkers who text ....

Philadelphia has a new program the - "Give respect, Get respect" program. This Philly program is intended to curb bad behavior among pedestrians, bikers and even motorists. It seems that the city has already given out approximately 600 warnings to cyclists for running red lights and not riding in bike lanes.

Now Philadelphia is going after pedestrians. The new program is cracking down on walkers who text. These pedestrians could be fined up to $120 for texting and not watching where they're going. Who thought up this program?

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I can't stop laughing - Charlie Sheen is returning to TV with new Syndicated Sitcom called .....

    Charlie Sheen is returning to TV with a new Syndicated Sitcom called "Anger Management". Charlie will play a guy with serious anger management issues. Does that require Charlie to act or is this just an easy job of "real life" typecasting.

    "Anger Management" will be Sheen's 1st full-time TV gig since CBS fired him in March from his very successful "Two and a Half Men" series after some outlandish media interviews in which he bashed Chuck Lorre and bragged about past drug use.

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Route 66 - a nostalgic car trip with a lot of History. Raod Trips

    Probably the most famous highway in the USA is Route 66. It was one of the original federal routes and was established on Nov. 11, 1926. It originally ran from Chicago, Illinois through St. Louis, Missouri, then on to Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and ending in Los Angeles, California some 2,448 miles later.

    Famous Route 66 marked the birth of the fast-food industry. The restaurant appeared on Route 66. By 1970 nearly all of the original route was replaced by a more efficient 4-lane highway. Route 66 was official decommissioned but fans of the original Route 66 love to travel and enjoy one of America's true treasures.

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Why will Movie Theater attendance weaken over the next 5 years ..

    A recent report by Moody's predicts that movie theater attendance will continue to weaken over the next 5 years. The report attributes the weak attendance to unappealing movies and competition from Netflix. Each year seems to bring more alternatives to actually going to the movie theater. Netflix and Hulu are just two examples to alternate movie going.

   Box-office revenue is down about 8 % and attendance is down nearly 10 % compared with a year ago, according to the report.

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Regal Cinemas multiplex in Lower Saucon - CLOSES ....

The Regal Cinemas multiplex in the Saucon Valley Square shopping center has closed.

The 1,300-seat, 10-screen theater was among several multiplexes that opened in the Lehigh Valley in the late 1990s. The movie theater is the latest merchant to leave the Saucon Valley Square shopping center this year. Pathmark and Blockbuster Video previously closed in the mall.

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Borders 400 stores will CLOSE & 11,000 Jobs will be lost ..

    Borders will close its doors for good and sell itself to a group of liquidators. The second largest U.S. bookstore chain was unable to find a buyer to keep the company in operation. Borders has approximately 400 stores and the closing will cost about 11,000 people their jobs. This is a very sad outcome.

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Pope names NEW - Allentown Diocese archbishop & it's NOT former Allentown Diocese Joseph Kurtz

    Pope Benedict XVI accepted the retirement resignation of Philadelphia archbishop Cardinal Justin Rigali today - Tuesday July 19, 2011. The new Archbishop to lead Philadelphia will be the current Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput and not Louisville Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, formerly of the Allentown Diocese. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz spent many years in the Allentown Diocese and was extremely popular. Archbishop Kurtz was reportedly considered for the position as well.

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Musikfest 2011 - Plaza Tropical - Great Food this year from these vendors ...

Musikfest 2011 - Plaza Tropical will offer some great food from vendors like ...

Aw Shucks: Roasted Corn

Colossal Cones: Ice Cream, Sundaes, Root Beer Floats

D&J Concessions: Fried Cheesecake, Fried Twinkies, Fried Candy Bars, Frozen Banana, Frozen Cheesecake, Ribbon Fries, Turkey Leg, Fried Oreos, Fried Veggies, Blooming Onion, Corn Dog, Fried Peanut Butter & Jelly

E-ZEE Concessions: Funnel Cakes, Nachos, Cookies, Candy Apples, Caramel Apples, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Snow Cones

Grumpy's Bar-B-Que: Jambalaya, Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, Mojito Chicken, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans

Heaven on a Bun: Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Steak Sandwich, Cheesesteak, Grilled Chicken, Fresh Sausage, Chicken Fingers, Hot Dog, French Fries, Pierogies, Mozzarella Sticks

Holy Infancy: Portuguese Donuts, Pastelillos, Bifana, Chicken & Rice, Tacos, Tostones, Yucca Fries

Island Expressions: Coconut Shrimp, Jamaican Pork Platter, Mango Shrimp, Soups, Fruit Fritters, Boom Boom Shrimp, Smoothies, Kona Coffee, Sea Dogs, Crab Pearl Skewers

JR'S London Broil: London Broil Sandwich, Chicken Wrap, Chicken in a Pita, Spicy Sausage Wrap, BLT Wrap, Tossed Salad, Tossed Salad with Meat

MMG Concessions: Hand Rolled Pretzels, Flavored Pretzels, Pretzel Dog, Pretzel Sandwich, Pretzel Wrap, Stuffed Pretzel Calzones, Pretzel Sausage

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Musikfest 2011 arrives in just 18 days - Festplatz Food choices will include ....

Musikfest 2011 - Wells Fargo Festplatz

Bethlehem Dairy Store: Ice Cream, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Belgian Waffles, Chipwich, Super Sundae, Apple Dumpling, Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae, Italian Ice

E-ZEE Concessions: Funnel Cakes, Nachos, Cookies, Candy Apples, Caramel Apples, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Frozen Drinks, Snow Cones, Fried Oreos

Foodstuff: Potato Pancakes, Chicken Paprikash, Wienerschnitzel, Sauerbraten, Bierocks, Beef Goulash, Meatloaf, Halupkis, Haluski, Coffee, Desserts

Foodstuff: Fish & Chips, Crabcake Sandwich, Fish Sandwich, Grouper Fingers, Popcorn Shrimp, Breaded Scallops, Black and Tan Onion Rings, Butterfly Fries, Crab Bisque, Calamari Rings, Crab Salad Wrap, Shrimp Salad Wrap

Helmut's Strudel: Assorted Strudels, German Roasted Almonds, Twisted Pretzels

Karl Ehmer: Bratwurst, Krainerwurst, Knockwurst, Weisswurst, Vienna Hot Dog, Potato Salad, Coffee

Mr. Bill's Poultry: Grilled Chicken Wrap, Turkey London Broil, Chicken Sausage Wrap, Veggie Wrap, Chicken Fingers, Waffle Fries, Chicken Cheesesteak, Lime Fizz

Oinkers: Pulled Pork Sandwich, BBQ Beef Brisket, Turkey Leg, Sloppy Spuds, Tornado Potato, Black Diamond Steak, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Hot Mess

Rita's Water Ice: Italian Ice

Smitty's French Fries: French Fries, Pierogies, Cheese Fries

The Brass Rail: Cheesesteak, Steak Sandwich, Hot Pot Roast Sandwich, Pizza, Italian Hoagie

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Free Movie showing in Fairview Park, July 20th, Bethlehem ...

Fairview Park
4th Avenue and West Market Street, Bethlehem
July 20, 2011
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

    FREE Showing of Despicable Me. The movie starts just after Twilight but the fun starts around 7:00 pm. Cops-n-Kids will be there to help you with your summer reading. Grab a free book and knock it out at the pool. Come and enjoy grilled hot dogs, fresh popped popcorn, soda, water etc. The snack shack benefits the Fairview Block Watch.

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FREE Family Film Festival - Rave Movie Theater - Promenade Shops, Saucon Valley Jul-Aug 2011

FREE Family Film Festival at Rave Movie Theater
located at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley.

Admission is FREE for Family Film Festival movies showing at 10am on Tuesdays & Wednesdays in July & August 2011. Rave’s doors open at 9:30am. Movie starts at 10am. All Movies are G or PG and are “2D”.

Plus, Get $1 OFF Rave’s Meal Deal!

Tues. July 19 & Wed. July 20 - Ramona and Beezus

Tues. July 26 & Wed. July 27 - The Lightning Thief

Tues. August 2 & Wed. August 3 - Narnia

Tues. August 9 & Wed. August 10 - Gulliver’s Travels

Family Film Festival is sponsored by MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream & Treatery.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

In spirit of "Shared Sacrifice" let ALL Gov. workers from Pres. on down take % pay cut like private sector

    In the spirit of the current clamor for "Shared Sacrifice" that is being circulated by the President, politicians and political pundits alike, I think it's only fitting that ALL Government workers from the President and Senators on down take a percentage pay cut like the private sector has endured during this extended recession. I'm sure they ALL want to reduce the DEFICIT and prevent us from becoming Greece. Don’t you think so?

    Naturally those at the TOP pay scale should take a greater % pay cut. Oh, and lets do it before August 4, 2011

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Is Tiger Woods getting short on "Money" these days ....

    No, it can't be. Well, he only has a few endorsement deals left. Oh yes, the recent divorce settlement probably was BIG. He also got a pay cut from Nike. The once king of the sports world has suffered financially lately.

    Company giants like Gillette, Accenture, Tag Heuer, and Gatorade having all jumped the "Tiger ship". Tiger's major deals are now down to 3. Nike is the most prominent of the 3. Estimates of Tiger's Nike money are down as much as 50% in 2010. That's got to hurt. Nike penalized Tiger and reduced his payment for two years as a response to his public behavior.

    Another factor that has shrunk Tiger’s wallet is his tournament winnings. Woods won no majors in 2009, the first year that's happened since 2004. He went completely winless in 2010, and this year he has so far missed the U.S. Open, AT&T National, and the British Open.

    In better times Tiger won $10.9 million in 2007, $5.8 million in 2008, and $10.5 million in 2009.

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Food at Musikfest 2011 - food stops at new Americaplatz at Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks

We all need food and drink while we enjoy the great music at this years’ 2011 Musikfest. At the new Americaplatz on the south side at the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks you can refuel your body at....

Bethlehem Dairy Store: Ice Cream, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Belgian Waffles, Chipwich, Super Sundae, Apple Dumpling, Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae, Italian Ice

Cactus Blue: Tortilla Chips & Pico de Gallo, Beef or Chicken Taco Salad, Beef, Chicken or Veggie Chimichanga, Beef or Chicken Tacos, Mexican Rice & Black Beans, Chimichanga Platter, Taco Platter

Nutty Bavarian: Roasted Nuts, Churros, Candy, Iced Mocha

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7 Walkers Coming to Musikfest Aug 9, 2011 .... Ticket Availability

7 Walkers Coming to Musikfest Aug 9, 2011

The Bill Kreutzmann-led 7 Walkers will rock Musikfest® on Aug. 9, at 7:00 p.m., as part of the PNC Performing Arts Series.

Tickets for the show, which will take place in the ArtsQuest Center's Musikfest Café presented by Yuengling, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, are $30-$40.

Tickets will go on sale starting:
Tues., June 21, 10 a.m., to ArtsQuest Members
Fri., June 24, 10 a.m., to the public, 610-332-3378.

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Musikfest 2011 Countdown - 19 days to the Bethlehem Musikfest Aug 5 - 14, 2011

Musikfest - Bethlehem's 28th year summer festival offers almost every musical genre imaginable and runs from Aug. 5 - 14, 2011. Hundreds of performers will entertain you for 10 days on 15 stages. This festival is the one people wait for all year long.
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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Say it isn't so - Netflix just got 60% more expensive ...

The world's best deal in TV and movies just disappeared.

    Netflix's $10 a month deal of unlimited DVDs by mail and unlimited streaming TV shows and movies has gone the way of the dinosaur – it’s now extinct.

    This past week, Netflix abruptly increased its price for that deal by 60 %. Now, if you want to check out 1 DVD-by-mail at a time, and enjoy unlimited streaming of Netflix's 20,000 TV shows and movies to your computer, phone or Blu-ray player, you will have to pay $16 a month instead of $10. This price hike hits new customers immediately, and existing customers on September 1, 2011

TiVo Premiere - Works on Comcast, Time Warner, Dish Network, DirectTV, and many more!

TiVo - We're about to change the way you watch TV.

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Great FREE Entertainment & Music - Sculpture Garden, Bethlehem, July 15

Friday Evenings in the Sculpture Garden
Bethlehem, PA.
July 15, 2011
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Religion & Cash – This local favorite plays everything Elvis and the Everly Brothers to the Beatles, Dar Williams and contemporary folk.

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Boyd theater in Bethlehem - CLOSED for all of 2011 ...

    The historic Boyd Theater in Bethlehem will remain CLOSED for the remainder of 2011. The 90-year-old theater with a 600-seat auditorium was damaged by heavy rains in May 2011 and needs repairs. It will reopen next year.

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Time for "Balanced Budget Amendment" - Obviously Pres., Senate & House can not balance the budget

    A balanced budget amendment is simply a constitutional rule that would require the government not spend more than its income. It would require a balance between the projected receipts and expenditures of the government. If we would have had this requirement over the years we would not be faced with a $14.5 TRILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT that by August will undoubtedly be raised to $16.5 TRILLION.

    Balanced budget provisions have been added to the constitutions of most U.S. states and also to the constitutions of countries like Germany and Switzerland. In case you haven't seen it in the news media lately, Germany is the MOST FINANCIAL SOUND country of ALL the countries in Europe.

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Florida sheriff really "thinking outside of the Box(er) shorts" to save money ...

No more FREE underwear - a Florida sheriff has decided to reduce costs in his budget by stopping the distribution of free underwear for county jail inmates.

The sheriff instead plans to sell boxers and briefs to inmates of the Polk County jail for a small fee. The sheriff said cutting the underwear would save around $45,000 a year. That is enough of a savings to save one job at the jail. Good job sheriff, now that’s “thinking outside of the box(er) shorts”.

The underwear colors offered the prisoners are white, white or white.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Have you ever seen Roller Derby – well, come see your very own Lehigh Valley Hissy Fits

Come see your very own Lehigh Valley Hissy Fits as they take on NH Roller Derby Skate Free or Die!

Date: July 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone:(610) 769-5811.

Doors open at 5pm., Roller Derby match starts at 6pm.
Adults $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Kids 10 and under half price.
BYOB, no bottles please.

Roller Derby action happens at the Independence Family Fun Center in Schnecksville, PA. at 4345 Independence Drive Schnecksville, PA.

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Happy Birthday - Crayola FACTORY’s 15th Birthday Celebration - July 16, 2011

Crayola FACTORY’s 15th Birthday Celebration
July 16, 2011
11:00 am – 7:00 pm

    Birthday festivities will be held both inside and outside at The Crayola Experience with surprising entertainment from Philadelphia’s Funtown Productions’ entertainment group. There will be music from the New York group, Hot Peas ‘N Butter. Enjoy storytelling by renowned artist Robbi K.

    Funtown will be on hand to wow visitors with stilt walking, hoop dancing, juggling, globe-walking and magic shows. Their artists will also work with kids to create a Crayola 3-D Sidewalk Chalk mural. Kids will then blow large bubbles as ballet dancers weave around the bubbles and dance on the completed mural. On-lookers will watch the performance through 3-D glasses to see the mural images pop-out in three-dimension, and much more. - WOW

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The Second City performs at SteelStacks - July 15-17, 2011 - Comedy, Comedy & more Comedy ...

    The Second City comedy troupe is coming to Bethlehem for the first time. The Second City has been the premier training ground for the comedy world’s best and brightest. Its alumni list is like a who’s who of American comedy. It includes stars such as Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, Peter Boyle, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, George Wendt, Martin Short, John Candy, Bonnie Hunt, Tim Meadows, Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Horatio Sanz, Ryan Stiles and others.

  • July 15, 2011 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • July 16, 2011 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • July 16, 2011 at 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
  • July 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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Friday Evenings in the Sculpture Garden - July 2011 Schedule - Bethlehem

        Bethlehem - Friday Evenings in the Sculpture Garden

July 8th – Dave Fry – Dave returns to Bethlehem showing us why he’s still the best folk performer around.

July 15th – Religion & Cash – This local favorite plays everything Elvis and the Everly Brothers to the Beatles, Dar Williams and contemporary folk.

July 23rd – 3rd Street Blue – great blues to finish out the series

These concerts have rapidly become a favorite start to a summer weekend. People bring lawn-chairs or blankets and picnic suppers. The Concert Committee for the Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission loves to see families sharing this time together.

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Movies by Moonlight - Thursday July 14 - Sun Inn Courtyard, Bethlehem ..

Movies by Moonlight - Waking Ned Devine
    Thursday July 14, 2011
    9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Sun Inn Courtyard, 556 Main St., Bethlehem

    A donation of $5 is suggested. Kids are free. Proceeds will go to the production of the events and programs of the DBA. Several Downtown merchants will be present with themed entertainment, and refreshments will be available. 610-841-5831

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Lehigh Valley SportsFest - benefit inner-city high schools in the Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley SportsFest
Jul 14, 2011 – Jul 17, 2011
9:00 am. – 9:00 pm.

    LVSF is a 501(c)(3) corporation organized in Pennsylvania and is registered with the State of Pennsylvania, Bureau of Charitable Organizations. The LVSF staff is all volunteer. The purpose of Lehigh Valley SportsFest is to promote sports in the Lehigh Valley by offering local athletes the opportunity to compete in the sport of their choice with athletes throughout the region. Proceeds benefit inner-city high schools in the Lehigh Valley. 610-439-8978

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Fan who returned Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit baseball has some New Heavyweight Friends ..

    Remember Christian Lopez the New York Yankee fan who caught Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit baseball and promptly returned it to Jeter and received some nice gifts from the Yankees. Well, with gifts come the IRS and the taxes due on the gifts. Yankees tickets and signed Jeter memorabilia are worth a lot of money after all.

    Mr. Lopez is not thinking about taxes right now but some heavyweight companies are. Some companies are already stepping up to support him. Miller High Life has reportedly offered to pay any potential tax hit that he might get. Another white knight could be Modell’s. Modell’s, the popular sporting goods company has announced that they will put a program in place to help pay for any costs that come Lopez's way.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Congratulations to the USA Women - they're going to the World Cup Soccer Finals

The USA Women struck twice in the second half to finish the French 3-1 and advance to Sunday’s final in Frankfurt for the World Cup Soccer Championship. The USA Women will face either Japan or Sweden in the Finals.

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South New Jersey shore is riding a Wave of business this summer - 2011

    Two very different reasons are bringing BIG smiles to south Jersey businesses this summer - 2011.

    The reasons are the lousy economy and beautiful Mother Nature. Thanks to Mother Nature the weather has been really good this summer and what better place to be with nice weather than the Shore. The recession is the other reason for the increase in business. More people are choosing to take several short trips to the shore instead of taking a flight for some far away vacation.

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Horsham, Pa. Homebuilder - proof that the Housing industry is still depressed ...

    Toll Brothers Inc. - Homebuilder headquartered in Horsham, Pa. plans to bring its total employment to 3,300 by Oct. 31, 2011. Trouble is that is less than half of its peak employment of about 7,000 in 2005. The housing market is still very much depressed.

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SkyLounge at the Cosmopolitan restaurant in Allentown ...

SkyLounge at the Cosmopolitan restaurant

    The one-of-a-kind SkyLounge sets a new standard in downtown Allentown. High above the bustling city streets, this two-tier, open-air rooftop lounge features two bars, specialty drinks, delectable dishes and breathtaking views of the beautiful Lehigh Valley landscape unlike anything you’ve seen.

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Lehigh Valley Gas Prices - July 13, 2011 - Low Prices range about $3.49 - $3.79

To get an idea of gasoline stations near you and how they compare to the approximate current low range of gas prices go to ===> Lehigh Valley Gasoline prices

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Why does the Federal Government have a “spending addiction”

- The Federal Government does not create wealth.

- The private sector creates wealth - Big corporations, small businesses, partnerships, and self-employed individuals selling products and services create the wealth in America.

- The government takes the private sector’s wealth through taxes and spends it.

- It’s easy to spend other people’s money, isn’t it?

- To date the Federal Government has spent $14.4 trillion more than the private sector has created over the years.

- So what’s the easy solution for the Federal Government – Naturally, take more private sector wealth through taxes.

- Bottom Line – This is a spending problem – the Federal Government is addicted to ALL manner of spending the people’s money.

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What's on people's mind when it comes to their money - Google knows

Google Trends measures search patterns over time. It looks like "saving" is on people's mind from recent search inquiries.

It appears that the Recession has finally taught U.S. households the need to get their balance sheets in better order. Recent data on income and spending reflects that U.S. households have socked away 5.8% of their after-tax income. That was the rate averaged for all of 2010, and a far better pace than just before the recession when consumers saved barely more than 2%.

Americans must learn to live within its means. We have been conditioned to spend for a very long time. The recession changed all of that.

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Kudos to Air Products for its solar farm energy initiative ....

    Kudos to Air Products for turning on a $9 million solar farm array, which is the largest thin film silicon farm in the country. The solar farm will help Air Products save $250,000 a year by powering 1/2 of its 6 administrative buildings. The carbon dioxide emissions from the solar farm will also be reduced by almost 2,000 tons per year.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Say Hello to the - 51st. state of the USA - What? Where? Are You Kidding? ...

    Jeff Stone, a Republican member of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors is proposing the formation of the 51st.state in the Union. The 51st state would be created from 13 Southern California counties. The new geographic entity would contain about 13 million residents and make it the 5th. most populous state in the new expanded Union.

    The new state would, of course, get the Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, the Miramar Naval Air Station and the San Diego naval base, including the nuclear sub facilities. Of the 13 existing counties in the new state, 11 have consistently voted Republican. I guess the rest of old California would be Democrat. This is starting to look like the great state of California-Dem. ( 50th. state ) and the great state of California-Rep. ( 51st. state )

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Pennsylvania Blues Fest - 20 years of Blues in the Poconos

Celebrating 20 years of Blues in the Poconos
Camping, & festival tickets available through July 25th.
14 bands/musicians in 2 days of food, beer, vendors etc.
Info: 610-826-7700

Sponsored by: Blue Mountain Ski Area

Saturday July 30 & Sunday July 31, 2011
Located at the Valley Lodge
    Saturday: Gates Open at 12pm - 9:30pm
    Sunday: Gates Open at 11am - 8:30pm
    Gates will open one hour before performances start.

Advance Ticket Sales - Festival ONLY
Adults - $50 for 2 days
Adults - $30 for 1 day

Ages 6 to 12 - $15 for 2 days
Ages 6 to 12 - $9 for 1 day
Under 6 is Free!
Info: 610-826-7700

* Advance Tickets are available for sale through the close of business on Thursday, July 28th, 2011.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce new small business survey (July 2011)- Not Good News ...

U.S. Chamber of Commerce survey results just in (July 11, 2011)

Small business executives are reluctant to hire in this bad economic outlook.

    - 64% of small business executives surveyed said they were not expecting to add to their payrolls in the next year.

    - 12% planned to cut jobs, according to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

    - 19% said they would expand their work forces.

These survey results come after a Labor Department report this past Friday that showed that unemployment rose to 9.2%.

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Summer at Steel Stacks - Free Things to do Every Day ... Did I mention it's Free

SteelStacks at First Street & Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA.
Open: Sunday - Thursday 10:30 am - 11 pm.
              Friday & Saturday 10:30 am - 1 am.

Free Live Music Every Day of the week:
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Sunday - Wednesdays
    9:30 pm - midnight Friday & Saturday
    Noon - 7 pm. Saturday & Sunday

Free Parking; Free Wi-fi.
Free Thai Chi - Air Products Town Square - Wednesdays 12:15 pm.
Free Girls Night - Stacks in the City - Wednesdays 7:30 pm.
Free Music & Cinema trivia - SmartsQuest - Thursdays 8 pm.
Free Peas & Qs - Family Fun - Saturdays 11 am.

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Tiger Woods Announcement today - Monday July 11, 2011 - is NOT happening .....

Tiger Woods’ agent says that the rumored press announcement for today - Monday July 11, 2011, is just that - a rumor. Mark Steinberg, Tiger's agent said that rumors surfaced late Sunday that Woods was making an unspecified announcement Monday morning on the Golf Channel. Steinberg said that it was an erroneous report.

    Sorry Fans, No news. – Book Your Tee Time Today!

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