Thursday, June 30, 2011

Peddler's Village - Fireworks on July 2, 2011 for those people who can't wait ..

Lahaska - Peddler's Village will host the Celebration of Freedom on July 2, 2011 with entertainment, crafts from 4-10 pm. Fireworks will start at 9:30 pm. Rain or shine.

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July 4th Fireworks - Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, and throughout Lehigh Valley ...

July 4th Fireworks in the Lehigh Valley and surrounding area are going to be held in Allentown, Bethlehem, Breinigsville, Easton, Cementon, at Coca-Cola Park, Dorney Park, East Stroudsburg, Perkasie, Quakertown, Philadelphia, and Macy's in New York City.

For info. on Dates, Times, & Cities ==> Lehigh Valley Fireworks

The Mint Gastropub restaurant in Bethlehem - has been busy ....

The Mint Gastropub
    1223 W. Broad St. Bethlehem
Prices:
    appetizers: $9-$11
    sandwiches & salads: $5-$12
    entrees: $13-$17
Major credit cards accepted; full-service bar; wheelchair accessible.


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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting gas prices by 10 cents a gallon for 3 months ..

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is cutting gas prices by 10 cents a gallon for 3 months. Wal-Mart announced on Wed. June 29, 2011 that customers who visit participating Murphy USA and Walmart gas stations in 18 states through Sept. 30, 2011 will receive a discount on all fuel, gas and diesel purchases when they use a reloadable Walmart gift card, Walmart MoneyCard or a Walmart credit card.

    Wal-Mart said the discount will be taken immediately at the gas pump, with no other restrictions or requirements.

    States with participating gas stations are:
Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia,

Hey Wal-Mart, What's wrong with Pennsylvania ?

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Jersey officials rewrite public beach access rules - Beach Towns vs. Tourists

    New Jersey, the nation's most densely populated state, is rewriting public beach access rules that may pit some beach towns against beach loving' out-of-towners.

    The state stepped in and gave more local control over beach access to local communities after a court decision struck down more stringent rules that would have meant uniform standards for each shore town. New Jersey felt that it could accomplish more by working with shore towns individually and give them flexibility rather than dictating a one-size-fits-all access policy.

    Most New Jersey beach towns require surfers to buy and wear beach badges costing anywhere from $5 to $12 a day, regardless of how long they are in the water. Tourism in New Jersey is a $35 billion industry. About 67 million people visited the state last year and many ended up at the beaches.

    Of the approximately 125 miles of New Jersey oceanfront about 95% to 98% is accessible to the general public. New Jersey estimates that there are over 1,000 access points to the shore.

New Jersey will need to balance the rights and needs of the beach towns and the beach loving out-of-towners.

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The Pope is now on Twitter & Tweeting - He just started - Lookout Aston Kutcher

The latest famous person on Twitter these days is non other than the Pope. Now the Pope has over 1 billion followers in real life. Wonder how many His Holiness will get on twitter.

Benedictus XVI wrote, "Praised be our Lord Jesus Christ! With my prayers and blessings, Benedictus XVI." The Vatican already has YouTube and Facebook pages. If you are looking for a pope to follow, it shouldn't be to hard to find one on twitter these days.

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Why did Gov. accuse Home Depot of violating 'Buy American Act'

    Did you know that in an effort to protect American jobs the 'Buy American Act' was passed in 1933 by Congress and signed by President Roosevelt? It required the United States government to prefer U.S. made products in any of the government’s purchases.

    The law mandates that public buildings be built using only materials that have originated from the US and a few favored countries, like Canada and Israel. Home Depot has now become the latest American company accused of violating it.

    The global economy, however has created many problems making it extremely difficult to define what constitutes an 'American' product. Is a Toyota that is built by American workers in a domestic plant in Tennessee an "American car"? How about a General Motors car built primarily of parts imported from China?

    Other well-known companies have also faced similar investigations over the years. Companies like Office Depot, Staples, and OfficeMax to name a few. Interestingly, most of the companies have settled by paying fines totaling in the millions. The federal government sure knows how to make money off of old laws.

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Moving soon - how about PODS, what are benefits to self storage, some moving tips may help ..

PODS - portable storage and moving units:
    WOW - a POD delivered right to my door, which I can pack at my own pace and use the POD company container for as long as I want. Let's see, you get to lock the POD and keep the only key. The POD lift keeps things level and you load at ground level and you do not have to contend with any ramps. Work at my own pace! I like this POD idea a lot.

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Eugene Oregon - pledge of allegiance controversy - must be something in the air

One of the city councilor's in Eugene Oregon created a firestorm by proposing that the council recite the pledge before each of its Monday night meetings. Two Liberal councilors and the Mayor of Eugene said that "the pledge could be considered a divisive ritual".

That needs repeating ..... The Mayor and some elected city officials thing that saying the United States pledge of allegiance could be considered a divisive ritual". You have got to be kidding! Are these people for real! Must be something in the air or water up there in the Northwest. Maybe too much fresh air has relieved them of their senses.

Monday night, the council compromised in a 6-2 vote, agreeing to a voluntary pledge at 4 meetings a year closest to the patriotic holidays of Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of July.

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Free Patriotic Concert, July 4th - courtyard of the Historic Sun Inn, Bethlehem

July 4th, 2011
12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Historic Sun Inn Courtyards
564 Main Street, Bethlehem

FREE all day event that will include 2 performances - Star Spangled Anthems concert. Come join in the celebration at the courtyard of the Historic Sun Inn.

The two performances will take place at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Everyone is invited to bring the family and enjoy the festivities. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs !

As a special treat for the audience, Awareness Audiobooks will be giving away prizes donated by local businesses after each anthem is performed. Food and Craft vendors will be in attendance for anyone wishing to browse or purchase items.

Dramatic Readings: The Declaration of Independence and the Pledge of Allegiance

Songs: Yankee Doodle, Hail Columbia, Hail to the Chief, Star Spangled Banner, My Country ‘Tis of Thee, Battle Hymn of the Republic, The Liberty Bell, America the Beautiful, Stars and Stripes Forever, This Land is Your Land, The Ballad of the Green Berets, Neil Diamond’s America, and God Bless the USA.

Special Guests: Mayor John B. Callahan and Gordon Mowrer

Pre-recorded CD’s of the concert will be available the day of the concert for purchase.

For more information regarding the Star Spangled Anthems concert or about Awareness Audiobooks please call Lee P. Clifford at (610) 509-3872

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Perkasie Carnival - June 28 to July 2, rides, games, food, & SWOOP from the Eagles

Perkasie Carnival - June 28 to July 2
Times: 6 pm. - 11 pm.
Lenape Park, 300 Constitution Ave. Perkasie PA.
        (benefitting & presented by - Perkasie Fire Company No. 1)

    Traditional carnival fun with cotton candy, funnel cake, hamburgers, pizza, ice cream and plenty of goodies & 15 rides to choose from plus meet SWOOP from the Philadelphia Eagles on June 28th and June 30th only.

B101 will have music on Wednesday June 29 from 6pm - 9pm. - Cruz Night.
B101 will be back again on Friday July 1 from 7pm. - 8pm.

For more info you can call Perkasie Fire House at 215-257-6950

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

San Francisco Bridge built in China shipped to United States - How far have we fallen ?

Golden Gate Bridge - Construction started on Jan. 5, 1933

    The fabricated steel used in the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge was manufactured by Bethlehem Steel in plants in Trenton, New Jersey and Sparrows Point, Maryland and in plants in three Pennsylvania towns: Bethlehem, Pottstown, and Steelton. The steel was loaded, in sections, onto rail cars, taken to Philadelphia and shipped through the Panama Canal to San Francisco. The shipment of the steel was timed to coincide with the construction of the bridge.

Fast-Forward to today - June 28, 2011

    A new San Francisco 2,050 ft-long bridge built in China is being shipped to the United States. In July, four enormous steel skeletons will be shipped 6,500 miles from Shanghai to San Francisco before being assembled on site. The new bridge will connect San Francisco with Oakland on the other side of the bay.


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Macy's July 4th, 2011 Fireworks - spectacular fireworks over the Hudson ...

Macy's July 4th, 2011 fireworks
New York City - July 4, 2011
    Macy's 2011 fireworks show will feature over 40,000 shells exploding at a rate of about 1,500 per minute. Fireworks will reach heights of approximately 1,000 feet in the air. The fireworks spectacular will start at about 9:20 pm. For more information ==> 4th July Fireworks Spectacular


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Philadelphia 4th July Fireworks 2011 - Lehigh Valley loves Philly 4th July Fireworks ..

Philly’s Fourth of July Jam - Fireworks
Philadelphia - July 4, 2011
5 p.m. – 11 p.m., July 4, 2011
Fireworks Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Fireworks are above the Philadelphia Museum of Art
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Lehigh Valley Fireworks 2011 - Where are Fireworks Shows in Lehigh Valley etc ...

Free Fun at Bethlehem Steel Stacks
Bethlehem - July 4, 2011
Fireworks display follows the concert
For more information ==> Lehigh Valley Events - Fireworks

Fireworks - Dorney Park
South Whitehall - July 3 - 4, 2011
Fireworks at 9:30 pm. on Sunday July 3, 2011 and also at 9:30 pm. on Monday July 4, 2011. For more information ==> Lehigh Valley Fireworks


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Monday, June 27, 2011

Lantern Tours at - Crystal Cave - Pennsylvania's Greatest Natural Wonder

Lantern Tours at Crystal Cave
    963 Crystal Cave Road
    Kutztown, PA. 19530
    610-683-6765

    140th Anniversary celebration - Crystal Cave is offering 19th Century cavern tours. See Crystal Cave by the glow of hand-held lantern light. Guides, wearing period clothing, will present a recreation of the original Crystal Cave tour from the 1870′s. Lantern tours will include folklore, stories, and history of Crystal Cave.

Reservations are required as tours are limited to 30 people.

Lantern tours are not suitable for children under the age of 8.
Tickets:
    $20 for adults
    $12 for children between age 8 and 11.

    Tours will be offered every Friday evening during July and August at 6:30 PM and every Saturday evening during July and August at 7:30 PM.

Call 610-683-6765 for details and to reserve your tickets.

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QNB Summer Concert at Promenade Shops - "Kids for America" - July 1, 2011

Join us for FREE Tunes in Town Square
at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley
Every FRIDAY at 7pm

July 1, 2011
   Kids for America, featuring the Gibert Family
Supporting our troops one performance at a time.
variety of song & dance by 5 talented kids

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"100 Anniversary of Chevrolet" drive from America On Wheels Museum to PNC Plaza at SteelStacks

America On Wheels Museum
5 N. Front Street, Allentown, PA
July 2, 2011
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Celebrate "100 years of Chevrolet" - drivee from the America On Wheels museum to the PNC Plaza at SteelStacks 645 East First Street in Bethlehem on July 2, 2011.

The Pocono Raceway pace car will be leading the way!

“Chevrolet 100 Anniversary” cruise dash plaques will be given to the first 100 participants and a “Participant’s Choice” Trophy will be awarded at 3pm.

A $5 per car registration fee is required. Please download the registration form at www.americaonwheels.org

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The Los Angeles Dodgers File for Bankruptcy - TODAY - June 27, 2011 ....

    The Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection today, June 27, 2011. The Dodgers franchise listed assets of as much as $1 billion and debt of as much as $500 million in their filing in Wilmington, Delaware. Frank McCourt a real-estate developer bought the Dodgers from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. in 2004 for $430 million.
    It's a sad day in Mudville. Mighty Casey is at bat.

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Now that School is out for summer - Teen summer jobs are few and far between ...

    The Labor Department recently reported that the unemployment rate for teens, age 16 to 19 in May 2011, was more than 24%. In May of 2000 the unemployment rate was less than 13%. Some states are naturally hit harder than others. In California for example the unemployment rate among teenagers is more than 34%. The unemployment rate among teens in California is nearly triple the state's overall unemployment rate of 12%.

    Although the summer break for teenagers is relatively short, it could feel a lot longer and hotter without a job for the summer.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Free Family Film Festival - at Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley

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

Admission is FREE for Family Film Festival movies showing at 10am on Tuesdays & Wednesdays in June, 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. June 28 and Wed. June 29 --- Yogi Bear
Tues. July 5   and Wed. July 6 --- Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Tues. July 12 and Wed. July 13 --- Live Large
Tues. July 19 and Wed. July 20 --- Ramona and Beezus
Tues. July 26 and Wed. July 27 --- The Lightning Thief
Tues. August 2 and Wed. August 3 --- Narnia
Tues. August 9 and Wed. August 10 --- Gulliver’s Travels

Family Film Festival is sponsored byMaggieMoo’s Ice Cream & Treatery


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Move over Tiger Woods meet Yani Tseng - Golf's newest Phenom ....

Yani Tseng won the LPGA Championship by 10 strokes to become the youngest golfer to capture 4 major tournament titles.

Yani is from Taiwan, she’s 22 and #1 in the women’s world golf ranking. Tiger Woods claimed his 4th men’s major championship in 2000 when he was 24 years old.

Tseng has 8 career victories and got her first major win as a rookie at the 2008 LPGA Championship.


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Thursday Night Jazz in the Tap Room at Hotel Bethlehem - June Schedule

Jazz in the Tap Room at Hotel Bethlehem
June Schedule:
    Thursday 6/2- The Dave Roper Trio, 6:00-9:00
    Thursday 6/9- Note Worthy Jazz Duo, 6:30 -9:30
    Thursday 6/16- Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society, 6:30-9:30
    Thursday 6/23- Justin DeAngelo Trio, 6:30-9:30
    Sunday    6/26- The Dave Roper Trio, 6:00-9:00
    Thursday 6/30- Brian Bortz Jazz Trio, 6:30-9:30

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OH No Ladies - James Bond 007 got secretly married in New York City for real ...

    Actor Daniel Craig, the latest movie James Bond got secretly married for real to actress Rachel Weisz, the lovely librarian in "The Mummy" movies in New York City this week. Can we expect a movie soon like "James Bond meets the Mummy"?

    I love those old movies like "Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein" and "Abbott and Costello meet the Invisible Man" and "Abbott and Costello meet the Mummy". That Abbott and Costello met everyone. It's time for somebody else to "meet" the Mummy.

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Thai Thai House restaurant in Emmaus is Open for Business ....

Thai Thai House
302 Main St.Emmaus

    This new restaurant in Emmaus has a similar menu like the popular Thai Thai II on Main Street in Bethlehem. You can get some of the Bethlehem favorites like the steamed mussels and Thai dumpling appetizers as well as the Thai duck entree and the vegetarian entrees.

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Auto Manufactures go the extra mile to boost car mileage - but this is ridiculous ...

    Auto Manufactures are going the extra mile to boost your car mileage numbers. They are also trying to reduce the cost of their product. But their latest focus to trim the weight of your car and thereby improve the gas mileage has some people scratching their head.

    Automakers are selling more cars without an extra wheel. That's what I said... No extra tire! This has some car buyers a little nervous. What do they do if they get a flat? AAA must be licking their chops on this idea. Can you say MORE memberships?

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Lehigh Valley find out what's happening today, tomorrow, this week, next week and on and on ....

    Lehigh Valley, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and surrounding area calendar of events, activities, sports, entertainment, things to do with kids and sporting attractions, fairs, theaters, Zoellner, Greater Allentown Fair, Symphony Hall, Celtic Classic, Farmers Market, Auto Show, 2011 Musikfest and much, much more.
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Trans-Bridge Lines - exclusive line-run operator for Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to NYC

Trans-Bridge Lines is the exclusive line-run operator for the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem offering daily service from Port Authority in New York City.

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Ladies, did you see the $ price of that "famous dress” worn by One of Hollywood's biggest actresses...

    Actress Debbie Reynolds has acquired more than 3,500 items of Hollywood memorabilia. The 79-year-old actress has had to auction off some of her collection of items from the old major film studios that she had acquired over four decades.

    The famous Marilyn Monroe dress from the 1955 movie, “The Seven Year Itch” was recently sold at auction for $4.6 million.

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Don't forget - this Friday is "First Friday" in July - Visit Southside Bethlehem for ...

    First Friday is a monthly celebration of arts and culture on Bethlehem’s SouthSide, presented by the Southside participants of the Downtown Bethlehem Association. Residents and visitors are invited to tour the SouthSide’s unique shops and galleries while enjoying music, refreshments, in-store specials, art exhibits and more.

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Today - Charlotte Knights @ Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs - Lehigh Valley you know what that means ......

Sunday June 26, 2011
Charlotte Knights play the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs at Coca Cola Park, Allentown
1:35 pm – 4:30 pm.

Lehigh Valley, you know what that means - traffic jam on Airport road.
If you are not going to the game, unlike me, you had better get over to "Five guys burgers and fries" or "SONIC®, America's Drive-In" or any place that you like on airport road before 4:30 pm.

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Texas passes bill to save the "Incandescent light bulb" & create American jobs

    On June 17, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed a bill that exempts Texas from the 2007 federal law that requires bulbs to consume less energy. The Texas bill has a provision that the incandescent light bulbs be manufactured and sold within the state. Similar legislation is pending in South Carolina and Pennsylvania.

    Supporters of the 2007 Federal law stress that the law does not ban incandescent bulbs, but just creates new standards for them. The standards require increased efficiency, so that the bulbs with a lighting equivalent of 100 watts consume just 72 watts. Opponents stress that this is just another "back door" regulation to eliminate incandescent light bulbs and leave all Americans with "NO choice".

    Representative Joe Barton said that the 2007 Federal law has resulted in "Washington-mandated layoffs in the middle of a desperate recession". He also said "Washington is making too many decisions that are better left to people who work for their own paychecks and earn their own living."

   Representative Barton and others argue that the new law would force consumers to switch to compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), most of which are not made in the United States.

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Congratulations Marco Andretti on IndyCar Series win on Saturday ...

    Congratulations Marco Andretti on picking up your 1st Izod IndyCar Series win in almost 5 years last night. Marco, who is a Nazareth PA native, fought Tony Kanaan and took the lead 30 laps from the end of the Iowa Corn Indy 250 to get the win.

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Maryland - 1st state with "Green Literacy" Graduation requirement for Public schools

    Maryland public school students will need to have "Environmental Literacy" to graduate from high school under a new policy adopted by the state board of education. The requirement applies to students entering high school this fall. All students will have to meet standards set by the state. School systems will have to report to the state every five years on what they're doing to meet the requirements.

    Environmental activists have now directly affected the "education curriculum" that every student is taught. I don't know anyone that doesn't want a healthy environment for our children, our grandchildren and ourselves.

    Saving the planet and our environment already is woven into our lives everyday through the print media, on television, on the Internet, on product labeling, in advertisements and on and on. Is there anyone in America who has not been exposed to "Environmental Literacy" already ?

But there seems to be some unanswered questions....
   What are the "state requirements" for Environment Literacy ?
   Who is writing the requirements for graduation ?
   Will this new required area of education need more staffing ?
   What will this new Environment Literacy cost ?
   How much school time will this new curriculum consume ?
        ( there's only so much "teaching time" in the school day )
        ( our kids are already behind in Math, Science, & History )
        ( parents believe they need more time in these subjects )

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USA consumes MORE of this Beverage than any other country - WOW - who would have guessed ..

    The USA surpassed France to become the largest wine-consuming nation. Americans not only drank more wine last year, they were also spending more per bottle. USA wine consumption continued to grow during the recession. You would drink too with an economy like this. We are becoming a nation that really enjoys food. More people are embracing cooking these days and delicious meals. What is the natural accompaniment to a delicious meal - Wine of course.

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Phillies enter the 2011 All-Star break with the Best Won-Lost record ...

    July 12, 2011 the All-Star Game will be played at Chase Field in Phoenix. The Philadelphia Phillies just 17 days away have the best won - lost (48 - 29) record in all of baseball. Not a bad start. ==> Baseball Tickets

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Lehigh Valley, can you say Goodbye Philadelphia Eagles Camp at Lehigh University

    Here it is in a nutshell - the prospects of the Philadelphia Eagles cancel of the 2011 training camp at Lehigh University....

    The probability of the Philadelphia Eagles returning to Lehigh University this summer is in doubt. Progress is being reported but 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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Friday, June 24, 2011

16th Annual West End Car Show

West End Fairgrounds, Route 209, Gilbert
Benefits Western Pocono Jaycees
Rain or Shine
11 am - 3 pm.
Tickets $3.      Free, ages 12 and under.
610-681-4045

     Music by Chris Eckert, Pocono Old-Tyme Farm Equipment Association, peddle tractor pulls, Pocono Mountain Garden Railway Society, flea market, craft show, refreshments.


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Kids love the June Bug Jamboree - Saturday at Centre Square, Easton

Saturday June 25, 2011
Centre Square, Easton
Easton Farmers' Market on Saturday will host the 4th Annual June Bug Jamboree
Time: 9 am - 1 pm.
Info: 610-330-9942

10 am. - Ladybug Tea Party with tea & treats with a storytime.
11 am. - Insectarium of Philadelphia is a traveling bug program, live insects
12 am. - Bug parade - kids can march to music while they flap their wings and wiggle their antennae.

10 am - Noon - Live music by The Billies
Addition activities include: Buggy Scavenger Hunt; Bizzy Bee Craft Tent; Bugaloo games.

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FREE Fun on the 4th of July - at Bethlehem Steel Stacks includes ....

Monday, July 4 ( FREE Entertainment )

Noon - 2:00 pm. - Apple Pie Eating Contest at Air Products Town Square

Noon - 5:30 pm. - Once Upon a Nation at Air Products Town Square

Noon - 5:30 pm. - Chris Ruggerio at Air Products Town Square

5:30 - 7:30 pm. - Junk Rock at Air Products Town Square

8:00 pm - Allentown Symphony at Levitt Pavilion Steel Stacks
                Fireworks display follows the concert

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

30 million barrels of oil from Strategic Petro. Reserves = about 2 day supply of Gasoline

    U.S. gasoline demand is projected to average 9.12 million barrels per day in 2011. The 30 million barrels of oil that is being released from the Strategic Petro. Reserves equals just over a 2 day supply of Gasoline.

The markup on gasoline in 2010 was about 16.3 cents per gallon.
The federal excise tax on gasoline is 18.4 cents per gallon.


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Higher gas prices hurt the economy more in the summer than they do in the spring.

    It is a proven fact that open windows add drag and reduce your car's gas mileage by as much as 10% so keep your car windows closed on long stretches of the highway. Stop-and-go traffic offers a different challenge to save gas. If it's not too uncomfortable lower your car windows and save the air-conditioning. Air-conditioning will drain your gas tank and you'll be stopping a lot sooner to refill.

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Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar developing Nuclear Energy - What do they know? What's up with that?

Saudi Arabia plans Nuclear, Renewable Energy Center in Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia has announced that it's planning to start building power reactors at a breakneck pace.

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil supplier, will start a civilian nuclear and renewable energy center to help meet increasing demand for power and to supervise its atomic-energy program.

Saudi Arabia joins other Arabian Gulf countries, including Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, seeking to develop nuclear energy.

Saudi Arabia, which holds 1/5 th. of global oil reserves, aims to pursue renewable energy and nuclear power.

Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia signed an agreement with France for cooperation on the development of peaceful nuclear energy

Saudi Arabia plans to build 16 nuclear power reactors by 2030.

Do they know something about oil reserves that we don't ?

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Emeril's Italian Table at the Bethlehem Sands Casino Resort was uhm, uhm good ..

Emeril Lagasse's 3rd restaurant at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem was uhm, uhm good...
    Hours: 11 am - 11 pm. Monday thru Sunday
    Prices: Appetizers - $4.-$16     Entress - $9.-$29
    Credit cards: Major credit cards accepted
    Bar: Full-service bar
    Accessibility: wheelchair accessible

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Music Under the Stars - Free Community Concert Series

Music Under the Stars at Bear Creek Mountain Resort

Free Community Concert Series
    begins Thursday, June 23, 2011 from 7-10 pm at the Rock Garden outdoor entertainment area. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs.
Food will be available at the Grille.

Entertainment:
June 23 - Steve Brosky & Jimmy Meyer Band
July 28 - The Electric Farm
Aug. 25 - The Youngers
Sep. 13-14 - Trouble City All-Stars

Bear Creek Mountain Resort
101 Mountain Lane, Macungie, PA 18062
1-866-754-2822

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Barney & Friends Birthday Bash - Lehigh Univ. Stabler Arena - Saturday

Barney, your favorite purple dinosaur is having a birthday bash at Stabler Arena on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 10:30 am. and 2:00 pm.

The interactive show will treat kids to more than 25 sing-along tunes. Kids can dance in the aisles along with Barney and his dinosaur buddies from the Emmy award winning PBS TV series - "Barney & Friends".

Shows are 10:30 am. and 2:00 pm. Tickets, $15 and $25 can be ordered at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.

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MLB Tickets - New York Yankees Tickets - Boston Red Sox Tickets - San Francisco Giants Tickets - Chicago Cubs Tickets - Philadelphia Phillies Tickets.

NFL Tickets - New Orleans Saints Tickets - Pittsburgh Steelers Tickets - Green Bay Packers Tickets - San Francisco 49ers Tickets - New York Jets Tickets.


US Open tickets


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Antiques Extravaganza - June 23, 24, 25 - Renningers

Antiques - Renningers, Kutztown
740 Noble St.

Furniture, Glassware, Jewelry, China, Ceramics, Paper, Dolls, Art Glass, Tinware, clocks, paintings, prints, Toys and more.

Thursday - Outdoor opens at 10 am., Indoor opens at 8 am.
Admission $15.

Friday & Saturday opens at 8 am.
Admission Friday $6.
Admission Saturday $4.


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Tunes at Twilight - June 23, 2011 - features - She Said Sunday (Rock & Roll)

Tunes at Twilight 2011 - June Free Entertainment Schedule
Historic Bthlehem - Sun Inn Courtyard - 6-8 PM.

June 2 - Christopher Dean Band (Funk, Rhythm & Blues)
June 9 - Kinetic Blu (Indie, Powerpop, Rock)
June 16 - Steve Brosky & Jimmey Meyer (Rock & Roll)
June 23 - She Said Sunday (Rock & Roll)

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

5 ft 125 lb. Woman jumps on car hood of 3 Men stealing beer from Walmart - Unbelievable

    A very brave Texas woman shopping at Walmart saw 3 Men take a few cases beer and just walk out of the store without paying. The woman disgusted with the boldness of the act followed the men into the parking lot and jumped on their car hood as they were trying to escape.

    She reportedly was yelling at the men ... "You punks, you are not going to get away with this". The men laughed at her and drove off. She fell from the car and suffered a bruised nose and 2 black eyes as she grabbed the driver's door and was dragged along the pavement. But she got the last laugh as police later found the men. They now face charges of evading arrest and aggravated robbery.

Unbelievable Video

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5th Annual Golden Wheel Race at Valley Preferred Cycling Center, July 1, 2011

July 1, 2011 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

    The World Series of Bicycling returns to the Valley Preferred Cycling Center for 2011 with 11 Friday nights, including two USA Cycling National Championships. Come see the Master’s Track Nationals and catch some legends of the track in action.

You will see 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


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Fight Night at the Bethlehem Sands Casino Resort - 1st Ever Boxing Event

Bethlehem’s 1st ever boxing event at the Sands Casino Resort!

July 1, 2011 at 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Tickets are $51 and $78

    Visit the Sands in Bethlehem and see undefeated welterweight prospect Ronald Cruz battles hard-hitting Doel Carrasquillo in a 10-round headliner of a 7 match boxing card.
    Cruz is riding a streak of 5 knockout wins. Their match will be the feature fight following 6 other battles that night. Witness this historic event LIVE at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem!

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Love those Proverbs like - "actions speak louder than words" .. and more ...

Proverb - short expressions of popular wisdom are great words to live by...

Some favorites:
  - "actions speak louder than words"

  - "ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there"

  - "advice most needed is least heeded"

  - "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"

  - "Knowledge is power"

  - "Persistence becomes Reality"


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Pledge of Allegiance, official version, as public service for NBC or anyone who needs to learn it ..

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Official version since 1954


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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks show 2011 - over the Hudson River

    Macy's 2011 fireworks show will feature over 40,000 shells exploding at a rate of about 1,500 per minute. Fireworks will reach heights of approximately 1,000 feet in the air. The fireworks spectacular will start at about 9:20 pm on the 4th. The display will last about 26 minutes and will be launched from 6 barges positioned between 20th & 55th Streets on the Hudson River. This is one great fireworks show.

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July 4th - Festival, Concert and Fireworks - Philly’s Fourth of July Jam

Philly’s Fourth of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks
5 p.m. – 11 p.m., July 4, 2011
Fireworks Location: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Benjamin Franklin Parkway

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Fireworks are above the Philadelphia Museum of Art and visible from several vantage points
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 683-2200

Where to Watch the Fireworks on the 4th:
There are several great places to watch the fireworks.

- Lemon Hill
– Benjamin Franklin Parkway
– Boathouse Row
– Kelly Drive
– Martin Luther King Drive
– Schuylkill River Park

Time: The fireworks display is estimated to begin around 10:30 p.m

Philly’s Fourth of July Jam
Concert begins at 8:30 p.m.
The Roots will headline this year’s Fourth of July concert, which also features Michael McDonald, Estelle, Earth Wind & Fire, Sara Barrleles and DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Where to Watch the Concert:
The best place from which to watch the concert is on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Giant screens and speakers will broadcast the concert all along the Parkway.

Arrive early. Bring lawn chairs, a blanket and a picnic. If you get to the Parkway early, you’ll be able to grab a great location for viewing the concert and the fireworks.

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Garden Tour 2011 - starts at Pistachio Bar & Grille, ends with cocktail reception

    Your tour will begin at Pistachio Bar & Grille, 341 S. Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown at noon. Follow the map provided and travel on your own to seven fabulous outdoor living spaces and beautifully landscaped properties. Then, join us for an afternoon “Meet the Designers” cocktail reception at Pistachio Bar & Grille at 4 p.m.

Sunday, June 26
Noon–5 p.m.

$25 per person
To make a reservation, call the Allentown Art Museum at 610-432-4333, ext. 129 or mail a check to Allentown Art Museum, Irene Smith, 31 N. Fifth Street, Allentown, PA 18101. Proceeds benefit the Allentown Art Museum.

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Everyone is excited about - 62nd Annual Kutztown Folk Festival, July 2-10

The 62nd Annual Kutztown Folk Festival
July 2 - July 10, 2011
9am. - 6pm.

Fun and Entertainment at The Kutztown Festival
Good old-fashioned fun and nonstop entertainment happens all day at the Kutztown Festival. They have continuous entertainment on 5 stages everyday.

Take part in an old-fashioned cake walk! Watch square dancing, catch a comedy show or enjoy the sounds of the strolling Sauerkraut Band.

See a Mennonite wedding, early farming techniques or you can take part in an actual country auction at the pavilion.

For those who want to learn more about the ways of the PA Dutch they have seminars on dialect, traditions and other areas of interest of PA Dutch life.

Come see "The Wash House," one of the Northeast’s largest collections of antique washing machines and related equipment!

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2nd Annual Lehigh Valley Senior Spelling Bee - AARP

AARP Chapter 3115 invites you to the...
        2nd. Annual Lehigh Valley Senior Spelling Bee

Open to 55 years of age & up ...
Top Speller wins a Trip to the National Spelling Bee in Cheyenne, Wyoming
Written Elimination - Aug. 18, 2011 6pm at the Lehigh County Senior Center 1633 Elm St., Allentown Pa.

Final Oral Spelling Bee held at the Great Allentown Fair, Aug. 31, 2011 at the RCN Farmerama Theater.

Entrance Fee $10.
Send a check to: Lehigh County Senior Center
Mail to: LVSSB, 2010 Main Street, Whitehall, PA. 18052
   ( include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address & date of birth )

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Happy Summer Solstice - Today is the 1st Day of Summer 2011

    The summer solstice occurs exactly when the Earth's and the moon's axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun. That happens today - 2011 June 21, at 17:16. It's the official beginning of the summer season and the day that we enjoy the longest amount of daylight hours in the year.

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Happy Anniversary Brown-Daub - Celebrating 75 years ...

    2011 marks the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Brown-Daub dealerships in the Lehigh Valley.

    The Brown Daub dealerships history started back in 1936 when William J Daub II and his brother-in-law, Thomas M. Brown, opened a Chrysler-Plymouth showroom and repair shop on Butler street in Easton.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Lehigh Valley Gas Prices - June 20, 2011 - Low Prices range about $3.51 - $3.57

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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Musik@The Sands presents the Four Tops & the Temptations - Thursday - Jun 23rd

Musik@The Sands Presents The Four Tops & The Temptations
Thursday - Jun 23, 2011 at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

    Enjoy a trip to Motown with two of music’s legendary acts. The Four Tops’ first Motown hit, “Baby I Need Your Loving,” came in 1964 and launched a string of hits for the group that included the No. 1 smash “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” “It’s The Same Old Song,” “Reach Out (I’ll Be There),” “Standing In The Shadows Of Love” and “Bernadette.” In 1990, with 24 Top 40 hits to their credit, the group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    One of the finest vocal groups of the 1960s, The Temptations have produced some of the most classic songs of all time. Among their best known hits are “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “I Can’t Get Next to You,” “Ball of Confusion,” “Just My Imagination” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.” The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.

Tickets-$49 and $59.

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FREE Movie showing of "August Rush" - Bethlehem Rose Garden

Movie: August Rush - FREE Showing
    Freddie Highmore, Liv Tyer, Keri Russell, Robin Williams
    Warner Bros.; Directed by Kirsten Sheridan
    Rated PG; 100 minutes; 2007

Rose Garden, 8th Avenue, Bethlehem Pennsylvania
Wednesday - Jun 22, 2011 at 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm


    Two young musicians have a chance encounter but when they are torn apart they leave an infant in their wake. Young August Rush, orphaned by circumstance, uses his unique inherited musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth.

    Bring your friends and family and join your neighbors for a FREE Showing of August Rush on Wednesday June 22nd at the Rose Garden in Bethlehem. Enjoy grilled hot dogs, fresh popped popcorn, soda, water and more at our snack shack and kick back for another great film.

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NBC omits "under God" from pledge of allegiance at US Open - these NBC activists just Never Quit

    NBC led off its U.S. Open telecast with a pre-taped segment of the pledge of allegiance edited with patriotic images. There were 2 versions of the "pledge" within the NBC produced video.

    The problem, controversy and outcry were that NBC left out the words "under God" and ""indivisible" in the 1st version. The 2nd version went even further and left out "one nation" as well. There was an immediate outcry on Twitter that was almost universally negative and forced NBC to make one of those ridiculous generic apologies.

NBC had host Dan Hicks read the following statement later in the telecast...

    "It was our intent to begin our coverage of this U.S. Open championship with a feature that captured the patriotism of our national championship being here in our nation's capital for the third time. Regrettably, a portion of the pledge of allegiance that was in that feature was edited out. It was not done to upset anyone and we'd like to apologize to those of you who were offended by it."

Total CRAP apology from NBC - What's wrong with these people?

NBC edits programming constantly, 24 -7. It's an integral part of any programming show. Editors look at every word to determine what exactly to edit out. The pledge of allegiance is not that long .... and you choose to edit out "under God" and "indivisible" and "one nation" - ALL 3 references. And then NBC refers to "under God" as just "a portion" of the pledge.

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Recessions been Good for Nancy Pelosi (D-California) - Her Net Worth rose 62%

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democrat from the great state of California, has done very well for herself during this "great recession". It appears her Net Worth has increased 62% last year earning her the status as one of the wealthiest members of Congress.

According to a financial disclosure report recently released Nancy Pelosi was worth $35.2 million in 2010. In 2009 she was only worth $21.7 million.

I guess fighting for the "middle class" really pays off.

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Did Steven Spielberg have Actress Megan Fox fired from Transformers movie ? ....

Hollywood Confusion:
    It has been reported that Steven Spielberg demanded that actress Megan Fox be fired from the third "Transformers" movie. A representative for the actress said that it was Megan Fox's decision to leave the movie. Other rumors say that it was director Michael Bay’s decision to have Megan replaced in the movie.

Hollywood gets more like Washington DC everyday. You cannot get a straight answer from either.

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Who is Alyssa Campanella - Miss USA 2011

    Alyssa Campanella, the new Miss USA 2011, is a 21-year-old auburn-haired California model that represented California last night in the 2011 Miss USA pageant. Miss Campanella moved to Los Angeles from New Jersey after losing an apartment in the Garden State.

    Miss Campanella is a former Miss Teen USA runner-up from 2007, when she represented New Jersey. She has been competing in pageants since she was 15 at the encouragement of her mother. Alyssa said that she was going through a tough time in high school and her mother thought that entering pageants would be a great way for her to meet other girls throughout the state.

    Alyssa is originally from Manalapan, New Jersey and began modeling at age 16. She graduated from high school a year early and received a scholarship to the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. She is a natural blonde who said that she dyed her hair 6 years ago for a part in a play. The now redhead begins her reign as Miss USA 2011 and will represent the nation in this year's Miss Universe pageant.

Good luck Alyssa

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Congratulations - Alyssa Campanella - Miss USA 2011

Congratulations - Alyssa Campanella - Miss USA 2011

1st runner up - Miss Tennessee Ashley Durham
2nd runner up - Miss Alabama Madeline Mitchell
3rd runner up - Miss Texas Ana Rodriguez

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Top 4 contestents for Miss USA 2011 are - Miss Tennessee, Texas, Alabama, and California

The women who can still win the crown at Sunday night's pageant as of 10:45 pm. are:
    Miss Tennessee Ashley Durham,
    Miss Texas Ana Rodriguez,
    Miss Alabama Madeline Mitchell
    Miss California Alyssa Campanella.

Miss Kentucky Kia Hampton won Miss Congeniality USA, while Miss Arizona Brittany Brannon won Miss Photogenic USA.

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Why is Texas, the Best State for New Jobs during these recession years ?

Texas economy has grown on average 3.3% a year over the last 2 decades.
Why has Texas done so well relative to other states:

(1) Texas has rejected the economic model that now prevails in Washington.

(2) Texas stands out for its free market and business-friendly climate.

(3) Texas has no state income tax.

(4) Texas right-to-work laws do not impose unions on businesses or employees.

(5) Texas is open to global trade and competition.

(6) Texas's huge competitive advantages is its ongoing reform of the tort system, which has driven litigation costs to record lows.

(7) Texas wasn't hurt as badly by the housing crash as other states - Texas limited mortgage borrowing to 80% of the appraised value of a home.

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Schnecksville Community Fair - FREE Shows Every Night - June 20 - 25

Route 309 Schnecksville ( next to LCCC )
June 20 - 25
Monday - Friday 5pm. - 11pm.
Saturday - 3pm.- 12am.
Info: Call 610-767-5026

Free Shows Every Night:
    Hansen's Spectacular Acrobatic sensations
    Agri-Cadabra Magic Show
    Masters of the Chainsaw
    4-H Petting Barnyard
    Pig Races
    Animal Exhibts
    Wanna Be a Farmer
    Grand Master Concert Organ
    Quarter Midget Racing ( Tues, Thur, Sat )

$9. Admission includes:
22 Fun Rides
Parking, Exhibits, Petting Barnyard, Animals & Entertainment

Senior Citizens $5. Admission Ages 62+

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Restaurant Week - June 26 - July 2 - Most Delicious week of Summer - Bethlehem

Multi course lunch & dinner for one fixed price
Free parking courtesy of Bethlehem Parking Authority

Participating Restaurants:
1741 on the Terrace
Alando's Kitchen
Apollo Grill
Bethlehem Brew Works
Blue Grillehouse & Winebar
Burgers and More
Cactus Blue Restaurant
Carnegie Deli
Confetti Cafe
Edge Restaurant
Emeril's Steakhouse
Hello Burrito
Italian Table
Jumbars
Looper's Grille & Bar
Mama Ninas Foccacheria
Melting Pot Bethlehem
Molly's Irish Grill & Sports Bar
Olio's Ristorante
Petra Mediterranean
Prime Steakhouse
St James Gate
Starfish Brasserie
Tally Ho
The Tap Room
Tapas on Main
Thai Kitchen

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"New York Pass" - your ticket to $ savings on New York City Sightseeing

    There are many unique attractions, world-famous museums, theaters, and skyscrapers in New York. No other city in the world has so many wonderful things to do and see.

However, sightseeing in New York City might not be the easiest or the cheapest experience.===> Save big on our New York Pass and Double-Decker Bus Tour combo!

New York City Pass


    You really should have the "New York Pass". If you want to discover the best of what New York City has to offer while still saving some time and money on your visit, the New York Pass is something you should be interested in. ===> Don't stand in the line - buy the New York Pass online


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Last day - Sunday Father's Day - 6th. Annual Lehigh River Blues Jam

Cool blues, cold beer in the park plus much more in Catasauqua on Father's Day Sunday. The festival runs from 1pm. - 7pm. in Catasauqua Park, 501 American street.

Schedule:
    The Blues Factor - 1 pm.
    Steve Brosky & Jimmy Meyer - 2:15 pm.
    George Bonds - 3:30 pm.
    Friar's Point - 4:45 pm.
    Mikey Junior & The Stone Cold Blues Band - 6 pm.

Admission: $10. Food and beer are extra

Festival is co-sponsored by the Women's Blues Alliance and the Borough of Catasauqua with proceeds benefiting Alzheimer's research.


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Last Day - Sunday - Sabor! Latin Festival - Father's Day

Sunday , Father's Day is the last day for - Sabor! Latin Festival

Bethlehem - June 17 - 19, 2011
        Three-Day Festival
celebrating the region's Latino cultures and heritage. Headliners will be Afro-Cuban Latin jazz musician Arturo Sandoval and Tito Puente Jr. There will also be a parade highlighting the Lehigh Valley's Latino nationalities. Free performances by Runa Pacha, Bolo Flow and Musikfest favorites Luisito Rosario y Su Orchestra. The festival will close with Father's Day programming that includes a dominoes tournament and cigar making demonstrations by the Puerto Rican Beneficial Society, and a mariachi brunch in the Musikfest Cafe.

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Father's Day Toast & Roast in Kutztown - Sunday

Food, wine and music by Pangea Acoustic, lawn games and Father / Child competitions. 11 am.- 5 pm. at the Blair Vineyards, 99 Dietrich Valley Road, Kutztown. Info 610-683-8463

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Father's Day Festival & Wine Tasting - Sunday

Wine tastings ($10), cellar tours, crafters, children's activities and music by Truth & Soul. Noon - 5 pm. free. Alba Vineyard, 269 Route 627 Milford, New Jersey. Info 908-995-7800

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3rd. Annual Father's Day Picnic - Sunday - Palmerton

Entertainment by Chainsaw Chix, music by Mango Men - Noon - 3:30pm. and the Jesse Wade Band 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

Iron Pigs Mascot Ferrous 2 pm - 3pm., Pony rides, Buster the Clown, the Banana Car, amusement and more. Blue Mountain Ski Area, 1660 Blue Mountain Drive, Palmerton Info. 610-826-7700

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21st Tamaqua Summerfest - Sunday - Father's Day

Brandywine Miniature Railroad rides all day on Hegarty Avenue, train show and swap meet - 8am. - 3pm., Tamaqua Salvation Army Community Center.

Craft and street fair, antique and classic car show by the Tamaqua Street Machine Association - 10am. - 3pm. South Railroad St.

Music, Food 10am. - 5pm. Downtown Tamaqua, 108 E. Braod St.
Info. 570-668-6899

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Lehigh Valley & New Jersey Job Search Lookup by Zip Code .....


Find a job that fits your schedule at Snagajob

Allentown --- 18105
Alpha (NJ) --- 08865
Asbury (NJ) --- 08802
Bangor --- 18013
Bath --- 18014
Belvidere (NJ) --- 07823
Bethlehem --- 18016
Bloomsbury (NJ) --- 08804
Catasauqua --- 18032
Center Valley --- 18034
Coopersburg --- 18036
Coplay --- 18037
Easton --- 18042
Emmaus --- 18049
Frenchtown (NJ)
Hellertown --- 18055
Lehighton --- 18235
Macungie --- 18062
Nazareth --- 18064
Palmerton --- 18071
Pen Argyl --- 18072
Phillipsburg (NJ) --- 08865
Quakertown --- 18951
Slatington --- 18080
Whitehall --- 18052

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Need a Job ? - Then Texas may be the state for you ....

    Texas, the Lone Star State, has experienced a job surge in the past two years. About 37% of all net new American jobs since the recovery began were created in Texas. That is a staggering statistic and makes Texas the hands-down leader in new jobs in the entire country.

    Using Bureau of Labor Statistics State-by-state employment changes since June 2009, when the recession statistically ended, show that Texas added 265,300 net jobs, out of the 722,200 nationwide.

    Texas is doing so well relative to other states precisely because it has rejected the economic model that now prevails in Washington.


Find a job that fits your schedule at Snagajob


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Friday, June 17, 2011

Weiner - No Official Resignation Letter Submitted to Congress yet ....

Representative Weiner has not actually submitted a resignation letter to Speaker John Boehner which is required for a formal resignation. So it appears that his resignation is not official as of Thursday evening. When the letter is submitted it could be read on the House floor.

Weiner and his wife were reported heading to the Hamptons. It appears the couple wants to get away for the weekend.

Once the seat is officially vacant, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo can call a special election in the district, which covers parts of Brooklyn and Queens, within 30 to 40 days.

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Americans need to pay attention to Greece and I don't mean for Vacation ..

About $30 billion dollars of Greece's debt is held by U.S. banks.

The Greeks have been insolvent for years.

French and German banks hold a large portion of the Greek debt as well. If they have problems, then are banks have problems as well.

    Prime Minister George Papandreou has struggled to get support for a new package of $39.5 billion in spending cuts and tax hikes demanded by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund, which last year granted his debt-ridden nation $155 billion in bailout loans.

    The fiscal measures recently imposed have sparked riots on the streets of Athens and opened criticism from Papandreou's Socialist lawmakers. Papandreou's desperate efforts to form a coalition government with the opposition conservatives collapsed this week.

It's a globally intertwined World and that means our Money as well.

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Gardening Adventure for Kids - Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market

    The Allentown Fair and the Fairgrounds Famers Market are giving children under age 12 garden start-up kits and kids can register online to take part in an an interactive gardening adventure.

    Free kits are available at the Red Barn Produce stand inside the Farmers Market:
    9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays,
    8 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays
    8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays. Info: 610-433-7541.

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Family Fun Nights in Bethlehem

Family Fun Nights:
Location: Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road.

Performers are:
June 21 - Sandy Andy Ventrioloquist, 7 p.m. Tuesday;
July 5 - Crazyheart country band, 5-7 p.m. July 5;
July 12 - Paisley Pickles, 7 p.m. July 12;
July 19 - movie TBA on the BTCC lawn, 8 p.m. July 19;

National Night Out with fun crime-fighting activities,
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 2. Info: 610-332-1900

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Free Music Concerts on Fridays at Bethlehem Sculpture Garden

Friday's mean FREE Music Entertainment in Bethlehem's Sculpture Garden
at City Hall from Jun2 24, 2011 – July 22, 2011 (6:00 pm – 8:00 pm)

June 24th – The Great Bear Trio – high-energy folk music heard from festival stages to contra dance halls to our own back-yard. [Co-Sponsored by the Greater Lehigh Contra-Dance Society]

July 8th – Dave Fry
July 15th – Religion & Cash.
July 22th – 3rd Street Blue.

    These concerts have become a favorite start to a summer weekends in June and July. Bring your lawn-chairs or blankets and picnic suppers.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's Thursday - that means "Tunes at Twilight" tonight in Bethlehem

Tunes at Twilight 2011 - June Free Entertainment Schedule
Historic Bthlehem - Sun Inn Courtyard - 6-8 PM.

    June 16 - Steve Brosky & Jimmey Meyer (Rock & Roll)
    June 23 - She Said Sunday (Rock & Roll)

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Like Art? then visit "Art in the Park" on Saturday in Allentown

Art in the Park...
    You can browse artwork by more than 80 artists. Also Repertory Dance Theatre performances at 11:30 am. Enjoy the Allentown Band at 1:30 pm.

Date: June 18, 2011 - Saturday
Time: 10 am. - 5 pm.
Location: Allentown's West Park.

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Chansonnette Theatre Fringe Fest - Every Saturday thru Aug. 20 - Music, Kid stuff, Crafts, Food

    The Chansonnette Theatre Fringe Fest - music and arts festival orgnaized with Lafayette College's "The Art of Urban Environments" city-wide sculpture exhibit.

    The Fest runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays thru Aug. 20 at 12th. Street between Church & Spring Garden. The festival features live music, children's entertainment, crafts, artists and food.

Fringe Fest performers are:

June 18 - East Coast Brass, noon and Dan DeChellisTrio, 3 p.m.
June 25 - Tom Miller Heroes & The Rock & Roll Show, noon & Peter Johann Band, 3 p.m.
July 2 - Paragon, noon and Ramblin' On, 3 p.m.
July 9 - Inch and the Echoes, noon and Jack Furlong Quartet, 3 p.m.
July 16 - Lucky 7, noon and 3 p.m.
July 23 - Robbi K & Friends, noon and Robin Telepchak, 3 p.m.
July 30 - Woodford, Walters and Heck, noon and Henning Stumm Jazz Group, 3 p.m.
Aug 6 - Allegra Flutes, noon and Poladian Trio & Carol Broughton, 3 p.m.
Aug 13 - Peter Johann Band, noon and Dave Fry, 3 p.m.
Aug 20 - Go Trio, noon and Jeffery Stein Band, 3 p.m.

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Weiner - will hold Press Conference at 2:00 pm. Today - Gee what will he say ?

    Rep. Anthony Weiner will hold a 2:00 pm. News Conference today - June 16, 2011 after telling friends that he plans to resign. So many questions!

Did his wife lower the boom now that she's home?
Where will he get a job ?
Who will hire him ?
Does he have as many friends now that he's not in congress ?
Is therapy still on tap ?
Will he now become camera shy ?
What gym will he workout at next ?


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Weiner telling friends that he plans to resign - New York Times reports ...

    The New York Times is reporting that Rep. Anthony Weiner is telling friends that he plans to resign as congressman of New York's 9th congressional district. It has been almost 3 weeks since the sexting scandal started on Twitter.

    Weiner is a Democrat, and has held the office since 1999. He was been re-elected for six additional terms. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Mayor of New York City in the 2005 election.

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New Wedding demand on the rise -- included your pets in your wedding ceremony ...

    To meet a growing demand in the wedding services industry, more wedding planners, and wedding retailers are offering new services and products geared toward helping pets fulfill a special role in the happy couples special day.

There has been an increase in sales the past few years in wedding clothing for man's best friend such as miniature tuxedos, veils and top hats. Happy pet owners are even bringing their best friend all the way to the altar.
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B104 Baby Olympics sponsored by VSAS Orthopaedics at Lehigh Valley Mall

Whitehall - June 18, 2011

    This event will take place in the Lehigh Valley Mall's lower level at JCPenney court Win your way into the B104 Baby Olympics with Steph in the morning! No walk up registration; All contestants must win their spot with the B104 Morning Show! More info.at www.B104.com
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The Statue of Liberty in New York - fun facts & a fun destination ...

    The Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island in New York harbor gets about 3 million visitors per year. It was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and is made of copper and iron. The height of the Statue of Liberty is 151 feet. Add the height of the pedestal under the statue and the entire structure is 305 feet high. The weight of the statue alone is 225 tons. The weight of the pedestal however is 27,000 tons. The number of steps to the top of the statue is 154. The cost of the statue was $650,000 and the sculptor that built the Statue of Liberty was Frederic Auguste Bartholdi.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Los Angeles school board votes to eliminate Chocolate & Strawberry milk from schools

    Los Angeles Unified school district on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 became California's largest school district to stop serving flavored milk in a move to combat child obesity. LAUSD is the nation's second-largest school district with about 688,000 students. The school board voted to eliminate chocolate and strawberry milk from schools as of July 1.

   The proposal by the Superintendent came after popular British TV chef Jamie Oliver criticized the district in recent months for serving flavored milks. Some advocates however say that milk consumption drops when children are not offered the option of chocolate and other flavored milks.

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Retail Sales decrease in May 2011 - 1st decrease in 10 months

    The Commerce Department on Tuesday reported that U.S. retail sales decreased in May 2011 by .2% from April 2011. This was the 1st drop in retail sales since June 2010. Much of the weakness in retail sales was caused by a 2.9% drop in motor vehicle and parts sales.

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Video Game sales take a BIG Hit in May 2011 - down 19 %

Video games in May 2011 were down 19% compared to a year ago. Game software sales came in at $375.8 million, $90 million less than May 2010.

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Musik@The Sands Presents Peter Frampton - Jun 21, 2011

    Celebrating the 35th anniversary of “Frampton Comes Alive!,” legendary guitarist Peter Frampton visits Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to recreate his 1976 classic live album in its entirety! One of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history,

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
Tickets-$44 and $59.
Jun 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm.

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Father’s Day/Summer Solstice Bike & Boat Trip - June 19

Celebrate these two special occasions with one great outdoor adventure! We’ll start at Sand Island in Bethlehem with a bike ride to Canal Park in Allentown, then get in canoes and paddle downriver back to Bethlehem. Help re-connect Dad to his childhood memories of nature, or just come out and enjoy the longest day of the year!

Pre-registration is required. Register by 6/15/11.

Fee: $35 per person. Max: 30 people

Date: Jun 19, 2011 at 1:00 pm – 4:40 pm

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Carnivals this week - 2 Church Carnivals - Lots of Fun

Carnival:
    Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church
    Jasper Street & Hanover Ave, Allentown
    June 16, 17, 18
    Thursday - Friday - Saturday
    5:30 pm - 10:30 pm.
    Music by DJ Stevie

Carnival:
    Our Lady of Perpetual Help
    3229 Santee Road, Bethlehem
    Wednesday - Thursday - Friday
    June 15, 16, 17
    6:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dan Schantz Greenhouse - Moving Sale - Bethlehem Store Only

Dan Schantz - Bethlehem Store Only - Every Plant 50% off

50% off ALL items in the store
West Union Blvd. & Pennsylvania Ave
Bethlehem, PA.

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All it takes is a Zip code to start a job search online now

Online job search by Zip code ..........

Find a job that fits your schedule at Snagajob


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Perkins files for bankruptcy - Oh No, where will I go for Pancakes, bacon & eggs

    Perkins & Marie Callender's Inc. filed for bankruptcy yesterday - Monday June 13, 2011. Perkins has 5 restaurants in the Lehigh Valley area. The restaurant chain plans to shut about 65 restaurants in total and eliminate about 2,500 jobs. Reduced consumer spending and higher costs for staples such as sugar, eggs, coffee and dairy products has taken yet another company down in this bad economy.

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TC Salon & Spa closes in Allentown after shutdown of Bethlehem Spa 1 yr ago ...

    TC Salon and Spa closes it's Allentown spa at the former Shanty restaurant location after also closing it's downtown Bethlehem spa location late last year.

    The closing of the West End Allentown salon and spa comes roughly 1 year after the multi-million dollar facility opened at the former Shanty Restaurant. The Allentown spa project was funded in-part with public dollars.

    TC Salon and Spa opened in Allentown with help of a $250,000 state grant and a $907,000 Small Business Administration loan administered by the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp.

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"Social Security Benefits America Day" in Easton - June 14

    Mayor Sal Panto of Easton will proclaim today to be “Social Security Benefits America Day”. Following the proclamation attendees will be invited into the office for a “tour” of www.socialsecurity.gov and an opportunity to ask questions regarding benefits.

Date: June 14, 2011 at 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Location: 134 S Fourth St. easton, PA.

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1st 100 Visitors at America On Wheels Museum - receive a Flag Token with Admission

In celebration of Flag Day the first 100 visitors at the America On Wheels Museum will receive a flag token with their museum admission.

America On Wheels Museum
5 N. Front Street, Allentown
June 14, 2011 open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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National Flag Week - a week of parades & events in celebration of America's national flag

    The week of June 14 is designated as "National Flag Week." During National Flag Week, the president will issue a proclamation urging all U.S. citizens to fly the American flag for the duration of that week. The American flag should also be displayed on all Government buildings. Some organizations throughout the country hold parades and events in celebration of America's national flag and everything it represents.

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Happy - Flag Day - June 14 commemorates the adoption of the American flag

    In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. It was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.


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Monday, June 13, 2011

TripAdvisor - over 100,000 vacation rental properties around the world - Check it out ...

    TripAdvisor is the world’s most popular, largest, and most trusted travel community. Over 30+ million real traveler reviews plus a robust flights search engine, hotel compare and check rates search, vacation rental search, in addition to restaurant ratings and reviews, worldwide.

    TripAdvisor currently has more than 100,000 vacation rental properties around the world.

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U.S. Dept. of Energy gives $2.3 Billion in "Green Job" tax credits to China, Spain & South Korea

Why does our government allow Recovery Act funds to go overseas...

    The Department of Energy has acknowledged that with all of the focus on "green jobs", $2.3 billion in manufacturing tax credits eventually went to foreign firms in China, South Korea, and Spain.

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River Jazz Festival - 5 Day Festival in Bethlehem

River Jazz Festival
Bethlehem - June 22 - 26, 2011

    Five-day festival featuring headliners - Bitches Brew Revisited on June 22. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band on June 23. Grammy Award-nominated The Clayton Brothers on June 24. Spyro Gyra will perform on June 26. Each night the Town Square stage will feature local and regional jazz acts.


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Sabor! Latin Festival - June 17-19 Bethlehem's 3 Day Latino Festival

Sabor! Latin Festival
Bethlehem - June 17 - 19, 2011

    Three-Day Festival celebrating the region's Latino cultures and heritage. Headliners will be Afro-Cuban Latin jazz musician Arturo Sandoval and Tito Puente Jr. There will also be a parade highlighting the Lehigh Valley's Latino nationalities. Free performances by Runa Pacha, Bolo Flow and Musikfest favorites Luisito Rosario y Su Orchestra. The festival will close with Father's Day programming that includes a dominoes tournament and cigar making demonstrations by the Puerto Rican Beneficial Society, and a mariachi brunch in the Musikfest Cafe.

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Dallas Mavericks beat Miami Heat and Cleveland is Happy ....

    Clevelanders gathered, watched, and cheered as LeBron James and the Miami Heat failed to win the NBA title. LeBron who took his talents from Cleveland to Miami lost the game 105-95 and the series 4-2.

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Father's Day Picnic - Blue Mountain - June 19 - Free Admission & Parking

Sunday, June 19th 2011 from 11am. to 7pm.
Annual Father's Day Picnic at the Valley Lodge

Blue Mountain, Palmerton PA.
1660 Blue Mountain Drive

Free Parking, Free Admission, Craft & Food Vendors, Scenic Lift Rides, Live Entertainment and Fun for the Whole Family!

Featuring:
Food / Beer / Crafts / Lift Rides
A special visit by the Butterfly Lady
Cake Walk / Dunk Tank / Horseshoes

Split County Farms Mini Horses & Rides
The Grand Master Organ & Buster the Clown
Funtastic Faces and Body Art & Airbrush Tattoos

A special visit by the Iron Pigs Mascot - FeRROUS
Live Entertainment by the Jesse Wade Band and the Mango Men!

The Chainsaw Chicks - Masters of the Chainsaw, will demonstrate extreme performance art!

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B104 Baby Olympics at the Lehigh Valley Mall - Saturday

B104 Baby Olympics - Lehigh Valley Mall on Sat. June 18th.
10:30 am – 1:30 pm

    Win your way into the B104 Baby Olympics with Steph in the morning! Babies and toddlers work their way through an obstacle course to win fun prizes! All contestants must win their spot with the B104 Morning Show! The Baby Olympics will take place in the mall’s lower level JCPenney Court.

    After the winners are announced on June 18th the Lehigh Valley Mall Kid’s Club will have post-Olympic children activities in the Elevator Court from 1pm to 3pm. Children will get the opportunity to make their dads something special for Father’s Day.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

FREE Family Film Festival at the Rave - Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley

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

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

Megamind - June 21 & 22
Yogi Bear - June 28 & 29
Diary of a Wimpy Kid - July 5 & 6
Live Large - July 12 & 13
Ramona and Beezus - July 19 & 20
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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Mr. Popper's Penguins - Family Fun Day at the Promenade Shops

Mr. Popper's Penguins - Family Fun Day at the Promenade Shops

Date: Saturday June 18th, 2011
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

Come to the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley to meet and greet the African Penguins of the Lehigh Valley Zoo. Free Activities for Kids - coloring contest, face painting, balloon animals plus enter to WIN a great prize.

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