Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What is the Historic Bethlehem Heritage Trail ? ...

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

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

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday, August 29, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Saturday, August 27, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top 5 Earthquakes on the East Coast:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Monday, August 22, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

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

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

Saturday, August 27,2011 Events:

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

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Fireworks & more - Aug. 26 at Lehigh Township Country Fair ...

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

Friday, August 26,2011 Events:
5pm.-9pm. - Race Car Drivers & Car Displays.
6pm. - Lehigh Township Police Safety Enforcement Unit
            DUI Trailer & Child ID Kits
6:45 pm. - Opening Ceremonies
7pm.-10pm. - Lima Beab Riot
10pm. - FIREWORKS

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iPad 3 with high resolution 'Retina Display" - Is it coming & When ?

The next iPad (iPad 3) is expected by many Apple observers to feature a high resolution display (2048 by 1536). The display in the (iPad 2) is 1024 by 768. The screen for the iPad 3 is expected to retain the same 9.7-inch size of previous editions. The rumor mill has October 2011 as a possible launch but we'll just have to wait and see.

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New iPad Accessories from MacMall.com

What is this 'Keynesian Economics' stuff that Washington DC is trying? & does it work for us?

Keynesian Economics is the current economic theory that the President and other progressive politicians in Washington DC believe in and practice. Progressive politicians can be either Democrat or Republican.

Keynesian Economists believe that ... "active government intervention in the marketplace and monetary policy is the best method of ensuring economic growth and stability".

Is Keynesian Economics working in the U.S. now ?
How's the economic growth working out in the country ?
How's our stability ?

You be the judge !


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Pope Benedict holds Mass for 1 Million at World Youth Day festival in Spain today ..

Pope Benedict XVI, the 84-year-old pontiff, celebrated the closing Mass on Sunday of the World Youth Day festival in Spain. World Youth Day is a Catholic event, which draws hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. Pilgrims from 190 nations attended the event.

The first World Youth Day event was held a quarter century ago by Pope John Paul II in a bid to reinvigorate and spread the faith among the young.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Verizon workers going back to work without a contract - for now anyway ..

    Striking Verizon workers by the thousands will return to work starting Monday night (Aug. 21, 2011) even though they do not have a new contract. The 14-day strike has apparently forced both the union and the company to agree to a narrow set of issues in dispute. They have agreed to set up a process to negotiate a new contract.

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USA Landline Phone use is falling fast - Next stop for Landline Phones - the museum

Approximately 30 % of homes in the USA have dropped their landline phone service and rely on mobile phones according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Verizon Wireless alone added 1.3 million wireless customers in the April - June period of 2011 for a total of 89.7 million customers.

Next stop for Landline Phones - the museum.

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Bigger than the Emmy's & Oscars - 2011 America’s Best Restroom - Yes, Vote today

Vote now for the Top Toilet in the USA– the top 10 finalists have been named for the 2011 America’s Best Restroom contest presented by Cintas . You can vote now through September 19th for your favorite restroom. Visit the finalist gallery at www.bestrestroom.com and cast your vote.
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Who's the Most Famous "Vegan" Politician in the U.S. today ? .......

    The 42nd President of the United States - Bill Clinton. The former president now thinks of himself as a vegan. He has given up the hamburgers and French fries of old for his new vegan lifestyle. He is not eating meat, dairy or eggs these day's. Heart bypass surgery has convinced him to change his eating habits. The former President said that he had dropped more than 20 pounds and was feeling healthier.

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Chef Anthony Bourdain takes on 3 Lovely Ladies & a Guy with a strange haircut ...

    Why is Anthony Bourdain, chef, author, and host of the Travel Channel's “No Reservations” culinary adventure program picking a fight with Paula Deen, Sandra Lee, Rachael Ray, and Guy Fieri. Bourdain criticized their cooking prowess and food quality in a recent interview thereby igniting the back and forth comments between Bourdain and Deen.

    Bourdain is not shy and has in the past put-down other celebrity chefs, like Emeril Lagasse, and Bobby Flay. It seems like Bourdain likes to criticize the Food Network personalities.

    Maybe some of those exotic dishes, and that’s being kind, that he eats on his program are backing-up his system and making him a little irritable. Whatever, I guess when you are the “bad boy of food” you just have to be bad and that means picking on other celebrity cooks.


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National Gas avg. $3.59 - Gas in the Valley $3.29 to $3.79 gallon - How's your station compare ...

    The natiowide average price for a gallon of gas is $3.59. The price for Regular Gas in the Lehigh Valley on Saturday Aug.20, 2011 is in a range from about $3.29 to $3.79 a gallon. Find lowest gas in the valley ===> Lehigh Valley Gasoline prices

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"The King is dead - Long live the King" - Burger King that is .....

"The King is dead - Long live the King"

Burger King has decided to drop its "King" mascot and focus on its products. WOW, focus on your products what a novel idea! Why kill the "King" mascot, which has been the commercial face of Burger King? Could it be that Burger King has been badly lagging main rival McDonald's for a long time.

Burger King, under new ownership, management and a new marketing team has decides to scrap its mascot and focus on updating its stores, fixing its food and changing its image. Time and burger sales will tell if the move was a good one.

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School of Rock NEW performace date = Aug. 28, 2011 at 'Smoke on the Water Fest'

August 28, 2011 is the NEW date for the School of Rock bands to perform at the 'Smoke on the Water' festival.

Location: Riverside Park Amphitheatre
Time: 2:00pm. - 8:00pm.
Admission: $5.
proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Bethlehem Parking Authority is looking out for you - NEW electronic parking meters ...

Last night on an evening in downtown Bethlehem at the corner of Main & Broad streets I noticed the latest hot new addition to the shopping and dining area. No, not a new restaurant - electronic parking meters. The city is installing electronic parking meters along West Broad Street.

The parking meters will accept payment by credit card - Hallelujah. Just think, no more shortage of coins and running to feed the meters. A little bit of Heaven has come to downtown Bethlehem.

Approximately 48 meters between Main and New streets will be installed and tested by the Parking Authority to see if the meters are worthwhile for further expansion in the city.

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Community Day - Hellertown Lower Saucon Township - Aug. 20

Hellertown-Lower Saucon Township Community Day:
Dimmick Park, Durham and Depot Streets, Hellertown
(across from the swimming pool)
Aug. 20, 2011 ( 10 am. - 8 pm.)

    Activities for the Kids, food, demonstrations by the fire department, train rides, car show (3pm. - 8pm.). EnAvant School of Dance (11am. and 5:30pm.) The DeadLiners (1pm.-3pm.)and also The Paragon Band.

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Not Getting Enough Sleep? forget counting sheep - just turn off your cell phone

    Not Getting Enough Sleep? Forget counting sheep - just turn off your cell phone. Dependence on cell phones, laptops and even televisions is depriving all of us of valuable sleep time. Almost 95 % of people questioned in a recent study said they used some type of electronics just 1 hour before going to bed. About two-thirds of those people admitted that they do not get enough sleep during the week. It appears that technology is keeping us from quality sleep time. We’re just too geared up at bedtime.

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What's the 'Pear and Tomato Festival' on Saturday Aug. 20 and where is it ?

Annual 'Pear and Tomato Festival'
Saturday, August 20, 2011 (Rain date Sunday)
Linvilla Orchards Entertainment Garden
137 W. Knowlton Road, Media, PA 19063
610-876-7116

Linvilla Orchards is a 300-acre farm dedicated to agriculture,
entertainment and education.

- Picking begins at 8 am!
- Entertainment starts at 11 am.
- Costumed Characters appear at 11:30 am, 1 pm and 2:15 pm
- Cooking demonstration by Susan DiBonaventura at 4 pm at the Farm Market

    Join them for real pony rides, games and contests, or play on their world-class playground. Enjoy some savory salsa, juice, pies, and other sweet treats in the Farm Market made from their very own tomatoes and pears!

You can pick your own tomatoes and pears from our fields

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Everyone loves Festivals - 'Jam Below the Dam' at White Haven PA. - Aug 20-21

    'Jam Below the Dam' at White Haven, PA is presented by the Chamber of Commerce and combines music on multiple stages, delicious local food, crafts from a range of artisans, dance, a pet parade and contest, along with a wide array of kid's activities.

    The biggest outdoor event of the summer in the borough kicks off on Saturday and continues through Sunday, August 21st with FREE concerts on both the North and South stages. This is the 22nd annual Jam Below the Dam (White Haven River Festival).

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

For those of you who never heard of the "Edsel" from Ford, It was a dud ...

    The Edsel was an car manufactured by Ford during the 1958, 1959, and 1960 model years. The Edsel never gained popularity with contemporary American car buyers and subsequently sold poorly. Sound familiar so far? Consequently, Ford lost millions of dollars on the Edsel's development and manufacture. The name "Edsel" became forever synonymous with failure. Lets hope the Volt doesn’t duplicate that distinction for the sake of GM and all of the taxpayers who are on the hook..

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Move over 'Edsel' from Ford here comes the 'Volt' from Chevy ....

    A recent survey suggests that potential car buyers are rapidly losing interest in the plug-in hybrid vehicle known as "The Volt". The Volt is one of the first new vehicles to test the potential market for electric cars. The big problem with the car is the hefty price tag.

    The Volt was introduced with a sticker price of $41,00 - WOW. Chevy plans to reduce the cost of the 2012 model to $39,995 - still WOW. It only took the Edsel 3 model years to slip into oblivion.

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The 'Most Trusted Personality' in a recent poll of Americans is none other than .....

The Most Trusted Personality is Betty White - the 89 year-old actress beat out many popular younger actors and actresses and even the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.

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40th. Annual Kutztown Fair - Aug. 15-20 Demolition Derby, Entertainment, Rides

40th. Annual Kutztown Fair features Carnival rides, midway and stage showes, livestock exhibits, farm and craft exhibits and demolition derby.

Entertainment:
Thu. Aug.18, 2011 - Mountain Laurel Bluegrass Band.
Fri. Aug.19, 2011 - Marie and the Little Rock Band.
Sat. Aug.20, 2011 - FIREWORKS 10pm.

Tickets: $8. Kutztown Fairgrounds,
Whiteoak Street, Kutztown 610-682-1234

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20th Annual - Ukrainian Festival - Aug. 20-21 - Ukrainian Independence Day

Ukrainian Festival at the Ukrainian Homestead
1230 Beaver Run Drive
Lehighton, PA. 610-377-4621

- Traditional Ukrainian food, folk art and exhibitions.
- Demonstrations on Embroidery, Gerdany, Pysanky.
- Children's games, horseback rides etc.
Admission:
$5. person for one day.
$7. person for both days.
FREE for Age 14 & under. FREE Parking.

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Roma Ristorante - Live Entertainment Fridays - Serving Food until 11:30 PM.

Live Entertainment on Fridays
Philadelphia's Famous - Carmen Magro
Friday from 9pm. - 12am.
$2.00 Miller Lite & Yuengling Lager Drafts
$5.00 SVEDKA Martinis & Cocktails
Serving Great Food until 11:30 pm.

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Red Robin 10th Annual - Summer Bash - Aug.19 Friday - 3 Live Bands

Red Robin at Tilghman Square, Allentown
Summer Bash
Friday Aug. 19, 2011

    - FREE admission
    - 3 Bands: She Said Sunday, Urban Rock Project, and UUU
    - Monster Burger and Fry Eating Contests
    - Live remote broadcast from B104 and WZZO
    - DJ and host B104's Cap Cee
    - Family Fun, 5-8pm. Face painting, baloon artists & Iron Pigs mascot

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Youell's Oyster House Voted the area's 'Best Crabcakes' & 'Best Seafood Restaurant'

    Youell's Oyster House at 2249 Walnut Street in Allentown has been serving the finest seafood since 1905. Specializing in Maryland jumbo lump crabmeat and an entire line of fresh seafood, Youell's offers a casual fine dining experience. Specialties such as soft shell crabs, bouillabaisse and valencian paella as well as a variety of seasonal fare compliment their extensive menu.

Freshly shucked shellfish is available all year 'round. Call for reservations or stop by their bar during happy hour to enjoy oysters or clams on the half shell.

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Childrens Clothing Sample Sale - Milk and Honey Kids Children's Boutique Store

Milk and Honey Kids in Allentown
3900 Hamilton Blvd is having a sample sale!

    Children’s clothing for Fall/Winter 2011 at wholesale prices – up to 75% off! Designer brands including Hartstrings, Kate Mack, Little Maven, Widgeon Coats, Sarah Louise, and more!

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Is Abercrombie really bribing Jersey Shore cast to stop wearing their clothes or is it a stunt ..

Clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch came out this week and said that it would offer a "substantial payment" to the Jersey Shore cast members to stop wearing their clothing brand on TV.

Abercrombie said that they are deeply concerned that Mike “the Situation” Sorrentino's association with their brand could cause significant damage to their image. They also said that Abercrombie has extended the offer to other members of the cast as well and is urgently waiting a response.

Smells like an advertising stunt to me.

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I have enjoyed ‘fresh tomato pizza with cheese’ for a long, long time & I always get it at Martellucci's Pizzeria

Martellucci's Pizzeria
1419 Easton Ave., Bethlehem Township, Pa.
610-865-2013

Italian Fresh Tomato (With cheese) – To me this is the classic pizza. I believe that the most important ingredient on a wonderful thin crust is the tomato sauce. On this pizza – fresh tomatoes really make the pizza. The cheese is optional but what’s pizza without cheese.

The Biondo family has been making pizza and all things Italian for many, many years. Pizza, spaghetti with meatballs, sausage, mushrooms, eggplant, chicken. Try the Ravioli, Ziti, Tortellini, Lasagna, Manicotti, Gnocchi, Linguini, or stuffed shells. The sandwich selection is great also like steak hoagie, cheese steak, chicken cheese steak, sausage sandwich, meatball sandwich, veal, chicken or eggplant parmesan sandwiches. Italian, ham or tuna hoagies. I could go on but just stop in to Martellucci’s and see for yourself.

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Summer Festival at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg - Food, rides, entertainment ..

Summer Festival August 17 - 20, 2011
Free Parking on Hospital Campus
Free Admission
Free Entertainment

    The Summer Festival at the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg campus has been a major fund-raising effort for the hospital for 49 years. Each year, more than 300 dedicated hospital volunteers, auxiliary members and employees work tirelessly to create an event that is a treat for the whole family, combining free nightly entertainment, a variety of festival foods, a selection of amusement rides for children of all ages, and a long-standing tradition of beautiful, unique crafts and artwork.

Thursday, Aug. 18, 5-10:30 p.m.
7-10 p.m. ­ Cramer Brothers

Friday, Aug. 19,­ 5-10:30 p.m.
7-10 p.m. Crazyheart

Saturday, Aug. 20,­ 3-10:30 p.m.
7-10 p.m. ­ The Jesse Wade Gang

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Evergreen Solar got $58 million tax break, went Bankrupt, now will focus on China

    Evergreen Solar, which makes panels for solar power generation got $58 million in state subsidies and tax breaks. Evergreen solar later filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company had closed a plant in January laying off 300 employees. Evergreen Solar’s plan is to shed some debt, sell some assets and ramp up manufacturing capacity in China.

I thought the "Green Industry" was going to SAVE the American economy & jobs.

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Gold Closes at ALL Time High - $1793 ounce on Wed. Aug. 17, 2011

    On Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 Comex gold futures prices closed at a new all-time record high of $1,793 an ounce. Fear drives Gold prices higher. It always does. Fear of increasing Debt, Fear of Inflation, Fear of prolonged recession etc, etc, etc.

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Target taking "trade-ins" for back-to-school shopping season ...

    Target has announced that customers can 'trade in' their used electronics like cell phones, iPods and iPads during the 2011 back-to-school shopping season. You can bring your electronics to any store with a Target Mobile center and get a gift card for the value of the product. DVDs, video games and Nintendo DS units are also covered under the trade-in program. Thank you Target!


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The Federal Reserve implemented a cap on Debt card "swipe fees" this summer ....

The Federal Reserve earlier this summer implemented a cap on the fees banks can charge retailers every time customers swipe their debit cards. Banks used to charge an average fee of 44 cents but now they can only charge a maximum fee of 21 cents. Thank you Federal Reserve!

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$3 a month Debit card fee from Wells Fargo is being tested in some states, Where ?...

    Yes, you heard correctly - Wells Fargo will start charging a $3 monthly fee for debit card usage to customers in several states. The lucky states are Georgia, New Mexico, Nevada and Oregon. Oh, you have some time if you live in those states. It doesn't begin until Oct. 14, 2011. Lets hope it doesn’t expand to ALL states..

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Tragic Indiana State Fair Stage collapse may have been caused by a 'Gustnado' ?

    The tragic Indiana State Fair Stage collapse may have been caused by a weather phenomenon known as a 'Gustnado'. A Gustnado is wind that forms a ground-based vortex occasionally along the front of an incoming thunderstorm. They are like a tornado but much weaker in strength. This wind phenomenon can be between 30 and 300 feet tall and have wind velocity between 60 to 90 mph.


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America - No longer the economic growth juggernaut of the world .....

    Companies are writing off American demand for their products. Increasingly U.S. companies are expanding overseas at the detriment of America. Latin America and Asia are the new fertile ground for growth in products from A to Z. U.S. companies are putting more money in overseas expansion and creating more jobs there and not in America. You have heard the names of the culprit countries all too often. Countries like Brazil, China and India.

    America needs to encourage ALL politicians to implement programs and incentives to get BIG Business back to America before it is too late. Lobby ALL politicians from the President on down to local city Mayor's. Our jobs and country depend on it.

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Congratulations to Mack Truck on $19 Million federal grant for truck development

    Congratulations to Mack Trucks on getting a $19 million grant from the federal government to develop an energy-efficient truck. The Dept. of Energy grant is aimed at developing energy efficient heavy-duty trucks that reduce gas emissions.

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Gas Prices are in a range of $3.29 to $3.79 gallon - How's your gas station compare ...

    The price for Regular Gas on Wednesday Aug.17,2011 is in a range from about $3.29 to $3.79 a gallon. Find lowest gas in the valley ===> Lehigh Valley Gasoline prices

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Chick-fil-a at Trexlertown - Live Music while you eat - Sat. Aug. 20

Chick-fil-a in Trexlertown
6379 Hamilton Blvd
Allentown, PA

Chick-fil-a is proud to present Cristabelle Braden on Aug.20. You can enjoy live music while you dine from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.


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Fall Foliage Festival in Bedford, Pa. Oct. 1, 2, 8, 9, 2011

Fall Foliage Festival in Bedford, Pa.
Oct. 1-2 and Oct. 8-9, 2011
9:00am. - 5:00pm.
Festival brochure: 1-800-765-3331

    This is the 47th year for Bedford’s Fall Foliage Festival which draws over 70,000 visitors to Bedford over both weekends in October. Come enjoy the activities and entertainment for people of all ages. Crafts, antique cars, music, food, covered bridges and fall colors make this a great fall festival.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Popular revolt against GM Volt, People aren’t charged up with the Volt ....

The consumer public is losing interest in the GM Volt. Recent market research has indicated a decrease in interest in the Volt of about 30% since March 2011. It does carry a hefty price tag of around $40,000. That’s enough to drive me away. How about you?

Is the electric car craze running its course?

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Musikfest Vendors had a tough 2011 - bad weather & bad sales ...

    Looks like Musikfest Vendors had a tough year. We all know how bad the weather was. Apparently Fest goers were more frugal this year as Musikfest food and drink sales fell about 35%. Food and beverage sales are the main source of revenue to support the concerts that are free.

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What was a Big seller at Musikfest 2011 ? ....

A big seller at Musikfest 2011 unfortunately was umbrellas and rain ponchos. The 10-day festival really was hampered by bad weather.

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What was the cost to stage the 2011 Musikfest ? ....

The reported cost to stage the 2011 Musikfest was $8 Million dollars.

The estimated "red ink" for the festival due to rain & bad weather is $750,000

Musikfest 2011 entertainers performed at the new Steel Stage where seating cost $150,000 and the new stage itself cost $80,000.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Coming Soon - Brown-Daub Fiat of the Lehigh Valley ...

    Brown-Daub Fiat of the Lehigh Valley is currently under construction near Hecktown Road & Route 33 and will be completed in 6 to 12 months.

    Fiat is now sold in over 80 countries. Fiat has won over 60 international awards, including being named 2008 European Car of the Year and 2009 World Car Design of the Year. FIAT MultiAir Technology was recognized as the "Single Most Innovative Engine Technology" of 2010 by the International Engine of the Year Awards panel.

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Warren Buffett wants to pay higher taxes - Warren you can make a Gift to Treasury at .....

   Any citizen including Billionaires who wish to make a general donation to the United States government may send contributions to a specific account called "Gifts to the United States." Why wait for tax rates to be changed.

Gifts to the United States
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Credit Accounting Branch
3700 East-West Highway, Room 622D
Hyattsville, MD 20782

PS. You can have one of your tax lawyer’s double check that address.

Musikfest 2011 Fireworks went off as scheduled despite Rain ....



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The fireworks went off at the scheduled time of 9:45 pm. on Sunday despite the rain from Saturday and Sunday.

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Get a Free Quote on a New Car - You could save thousands on a car!

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50th Annual Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg Summer Festival - Aug. 17-20

Summer Festival August 17 - 20, 2011
Free Parking on Hospital Campus
Free Admission
Free Entertainment

    The Summer Festival at the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg campus has been a major fund-raising effort for the hospital for 49 years. Each year, more than 300 dedicated hospital volunteers, auxiliary members and employees work tirelessly to create an event that is a treat for the whole family, combining free nightly entertainment, a variety of festival foods, a selection of amusement rides for children of all ages, and a long-standing tradition of beautiful, unique crafts and artwork.

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 5-10:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. ­ Opening Ceremonies
7-10 p.m. ­ King Henry and the Showmen

Thursday, Aug. 18, 5-10:30 p.m.
7-10 p.m. ­ Cramer Brothers

Friday, Aug. 19,­ 5-10:30 p.m.
7-10 p.m. Crazyheart

Saturday, Aug. 20,­ 3-10:30 p.m.
7-10 p.m. ­ The Jesse Wade Gang

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

1st - Republican candidate casualty of the Iowa Straw Poll is .....

    Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is the first casualty of the Iowa straw poll. He dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination early on Sunday just hours after finishing in third place.

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What's Open Sunday at Musikfest after the Rain of Saturday ...

Sunday: Aug. 14, 2011 - Musikfest

Open with regular programming on the Northside:
Festplatz, Plaza Tropical, Banana Island, Liederplatz, Main Street, Lyrikplatz

SteelStacks on South Side:
Town Square: Open with regular programming with the following change: Audio Dynamikz, previously scheduled for 2 p.m., has been canceled and replaced by Balla Koute & World Vision.

Americaplatz at Levitt Pavilion, ArtsQuest Center, Sands Steel Stage: Open with regular programming.

Fireworks are scheduled for 9:45 p.m., Fireworks is sill planned but the weather may change that. Musikfest transportation will continue as scheduled.




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Near record 3+ inches of RAIN Saturday hit Musikfest & cause damage ...

    Near-record 3+ inches of rain hit the Lehigh Valley on Saturday causing flooding on the grassy Colonial Industrial Quarter of Musikfest. Flash flooding of the Monocacy caught Musikfest officials and fest goers by surprise.

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Rain & Flooding cause Musikfest 2011 to lose BIG money $$$ ...

The rain plus the resulting flooded has caused some significant financial loses according to Musikfest officials. The 10-day festival is estimated to lose $750,000 for 2011. Musikfest President Jeffrey Parks has also made a plea to the community asking for donations to fill the funding void.

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Two Musikfest Platzs CLOSED for Sunday Aug. 14 due to Rain & Flooding ....

Volksplatz and Handwerkplatz will be Closed- Sunday Aug. 14, 2011 due to the rain and flooding.

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Musikfest Fireworks for 2011 - 9:45 pm. Great Musikfest Fireworks planned for tonight

Lets pray for some nice weather for tonight's traditional fireworks on the last day of Musikfest 2011. Musikfest 2011 fireworks show at 9:45 pm. Rain or shine.

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Negotiating lowest possible price on a car really does work & saves you real Money ..

    All makes and models of cars come with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price - MSRP. That does not mean that their final transaction prices are not negotiable. You really can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars. You are limited however by the car model that you are interested in.

    The Internet is a great help in the car buying process because it allows you the buyer to obtain and compare online price quotes. Many professionals in the automotive industry suggest that buyers consult online pricing sources before even setting foot in a dealership. You should take note of the car's MSRP as well as the invoice price with options.

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Musikfest TODAY - Liederplatz, Sunday - Aug 14 - Folk, Jazz, Blues on last day of fest ...

    Musikfest 2011 Sunday Schedule at Liederplatz – Aug. 14, 2011

Liederplatz
Noon – Dave Fry (folk)
1:30 pm. – Godfrey’s Best of Open Mic (folk)
3:00 pm. – Vance Gilbert (jazz)
5:00 pm. – Yarn (soul, Americana)
6:30 pm. – Alexis P. Suter Band (blues)

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Severe weather ends Nick Jonas concert early at Musikfest on Saturday Night ...

    The sky opened and the rains came. Nick Jonas could not overcome the severe weather on Saturday night as it ended his Musikfest Steel Stage concert early. Flooding along the Monocacy Creek was a concern Saturday night due to the heavy rainfall. The National Weather Service in Mount Holly issued flash flood warnings through early Sunday for Lehigh County, Northampton County and northeastern Berks County.

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Musikfest TODAY - Americaplatz, Sunday - Aug 14 - Last Day of Musikfest ...

    Musikfest 2011 Sunday Schedule at Americaplatz – Aug. 14, 2011

AmericaPlatz at Levitt Pavilion – SteelStacks
5:30 pm. – MarchFourth Marching Band (Americana, jazz)
7:00 pm. – Philly Bloco (rock, world)
9:00 pm. – Entrain (reggae, world)

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Musikfest TODAY - Volksplatz Sunday - Aug 14 - Last Day of Musikfest ...

    Musikfest 2011 Sunday Schedule at Volksplatz – Aug. 14, 2011

Volksplatz CLOSED
Noon – Irish Stars Parker School of Irish Dance1:30 pm. – The Alex Meixner Band (jazz)
3:00 pm. – Balla Kouyate & World Vision (world)
5:00 pm. – Kagero (rock)
7:00 pm. – The Large Flowerheads (classic rock)
9:00 pm. – Zen For Primates (rock, jazz)


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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Michele Bachmann wins 2011 Iowa straw poll with 28% - Top 5 finishers plus her ...

Top 5 finishers in the 2011 Iowa Straw Poll:
1 - Bachmann received 28 % of the nearly 17,000 votes cast.
2 - Texas Rep. Ron Paul was just behind her with 27 %.
3 - Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty came in third with 13 % of the vote.
4 - Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum came in 4th with 9 %.
5 - Businessman Herman Cain was 5th with 8 %.

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Musikfest 2011 Fireworks at 9:45 pm. - Rain or Shine

Traditional fireworks on the last day of Musikfest 2011. Musikfest 2011 fireworks show at 9:45 pm. Rain or shine.

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Musikfest Polka Mass - Sun. Aug. 14, 2011 at Wells Fargo - Festplatz, 10:00 am -11:30 am

    Come join us for Sunday services - Musikfest Polka Mass - Sun. Aug. 14, 2011 at Wells Fargo - Festplatz, 10:00 am -11:30 am

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Ozzy Osbourne really loves his Yorkshire terrier .....

    Famous rocker Ozzy Osbourne is just a little eccentric but not when it comes to his best friend. Ozzy recently paid $10,000 in an auction for an eight-week old Yorkshire terrier. You can't put a price on your best friend.

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Real Motherly Love - turn your daughter into the Police - WOW ....

It appears that a London family was watching the riots on television when they spotted their daughter. The only problem was that their daughter was trashing a police car during the ongoing London riots. The distraught mother did what any good mother would do - turn her daughter into the police. Yes the teen was arrested.

The mother has no regrets about turning her daughter over to the police. The mother said about her daughter ... “I love her. But look at what she’s done. These riots have cost people their jobs and even lives. We are going through hell.”

A tough test of a mothers’ true love.

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Plaza Tropical - TODAY - Saturday Aug. 13, 2011 Musikfest

            Musikfest 2011 Saturday Schedule at Plaza Tropical – Aug.13

Morning Call - Plaza Tropical
Noon and 5:30 pm. – Bronze Radio Return (indie rock)
1:30 pm. – Groovitude (classic rock)
3:00 pm. – SUYA (latin)
7:00 pm. – The Dirty Guv’nahs (rock)
9:00 pm. – Albert Cummings (blues)

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Philadelphia Folk Festival starts after Musikfest is over ... Aug. 19-21, 2011

50th Philadelphia Folk Festival
August 19th - 21st

Philadelphia Folksong Society
7113 Emlen St. Philadelphia, PA 19119
Phone: 215.247.1300

   Main Stage Performers:
Aug 20, 2011
Arlo Guthrie, Jorma Kaukonen

Aug 21, 2011
Dan Bern, Tom Paxton, David Amram, David Wax Museum, Tom Rush, The Wood Brothers, The Levon Helm Band, and The Great Groove Band


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Gasoline Prices are going DOWN .. Lehigh Valley Current Gas prices ...

    The average price for Regular Gas on Friday Aug.12,2011 was $3.61 a gallon. Find lowest gas in the valley ===> Lehigh Valley Gasoline prices

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Musikfest TODAY - Saturday Aug.13 - AmericaPlatz, Festplatz, Liederplatz

    Musikfest 2011 Saturday Schedule – Aug. 13, 2011

AmericaPlatz at Levitt Pavilion – SteelStacks
5:30 pm. – Float Parade (reggae, pop)
7:00 pm. – The Congregation (blues, soul)
9:00 pm. – Craig Thatcher Band (blues)

Wells Fargo Festplatz
Noon. – Polka Country Musicians (polka)
4:00 pm. – Universal Funk Order (funk)
6:00 pm. – New York Funk Exchange (funk)
8:00 pm. – Philadelphia Funk Authority (R&B, funk)

Liederplatz
Noon – Lehigh Valley Folk Music Society
5:00 pm. – Rosie Burgess Trio (folk, rock)
7:00 pm. – The Hillbilly Souls (americana)
9:00 pm. – RUNA (celtic)

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Tiger Woods - going home, doesn't make the cut at Atlanta Athletic Club - Aug. 13, 2011




    Tiger Woods golf round on Friday at the Atlanta Athletic Club, a 3-over par 73 left him with free time on Saturday and Sunday. Tiger did not make the cut. This is only the third time in a major championship in his professional career that he has failed to make the cut. It seems Tiger is still a long, long way from recapturing the form of old.


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Musikfest TODAY - Volksplatz Saturday - full day of Shows - Aug. 13, 2011

    Musikfest 2012 Saturday Schedule at Volksplatz – Aug. 13, 2011

Volksplatz
Noon – Lehigh Valley Cloggers (dance)
1:30 pm. – The Abrams Brothers (bluegrass)
3:30 pm. – Paddy & The Pale Boys (celtic)
5:30 pm. – The Mike Montrey Band (country)
7:30 pm. – March Fourth Marching Band (jazz, rock)
9:00 pm. – Start Making Sense (rock)

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Friday, August 12, 2011

I need one vodka gimlet for a nightcap .....

Vodka Gimlet receipt:
2 oz. any Vodka ( Absolut, or Grey Goose, or Ketel One)
1 ounce Rose's lime juice
Garnish with lime wedge
over ice
      Refreshing

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SkyLounge at the Cosmopolitan restaurant in Allentown ... one-of-a-kind

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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Musikfest TODAY - Plaza Tropical a full day of Pop, Rock, Funk, Blues - Fri. Aug. 12

            Musikfest 2012 Friday Schedule at Plaza Tropical – Aug. 12

Plaza Tropical
Noon – The Lesson Center (pop)
3:00 pm. – School of Rock (rock)
5:30 pm. – Yellowcake (funk)
7:00 pm. – Todd Wolfe (blues, rock)
9:00 pm. – Jimmy Thackery (blues,rock)

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