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SangriaFest

SangriaFest

Dear Lehigh Valley, we’ve just about made it to summer. It’s a time of fireworks and grilling, of camping and fairs—a time when our biggest complaints are how much sand is stuck in our swimsuits and how the humidity is ruining our hair. How sweet it is, no? What’s even sweeter is fruit-filled wine, and ’tis the season. Known as sangria, this ubiquitous on-the-rocks libatio... »

Keeping Students Upward Bound

Keeping Students Upward Bound

Students at William Allen High School in Allentown have two fierce women behind them offering encouragement, support, and tough love. Rina Duggan and Eileen Snover are the kind of educators whose efforts may escape headlines, but they’re the ones who change lives by implementing confidence, compassion, and grace. Rina and Eileen are deeply committed to seeing the nearly 3,... »

Tapping into the Beer Scene: Local Brews to Sip This Season

Tapping into the Beer Scene: Local Brews to Sip This Season

Whether super-dark stouts, fruity brews, or hop-forward pints are your thing, the local craft beer scene has a bud for your taste. Check out what’s on draft at these Lehigh Valley breweries for the next time you’re feeling parched. Fegley’s Brew Works 559 Main St #101 • Bethlehem 812 W Hamilton St • Allentown 610.882.1300 • 610.433.777 thebrewworks.com Space Monkey Style: ... »

Memories of Moms

Memories of Moms

Moms: they always seemed to be around when we didn’t want them to be—and, later, when we needed them most. This Mother’s Day, Lehigh Valley residents share what they think of when they think of “Mom.” “When I was little, my dad traveled a lot with work, so during the week, it was just my mom, my two sisters, and me. We spent so much time outside in the summer just playing,... »

So You Want to Be a Brewer

So You Want to Be a Brewer

Meet Chris Wilson Weyerbacher Brewmaster With a degree in physics, Chris was working on liquid crystal displays at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory until he and his wife headed to the West Coast for her to attend graduate school. A year of being unable to find work in California later, Chris announced that he was going to get a job in a brewery—two weeks later, he was br... »

Tips for Transforming Your Office Space

Tips for Transforming Your Office Space

We spend the majority of our waking hours at work, which means that most of us also spend the majority of our waking hours in stark gray fortresses with tangled wires at our feet, hand-me-down cabinets, scattered Post-It notes, and a miscellaneous melting pot of office supplies underneath a harsh fluorescent glare. It is within these dreary confines that we are expected to... »

Forever Spun: The Valley Vinyl Scene

Forever Spun: The Valley Vinyl Scene

There’s a particular reaction one might hear upon divulging to someone that they collect vinyl records. “Vinyl records?” the recipient of this information might say. “What on earth do you do with those old things?” If the record collector is at all savvy, they might offer that vinyl record sales reached a 25-year high in 2016 and it’s not so old-fashioned after all. “In fa... »

Meet Dusty Wathan: A Q&A with the New IronPigs Manager

Meet Dusty Wathan: A Q&A with the New IronPigs Manager

It’s time for a new season of baseball—and this year, there’s a new manager in town. To celebrate, the IronPigs are giving away four sets of family four-pack tickets. Visit the Lehigh Valley Marketplace Facebook and like and share the giveaway post pinned to the top for a chance to win. New giveaways will be posted four Mondays in a row: April 10, April 17, April 24, and M... »

A Weekend on the Bucks County Wine Trail

A Weekend on the Bucks County Wine Trail

Idyllic and pastoral, slipping away to Bucks County for the weekend is like entering an old-world fairytale. The only thing that could make the verdant backdrop brighter is a little vino—and here, it’s plentiful. The rolling hills, well-drained soils, and moderate climate marry to form one of the premier grape growing regions of the east coast. The Itinerary Whether it’s a... »

Local Speakeasies

Local Speakeasies

The years 1920-1933 spanned a peculiar time in American history. Thanks to the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, the production, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages was strictly prohibited.  Of course, that didn’t mean people couldn’t get their hands on alcohol. Wealthy people stockpiled it before the 18th Amendment was ratified. “Bathtub gin” and other homem... »

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