Bethlehem State of the City 2022 Photos and Videos

Lehigh Valley with Love Media Wins Three State Awards for Bethlehem Area School District Projects

Lehigh Valley with Love Media, on behalf of  The Bethlehem Area School District, recently won three  “2021 Excellence in Education Communication” awards from the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association (PenSPRA).

Each year, the Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association (PenSPRA) provides an opportunity for school district communication professionals to be recognized in their annual Excellence in Education Communications Contest. Entries are received in a number of categories to reflect the scope of work often undertaken by our communications professionals.

“Our district takes our responsibility to communicate information to our staff, school families, and the community very seriously. We are proud that our communications efforts have been recognized with these awards,” said Bethlehem Area School District Superintendent, Dr. Joseph J. Roy.

The Bethlehem Area School District won six awards in total.


Lehigh Valley with Love Media Award Winning Projects:


Award of Excellence – COVID-19 and/or Crisis Management

COVID Video Updates


 Award of Excellence – COVID-19 and/or Crisis Management

#FinishtheFight Campaign


Award of Merit – Video Category

Employee of the Month Recognition


Additional Bethlehem Area School District Awards


Award of Merit – Video Category

BASD Flash Briefing


Award of Merit – Video Category

Senior Showcase 2021


Award of Excellence – Writing Category

Press Release – New Band Director Announcement


The full list of winners can be found at:

PenSPRA Contest Winners



About the Bethlehem Area School District

The Bethlehem Area School District is the 6th largest school district in Pennsylvania serving nearly 14,000 culturally and economically diverse students in 22 community-based schools. The district serves five municipalities: City of Bethlehem, Bethlehem Township, Hanover Township, Freemansburg, and Fountain Hill.  The district enjoys numerous community partnerships with universities, businesses, and arts providers that extend the schools’ rich curricular and co-curricular offerings.    



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Lehigh Valley Passport to History and Lehigh Valley WIth Love Partner to Launch Monthly Virtual History Series 

Lehigh Valley Passport to History and Lehigh Valley With Love are partnering together to launch a monthly virtual history series starting on January 18, 2022. 


The series, hosted by Lehigh Valley with Love Media’s George Wacker, will air live on third Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. on the Lehigh Valley Passport to History Facebook page. Each 30-minute episode will highlight a different theme and discussion from the night’s participating historic sites. 

“In this time of COVID, armchair traveling has really taken off. The Passport to History Virtual Series gives people in our region—and beyond—a great chance to learn more about our member sites and the history stories they preserve,” said Beth Twiss Houting, Lehigh Valley Passport to History Vice Chair. 

The January program delves into winter survival and food preservation. Participating speakers include the Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center and Washington Crossing Park. 

The 2022 Lehigh Valley Passport to History Monthly Virtual Program topics include: 

After airing, all episodes will be posted on the Lehigh Valley Passport to History and Lehigh Valley With Love websites for viewers who are unable to watch them live. 

To learn more, please visit and follow “Lehigh Valley Passport to History” on Facebook. ### 

January’s livestreams are at the links below

About Passport to History: 

Lehigh Valley Passport to History is a partnership of 49 historic sites and resources in and around Pennsylvania’s Lehigh and Northampton counties. The group helps to promote local tourism and shares historical activities, events, tours, and exhibitions throughout the Valley. Visit for more information.


About Lehigh Valley with Love Media:

Lehigh Valley with Love Media is an award winning digital media and entertainment company specializing in social, video, podcasting, and live streaming.

The Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast has more than 3 million downloads and features local stories from local people.

Learn more at


Media Contact: 

Amanda Ruth 

Ruthless Media & Marketing LLC 



New Year’s Eve Game Night

We rang in 2022 with a little game night featuring Yeti in My Spaghetti, Mermaid Island, Connect 4, and more!

Wishing you a safe, healthy, and happy 2022 from all of us at Lehigh Valley with Love!

We’ve Partnered with Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas for $6 Wednesdays All January 2022!

We’ve partnered with ArtsQuest for $6 Wednesdays in January 2022 at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema in Bethlehem!


These discounted box office rates will be presented by Lehigh Valley with Love Media

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – ArtsQuest’s Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas will offer discounted movie tickets on Wednesdays in the month of January 2022, thanks to a partnership with Lehigh Valley with Love Media.

“As a nonprofit dedicated to providing access to the arts, we are always looking for ways to remove barriers to experiencing our programming,” Jon Lunger, ArtsQuest Senior Director of Marketing said. “The new year is a perfect time to start this new partnership with a well-known name in the Lehigh Valley.”

The Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas is a two-screen independent, foreign and arthouse cinema located in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. The two cinemas (red and blue) accommodate 100 and 200 guests, respectively. These $6 Wednesdays, presented by Lehigh Valley with Love Media, will begin on Jan. 5, 2022, and continue through at least the end of the month. The content driven media company, known for its popular Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast and blog, will help cover costs at the box office.

“We are huge fans of what ArtsQuest provides to the Lehigh Valley,” George Wacker, Owner/Founder of Lehigh Valley with Love Media said. “We attend and cover everything from Musikfest, to music and comedy shows. The Lehigh Valley is our home, and this is a great opportunity to play a role in the region’s thriving arts scene. We hope everyone takes time to return to the theaters and see everything there is to offer at the SteelStacks.”

Throughout the year, the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas plays a variety of new and classic films. ArtsQuest also presents a variety a special screenings and events including the LGBTQ+ Film Series and Cinema Significa… The series Black Film: Then and Now will premiere in February. Visit for more information.

ArtsQuest will continue to follow the latest CDC, state and local health and safety guidelines. Visit  for the latest updates.

Press Release Link

“A Die Hard Christmas” read by author Doogie Horner LIVE

Join us for a holiday treat on December 22 at 6:30 p.m. as author and comedian Doogie Horner Rocks reads his book, “A Die Hard Christmas” LIVE!
Doogie will be in town on 12/29 for “The Tinseltown Comedy Show with Doogie Horner and Chip Chantry” at SteelStacks.

Bethlehem Christmas Tree Toss for Charity Returns on December 18 at 11 a.m. with In-Person Throwing

A Lehigh Valley tradition triumphantly returns to the stage on December 18

BETHLEHEM, PA (December 13, 2021) – The fun and festive Bethlehem Christmas Toss for Charity will be held on Saturday, December 18 at 11 a.m. at More Miles Automotive, 1458 Stefko Blvd., Bethlehem, PA.

The original event was first held in 2002 when then Meineke Car Care owner Peter Kearns challenged Mike DeCrosta, currently of More Miles Automotive, to a contest. The resulting yearly tradition became something of a bizarre, but wildly popular, way to celebrate the holiday season. Peter Kearns passed away in 2016.

The event originally ended in 2013 after Kearns retired, but was revived in 2015 at the behest of fans and former participants. 

“Pete is the one who came up with this wonderful idea and made sure that it was always in the spirit of raising money for charity,” DeCrosta said. “We want to continue to honor him by holding the event in his name.”

More Miles Automotive, in conjunction with Lehigh Valley with Love Media, will host the ‘Peter Kearns Memorial Christmas Tree Toss’ with proceeds going to Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley. The public is encouraged to attend and throw Christmas trees for distance in an effort to be this year’s champion! Children will also have a small tree to toss.  There will also be small giveaways and refreshments. 

Last year’s event was held virtually due to the pandemic

Donations of $5 per throw are encouraged. However, donations of all amounts are accepted and can be made in person at the event or by mailing a donation payable to Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley ℅ More Miles Automotive 1458 Stefko Blvd., Bethlehem, PA. 

Donations can also be made at this link:

Facebook Event:

Previous event videos:


About Lehigh Valley with Love Media 

Lehigh Valley with Love Media is a boutique, full-service digital, social, video, and marketing media firm located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In addition to serving its clients with the latest in marketing strategies, Lehigh Valley with Love Media is also dedicated to organizing and operating charity events throughout the area.


Play in our LIVE White Elephant Online Game (BUSINESS DONATE A GIFT CARD!)

We’re playing a game of White Elephant with White Elephant Online LIVE the week of December 20 and we want you to be a part of it as a business or individual.

Players will win the gift cards donated by local businesses!

Please fill out the form below and we will get back to you shortly.

Businesses: If you’d like to submit a gift card or item to be featured in the White Elephant game, please submit.

Individuals: If you’d like to participate in the game, with a chance of winning a fun local gift card, please submit.



Lehigh Valley Holiday Lights Map presented by White Elephant Online

Enter your home or business to the Lehigh Valley with Love Holiday Lights Map 2021 presented by White Elephant Online!



(We will continue to add lights as we receive them)

We had more than 30,000 people view our “12 Foot Tall Skeleton Crawl Map” this past fall and we’re thrilled to ring in the holidays by sharing some of the most fun, traditional, and wacky holiday lights from throughout the Lehigh Valley.

We’re also thrilled to partner with White Elephant Online! Join the thousands of companies that bring their remote teams together with White Elephant Online, or play your favorite gift-swap game virtually with family & friends.

Reach out to us for more information or

Thank you to our additional partners, Michael Bernadyn with Re/Max and Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub 

Our interview with the owners of White Elephant Online!

Lehigh Valley with Love Holiday Spectacular LIVE

Listen to the music only here.

Join hosts George Wacker and Phil Reese on December 7, 2021 as they warm their chestnuts by the fire with some super special musical guests live or recorded including:

Puddles Pity Party
Hannah Gill
Ryan Tennis
Corinne Mammana
Jon Worthy
Carver Commodore
and more!

Listen to the Podcast Version here.

Want to give away stuff? (email us at

The LVwithLOVE Holiday Lights Map is Coming….(SPONSOR IT)

We had more than 30k people view our 12 Foot Tall Skeleton Crawl Map and had media interest!

Want to get in on the ground level before we get the map together? Fill out the form below!

We will be adding another “light submission” form soon.