Ginger and The Schnappes Share the Love with All Original Jazz Record “Social Music”  

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BETHLEHEM, PA – Social Music, the first all original full length album release by Pennsylvania six piece jazz band Ginger and The Schnappes, is about reconnecting with the power of song. 

“Social music is listening to the stereo, the cassette player, the radio, the concert or a streaming device with others and experiencing the music together. “Shh, listen, this is my favorite part,” and now your favorite part becomes your friend’s favorite part,” said Ginger Brew, the band’s stylish chanteuse. 

“Social music is shared. Was there ever a better expression of your love for someone then to hand them your personally curated mix-tape? “Here, share my universe with me.”

Social Music is engaging and sometimes indicative of the band’s Pennsylvania roots; take the song 309 for instance. It’s about all the quirky and fun places along PA Route 309 from Philadelphia to Tunkhannock. If you’re from around there you’ll know those stops and end up sharing your own stories of trips along that road.

Porters’ Pub Visits Nello’s Speciality Meats in Nazareth, Pennsylvania (VIDEO)

Porters’ Pub recently visited Nello’s Speciality Meats in Nazareth, Pennsylvania to tour the facility and talk shop with Nello himself. Nello’s is a family-owned business specializing in Custom, and Retail processing of Beef, Bison, Boar, Lamb, Pork, Poultry, and more, in the Tri-state area of PA, NJ, and NY. Porter’s Pub has been doing business with Nello’s Speciality Meats (and you’ve probably had some of their products) since the early 1990s.

Go behind the scenes and learn a little bit more about Nello and his amazing 30 years in business. Thank you to Nello and Jan for their hospitality and for everyone at Nello’s Speciality Meats for helping to make Porters’ Pub proud to serve every meal we make!

Learn more at Nello’s Specialty Meats

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Tunes at Twilight Returns to Downtown Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Tunes at Twilight ( returned to downtown Bethlehem on May 6, 2021 with a few twists.

Firstly, there will be multiple performers each Thursday through July 22. Secondly, they will perform at different locations downtown during the evening.

So, you can bop around to different spots and hear different music, or just saddle up and catch your favorite all night long (well, until 8:30 p.m. for now. Starts at 5:30 p.m.)

Take a look at opening night!

Lehigh Valley COVID-19 Zoom Interviews (A Year Later)

Starting on March 13, 2020, Lehigh Valley with Love went into lockdown along with much of the rest of the Lehigh Valley.

For a few months leading into summer we put together more than 100 videos with local restaurant owners, students, politicians, friends, and even some celebrities!

While the circumstances for this series weren’t exactly something we would have had in mind, we’re fortunate to have been able to speak with so many amazing people during a really weird time in all of our lives.

Thank you for your support in the last year.

Be sure to check out Tyler’s  new content and be sure to keep up to date with Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast!


View the playlist below or click here.

Lehigh Valley Passport to History Presents: Women’s History Month

Our monthly episode with Lehigh Valley Passport to History is here!

We are joined the Moravian Historical Society, the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, and the National Museum of Industrial History to learn about pioneering female leaders and innovations that brought about changes during three centuries of Lehigh Valley history.

Thank you Victoria, Kendra, and Andria!!!!

Lehigh Valley Cupcake Taste Test with Sarah Jane’s Cupcakes and Dahlia

We were lucky to get our hands on a few insanely delicious cupcakes from Sarah Jane’s Cupcakes in Emmaus.

Sarah Jane is currently a student at Emmaus High School!

You’ll learn more about her entrepreneurial spirit in the next episode of the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast, but first… let’s taste test.

Dahlia was gracious enough to sample a few, and this is what happened!”

Bethlehem Christmas Tree Lighting Video Featured in LA Times

The 2020 Virtual Bethlehem City Christmas Tree Lighting, a Lehigh Valley with Love Media project, was recently featured in the LA Times.

The article highlighted Bethlehem and surrounding Lehigh Valley areas’ holiday fansticness. We’re beyond proud to have been a part of this project that showcases one of the most beautiful cities in the United States!

Take a look at the video and read the article!

Oh and Facebook video here…

Bethlehem Christmas Tree Toss for Charity 2020

While we couldn’t hold the Christmas Tree Toss in person this year, we were able to team up with More Miles Automotive and the Bethlehem Mounted Police Unit to throw a ceremonial toss as we continue to raise money for Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley.

Thank you to everyone involved in keeping this tradition alive.

PLEASE DONATE here: Help More Miles Automotive meet or exceed the amount that they raised last year, which was $1,800.

The money raised from this event helps us to continue provide our life-saving services for domestic intimate partner abuse survivors. Since the pandemic, we have seen a humongous increase in the need for our services – 24/7 helpline, emergency safe house shelter, empowerment counseling, and legal advocacy for PFA (Protection From Abuse) orders.

The Virtual Bethlehem Christmas Tree Lighting 2020

Welcome to the Virtual Bethlehem Christmas Tree Lighting 2020!

Join Angela DelGrosso, Senior Vice President, Bethlehem Chamber, as she welcomes a special guest to help us light our beautiful tree with the help of community members!
Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez
Healthcare Heroes
A special message from Bethlehem Police Chief Michell Kott
Lots of fun surprises
“Not-So-Silent Night” Christmas
Concert featuring performances from:
The City Hall tree (Payrow Plaza)
Donated by: Kathleen Strong
Bethlehem Township 2nd Avenue tree:
Donated by: the Gallagher Family
Mayor’s Tree
Donated by: Vince and Jeanine D’Andrea
A big thank you to our tree donors:
Thank you to our sponsors:
Bethlehem Parking Authority
Lehigh Valley with Love (video production)