The Bethlehem Christmas Tree Toss for Charity Brings the Cheer on December 17 at 10 a.m.

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The Bethlehem Christmas Tree Toss for Charity Brings the Cheer on December 18 at 10 a.m.

The Lehigh Valley tradition raises money for Turning Point of the Lehigh Valley

BETHLEHEM, PA (December 7, 2022) – The fun and festive Bethlehem Christmas Toss for Charity will be held on Saturday, December 17 at 10 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 unfortunately passed away in 2016, but his family continues to attend the event in his honor.

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. 

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. 

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Watch 2021’s livestream of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSHqLnYtqQk

Donations can also be made at this link: www.turningpointlv.org/get-involved/donate/

Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/3RwmccTYi

Previous event videos: https://bit.ly/TreeTossVideos

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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.

 

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Lehigh Valley with Love Media Receives ‘Downtown Vision Award’ from Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce

Lehigh Valley with Love Media was announced as the recipient of the 2022 ‘Downtown Vision Award’ from the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce.

The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce presents the Annual Awards Reception on Thursday, May 26th at Historic Hotel Bethlehem. Cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, reception, and entertainment will be from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The program begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.

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The Bethlehem Chamber honors those who epitomize the spirit of the city of Bethlehem with the following awards:
Strategic Partner Award: The Bethlehem Health Bureau

Milestone Award: Historic Hotel Bethlehem – 100 Years and Cantelmi Hardware – 100 Years

Downtown Vision Award: Lehigh Valley with Love Media

Community Partner Award: Northampton and Lehigh County

Priscilla Payne Hurd Award: Deborah Sacarakis

Audience: More than 200 mostly Bethlehem area business leaders and executives.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact brittneyc@lehighvalleychamber.org

Kulp Roofing and Construction to Give Roof Replacement to Local Family During ‘Kulp Gives Back’ Promotion

QUAKERTOWN, PA – Throughout the months of April and May 2022, Kulp Roofing & Construction, Inc. will encourage local residents to nominate a family for a roof replacement and gutter install ​​(including a leaf protection system) at no cost to the family. The person nominating the family must submit an entry that outlines why this family is in need of a roof and gutter replacement and what makes them worthy a family to in fact complete this project. 

The entry letter should be as complete and thoughtful as possible and must include the family’s home address along with a phone number and email so we can inform the winner when they have been chosen. The family must reside in our service area which includes Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties.

Our “Kulp Gives Back” promotion was a huge success last year and the smiles it brought to our employees faces and Anne Mae’s (last year’s winner) face proved how great it is to give back to those who sometimes need a hand,” said Ryan Hogan, Kulp Roofing & Construction, Inc. Sales and Marketing Manager.  “This was all we needed to see to make us give it a go again this year. Thanks to great support from our manufacturer and media partners our hope is to get the word out and give another well deserving family in the area a new roof, gutter, and leaf protection system.” 

“Kulp Gives Back” is made possible by partners GAF, Service Partners, Viamedia, iHeart Media, Lehigh Valley with Love Media, and Sarott Design.

Please visit https://kulproofing.com/kulpgivesback/ for more information on how to nominate a family. 

The family must reside in our service area which includes the counties of Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Schuylkill.

 

Giveaway Timing:

  • Entries: April 17 – May 31, 2022
  • Judging: June 1 – June 11, 2022
  • Winner Selected:  June 17, 2022
  • Winner Confirmation By: July 1, 2022
  • Winner Receives Award: July 8, 2022
  • Can Request Winner by Mail: August 1, 2022
  • Job Completion:                      October 31, 2022

 

About Kulp Roofing (KulpRoofing.com)

 

Family owned and operated, Kulp Roofing & Construction, Inc. has been serving an eight-county region throughout eastern and southeastern Pennsylvania and the Poconos for more than 20 years. 

Recognized as a GAF Master Elite roofing contractor (less than 3% of roofing contractors can claim this distinction), Kulp Roofing & Construction, Inc. helps customers with all types of exterior home improvement projects including roofing, siding, doors & windows, gutters, and repairs. 

At the core of Kulp Roofing & Construction, Inc., lies our fundamental values: quality, communication, honesty, and superior craftsmanship. Holding an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, we strive to provide customers with a 5-star exterior home improvement experience of great value that’s like no other, while maintaining a reputation that’s tops in our industry.

 

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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. 

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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 lvhistory.org 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 lvhistory.org 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 https://linktr.ee/lvwithlove

 

Media Contact: 

Amanda Ruth 

Ruthless Media & Marketing LLC 

484-894-9116 

media@lvhistory.org 

lvhistory.org 

 

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!

ARTSQUEST’S FRANK BANKO ALEHOUSE CINEMAS OFFERS $6 WEDNESDAYS IN JANUARY

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 steelstacks.org/film for more information.

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

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Kulp Roofing and Construction Announces Winner of ‘Kulp Gives Back’ Roof Replacement Promotion

From April 19 through May 31, 2021, Kulp Roofing and Construction, LLC encouraged local residents throughout eastern & southeastern Pennsylvania and the Poconos to nominate a family or individual in need of a roof replacement and gutter installation (including a leaf protection system) at no cost to the family. 

Kulp representatives were proud to recently surprise the winner of the “Kulp Gives Back” promotion, Annamae Pavlik of Allentown. 

“2020 was a difficult year as the pandemic impacted everyone in our community, including us,” said Ryan Hogan, Kulp Roofing & Construction, Inc. Sales and Marketing Manager. “Being a locally owned and operated company, we felt it was important to give back to the communities that support us. We discussed the idea in our management team meeting and said let’s give it a go. 

“Kulp Gives Back” is made possible by partners GAF, Service Partners, Leaf Relief by PlyGem, Adams Outdoor, iHeart Media, Lehigh Valley with Love Media, and Sarott Design.

For more information, please visit www.KulpRoofing.com/KulpGivesBack

 

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.

Buy a Lehigh Valley with Love Face Mask and Support Cancer Support Community Greater Lehigh Valley

Lehigh Valley with Love has partnered with Cancer Support Community Greater Lehigh Valley to bring you the latest in face mask radicalness.

Wear this bodacious cooling active band in dozens of ways. Wet it and it’ll keep you cool while you skate on down to the… Skateaway. That seems like a good spot.

For only $15 this face mask, headband, dish rag is ultra soft, super absorbent, and easy to active: just soak, wring, and SNAP!

A portion of proceeds from every face mask sold will go to Cancer Support Community Greater Lehigh Valley. Find out more about this wonderful organization.

Please allow 2 weeks for delivery if you live somewhere far away. Otherwise, give us a week or so 🙂 We appreciate you.





Watch Lehigh Valley with Love’s Video As Part of the #BacktoBethlehem Campaign!

The Bethlehem Chamber, Downtown Bethlehem Association, Southside Arts District and Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem have come together to launch the #BacktoBethlehem campaign as their counties move to the Yellow Phase.

This campaign is all about preparing both the merchants and the community for getting back to business. “We want to make sure our business community is equipped with all the information and supplies they need in order to safely re-open.” said Tammy Wendling, Downtown Bethlehem Association Manager.

In addition to making sure merchants are ready, Missy Hartney, Southside Arts District Downtown Manager says “it’s extremely important to make sure the community knows what expectations there will be for them as customers as well as making them feel comfortable with coming back out to support these small businesses.”

Bethlehem merchants have been asked to take the Vow of the Valley, launched by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. Those who sign the online vow, will receive a “Back to Bethlehem” graphic to use on social media and their website. This will let the community know these businesses took a pledge to protect their health and safety during this re-opening phase.

In addition to the Vow of the Valley, this task force partnered with Lehigh Valley with Love Media to create a video encouraging the community to come out and support Bethlehem businesses in the yellow phase.

As seen in the video, DLP Real Estate Capital and South Carolina based, SC Health generously donated 10,000 masks to the Bethlehem business community to ensure the safety of both employees and customers.

For more information on this campaign and to take the Vow of the Valley visit : www.lehighvalleychamber.org/backtobethlehem

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Hosts Lehigh Valley With Love Podcast’s 100th Episode

BETHLEHEM, PA, November 2019 – Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites (HBMS) and Lehigh Valley With Love Podcast are partnering up for the podcast’s 100th episode. On Friday, December 13, hosts George Wacker and Tyler Rothrock will host a live taping of the podcast at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts as part of Design After Dark, HBMS’s after-hours programming series. The podcast will feature local collector and philanthropist Ilene Hochberg Wood as the guest.

Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz Ramps Up the Laughs and Family Fun at Musikfest

Popular comedy event moves to two weekends and adds family friendly shows.

BETHLEHEM, PA (July 24, 2019) – The Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz returns to Musikfest with 14 free stand-up comedy shows over six nights on Aug. 2-4 and 9-11 at The Ice House on 56 River St. In its third year as an official Musikfest site, the venue has been extended to two weekends and will also include four family-friendly shows. ComedyPlatz will feature more than 30 comics in all from the New York City, Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley areas. 

Highlights include: 

  • Doogie Horner, a writer, comedian and illustrator originally from the Lehigh Valley. He’s the author of the YA novel This Might Hurt a Bit, and had a memorable appearance on America’s Got Talent.
  • Boris Khaykin, a Brooklyn-based comedian who has performed stand-up on CollegeHumor Live and as a warmup for The Opposition with Jordan Klepper. He was listed by TimeOutNY as one of Brooklyn Comedy Festival’s “Biggest Stars”. 
  • Jim Tews, from Allentown, is creator of the New York Times Bestseller Felines of New York. He made his stand-up television debut on Last Comic Standing and has been seen on FX, NBC, SeeSo and TBS.
  • Nataly Aukar, a Lebanese born and raised standup comic based in New York City. She has opened for Nimesh Patel (Saturday Night Live), Mo Amer (Colbert, Fallon, Netflix) and Gad El Maleh as part of his Dream Tour in DC, Canada, and Dubai. She was a producer of Tickling the Ivories, a weekly comedy show at Pianos in New York’s Lower East Side, featured on TimeOutNY.
  • Bob Hansen, a retired professional wrestler who was trained by WWE legend The Wild Samoan in Allentown and Hazleton, Hansen won the San Diego Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Championship in 2010. He’s written and self-published three novels, in addition to making and releasing a documentary, I Don’t Belong Here, about his move from the Los Angeles to New York comedy scenes. 
  • Plus some of the Lehigh Valley’s best comics.

Regular shows are 7 and 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 2-3 and 9-10 and 7 p.m. on Aug. 4 and 11. Tickets are not needed for the shows. 

Nataly Aukar

In addition to the evening shows, Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz will also feature four family-friendly shows. These shows will be at 4:30 p.m. on August 3, 4 and 10, 11. The family friendly shows are designed to allow families to bring their children to comedy events that will feature suitable content, although parental guidance is always suggested. The family-friendly performances are designed so adults can bring their children to without fear of the children hearing words or terms that most parents would not want them to hear. 

Bob Hansen

Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz is the culmination of a partnership between Nazareth-born comedian Tyler Rothrock, Lehigh Valley with Love owner George Wacker and ArtsQuest. Hundreds of comics have applied to be a part of the Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz over the past few years.

“The fact that comedy continues to grow at Musikfest is a testament to those who are seeking it out,” says Wacker. “We’re excited to add even more funny to the fun at Musikfest in 2019.”
Get more information on this year’s Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz on the SteelStacks website and on the Official Facebook Event.

Doogie Horner
Boris Khaykin
Jim Tews


The full lineup for The Lehigh Valley with Love ComedyPlatz at Musikfest is as follows:

August 2
7:00 p.m.
Aliya Brown
Jason Brown
Doogie Horner
Tyler Rothrock
Betty Smithsonian
Jim Tews
Glen Tickle
Ian Webster

9:30 p.m.
Aliya Brown
Jason Brown
Boris Khaykin
Tyler Rothrock
Betty Smithsonian
Jim Tews
Glen Tickle
Ian Webster
August 3
4:30 p.m.
Family Friendly Show
Nataly Aukar
Roya Hamadani
Doogie Horner
Boris Khaykin
Brett Peveteaux 
Michael Kelly
Shanell Renee
Jim Tews

7:00 p.m.
Nataly Aukar
Roya Hamadani
Doogie Horner
Boris Khaykin
Brett Peveteaux 
Michael Kelly
Shanell Renee
Jim Tews

9:30 p.m.
Nataly Aukar
Michael Kelly
Boris Khaykin
Alan Massenburg
Brett Peveteaux
Shanell Renee
Tyler Rothrock
Ian Webster
August 4 
4:30 p.m. 
Family-Friendly Show
Darryl Charles
Roya Hamadani
Doogie Horner
Maureen Ferguson
Minna Gorry-Hines
Alan Massenberg
Ryan Roe
Tyler Rothrock

7:00 p.m.
Darryl Charles
Roya Hamadani
Maureen Ferguson
Minna Gorry-Hines
Alan Massenberg
Ryan Roe
Tyler Rothrock
Ian Webster
August 9
7:00 p.m.
Steve Clark
John Deary
Dan Fitzpatrick
Kirk Griffiths
Janear Hankerson
Kyle Neff
Emily Poche
Paul Spratt

9:30 p.m.
Steve Clark
John Deary
Dan Fitzpatrick
Kirk Griffiths
Janear Hankerson
Kyle Neff
Emily Poche
Paul Spratt
August 10
4:30 p.m.
Family-Friendly Show
Jason Brown
Dan Fitzpatrick
Kirk Griffiths
Bob Hansen
Derek Humphery
Tyler Rothrock
Glen Tickle

7:00 p.m.
Aliya Brown
Geoff Colella
Dan Fitzpatrick
Kirk Griffiths
Bob Hansen
Derek Humphery
Chris O’Connor
Tyler Rothrock

9:30 p.m.
Aliya Brown
Jason Brown
Geoff Colella
Bob Hansen
Derek Humphery
Chris O’ConnorT
yler Rothrock
Paul Spratt
August 11 
4:30 p.m.
Family-Friendly Show
Aliya Brown
Janear Hankerson
Maureen Ferguson
Aaron Landis
Joe Moore
Shane O’Connor
Paul Spratt
Glen Tickle

7:00 p.m.
Maureen Ferguson
Janear Hankerson
Aaron Landis
Joe Moore
Shane O’Connor
Tyler Rothrock
Paul Spratt
Glen Tickle

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Media Contact: George Wacker
George@LehighValleywithLoveMedia.com
484-554-2234