We’re once again on location for this episode of the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast at The Velodrome in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania to talk with 22x National Champion, Mandy Marquardt, prior to U.S. Cycling Nationals July 27 – 31!
Mandy resides in Allentown, PA and is currently a full-time professional cyclist for Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team. As part of the USA Cycling National Team, she has raced internationally at the Pan-American Championships, UCI World Cups, and UCI World Championships.
A 22-time U.S. National Champion, Mandy currently holds the 3 U.S National Records in the Women’s Standing 500m TT, 1km TT and the Team Sprint.
She is an active ambassador for many organizations, including TrueSport, The Taylor Hooton Foundation, and the St. Luke’s University Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania .
Mandy is passionate about being a role model for young girls worldwide as well as for everyone affected by diabetes.
Thank you to our co-host, Abigail Stoudt, summer intern and Bloomsburg University student!
With an acting career spanning more than 30 years, Tony Todd has an extensive list of credits in all genres. Todd has appeared in more than 100 theatrical and television films and has played opposite many major Hollywood stars. His movie credits include: Platoon (1986), Night of the Living Dead (1990), Candyman (1992), The Crow (1994), The Rock (1996), Wishmaster (1997), the Final Destination series (2000–2011), Minotaur (2006), and Beg (2010).
On stage he has received accolades for numerous roles including a coveted Helen Hayes Award nomination for his performance in The Captain’s Tiger at the La Jolla Playhouse, Manhattan Theatre Club, and The Kennedy Center;
And while we’ll definitely touch on those accolades, we’re here to talk about his upcoming return role in August Wilson’s ‘Fences” this summer a the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA!
Fences will preview at 7:30pm on July 27 and 28. Opening night is Friday, July 29 at 7:30pm, and the production runs through August 7.
Single tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online at www.pashakespeare.org or by calling the box office at 610.282.WILL .
Hello and welcome to another on location Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.
In this one, we’re at Machs Gute on Linden Street in Bethlehem talking with renowned antique fan collector and art historian, Stefan Osdene, who appeared on an episode of American Pickers. We have another fan fan, our very own Lehigh Valley’s prince of polka, Robbie Lawrence, hosting and helping out with this episode dude to his friendship with Stefan and his own wealth of knowledge when it comes to antique fans.
Buckle in kids, we talk about all sorts of fan fandom including an upcoming 11th annual Lehigh Valley Fan meet on Saturday July 22 through 23, email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to RSVP or for more info
Also, be sure to check out Robbie and The SteelWorkers on Facebook for all of their summer shows!
Welcome to Valley Talks! Join Abby Stoudt as she meets with people around the Lehigh Valley to figure out what makes her hometown, well… her hometown! Abby is a Public Relations student at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and a summer intern with Lehigh Valley with Love Media. This show is recorded as a summer-long segment of the Lehigh Valley with Love podcast.
Welcome to the first episode of Valley Talks! I’m Abby Stoudt, a soon-to-be senior Public Relations student at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, and Lehigh Valley with Love’s newest intern! I’ve lived in the Lehigh Valley my entire life and I’m super excited to get to share the stories I explore with the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast’s listeners!
In this episode, I got to speak with Stephen Jiwanmall, Director of Communications and Marketing, and Eric Yoak, Major Events Manager, at the Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown! We got to talk about a lot of great events that they host including Lehigh Valley Pride, Allentown’s first-ever drag brunch, and some of the behind-the-scenes stuff that happens behind all of this. Enjoy!
Stephen Jiwanmall, Director of Communications and Marketing
Eric Yoak, Major Events Manager
Pride Lehigh Valley
Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center
The Lehigh Valley is rich with possibilities. A proud heritage and bright future that has long attracted makers, innovators, and those with great vision.
Everything you need to create the life you want… on your terms. Vibrant downtowns. Charming Main Streets with surprises around every corner. And lots of open spaces to explore.
Today we’re here with Sights for Hope Executive Director and CEO Dennis Zehner.
Dennis Zehner has been the Executive Director and CEO since July 1, 2020. He had been the Director of Advancement from 2018-2020. In his time as Executive Director, Dennis has led the efforts to change the agency’s name to Sights for Hope and to implement a brand focused on empowerment and independence.
We talk about the upcoming Songs4Sight Concert taking place on June 14, 2022 to benefit Sights for Hope.
The BRUCE Show is filled with interpretations of music by “The Boss” that capture the energy and conviction felt at a Springsteen concert. The Mighty SPECTRUM Band is one of the premier acts from the shores of New Jersey to the beaches of the Hamptons. It has built a strong base of loyal fans with its blend of driving rock and saxophone power.
Founded by Emily Phifer in 2021, Olive & Grace is a grassroots project in the Lehigh Valley that seeks to serve the needs of girls and young women by providing them with a boutique shopping experience to “shop” for clothing and hygiene needs. The shop provides all of this for free to the girls through donations and people like you!
We talk about what it’s like to start a non-proft in 2021, how having a board of directors is helpful, how YOU can get involved, and what’s coming up in terms of pop up events this summer.
Recorded on location at SOTA Show House Greenleaf, Allentown, Pennsylvania
We’re on location at this year’s Society of the Arts Show House in West Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Society of the Arts (SOTA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1964 with a mission to support the Allentown Art Museum’s presentation of outstanding artistic programs.
Arguably their most famous and visible event, The Show House, takes place every year in a beautiful home in the Lehigh Valley where stagers, designers, landscapers, and more get to share their fashions and visions.
The Show House was unable to take place during COVID, so this year is especially important to the organization and the excitement while we were recording was palpable.
The event runs April 30 through May 15. Visit sotapa.org for more information.
The Show House features the latest in home decor and fashions from a robust and impressive roster of local designers and landscapers.
Proceeds from the SOTA Show House support the Allentown Art Museum’s educational programs such as the SOTA Education Endowment and the SOTA Print Fund
There will be a bevy of special events during the Show House’s two week run including: ○ The Petals and Pearls Preview Party on April 29 ○ Luncheon and Fashion Show featuring local designer Lara Bly Designs on May 14 ○ Greenleaf garden brews featuring HiJinx Brewery, Well Crafted Beer Company , Sticky Pig food truck, live music and yard games. ○ Shopping Opportunities at Boutique in the Alley ○ And more!
GUESTS Max Weintraub: Allentown Art Museum President & CEO Valerie Johnson: SOTA President Jill Stevens: 2022 SOTA Show House Co-Chair Diane MacConnell: 2022 SOTA Show House Co-Chair
Recorded on location at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Godfrey Daniels was established in 1976 and is one of the last remaining true listening rooms in the country. A listening room is loosely defined as a musical venue where the emphasis is placed on intently listening to the artist as well as a space for them to discuss their music in depth.
We talk with artists Miriam Clancy and Rachael Sage prior to their show at Godfrey’s.
We talk with New Zealand born Miriam Clancy about moving to, and loving, Pennsylvania, Kutztown in particular and what keeps her inspired as one of many in a long line of Kiwi singer songwriters. She loves PA so much she wrote a song about it.
And we we speak with New York City based Rachael Sage Rachael Sage , an American singer-songwriter and visual artist former ballet dancer, poet, and many more hats, about her time during the pandemic and her excitement to play again in person.
We’re also treated to a song from each artist, including a debut from Miriam Clancy and the first time Rachael Sage has played live with her new collaborator Kevin from Philadelphia.
In this episode, we talk to Stu Warmington, Marching Division Manger at the British Drum Company. Stu and I met over twitter when we asked if anyone had been to one of our favorite local bar/restaurants Machs Gute.
In a career spanning over 22 years, including 18 months training at the Royal Marines School of Music, Portsmouth.
Stu Warmington served in all six Royal Marines Bands and performed for the Royal Family and various Heads of State while traveling all over the globe including Jamaica, South Africa, USA, Russia, Oman, Qatar and Australia to name but a few. Stu was also deployed to Kosovo in 2000 and Iraq in 2003.
Among Stu’s most memorable engagements are performing at the Queen Mother’s Funeral, numerous Military Tattoos around the world and planning and participating in the successful Guinness World Record attempt for the longest, continuous group drum roll at the Tower of London in 2014 (64 hours 27 mins 59 seconds).
Stu’s most cherished memory was the performance for the opening ceremony for the 2015 Rugby World Cup which was streamed around the world to over 1 billion viewers. His compositions have been showcased at the Royal Albert Hall and Horse Guards Parade in London and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on more than one occasion.
Stu has worked passionately with many national youth bands over the years and was appointed as President of the Traditional Youth Marching Band Association, a position he held for over 7 years. In 2016, Stu became a member of the United States National Association of Rudimental Drummers (NARD). Overseas, he is the Percussion Advisor for the Liberty High School Grenadier Marching Band in Bethlehem, USA.