The Dynamic Lehigh Valley, First Drinks, and The Best Soup in Town with Lehigh University Student Lucy Kwiatek | Take it From a Local with Allison

In this week’s episode, we are talking with Lucy Kwiatek of Bethlehem. She is a student at Lehigh University and is a Bethlehem native.

Having grown up in this area, Lucy talks about some of her favorite aspects of the area including some of her favorite spots to eat, including her first drink at The Bayou (a sazerac that tasted like “eating a hospital and chasing it with a camp fire”) and Black Forest Deli (with “soup that can raise the dead”)!

We also touch on life as a student at Lehigh University and her experiences on campus (and off campus at the United Nations in NYC for example), especially during the pandemic.

Thank you, Lucy!

Thank you to our partners:

Burke Insurance Agency 

Michael Bernadyn of RE/MAX Real Estate

and our Season Featured Partner, Venture X

 

 

 

Take it from a Local, a Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast, is hosted by Allison Pittenger, a 20-year-old college junior.

“A Bethlehem native, I grew up going to Musikfest every summer, seeing shows at the State Theatre, and experiencing all that the Lehigh Valley has to offer. I’m a current student at East Stroudsburg University studying Video & Television production. I love theme parks, musical theatre, traveling, and of course creating content for people to enjoy. I began as an intern with Lehigh Valley with Love in early 2020 and have continued to work with them on various projects, and now this podcast! The goal of Take It From a Local is to hear from Lehigh Valley residents of past and present and to get their views and opinions on the many things to experience in the area. You can find me and follow my journey through life over on my Instagram @alli.pitt. I hope you enjoy the podcast!”


– Get all of our links here. https://linktr.ee/lvwithlove

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Temple Psych and Film Student / Volunteer Extraordinaire, Nick Kasander | Take it From a Local with Allison

In this week’s episode, we are talking with Nick Kasander of Bethlehem Township. We talk all about the fun things at Musikfest, what it’s like to work at Artsquest, and talk about how the Freddy Awards have impacted Nick’s life.

A student at Temple University, Nick Kasander majors in Psychology and Film and has recently created a short film called “In His Skin”, which is available on his YouTube channel (and below).

Nick talks about his volunteer work with ArtsQuest and what he loves about living in the Lehigh Valley.

You can check out his work on YouTube (Nick kasander) and Instagram (@nickk518)!

Thank you to our partners:

Burke Insurance Agency 

Michael Bernadyn of RE/MAX Real Estate

and our Season Featured Partner, Venture X

 

 

 

Take it from a Local, a Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast, is hosted by Allison Pittenger, a 20-year-old college junior.

“A Bethlehem native, I grew up going to Musikfest every summer, seeing shows at the State Theatre, and experiencing all that the Lehigh Valley has to offer. I’m a current student at East Stroudsburg University studying Video & Television production. I love theme parks, musical theatre, traveling, and of course creating content for people to enjoy. I began as an intern with Lehigh Valley with Love in early 2020 and have continued to work with them on various projects, and now this podcast! The goal of Take It From a Local is to hear from Lehigh Valley residents of past and present and to get their views and opinions on the many things to experience in the area. You can find me and follow my journey through life over on my Instagram @alli.pitt. I hope you enjoy the podcast!”


– Get all of our links here. https://linktr.ee/lvwithlove

– Subscribe to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

– Want to be a guest on the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast?

Tiffany Colom of Easton | Take it From a Local with Allison

In this week’s episode, we are talking with Tiffany Colom of Easton. She is an Arbonne consultant as well as a music teacher!

We talk about memories from Musikfests past as well her love of the state theatre. We also touch on great food in this area, especially The Bayou restaurant which her and her husband frequent quite often.

You can visit her Arbonne website here: www.tiffanyhillegass.arbonne.com, check out the non-profit Eternal Pizza Party she works with here :https://eternalpizzaparty.com, and you can follow her on Instagram @elvenwellness.

Thank you to our partners:

Burke Insurance Agency 

Michael Bernadyn of RE/MAX Real Estate

and our Season Featured Partner, Venture X

 

 

Take it from a Local, a Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast, is hosted by Allison Pittenger, a 20-year-old college junior.

“A Bethlehem native, I grew up going to Musikfest every summer, seeing shows at the State Theatre, and experiencing all that the Lehigh Valley has to offer. I’m a current student at East Stroudsburg University studying Video & Television production. I love theme parks, musical theatre, traveling, and of course creating content for people to enjoy. I began as an intern with Lehigh Valley with Love in early 2020 and have continued to work with them on various projects, and now this podcast! The goal of Take It From a Local is to hear from Lehigh Valley residents of past and present and to get their views and opinions on the many things to experience in the area. You can find me and follow my journey through life over on my Instagram @alli.pitt. I hope you enjoy the podcast!”


– Get all of our links here. https://linktr.ee/lvwithlove

– Subscribe to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

– Want to be a guest on the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast?

Joe and Stacey of Whitehall, Pennsylvania | Take it from a Local with Allison

In this week’s episode, we are talking with Joe and Stacey of Whitehall.

Having grown up in this area, Joe talks about the many fun and family-friendly places he and Stacey take their son, including the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Dorney Park, & to many events at PBS39 just to name a few!

They also go on about their amazing wedding at Sayre Mansion as well as the awesome food in this area including at Brew Works, Keystone Pub, and the delicious rolls at Assante Ristorante Italiano. 

 

Thank you to our partners:

Burke Insurance Agency 

Michael Bernadyn of RE/MAX Real Estate

and our Season Featured Partner, Venture X

Take it from a Local, a Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast, is hosted by Allison Pittenger, a 20-year-old college junior.

“A Bethlehem native, I grew up going to Musikfest every summer, seeing shows at the State Theatre, and experiencing all that the Lehigh Valley has to offer. I’m a current student at East Stroudsburg University studying Video & Television production. I love theme parks, musical theatre, traveling, and of course creating content for people to enjoy. I began as an intern with Lehigh Valley with Love in early 2020 and have continued to work with them on various projects, and now this podcast! The goal of Take It From a Local is to hear from Lehigh Valley residents of past and present and to get their views and opinions on the many things to experience in the area. You can find me and follow my journey through life over on my Instagram @alli.pitt. I hope you enjoy the podcast!”


– Get all of our links here.

– Subscribe to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

– Want to be a guest on the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast?

Penn State University Biology Student Hailee from Nazareth | Take it from a Local with Allison

This week, we’re talking with Hailee from Nazareth.

She is currently at Penn State University studying Biology with a Neuroscience option and pre-Med track.

We talk all about her favorite memories and moments from the Lehigh Valley (Musikfest Smoothie in a Pineapple anyone?), favorite food spots (including Apollo Grill), and so much more (like how she has never been to BaconFest)!!

Learn about how she made her own curriculum on brain injuries and her work with non-profits!

Thank you to our partners:

Burke Insurance Agency 

Michael Bernadyn of RE/MAX Real Estate

and our Season Featured Partner, Venture X

 

Take it from a Local, a Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast, is hosted by Allison Pittenger, a 20-year-old college junior.

“A Bethlehem native, I grew up going to Musikfest every summer, seeing shows at the State Theatre, and experiencing all that the Lehigh Valley has to offer. I’m a current student at East Stroudsburg University studying Video & Television production. I love theme parks, musical theatre, traveling, and of course creating content for people to enjoy. I began as an intern with Lehigh Valley with Love in early 2020 and have continued to work with them on various projects, and now this podcast! The goal of Take It From a Local is to hear from Lehigh Valley residents of past and present and to get their views and opinions on the many things to experience in the area. You can find me and follow my journey through life over on my Instagram @alli.pitt. I hope you enjoy the podcast!”


– Get all of our links here.

– Subscribe to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

– Want to be a guest on the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast?


Muhlenberg College Student Riley | Take it from a Local with Allison

In this episode, we join Bethlehem resident and Muhlenberg College student Riley, as we talk about her favorite parts of the Lehigh Valley!

Riley, a Freedom High School Grad, talks about many of her favorite food spots, live entertainment spots (Musikfest and Celtic Classic), and must do experiences in the area!

We also discuss the positive impact the area has had on her life and some of the many memories she has made while living here.

Thank you to our partners:

Burke Insurance Agency 

Michael Bernadyn of RE/MAX Real Estate

and our Season Featured Partner, Venture X

 

Take it from a Local, a Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast, is hosted by Allison Pittenger, a 20-year-old college junior.

“A Bethlehem native, I grew up going to Musikfest every summer, seeing shows at the State Theatre, and experiencing all that the Lehigh Valley has to offer. I’m a current student at East Stroudsburg University studying Video & Television production. I love theme parks, musical theatre, traveling, and of course creating content for people to enjoy. I began as an intern with Lehigh Valley with Love in early 2020 and have continued to work with them on various projects, and now this podcast! The goal of Take It From a Local is to hear from Lehigh Valley residents of past and present and to get their views and opinions on the many things to experience in the area. You can find me and follow my journey through life over on my Instagram @alli.pitt. I hope you enjoy the podcast!”


– Get all of our links here.

– Subscribe to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

– Want to be a guest on the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast?


Aspiringing Singer Songwriter Angel | Take it from a Local with Allison

This week’s episode has us talking with Angel, a Wilkes University Student and aspiring singer/songwriter. We talk about live entertainment in the Lehigh Valley, favorite food spots, and so much more!

You can catch her on Rocking the Lehigh Valley on April 13, 2021, listen to her album, Bipolar Opposites, that will be out within the next month, & follow her on Instagram @angeldandria.

Thank you to our partners:

Burke Insurance Agency 

Michael Bernadyn of RE/MAX Real Estate

and our Season Featured Partner, Venture X

Take it from a Local, a Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast, is hosted by Allison Pittenger, a 20-year-old college junior.

“A Bethlehem native, I grew up going to Musikfest every summer, seeing shows at the State Theatre, and experiencing all that the Lehigh Valley has to offer. I’m a current student at East Stroudsburg University studying Video & Television production. I love theme parks, musical theatre, traveling, and of course creating content for people to enjoy. I began as an intern with Lehigh Valley with Love in early 2020 and have continued to work with them on various projects, and now this podcast! The goal of Take It From a Local is to hear from Lehigh Valley residents of past and present and to get their views and opinions on the many things to experience in the area. You can find me and follow my journey through life over on my Instagram @alli.pitt. I hope you enjoy the podcast!”


– Get all of our links here.

– Subscribe to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

– Want to be a guest on the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast?


Boba Tea, Musikfest, and Delores | Take it from a Local with Allison

In this episode, we join Bethlehem resident and Penn State University student Delores, as we talk about her favorite parts of the Lehigh Valley! Delores, a Freedom High School graduate and longtime resident of the Lehigh Valley, talks about many of her favorite food spots, festivals, and must to experiences throughout the Lehigh Valley during the many times of the year. We also discuss the positive impact the area has had on her life and some of the many memories she has made while living here.

Thank you to our partners:

Burke Insurance Agency 

Michael Bernadyn of RE/MAX Real Estate

and our Season Featured Partner, Venture X

Take it from a Local, a Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast, is hosted by Allison Pittenger, a 20-year-old college junior.

“A Bethlehem native, I grew up going to Musikfest every summer, seeing shows at the State Theatre, and experiencing all that the Lehigh Valley has to offer. I’m a current student at East Stroudsburg University studying Video & Television production. I love theme parks, musical theatre, traveling, and of course creating content for people to enjoy. I began as an intern with Lehigh Valley with Love in early 2020 and have continued to work with them on various projects, and now this podcast! The goal of Take It From a Local is to hear from Lehigh Valley residents of past and present and to get their views and opinions on the many things to experience in the area. You can find me and follow my journey through life over on my Instagram @alli.pitt. I hope you enjoy the podcast!”


– Get all of our links here.

– Subscribe to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

– Want to be a guest on the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast?


Chris, a U.S. Navy Vet and Northampton Community College Student | Take it from a Local with Allison

This week’s episode has us talking with Chris, a local U.S. Navy Veteran and current student at Northampton Community College. We talk about our love for Flying V Poutine and Wawa, local live entertainment, and of course about some of his favorite and most impactful memories from living in the area. Chris is also the host of his own podcast, Sea Stories and disGruntlement. Check it out on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and on Youtube.

Take it from a Local, a Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast, is hosted by Allison Pittenger, a 20-year-old college junior.

“A Bethlehem native, I grew up going to Musikfest every summer, seeing shows at the State Theatre, and experiencing all that the Lehigh Valley has to offer. I’m a current student at East Stroudsburg University studying Video & Television production. I love theme parks, musical theatre, traveling, and of course creating content for people to enjoy. I began as an intern with Lehigh Valley with Love in early 2020 and have continued to work with them on various projects, and now this podcast! The goal of Take It From a Local is to hear from Lehigh Valley residents of past and present and to get their views and opinions on the many things to experience in the area. You can find me and follow my journey through life over on my Instagram @alli.pitt. I hope you enjoy the podcast!”

Thank you to our partners, Burke Insurance Agency, Michael Bernadyn of RE/MAX Real Estate, and our Season Featured Partner, Venture X

 


Welcome to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

The aim of this podcast is to connect you to stories and personalities living in or affecting the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, encompassing the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton and many other wonderful communities in-between.

We talk to business owners, musicians, authors, students, politicians, and maybe even you.


Get all of our links here.

Subscribe to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

Want to be a guest on the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast?

Rapping Commencement, The Freddy’s, and A Murder Mystery Musical | Take it from a Local with Allison

In this episode, we’re talking with Bethlehem resident Matthew, a writer and aspiring scientist. We talk about impactful teachers, Musikfest, and his creative and uniquely written commencement speech he gave when he graduated from Freedom High School not too long ago.

Matt shares his love of local improv and comedy at SteelStacks and talks about his newest project, The Horizon a Murder Mystery Musical in which he co-created and directed with a group of friends.

Check out this episode to learn more about The Horizon, when it’s planning to premiere, and to learn more about Matthew’s take on many experiences here in the Lehigh Valley!

 

Take it from a Local, a Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast, is hosted by Allison Pittenger, a 20-year-old college junior.

“A Bethlehem native, I grew up going to Musikfest every summer, seeing shows at the State Theatre, and experiencing all that the Lehigh Valley has to offer. I’m a current student at East Stroudsburg University studying Video & Television production. I love theme parks, musical theatre, traveling, and of course creating content for people to enjoy. I began as an intern with Lehigh Valley with Love in early 2020 and have continued to work with them on various projects, and now this podcast! The goal of Take It From a Local is to hear from Lehigh Valley residents of past and present and to get their views and opinions on the many things to experience in the area. You can find me and follow my journey through life over on my Instagram @alli.pitt. I hope you enjoy the podcast!”

Thank you to our partners, Burke Insurance Agency, Michael Bernadyn of RE/MAX Real Estate, and our Season Featured Partner, Venture X

 


Welcome to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

The aim of this podcast is to connect you to stories and personalities living in or affecting the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, encompassing the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton and many other wonderful communities in-between.

We talk to business owners, musicians, authors, students, politicians, and maybe even you.


Get all of our links here.

Subscribe to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

Want to be a guest on the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast?

From Freedom High School to The University of Pittsburgh | Take it from a Local with Allison

This week, join Bethlehem resident and University of Pitt student Jaime as we talk about all things Lehigh Valley related. Jaime, a Freedom High School graduate and longtime resident of the Lehigh Valley, talks about all her favorites in the area in this episode. 

From memories made at the Celtic Classic parade, to the amazing food found throughout the area, and of course to talking about the many must-do things to experience during the holiday season, we talk about it all!

Take it from a Local, a Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast, is hosted by Allison Pittenger, a 20-year-old college junior.

“A Bethlehem native, I grew up going to Musikfest every summer, seeing shows at the State Theatre, and experiencing all that the Lehigh Valley has to offer. I’m a current student at East Stroudsburg University studying Video & Television production. I love theme parks, musical theatre, traveling, and of course creating content for people to enjoy. I began as an intern with Lehigh Valley with Love in early 2020 and have continued to work with them on various projects, and now this podcast! The goal of Take It From a Local is to hear from Lehigh Valley residents of past and present and to get their views and opinions on the many things to experience in the area. You can find me and follow my journey through life over on my Instagram @alli.pitt. I hope you enjoy the podcast!”

Thank you to our partners, Burke Insurance Agency, Michael Bernadyn of RE/MAX Real Estate, and our Season Featured Partner, Venture X

 


Welcome to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

The aim of this podcast is to connect you to stories and personalities living in or affecting the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, encompassing the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton and many other wonderful communities in-between.

We talk to business owners, musicians, authors, students, politicians, and maybe even you.


Get all of our links here.

Subscribe to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

Want to be a guest on the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast?

Lehigh Valley College Student Roundtable | Take it from a Local with Allison

In this episode, we talk with local college students Julia, from Moravian College, Richard, from Northampton Community College, and Mandy, from Cedar Crest College, about life as a student in the Lehigh Valley.

We hear their insight into their favorite Musikfest foods, unique spots to hang out, and much more. Enjoy this look into the Lehigh Valley from the point of view of college students from around the area!

Take it from a Local, a Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast, is hosted by Allison Pittenger, a 20-year-old college junior.

“A Bethlehem native, I grew up going to Musikfest every summer, seeing shows at the State Theatre, and experiencing all that the Lehigh Valley has to offer. I’m a current student at East Stroudsburg University studying Video & Television production. I love theme parks, musical theatre, traveling, and of course creating content for people to enjoy. I began as an intern with Lehigh Valley with Love in early 2020 and have continued to work with them on various projects, and now this podcast! The goal of Take It From a Local is to hear from Lehigh Valley residents of past and present and to get their views and opinions on the many things to experience in the area. You can find me and follow my journey through life over on my Instagram @alli.pitt. I hope you enjoy the podcast!”

Thank you to our partners, Burke Insurance Agency, Michael Bernadyn of RE/MAX Real Estate, and our Season Featured Partner, Venture X

 


Welcome to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

The aim of this podcast is to connect you to stories and personalities living in or affecting the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, encompassing the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton and many other wonderful communities in-between.

We talk to business owners, musicians, authors, students, politicians, and maybe even you.


Get all of our links here.

Subscribe to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

Want to be a guest on the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast?