Lehigh Valley Pride 2021 | Ariel Torres Pride Programs Manager, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

In this episode we talk with Ariel Torres, Pride Programs Manager at the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

We talk all things Lehigh Valley Pride as we look forward to it’s 28th incarnation at the Jewish Community Center in Allentown on August 15!

More info on Lehigh Valley Pride 2021 and The Bradbury Sullivan Center

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Laurel Canyon | Lennon, Punk, and Allentown’s Lehigh Parkway

Laurel Canyon consists of two guitarist-vocalists, Nicholas Gillespie (26) and Serg Cereja (22), who met two years ago through a mutual friend in their hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania. After connecting over a shared interest in poetry, the duo began to rehearse rock ‘n’ roll standards in Serg’s garage. By October 2020, Nick and Serg began composing original songs together, the first of which, “Two Times Emptiness,” was recorded in New York City by Craig Almquist and Ayad Al Adhamy. Their next single “Enemy Lines” was released on June 25, 2021.

I sat down with Laurel Canyon at Allentown’s Lehigh Parkway, a spot where John Lennon is said to have spent some time in the 1970s.

We talk about Lennon, influences, covid, the music scene, streaming services, and what’s next up.

Listen to Laurel Canyon

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Ce-Ce Gerlach | Fighting for Allentown

In this episode, we talk with Allentown City Councilwoman and Allentown Mayoral candidate Ce-Ce Gerlach. Ce-Ce’s story is truly remarkable, especially the way in which she initially go involved in politics…

We talk about her upbringing in Maryland, what brought her to the Allentown area (spoiler: it was Cedar Crest College was Cedar Crest College) and why she’s running for mayor. Ce-Ce talks about her top 3 issues; Economic Justice, Housing Justice, and Reimagining Public Safety.

Check out her website.

I don’t want to get TOO in the political weeds here, but the Allentown Mayoral race is shaping up to be an important and interesting one with some fascinating personalities. We had Matt Tuerk on in a previous episode and I encourage you to take a listen.

Enjoy the video episode below.

Our featured local non-profit this week is New Bethany Ministries!

 

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Matt Tuerk | Literally Running for Mayor of Allentown

Today we’re talking with Allentown Mayoral hopeful and the former Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation VP, Matt Tuerk, who has been running the streets of Allentown to get to know it just a little bit better…

We talk about his path from East Stroudsburg to Colorado to South Carolina to Allentown and why travel helps you appreciate where you come from and where you are.

We talk to him about why he’s running and what he envisions the future of Allentown to be and of course we talk about Yocco’s a little more in-depth than is needed.

Check out his website.

Enjoy the video episode below.

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Allentown Chief of Operations Eric Gratz | Allentown EMS’ Adaptation and Advancement

In the first episode of the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast Season 4 we talk with Eric Gratz, Chief of Operations for the City of Allentown.

The City of Allentown’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a public service system that includes all-paramedic staffed ambulances that are dispatched 24 hours/day through an enhanced 9-1-1 communications system. Allentown’s paramedics responded to a record 16,132 requests for emergency medical assistance in 2020; a number that has increased annually. – Allentown City

We talk with Eric about adapting during COVID and how technology is positively changing EMS services. We also dive into parenting, the revitalization of downtown Allentown, educational choices, and more! Thank you, Eric.

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


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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.


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Pennsylvania Rep. Peter Schweyer | COVID, Allentown, State Budgets, and Hot Dogs

In this episode, we talk with with Peter Schweyer, a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives representing District 22 in Lehigh County.

Peter is Allentown born and bred. We talk about his time growing up, what got him into politics, we talk about how his district was on the other side of the state a few years ago, the current covid situation including the state choosing to use billions in CARE act money for budgetary purposes, and. of course, hot dogs. Oh, and some Gremlins to boot. 

This is the final episode for Season 3 of the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast. We hope you enjoyed this season. I want to thank all of our guests and our sponsor, Burke Insurance Agency,

Look for Season 4 soon!


This episode is brought to you by Burke Insurance Agency


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.


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Talking Major Microgreens | Luke DiLorenzo | Valley Microgreens

Luke DiLorenzo, owner of Valley Microgreens, chats with us about starting a vertical farming business in Allentown during COVID.

We talk about what microgreens are exactly, why they are an interesting business to be in, how he farms vertically, and how he deals with competitors.

Also, first time users have an opportunity to save 15% off their first order at Valley Microgreens by using the code LVwithlove15 at checkout.


This episode is brought to you by Burke Insurance Agency


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.

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Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast Episode 108: COVID19 Interviews with Billy’s Diner, Local Teachers, and Ryan Hill of ArtsQuest

This episode is brought to you by Walter Investment Partners!

We’re back! Over the course of the past two weeks, we’ve put out more than forty video podcast episodes on our Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feeds.

We’ve been fortunate to talk to local business leaders, non-profit contributors, and awesome community members.

We took three of those and put them into this first of what may be a few COVID19 discussion podcasts.

  • We talk to Billy’s Diner owners Billy and Yanna about the tough business decisions they are facing and what other small businesses can do to protect themselves.
  • We talk to Tim and Betsy, two local teachers who are home with their kids, including their college-aged daughter.
  • We finish up with ArtsQuest Programming Director, Ryan Hill, on how ArtsQuest is combating people being forced to stay home.


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This episode is brought to you by Walter Investment Partners!

This episode features the Song “Goodbye Syndrome” by Sunsets North. (www.sunsetsnorth.com)

Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast: Episode 018 (IronPigs Announcer and Some Poop)

We talk about some road rage pooping…

More importantly, we talk with Doug Heater of Service Electric about the IronPigs!

The Podcast is currently available on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher, and Pocket Casts.

As always, you can listen to the podcast directly on our website and insert it into your favorite player via our podcast feed.

This episode features the Song “Goodbye Syndrome” by Sunsets North. (www.sunsetsnorth.com)

Lehigh Valley with Love Episode 006

In this episode we discuss St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans throughout the Lehigh Valley, our surprising appearance on a podcast panel, and a weird kidnapping that might not be a kidnapping.

We’re currently available on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher, and Pocket Casts and you can listen to the podcast directly on our parent company website and insert it into your favorite player via our podcast feed.

This episode features the Song “Goodbye Syndrome” by Sunsets North. (http://www.sunsetsnorth.com/)

Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast: Episode 004

In this episode, we talk about horrible Lehigh Valley weather, the Mayor of Allentown’s conviction, and some more depressing items. Oh, and we also talk about St. Patrick’s Day parades from here to Scranton.

We’re currently available on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher, and Pocket Casts and you can listen to the podcast directly on our parent company website and insert it into your favorite player via our podcast feed.

This episode features the Song “Goodbye Syndrome” by Sunsets North. (http://www.sunsetsnorth.com/)

Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast: Episode 003

In this episode, Tyler tells the story of a couple who met on a Yahoo! chat room, we take a look at “ghosting”, and we give an update on our “Taco Wars” video shoot and upcoming Comedy Show on March 1 at The Ice House.

This episode features the Song “Goodbye Syndrome” by Sunsets North. (http://www.sunsetsnorth.com/)