Ginger & The Schnappes | New Jazz and Social Music in the Lehigh Valley

In this Episode, we’re talking with Joe MIxon and Ginger Brew of Ginger and The Schnappes, a six piece jazz band from the Lehigh Valley. 

Ginger and the Schnappes is a star studded affair with Mixon on Guitar, Ginger on Vocals, Brian Bortz on Bass, Dan Twaddell on alto sax, flute, and soprano sax; Vernon Mobley on drums; and Patrick Kerssen on piano.

“Ginger and The Schnappes is a six piece jazz band that swings the great jazz standards. Their broad repertoire covers the great songs from 1920 to 2020 and includes Jazz, Pop, Latin, Country and Blues. Their music is inviting, listenable and danceable.”

We talk about how they formed, promoting during the pandemic, their upcoming shows at Musikfest, their new album social music, and how you can book them for your next gig.

Be sure to see them at Musikfest and check out our Live Stream for August 7 (even if this is after August 7 you can still check it out)

 

Listen to Ginger and the Schnappes

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Norman and Jill from Dinky’s Ice Cream Parlor | Taking a Chance on a Delicious Business

On this week’s episode we have Norman and Jill Matthews, owners of Dinky’s Ice Cream  Parlor and Grille.
Dinky’s was started when Norman, or Dinky (we’ll get in to that) hurt his back and wasn’t going to continue being a trucker. Jill gave him a book to write his ideas and the rest is history.
We talk about the struggles they’ve faced not only during covid, but also opening two locations in the Lehigh Valley, their original in Bangor and now on E 3rd Street in south Bethlehem.
Dinky’s is a 50’s style ice cream parlor and burger joint. Both locations are sure to put a smile on your face!

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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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Tammy Wendling | Downtown Bethlehem Association | COVID through Christmas

On this episode, we speak with Tammy Wendling, Downtown Bethlehem Assoication Manager, on how she’s been navigating marketing since March.
Tammy and I do our fair share of work together, so this is a great conversation about some marketing ideas we’ve worked on in recent months. We chat about the Scarecrow Contest that … scared up some media coverage (sorry.) And we get into the upcoming Gingerbread Games!
Be sure to check out GetDowntownBethlehem.com for more information on what we’ve talked about in this episode

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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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Vina-Andrea Aguirre | Our Former Intern Talks Work, Graphic Design, Covid, Graduation, more…

In this very special episode of the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast, we check in with one of our most favorite interns of all time!

Vina-Andrea Aguirre is a Graphic Designer from Manila Philippines, in Bethlehem, PA. She is a recent college graduate from Moravian College and is now working as a Jr. Graphic Designer at Cigars International.

Vina interned with us in her FRESHMAN year at Moravian College and we were happy not only to have her on board, but to see the successes she’s already been having.

Her passion for creative and collaborative thinking is deeply rooted from my experiences of being exposed to different cultures, meeting new people, and learning new things.

Let’s check in with Vina!

Check out Vina’s Website


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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Adrian Shanker | “Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health”

On this week’s episode, I talk to Adrian Shanker, Founder and Executive Director of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. We talk about the upcoming book he edited and contributed to, “Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health” which tackles the pervasive health issues queer people experience throughout their lives through artfully articulated, data-informed essays by twenty-six activists.

“Bodies and Barriers” has been named by NBC News as one of “10 LGBTQ books to watch out for in 2020” and includes a foreword by Rachel L. Levine, M.D., currently the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, and an afterword by Kate Kendell who, for 24 years, led National Center for Lesbian Rights as their Executive Director.

There’s a lot to listen to here, so , let’s get started…

Get more information at www.adrianshanker.com

Find more resources at bradburysullivancenter.org/coronavirus

 


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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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Singer/Songwriter Payton Renee | Life on Campus

Singer/songwriter Payton Renee is currently enrolled at Kutztown University and tells us about life on campus during a pandemic, how she first got interested in music, how she started her own high school open mics, and what her plans are for the future.

Thank you, Payton, for this fun and refreshing interview.

As always, get in touch with us at info@lehighvalleywithlovemedia.com

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Payton Renee’s Instagram


This episode is brought to you by Made Possible in the Lehigh Valley 

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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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Anne Corley Baum | Interview Expert | Nail the Virtual Interview

We go through a lot of bad habits in this episode with author and Lehigh Valley executive with Capital BlueCross, Anne Corley Baum. Want to up your online interview game? Wonder if you have a few habits that might be bad? Want to learn a few tricks to set you apart? We go over all of that, as well as all the things I do wrong!

It’s a learning experience.

Anne is the author of Small Mistakes, Big Consequences: Develop Your Soft Skills to Help You Succeed and the recently released Small Mistakes, Big Consequences, for Interviews: Hone your interviewing technique to present your best self and land your dream job.

We go over job interview techniques, things not to do, things to do, and how the current “virtual” climate can be used to your advantage.

As always, get in touch with us at info@lehighvalleywithlovemedia.com

 

Anne’s Facebook

Anne’s Amazon Author Page


This episode is brought to you by Made Possible in the Lehigh Valley 

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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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Will Lewis | News | Grunge | Lehigh Valley

In this episode we talk with WFMZ reporter and anchor, Will Lewis.

Will moved to the Lehigh Valley in 2010 after working at TV stations in Portland, Maine, Charlotte, North Carolina, and several other markets. Because of his love of traveling and various job assignments, he has driven across country seven times. Will has also lived in, visited, or driven through all 50 states.

Originally from Seattle, Washington, Will left the Pacific Northwest to attend The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. We talk about his journey to the Lehigh Valley, how he snuck into grunge gigs in  Seattle, why he loves the Lehigh Valley and some other stuff.


This episode is brought to you by Made Possible in the Lehigh Valley 

Learn more about how they are telling Lehigh Valley stories and how it can help you!


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.

Want to be a guest? info@lehighvalleywithlovemedia.com

Subscribe to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

Soul Perspective, LLC | Friendship into Entrepreneurship | Simeon Bleeker’s Magical Sneakers

Check out Soul Perspective 

Support their Kickstarter 

On this episode we talk to Ronnie, Paul, and Susie from Soul Perspective, LLC. Susie and Paul have been friends since they were kids and they picked up Ronnie along the way to form a trinity of entrepreneurship.
Their first project is a children’s book entitled “Simeon Bleeker’s Magical Sneakers.”  In this series, the main character, Simeon, gets to experience life through the perspective of someone that’s different from him, to essentially “live a day in her shoes,” to gain a better understanding of how they see and live life.
We talk about how this idea got started and how you can help make it come to fruition. We also make plans to hang out because i need more friends.

 


This episode is brought to you by Made Possible in the Lehigh Valley 

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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.

Want to be a guest? info@lehighvalleywithlovemedia.com

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The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties | Advocating for Those Disabled | Golf Tournament 9/25/2020

Check out  www.arcoflehighnorthampton.org and their upcoming golf event www.arcgolfclassic.givesmart.com for more information!

We speak with Mitch Lenett, Director Of Development, and Chris Kaklamanis, Events and Marketing Director, at The Arc of Lehigh & Northampton Counties.

The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton County’s 36th Annual Allen D. Deibler Memorial Golf Tournament Presented by The Kyle David Group will be held on September 25!

“The vision of the organization is that all persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities be fully included in the community with the right to choose where they live, learn, work, and play.

The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties is an affiliate of The Arc of Pennsylvania and The Arc of the United States and we are associated to the chapters of The Arc across Pennsylvania. Our local chapter of The Arc took shape in 1967 and we were officially incorporated here in the Lehigh Valley on January 6th, 1975.”

 


This episode is brought to you by Made Possible in the Lehigh Valley 

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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.

Want to be a guest? info@lehighvalleywithlovemedia.com

Subscribe to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

THE LINK Trail Network in the Lehigh Valley | Claire Sadler and Brian Greene | D&L Trail

The Lehigh Valley is way more connected than you think, and that’s just via the trails.

We are joined by Claire Sadler, Deputy Director, Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc. and Brian Greene, D&L Director of Trails & Conservation about THE LINK Trail Network, it’s economic impact on the Lehigh Valley, how you can use it to get to work, and why it’s a really big deal not just to those who are into the outdoors.

Link Trail Network: thelinktrails.com

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc.: https://delawareandlehigh.org/


This episode is brought to you by Made Possible in the Lehigh Valley 

Learn more about how they are telling Lehigh Valley stories and how it can help you!


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.

Want to be a guest? info@lehighvalleywithlovemedia.com

Subscribe to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

Darnell G. Davis | Aspire to Autonomy | Human Trafficking in the Lehigh Valley

This episode is brought to you by Made Possible in the Lehigh Valley 

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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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Want to be a guest? info@lehighvalleywithlovemedia.com

Subscribe to the Lehigh Valley with Love Podcast.

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On this week’s episode we talk to Darnell G. Davis, Aspire to Autonomy, Inc. Co-founder

The goal of Aspire provide an environment of safety, healing, and empowerment that will equip trafficking victims with the necessary services and programs to follow their pursuit of independence.

LINKS

Darnell G. Davis on LinkedIn

National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1 (888) 373-7888

Aspire to Autonomy Website

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Join us as Lehigh Valley with Love Media Hosts “History Happy Hour”

Lehigh Valley Passport to History is launching a virtual ‘History Happy Hour’ series starting on July 16.

The five-part series, hosted by Lehigh Valley with Love Media’s George Wacker, will air live on Thursdays at 5:30 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 host museum, as well as a featured drink from the night’s drink sponsor.

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

Michael Keller Marketing Manager for Made Possible in Lehigh Valley.

In our final qurantine series interview as we move into Yellow we’ll put up another post wrapping them up) we talk with Michael Keller, Marketing Manager for Made Possible in Lehigh Valley.

The Made Possible in Lehigh Valley campaign seeks to increase outside awareness of the positive attributes Lehigh Valley has to offer, develop a positive image of the region, and market it as an attractive place to live, visit and locate a business.