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[14 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]

Father’s Day weekend will be a great time for motorheads. The Mack Museum is teaming up with the 2012 Antique Truck Show at Macungie Memorial Park and the Mack plant in Macungie to offer a triple play for visitors.
The museum will be open Friday and Saturday this weekend and shuttle buses will run back-and-forth from the park to the museum and the Mack Macungie Assembly Plant where self-guided tours are available on Saturday. Visitors can board the buses on Walnut Street near the park
Buses will run from 10 a.m. to …

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[14 Jun 2012 | Comments Off on Motoring In To The Mack Museum | ]
Motoring In To The Mack Museum

You’d think that a building big enough to hold a couple dozen Mack trucks would be easy to find. Uh-uh. The Mack Trucks Museum is hidden away on the back side of Allentown’s Queen City Airport, nestled on a hilltop overlooking the scenic Lehigh Parkway.
There’s a reason for the subterfuge that makes finding this gem a little like participating in a road rally where you have to find and follow clues to reach the prize – it used to be the Test Center and Track where Mack developed their new …

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[28 Apr 2011 | Comments Off on ‘Cinco Deck Mayo’ Party Heads List of Spring Fun-Raisers | ]
‘Cinco Deck Mayo’ Party Heads List of Spring Fun-Raisers

Pass the Corona and don’t hold the lime. Allentown is celebrating the arrival of spring (Finally!) with the return of the popular Deck parties at a “Cinco Deck Mayo” party from 5 to 7 p.m. May 5 on the roof of the 8th and Linden street parking deck.
“Cinco Deck Mayo,” will feature live music by Ola Latina or “LATINWAVE,” and salsa dancers from Lehigh Valley Salsa Connexion to entertain and educate for those who want to learn the moves.  Adult refreshments, food samples from local restaurants and a great view …

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[2 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on America On Wheels “A Sparkling Little Jewel” | ]

As the mother of two young boys and calendar coordinator for her Mom’s Cub, Jennifer Jones has become somewhat of a regular at America On Wheels in Allentown. As her sons marveled at the room-sized, ‘O-Gauge’ model train platform in a second-floor gallery at the museum of over-the-road transportation, Jones said she keeps abreast of new exhibits and visits several times a year.
“We love it,” she said as the boys watched the trains and checked out the historic Soap Box Derby cars mounted on the nearby wall. “We enjoy it …

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[21 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

When it comes to fine art, I’m pretty whitebread. OK, boring is more like it. I like portraits and landscapes. I can appreciate Norman Rockwell and Gilbert Stuart. Picasso makes me think someone was hitting the sangria a bit too hard.
That’s why I like the Allentown Art Museum. They offer a good mix of permanent exhibits, including Stuart’s portrait of Ann Penn and a great painting of Niagara Falls. But they mix it up, too. The current exhibit “Peter Grippe – A Personal Vocabulary” mixes Grippe’s modernistic sculpture with the …