Allentown

WDIY is giving away  $100 gift certificates to the Hamilton Kitchen & Bar in Allentown during our Fall Pledge Drive.

As we near the end of the first week of our 2014 Fall Pledge Drive, we have an exciting benefit to offer members who pledge their support during this fall's drive. We will be giving away $100 gift certificates to one of downtown Allentown's newest and most talked-about restaurants--the Hamilton Kitchen & Bar.

Marriott Renaissance GM Scott Bullock on LV Discourse

Sep 25, 2014

Almost a year ago (10/2013), Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was in Allentown and announced that The Marriott Corporation would be joining our downtown Allentown development by locating one of their premier hotels with the PPL Center- Marriott Renaissance. This will be their 3rd location in PA, and 1 of 162, worldwide.

Host Sally Handlon talks with Scott Bullock, General Manager, about the Marriott's newest venture in the Lehigh Valley, scheduled to open in early 2015.

(Original air-date 9/18/2014)

Rise Together Allentown

Aug 25, 2014

Host Kenn Michael speaks with artist Charlie Brouwer about "Rise Together Allentown," a large-scale, community-based temporary  installation to be built in the Arts Park, located at Fifth and Linden Streets in Allentown, across from the Allentown Art Museum.

PPL Center GM Gunnar Fox on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Jun 26, 2014
Philadelphia Business Journal

What does it take to stage the Eagles, Cher, Professional Bull Riding, and Ice Hockey? This week, host Sally Handlon speaks with Gunnar Fox, GM of PPL Center. Gunnar shares insights into what it takes to manage and run downtown Allentown's new arena.

(Original air-date 6/19/2014)

Allentown Art Museum Director David Mickenberg talks with host George Miller and Kate Scuffle about the Museum's exciting summer exhibitions, including Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos and Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow; new programs and - a summer of free admission!

(Original air-date 6/23/2014)

LV Phantoms owner Jim Brooks on Lehigh Valley Discourse

May 16, 2014

Jim Brooks, owner of minor league hockey team the LV Phantoms, joins host Sally Handlon to provide history and insight into owning the Lehigh Valley's newest sports franchise. (Original air date 5/15/2014)

George Miller and Kate Scuffle's guest this week is Julie Thomases, Chairperson of the Allentown Sustain-a-Ball. In its third year, the annual event is being held at the Allentown Brew Works on May 3, 2014 and celebrates initiatives to protect and preserve natural resources in Allentown. (Original air-date: 4/28/2014)

Pawlowski on Pawlowski on Lehigh Valley Discourse

Jul 12, 2013

Ed Pawlowski is on a winning streak:  The Neighborhood Improvement Zone, authored and shepherded through the state legislature by Senator Pat Browne to provide powerful incentives for redevelopment of two key pieces of Allentown, is driving more than $500 million in new development; his proposal to cover the unaffordable pension obligations for city retirees by leasing the city's water system to Lehigh County Authority generated more than $200 million; the Philadelphia Phantoms will be joining the Lehigh Valley IronPigs as the top minor league franchises of the Phillies and Flyers, respect

Photos: PBS39 3rd Annual Microbrew Festival

Jun 23, 2013

Coca-Cola Park in Allentown welcomed over 30 brewers to the annual Brewfest on Saturday. Attendees enjoyed a wide array of beers, live music, food, and a chance to pick up some memorabilia. A judges panel including WDIY Development Director Rebecca Walz handed out awards for the best brews. Winners included Lehigh Valley-based HiJinx Brewing Company, Hershey-based Tröegs Brewing Company, and Downington-based Victory Brewing Company.

If you haven’t read a newspaper or driven to Allentown in the past year, you might feel a bit like Rip Van Winkle, should you go there.  Where there had been little new, there is a lot of activity – construction, new business, new residential units, restaurants… cranes are the new mechanical birds migrating to the city. The energy level is high and it is gathering attention for all the right reasons.

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