NRD Ep. 76: Eight LV Restaurants With Haunted History on the Menu
On Episode 76 of No Rain Date we’re joined by Ellen Flynn, accomplished ghost storyteller, historian of creepy local places and dark side enchantress, for spooky tales about eight current or former Lehigh Valley eateries that are believed to be haunted.
The Lehigh Valley has no shortage of bars and restaurants housed in historic buildings. Many of these eateries have operated for generations, and in some cases they have apparently done so with a little help from “spirits,” both literal and figurative.
Although a number of statewide restaurant restrictions that remain in place as part of COVID-19 mitigation efforts won’t be lifted for a couple more weeks, area residents still found ways to have fun around Hellertown on St. Patrick’s Day.
Lehigh Valley restaurant owners spent the end of last week scrambling to make accommodations for new dining restrictions, which were announced by Gov. Tom Wolf last Thursday. The short-notice and creative modifications are things local restaurateurs have grown accustomed to throughout the course of the COVID pandemic.
No Rain Date, Ep. 15: Braveheart's Andy Lee, Allentown Rescue Mission
Welcome to Episode 15 of No Rain Date, the Saucon Source podcast. In this episode we welcome Braveheart Highland Pub owner Andy Lee, who shares his story of Hellertown business success as well as what makes the pub the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day. Rosaria Stoops, development director for the Allentown Rescue Mission, joins us to talk about her organization’s 120-year history of helping homeless men here in the Lehigh Valley. Josh has the local news roundup–including an important update about the coronavirus and the impact it is having–and Tony from LVWA has the five-day forecast.
There’s still time to sign up for a fun event this Sunday, Nov. 4 that will begin and end at Braveheart Highland Pub in Hellertown. The Brave for Brews 5K fundraiser will be held on the Saucon Rail Trail.
Register now for the 2nd annual ‘Run Brave for Brews 5K’ Sunday, Nov. 4 on the Saucon Rail Trail in Hellertown. The run/walk will benefit the COBCares, which provides financial aid to area residents in need.
A partnership with a Hellertown pub will give local beer lovers an incentive to hit the rail trail and provide a big boost to the Community Outreach Benefit (COB), a Coopersburg-based nonprofit that helps families struggling with crushing medical expenses.