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Lehigh County

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Lehigh County

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Lehigh is a county in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, in the United States. The county seat is Allentown, Pennsylvania's third largest city.


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  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The AAA-level minor league team of the 2008 World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies plays their home games at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown from early April through early October. Tickets: (610) 841-PIGS.[1].
  • Philadelphia Eagles. The Philadelphia Eagles hold their twice-a-day summer training camp practices each July and August at Lehigh University in Bethlehem. Attendance is free.[2].

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  • Lee Gribben's on Main, 2nd & Main Sts., Emmaus, (610) 967-4409. High-end dining establishment. Formal. Bar separate from restaurant. Exceptional food among the best in the Lehigh Valley.[3].

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  • Volpe's Sports Bar, 501 Broad St., Emmaus, (610) 965-0311. Recently renovated sports bar with over 10 large screen plasma televisions, including all out of town games. Broad food and beer selections. Several large rooms, including the bar area. Formerly known as the Broad Street Saloon, the upper floors are apartments. Under new management, and still among the top places to go in the county for affordable drinks, cold beer and televised sports.

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"Down the shore" is a common local reference to the New Jersey beaches, located approximately 75 miles southeast from Allentown.

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Famous people from Lehigh County[edit]

Lehigh County is the current or former home to several famous Americans, including:

  • Chuck Bednarik, former professional football player, Philadelphia Eagles, and member of Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • Peter Gruner, professional wrestler.
  • Lee Iacocca, former chairman of Chrysler Corporation.
  • Keith Jarrett, jazz musician.
  • Michael Johns, health care executive and former White House speechwriter.
  • Matt Millen, former professional football player, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins, and former President and General Manager, Detroit Lions.
  • Andre Reed, former professional football player, Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins.
  • Amanda Seyfried, model and actress, CW's Veronica Mars and HBO's Big Love.
  • Curt Simmons, former professional baseball player, California Angels, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals.
  • Christine Taylor, actress and wife of actor Ben Stiller.
  • Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada.

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