Holly Harrar
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Holly Harrar

Holly Harrar is the Director of Social and Content at Discover Lehigh Valley. Prior to joining our team, Holly worked as a General Assignment Reporter and Fill-in Anchor for WFMZ-TV in Allentown, covering the latest news and headlines here in Lehigh Valley. She loves to read and write but is most happy when she's out meeting new people in the community. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Shippensburg University in Communication/Journalism and a minor in Disability Studies. Follow Holly on Instagram. 

Black-Owned Restaurants & Shops in Lehigh Valley

Looking to support Black-owned shops and restaurants in Lehigh Valley, PA? Find local eateries, specialty items, coffee shops, and more with our curated guide, acknowledging success stories and amplifying black voices—which are part of the very fabric of Lehigh Valley. By supporting these businesses when you visit the region, you'll be giving small businessesa boost, scoring some awesome finds, and eating delicious food. We're highlighting black-owned businesses we love. There are many more, of course. This is a condensed list based on recommendations, referrals, and our experience working with businesses across the region…

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Support Veterans this Veterans Day in Lehigh Valley

From a former U.S. Coast Guardmaking creamy ice cream to an army veteran distilling award-winning spirits, and ex-soldiers crafting beer, Lehigh Valley is home to several talented veterans who have opened innovative and inspirational businesses in the community. This Veterans Day, we highlight some veteran-owned businesses to support not just on the holiday, but throughout the year…

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Earth Day Celebrations in Lehigh Valley

April 22 celebrates Earth Day. We’re thinking about ways to go green, help out the planet, and promote unity. Thankfully, Lehigh Valley is thinking the same and offering various activities to get outside and do something good for the environment. One of the best ways to feel one with nature is at…

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Lehigh Valley

Cue the Celtic music and break out everything you own that’s green; Lehigh Valley has plans to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! According to Jayne Ann Recker, Executive Director of the Celtic Cultural Alliance, over 30% of Lehigh Valley’s residents have Celtic roots—but everyone is welcome to partake! We've rounded up a few must-see local events, bars fit for all things Irish, and more.It's happening over the course of several days this month so mark your calendars…

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The Best Lehigh Valley Spots to Watch the Big Game

Whether you're an Eagles fan and excited to watch them hopefully clinch a win or here for the commercials and halftime show, you're probably figuring out where you're watching Super Bowl LVII. If you can't be in Arizona, Lehigh Valley has premiere sports bars and restaurants opening hosting viewing parties for you to bring your A-game in team spirit. When it comes to watching sports, Lehigh Valley has a wide range of fan-bases where all types of team jerseys are welcome. It's also where the kegs are full, wings are cooked to perfection, and the good times roll. …

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Best Spots for Hot Chocolate in Lehigh Valley

When it's cold outside, few things warm our bellies like a steaming cup of hot chocolate. It's sweet. It's rich. It's a crowd pleaser every time. Make your rounds at some of Lehigh Valley's greatest wintertime adventures like skiing and snowboarding at Blue Mountain and Bear Creek Mountain Resort, indulging in some friendly competition at Skirmish Paintball, or even after strolling along one of Lehigh Valley's best walking trails. Then, when you're frozen solid and need to thaw out, stop off at one of these cafes for a warm cup of hot chocolate. We may even suggest incorporating it into your date night! …

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