Come See “Tainted Blood”

By Gary R. Blockus, A Sporting Life

Before there was Lance Armstrong, before there was Floyd Landis, U.S. cyclists took part in another doping scandal.

Come spend Monday evening a the beautiful Frank Bank Alehouse Cinema at SteelStacks in Bethlehem and find out about the very first doping scandal in U.S. cycling by watching “Tainted Blood: The Untold Story of the 1984 Olympic Doping Scandal,” a documentary by former cyclists Jill Yesko.

Seven members of the U.S. cycling team admitted to blood doping at the 1984 Olympic Games to earn the first U.S. Olympic cycling medals since the 1912 Olympics. Local cycling enthusiasts will recognize quite a few of the main characters.

Yesko searches hard for the truth, interviewing key players, including athletes, coaches and doctors about the scandal of the controversial practice called blood doping, which cast shadows upon the medals won by U.S. cyclists at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

Yesko, Dr. Thomas Dickson and other will be on hand for a panel Q&A after the Lehigh Valley premier.

Below are the event details:

7:15 p.m. Monday, August 21
Price: $10.00 regular | $8.00 student & senior | $7.50 ArtsQuest Member
Venue: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

Direct link to venue info and tickets, etc:
http://www.steelstacks.org/event/4945/tainted-blood/

 

 

Kids are the focus at LVHFE Aug. 27-28

It’s on this weekend!

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By Gary R. Blockus

A Sporting Life.net

KEMPTON — Forget the kid in the candy store.

At the annual Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza, we put the kids in the outdoors and show them how to have wholesome fun, all the while learning proper outdoor skills and how to be respectful citizens.

Bring your children and their friends to the 11th annual Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza Aug. 27-28 at the Kempton Fairgrounds in Kempton., Pa.

wkwkHere, they’ll have a chance to catch their first fish, draw a bow, safely shoot BB guns and air rifles under expert supervision, learn about forestry and meet Smokey Bear, and so much more.

And, the kids have the chance to win a free Remington 870 Youth Shotgun, courtesy of

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Bird dog competition and seminars at Lehigh Valley Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza Aug. 27-28.

In honor of National Dog Day, don’t forget …

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By Gary R. Blockus

A Sporting Life.net

After these hot August dog days of summer, it’s time to get your dog in gear.

Get your pup ready for hunting season at the 6th annual Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza Top Dog Challenge 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 at the Kempton Fairgrounds in Kempton, Pa.

The timed bird-finding event is sponsored by Pheasant Valley Farm of Robesonia, Berks County and the LVHFE, Show_Imageand is open to flushers, pointers and retrievers. Trophies are awarded at the completion of the event, and the top three places will receive Cabela’s gift cards.

In addition, 

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Weaknecht Bow Fair Highlights LVHFE

This weekend …

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By Gary R. Blockus

A Sporting Life.net

This may be year 11 for the Lehigh Valley Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza, but the Weaknecht 50-Target 3-D Bow Fair surpasses it and then some.

Weaknecht’s Bow Fair is one of the big draws to the annual hunting, fishing and everything outdoors show that will be held at the Kempton Fairgrounds 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday Aug. 27 and Sunday,Aug. 28.

Bow hunters from miles around will be honing their skills in real-life hunting situations throughout each day in Weaknecht Bow Fair’s challenging 50-target, 3-D Course set up in woodland, hillside, rolling grass field and raised stations.

The shoot is split into two sections with archers taking aim at targets placed at moderate distances for the “Traditional Shoot” and others at longer, more difficult distances in the

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Plenty going on this weekend at Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza

Whether you’re looking to book a duck hunt in Chincoteague, a white-tailed deer hunt in Illinois, game preserve pheasant hunting in Pennsylvania, or meet Innerloc Out-There TV host Corey Brossman, you can find them all at one site Aug. 27-28 during the 11th annual Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza at the Kempton Fairgrounds in Kempton, Pa.

Sportsmen, sports women and children can take advantage of the opportunity not only to try introductory skills and hone up on their current ones, but they also have the chance to book hunts and learn more about their passionate pursuit of the Great Outdoors from some of the true experts in the hunting and fishing world.

And, there’s a Saturday Hunting & Fishing Flea Market where you can add to your current gear collection, or start your first outdoors gear collection at bargain prices!

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From Brossman, a Reading native, to Orefield native Josh Day’s Whack ‘Em Guide Service for fishing in New York’s stellar Salmon River, the Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza not only

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Bird dog competition and seminars at Lehigh Valley Hunting & Fishing Extravaganza Aug. 27-28.

By Gary R. Blockus

A Sporting Life.net

After these hot August dog days of summer, it’s time to get your dog in gear.

Get your pup ready for hunting season at the 6th annual Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza Top Dog Challenge 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 at the Kempton Fairgrounds in Kempton, Pa.

The timed bird-finding event is sponsored by Pheasant Valley Farm of Robesonia, Berks County and the LVHFE, Show_Imageand is open to flushers, pointers and retrievers. Trophies are awarded at the completion of the event, and the top three places will receive Cabela’s gift cards.

In addition, 

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Kids are the focus at LVHFE Aug. 27-28

By Gary R. Blockus

A Sporting Life.net

KEMPTON — Forget the kid in the candy store.

At the annual Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza, we put the kids in the outdoors and show them how to have wholesome fun, all the while learning proper outdoor skills and how to be respectful citizens.

Bring your children and their friends to the 11th annual Lehigh Valley Hunting and Fishing Extravaganza Aug. 27-28 at the Kempton Fairgrounds in Kempton., Pa.

wkwkHere, they’ll have a chance to catch their first fish, draw a bow, safely shoot BB guns and air rifles under expert supervision, learn about forestry and meet Smokey Bear, and so much more.

And, the kids have the chance to win a free Remington 870 Youth Shotgun, courtesy of

Continue reading