Data released by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR) today, shows that the housing market remains favorable
Year-to-date sales are recorded at 5,312, up 15.1 percent over 2011 year-to-date sales of 4,614.
LVAR research shows there are 6,024 pending sales year-to-date, which indicates transactions in process that have not yet closed. This figure marks an increase of 31.2 percent over 2011 year-to-date pending sales of 4,589.
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania BFTP-NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $354,876 in support of regional economic development.
Ben Franklin announces the following early-stage company investments from its Pennsylvania Challenge Grant funding. Ben Franklin investments are provided to early-stage clients in the form of loans.
Bakeries from throughout the region are coming together for a sweet, new event, "The Cupcake Bowl," 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Dec. 29, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
The benefit raises funds for ArtsQuest's Arts Education Programming Fund, which provides quality arts and educational programs and experiences for students from throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Attendees will cast their votes to determine the People's Choice winner, while a judging panel will decide the winners for Best Frosting, Best Cake, Best Decoration and Best Overall Taste.
ST. PAUL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH
25th & Livingston Streets
Allentown, 18104 - 610-435-0712
8:40 a.m. Morning Prayer
9 a.m. Holy Communion
'28 Book of Common Prayer
9 a.m. Church School
Wed., 10 a.m. Healing Service
Rev. Joseph S. Falzone
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
ASSEMBLY OF GOD
3449 Cherryville Road
Northampton - 610-262-5645
Daniel E. Lundmark, Pastor
Sunday School - 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship - 10:45 a.m.
Sunday Evening - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 26
Bethlehem Parking Authority meeting, 4:30 p.m., 85 W. North St.
Bethlehem Twp. Zoning Board, 6:30 p.m. municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.
Bethlehem City Zoning Board, 7 p.m., City Hall, 10 E. Church St.
Thursday, December 27
Hanover Twp. Zoning, 7 p.m., municipal building, 3630 Jacksonville Road.
Lower Saucon Twp. Planning Commission, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Northampton Co. Council, 6:30 p.m., 669 Washington St., Northampton.
There is a toll-free line,1-888-9-READYPA (1-888-973-2397), as part of ReadyPA, a public outreach campaign that includes a website ReadyPA.org to educate residents about the importance of making emergency kits and family emergency plans.
Home and car emergency kit checklists and emergency plan templates, are at ReadyPA.org and by calling 1-888-9-READYPA.
El Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day), a cherished religious and cultural tradition in many Latin American countries, will be celebrated during the first Three Kings Celebration at SteelStacks Jan. 6, 3 to 7 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
The fourth annual Peeps festival will be held Dec. 28 to 31 at the Arts Quest Center, SteelStacks. The event includes live music, arts and contests. There will be Peeps dioramas by area school children with an inaugural Peep-les choice contest. Programs are free but some require a ticket for admission.
At 5:15 p.m. Dec. 31, there will be a drop of a 4.5-foot tall, 85-pound, lit Peeps chick and fireworks.
For information and schedules, visit www.artsquest.org/peepsfest or call 610-332-3378.
Eric D. Schwenk, 32, of Bethlehem, died Nov. 11, 2012. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Douglas and his wife Linda Schwenk of Coopersburg and Bertha (Solis) Schwenk of Bethlehem.
He was a 1998 graduate of Saucon Valley HS and a 2005 graduate of Penn State University, where he earned a degree in electrical engineering.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Phillip; family; and friends.
Contributions may be sent to the family, checks payable to Bertha Schwenk, c/o the funeral home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.