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LV housing market sales improve by 15 percent

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

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.

Ben Franklin Tech to invest $354,876 in area development

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

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.

'Cupcake Bowl' set to take the cake

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Social News

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.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Social News



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




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, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

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.

Preparedness: Web page offers safety tips

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

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 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 and by calling 1-888-9-READYPA.

SOUTHSIDE: SteelStacks host 3 Kings Jan. 6

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

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.

STEELSTACKS: Peepfest returns Dec. 27 to 31

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

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 or call 610-332-3378.

Eric D. Schwenk, of Bethlehem

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries

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.