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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Free H.E.A.R.T.S clinic Oct. 27

A free clinic for uninsured Bethlehem residents will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 27 and Dec. 1 at the Broughal Family Center, 114 W. Morton St.

The program is provided with the help of Temple University and St. Luke's Hospital. Call 1-866-785-8537 for an appointment.

Free flu shots Nov. 4

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, October 24

Bethlehem Parking Authority, 4:30 p.m., 85 W. North St.

Bethlehem City Zoning Board, 7 p.m., City Hall, 10 E. Church St.

Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m., public hearing room, Lehigh County Gov. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Thursday, October 25

Hanover Twp. Zoning, 7 p.m., municipal building, 3630 Jacksonville Road.

Lower Saucon Twp. Planning, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 3700 Old Philadelphia Pike.

Wednesday, October 31

Bethlehem Twp. Zoning Board, 6:30 p.m. municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

OUTDOOR FILMS: Next series event set for Oct. 27

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The second in the season series of Outdoor Film Adventures will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Pennsylvania Playhouse, 390 Illick's Mill Road. "Tanzanian Safari" will be presented by Bob DeLoss.

The next program will be "Vietnam, Cambodia and Cruising the Mekong Delta" with Clint Denn on Nov. 17. No reservations are needed; tickets are available at the door. For more information, send a post card with name, address, phone and email to John Cornish, 1424-C Catasauqua Road, 18017, or call 610-730-8451.

DISTRICT 11 FOOTBALL NOTES - WEEK 6 Central's McDermott continues stellar year

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Colin McDermott of Central Catholic rushed for 289 yards against Liberty to take the area lead with 1,131 yards for the season. McDermott now has 61 career touchdowns (tied with Dan Tavani of Notre Dame) to put him in 16th place in the area. He is 3 TDs behind school record holder Rashonn Drayton, who scored 64 from 1992-94. McDermott moves up four spots on the all-area list to 15th place with 4,311 yards. He moved by Darren Mason (Lib), Jonathan Linton (Catty), Brett Snyder (NW) and Matt Thomas (Park).

Ben Franklin: Corbett tours business incubator

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Gov. Tom Corbett toured the Ben Franklin Partners' TechVentures facility, a highly successful business incubator located at Lehigh University that has helped to launch dozens of start-up companies that support thousands of jobs in Pennsylvania.

"My administration has been happy to partner with Ben Franklin and TechVentures to create the innovative, high-tech and high-wage jobs that emerge from this program," Corbett said during his Oct. 11 visit. "We want to bring young people to Pennsylvania's best schools and keep them here to live out their dreams."

BFAC 'Tribute' awards

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Focus


The Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission honored four organizations and individuals during its annual "Tribute to the Arts," Oct. 4, Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem. Above, from left: Dave, Fry, musician-Godfrey Daniel co-founder; Dawn Ketterman-Benner, founder-professor-faculty advisor, Moravian College Dance Company; Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan; Marylou Cummings, plein-air artist-Mayor's Award recipient; and Silagh White, Director of Arts Engagement and Community Cultural Affairs, Lehigh University.

Nancy B. Riddle

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Obituaries


Nancy B. Riddle, 70, of Lititz, died Sept. 18, 2012, at her residence, after enduring a terminal disease for the past six years. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Stephen J. and Helen (Nemeth) Boligitz. She was the wife of James B. Riddle for 48 years.

She was a graduate of Liberty HS. She was a 1963 graduate of Millersville University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in education.

She taught first grade for 27 years at the Nathan Schaeffer ES, Lancaster. She had taught in Bethlehem.

She was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

Lehigh Valley house sales continue 'positive trend'

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

According to research released by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR), year-to-date sales are recorded at 4,329, up 17.3 percent over 2011 year-to-date sales of 3,690.

Year-to-date pending sales, which indicate transactions in process that have not yet closed, reached 5,152, up 40.4 percent from last year at the same time when pending sales were 3,670.

"Our data over the last 15 months shows that home sales and pending home sales have consistently increased over the same time the previous year," says Ryan Conrad, CEO of LVAR.