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LV home sales up 2.3 percent

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR) released a new research report indicating year-to-date sales, pending sales and the affordability index up over the same time last year.

January 2013 data comparisons over last year at the same time indicate that closed sales were up 2.3 percent to 307, while pending sales were up 30.7 percent to 511.

Inventory decreased 16.8 percent to 3,157 units and new listings decreased 2.4 percent to 953.

WDIY benefit 'Heart' antiques

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Focus

WDIY, 88.1 FM is celebrating the 13th anniversary of its annual fundraiser, "Heart of the Valley" Antiques Show, March 2 and 3. The City of Bethlehem is once again a major sponsor for the event.

During the first weekend in March, the Charles A Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Sand Island, Bethlehem, will be transformed into an antiques collectors' emporium.

Twenty-five select dealers will be offering quality wares in the form of textiles, pottery, folk art, quilts, primitives, toys, holiday décor, painted, formal and country furniture and more.

Lehigh Valley Baptist Church hosts Valentine's Day dinner

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by The Press in Focus Feature

PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND

The youth at Lehigh Valley Baptist Church, 4702 Colebrook Ave., Emmaus, organize a Valentine's Day dinner Feb. 16 for their parents at the church. Approximately 32 parents attended with 30 youth decorating, serving, babysitting younger siblings and working in the kitchen.

St. Joseph : Votive Mass set for March 16

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Joseph R.C. Church will hold a public votive Mass at noon March 16 in the sanctuary, 417 E. Fifth St. The second annual service is in honor of the feast day of the church's patron, St. Joseph.

The church, founded by Slovenian immigrants in 1913, was one of several churches closed in 2008 by the Allentown Diocese. Parishioners then applealed to the Vatican. In 2011, the church was allowed to reopen for both funerals and the patron saint day.

Lehigh County: PA 2-1-1 now available

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

PA 2-1-1, which connects people who need help with critical services and volunteer opportunities, is now available in the Lehigh Valley.

The toll-free telephone number offers information and referrals for basic needs, food banks, child and elder care, health services, housing, support groups and more.

Hours of operation are 7 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

In addition, 2-1-1 can be integral to the community's crisis response in the event of an emergency, such as flooding, tornado, fire or other tragedy.

For more information, go to uwlanc.org.