LVHN appoints chairholders
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has released the names of the three new holders of endowed chairs. The following have been appointed chair holders: Michael Pasquale, M.D., chair, department of surgery, Anne C. and Carl R. Anderson Distinguished Chair in Surgery; Anne Panik, R.N., senior vice president, patient care services, Peggy Fleming Endowed Chair in Nursing; Alex Rosenau, D.O., senior vice chair, department of emergency medicine, Auxiliary of Lehigh Valley Hospital Endowed Chair in Emergency Medicine.
Christine Bauer approached Hellertown Borough Council Aug. 6 regarding its recent decision to increase pool admission rates. "Something needs to be done other than just raising the rates for everybody," said Bauer. "You're punishing Hellertown residents with that decision."Council increased daily rates from $5 to $10 for adults and from $4 to $8 for children last month due to the borough receiving numerous complaints ranging from lewd language being used and thefts and smoking on the grounds to individuals transporting coolers into the pool area without proper authorization from staff.
More than 900,000 people attended Musikfest 2012 to experience the festival's concerts, artisans, food and family fun, ArtsQuest officials announced.
The nation's largest free music festival, Musikfest took place Aug. 3-12, with 515 performances by 318 performers on 15 stages. This year's festival included free concerts on 14 of the 15 stages – the largest number of free stages in the event's 29-year history.
The following students have been named to the Central Penn College dean's list for the spring 2012 term: Megan Hetherington and Benjamin Mastrofilippo, both majoring in criminal justice administration, of Freemansburg; and Jasmine Robinson, currently majoring in corporate communications, of Bethlehem.
To qualify for the designation, a student must carry six or more credits and earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better for the term.
FHS student attends RIT workshop
Julia Brennan, of Bethlehem, a Freedom HS rising 11th-grade student, recently attended Explore Your Future. EYF is a six-day career exploration camp at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)on the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) campus, Rochester, N.Y.
Bethlehem Area School District (BASD) approved an agreement 9-0 on Aug. 10 to accept a $1.4 million out-of-court settlement in return for dropping further claims for losses in the district's failed attempt at investing in derivative transactions by a previous board.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. and other financial firms had been sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for making improper swaption deals.
"There were other claims against Wachovia…now Wells Fargo…" said BASD Business Manager, Stacy Gober in a recent interview. "There may be more settlements."
Tempers flared in Borough Hall as council clashed with fire company representatives during an extended Aug. 14 meeting that several times devolved into passionate shouting matches.
The contention: Council is stripping the all-volunteer company of the few resources it has and needs to function.
The problem: The borough is in financial shambles and the small-town rumor mill keeps the resentment toward council at a low boil.
The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold free amateur radio license test prep classes for ages eight and older beginning Sept. 4. The sessions, which run for nine Tuesday evenings, are from 7 to 9 p.m. at Gracedale, 2 Gracedale Ave., Nazareth.
All ages free family fitness half-hour classes will be held at 2 p.m. every Wednesday from Aug. 22 to Sept. 19 at the Southside branch of the Bethlehem Area Public Library, 400 Webster St.
Bethlehem Health Bureau Community Health specialist Claudia Richan will lead classes in yoga and dancercise. There will be classes emphasizing stretching and aerobic fitness.