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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Local News

U.V., Legion meeting change

United Veterans of Bethlehem and Harry F.W. Johnson Post #379 American Legion meetings will held back to back beginning at 7 p.m. on Sept. 10, not Sept. 3, which is Labor Day. The change of date is for this month only. The meetings are held in the D.A.R. Log Cabin, Rose Garden, Eighth Avenue and West Union Boulevard. Call 610-866-3835 for information.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Local News

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.

Pool rate increase 'punishing residents'

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

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.

Musikfest attendance up 7%

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Local News

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.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Central Penn

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.

Alvernia University

Board accepts swaption damages

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by DOUGLAS GRAVES Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

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."