The Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority Fire Department has received $10,920 from the Fireman's Fund Insurance Heritage Grant program to purchase turnout gear for personnel at Lehigh Valley International Airport.
Turnout gear is the protective clothing including helmets, pants, jackets, hoods, gloves and boots worn by firefighters to keep them safe in extreme heat. A complete set costs approximately $2,200 and can be worn eight to nine years, according to Charles Everett, Executive Director of the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority.
Acting United States Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank announced a $500,000 Economic Development Administration grant to the Allentown Economic Development Corp. and the Allentown Commercial and Industrial Development Authority to upgrade Allentown's Bridgeworks Enterprise Center during an Aug. 21 visit to the city.
Blank and Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski toured the 62,000-square-foot former Mack Truck plant.
KidsPeace is holding a Job Fair, 3 - 7 p.m. Aug. 29, Donley Therapeutic Center, 5300 KidsPeace Drive, Orchard Hills campus, Orefield, North Whitehall Township.
The Job Fair is for KidsPeace open Lehigh Valley positions.
View a list of available positions in the Lehigh Valley at kidspeace.org by clicking on the Careers section there.
If possible, please complete an application, also available online, prior to attending the Job Fair. A KidsPeace employee will be available to discuss eligible positions based on applicant qualifications and interest.
More than 900,000 people attended Musikfest 2012, according to ArtsQuest officials.
Musikfest, the United State's largest free music festival, 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.
More than 48,000 people attended the 10 concerts at the Sands Steel Stage, Musikfest's only ticketed venue, where Boston, Daughtry, Jane's Addiction, Sheryl Crow, MGMT, Young the Giant and the Goo Goo Dolls performed.
Innovation Works (IW), the Ben Franklin Technology Partner of Southwestern Pennsylvania, will award up to $800,000 in technology commercialization funding to universities, early-stage and-or established companies based in Pennsylvania.
Funding will be awarded for projects up to $100,000 each that address engineering design challenges, show a high degree of innovation, and identify a clear path to commercialization with the potential to impact digital and-or robotics-related companies in Pennsylvania.
Deadline for final proposal submissions is Sept. 7.
Two websites supported by KidsPeace received 14th annual Web Health Awards.
TeenCentral.Net received a bronze award in the Interactive Content-Rich Media division for the Anti-Bullying League. ParentCentral.Net received a general award recognizing it as a web-based resource.
"There is a tremendous need to make children, teens and parents aware of what bullying is and how it affects everyone involved," said Julius Licata, Director of TeenCentral.Net and ParentCentral.Net.