The Lehigh Valley is experiencing continued growth in the housing market, based on data released by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR).
Year-to-date sales are recorded at 3,837, up 17.4 percent over 2011 year-to-date sales of 3,268.
Year-to-date pending sales, which indicate transactions in process that have not yet closed, reached 4,648, which is up 38.4 percent from last year at the same time when pending sales were 3,359.
"The increase in year-to-date...
Lehigh County is holding free "anything with a plug" recycling 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sept. 22, Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville; Olympus Corporate Headquarters, 3500 Corporate Parkway, Center Valley; and Lowe's Home Im-provement, 1235 Martin Court, Bethlehem.
Items accepted include computers, monitors, printers, air-conditioners, computer accessories and household appliances.
Lehigh Valley Press-Pencor Services has reason to be proud of its newspaper carriers.
Richard Hunsicker, 77, a carrier for the East Penn Press, was awarded third place in the senior category and Kelsy Grimm, 17, a carrier for the Parkland Press, was awarded a fifth place in youth carrier category in the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association (PNA) 2012 Newspaper Carrier of the Year competition.
Hunsicker has been a carrier for the East Penn Press in Emmaus for five years. Grimm has...
The Lehigh Valley Chapter of SCORE offers a breakfast seminar, "Health Care Reform, Insurance and the Small Business Owner," 8 - 9:30 a.m. Sept. 21, Denny's Restaurant, Catasauqua Road, Allentown.
Rebekah A. Ruch, President, REBA Group, LLC, an employee benefits agency, and Jim and Maureen Whited, Source One Accountants, a certified public accounting firm, will lead the seminar.
There is no charge. Seating is limited. Advance registration is required. To register: SCORE website...
An Allentown couple was honored recently for taking out the 10,000th loan in the Keystone Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) to upgrade the heating system, increase the comfort level and save money at their home.
Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord visited the Allen Street, West End Allentown, home of David and Michelle Olson to mark the milestone and to help raise the profile of the loan program so more homeowners can gain the advantages that an energy upgrade can provide.
The Da Vinci Science Center and St. Luke's University Health Network have announced a partnership in the "Year of the Human Body" project, featuring the "Bodies Revealed."
The exhibition, to open Oct. 6 and continue through Feb. 10, 2013, uses anatomical specimens to take visitors on a three-dimensional tour of the human body.
The traveling exhibition, which has attracted nearly 15 million visitors in locations across the United States and around the world, offers a look inside...
Joni Young has been appointed Director of Bariatric Services, Sacred Heart Hospital.
Young's primary responsibilities include managing the development and execution of Bariatric program goals, completing financial analysis and formulating plans to accomplish objectives.
She previously was a Healthcare Consultant and Regional Manager for the Cardiac Service Line, St. Luke's University Health Network; a Manager of Operations, Pocono Medical Center, and Director of Patient...
PBS39 hosts its second annual open house, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sept. 8, at the Public Media and Education Center, 839 Sesame St., Bethlehem.
The event, free and open to the public, features live music by Blue Sour, moon bounces, storytelling by Kristin Pedemonti, studio tours, educational workshops and an Elmo scavenger hunt.
The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail celebrates the grape harvest annual "Harvest Weekend," 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 8 and noon - 5 p.m. Sept. 9 at eight wineries with tastings, vineyard and winery tours, food and wine pairings, and entertainment.
The wineries will promote the state's "Pennsylvania Preferred" program by partnering with producers of Pennsylvania specialties.
Amoré Vineyards & Winery, Nazareth - Will pair asiago and risotto bites with Cabaret Amore as well as assorted...
The Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR) has released a new report on housing market data today that confirms a strengthening housing market.
The initial quarterly report lists positive indicators showing second quarter 2012 home sales have increased 16.7 percent over second quarter sales the previous year.
Pending sales were up 25 percent forecasting the potential for increased sales in the coming months.
An additional sign that the housing market is on the road...