Sales for franchised new vehicle dealerships in the Greater Lehigh Valley exceeded $2.9 billion in 2016, an average of $48.2 million per dealership.
New vehicle revenue contributed $26.4 million to that total, while pre-owned vehicles contributed $12.8 million. Service, parts and other revenue sources made up the remainder.
The average dealership sold 1,432 new and used vehicles in 2016, and serviced an average of 18,800.
The Allentown Fair gates department is taking applications and conducting interviews to work at the Fair, Aug. 29 - Sept. 4.
To be eligible for available non-carnival paid jobs as ticket takers, sellers, cashiers and a limited number of leader positions, candidates must be 18 years or older.
Prospective gates employees are asked to submit their interest, full name and contact information at 610-433-7541, ext. 224, or to Fair@allentownfair.com.
A gate superintendent will respond to messages to initiate the application process.
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, August 9: Chicken with gravy, potatoes, carrots, sugar cookie, milk.
Thursday, August 10: Pot roast, smashed potatoes, broccoli, strawberries.
Friday, August 11: White fish, brown rice, asparagus, summer vegetables, oatmeal cookie.
Monday, August 14: Sloppy joes, warm berry crisp, side salad.
Tuesday, August 15: Sausage, sauteed noodles, sauteed cabbage, canteloupe.
Wednesday, August 16: Chicken with gravy, roasted potatoes, vegetable, mini-muffin.
Lehigh County Historical Society’s Pennsylvania Dutch “Food & Garden Lore” is 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the historic 1756 Troxell-Steckel Farm, 4229 Reliance St., Egypt, Whitehall Township.
Visitors can tour a farmhouse built 20 years before the Declaration of Independence and see vintage wagons, farm tools, and much more. The event will feature displays and activities related to Pennsylvania Dutch gardening, garden produce, and foods.
Catherine Steckel, who lived there in 1842, will be portrayed. She will explain harvest time in the garden and kitchen.
The 34th annual Musikfest continues through Aug. 13, with more than 400 performers from the United States, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, The Netherlands, Scotland and South Korea, performing on 16 stages in historic downtown Bethlehem and the Colonial Industrial Quarter on the city’s north side and at SteelStacks on the city’s south side.
Headlining the Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza are ticketed concerts: Godsmack, Aug. 9; Toby Keith, Aug. 10; The Band Perry, Aug. 11; Lee Bice, Justin Moore, Aug. 12, and Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson, Aug. 13.
Salisbury Fire Co. #1 Ladies Auxiliary Matey’s American Pie Co. Gourmet Frozen Pizza sale through Aug. 24. Pizzas will be delivered Aug. 31. Pickup up will be at the club after 7 p.m. To place an order or for questions, call Juli’ at 484-264-8010 or email SFC1LadiesAuxiliary@yahoo.com.
Le My Thi Vu-Castaldi, 31, of Lower Macungie Township, died Aug. 7, 2017, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Michael J. Castaldi. They would have celebrated their second wedding anniversary in October. Born in Easton, she was a daughter of Hoang M. Nguyen and Thiep T. Vu, of Nazareth.
She was a nurse at Lehigh Valley Hospital for many years.
She enjoyed basketball, running and motorcycles and loved spending time with her family.
She was very generous with her time and cared for many people.
Margaret Lehrman, 51, of Orefield, was charged with suspicion of disorderly conduct following an incident at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest 7:09 a.m. July 27. Lehman allegedly was in possession of drug paraphernalia and was mailed a summons.
A health care worker at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest reported a patient had narcotics 3 p.m. July 30. It was determined the patient had not been taking the medication given - she was hoarding the pills. No charges were filed.