If there had to be a fire at the home of Thomas and Laurel Brown Aug. 9, a confluence of circumstances at 2813 Lindberg Ave. formed the perfect storm of events to prevent a conflagration at the home.
Shortly after 1:30 p.m. last Thursday, a contractor who had postponed his visit from Wednesday arrived during a heavy thunderstorm to inspect work his crews had completed a week before.
Letting himself in to the home's basement with a contractor's key, Joseph Iudicello was inspecting the carpeting installed to complete the renovation.
A new sign designating Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest as a children's hospital has been approved.
The sign, while not expected to be erected before year's end, will direct hospital-bound parents and their children to LVH services already offered at the I-78 and Cedar Crest 115-acre campus.
The Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board approved the sign by a 4-1 vote at its Aug. 7 meeting.
Calling major patron Marlene "Linny" Fowler "an all around wonderful person, an angel," Jeff Parks, president and CEO of ArtsQuest, thanked her and presented her with this year's Musikfest Founders Award at Musikfest opening ceremonies Aug. 3 at the new Americaplatz at the Steel Stacks campus on Bethlehem's south side.
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Performing Arts
Bobby Syvret, son of Bob and Terry Syvret, of Allentown, was awarded the Creative Minds Scholarship for $35,000 from Full Sail University, Winter Park, Fla. His submission was an original instrumental song in which he played all the instruments and then recorded and mixed all tracks using software on his computer. Syvret studied classical and jazz guitar at LVPA. He will attend Full Sail University this fall to study recording arts.
·Arts Quest, Bethlehem, has many summer volunteer opportunities at events including Musikfest, Levitt Pavilion Summer Movie series the Farmer's Market at the ArtsQuest Center, and ongoing opportunities at the cinema and retail shop. Contact Hillary Harper at 610-332-1370 or hharperartsquest.org.
·Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem Southside needs volunteers to help run programs for youth ages six to 18. Contact LisaAnn Ramos at 610-865-4241 or bgcbsecretarybgcob.org.
The Emmaus Special Entertainment Commission, Hosfeld Insurance and InsuranceChix.com will present a free Songs of Summer event in the Emmaus Community Park Arts Pavilion from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Emmaus Historical Society will host an antique appraisal program 4 to 8 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 5th and Chestnut streets. There will be five certified appraisers and participants can pre-register by calling 610-966-6591 by Aug. 3.
A Macungie realtor and a local family were featured on a recent episode of the Home and Garden Television show "House Hunters."
Realtor Lisa Graul-Oswald of Prudential Patt, White Real Estate and her buyers, Jon and Stacy Puliatte starred in the episode that put Macungie on the map.
Their episode was entitled "No Time for Projects in Pennsylvania."
The process began long before the air date, Oswald's broker suggested she submit an application for the television show.
The Lehigh Valley Health Network marathon for Via will be held Sept. 8 and 9 beginning in Salisbury and running through Bethlehem to Easton.
Volunteers are needed along the course to support more than 3,600 runners and walkers.
All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult but are welcome to volunteer. Shifts vary from two to six hours with start times between 5:30 and 8 a.m. Volunteers are also needed prior to race day.
Twenty-three Lehigh Valley and 15 Texas students left June 27 from the Tilghman Square Shopping Center, South Whitehall for a trip to China. The group left June 27 and returned July 13.
Barbara Campbell, former Parkland elementary teacher, and her husband, Tom, an engineer for Mack Trucks, led the group.
While in China, they visited Shanghai where they had a breathtaking view of the city on the glass sky walk of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the tallest in Asia and the third tallest in the world.