High school students from the nine school districts in Lehigh County will have additional financial support to receive a college degree from Lehigh Carbon Community College while still in high school, thanks to funds from the Lisa Jane Scheller Technology Scholarship.
“The Scheller Early College Scholarships are a perfect example of combining funds from a private donor to leverage scholarships and move students into the pipeline of higher education early,” said LCCC president Dr. Ann D. Bieber.
Allyson Lehr has been appointed Director of Professional Development for the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).
Lehr is responsible for the educational training and professional development needs of GLVR membership, as well as the Professional Standards process.
She has extensive experience in grant writing and contract compliance, taught business classes at Northampton Community College and has more than 15 years in project management and compliance experience.
The Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation has received a $15,000 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation to support the Success, Engagement, Education and Determination (SEED) Program Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.
The SEED program was selected to receive the grant based on its impact on students and its mission to support students who need extra services transitioning from high school to college.
SEED offers intensive coaching, peer-support networks, and person-centered planning that increase capacity for success.
House sales in the Lehigh Valley again declined, down in August, which is toward the close of the peak sales season.
July also saw a decline in house sales. And, in June, sales were flat, with no increase at all. Sales were up slightly in May.
September can be considered part of the peak house sales season as closings sometimes extend into the month.
The comparison of house sales is year to year. The actual number of houses sold stayed about the same from month to month during the 2019 summer sales season.
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has announced a partnership with Rodale Institute’s “Mobile Market” to assist in their initiative to increase access to healthy food in the greater Lehigh Valley.
The “Mobile Market” kicks off its LVHN tour, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 5, Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest. While at LVH-Cedar Crest, people can view live cooking demonstrations from noon-1 p.m.
State and local officials joined executives from Allegiant Travel Company Aug. 20 when the company announced plans to establish a two-aircraft base at Lehigh Valley International Airport (LVIA), known in Federal Aviation Administration parlance as ABE (as in Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton).
Allegiant plans to create at least 66 new, high-wage jobs.
The Las Vegas-based company is investing $50 million to establish a new base of operations, which will house two Airbus aircraft.
Community Services for Children (CSC) has received a $50,000 grant over two years from the PNC Foundation in support of PNC Grow Up Great®, a bilingual $500-million, multi-year initiative to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) has announced a five-year strategic affiliation with CVS Health with the goal of increasing community-level health initiatives, co-branding preventive care programs and the secured sharing of clinical data via electronic health records (EHR) to benefit patients and customers.
House sales in the Lehigh Valley took a dive in the midst of the peak housing sales season.
Closed sales for houses in the Lehigh Valley dropped a significant 7.2 percent, with 814 houses sold, compared to 877 houses sold in July 2018, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released Aug. 13.
Closed sales for the first seven months of 2019 are up slightly, 0.2 percent, to 4,791 from 4,780 for the first seven months of 2018.