LV median house prices reach near decade-high levels; closed sales up 2 percent near end of summer season
Sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley continue to increase as the peak summer sales season drew to a close.
And according to The Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR), median home prices are being reported that haven’t been seen in nearly a decade.
The median sales price in August was $205,000, a 2.8 percent increase from a year ago and $2,000 less than the $207,000 figure reached in July 2008. The decade high for median sales price is $215,000 in July 2007.
Sacred Heart HealthCare System, a health network that includes Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, primary care centers at 10 locations in the Lehigh Valley, and senior housing services, and St. Luke’s University Health Network, a regional health network with seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites serving 10 counties in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, have announced plans for Sacred Heart HealthCare System to join St. Luke’s University Health Network.
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering an assortment of noncredit classes. The following courses will be held at LCCC’s main campus in Schnecksville or the Donley Center in Allentown.
“Divorce: Healthy Healing,” 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Oct. 5 - 26, LCCC Schnecksville
“Getting Paid to Talk,” 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Oct. 9, LCCC Schnecksville
“Filing Your Own Taxes,” 10:30 a.m. - noon Dec. 2, LCCC Allentown
To register or for more information: 610-799-1197; email@example.com
With the opening of the Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center at the Children’s Specialty Center, 1210 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, on the campus of Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, the entire building is devoted to pediatric specialties, as part of Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital.
The Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center child-friendly amenities in an attempt to put children and their families at ease in often difficult circumstances.
Lehigh Valley LaunchBox (LVLB) is accepting applications for small business micro-grants through Oct. 18.
Interested entrepreneurs and startups are eligible for accelerator awards through a competitive selection process led by a committee of university and community stakeholders. Applications are available online.
The number of projects selected depends on the number of applicants and the amount of funds requested. More than 30 portfolio projects are already active as part of LVLB.
Phoebe Ministries has announced the following changes in staffing:
Michell Staska-Pier, RN, MBA, NHA, was appointed Executive Director, Regional Operations for Phoebe Ministries.
Prior to the appointment, Staska-Pier was Executive Director of the Allentown Campus. She was Director of Nursing Services for Allentown when she joined the organization in 2004.
A resident of Barto, Berks County, Staska-Pier received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Kutztown University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University.
Klunk & Millan has hired Nick Swartz as Director of Brand Strategy.
He will lead the agency’s brand strategy and planning for clients, working with the agency’s creative department on strategies geared toward helping brands define who they are, differentiate themselves, and focus their marketing plans and messaging strategies. He will also support new business development.
Before joining Klunk & Millan, he consulted for national companies, regional marketers, and emerging brands while working at Lehigh Mining & Navigation. Swartz previously worked at BBDO New York.
Approximately 250 students, professors, and industry professionals attended The Energypath 2017 conference in the Gerald White Conference Center, DeSales University, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township.
John Costlow, president and CEO of Sustainable Energy Fund, said he hopes that Energypath 2017 “inspired students, professors, industry professionals, policy makers and energy users alike to examine their impact on the environment and their contributions toward a sustainable future.”
Penn State Lehigh Valley (PSU-LV) and Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will host a fundraiser to benefit The Collective Impact Scholarship Fund at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Philadelphia Flyers exhibition hockey game at the PPL Center, Seventh and Hamilton streets, Allentown.
PSU-LV and LCCC are forging a new partnership for students who want to attend college, but have limited means to afford it. The Collective Impact Scholarship Fund will provide “last-dollar” support to students who graduate from a Lehigh Valley high school and attend LCCC or PSU-LV.
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will offer a cooperative work experience for students at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla., and Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif., during the spring 2018 semester. The program is available to students attending LCCC.
The co-op program allows students to receive six college credits as they spend one semester working, learning and living at Disney World or Disneyland. The program began in September 1989. More than 400 LCCC students have participated.