The 30th anniversary of Musikfest, the nation's largest, free music festival; the return of last year's SteelStacks High School Jazz Band Showcase; and the fifth anniversary of PeepsFest highlight this year's ArtsQuest festival and events lineup.
Nowadays, a new indie rock festival held last March, and SteelJam, a jam band festival held for two years, will not be presented.
The Blast Furnace Blues festival, also held the past two years, will move to spring 2014 and won't be presented this summer.
ArtsQuest is adding the Three Kings celebration, 3 - 7 p.m. Jan. 6.
KidsPeace has announced that John G. Lees, LSW, has joined the organization as Executive Director of KidsPeace Psychiatric Hospital on the Orchard Hills Campus, Orefield, North Whitehall Township.
Lees' duties will include overseeing all aspects of the hospital's operations including, staffing, program development and quality of patient care.
Prior to joining KidsPeace, Lees spent nine years with Magellan Health Services, first as a Child and Adolescent Care Manager and more recently as Child and Adolescent Care Management Supervisor.
J.G. Petrucci Co., Inc. (JGPCO) has announced that Martin K. Till has joined the firm as Regional President. His principal responsibility will be in the Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia region.
Till spent the past four years as President to PennJersey Advance, New Providence, N. J.He was Chief Executive for three regional media companies: the Lehigh Valley Media Group, South Jersey Media Group and NJN Publishing.
For 14 years he was the Publisher for The Express Times- Lehigh Valley Media Group, Easton.
Data released by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR) today, shows that the housing market remains favorable
Year-to-date sales are recorded at 5,312, up 15.1 percent over 2011 year-to-date sales of 4,614.
LVAR research shows there are 6,024 pending sales year-to-date, which indicates transactions in process that have not yet closed. This figure marks an increase of 31.2 percent over 2011 year-to-date pending sales of 4,589.
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania BFTP-NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $354,876 in support of regional economic development.
Ben Franklin announces the following early-stage company investments from its Pennsylvania Challenge Grant funding. Ben Franklin investments are provided to early-stage clients in the form of loans.
Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, the holiday festival celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, welcomed its one-millionth visitor, Autumn Gilbert, a resident of Weatherly, Carbon County, who was attending for the first time.
Ronald W. Swinfard, MD, Lehigh Valley Health Network's (LVHN) president and chief executive officer, reported to the Board of Trustees, colleagues and members of the community that the health network's investment in community benefit was the highest ever in fiscal year 2012, which ended June 30.
Swinfard spoke to about 400 in attendance at LVHN's community annual meeting Dec. 5 in the Kasych Family Pavilion at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township.
Sally Gammon, FACHE, Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network's President and CEO since 1997, has announced plans to retire in 2013.
The Good Shepherd Board of Trustees has begun a search for Good Shepherd's next president and CEO. Gammon intends to remain involved with Good Shepherd and the local community after her retirement.
The Media People of Alburtis announced that it has received four national awards for two of its productions from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.
"The Kalmbach Legacy" received the Videographer Award of Excellence and "Camelot, 25 Years Of Love" received the Videographer Award of Distinction. There were more than 1,600 entries this year and 12 per cent received awards.
Sheryl Hawk has been appointed Director of Development, America On Wheels Museum, 5 N. Front St., Allentown.
Previously, she was Director of Development, and Director of Special Events, Lehigh Valley Health Network. She served as liaison for Hospital Auxiliaries, Board of Associates, Development and the Department of Community Health & Health Studies, and managed LVHN network events and fundraisers.
Before that, Hawk was Assistant Vice President of Community Relations-Marketing.for the former Lehigh Valley Division of Meridian Bank.