Sales of houses in the greater Lehigh Valley kicked off 2017 with a double-digit decline.
The year 2016 had also ended with a decline in closed sales in December.
The year started off on a down note, as closed sales dropped by 10.8 percent in January to 412 houses sold, compared to 462 in January 2016, according to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).
A bright note is that pending of houses sales in the Lehigh Valley were up by double digits in January.
KidsPeace has named Thespina Godshalk, M.S., LPC, as Director of TeenCentral.
Godshalk will manage the organization’s web-based counseling resource for teens, TeenCentral.Net.
She will manage KidsPeace’s activities to redesign and relaunch the two sites in Spring 2017, and to promote their benefits.
She will be based at the organization’s administrative headquarters in Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.
Godshalk of Hanover Township received a bachelor’s...
Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) has again been named a “Military-Friendly School” by Victory Media, publisher of GI Jobs Magazine.
LCCC provides resources and support services to more than 300 active military and veteran students attending college, including a veterans’ lounges at the Schnecksville and Tamaqua campuses.
The Cougar Warriors veterans club offers philanthropic opportunities for organizations that support homeless veterans.
The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTPNEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $180,000 in support of regional economic development.
BFTP-NEP owns and manages Ben Franklin TechVentures, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, and the Bloomsburg Regional Technology Center, Bloomsburg. BFTP-NEP leads a 14-member northeastern Pennsylvania business incubator network.
Ben Franklin has announced the following early-stage company investment...
David R. Hunsicker, Chairman, President and CEO of New Tripoli Bank, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Bankers Association’s (PA Bankers) Government Relations Policy committee. The Committee is responsible for the state legislative program of the association and determines policy positions and priorities on pending or proposed state legislation.
Hunsicker will serve a two-year term starting Dec. 1, 2016, coinciding with the legislative session.
Hunsicker has 43 years of...
U.S. News & World Report, a leading expert in the evaluation and rating of health care providers across the country, has named Fellowship Manor, Whitehall, as one of the Best Nursing Homes for 2016-17. Fellowship Manor received a 5 out of 5-star rating.
Fellowship Manor is one of the few nursing homes to be named a Best Nursing Homes 2016-17. Only 9 percent of nursing homes in Pennsylvania and 13 percent in the nation were awarded the designation.
“The dedication of our...
An expanded Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, highlighted by a record number of artisans, drew 69,439 people, an all-time high, to the Christmas City this Christmas season.
The 2016 Christkindlmarkt attendance topped the previous record of 64,612, set in 2015, by 7.5 percent.
The 2016 version of Christkindlmarkt featured the first major changes at the holiday marketplace since it moved to SteelStacks in 2011. Among the enhancements this year were the addition of two new shopping...
Sacred Heart Hospital has named Michele Brinker, RN, BSN, as the new Diabetes Program Coordinator for the Hospital and HealthCare System.
Adding a Diabetes Program Coordinator allows persons with diabetes increased access to diabetes education services.
Brinker received a BSN from Cedar Crest College and is pursuing an MSN and diabetes educator certification.
For the past nine years she has been a diabetes educator, designing and implementing a diabetes program for the...
Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Alumni Association has appointed the following new officers: Linda Krisko. Nationwide Insurance. Allentown; president; Michael Mauro, Allentown Rescue Mission, vice president, and Michele Mullikin, Diocese of Allentown, secretary-treasurer. Their terms, effective Dec. 21, run through June 30, 2019.
The LCCC Alumni Association mission is to promote the general welfare and success of LCCC and its alumni. It is committed to furthering...
Closed sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley bounced back to a double-digit increase in November, up 12.4 percent to 591 in November, compared to 526 in November 2015.
The November statistics were released Dec. 13 by the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).
For the year-to-date, closed sales have increased 7.9 percent to 7,260 from 6,726 in 2015.
Pending sales again increased, also by double digits in November, by 12.3 percent to 594 from 529 in November 2015.