Dr. Julian Agyeman, chair of Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, will present a talk, "Understanding the Challenges of Environmental Justice in an Unequal World," 7 p.m. Jan. 29, Prosser Auditorium, Haupert Union Building, Moravian College.
The event is free and open to the public.
A quintet of Pete Smyser, seven-string guitarist; Larry McKenna, saxophone; Tom Lawton, piano; Madison Rast, bass; and Dan Monaghan, drums, present "Jeepers Creepers!," a music tribute to Harry Warren, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25, Foy Concert Hall. Hurd Campus, Moravian College.
The concert will be recorded for a future CD release. Smyser's previous concert at Moravian, "The Jerome Kern Concert," was released on CD last year and rose to the Top 50 in jazz radio play nationally for several weeks.
Here is the entry form for the Lehigh Valley Press Readers Pick the Oscar recipients contest for the 85th Academy Awards.
@$: 5 "Amour"
5 "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
5 "Django Unchained"
5 "Les Misérables"
5 "Life of Pi"
5 "Silver Linings Playbook"
5 "Zero Dark Thirty"
@$: 5 Michael Haneke, "Amour"
5 Benh Zeitlin, "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
5 Ang Lee, "Life of Pi"
5 Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"
5 David O. Russell, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Submissions are now being accepted for the eighth annual award-winning Student Poetry Project.
In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, three poems will be selected in each of the Elementary, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 24 and 25 Focus section in the Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.
The student whose poem is selected as the best poem in each category may have his or her photo published with the selected poem.
Data released by the Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR) Jan. 15 supports 2012 as a year of recovery for the local housing market.
As of December 2012, year-to-date sales were recorded at 5,701, up 13 percent over 2011 year-to-date sales of 5,046.
LVAR's research shows there were 6,374 pending sales year-to-date, which indicates transactions in process that have not yet closed. This figure marks an increase of 30 percent over 2011 year-to-date pending sales of 4,891.
Coordinated Health celebrates the opening of its Women's Health facility, 6 - 8 p.m. Jan. 24, Suite 201, 1405 Cedar Crest Boulevard, Allentown.
Gynecologists Bruce Viechnicki, MD; Gayllyn Faust Rakos, DO; and Deborah Villeneuve, MD provide a full-range of care throughout the spectrum of a woman's life, from adolescent gynecology through menopausal management and geriatric medicine.
Cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon Gregg Guilfoyle, DO, joins the women's health team in Allentown.
PPL Electric Utilities recently filed a request with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to implement a distribution system improvement charge to recover costs associated with new capital investments, under a state law signed in early 2012.
The request could take effect on May 1. The potential impact on a customer's bill is expected to be less than two-tenths of one percent, or seven cents on a typical monthly residential bill for 1,000 kilowatt-hours of usage. Such system improvement charges are designed to provide customers with improved reliability and rate stability.
Furnishing alcohol to minors
Alexzanrea Gerhart, 21, of Macungie, was charged with providing alcohol to minors during a traffic stop on West Main Street, Macungie, 1:30 a.m. Jan. 5. A 17-year-old female was stopped for nearly striking a Macungie Police car while allegedly driving without headlights and distracted. Logan Gerhart, 18, and Corynn Murphy, 20, were allegedly found to be under the influence as passengers in the vehicle. Alexzanrea Gerhart allegedly provided Murphy and Logan Gerhart with alcohol before the incident. The driver was issued multiple traffic violations.
The Allentown Branch of the American Association of University Women is accepting applications for their interrupted studies grants. Grants are given to women both residing in, and attending school in, the greater Lehigh Valley area, who have had their college studies interrupted for at least six months and who have returned/are returning to school during the academic year beginning Summer 2013 and ending Spring 2014. Complete information and application forms are available on the AAUW website at aauwallentownpa.org. Deadline for receipt of applications Feb. 16.