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Regional Police Beat

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Bicycle found

in Washington Twp.

State Police Troop M Bethlehem say a men's mountain bike was found between Nov. 22-29 in the 5900 block of Glencrest Road, Washington Township.

The bicycle has been entered into the state police evidence room until the owner claims the bicycle.

Anyone with information about this bike is asked to call Trooper Traino at 610-861-2026.

Man charged

with simple assault

TRADITIONS

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Open house

Traditions of Hanover Independent Living is holding "Taste of the Holidays" Open House, 2 - 4 p.m. Dec. 30, 5300 Northgate Drive, Bethlehem, near Wegman's, off Route 512.

Feast on culinary treats created by Traditions chefs and listen to holiday classics performed by the Old Towne Carolers, classical pianist Evelyn Michaels, and harpist Rebecca Simpson. Prizes will be offered.

"After the busy holiday season, guests are invited to relax, enjoy memorable entertainment and take a tour," said Rosalind Haglund, Traditions executive director.

LVHM

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Trains exhibit

The Thomas Fun Room is open through Jan. 13, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

The 3,000-square-foot exhibit re-creates the era when railroads were king.

The display includes 50 enlarged images of Lehigh Valley Railroad steam locomotives.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org, 610-435-1074

KidsPeace names hospital director

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

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.

Petrucci appoints Till as regional president

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

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.

WHEELS MUSEUM

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Focus

New Year's Eve

The annual Holiday Train Exhibit continues through Dec. 30, America On Wheels (AOW) Museum, 5 N. Front St., Allentown.

AOW holds its New Year's Eve Day-Time Party noon - 3 p.m..Dec. 29.

The holiday exhibit of pedal cars continues through Dec. 31. Children may get behind the wheel at "Pedal Place."

Information: americaonwheels.org, 610-432-4200, x16

ARTSQUEST

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Focus

Winners listed for film fest

Six Lehigh Valley-based filmmakers were honored with awards for their work during the second-annual Greater Lehigh Valley Filmmaker Festival (GLVFF), which took place Nov. 2 - 4 at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at SteelStacks. The awards were presented Nov. 4 at the conclusion of the festival, which featured more than 25 different shorts and feature films produced by filmmakers from throughout the region.

The 2012 GLVFF award winners are:

Best Feature: "Wallowitch & Ross: This Moment," Richard Morris, Bethlehem

Peeps at the New Year

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Focus

SteelStacks' ArtsQuest Center has free activities for families

Gather your peeps, as in family and friends, for PeepsFest, returning for its fourth year Dec. 30 and 31, ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

The event, for which most activities are free, features two days of live music, arts and Peeps-related programming, culminating at 5:15 p.m. Dec. 31 with the dropping of a 4.5 - foot tall, 85 - pound, lit Peeps Chick and fireworks to welcome in the New Year.

How to prolong life of holiday plants

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Social News

If you received a flowering plant as a Christmas gift, proper care will determine the amount of time it remains attractive in your home. You don't need a lot of gardening experience to keep a quality holiday plant. If you follow a few simple suggestions, the plants and their flowers will last for weeks after the holiday season.

Here are some tips: Set the plants in bright light, but not direct sunlight; keep them as cool as possible; keep them out of drafts; make certain the soil is kept moist, but not soggy; and remove the flowers when they have faded.

LV housing market sales improve by 15 percent

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by The Press in Business Showcase

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.