Friday, May 17, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site, Small Business Patch, to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur, Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The new Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse in Allentown features a gourmet salad bar and slow-grilled meats carved table side by 'gauchos.'
The owners of The Melting Pot fondue restaurant in Bethlehem have added another unique dining experience to the Lehigh Valley restaurant scene with the opening of Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse at 2805 Lehigh Street in Allentown. Rodizio is located next to The Tilted Kilt at the site of what used to be a Bob Evans restaurant just off I-78. Rodizio features a gourmet salad bar and rotisserie grilled meats—including beef, pork, poultry and lamb—that are seasoned and slow roasted. After you visit the salad bar, return to your table where friendly "gauchos" bring steak and other roasted meat to you on a long skewer and carve it tableside. Each table setting includes metal tongs so patrons can grab the morsels as they are carved. Sausage, …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Several North Whitehall residents wanted to know why Walmart was 'pushing' to build a store nearby on Route 145 in Lehigh Township.
The North Whitehall Board of Supervisors granted Walmart a one-year extension on a highway occupancy permit Monday for the retailer's proposed site on Route 309 in Schnecksville. The permit is for the storm sewers that would occupy the right-of-way during construction of the proposed Walmart, south of Old Packhouse Road. Board Vice Chairman Steve Pany said Walmart had delayed building because of the economy. Several residents in the audience asked why Walmart was "pushing" to build a store nearby on Route 145 and Birch Dirve outside Walnutport in Lehigh Township "I haven’t heard that it's a push," Pany said. "They are always evaluating prospective alternate sites." Others in the audience said they heard Walmart delayed the North Whitehall …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Film crew, landscapers, maintenance manager and speech therapist are some of the jobs available in the South Whitehall, North Whitehall and Upper Macungie area.
Are you or someone you know looking for work? Check out these local jobs posted recently around town and online at Craigslist.com. and Indeed.com. Click on the job title to view the posting. Cashier/waitress, Di Fiore's Pizza Film Crew, AMC Theatres Front desk clerk, Rodeway Inn Housekeepers, The Homewood Suites Lawn/landscape foreman, Sunshine Landscape Inc. Maintenance Manager, Uline Shipping Supplies Outdoor maintenance and landscaping, The Glasbern Inn Special education supervisor, Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit (CLIU) Speech therapist, CLIU Sheet rock workers
Friday, May 3, 2013
Find the cheapest gas in North Whitehall Township.
With a steady decline in gas prices throughout April, the average price per gallon is nearly 45 cents lower than a year ago, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. The national average this week is $3.508 for a gallon, down .7 cents from last week. In Pennsylvania, today’s average price of self-serve gasoline is $3.463 per gallon down 2.7 cents from a week ago, down 19.2 cents from a month ago and 40 cents lower than a year ago. In the Lehigh Valley, the average price of self-serve gasoline is $3.425 per gallon, 3.4 cents lower than a week ago, 20 cents lower than a month ago and 44.8 cents lower than a year ago. Nearby, the cheapest price for regular is $3.39 at the Hess Gas Station, 3640 Route 309, Orefield. If you spotted a better price…
Dorney Park opened Friday. You'll have to wait another three weeks for Wildwater Kingdom, which opens May 25. Here's info on discounted tickets.
1. Dorney Park in South Whitehall will be open on weekends only until May 25, when Wildwater Kingdom also opens. This weekend's hours are as follows: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 2. Lehigh Valley residents get a discount on admission this weekend. According to Dorney Park's Facebook page, park patrons from Lehigh and Northampton counties, as well as Berks, Monroe and Carbon counties, can present their ID at the ticket booth this weekend (May 3-5) to buy up to four tickets at $25 per ticket. (Regular admission is $39.99 online to $49.99 at the gate, per ticket but there are junior/senior admissions and starlight tickets). Also, you can save money on Friday night admissions—and help raise money for …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Gates open at 10 a.m. Friday at Dorney Park in South Whitehall. You'll have to wait another three weeks for Wildwater Kingdom, which opens May 25. Here's info on discounted tickets.
Wednesday, May 1
1. Gates open Friday at 10 a.m. at Dorney Park in South Whitehall. The park will be open on weekends only until May 25, when Wildwater Kingdom also opens. This weekend's hours are as follows: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 2. Lehigh Valley residents get a discount on admission this weekend. According to Dorney Park's Facebook page, park patrons from Lehigh and Northampton counties, as well as Berks, Monroe and Carbon counties, can present their ID at the ticket booth this weekend (May 3-5) to buy up to four tickets at $25 per ticket. (Regular admission is $39.99 online to $49.99 at the gate, per ticket but there are junior/senior admissions and starlight tickets). Also, you can save money on Friday …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Assistant principal, public safety director and servers are some of the jobs available in the Upper Macungie, South Whitehall, North Whitehall areas.
Are you or someone you know looking for work? Check out these local jobs posted recently around town and online at Craigslist.com. and Indeed.com. Click on the job title to view the posting. Accounts payable clerk, The Hobbie Group Assistant Principal, Parkland High School Director of Public Safety and Security, Lehigh Carbon Community College Library assistant, LCCC Executive assistant to president/CEO Contract sewing job Fulfillment Associate, Amazon Machinery technician, Air Products Mental health technician, Kidspeace Servers/hosts, Hops Fogelsville Hotel Warehouse worker
Friday, April 26, 2013
Kacie Heilman of Valley Preferred has been appointed wellness coach for a corporate health education program.
Friday, April 26
Valley Preferred, a leading preferred provider organization aligned with Lehigh Valley Health Network, has appointed Kacie Heilman, ACE, GEI, as wellness coach of Valley Preferred’s BeneFIT corporate health education and wellness program. Heilman, of Quakertown, will be responsible for providing telephonic and on-site Wellness Coaching to employees of Valley Preferred–BeneFIT clients on topics of prevention, healthy eating, managing stress, readiness to quit smoking, physical activity, and healthy weight maintenance. Her coaching services will target healthy and low-risk employees to help empower them to maintain or improve their health and prevent further health risks and disease. Heilman has a bachelor of science degree in …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Dozens of properties to be sold at monthly Lehigh County sheriff's sale on Friday
Dozens of properties are on the list for Friday's monthly Lehigh County Sheriff's sale. The list includes an opening bid and a total of back taxes owed on each property. Sales are held starting at 10 a.m. in Room 131 on the first floor of the Lehigh County Courthouse, Fifth and Hamilton Streets, Allentown. The sale is a public auction and buyers must bid for properties, which are not available for inspection prior to the sale. More information is available on Lehigh County's website.