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Lehigh Valley house sales plummet 11.4 percent in July

Friday, September 2, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Closed sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley took a dramatic drop of 11.4 percent in July to 714, compared to 806 in July 2015, according to figures released by the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR).

The July downturn reverses a three-month increase in closed sales and an increase each month this year, with only March posting a decrease.

For the year-to-date, closed sales are up 8.6 percent to 4,432 from 4,080 in 2015.

Pending sales of houses increased 13.4 percent in...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, September 2, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, August 31: Chicken paprikash, wide noodles, green beans with mushrooms, wheat bread with margarine, tropical fruit.

Thursday, Sept. 1: Roast pork with gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, mixed vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, chilled applesauce.

Friday, Sept. 2: Labor Day meal-Orange juice, Circle “R” burger, pasta salad, fresh watermelon, holiday cookie.

Monday, September 5: Centers closed. Labor Day.

Tuesday,...

Healthy Geezer: fire safety

Friday, September 2, 2016 by FRED CICETTI in Business Showcase

Q. We had a fire in our retirement community recently and an older woman died. Now I’m worried about fires. What can I do to protect myself?

Seniors face the highest risk of perishing in a fire because their senses don’t detect danger as easily as they used to, and they don’t move quickly to escape during an emergency. Fire safety is especially important for older people. The following is a list of 20 tips distilled from the best material to protect seniors from fire. First, here are...

‘Volunteer Fair’

Friday, September 2, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) Career Development Center hosts a “Volunteer Fair,” 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sept. 13, Scheller-Woodman Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township.

LCCC students will have an opportunity to discuss volunteer opportunities with representatives of organizations from the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas.

The event is free and open to the public.

Space is available for agencies and...

Boretzky-Zoghby

Friday, September 2, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Marty and Barb Boretzky of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, announce the engagement of their daughter, Candace, to Jeffrey Zoghby, son of Dave and Pam Zoghby of New Tripoli, Lynn Township.

Candace is a graduate of North Hills High School, Pittsburgh, and The Pennsylvania State University, where she received a degree in biological engineering. She works for Nestle Purina, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County.

Jeffrey is a graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School and The Pennsylvania...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, September 2, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 31: Honey mustard chicken, roasted redskin wedges, broccoli, muffin.

Thursday, September 1: Meatloaf, mashed potato, zucchini, banana.

Friday, September 2: Stuffed tortellini and meatballs, roasted asparagus, warm peach crisp.

Monday, September 5: Centers closed. Labor Day.

Tuesday, September 6: Turkey sausage, green beans, German potato salad, Jello.

Wednesday, September 7: Salisbury steak, whipped...

Speakers

Friday, August 26, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

LCCC

Lehigh Carbon Community College and Eight Oaks Craft Distillers, New Tripoli, are presenting “How Green is My Valley,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29, at the distillery, 7189 PA Route 309.

Speakers include Teena Bailey, owner, Red Cat Farm; Chad Butters, owner, Eight Oaks Craft Distillery; Liz Wagner, owner, Crooked Row Farm, and Allison Czapp of Buy Fresh, Buy Local PA.

Attendees receive an artisanal cocktail and desserts by Curious Goods of the Bake Oven Inn, Germansville....

Healthy Geezer: Nocturia

Friday, August 26, 2016 by FRED CICETTI in Business Showcase

Q. I’m a 76-year-old woman and I have to take a long nap every day because I’m up nights urinating. I know a lot of my contemporaries have the same problem. I’m curious to know how widespread this is.

First, don’t presume that the nightly bathroom trips are insignificant. See a doctor to determine the cause. There are solutions to your problem but they depend upon a diagnosis.

You’re suffering from a very common problem called “nocturia,” the need to urinate at night. Some...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, August 26, 2016 by The Press in Business Showcase

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, August 24: Breaded pork chop, cabbage and noodles, pickled beets, wheat bread with margarine, chilled apricots.

Thursday, August 25 : Apple juice, stuffed shells, Caesar salad, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.

Friday, August 26: Tater tot casserole, creamed corn, Greek tomato salad, wheat bread with margarine, fresh honeydew melon.

Monday, August 29: Calves’ liver / onion gravy, mashed red potatoes, Brussel...