Thursday, April 25, 2013
Hibachi Grill supreme buffet is now open on Grape Street in Whitehall.
Thursday, April 25
Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet has opened at 1053 Grape Street near the Whitehall Mall. The restaurant features 11 buffets with more than 250 items including Japanese, Chinese and American food with hibachi-style grilling. Specialty items include hibachi chicken, beef tenderloin and Italian shrimp. Kid-friendly options include pizza. There's a dessert bar with fresh fruit, pastries and cookies, along with an ice cream bar. The restaurant includes a large private room for special occasions. Hours are: Cost for lunch (11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) is: Cost for dinner is: The restaurant offers a 10 percent discount for senior citizens, as well as military personnel and police with ID.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
A federal judge struck down 11 state regulations on funeral homes in Pennsylvania.
Tuesday, April 23
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent HARRISBURG—After a four-year court battle, wide swaths of state regulations for funeral homes were swept aside last year by a federal judge who ruled them anti-competitive and protectionist. In a May 2012 ruling, Judge John E. Jones struck down 11 provisions of Pennsylvania’s Funeral Director Law as unconstitutional, including a requirement that funeral homes build expensive and often unnecessary preparation rooms, a prohibition serving food inside a funeral home and several regulations concerning the ownership, operation and names of funeral homes. The ruling strikes a serious blow against the regulatory authority of the State Board of Funeral Directors, which some of the plaintiffs in the case likened to a …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Wine and Spirits shop at South Mall underwent a renovation and is now brighter and airier.
Monday, April 22
A brighter, airier Wine and Spirits store at South Mall has reopened after undergoing an extensive renovation. The store's update includes blue and orange walls, modern ceiling lights and wider aisles with new signs, said Annette Lopez, manager. "Oh, this looks great," exclaimed a customer from Emmaus as she stepped inside for the first time since the renovation began two months ago. A third cash register was added, the office was moved to the center of the floor and the refrigerators were moved to the back.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Looking for a job? These businesses are hiring.
Sunday, April 21
Are you or someone you know looking for work? Check out these local jobs posted recently around town and online at Careerbuilder.com and Craigslist.org. Click on the job title to view the posting. (Job listings were posted between April 16 and April 19, 2013; some positions may have been filled.) Becker Subaru: Automotive Service Attendant Culinary Services Group: Dietary Aide Shangy's: Beer Stockers Beer Delivery Driver Pandora Store: Sales Associate Sacred Heart Senior Living: Front Desk Receptionist KJ Designs: Stylists Bon-Ton Stores: Selling Supervisor Avantor Performance Materials: Director Talent Management Catholic Charities: Behavioral Technician Wegmans: Restaurant Manager Alfred Angelo Bridals: Store Manager
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Realtors are holding Nationwide Open House this weekend and hundreds of homes will be open for tours in the Lehigh Valley.
- REAL ESTATE
Saturday, April 20
The Lehigh Valley Association of Realtors (LVAR) will participte in Nationwide Open House on Saturday and Sunday with hundreds of real estate open houses scheduled across the Valley. Visit LVAR's website and click on "Find a Home" or "Open Houses." You can search by county, school district or local area. LVAR CEO Ryan Conrad says affordablity of homes in the Lehigh Valley is high with most of the homes sold in March going for less than $150,000.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Amy Burkett, a Lehigh Valley television fixture since 1999, is named new station manager at Charlotte, N.C., PBS station.
Friday, April 12
TV host Amy Burkett, well-known to those who are fans of Lehigh Valley PBS/WLVT, is leaving for Charlotte, N.C., the Bethlehem-based station has announced. Burkett has been named the general manager of WTVI, Charlotte’s PBS station. Burkett will also be the director of Digital Media Studies at Central Piedmont Community College, which holds the station's license. Burkett has been WLVT-TV, PBS39's station manager since 2011. She had just become the station's executive vice president this year. She joined in 1999 to create and host its weekly news magazine show Tempo. During her tenure, Burkett and her team received four national public television awards, eight Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards, 28 regional Emmy nominations, …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Looking for a job? These businesses in the East Penn area are hiring
Friday, April 5, 2013
Celebrate the Lehigh Valley Zoo's season opening Saturday with the new North American Trail exhibit and a day of fun activities.
The Lehigh Valley Zoo's season opening begins Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with a celebration of the new North American Trail Exhibit where visitors can meet the zoo's newest residents, followed by a day of activities. Free admission is offered for Lehigh County children ages 2 to 11 and Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in uniform with a printed ticket available at www.lvzoo.org. 11 a.m. Real Life Wolf Feed and Conservation Conversation (Mexican Gray Wolf Exhibit) 11 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Native American Dancing by Ontelaunee Powwow Group (Birds of Prey Exhibit) 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. Zookeeper Talk/African Penguin Feeding (Jaindl Penguin Pavilion) 11:30 a.m. Wolf Howling Contest (near Mexican Gray Wolf Exhibit) 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. Program Animal Presentations…
Dutch Springs in Lower Nazareth Township will open for the 2013 season on Saturday, but only to scuba divers.
Dutch Springs in Lower Nazareth Township will open for the 2013 season on Saturday, but only to scuba divers. Those looking forward to the AquaPark and Sky Challenge will have to wait for Memorial Day weekend. According to www.dutchsprings.com, the park will be open for scuba diving every Saturday and Sunday in April from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. Click here for the full 2013 schedule. Dutch Springs has been known for years to scuba enthusiasts as a prime diving spot. The 50-acre lake was once a limestone quarry for the former National Portland Cement plant. Scuba divers can explore a submerged Cessna plane, school bus, helicopter, firetruck, boats and other sunken treasures, all while watching perch, bass and koi swim by. Dutch Springs sells season…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
This home in Upper Milford Township is one of the most expensive homes currently for sale in the East Penn area.
- REAL ESTATE
Wednesday, April 3
This home, built in 1991, offers 4,500 square feet of space and a ton of amenities at 5186 South Mountain. Built on 1.2 acres, there are six bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths. On the first floor, the kitchen has maple cabiniets, a formal dining room, living room with stone fireplace and a princess suite—a smaller version of a master suite with its own bath. The master suite on the second floor comes with a luxury bath that features double sinks and a soaking tub. There's also a mini kitchen. Also on the second floor are two more bedrooms, according to a current AOL Real Estate listing, which also suggests that the second floor could be used as inlaw quarters. The lower level features a family room with stone fireplace, half …