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
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 …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Our weekly look at companies seeking workers in and around Easton.
Sunday, April 21
Looking for a job? Each week, we search through help wanted ads to find jobs at companies based in/around Easton. Here's what we dug up this week: Office Coordinator Summer Office Worker Medical Secretary Bakery Helper Bank Teller Medical Assistant Business Office Manager Maintainence Technician Store Bookkeeper Customer Service Rep (Bilingual) Service Writer (Car Dealership) Greeter/Porter Teacher/Assistant Preschool Teacher Short Order/Prep Cook Cooks/Counter workers/Delivery Commercial Cleaning (Part Time) Errand Runner Chiropratice Receptionist Sales Representative Make-Up Artist
Saturday, April 20, 2013
'Memory Lane' program helps Easton Home residents recall pleasant memories, engage with their families.
Inside the Easton Home, there's a kitchen unlike anywhere in Easton, filled with a monitor top refrigerator, Ovaltine cans, and tins of spices you won't find at Giant. In fact, you probably wouldn't find a kitchen like this anywhere, at least not without a time machine. But that's exactly what the staff at the Easton Home want it to be: a window into the past for residents suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia. Of the home's 53 residents, 20 live in its memory support unit for residents with Alzheimers' and other forms of dementia, said Paul Cercone, the home's administrator. Another third of The Easton Home's population have been diagnosed with some type of dementia. With that in mind, the Easton Home has established its Memory Lane …
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 19, 2013
A new, bigger Taco Bell is replacing the one torn down on Northampton Street in Wilson.
A new, and bigger, Taco Bell is coming to Wilson. Work on the new eatery is continuing on Northampton Street next door to the Wendy's restaurant. Taco Bell announced at the end of January that it was closing the locations of the popular Mexican-style fast food chain in Wilson and Allentown. The company stated that while the Allentown eatery was relocating, the Wilson site was getting demolished for a bigger building. The new eatery should be ready in the next month or so. Taco Bell has another location on Route 22 in Phillipsburg.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Find the cheapest gas in Easton.
Thursday, April 18
Gas prices in every state—except Idaho—have seen another decrease since last week, according to AAA’s fuel report. In Pennsylvania, the average for a gallon of self-serve regular is $3.552 per gallon down 5.4 cents from a week ago. U.S. gasoline prices in April have continued to fall, the reports states, not just because of weak demand, but oil prices have also moved sharply lower. In the Lehigh Valley, the average price for a gallon is $3.52 per gallon, which is down five cents from a week ago, and 45 cents lower than a year ago. Locally, the cheapest prices are at the Wawa, Giant and Rudy and Sons along 25th Street, all selling regular Thursday morning for $3.40 a gallon. If you know of a better price, leave a comment.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Hamburger chain Cheeburger Cheeburger will run 24 hours in downtown Easton on weekends.
Cheeburger Cheeburger will open in downtown Easton at the end of the spring, the hamburger chain said this week. The 1950s-themed burger joint's newest location, at 336 Northampton St., is the latest step in the redevelopment of the Pomeroy building. According to a news release, it will be open seven days a week and will operate around the clock, 24 hours a day, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This makes Cheeburger the second downtown fast-food joint this year to cater to the late-night crowd, following N. Fourth Street's Downtown Dawg. Cheeburger Cheeburger has more than 60 restaurants in 18 states, with the Easton site being its sixth in Pennsylvania. Although it seems to take its name from the John Belushi SNL skit about a diner with …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Looking for a job? Here are some local places that are hiring.
Are you looking for work? Each week, we scour the help wanted ads to find companies in/near Easton that are seeking workers. This week's employers include Lafayette College, the YMCA, Porter's Pub ProJeCt of Easton and Wells Fargo. Casting Call, Lou Reda Productions Warehouse Worker Medical Assistant Bank Teller Bank Teller (Part Time) (Wells Fargo) Secretary (Lafayette College) Sales Associate Security Guard Operations Administrative Support Secretary For Attorney (Part Time) Student Success Specialist (ProJeCt of Easton) Preschool Teacher Pre-School/Infant-Toddler Teachers Grille/Saute/Prep Cook (Porter's) Sous Chef/Chef General Maintenance Seasonal Nursery Help Warehouse Associate Housekeepers (YMCA) Sales and Account Manager