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
Our weekly look of companies looking for workers.
Looking for a job? Each week, we look at places like Craigslist and Indeed to see who's hiring around Palmer and Forks Townships. This week's companies include Wells Fargo, Giant and Crayola. Aftercare Counselor Dock Worker Product Designer Lead Floral Associate Customer Sales/Service Rep Sales Associate (Part Time) Insurance Verifier Administrative Assistant Lead Teacher, Childcare Center School Age Teacher Dishwasher Prep Cook Bartender (Part Time) HVAC Repair/Maintenance Concrete Finisher Caregivers
Friday, May 3, 2013
Find the cheapest gas in Nazareth area.
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 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. The Pennsylvania average retail price for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline is also $3.463, down 2.7 cents from a week ago. Nearby, the cheapest price for regular is $3.37 per gallon at the 7-Eleven on East Lawn Street and $3.40 at Top Star on East Lawn Street and at Fuel Cell on Sullivan Trail. If you…
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 …
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
Find the cheapest gas in Nazareth.
Low demand and lower prices for crude oil continue to drive gas prices downward, according to AAA’s fuel report. In Pennsylvania, the average for a gallon of self-serve regular is $3.490 per gallon, down 6.2 cents from a week ago. In the Lehigh Valley, the average price of self-serve gasoline is $3.459 per gallon, 6.3 cents lower than a week ago, 19.2 cents lower than a month ago and 46.6 cents lower than a year ago. Locally, the cheapest price is $3.42 per gallon at 7-Eleven on East Lawn Road, $3.44 at the Giant on Nazareth Pike, and $3.44 at Top Star on East Lawn Road. If you know of a better price, leave a comment. 4/23/2013 WEEK AGO YEAR AGO National 3.515 3.522 3.858 Pennsylvania 3.490 3.552 3.924 Bucks and Montgomery 3.480 3.525 …
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.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Bath Borough is incorporated into Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce name.
The Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce's newest member is a whole community. The chamber announced Tuesday that it's adding Bath Borough into its name. Effective immediately, the merger will now be known as The Nazareth-Bath Area Chamber of Commerce. "Bath Borough has been involved with the Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce for many years, so the formal inclusion was an easy decision that we are very happy about," Chamber President Tina Smith said. "We look forward to working with the borough government and business community." Chamber officials said the move made sense since Nazareth and Bath are just four miles apart and share a lot of history and similarities. The Nazareth chamber has been active in Bath for many years and some chamber …
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 …
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.