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Man and woman of the year honored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Thomas Williams Jr. of Cityline Construction of Allentown and Lisa Pektor of PennCap Properties of Bethlehem were the winners of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2016 Man and Woman of the Year competition in the Lehigh Valley. Williams Jr. and Pektor raised $115,804 and $73,515, respectively, to support LLS’s mission to find cures for blood cancers and ensure that patients have access to lifesaving treatments. During a 10-week campaign, candidates across the Valley competed to...

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Highmark Blue Shield gives $5K to Meals on Wheels

Highmark Blue Shield gave $5,000 to Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County to subsidize meal costs for low-income seniors and adults with disabilities. The grant will subsidize 1,182 meals. Pictured from left: Michele Grasso, development director, Meals on Wheels; Jane Stone, community affairs, Highmark; and Pam Bechtel, executive director, Meals on Wheels.

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Valley National Financial Advisors wins volunteer challenge

Valley National Financial Advisors, a financial advisory firm based in Hanover Township, Northampton County, won top medium-sized company project at the 2016 Volunteer Challenge for creating welcome baskets for new residents at Easton’s Third Street Alliance for Women & Children. Valley National’s team, which is pictured, organized donations of living essentials and food, put together into totes and gift bags. Each welcome basket is presented to new residents at the Simon Mansion in...

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Fleetwood Bank awards scholarship to Kutztown High student

Fleetwood Bank award an $8,000 scholarship to Kutztown Area High School student Abigaile R. Fenerty to continue her education in the nursing program at Cedar Crest College in Allentown. The scholarship opportunity is offered to students in the Brandywine, Fleetwood, Hamburg, Kutztown and Oley school districts. The bank has awarded more than $162,000 in scholarships the past 16 years. Pictured from left: Edward Myers, assistant principal, Kutztown Area High School; Timothy P. Snyder, president,...

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