Friday, March 29, 2013
Find the cheapest gas in Palmer and Forks townships.
March has seen a steady decline in gas prices to the point that gas is cheaper now than last year. AAA continues to predict that the national average will crest lower than in recent years and as we head deeper into spring, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. In 2011, the national average for regular unleaded peaked at $3.98 on May 5. In 2012 the price peaked at $3.94 on April 5. The national average this week is $3.658 for a gallon, down 3.4 cents from last week. In the Lehigh Valley, the average price of self-serve gasoline is $3.638 per gallon, 2.3 cents lower than a week ago, 12.1 cents lower than a month ago and 19.4 cents lower than a year ago. The Pennsylvania average retail price for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline is $3.…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Find the cheapest gas in Palmer and Forks Townships.
You probably haven't noticed and don't even agree. But it's the truth. Pennsylvanians are paying an average of 11.5 cents less today for a gallon of gas than we paid at this time last year, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. The national average for a gallon in the state is now $3.698, down 2.5 cents from a week ago. In the Lehigh Valley, the average price of self-serve gasoline is $3.661 per gallon, 2.4 cents lower than a week ago, 8.3 cents lower than a month ago and 10.1 cents lower than a year ago. The national average retail price for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline is $3.692, down 1.1 cents from a week ago. Nearby, the cheapest price for regular is $3.62 a gallon at Wawa in the 25th Street Shopping Center in Palmer …
Also, man shoots himself inside a sporting goods store, residents held at gunpoint in their home, and how we're all breaking the law.
Check out some of Patch's biggest stories from the past week in eastern Pennsylvania: A man who barricaded himself inside a Dicks Sporting Goods store shot himself after a more than three-hour standoff with police. Read the story here. An elderly man shot and killed his wife, then himself, in a hospice room at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Allentown around 1 p.m. Tuesday, Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin and a hospital official said. Full details here. A 16-year-old girl is missing and there is concern that she might be in danger, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Chester County sent out alerts about the disappearance Angela Marie Vega-Yohn, of Philadelphia. Her case is being categorized as an …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
A sampling of job openings in the Nazareth area.
Environmental Health & Safety Specialist Click here for more information and/or to apply Working within appropriate company policy and legal guidelines, the Environmental Health & Safety Specialist is responsible for maintaining and implementing safety processes and procedures for the corporate warehouse as well as remote distribution centers according to OSHA regulation and Phillips policy. This is a light industrial environment. Candidate must represent the company in a professional and courteous manner at all times while communicating with internal and external customers. Required Qualifications: Part-time, Computer Communication/Multimedia Specialist Moravian Hall Square is seeking an experienced IT professional to manage the …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Find the cheapest gas in Palmer and Forks Townships.
The national average for a gallon of gas has dropped 9 cents to begin March, which is opposite of what motorists are used to, according to AAA’s Fuel Gauge Report. The price increased by 6 cents last year at this time and by 17 cents in 2011. In the Lehigh Valley, the average price of self-serve gasoline is $3.685 per gallon, 4.2 cents lower than a week ago, 2.5 cents lower than a month ago and 5.9 cents lower than a year ago. This was the second week in a row to see a decline. It is too soon to say whether retail prices have peaked for the spring, because there is still refinery maintenance to be completed, and much of the country must still transition to summer-blend gasoline, the report states. Yet even if prices do increase, AAA …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Our weekly look at companies seeking workers in and around Palmer and Forks townships.
Hey Palmer and Forks Township residents, need a job? Here are some employers who need workers, chosen from job ads featured on Craigslist and Indeed. And if you're a local company who we missed, feel free to add your info in the comments section. Administrative Assistant Receptionist (Bilingual) Office Helper Assistant Collections Manager Mechanical Project Engineer Receptionist/Chiropratic Assistant Full-Time Assistant Teacher Pre-K Teacher Babysitter Line Cook Servers Machine Operator Lawn Maintenance Environmental Health and Safety Specialist Extrusion Line Operator Nurse Practioner Retail Sales Associate Insurance Verifer Office Assistant
Friday, February 8, 2013
Palmer and Forks townships were prepared for a major winter storm, but the National Weather Service downgraded accumulations late Friday afternoon.
A major winter storm that was expected to rip the Northeast and New England Friday night into Saturday may not pack such a wallop in Palmer and Forks townships. The National Weather Service scaled down snow accumulations to 3-5 inches after initial reports suggested 6-10 inches of snow. The worst of the storm was expected to hit Friday night with heavy blowing snow expected. How much snow did you get? Tell us in the comments section below and post your snow photos to this article. Still, both townships issued snow emergencies with Palmer's effective until 6 p.m. Saturday. Forks Township Police Chief Greg Dorney issued a storm emergency until noon Saturday. Snow emergencies, which are usually declared by a town's high-ranking official such …
Monday, February 4, 2013
It's the last month of winter, could it be your first month at a new job?
Are you or someone you know in the Lehigh Valley looking for work? Check out these local jobs posted recently around town and online at Craigslist.com and Indeed.com. Click on the job title to view the posting.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Camp instructor, transcriptionist and personal care associate are some of the jobs available in South Whitehall, Upper Macungie and North Whitehall.
Are you or someone you know looking for work? Science Camps and Kidspeace need help, among others. Check out these local jobs posted recently around town and online at Craigslist.com. and Indeed.com, and on company websites. Click on the job title to view the posting. Instructor, part-time, Science Camps for Children, Lehigh Carbon Community College Summer Camp Instructor, part-time, LCCC Office Assistant, part-time, eBay mail-order company Bartender, Rodeway Inn Overnight House Person, Holiday Inn Conference Center Warehouse Worker Personal Care Associate, Country Meadows Quality Assurance Associate, Niagra Bottling Transcriptionist, Kidspeace
We can expect an unusually warm day for January with a high near 60 and heavy rain on Wednesday.
Warm...Then Storm. That's what Action News in Philadelphia started its 11 p.m. newscast with and that's what we're supposed to be getting Wednesday. Mother Nature is full of surprises and one of them will be a winter high temperature near 60 for Jan. 30. Afternoon and evening rain Wednesday could be heavy, producing 1 to 2 inches and possible thunderstorms in a six-hour period, according to a hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service. The WFMZ forecast also calls for a warm day and some heavy rain. Flash flooding is also possible.