Vote on Facebook for Your Favorite Artwork from Our Fourth Community Canvas 2015 Event

Luisa Sinisterra

Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School third-grader Luisa Sinisterra won the audience vote at Tuesday’s Community Canvas event.

It’s time for you to visit our Facebook page and choose your favorite artwork from our fourth Community Canvas 2015 event.

On Tuesday night, students from Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School in Bethlehem brought their artistic talents to the Bethlehem Area Public Library. The artists were given a lunchbox full of supplies and 45 minutes to create a piece of artwork based on a particular healthy theme. During the contest, attendees enjoyed free healthy meal samples such as a breakfast burrito and mini quiche bites from Randy Zerfass, chef at Lehigh Country Club in Allentown.

Attendees also voted for their favorite artwork. Third-grader Luisa Sinisterra won top honors. But there’s still some voting to do.

Now you can visit Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Facebook page to view the artwork and vote to determine which other artist will move on to the Grand Finale on May 17, featuring Disney television star Sabrina Carpenter. Voting will be open for one week. If you’re using a mobile device to vote, search for “Lehigh Valley Health Network” in your Facebook app. Read More »

This Bud’s For Everyone: Enjoy a Spring Walk Through South Mountain Preserve This Saturday

South Mountain Preserve walkWarmer weather has arrived and spring buds are blooming. Get outside and enjoy the season with a 2.3-mile walk through the South Mountain Preserve in Emmaus at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25.

The walk is the latest event offered through Get Out! Lehigh Valley, a healthy outdoor activity program developed by Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Wildlands Conservancy. Offered throughout the year, the program’s events – led by a naturalist – allow you to explore a variety of area parks, trails, gardens and rivers. At the same time, you’ll reap a number of physical and mental health benefits, including:

  • Weight control
  • Stress reduction
  • Reduced risk for a variety of diseases
  • Increased self-esteem

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Shoulder Pain Shouldn’t Stop You

Gregor Hawk, MD

Gregor Hawk, MD
Orthopedic surgery

If shoulder pain is slowing you down, it’s time to get help so you can return to your everyday activities.

A free information session Wednesday evening will teach about the underlying causes of shoulder pain and treatment options that can eliminate pain and get you back to living your life to the fullest.

Gregor Hawk, MD, with OAA Orthopaedic Specialists, will speak and answer your questions. Also during the session, you can tour the Center for Orthopedic Medicine–Tilghman, the region’s only dedicated orthopedic facility (a service of Lehigh Valley Hospital).

The session is 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday in the facility at 4815 Tilghman St., Allentown.

Call 610-402-CARE to RSVP.

Join Us April 21 at Bethlehem Area Public Library for Fourth Community Canvas 2015 Event

Audrey Gill at Community Canvas

Cheston Elementary School third-grader Audrey Gill won the Facebook vote after the third 2015 Community Canvas event.

Student artists from Lehigh Valley Academy Regional Charter School will be showing off their skills in the fourth Community Canvas 2015 preliminary round 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Bethlehem Area Public Library, 11 W. Church St., Bethlehem.

Sponsored by Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital in collaboration with Lehigh Valley Art Spark and Communities in Schools, Community Canvas encourages area children to eat healthy and live well.

At the April 21 event, each student artist will receive a lunchbox full of supplies and will have 45 minutes to create a piece of artwork based on a healthy theme. The audience in attendance will vote for their favorites, and the artwork also will be posted to Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Facebook page for voting. The artists with the most votes will advance to the grand finale this spring. All children who participate will receive a prize.

In addition, chef Randy Zerfass of Lehigh County Country Club will prepare free healthy meal samples for those in attendance. Read More »

Register Now for Hazleton 5K Run/Walk Before Fee Increases

Women runners huggingIf you haven’t registered yet for the Lehigh Valley Health Network 2015 5K Run/Walk on April 25 in Hazle Township, sign up now before the registration fee goes up.

The early registration fee of $20 is good through Saturday, and a T-shirt is guaranteed. After that, it costs $25 to participate in the event that benefits the Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton’s fitness trail.

The race is 10 a.m. at Hazle Township Community Park, beginning at the soccer field parking lot. The event opens at 9:30 a.m. with a free fun run for kids 11 years and younger.

Cash prizes are awarded to the first place male and female runners.

Get more details and the registration form on the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Hazleton website.