March of Dimes fundraiser Oct. 30 being held virtually, thanks to Lehigh Valley real estate community

For 26 years, a group of volunteers has organized a fundraiser to benefit the March of Dimes and bring together the Lehigh Valley real estate community.



a sign on the side of a road: The Walmart e-commerce fulfillment facility in south Bethlehem is part of the Majestic Bethlehem Center. Majestic will be recognized Oct. 30 during the annual March of Dimes Commercial & Industrial Real Estate Award Event.


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The Walmart e-commerce fulfillment facility in south Bethlehem is part of the Majestic Bethlehem Center. Majestic will be recognized Oct. 30 during the annual March of Dimes Commercial & Industrial Real Estate Award Event.

But as with many nonprofit organizations trying to function and fundraise amid the coronavirus pandemic, event planners will be holding this year’s event virtually.

The 27th annual March of Dimes Lehigh Valley Commercial & Industrial Real Estate Event will be held at noon Oct. 30. It will feature an update on the industrial real estate market, a 30-minute virtual-networking session with a number of videoconferencing breakout rooms, and a video tour of St. Luke’s University Health Network Baby & Me Support

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Buyers dreaming of going off the grid can virtually tour 16 solar homes

Just as CV-19 has thousands of Coloradans reimagining where they want to be living, the crisis has some of those people thinking seriously about solar and renewable energy — building or remodeling to generate more of your own energy, at a moment when people are officing from home much more than in the past. Solar pioneer John Avenson has been watching the interest in solar skyrocket the past few months; and today he and other members of non-profit New Energy Colorado have a way for you to get serious about those ideas.

This weekend is the 26th Annual Metro Denver Green Homes Tour — this year a virtual event featuring 16 homes around the area, including one Avenson

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Sullivan County to hold its 2020 tax foreclosure auction virtually

Mike Randall
 
| Times Herald-Record

MONTICELLO – After being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sullivan County’s annual tax foreclosure property auction will take place Oct. 20 and 21.

This year’s auction will be conducted entirely online.

County Treasurer Nancy Buck does not know how much the proceeds might offset the county deficits created by the pandemic, but she said, “just getting some cash flow in will be great.”

Unlike some government auctions, the county’s does not include a requirement that the minimum price paid be at least the amount of the outstanding taxes.

Also, Buck said there is always the possibility that a lot of the smaller parcels will not sell.

The auction catalog includes 276 properties, with a large majority of those — 194 — being vacant residential properties.

There are 31 single-family homes, seven manufactured home parcels and four vacant commercial lots.

The latter properties, three of them

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Blue Star Contemporary’s Red Dot art sale app lets you see, buy art virtually

Blue Star Red Dot, the biggest art sale and fundraiser each year for Blue Star Contemporary, is going high-tech with an augmented reality app being built specifically for the event. It’s just one of the ways that art lovers can see the work and support the exhibition space.

Stoke, a San Antonio-based augmented reality development studio, is creating the free app, which will go live on Wednesday and can be used through Oct. 4. It’s called Blue Star Red Dot and is available for iOS and Android.

“We think it is going to revolutionize the way that people share and display art and how we support art, especially in a changing world like we’re experiencing today,” said Patrick Atwater, founder and CEO of Stoke, during a media preview of the app.

On ExpressNews.com: McNay receives $1.5 million for COVID-19 relief

Red Dot, which raises roughly one-third of Blue Star’s budget

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