Denise Continenza, of Whitehall, was presented with the Director’s Award for Collaboration and Partnership during the recent extension annual conference in State College. This award recognizes an individual who has built strong partnerships or collaborations to advance the extension’s strategic goals during the past year.
Whitehall Bureau of Fire has received a $1,939 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.
FM Global representatives presented the award to Fire Chief David Nelson at the Whitehall Township Municipal Building, 3219 MacArthur Road. The award will be used to help investigators more efficiently investigate and determine the cause of a fire.
The 15th National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 28. During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at 14 sites in Lehigh County.
County residents can dispose of capsules, pills and liquids, including pet medications.
Syringes or sharps will not be accepted. Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions will be asked.
The League of Women Voters of Northampton and Lehigh counties are co-sponsoring a candidates forum for the new 7th Congressional District 7-8:30 p.m. May 2. It is being hosted by Northampton Community College and will take place in Alumnae Hall on the main campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. Doors open 6:30 p.m. to allow some time to meet and greet candidates. Parking is plentiful.
Nine-year-old McKen- sie Ashner, of Coplay, loves animals — especially cats. She set up a hot chocolate stand in December 2017 at her great-grandparents’ Christmas display on Schoenersville Road to raise money to help a cat.
She was able to raise $50.
For the ninth year in a row, teens and adults who have survived sexual abuse will be gathering together for Break the Silence, a sexual abuse poetry night April 27. They are joined there by this year’s speaker, local artist Amy Elise.
Elise is a survivor of child sexual abuse and lives with Dissociative Identity Disorder, a condition that used to be called Multiple Personality Disorder. She has several personalities who live inside of her, many of whom are artists. She will be telling her story and sharing all of their artwork.
The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) awarded Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement on behalf of higher education at its annual meeting in Hershey March 26.
The Benjamin Franklin Medal, named for one of the nation’s and Pennsylvania’s earliest and most recognized leaders, is reserved for individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the ongoing vitality and effectiveness of Pennsylvania’s colleges and universities.
Whitehall Township police officers responded to a call March 28 to assist officers from Allentown Police Department with apprehending a suspect believed to be in a residence in the 500 block of Catasauqua Avenue, Fullerton.
According to the news release, the Lehigh County Municipal Emergency Response Team (MERT) responded at approximately 5:30 p.m., assisted by a crisis negotiation team, in an attempt to have the suspect surrender himself.
The suspect, identified as Ayoub J. Tawil, was wanted on felony charges, police said.
Whitehall Township Police Department has announced that Chief Michael Marks recently returned from Quantico, Va., after graduating from the 271st FBI National Academy.
Marks graduated from the academy March 16 with 223 other law enforcement officers, including members of law enforcement agencies from 48 states, the District of Columbia, 18 international countries, five military organizations and five federal civilian organizations.
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students won 16 gold medals and nearly $82,000 in scholarships Jan. 31 at the SkillsUSA District 11 Championships.
LCTI’s students also earned 23 silver and 15 bronze medals for a grand total of 54 medals.