RenewLV recently announced that board members Julie Thomases and Ron Beitler were appointed to two important planning boards.
Thomases, an Allentown native, was appointed to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, and Beitler, a Lower Macungie Township commissioner, was appointed to Lehigh County’s Sterling Raber Farmland Preservation Board.
Lehigh County commissioners recently voted unanimously to appoint both board members.
Thomases joins about 30 planners from Lehigh and Northampton counties on the LVPC, and Beitler is one of nine members of the preservation board.
Emily Emick has been named Girl of the Month for October by the Woman’s Club of Whitehall Township.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Emick of Whitehall.
Emick is involved in many activities at Whitehall High School. She is a member of concert choir, serving as president and a part of the chorale choir, gospel choir and the spring musical
Emick also enjoys her time with the Leo Club, organizing blood drives; Scholastic Scrimmage, serving as captain; Model UN; Student Forum; and the varsity swim team.
Fellowship Community, Whitehall, held an emergency preparedness drill Oct. 15 to test the effectiveness of its emergency policies and procedures.
Community supporter Jay Gilbert recently joined Cetronia Ambulance Corps CEO Larry Wiersch and members of the Cetronia Ambulance Corps Bike Team in dedicating five new Kona Safari Land Patrol bicycles to be used during special operations and to provide special event stand-by EMS services during large events.
The ambulance corps provides coverage for gatherings such as the VIA Half Marathon, Central Catholic’s cross country team and many of the walks and runs at the Ironton Rail Trail, Lehigh Parkway, Trexler Nature Preserve and Rodale Park.
Coplay Town Watch (CTW) Vice President Kevin Keppel gave a presentation about wireless, high-definition cameras at a recent CTW meeting. He had one on-hand to demonstrate.
“This is the future of home safety,” Keppel said. “I have one, and I urge everyone here to consider getting one. A camera like this will help the police find the criminal.”
Coplay Police Chief Vince Genovese attended the meeting and endorsed the camera concept for safety.
“High-def is the way to go,” Genovese said.
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute officials have named the school’s next executive director.
Thomas J. “Tim” Rushton IV has been tapped to replace Executive Director Sandra Himes, who plans to retire this fall. He currently serves as LCTI’s director of career and technical education and has held that position since 2013.
Rushton is slated to assume his new role Oct. 5.
Disasters can strike at any time, and the most common disaster threat people face across the country is a fire in their home. The American Red Cross, Eastern Pennsylvania Region, encourages everyone to be ready for emergencies like home fires by creating a disaster plan for their household during National Preparedness Month.
As part of its home fire campaign, which aims to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years, the Red Cross urges households to develop a fire escape plan and practice it with everyone in their home.
Carol Olsen and Dan Casey of Baseball Info Solutions, Inc. (BIS) presented how their organization benefits young people during the July Coplay Town Watch meeting.
BIS is a data collection company that collects Major League Baseball information from televised baseball games.
It then sells the data to Major League Baseball teams. It offers opportunities for young people, recent college graduates and college students as employees and paid interns to break into the baseball industry.
It has been housed in the old Ritz Theater on South Second Street since 2008.
The 10th National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12.
Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations at eight sites in Lehigh County. They can dispose of capsules, pills — including pet medications — and liquids. Syringes or sharps will not be accepted.
Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, as has been the case in the last nine collections, and no questions will be asked.
Ten properties have been selected in Coplay to participate in the 2015 Properties of Merit (POM) program. The program is sponsored by the Coplay Town Watch.
POM began in 2007 with the goal of recognizing properties that are well maintained. Last year the program expanded to include two Chair’s Awards.
This year, for the first time in the program’s history a business, was selected. That Chair’s Award was given to The Bacon Strip Restaurant, 18 N. Second St. The second Chair Award is a South Third Street property.