In a room full of supporters at Randall’s on the Orchard Restaurant & Bar, Bob Elbich kicked off his campaign for a seat on Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, District 1.
Elbich spent his entire work life in the private sector. He founded two Lehigh County companies, Pure Fit Inc. and Exigo Manufacturing Inc., that remain in existence today.
A former manager of manufacturing methods at Air Products and operations manager of Acme Cryogenics, Elbich said he sees himself as “a problem solver.”
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced the Lehigh County Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Task Force has scheduled a free Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)-etching event May 13 in Whitehall Township.
The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Whitehall Township Public Works building, 3219 MacArthur Road. The event is open to all vehicle owners in Lehigh County, and there is no limit to the number of vehicles that motorists can bring to the event.
Edward Koren has announced his candidacy for Whitehall Township tax collector.
Born and raised in Coplay Borough and a graduate of Whitehall-Coplay School District, Koren said he is looking forward to serving the community as the next Whitehall Township tax collector.
Matthew Guindine, of Troop 93, Northampton, received the rank of Eagle Scout at a court of honor April 8 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Northampton.
Guindine’s Eagle Scout project was completed at the former Mulligans Golf Course and Driving Range in Whitehall. The area is now called Whitehall Recreation Fields and is operated by the Whitehall-based Tri-Boro Soccer Club.
The Scout created artwork for signs located on Range Road. Reliable Signs Inc., of Nazareth, created the signs. They were installed on the property.
Shawn Clary has announced his candidacy for a Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners seat.
Born and raised in Whitehall, Clary said he is looking forward to serving the community as a member of the board of commissioners.
He and his wife, Brooke, have lived in the Whitehall-Coplay community for more than 15 years. They have two children — Grace, a freshman at Whitehall High School, and Finn, a sixth-grader at Whitehall-Coplay Middle School.
A Whitehall Township candidates forum will be held April 26 in Zentz Community Center at Fellowship Community, 3020 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall.
The event has been organized by Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce.
Doors open 6 p.m. The program will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Audience members will submit questions for the candidates to answer. Each candidate will have time to address the audience.
There is no cost to attend.
The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is reminding students and families that the 2017-18 Pennsylvania state grant application filing deadline is May 1. This deadline applies to all renewal applicants and first-time applicants who plan to enroll in colleges, universities or a college transfer program at two-year public or private colleges (except community colleges and designated Pennsylvania open admission institutions).
Individuals filing their 2016 Pennsylvania personal income taxes can help Pennsylvania’s military personnel and their families by donating part or all of their refund to the state’s Military Family Relief Assistance Program.
The program provides grants of up to $3,500 to Pennsylvania members of the armed forces and their families who have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control. The tax form includes instructions on how to donate.
Kerry Scott Kramer has announced he is a candidate for Whitehall Township commissioner on the May 16 primary election ballot.
Kramer said he will be “the people’s commissioner.”
Mentioning he will work to meet the township residents, Kramer said, if elected, he would like to organize free summer concerts, once a month, at Jefferson Park, Fullerton. He also wants to install signage at the Fullerton recreation area.
He said he wants to change the lettering on township equipment, adding “big letters on each piece that says exactly what department it belongs to.”
Antonio A. Pineda has announced his candidacy for Whitehall Township commissioner in the May 16 primary election.
Pineda, a lifelong resident of the township and Whitehall High School Class of 2009 graduate, believes he has all of the tools necessary to forge a strong bond with members of the community.