Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Whitehall Lions Club fundraising underway

Thursday, September 1, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Whitehall Lions Club’s 2016-17 fiscal year began July 1.

Many activities are scheduled, including supporting the Center for Vision Loss, collecting old eyeglasses and hearing aids, providing eye exams and glasses for those who qualify, providing trophies and scholarship money to high school students and supporting both the Whitehall Township Public Library and the Whitehall Food Bank.

First STEAM camp a success

Thursday, August 18, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

This summer, Whitehall-Coplay School District held its first STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) camp for rising fifth- to eighth-graders. The camp was held 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 11-15 in the high school library and was run and directed by Tony Pangaio, sixth-, seven- and eighth-grade computers and business teacher at Whitehall-Coplay Middle School, and Dave Stauffer, WCSD’s instructional technology coach.

Students participated in various activities and challenges involving everything from computer programming to electronics. Some activities included:

K-9 Judge seeks your vote

Thursday, August 11, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Allentown Fire Department’s K-9 Judge is a finalist in the 2016 American Hero Dog contest.

A 7-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, he joined the department in 2011. Fire Chief Lee Laubach is Judge’s handler.

State Farm’s Arson Dog Scholarship program donated Judge to the city. He is the first State Farm Arson Dog in city history and was the first in either Pennsylvania or New Jersey in several years.

Judge already has been designated as Hero Dog in the arson category. He is now vying with seven other dogs for top honors from American Humane Association.

WCSD honors Graduates of Distinction

Thursday, June 2, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Whitehall-Coplay School District honored four alumni as Graduates of Distinction during a ceremony April 21 in the Whitehall High School auditorium.

The Class of 2016 honorees were Donald R. Marushak ‘59, Michael J. Bednar ‘66, Gail Zimmerman Thomas ‘67 and Adam G. Armbruster ‘79. They were chosen based on their personal and professional achievements, which have made significant contributions to their field of endeavor and to society.

Man charged with burglaries in Lehigh, Northampton counties

Thursday, May 26, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

A 24-year-old man has been charged with breaking into multiple homes, some of which were occupied, during a four-day period in Lehigh and Northampton counties.

Andrew Patrick Miller, who has no current address, was charged May 19 after an investigation by a detective with Lehigh County District Attorney’s Auto Theft Task Force.