Woman’s Club of Whitehall has named Joelle Chehade as the Girl of the Month for November.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dany Chehade of Whitehall.
Chehade has earned high honor roll.
She is a member of Art Club, Interact Club, Ski Club, SERVE Club, Spanish Club and Zephyr Nation.
Chehade is part of the English, Spanish and science honor societies, as well as National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.
She was a National Merit semifinalist and a Zephyr Academy Artist of the Month. She took part in the High School Scholars program at Lehigh University.
Wreaths Across America (WAA) has announced that Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown, will once again join the effort as an official location for 2018. This is the seventh year that the cemetery will participate in this national event.
Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that, over the last 10 years, has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together not only to remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, but to teach the next generation about the sacrifices made for freedom.
Junior League of the Lehigh Valley Inc. will award two nonrenewable $1,000 scholarships. Applications must be submitted by Dec. 14.
The first scholarship seeks to award a graduating female high school senior who resides in Lehigh or Northampton counties. The candidate must be a first-generation college attendee and pursuing a career in one of the STEM disciplines.
The second scholarship is open to all graduating female high school seniors who reside in Lehigh or Northampton counties. The candidate must be pursuing a career in one of the STEM disciplines.
A woman was flown to a local hospital from the scene of a crash on Route 248 in Lehigh Township Nov. 29.
Township police said a blue Chrysler Sebring, driven by Joan Frable, 77, of Lehigh Township, was on Municipal Road at a stop sign facing north, at the intersection of Route 248 (Lehigh Drive) 10:02 a.m.
According to a witness, upon pulling into the intersection, the Sebring was struck by an orange tri-axle dump truck. The truck was fully loaded at the time. The truck was owned by NS Paving of Lehighton and operated by Corey Mann, 49, of East Stroudsburg.
Woman’s Club of Whitehall has named Samantha Ganser as the Girl of the Month for October.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ganser, of Whitehall.
Ganser has received high honor roll all marking periods during her time at Whitehall High School.
She is a member of Science Olympiad, president; Leo Club, vice president; SERVE Club; and Scholastic Scrimmage. Ganser has received more than 20 Science Olympiad medals at invitational, regional and state levels.
Lehigh County residents disposed of 500.5 pounds of expired and unused over-the-counter and prescription medications during the 16th National Take Back Day Oct. 27. The total of drugs collected during all Take Back Day events since 2010 is 12,943.5 pounds.
Whitehall Township officials celebrated the completion of a section of the Jordan Creek Greenway during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 17.
This newly completed section of trail, 0.9 miles and located between MacArthur and Mickley roads, was funded by a $1.3 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Alternatives Program and a $233,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Community Conservation Partnerships Program.
Hesch Automotive Service, of Whitehall, celebrated its 40th anniversary Sept. 19. Local elected officials were invited to attend.
Hesch Automotive Service, 3028 S. Front St., was founded in 1978 by Frank and Anne Hesch Jr. The business started in Coplay and outgrew two locations in the borough before moving to Whitehall in 1980.
Frank and Anne, along with their son Frank III, have continued the tradition of quality commercial and consumer vehicle repair. The company bases its operation on the belief that their customers’ needs are of the utmost importance.
Mark Payson, of Whitehall, won several medals during the 2018 Transplant Games of America, held Aug. 2-7 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He won gold in the 1500m, 800m and 400m, silver in the 1500m walk and 5K and bronze in the high jump while representing Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties on Team Philadelphia.
Payson donated one of his kidneys in 2010.
There were 12 competitors from the Lehigh Valley on Team Philadelphia, which covered eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.
The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley announced it is now receiving nominations for the 16th annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards.
The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards is one way of recognizing and thanking volunteers for all their great efforts. This is a great opportunity for local nonprofits or businesses to recommend those individuals, teams and organizations who they feel have made a difference in our community. The award recipients embody the spirit of volunteering in their community and serve as role models for others.