The Athletic Hall of Fame Committee in the Whitehall-Coplay School District is proud to announce its hall of fame class of 2013.
Four individuals will be honored at the induction ceremony, which will take place on Friday, Jan. 11, at Whitehall High School. The ceremony will be prior to the varsity boys basketball game between Emmaus and Whitehall, at approximately 6:45 p.m. The varsity game versus Emmaus will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m.
The Hall of Fame Class of 2013 includes:
Michelle Geiger Brown,
Class of 1995
The Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Banquet will be held Sunday, Jan. 13, at 5:30 p.m. This year is the inaugural boys and girls joint banquet and it will take place at the Northampton Community Center.
Kareem K. Green is a midfielder with two career goals and three career assists. He ranks 89th with a 3.68 GPA out of 4.
He was a captain of the soccer team as well as a kicker in football.
The Whitehall swim team split against Allen. The girls rolled to a 117-53 victory while the boys fell 89-78.
The girls won all but one event in their meet and didn't have a multiple winner as eight different girls took home victories as well as all three relay teams.
Siblings Ella Grace and Owen Michael Luchansky, both of Coplay, meet with the Gingerbread Man and Frosty before their flight to the North Pole. The Dream Come True Foundation held its annual North Pole Express Flight Dec. 22 at the Lehigh Valley International Airport. Children were treated to a "North Pole" flight and visited Santa and Mrs. Claus, received a gift and enjoyed a lunch buffet.
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· Officers assisted EMS in the 400 block of Front Street.
· A report of a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident brought police to the 100 block of Church Street.
· Police were called to the 400 block of Prospect Street to investigate a matter involving a juvenile.
· Officers responded to an alarm at the Lehigh Valley Christian High School, 330 Howertown Road.
· Officers responded to a report of a loud group of people in the 300 block of High Street.
Alcohol is still the preferred substance for teens, according to Jennifer Britland with the Center for Humanistic Change, in Bethlehem.
Britland led a drug-trend training program recently for middle and high school personnel from Lower Macungie, Easton, Northwestern, Whitehall, Parkland, Freedom and the High School for the Performing Arts along with Lehigh University students and health care individuals.
The purpose of the training was to alert attendees to the trending drugs, recognize the signs and symptoms and learn the strategies to assist those with these problems.
Herbert E. Long, 87, of Fellowship Community, died Dec. 30, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Elayne M. (Romig) Long for 61 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Herbert F. and Eva S. (Bodman) Long.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during World War II.
He was a foreman and machinist at Ingersoll Rand for 42 years until he retired.
He was of the Lutheran faith.
Harold M. Bryan, 84, formerly of Catasauqua, died Jan. 2, 2013. He was the husband of Wilma (Ring) Bryan.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of Milton C. and Ruth M. (Weiss) Bryan.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was the owner of H. Bryan and Sons Home Improvement for many years. He worked for Spring Ridge Apartments until he retired in 1990.
Peter Stesney Jr., 87, of Allentown, died Dec. 27, 2012, as the result of a motor vehicle accident in Springfield, Va. His daughter, Laura Kordelski, and a sister, Bernice Supinski, also died in the accident.
He was the companion of Joan Matuskowitz for 17 years.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of the late Peter and Kathryn (Cole) Stesney Sr.
He was a Merchant Marine in the U.S. Coast Guard for 17 years and retired in 1988. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was in World War II and the Korean War.
He attended St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Cherryville.
David J. Bielaski, 55, of Allen Township, died Dec. 28, 2012, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was the husband of Laura (Saleeby) Bielaski for 32 years.
Born in Morristown, N.J., he was a son of Anna (Zuzock) Bielaski of Sun City, Ariz., and the late John Bielaski.
He was a supervising machinist for 30 years.
He was a former vice president of the Allen Township Youth Association and coached the baseball and football teams.