Cigarette smokers, have you ever thought of quitting smoking, even for just one day?
Well, this Thursday, Nov. 21, is your chance to join thousands of other smokers around the country who are also attempting to quit smoking during the Great American Smokeout.
The American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout challenges individuals to quit smoking for 24 hours.
Christopher “Kip” Michael Ernst, 51, of Coplay, died Nov. 11, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Christine T. (Matuczinski) Ernst for 28 years.
Born in Allentown, he was a son of Walter R. and the late Carol A. (Szilezy) Ernst of Cementon.
He was a maintenance worker for Whitehall-Coplay School District for 20 years. He worked previously for Stahley’s Landscaping and Plantique for many years.
Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
A domestic offense against family in the 200 block of Sixth Street brought police to the scene.
Officers investigated a theft in the 2100 block of Second Avenue.
A disturbance in the 5100 block of Second Street was reported.
The department provided a protection-from-abuse order in the 900 block of Jefferson Street.
A suspicious person in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road brought police to the scene.
Help a senior this holiday season
The holiday season is also the season of giving and a time to share smiles with those around you. As you gather to drink hot cocoa and sing carols with family and friends, it’s important to remember there are seniors in your community who would love to celebrate, too. However, many seniors live alone, without someone to share this special time.
Danielle O’Brien from 3d Dance Studio in Northampton has been nominated for the Greatmats National Dance Instructor of the Year.
She is one of 29 dance teachers from across the Unites States vying for the award, which honors instructors who have made a positive impact in the lives of their students and communities. These instructors have been nominated by members of their respective communities.
An online vote will take place through Nov. 28 at greatmats.com/2019-greatmats-national-dance-instructor-of-the-year.php.
We are well into November and already planning our Thanksgiving meals! Thanksgiving Day is Nov. 28.
Do not forget about the people in our community who will have a tough time putting a meal on the table. Donate to your local food banks whenever possible.
Eager shoppers are certainly looking forward to Black Friday Nov. 29. The excitement and anticipation of the season are building.
Get in the holiday spirit by going out and about. Be safe and courteous on the roads and in stores during this season of peace.