Alvin H. Butz, Inc. has been awarded the construction contract for a new amphitheater at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton.
The project includes an outdoor classroom and American With Disabilities Act trail from the amphitheater to the Visiting Center.
The construction project is Phase II of Hawk Mountain's "School in the Clouds" Campaign. This portion of work is estimated to cost $2 million for the walkway and amphitheater, and includes funds for a maintenance endowment.
Gov. Tom Corbett has officially proclaimed April as Community Banking Month in Pennsylvania.
April will be celebrated as Community Banking Month in recognition of the over 190 community banks that carry on the tradition of giving back to their local communities through nearly 1,200 banking offices doing business in Pennsylvania.
These institutions are distinguished because of their ongoing commitment to the economic vitality of local communities throughout the commonwealth.
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a theft brought officers to the 500 block of Buttonwood Lane.
· Police were called to the 1000 block of Front Street to investigate a report of a burglary.
· Officers responded to a report of public drunkenness in the 1000 block of Railroad Street.
· A motor vehicle crash brought police to the 500 block of Buttonwood Street.
· Police were called to the 1000 block of Third Street to investigate a report of a suspicious person.
Whitehall Township Commissioners will hold a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Council meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
The Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
The Whitehall-Coplay Middle School Student Council will be sponsoring a Spring Fling Neon Night dance for sixth- and seventh-grade students April 11. Tickets will be on sale in the cafeteria during lunches the week of April 7-11. Tickets are $5.
Please make note of the following dates that are scheduled for make up for snow days. There will be school on April 17, May 5, June 12, June 16 and June 17 is the student's last day. The make up days in June are early dismissals. Teachers will have their In-Service until June 20.
Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a suspicious activity brought officers to the 900 block of Alberta Drive.
· Police responded to a disturbance in the 900 block of Fairmont Avenue.
· Officers were called to the 5300 block of Russell Court to investigate a theft of a vehicle.
· An alarm summoned police to the 1100 block of Highland Street.
· Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Front Street.
After a lifetime in the Lehigh Valley, specifically Whitehall Township, my wife Jody and I will be moving south to Virginia.
The Valley is a wonderful place to live and of course I regard Whitehall as its crown jewel, but the Chesapeake Bay is calling. An avid sailor for over 30 years, I am looking forward to living by the water and spending more time sailing the bay and coastal Atlantic.
The reason for this letter is not to gloat about my retirement (my brother has one of those shirts that says "Na Na I'm Retired and You're Not") but to say thank you.
International relations is trending in the Lehigh Valley, at least in the halls of academia.
In the coming weeks educator John Hunter, renown for his "World Peace Game," and Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate from Liberia, will visit education institutions in the Lehigh Valley; The Swain School and Cedar Crest College.
Lafayette College recently announced Portia Simpson Miller, the first woman to serve as prime minister of Jamaica, will make the keynote address at the 179th commencement at the college later this spring.
Coplay police responded to a report of a disturbance in the unit block of North Second Street Sunday evening .
According to police, someone was screaming and throwing items inside the apartment.
Police said they spoke to both a man and women who had both been drinking alcohol. Both individuals told police they were arguing.
The man agreed to leave the premises, police said.
Report of theft
Police responded to a report of theft March 29 at the Giant gas station, Chestnut Street.