State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, presented Whitehall-Coplay Communities That Care (CTC) with a check for $1,335 at the April 20 meeting, held at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. CTC is this year’s recipient of the fundraising from McNeill’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party, started by her husband, the late Daniel McNeill. Every year, the proceeds from the Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle go toward a worthy cause or prevention program. McNeill believes strongly in the work that CTC does year-round and wanted to show her support.
The Whitehall-Coplay Communities that Care (CTC) group was treated to a special presentation at its March 16 meeting.
Three of the Whitehall-Coplay Middle School students who participated in the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” video contest attended the meeting. Myles Fleming, Zachary Kinney and Jerry Lin talked about their experience working on the project. WCMS won the Outstanding Career Pathway Award for its work with Follett LLC.
The Communities That Care (CTC) annual meeting kicked off Feb. 9 in the LGI room at Whitehall High School. The program was titled “Hearing Our Children’s Cries” and included presentations, a featured speaker and an award.
When the Falzone family adopted Archie, an 8-week-old Pomeranian mix puppy, they didn’t realize they were bringing home a star.
Tom Falzone, a social studies teacher at Whitehall High School, and his wife, Stephanie, decided to adopt a puppy in August through the Center for Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, to surprise their children, Marina, Hailey, Peyton and Phoebe.
The family of six fostered Archie until November when they were able to officially adopt him.
Communities That Care (CTC) met Jan. 19 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall, to discuss its monthly meeting and other business.
Shari Noctor, Whitehall Area Hunger Initiative president, gave a report regarding hunger awareness. The group continues to run monthly community meals and added an extra day to help aid families who work during the week. Meals are held 4-6:30 p.m. the first Sunday and third Tuesday of the month. The next meal will be held Feb. 4.
At its regular meeting Jan. 8, Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners passed a resolution allowing Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority (CWSA) to move forward with a grant request for the sanitary sewer project on Summit and Prospect streets. The deadline for the application is Feb. 26.
Commissioner Philip Ginder expressed his concerns with some of the wording in the resolution. He was concerned the wording left CWSA obligated to move forward with or without the grant.
Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners met 8 p.m. Jan. 2 for its reorganization meeting.
According to Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr., this was the 58th reorganization meeting since Whitehall became a first-class township in 1902.
Commissioners Thomas Slonaker, Joseph J. Marx Jr. and Shawn E. Clary were all sworn in as newly elected members of the board.
Commissioner Dennis Hower was voted president, and Commissioner Philip Ginder was voted vice president. In a unanimous vote, Commissioner Thomas Slonaker was voted secretary.
Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners met Dec. 11 to discuss the 2018 budget. The plan, which includes a 2.80 millage rate, was approved with no property tax increase.
The garbage fee will remain at $300. However, residents wanting an additional 95-gallon refuse cart can go to the tax office between Jan. 2 and Feb. 2, 2018, and pay the $100 deposit to receive one. The garbage fee for residents with an extra cart will be $330.
The board bid farewell to three of its elected officials.
Briarwood Commons, a 55-and-over community in Whitehall, celebrated their veterans with a ceremonial flag raising Nov. 17. State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, and Whitehall Township Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. joined the community to honor veterans.
At its Nov. 17 meeting, Communities That Care (CTC) took the time to introduce and discuss valuable online resources. Denise Continenza, who oversees the group, reviewed the websites for Commonwealth Prevention Alliance, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) with the group. While looking at the PAYS information, Continenza explained the cross-tabbing system that allows the user to see the correlation between different variables. She specifically demonstrated with food insecurity and substance use.