Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, August 20, 2017

FIRE CALLS

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Local News

AUG. 6

Stations 36, 37 and 38 responded to a sprinkler activation at 2180 MacArthur Road.

AUG. 7

A request for assistance by EMS brought Stations 3501, 36, 37 and 40 to 2601 MacArthur Road.

Stations 3501, 36, 37, 38 and 39 responded to a cooking fire at 3 Maryland Circle.

AUG. 8

Station 39’s Rapid Intervention Team was dispatched for a call, which was later canceled, at 1724 Glacier Court.

A report of an odor of smoke at 2282 MacArthur Road brought out Stations 36 and 37.

AUG. 10

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

THURSDAY 17

Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority, 3213 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 22

Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. at the borough municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

WEDNESDAY 23

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Cooking with Emeril Lagasse

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

It was like watching one of his more than 2,000 television cooking shows on Food Network, but this time, Emeril Lagasse was up close and personal. The owner of three restaurants at the Sands Casino Resort in South Bethlehem, Lagasse was the star attraction at the start of the 2017 Food and Wine Festival, an annual fundraiser held at the Sands event center for Northampton Community College’s culinary arts program.

Service news

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Hilken graduates

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Michael Hilken graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio — Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Hilken is a 2015 graduate of Whitehall High School.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

County commissioner concerned with Cedarbrook progress

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne expressed frustration at what he sees as slow progress on decisions concerning the 370-bed Cedarbrook Nursing Homes. According to Osborne, a much-anticipated operational analysis for Cedarbrook — which has been two years in the making — was delivered to Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller July 21. However, according to Osborne, Muller sent commissioners an email indicating he does not plan to forward the report until the Aug. 23 board meeting.

Osborne would like to see it sooner.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

THURSDAY 10

Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

MONDAY 14

Whitehall-Coplay School Board meets 7 p.m. at the school district administration building, 2940 MacArthur Road.

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 15

Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

WEDNESDAY 16

Forum set for historic district plan

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Public session for Hokendauqua preservation proposal will be held Sept. 27

Residents in one of Hokendauqua’s oldest neighborhoods will be able to express their views next month on the possibility of establishing a historic preservation district in part of the village.

The Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners will hold a public forum 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27.

Township Commissioner Jeffrey Dutt, during the board’s Monday workshop meeting, said the informational meeting will be held at the Teamsters Union Hall Local 773, 3614 Lehigh St.