Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Valley eats

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

Restaurant Week set for April 8-14

“Sip — Savor — Save & Support.”

That’s what many Lehigh Valley residents will be doing from April 8 to April 14. It’s the annual Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce (WACC) Restaurant Week!

Jessica O’Donnell, senior vice president of central affiliated chambers, spoke with The Press to discuss this annual event, which has been occurring for at least three years.

O’Donnell said when Restaurant Week occurs — this year being her second working on the event — she gets more excited every year for it.

Mayor appointment expected April 9

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Commissioners interview 6 candidates to fill 2-year term

Whitehall Township residents could learn who will be the new mayor as soon as Monday.

For three hours before the board of commissioners workshop meeting April 2, board members interviewed six candidates for the mayoral position left vacant since February when the longtime mayor, Edward D. Hozza Jr., left to take a county position.

Board Vice President Philip Ginder said the members will discuss the candidates and their qualifications and plan to recommend an appointment at the board of commissioners meeting 7 p.m. April 9.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

MONDAY 9

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 10

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

WEDNESDAY 11

Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

Fire calls

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Local News

MARCH 27

A cooking fire confined to a container at 900 Mickley Road brought out Stations 36, 38, 3501, 3502 and 3503 (deputy chiefs).

MARCH 28

Station 35 assisted police or other governmental agency on Catasauqua Avenue.

A system malfunction at 2180 MacArthur Road was responded to by Stations 38 and 3501.

Stations 36, 37, 38, 39, 3502 and 3503 handled a chemical spill or leak at Lehigh Valley Mall.

On Catasauqua Avenue, Stations 35, 37, 38, 40, 3501 and 3503 assisted police or other governmental agency.

What a day!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Barkley parade, celebration draw thousands of fans

For frequent visitors of Happy Valley in the fall, hearing Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” blasting from speakers and chants of “We Are” in the streets is nothing new.

But Coplay residents expecting to do their normal Saturday morning grocery shopping at their local Giant were in for a very different experience March 24.

It was Saquon Barkley Day in the borough.

Commissioners address volunteerism in township

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Increasing volunteerism in the township was one of the topics discussed at the March 12 Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners meeting.

Resident and committee member Joe Wilfinger asked the board to be more aggressive about recruiting volunteers for township committees, many of which he said are short staffed and often don’t even have a quorum when they meet.

Chief Michael Marks graduates from FBI National Academy

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Whitehall Township Police Department has announced that Chief Michael Marks recently returned from Quantico, Va., after graduating from the 271st FBI National Academy.

Marks graduated from the academy March 16 with 223 other law enforcement officers, including members of law enforcement agencies from 48 states, the District of Columbia, 18 international countries, five military organizations and five federal civilian organizations.