Whitehall and Coplay establishments attracted area residents on New Year's Eve.
Licensed ministry candidate, Veronica "Roni" Caciolo, offered her experience with a special-needs child Dec. 13 during a look at caring for such youth.
The topic of the open discussion, which took place at Trinity United Church of Christ, Coplay, was titled "Children: A True Gift to be Cherished."
During the beginning of the presentation Caciolo shared a few numbers. She noted, based on a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2009, 1 in 33 children will be born with some sort of disability or special need.
On Monday the Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners granted National Plastics Corp. conditional approval to move its plastics recycling operations to a portion of the former Tarkett USA flooring building on Lehigh Avenue.
The vote came after three hours of testimony and a barrage of questions and concerns by residents living near the plant.
The Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets at 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
The Coplay Public Library Board meets at 7 p.m. at the library, 49 S. Fifth St.
The Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners holds a meeting at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
The Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meets at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Tucked into a storefront in Northampton's historical district is a hair salon that feels like a chic Manhattan shoppe posing under a marquee touting Style ID.
"Our concept is to provide a unique style for each of our customers," said Whitehall resident Janet Romanyshyn, the salon's owner and chief stylist. "Our prices are competitive and we provide a great experience."
The salon caters to professional women and men.
Tucked away in the basement of the Coplay Municipal Building is a nondescript room; quarters for the community food bank run under the auspices of the Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association.
The more than two-decades-old food pantry serves families, small and large, and seniors who reside in the borough.
The task of distributing the food falls to Louise and Ray Krenn and their volunteers. They handle the boxes and cans of food on the pantry's shelves, along with turkeys, ham, chicken, bread and cakes in its refrigerators and freezers.
· Stations 36, 37 and 38 responded to a fire alarm at Chipolte, Lehigh Valley Mall Lifestyle Center, found to be a pull station pulled by a child, 1:55 p.m.
· Stations 36 and 37 investigated reported smoke coming from the roof of a residence at 355 Crest Drive, found to be smoke coming from a cooking hood, 3:39 p.m.
· A fire alarm at 3 Maryland Circle, found to be several pull stations activated by persons unknown plus water coming through a smoke detector, brought out Stations 36 and 37, 5:05 p.m.
Management and staff of the Ramada Whitehall/Allentown at 1500 MacArthur Road finished the last coat of paint on their new Picasso Ballroom Dec. 14 before inviting in vendors, guests and fellow Whitehall Chamber members to tour the 150-seat banquet hall.
Partners Jahesh Ganshani and Harshal Goradia opened their second location, Indian Bazaar II, at 331 Grape St., in Whitehall, Dec. 9.
The Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge, spanning the Lehigh River, closed for demolition this week.
You've probably noticed the clear-cutting of areas under power lines in your neighborhood in recent years. It is quite difficult not to notice these newly cut sections of power line right-of-ways.
Congress passed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, requiring power companies to clear-cut these areas beneath their power lines. This includes the area 10 feet outward on both sides, extending from the outer conductor of the power towers.