Motorists in cars, SUVs and pickup trucks crossing the Pine Street Bridge from West Catasauqua, Whitehall Township, to Catasauqua will now experience an aura of nostalgia, back to the 30s and 40s. Repairs and painting were recently done to the steel grate bridge deck along with replacing the light poles and fixtures. The final phase of the bridge restoration project will include energizing the lights. The bridge, owned by Lehigh County, has not undergone any major improvements for decades.
Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners introduced a resolution which rejects Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski's plan to either sell or lease the city's water and sewer systems to private parties. The township's resolution, when adopted, will be forwarded to the Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority (CWSA), not the city or its mayor.
At the workshop meeting Monday, the commissioners were unanimously opposed to any such action by Allentown because it could have an adverse impact on sewer rate payers in the township and, similarily, in Coplay.
Whitehall-Coplay School Board meets at 7 p.m. at the school district administration building, 2940 MacArthur Road.
Whitehall Township Commissioners meet at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
The Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Nikki Heckman, Audrey Druckenmiller and deejay Bubba Druckenmiller, all of Whitehall, take a break from entertaining the attendees at the Klecknersville Rangers Fall Festival. Held Sept. 29 on the fire company grounds in Moore Township, the festival drew a large crowd eager to eat, socialize and play small games of chance. Some of the highlights included a Chinese auction, raffles and hayrides.
The corner of Fifth and Chestnut streets, Coplay, was busy recently for a brisk sunflower and bake sale. The fundraiser was a benefit held by 4-year-old Ella Grace Luchansky, Coplay, seated on the table, who was diagnosed in March 2011 with stage 4 cancer. Just one day after a release from her latest hospital stay, Ella was at the outdoor stand with her mother, Jen Kresge, right, and family friend Amie Marks. Proceeds from the sunflowers went to Angel 34. Bake sale income will go to cancer research.
Whitehall Township Commissioners will hold a workshop meeting at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Council holds a workshop meeting at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
David "Tiny" Walters and Rosalie Solt were recognized recently for outstanding volunteer service by Zephyr Apartments. Solt is a Second Harvest Food Bank delivery person and Zephyr Pantry volunteer and Walters is the building Red Cross program volunteer. Joining them are, from left, Zephyr Apartments Site Manager Kim Sherrer; Walters, Solt, Rental Assistant and Social Services Coordinator and Computer Center Facilitator Donna Rama; and Whitehall Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr.
Everyone is invited to the 2013 Season Kick-Off for the Relay for Life of Whitehall.
The event takes place 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the lower-level auditorium of Fellowship Community, Whitehall.
All residents and business owners from the areas within the Whitehall-Coplay, Northampton, and Catasauqua school districts are encouraged to get involved.
The relay is a big undertaking. It takes nine months to plan and is done 100 percent by volunteers. A big thank you goes out to all the volunteers because we could not have a successful relay without them.
American Legion Riders join ceremony in Northampton.
· Hokendauqua Fall Festival – 6-10 p.m., Hokey Athletic Association Field, Front and Lehigh streets. Pay one price ride special.
· Northampton Area Historical Society talk by Douglas Peters on the trolleys of the Lehigh Valley – 7 p.m., Northampton Fire Department, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive. Information: 610-262-4748.
· Boy Scout Scouts of America sign-ups – 7 p.m., St. Paul's Church, 418 Howertown Rd., Catasauqua. Information: 610-465-8565.