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Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News


Area student conducts research

Kara Eichelberger, of Whitehall, spent the summer studying vitellogenesis in fruit flies at Susquehanna University.

Eichelberger's research involves understanding the yolk deposition process in the genus Drosophila, more commonly known as fruit flies. She is working with Dave Richard, professor of biology.

Eichelberger, a senior biology major, is a 2009 graduate of Whitehall High School and is the daughter of Paul and Kristine Eichelberger.


Classes begin at Good Shepherd school

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Quigley returns as principal

Good Shepherd Elementary School, Northampton, began its second year of operations with Irene Quigley as school principal.

Quigley, who previously served in the same capacity at Christ the King, said the enrollment for kindergarten through eighth grade is 282 boys and girls, which mirrors the enrollment for the 2011-12 school year.

While computers have been part of the curriculum at the school for years, Quigley said Good Shepherd now has a new computer laboratory. Computer technology is taught at all grade levels, from kindergarten through eighth grade.


Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 1

· Unit 3501 responded to a report of a truck into a car door, after which it continued on to take down a pole with wires, hit another car in a yard and continued on to hit a garage, causing it to collapse on Fourth Street near Park Street, 1 p.m.

· Stations 36 and 37 responded to a truck on fire at the Jefferson Street playground, 6:12 p.m.

Sept. 3

·Stations 36 and 37 responded to a fire alarm at 1270 Boxwood Drive for a cooking accident, 5:23 p.m.

Sept. 4

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News



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


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


The Whitehall Township Planning Commission holds a workshop meeting at 6:30 p.m. followed by the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

Coplay Borough dog kennel gets makeover

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Local News

It's a case of cats helping dogs.

On behalf of the Coplay Feral Cat Committee, resident Joan Jacoby, donated $50 to Coplay Borough to be used toward the costs of improving the borough's dog kennel.

The topic came up at council's Sept. 4 workshop.

Public Works Director Dan Pavelko reported crews installed a concrete floor to replace the dirt floor of the borough's dog kennel.

Crews are also constructing a roof.

Feeding dishes that can be filled from outside the kennel will be added as further improvements.

Fellowship celebrates creativity

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Residents and staff of Fellowship Community displayed their artistic creations during the second annual Art in the Park event Aug. 18.

The campus recently experienced a surge in artistic interests as a result of painting classes that became available earlier this year. The classes, taught by local artist and educator Gene Allen, cover techniques in a variety of mediums including watercolors and acrylics.

While the outdoor exhibit began as a venue for paintings, other mediums made their way into the spotlight.


Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Local News


· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – noon, American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Flu shots given. New members welcome. Information: 610-264-4874.

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets, Coplay. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.