Santa is planning to take a work break to say hello and/or write a letter to your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and any other child who might like to hear from him.
Because Santa can't possibly call and write to everyone in the world in that short period of time, Santa has asked the teams of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Whitehall to help him prepare his schedule.
Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the borough municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
Whitehall-Coplay School Board committee meetings – Education/Student Activities Committee 4 p.m.; Operations/Transportation Committee, 5:30 p.m.; Finance/Personnel committee, 6:45 p.m. Meetings are held in the WCSD Administration Building, 2940 MacArthur Road.
The recent power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy prompted discussion about whether the Coplay municipal building needs an emergency generator.
"Last week with the storm the police department was very busy," said police Chief Vincent Genovese during his report at the Nov. 5 workshop meeting. "In addition to our normal calls, [the police] had a lot of the storm calls."
Approximately half the borough was without power from 11 p.m. Oct. 29 until about 8:45 p.m. the following day, he said. A handful of houses in the borough remained in the dark for a longer period.
Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, Northampton, celebrated Veterans Day by honoring 20 residents who served in the military, including some from World War II.
With the sound of the anthem of the branch of service the veteran belonged to, each resident was ushered into the hall to enthusiastic applause. Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4714, Northampton, and its honor guard presented a program. Gene Kutzler played "Amazing Grace" on bagpipes.
Whitehall Township's mayor, commissioners and treasurer are not in line for pay raises in 2013.
Other township employees are scheduled for pay raises of 2.5 to 3 percent.
Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. receives an annual salary of $83,628, much less than the pay for some school administrators in the area.
Township police Chief Linda Kulp is the highest paid employee on the township's payroll, with a salary of $90,883, expected to go up to $93,382 in 2013. In addition, she receives a $2,500 bonus for longevity and $1,200 as part of an employee incentive program.
Members of the community raise money to benefit the family of a young man who died of brain cancer.
· Homemade Holiday Sale benefits the Mrs. Nothstein's Helping Hands Fund – 1-6 p.m., 1333 Fourth St., North Catasauqua. Information: Bill Nothstein at email@example.com or 610-266-9512.
· "Vanishing of the Bees" documentary – 7 p.m., Room SH-144 (Science Hall), Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville. Information: 610-799-2121.
· Woman's Club of Catasauqua meeting – 7 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Pine and Fourth streets. Information: 610-264-2641.
The Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association recently put the finishing touches on the annual Thanksgiving meal provided to food bank clients and its annual community Christmas tree lighting and concert. Over the next several days, those who use the association's food bank will be provided turkeys or a chicken to roast for Thanksgiving. The food distribution includes yams, cranberry sauce, stuffing and other trimmings which is distributed in addition to the regular monthly allotment.
Photos of cars owned by local residents on display at area shows.
In the aftermath of Sandy come "storm chasers," aka rip-off repair people, who descend on areas after a natural disaster looking to scam those in need of home repairs.
Homeowners facing major repairs following Hurricane Sandy should be on alert for scam artists hoping to prey on older adults. AARP Pennsylvania wants to alert people about common contractor scams during a time when members may be most vulnerable, said Jim Palmquist, state president.