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Lions begin annual fund drive

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Residents should have received information in the mail on the Coplay Lions Club's annual fundraiser.

A self-addressed envelope along with a one-page summary of the organization's mission, programs and projects, was sent recently to each borough resident.

"The Coplay Lions Club provides many services ... some of which you may not be aware," said Lions President Frank Luizer, in the summary.

Twp. pools, Camp Whitehall in red

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Although the walls and waters of Whitehall Township's three public swimming pools are a bright blue, they're operating in a sea of red.

In a report released Monday at the township commissioners meeting, Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. said a financial accounting was performed on the summer programs run by the township.

"The pools, once again, will run in the red for about $100,000," Hozza stated. The township has three pools – Cementon, Parkview and Jefferson.

Honored for their heroism

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Whitehall Fire Department Captain Erik Bammer, left, and Lt. Michael D. Hartranft were honored at Lehigh Valley Health Network's seventh annual Spirit of Courage Awards Oct. 2 on the LVHN Muhlenberg campus. Bammer and Hartranft arrived at a home on Thebes Turn Road Nov. 30, 2011, to find smoke and flames coming from the building. They entered the house in search of the owner, who had gone back inside for his pets. They found him unconscious on the floor alongside his dog. Thanks to their swift action, they were able to carry him outside quickly, where Cetronia ambulance EMTs revived him.

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Local News

OCTOBER

THURSDAY 11

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

TUESDAY 16

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

WEDNESDAY 17

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.

Happenings

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 11

· Whitehall Township Fall Parade – 7 p.m. beginning in West Catasauqua at First Avenue and Church Street, then to Third Street in Fullerton, right unto Jefferson Street and ending at the Fullerton Memorial Playground behind Toys R Us. Information: 610-437-5524. ext. 135 or 165.

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

Appreciated

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Accepting an award of appreciation from the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers at a recent meeting are from left EAS Certified Master Beekeeper Bill Mondjack of Whitehall; Richard S. Kauffman, new Penn State District 18 director; Steve Finke of Kutztown, association president; and Pete Thomson of Bucks County, immediate past president of the association.

A little different

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in Local News

Artist pursues career in street art

In the backyard stands a small wooden shed with a blue door surrounded by grass. Inside, on the left, hang dozens of stencils stained with paint. A large fan hovers in the center, blowing air out of the back window.

"I just got electricity out here," said Bobby Zeiner.

Zeiner is a 2003 Whitehall High School graduate who now resides in Bethlehem. He makes his living as an artist. His working name is Bobby Zeik.

First annual fall festival a success

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in Local News

The lights from rides lit up the night as children and parents walked through the Hokendauquay Athletic Association field for the first annual Hokendauqua Fall Festival.

The festival ran from Sept. 26 to the 29.

Planning started in May according to Hockendauqua Athletic Association (HAA) Treasurer Cheryl Gensey, who helped organize the event.

"After the carnival was rained out, we started planning this," she said.

Gensey described the set up of the festival as "hectic."