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.
Coplay Borough Council voted unanimously Tuesday to enact requirements for the recording of meetings. In action, however, council did not apply those regulations equally to everyone.
At last week's workshop meeting, Council President Lou Bodish said it was "illegal" for The Press to record meetings without first informing council.
Melissa Melewsky, attorney for the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, told The Press Bodish's statement was incorrect, according to the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act, the state law requiring public access to government meetings.
The Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority meets at 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority, 3213 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.
Whitehall Township Surveyor Carl Lagler said he believes curbs and sidewalks are not needed in the township.
Lagler's comments were made at this month's commissioners workshop meeting during a discussion involving whether to waive curb and sidewalk installation requirements for a section of Fourth Street.
The board listened to Lagler's report recommending the township requirement be waived for Fourth Street from Calvert Street to the dead end. The street is included in the township's 2013 street paving program.
Whitehall Township commissioners weren't happy with testimony at a hearing Monday.
As a result, a vote on whether to grant a request by National Plastics Corp. won't take place until next month.
The company, based in Palmer Township, is seeking approval to lease 40,000 square feet of space at Riverside Industrial Park on Lehigh Avenue.
The site was once the home of Tarkett, a former floor covering manufacturer.
The Second Avenue, West Catasauqua, residence of Mike Klingler proved to be one of the scariest places in Whitehall Township during this year's Halloween season. Many of the rooms in the dwelling, along with the yard and back garage were transformed into a house of horrors.