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Service news

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Hulen graduates

National Guard

Amber (Millets) Hulen graduated from basic leadership class Nov. 26 in Santa Fe, N.M. She is now an E5 in the New Mexico National Guard and has been in the National Guard for six years.

She has attained the rank of sergeant.

Hulen lives in Alamogordo, N.M. She works on Lakota helicopters at Holloman Air Force Base.

She is a 2012 Whitehall High School graduate.

Opening day

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Coplay-Northampton Bridge ceremony set for Dec. 19

Anticipation is reaching a feverish pitch on both sides of the Lehigh River ahead of the 2 p.m. Dec. 19 ceremony for the opening of the new $33.5 million Coplay-Northampton Bridge, six months ahead of schedule.

The ribbon-cutting program is expected to draw a large crowd of residents and elected officials who anxiously await the new bridge being open to vehicle traffic.

Rick Molchany, Lehigh County director of general services, credited the project contractor, Trumbull Construction, of Pittsburgh, with exemplary work, taking six months off the expected mid-2020 opening.

Pip brings Christmas spirit to museum

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

An evening of food, music, celebration and spectacle was capped off by a historic Allentown Christmas tradition during the Pip the Mouse reception at the Liberty Bell Museum at Zion’s Reformed Church of Christ, 620 Hamilton St., Allentown.

The Rev. Joshua Knappenberger, museum director, began the Nov. 25 event by welcoming and thanking reception attendees. Guests enjoyed drinks and a buffet prepared by museum board members and volunteers.

Players of the Stage

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Theater group set to perform Dec. 12-14

Players of the Stage, a Christian theater group comprised of home-schooled students, presents “The Mouse That Roared” at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Lower Macungie Township. The show will run 7 p.m. Dec. 12-14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 14.

Tickets for all performances are free, but reservations are required.

In lieu of a ticket price, a freewill offering will be taken to benefit Allentown Rescue Mission, which meets the needs of homeless and impoverished men in the Lehigh Valley.

Making a change

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Dance studio spreads kindness to community

Nov. 13 was World Kindness Day, and the students and families at 3d Dance Studio spread kindness throughout the Lehigh Valley in more ways than one.

For the entire week, students, families and staff organized ways they could give back to the community. They collected 288 batteries to donate to the Colonial Intermediate Unit No. 21 adapted toy day, collected items to make 36 welcome baskets to Valley Youth House and completed more than 250 acts of kindness.

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by The Press in Local News



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


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


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