Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by The Press in Local News

NOVEMBER

MONDAY 5

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 6

Coplay Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

THURSDAY 8

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

Local painting society to hold art auction

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in Local News

Some profits from event will be used as scholarship for Whitehall High School student

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters is hosting its 27th annual art auction Nov. 4 in the Whitehall High School cafeteria, 2940 MacArthur Road. There will be a preview time starting 1:30 p.m.; the bidding begins 2 p.m.

For the past several years, the auctions were held at Sheckler Elementary School, Catasauqua, but the group changed venues this year in order to generate even more interest. Some of the profits earned from the auction will go toward an art scholarship for a Whitehall High School senior.

Officials celebrate completion of Greenway section

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Project is expected to eventually connect Allentown to Appalachian Trail

Whitehall Township officials celebrated the completion of a section of the Jordan Creek Greenway during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 17.

This newly completed section of trail, 0.9 miles and located between MacArthur and Mickley roads, was funded by a $1.3 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Alternatives Program and a $233,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Community Conservation Partnerships Program.

Mako hosts senior expo

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, invited senior citizens and their families to a senior expo Sept. 14.

This free event was held at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, and hosted more than 70 local, state and federal agencies and organizations directed toward the needs of senior citizens. Companies such as LANTA Bus transportation services, SeniorLIFE life insurance, Good Shepard Rehabilitation Center and more attended the expo to inform senior citizens about the services they have to offer.

Fire calls

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The Press in Local News

OCT. 8

Station 35 assisted police or another governmental agency on MacArthur Road.

OCT. 9

A false alarm at 210 Fullerton Ave. was handled by Station 36.

OCT. 10

Station 36 responded to an unintentional smoke detector activation at 1715 Plaza Lane.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on MacArthur Road brought Stations 35 and 36 to the scene.

A malfunctioning smoke detector at Whitehall Mall brought out Stations 36, 37, 38 and 3503 (deputy chief).

OCT. 11

CWSA chooses energy group for solar project

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

RER wins bid; criterion included that panels be American made

Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority Engineer Darryl Jenkins reported during an Oct. 18 meeting that the solar electrical project has been awarded to RER Energy Group.

RER was awarded the contract because it was the only bidder to meet expectations.

The project is moving forward as the contractor prepares a project schedule and necessary documentation. One criterion is that the solar panels be American made. Chairman John Schreiner verified that provision at the CWSA board meeting.