In today’s world, spending less time outside and more time attached to electronic devices has become commonplace, but there is one outdoor activity that is gaining popularity and getting people off the couch and out of the house.
Nearly two years ago, Dana Werk- heiser, of Northampton, was scrolling through her Facebook news feed and saw that a friend in Texas belonged to a rock-painting group. She and her sister-in-law, Erin Werkheiser, of Whitehall, began reading about The Kindness Rocks Project, the first of its kind, and used it as a model for Lehigh Valley Rocks.
Whitehall-Coplay School Board meets 7 p.m. at the school district administration building, 2940 MacArthur Road.
Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Council meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Lehigh Valley Congressional candidate Marty Nothstein announced during an Aug. 24 news conference that he has been cleared of undefined sexual misconduct allegations dating back to the year 2000. He said he has been exonerated by SafeSport, an independent nonprofit committed to ending all forms of abuse in sports.
SafeSport generally only reports on its investigations when disciplinary action has been taken.
On Aug. 20, the long-awaited and weather-delayed beams traveled to Coplay to be installed on the Coplay side of the Coplay-Northampton Bridge.
A daily run of beams last week was expected. Two beams were scheduled each day, with four making the journey last Thursday.
This week had a similarly intense schedule.
Law enforcement agencies and emergency management officials from across the Lehigh Valley converged on Whitehall High School for a large-scale school safety drill Aug. 23.
Responders from Whitehall Police Department, Whitehall Fire Department, Whitehall Emergency Management Agency, Coplay Police Department, MedEvac and Lehigh County Emergency Management took part in an active-shooter simulation at the school.
Whitehall Police Department Lt. Greg Bealer said the drill was the first of its kind for the area, due to the scale of the planning and response.
At Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority’s regular meeting Aug. 16, the stage was set for a review of the bid for a solar array to power the Eberhart power station. The PennBid paperwork showed the lone bid from RER Energy at an expected $127,000, plus an additional $5,000 for ancillary work. The total bid should be $132,000, which was tabulated in one section of the bidding document.
The total bid price column showed a number closer to $300,000.
Stations 36, 40 and 3501 performed a rescue at 195 Mickley Road.
A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Main Street was handled by Stations 35, 37 and 3501.
Station 35 assisted the police or another governmental agency at 2113 MacArthur Road.
A swift water rescue on Lehigh Drive was performed by Stations 36, 40 and 3502 (deputy chief).
Station 39 addressed a water problem at 4341 Spruce St.
A water problem at 3012 N. Second St. brought out Station 38.
Station 36 was on the scene of a water problem at 844 Fourth St.