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Adaptive reuse ordinance is challenged

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Developer of proposed Quarry St. apartments requests ruling by zoners

Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board on July 18 will rule on an appeal by PVC Third St. L.P. and Quarry St. Whitehall Development L.P. — two entities owned by developer Abe Atiyeh — requesting the board of commissioners change an ordinance to allow Pathstone Housing Corp. of Pennsylvania to convert a long-idle apparel factory at 215 Quarry St. into 49 low- and moderate-income apartments.

Atiyeh is challenging the validity of the ordinance, specifically the parking study.

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by The Press in Local News

JULY

WEDNESDAY 5

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

MONDAY 10

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

TUESDAY 11

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

WEDNESDAY 12

Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

Lehigh County honors senior volunteers

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services paid tribute to older adults in the community who have demonstrated exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others. The 17th annual event, Tribute to Unsung Heroes, was held May 17 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church on MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

The county honors senior volunteers every May during Older Americans Month. This year, 14 seniors were honored for their contributions.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps earns AHA award

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Cetronia Ambulance Corps has been honored with the American Heart Association’s (AHA) 2017 Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award for quality improvement performance in the treatment of patients who have suffered severe heart attacks. Less than 1 percent of emergency medical services agencies in the United States achieve this status.

The AHA recognizes the critical lifesaving role EMS provides to the overall success of STEMI systems of care, or ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction, a severe heart attack caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart.

Steckel student earns praise for birthday donation wish

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Cortney Bordner requests that guests make contributions to Snack Pack Pals program

Whitehall Township has recognized persons for their achievements on occasion, but the ceremony at the opening of the board of commissioners meeting June 12 was extra-special — it was a tribute to 8-year-old Cortney Bordner for putting others before herself.

Prior to her eighth birthday, Cortney approached her parents, Nadine and David Bordner, of Egypt, telling them she didn’t want to receive any presents but would prefer instead to have donations made to Whitehall Area Hunger Initiative’s Snack Pack Pals program.