Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recently honored older adults who have displayed generosity to improve and enhance the lives of those around them. The 18th annual Tribute to Unsung Heroes was held May 16 at Zentz Community Center at Fellowship Community, Whitehall.
A malfunctioning smoke detector at 341 Crest Drive brought out Stations 36, 37 and 3501.
Stations 36, 37, 38, 39, 3501 and 3502 and 3503 (deputy chiefs) responded to an alarm system malfunction at Whitehall Mall.
A motor vehicle accident with injuries at 3026 MacArthur Road brought out Stations 36, 37, 38, 40, 3501, 3502 and 3503.
Station 36 was on the scene of a flammable liquid spill at 922 Third St.
An unintentional alarm transmission at 2650 MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 36, 38 and 3501.
Three hundred fifty-one members of the Class of 2018 joined the ranks of Whitehall High School alumni at the school’s 114th commencement ceremony at Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, June 4.
Following a performance of “Pomp and Circumstance” by the Whitehall High School band, Jacky Mansour delivered the opening remarks that empowered the outgoing students to stay motivated in chasing their dreams.
“Class of 2018, we never gave up when times were tough. We kept going. That’s what makes us special. That’s what makes us Zephyrs,” Mansour said.
Former U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent has joined CNN as a political commentator. His first appearance as a CNN political commentator was on Erin Burnett OutFront May 21.
Dent emailed The Press May 22 stating he is not a CNN employee, but his arrangement with CNN is exclusive. He also stated he will continue to reside in Allentown.
•Kotsch’s Market- 1225 Third St., Whitehall
•One Stop Shoppe- 1190 Mickley Road, Whitehall
•7-Eleven #17073- 193 Mickley Road, Whitehall
•Weis #39- 3644 Macarthur Road, Whitehall
•Wawa #8014- 2985 Macarthur Road, Whitehall
•Whitehall Family Restaurant- 3026 Macarthur Road, Whitehall
•SHEETS #330- 5001 MacArthur Road, Whitehall
•WALMART- 2601 MacArthur Road, Whitehall
•Whitehall Mini Mart- 3690 Lehigh St., Whitehall
•Best Food Mart- 202 Fullerton Ave., Whitehall
•Top Star #110- 4755 Main St., Whitehall
On Jan. 4, 2016, Joseph N. Hanna took the oath of office as Lehigh County sheriff, following Ronald Rossi, who had held the office for 24 years and chose not to run for a seventh term.
Hanna, of Lower Macungie Township, was elected to a four-year term and immediately surrounded himself with an experienced team of professionals committed to serving the residents and visitors to Lehigh County.
Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
Area veterans groups and other organizations will honor military personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice with ceremonies and services this weekend.
• St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys, 2918 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, will host a worship service 9:30 a.m. Also participating in the event are both Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church and Hokendauqua American Legion Post 739 members.
Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong will be the guest speaker.
Ten Whitehall Township officers were recognized for their bravery and service to the community at the township’s second annual police commendation program May 14 in the township municipal building.
“In this increasingly dangerous world, police officers are putting their lives on the line every day,” said Lt. Gregory Bealer, who introduced the program.
Township Chief of Police Michael J. Marks lauded the honorees for their exemplary service.
“You contribute to making this a safe community,” Marks said. “You run toward danger despite every human instinct.”