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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.


High school clubs are highlighted

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by ERIN THOMAS in Local News

Board hears about Student Council, Aevidum, chorale

At the Dec. 9 Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting, Nathan Davidson, Whitehall High School principal, discussed WHS clubs and activities, including Student Council and Aevidum.

Student Council teaches leadership skills and provides opportunities for students to participate in conferences such as the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils, where attendees discovered new ideas for fundraising and mini-THON events. They also had the opportunity to hear speakers, attend workshops and enjoy a banquet.

Coplay Sports plans annual Christmas parade for Dec. 15

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Every year, with the support from Coplay Borough officials, Coplay Sports sponsors the annual Christmas parade. This year’s event is scheduled for Dec. 15, starting 10:30 a.m.

The parade runs through the borough starting at Front and Hokendauqua streets and traveling through to the Echo Manor and Parkway West neighborhoods.

Coplay Fire Department will lead the parade as it winds across the town. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be aboard a sleigh.

Fire calls

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

NOV. 25

Stations 38, 39 and 3501 responded to an unintentional smoke detector activation at 3519 Carbon St.

NOV. 26

Stations 36 and 3501 assisted the police or another governmental agency at 1135 Howertown Road.

NOV. 27

A vehicle accident and general cleanup on MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 35 and 38.

NOV. 28

Stations 35 and 37 were on the scene of a brush fire at 2177 MacArthur Road.

A bomb scare, determined to be unfounded, at 2601 MacArthur Road brought out Stations 37, 3501 and 3502 and 3503 (deputy chiefs).

Whitehall detective receives award

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

A detective with the Whitehall Township Police Department was presented with an award for his service at a luncheon of Lehigh County Chiefs of Police Association held Nov. 12 at DeSales University, Center Valley.

Whitehall Township Chief of Police Michael Marks presented the Police Officer of the Year Award to Detective Corporal Jeffrey Bruchak.