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'Welcome to Whitehall'

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

New to Whitehall? Did you get your goody bag?

If not, call the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce. Its members will make sure you get one.

"It's such a neat way to reach out to the community," said chamber Executive Laura Long. "Whitehall is known for being so big and yet it has a hometown feel."

The blue canvas goody bags are emblazoned with the phrase "Welcome to Whitehall" and feature logos of various chamber members and sponsors of the Welcome to Whitehall program....

Tea party helps raise awareness of bone disorder

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by CHRIS ZWEIFEL Special to The Press in Local News

It was a tea party laced with knowledge.

The second annual Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) awareness event was held Nov. 24 at St. John's United Church of Christ, Howertown.

The function was hosted by family and friends of Coplay resident Bradley Koch, who was born with OI, or "brittle bone disorder," which causes fragile bones and other connective tissue symptoms. He was diagnosed at 4 months old, and by that time he had already had 15 broken bones, many of them occurring at...

A new home

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Hokendauqua Fire Station on Second Street is getting a new home. The framework provides a classic picture of the three-bay-fire station to come. The former small fire station was razed to make way for the new building. The structure, made of aluminum siding with a 3-foot high brick facade, will also house a gear and equipment room. The fire company is part of the Whitehall Township Fire Department.

LCCC honored by beekeepers

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association recently lauded Lehigh Carbon Community College for its support of beekeeping and beekeepers in the Lehigh Valley. LCCC President Donald W. Snyder, center, was on hand to accept the award from association President Steve Finke, second from left, of Kutztown, and to offer the facility's continued support of the various beekeeper programs held on campus. From left are beekeepers Secretary Ann Wertman, Finke, Snyder, beekeepers association member Joe...

Whitehall commissioners to vote on budget Monday

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners is expected to approve the administration's proposed 2013 budget Monday night.

The budget includes nearly $20 million in expenditures and contains no increase in real estate taxes or garbage collection fees.

The commissioners held three budget hearings during which time the department heads outlined their projected programs and costs for next year.

Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. said the budget submitted to the seven-member board...