Christians are taught "all things work together for good."
This week, it's difficult to see how that can be true for the families and friends of the children and adults who died at the Sandy Hook School in Connecticut Friday.
I am the mother of five children. They are grown now, but a mother always remembers her children as they were when they were young.
When Laurie was 6 years old, she was an instant mother's helper when triplet siblings joined the family. She would...
· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m., Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua. Information: 610-264-0740.
· Duplicate Bridge, Invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14...
Are You A Whitehall Zephyr Graduate of Distinction? Or do you know someone who is?
The Whitehall-Coplay School District would like to recognize the accomplishments of Zephyr graduates in the areas of music, art, academic achievements, civic or military achievements, community service or significant personal achievement.
Submit your nominations by Jan. 4. Nomination forms are available at the Whitehall Township Public Library and the Coplay Public Library as well as on the...
Rain didn't stop the Girl Scouts in the River's Edge Service unit from delivering Christmas music to the residents of Coplay in exchange for nonperishable food donations for the Coplay Food Bank Dec. 9. Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Cadette troops from both the Catasauqua and Whitehall area equally divided the Coplay streets on foot, carrying bags and pulling wagons which they hoped to have filled with donations by the end of the day. After they were done caroling they were treated to cookies...
Jacqueline Kuba, organist of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Whitehall, will present an organ recital of Advent and Christmas music on Saturday, Dec. 29, at 4 p.m.
The concert will be presented at the church, which is located on Main Street in the village of Egypt.
Organ works will include selections by Bach, Pachelbel, Daquin, Held and Purvis, along with some favorite seasonal carols.
A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the music program at Shepherd of...
Borough police responded Dec. 11 to a report of a vehicle alarm sounding at 9:23 p.m. in the area of Ninth and Chestnut streets.
On arrival, police said, they determined the sound of the alarm was coming from a 1991 Ford sedan.
The owner of the vehicle arrived at the scene and turned off the alarm, police said. No further action was taken by police.
Coplay Police on Dec. 23 responded to a report of a fire...
The administration, faculty and staff of Lehigh Career and Technical Institute have selected the November 2012 Students of the Month.
Award recipients are selected by the instructor of each respective lab in recognition of their achievement during the previous month.
Whitehall High School students named include:
Mark Cole, web design/web programming
Genelle Davenport, health occupations/health related technology
Peter Montgomery, electrical technology...
The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of disorderly conduct brought police to Aspen Lane.
· Officers responded to a request for information in the 1900 block of Belleview Drive.
· A report of a motor vehicle crash brought police to MacArthur Road.
· Officers responded to an alarm in the 5400 block of North Coplay Road.
· A report of public drunkenness brought police to Main Street...
Photos from around the local area
The Bosch Group has contributed $100,000 and Catholic Charities donated $20,000 to the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley to assist area residents whose homes were damaged by "Superstorm" Sandy.
Any owner-occupied home is eligible for assistance if the total household income is roughly less than double the poverty rate. Previously, only seniors and disabled heads of households were eligible.
The "Standing Up To Sandy" program will assist those who have homeowners'...