South Whitehall Township sponsored a free Youth Fishing Derby at Covered Bridge Park on April 22, Earth Day 2017.
Children and parents lined the banks of the Jordan Creek between the Wehr’s Mill and Manassas Guth covered bridges in search of the largest fish to be named a winner in one of four age-related categories.
The Jordan Creek was stocked with nearly 500 trout from the Lehigh County and Cedarbrook Co-op Nursery to provide an ample supply of fish for the catchin’.
Trixie’s Treats and Ruffin it Barbeque were on site with plenty of food to feed the hungry anglers.
Junior firefighter Faith Higgins and Probationary firefighter Ercilio Sangiovanny wipe down Cetronia Engine 312 following the effects of a recent fast moving cold front.
As the entire Lehigh Valley was jostled by the storm, South Whitehall firefighters responded to a flurry of calls for fires in electrical wires, trees and wires down on roadways as well as numerous reports of vehicle accidents as the storm passed.
Cetronia, Greenawalds, Woodlawn and Fogelsville firefighters responded recently for an alarm at St. Luke’s West End Campus, 501 Cetronia Road, South Whitehall Township.
First reports indicated there was smoke in the building.
However, after a thorough inspection by firefighters, nothing was found.
Units were on scene about 20 minutes.
Two cars of a southbound Norfolk Southern train derailed near the intersection of Cetronia and Trexlertown roads March 6.
The involved boxcars were empty at the time of the derailment.
A crane was being dispatched to help return the cars to the track. No other information was available.
Firefighters from Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn fire companies responded to a call around 10 a.m. Dec. 21 from Liu’s House restaurant, 4128 Tilghman St., South Whitehall.
The caller reported a strong smell of natural gas in the restaurant.
All businesses in the complex were checked by firefighters, as a precaution, using gas detection meters.
UGI was notified and responded.
No additional natural gas was detected and firefighters cleared the scene within the hour.
South Whitehall Township had its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Dec. 3 at Covered Bridge Park.
A large crowd attended the ceremony this year, only the second to be held at the park.
Santa Claus arrived on Cetronia Truck 331, driven across Wehr’s Bridge by Woodlawn firefighters in Utility 3293, an all-terrain four-wheeler.
Additional photos on Page A2.
Hundreds of vendors as well as just plain old neighbors had a huge Super Gigantic Garage sale Nov. 19-20 in Ag Hall at the Allentown Fairgrounds.
With items as diverse as furniture to jewelry, model trains and Teddy Bears, a shopper would have had a hard time not finding something to take home.
Lehigh Valley Health Network offered its annual influenza inoculations Nov. 5 at Dorney Park, South Whitehall Township.
Hundreds of residents lined up for drive-thru injections administered by volunteer teams from the LVHN.
The Steel Challenge Shooting Association’s East Coast Championship recently took place at Guthsville Rod and Gun Club, Orefield.
The event was the largest Steel Challenge match in the world with competitors from 19 states and even an international competitor from Austria.
The targets are steel plates including 10- and 12-inch circles and 18-inch by 24-inch rectangles supported by stands that allow the plates to swing when hit.
This action deflects bullets downward and away from the shooting positions.
Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn fire departments were dispatched at 7:24 p.m. Nov. 4 for a house fire at 530 Chelsea Lane, South Whitehall Township.
The caller reportedly said a couch was on fire at the front door of the home.
When firefighters arrived, they found a chair burning outside the front door. The chair had been move there by the homeowner.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire.
Smoke throughout the first floor of the home was removed by firefighters with fans.
Cetronia Ambulance Corps and South Whitehall police were also on scene.