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North Whitehall Township

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Churches to honor the fallen

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will begin its summer worship schedule May 24.

There will be one service 9 a.m. each Sunday through Sept. 6.

There will be no Sunday School during the summer.

In celebration of Pentecost, the church will be decorated with red geraniums.

Rejoicing Spirits worship time for those with special needs and their caregivers will be 11 a.m. on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Hyatt, Wawa are coming

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall Township residents can look forward to a Hyatt hotel and a Wawa in redevelopment of the Cedar Point West shopping district in Dorneyville.

David Lear, of Lehigh Engineering, presented the proposal to commissioners during the courtesy of the floor portion of the May 6 meeting.

In the new layout, Carrabas is the only building remaining intact.

The Friendly's Restaurant would be removed, and the Wendy's would be repositioned.

A four-story Hyatt hotel with 122 rooms would be designed to meet the height restrictions of the area.

Three vie for South Whitehall board seats

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Three candidates are listed on the Republican ballot for their party's nomination in the primary for the South Whitehall Board of Commissioners.

There are three, four-year terms open on the board.

Incumbents Glenn Block and David Bond are seeking second terms.

Matt Mulqueen wants to fill the position of Dale Daubert, who chose not to run for re-election.

No candidates are running on the Democrat ticket.

Block, a certified public accountant, says his expertise in financial matters is an asset to his work as a commissioner.

Board discusses budget concerns

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The Parkland School Board and administration gathered April 24 for the 2015-16 budget seminar.

The daylong event included not only an explanation of the numbers comprising the budget but also reports on factors such as enrollment growth and planned new construction, which may create an impact.

District Superintendent Richard Sniscak reported positive trends in revenue from earned income tax and increased real estate assessment are beneficial, but challenges arise from mandates and the uncertainty of commonwealth funding.

Leo Club plans duck race fundraiser at Covered Bridge

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland High School's Leo Club will be staging its third annual duck race fundraiser 1 p.m. May 17 at Covered Bridge Park, South Whitehall.

Upper Lehigh Lions Club liaison to the Leos, Jim Osmun, reports this year's proceeds will be given to Csala and Dan Beers of North Whitehall Township.

Csala left her house to go and buy milk before a snowstorm Feb. 1 but along the way was involved in a serious accident with her car.

As a result, she is paralyzed from the waist down. Her husband, Dan, was paralyzed years earlier in an accident on the same road.

Emergency services offering reflective signs

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The North Whitehall Emergency Services Organization is promoting a program to make reflective address signs available to residents at minimal cost.

Comprised of the Laurys Station, Neffs, Schnecksville, and Tri-Clover volunteer fire companies and Northern Valley EMS, the ESO wants to make certain first responders can find a house address when minutes and seconds count.

On a dark, rainy night, during a snowstorm, or in heavy fog, will your home address be visible to the people who come to help you in an emergency?

North Whitehall

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Letter carriers having mailbox food collection drive

The National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive will take place on May 9.

Place non-perishable donations in a bag by your mailbox and your letter carrier will pick it up.

If you receive mail at the post office, the food may be dropped off there.

Items will be given to the food bank at Agape New Testament Fellowship Church, Schnecks-ville.

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St. John's United Church of Christ, 1415 Rising Sun Road, Laurys Station, has been selected as a polling place for the primary election, May 19, and the general election, Nov. 3.

Students honored at board meeting

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

After recognizing students who achieved honors at the state level, Parkland School District Superintendent Richard Sniscak said their endeavors represent the three pillars of education.

"Academics, the performing arts and athletics are the three pillars of a comprehensive program," Sniscak said during the April 21 school board meeting. "This is what we value in Parkland.

"Congratulations to students, parents and staff."

Alyssa Tauber has the unique distinction of accomplishment in four different media on the National Scholastic Art Awards list.

North Whitehall

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union UCC, Neffs, having annual country sale on May 2

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, invites the community to its annual Country Sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 2.

Yard sale vendors will be set up inside Memorial Hall, on church grounds and in the grove.

Come for lunch and enjoy homemade soup, barbecues, hot dogs, baked goods and more.

The Youth Group will have a stand outside to sell walking tacos, root beer floats and pretzels.

Other items available for purchase include used books and church commemorative items.

The sale is a time for food, fun and fellowship.

Call 610-767-6961 for more information.

Comfort Suites plans expansion

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Representatives of the Comfort Suites Hotel, 3712 Hamilton Blvd., are planning to construct a 34-foot long by 67.5-foot addition to the northwest corner of the existing building to house an indoor swimming pool and spa/fitness room for guests.

Built in 1989 shortly after the Hamilton Boulevard Bypass opened, the Comfort Suites project includes regrading of the adjacent detention pond and construction of an 8-foot-high retaining wall.