Cetronia and Woodlawn volunteer firefighters spent two hours Jan. 16 cleaning up a spill on Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.
An unknown fluid was causing slippery conditions on the road starting at the intersection of Cedarbrook and Dorney Park roads, east on Dorney Park to Lincoln Avenue and south on Lincoln.
Firefighters used oil absorbent material to control the fluid and to serve as an antiskid material.
Woodlawn dispatched Unit 3293, the fire company's new off-road vehicle to help spread the oil absorbent.
A new smartphone application has been developed to help Pennsylvania State Police receive reports regarding suspicious activity possibly linked to terrorism.
The See Something, Send Something app allows suspicious activity to be captured as a photo or written note and sent to the Pennsylvania Criminal Intelligence Center.
The application, which is available at no cost for iPhone and Android phone users, also includes information on what to look for and when to report suspicious activity, along with how to receive important alerts.
THURSDAY, JAN. 17
·Pa. German's Friends at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown, 7 p.m.; Open to the public. Heritage and dialect of Pa. Dutch people in the Valley are highlighted. Call 610-264-2979.
·Concretely Speaking Toastmasters Club, noon at Lehigh Cement Co. office building. Near the intersection of Route 100 and I-78, Upper Macungie. Learn to build speaking skills. Directions: 610-366-4600. More info, www.concretelyspeaking.org.
North Whitehall supervisors got down to business at their annual re-organizational meeting on Jan. 7.
With all members in attendance, Ron Heintzelman was designated chairman. Steve Pany was named vice chairman.
Mark Hills is the third supervisor on the board.
Brenda Norder was re-appointed township secretary/treasurer and chief pension officer. Jeff Bartlett remains as township manager.
The treasurer's bond is set at $6 million with the Neffs National Bank and First Northern Bank and Trust, Palmerton, designated the repositories.
Activities at Parkland Community Library, Walbert Ave., South Whitehall,include a "Introduction to Memoir Writing" workshop 1-2:30 p.m. on Jan. 19.
Speaker, therapist, teacher and author Jerry Waxler will present a workshop on how to write one's life story.
Books into Movies for adults will meet 7 p.m. Jan. 23 to discuss "My Sister's Keeper" by Jody Picoult.
The basic computer class scheduled for Jan. 26 has been canceled.
For more information, call the library at 610-398-1361.
Horsham-based Bimbo Bakeries USA, which makes Arnold and Stroehmann breads, is building a new state-of-the-art bakery in Upper Macungie Township.
The company, which is planning a $75 million facility at 105 Boulder Drive, Breinigsville, will produce bread and buns for the Northeast.
More than 100 jobs are expected to come to the area when it begins operation in early 2014.
Construction of the 240,000-square-foot Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified plant (LEED) is expected to begin in a few months and be completed by the end of this.
The final Jewish Community Center presentation of the childhood favorite, "Winnie the Pooh," will be given 2 p.m. Jan. 20.
The musical is performed by The Stagemakers at the J, which is comprised of students in public and private schools and who participate in the performing arts classes at the JCC.
The five-week class culminates in a show production.
"Winnie the Pooh" was chosen by Director and Choreographer Syd Stauffer because of its appeal to the younger students.
Since the start of Stagemakers at the J, this cast of 14 girls is the youngest.
Firefighters respond to two-vehicle crash.
This year's cold and flu season has been especially harsh, and national attention has been placed on dwindling vaccination supplies.
State and local organizations, however, are working overtime to treat the ill, and they are recommending preventive measures as the safest bet for a healthy winter.
To differentiate between a simple cold and the more severe flu, Deputy Press Secretary for the State Department of Health Kait Gillis said symptoms such as fever, body aches, tiredness, and cough are more common and intense with the flu.