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CHS team competes at 2014 Envirothon event

Thursday, July 3, 2014 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in School

One hundred and fifty local high school and middle school students participated in a recent two-day Envirothon competition and program.

The Lehigh County Conservation District conducted the annual Lehigh County High School Envirothon April 29, at the Pool Wildlife Sanctuary in Emmaus.

The event is a competitive environmental education program conducted at the local and state levels for high school students.

Whitehall Theatre Program receives donation

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in School

Gene Dallevechia, of Power Supply Electric, Lehigh Valley, presented a $2,000 donation to the Whitehall Theatre Program recently in the Whitehall High School's auditorium.

The donation will be used for the theatre program's upcoming performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical "South Pacific," which begins in April.

The cast of the musical, Theatre Director Andrew Borghesani, Whitehall-Coplay School District Superintendent John Corby and Whitehall-Coplay School Board President Tina Koren were present at the ceremony.

Store owner living her dream

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in Local News

Cindy Scharein knits a scarf as her black-framed glasses sit on the end of her nose. She adjusts her frames and sets down her tools, before greeting customers as they enter her shop, Whimsical Whims, nestled at 1756 Main St., Northampton.

The store, which opened in May of this year, sells handmade jewelry, knitted scarves, craft items, baby items and accessories, woodworking, yard decorations, games, handmade soaps and gently used clothing.

Differences between Civil War soldiers topic of presentation

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in Local News

Dressed in garments from the era, Neil and Kathleen Coddington, spoke about the civil war Nov. 28 at The Helfrich Spring Grist Mill, in Whitehall.

The Civil War reenactors and historians are members of the 153rd Pennsylvania's Volunteer Infantry. Their talk was hosted by the Whitehall Historic Preservation Society.

"The common foot soldier carried 70 pounds of equipment, including the riffle, pack and boots," said Neil Coddington. "Now the common soldier was about 5 foot 6 [inches] to 5 foot 7 [inches] and weighed 143 pounds, so he carried nearly half of his weight."

Speaker discusses dealing with juvenile offenders

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in Police Log

Elizabeth Fritz of the Juvenile Probation Office spoke about handling juvenile offenders at the Whitehall Crime Watch meeting, Nov. 26.

Fritz said 4 to 8 percent of juvenile offenders are "serious chronic offenders" and that 40 percent of juveniles are "low risk offenders."

"People can change as an adolescent on their way to becoming an adult," said Fritz.

Research reveals if the office focused on the serious chronic offenders, it would be more beneficial.

Dogs strut their stuff at Doggie Day

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in Local News

Full of energy and excitement, many dogs barked and sniffed throughout the grounds of Whitehall Parkway during the Whitehall Doggie Day and Pet Parade Saturday, Sept. 29.

The event, sponsored by Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce, allowed residents to bring their dogs to the park to participate in different events.

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Animal Health and Welfare Center, Peaceable Kingdom and Lehigh Valley CART.

Vendors' booths filled the park and dogs with their owners perused the animal-friendly marketplace.

Lt. Dan's the band

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in Focus

Gary Sinise in State Theatre benefit concert for wounded Whitehall veteran 'smart home'

Gary Sinise, best known for his Academy Award nominated role as Lt. Dan Taylor in "Forrest Gump," headlines the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, with his music group the Lt. Dan Band, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17.

The benefit concert is to raise money to build a "smart home" for Army Sgt. Adam Keys, a Whitehall Township resident who lost his legs and his left hand to an Improvised Explosive Device in July 2010 in Afghanistan. The explosion killed his friend and Whitehall native Army Spc. Jesse Reed.