Susan Cowsill and the Todd Wolfe Band headline the Lehigh Valley Concert for the Cause, a benefit show for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.
The artists and ArtsQuest are partnering with American Bank and the Red Cross for this benefit concert. American Bank has offered to match donations to American Red Cross Disaster Relief up to $50,000 through Dec. 31.
ArtsQuest will donate 100 percent of proceeds from the Lehigh Valley Concert for the Cause.
Lehigh Valley Health Network once again administered free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November.
Shots were all drive-thru at Dorney Park Nov. 3 and at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown Nov. 4.
Following Hurricane Sandy, representatives from Cetronia Ambulance Corps. provided emergency and disaster relief services in Atlantic, Ocean and Monmouth counties in New Jersey.
Cetronia's teams operated in conjunction with other Pennsylvania EMS Strike Teams providing relief, shelter support and search and rescue operations.
"We are proud to have men and women on our teams that are dedicated to disaster response, not only in our local area, but for areas throughout the country that need assistance when devastation strikes," said Larry Wiersch, Cetronia CEO.
To the Editor:
In recent Whitehall-Coplay Press articles, attention was drawn to the unacceptable form of government practiced the past five years in Coplay. A clarification is needed.
Coplay council for decades had seven council committees. Each council member was a chair of a committee. Committees were unwisely increased to 15 committees during the past three years or so.
Local residents honored
Kara Eichelberger and Elizabeth Krall, both of Whitehall, were honored Nov. 9 as university scholars at Susquehanna University.
Eichelberg, a 2009 Whitehall graduate, is a senior majoring in biology.
She is the daughter of Paul and Kristine Eichelberger.
Krall, a 2010 graduate of Whitehall, is a junior majoring in music education. She is the daughter of Douglas and Deborah Krall.
On Oct. 3, 1789, President George Washington proclaimed the Day of National Thanksgiving.
"Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits and humbly to implore his protection and favor," Washington is quoted as writing in his proclamation.
Margaret Strassburger McCarty, 91, of Catasauqua, died Nov. 12, 2012, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Charles "Keck" J. McCarty Jr.
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Ursula (Zepf) Strassburger.
She was a member of the WAAC and WAC during World War II.
She and her late husband owned and operated McCarty's Farmer's Hotel, Catasauqua.
She was a member of St. Lawrence the Martyr Roman Catholic Church, North Catasauqua, and of its Altar and Rosary Guild.
The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert Nov. 9 about possible scams taking place in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Following major disasters, it's common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Such fraudulent schemes may involve contact by telephone, social media, email or in-person solicitations.
The IRS cautions both hurricane victims and people wishing to make disaster-related charitable donations to avoid scam artists by following these tips:
A four-vehicle crash Friday on Route 22 in Whitehall Township took the life of a New Jersey man.
William H. Wilson III, 24, of Stewartsville, N.J., was pronounced dead at the scene Nov. 16 by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Rich Kroon, according to a news release from the coroner's office.
The cause of death is attributed to blunt force trauma to the head.
Wilson was one of two occupants of a vehicle that had slowed in the left westbound lane in an active construction zone near mile marker 322, just east of Route 145, according to state police.
Whitehall Township police responded to report of an armed robbery at the Sunoco One Stop Mini Market located at 2304 MacArthur Road Nov. 13 at approximately 7:59 p.m.
Police said the suspect, who was armed with a hand gun, approached the store clerk and demanded money. The suspect left the store on foot.
The clerk was not injured during the incident, police said.
According to police, the suspect is described as a black male wearing a black jacket with a gray hooded sweat shirt underneath, black baseball cap and black sweat pants.