“Sip — Savor — Save & Support.”
That’s what many Lehigh Valley residents will be doing from April 8 to April 14. It’s the annual Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce (WACC) Restaurant Week!
Jessica O’Donnell, senior vice president of central affiliated chambers, spoke with The Press to discuss this annual event, which has been occurring for at least three years.
O’Donnell said when Restaurant Week occurs — this year being her second working on the event — she gets more excited every year for it.
Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley Inc. (PCFLV), a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports the entire family battling pediatric cancer, joined efforts with Warner Art Glass Center, an art glassblowing shop located in Whitehall, to benefit children facing cancer.
On Feb. 13 and 14, the Bethlehem foundation and the glass center sponsored hands-on fun for children and their families who use the services of and receive support from PCFLV. Area community members also participated in glassblowing festivities.
The owners of Kornfeind's Market, brothers Joe and Frank, have been keeping the family business tradition alive and are always looking for ways to continue attracting customers.
A specialized meat market, Kornfeind's has recently added a new selection to the menu: craft beers. The addition required renovations, which took place January through March.
The Heart Care Group, located at 1202 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, recently held one of its biggest canned food drives to date.
From October to Dec. 12, a total of 4,502 cans of food were collected to be given to Second Harvest Food Bank, which is located at 2045 Harvest Way in Allentown.
According to Second Harvest, "Second Harvest Food Bank distributes food to the hungry though its more than 200 member agencies in Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Pike and Wayne counties."
Whitehall Township Crime Watch members and the community learned about gun and firearm safety Oc. 27.
Detective Kurt Tempinski provided an overview of the subject matter at the crime watch meeting.
Det. Ed Hartman was the guest speaker at the Whitehall Township Crime Watch meeting Sept. 22. This was the concluding meeting for their "Taking Citizens through a DUI Arrest" theme.
Hartman, a graduate of Whitehall High School and Penn State University, was a police officer in the Upper Saucon Township area for 30 years and, while there, ran crime watch meetings. Currently, he works with District Attorney James B. Martin at Lehigh County's Central Booking Center.