Goodwill Keystone Area recently opened its doors to a new retail store and donation center located at 2675 MacArthur Road, Whitehall Township.
Goodwill is one of the latest tenants at MacArthur Commons and can be found next to Planet Fitness and Burlington.
Amber (Millets) Hulen graduated from basic leadership class Nov. 26 in Santa Fe, N.M. She is now an E5 in the New Mexico National Guard and has been in the National Guard for six years.
She has attained the rank of sergeant.
Hulen lives in Alamogordo, N.M. She works on Lakota helicopters at Holloman Air Force Base.
She is a 2012 Whitehall High School graduate.
At its Dec. 4 meeting, Hanover Township Council approved the 2020 budget. The new budget includes the township’s operating budget and a five-year capital improvement plan. The municipal tax rate will stay at a quarter mill, the lowest rate in Pennsylvania.
Catasauqua kicked off the Christmas season with its annual tree-lighting ceremony Dec. 8.
The tree lighting was traditionally held at the George Taylor House, but this year the venue was switched to the new municipal complex, 90 Bridge St. The advantage of the new location is the building provides shelter from the cold.
Before the tree lighting, Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church went to the senior high-rise and sang carols while passing out treats.
An evening of food, music, celebration and spectacle was capped off by a historic Allentown Christmas tradition during the Pip the Mouse reception at the Liberty Bell Museum at Zion’s Reformed Church of Christ, 620 Hamilton St., Allentown.
The Rev. Joshua Knappenberger, museum director, began the Nov. 25 event by welcoming and thanking reception attendees. Guests enjoyed drinks and a buffet prepared by museum board members and volunteers.
Players of the Stage, a Christian theater group comprised of home-schooled students, presents “The Mouse That Roared” at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Lower Macungie Township. The show will run 7 p.m. Dec. 12-14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 14.
Tickets for all performances are free, but reservations are required.
In lieu of a ticket price, a freewill offering will be taken to benefit Allentown Rescue Mission, which meets the needs of homeless and impoverished men in the Lehigh Valley.
North Catasauqua Borough received multiple anonymous complaints Dec. 2 claiming there were electrical issues and no heat in an apartment building at 1122 Front St. The borough sent the code inspector to verify the complaints, and he discovered that not only were the complaints accurate, but the building was otherwise not fit for human habitation.
Nov. 13 was World Kindness Day, and the students and families at 3d Dance Studio spread kindness throughout the Lehigh Valley in more ways than one.
For the entire week, students, families and staff organized ways they could give back to the community. They collected 288 batteries to donate to the Colonial Intermediate Unit No. 21 adapted toy day, collected items to make 36 welcome baskets to Valley Youth House and completed more than 250 acts of kindness.
Catasauqua Borough Council meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Safety Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Public Works Committee meets 6 p.m. in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Zoning Hearing Board meets 7:30 p.m., as needed, in the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St.
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the township building, 2202 Grove Road.