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Fellowship Community honors our nation's veterans

Thursday, November 20, 2014 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Military veterans of all eras are a special breed of people.

The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce and WAEB presented a Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 13 at the Zentz Center at Fellowship Community, Whitehall, in honor of those who served our country.

The main attraction of the event was a panel of five veterans representing the World War II and wars in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Panelists answered questions from the audience and from a Whitehall-Coplay Middle School class through a webcast.

Teens learn about homelessness

Thursday, October 16, 2014 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Teenagers from across the Northeast region learned first hand what it's like to be homeless.

St. John's United Church of Christ, Fullerton, hosted a sleep out for homelessness event Sept. 20 to raise awareness and money to help combat homelessness in the Lehigh Valley.

Roughly 100 teens from the Penn Northeast Conference of the United Church of Christ assembled before the sleep out to learn the causes and effects of teen homelessness.

Man checks item off bucket list

Thursday, August 28, 2014 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Dale Miller travels to Alaska on motorcycle

What's on your bucket list?

For Dale Miller of Northampton it was traveling west on his old, reliable friend – his Harley-Davidson.

Miller participated in the 2014 Hokey Hey Motorcycle Challenge July 20-Aug. 2. The event is a long-distance motorcycle endurance run that took him from Key West, Fla., to Homer, Alaska.

Riders were required to stop at three check points during the trip – in Lawton, Ohio; Great Falls, Mont.; and Prince George, B.C., Canada. The riders were tracked via GPS.

Miller was gone for 35 days and traveled a total of 15,626 miles on his bike.

'We are here for the locals'

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Northampton family opens Catty business

A Northampton family can now claim they operate a business in Catasauqua on Front Street.

The Front Street Food & Tobacco Shop held its grand opening recently.

Ajay Dawar, of Northampton, is no stranger to operating a small business. He has been managing them for the past 15 years.

The business is family run. Assisting in its operations are wife Rimmi, daughters Jagriti and Kripa, son Jay and parents Dev and Amrit.

Competition tight in the 183rd

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The 183rd has more than enough candidates this election cycle.

Currently serving State Representative Julie Harhart will square off against fellow Republican Marc Grammes and Democrat Terri Powell Tuesday, May 20.

Harhart, who has served in the state house since 1994, said she is running for re-election to serve and assist the residents of the 183rd.

"I consider serving the public through this position to be one of the most effective ways I can help our communities," she said. "Every day is different with problems, challenges and new opportunities."