To a full house at Keystone Pub and Grill, Grape Street, Whitehall, the Leiner for Congress campaign hosted an event Nov. 11 to officially kick off the campaign for Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District.
The event started with some introductory words from Will Leiner, the candidate’s son, followed by a viewing of the campaign’s official announcement video that was released the week before.
Bill Leiner Jr., Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, then addressed the crowd.
Lulu’s Treasures, 1841 Main St., Northampton, features antiques, collectibles and sports memorabilia.
The owner, Monica Walters, rented the store in June 2016, gave it a fresh coat of paint and a whole new look and opened her doors for business in the fall of that same year.
Lulu’s Treasures has a variety of items for purchase including crystal jewelry and vintage dishes and kitchenware, all from her own personal collection. She also has football keepsakes from various teams and many NASCAR items.
Allen Township Board of Supervisors gave its stamp of approval Nov. 28 to allow the construction of two warehouses that will be built next to the FedEx Ground hub on 80 acres near Willowbrook Road.
According to Johanna Chervak, real estate development director for Rockefeller Group, improvements being sought include left turn lanes onto Race Street, Airport Road and the Race Street intersection as well as stormwater improvements.
Lot No. 5 was unanimously approved by the board.
For Ricardo Menendez, a paramedic at Cetronia Ambulance Corps, the memories of when he had been deployed to Hurricanes Gustav and Sandy as a member of the Cetronia Strike Team came rushing back when the recent string of hurricanes devastated so many lives in the United States and Puerto Rico.
During Hurricanes Gustav and Sandy, Menendez, of Whitehall, was on the front lines of the devastation and even shared quarters with families affected by the disaster.
The president and vice president of Northampton Area School District Board of Education were re-elected at the annual reorganization meeting Dec. 4.
David Gogel was re-elected board president. Chuck Frantz was re-elected board vice president. The vote for each position was unanimous, 9-0, at the meeting.
U.S. Air Force National Guard
U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Huy H. Dinh has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.
East Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.
Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.
Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.