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First Valley CNG filling station in South Whitehall

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Local News

Drivers who fuel their vehicles at the Exxon UniMart on Route 309 in Walberts, South Whitehall, may have noticed a different type of fuel pump.

According to Ann Marie, day manager at the store, many motorists pull up to the pump and think it's gasoline.

But it's not.

The pump is the first Compressed Natural Gas filling station in the Lehigh Valley.

Owned by Lehigh Gas Company, headquartered on Hamilton Street, Allentown, it took the company some time for the Environmental Protection Agency and South Whitehall Township to approve its installation.

OUTDOORS Little Lehigh Creek gets its start in Mertztown

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in HS Sports

Anglers from surrounding states fish it, even visitors from out of the country have dipped a line in it. It's a famous trout stream and it's here in our own backyard.

The Little Lehigh Creek, all 25.4 mainstem stream miles of it, is a year-round trout fishery that beckons avid fly fishers and - during the trout season - bait fishermen of all ages. A portion of it is even designated as Class A Wild Trout waters.