In 2016, the Whitehall-Coplay community regained a Rotary Club after a 15-year absence.
And this year, the provisionary club is on its way to becoming a fully chartered Rotary Club.
The team of Herb Klotz, Laura Long and Sharon Geroulo picked up the torch that was left by the previous club and began the rebuilding process.
The Whitehall Area Rotary Club is sponsored by Allentown West Rotary Club, which means the clubs will be working together in an effort to help Whitehall become fully chartered.
Gloria Zimmerman of the Allentown Rotary Club emailed The Press.
What happens when a hurricane interrupts your family vacation?
Scott Pagel, sports editor of the Whitehall-Coplay, Northampton, Catasauqua and Bethlehem editions of the Lehigh Valley Press, was on vacation with his family Oct. 5-12 at Disney All-Star Sports Resort in Orlando during the time Hurricane Matthew was projected to hit Florida.
The storm formed Sept. 28 and dissipated Oct. 10, leaving 13 days of destruction in its wake.
Whitehall Historical Preservation Society recently sponsored a special presentation at Helfrich Springs Grist Mill, highlighting the career of WWII veteran Maj. Nathan Kline, U.S. Air Force retired.
Kline, 91, a former B-26 bombardier navigator, flew missions over Europe during the war including D-Day as well as the Battle of the Bulge.
He received many awards during his service, including the Distinguished Flying Cross, 10 Air Metal awards, French Legion of Honor and Hall of Valor.