Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, August 19, 2017
PRESS PHOTOS BY AL RECKERTrish and Dave Janders, of Stiles, dance to polka music Sunday at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church’s homecoming picnic. PRESS PHOTOS BY AL RECKERTrish and Dave Janders, of Stiles, dance to polka music Sunday at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church’s homecoming picnic.
Emil Schanta and his band play during a polka Mass, which kicked off the homecoming event. Emil Schanta and his band play during a polka Mass, which kicked off the homecoming event.
Terry Carfara and Piper, Ava and Shane Marth, all of Whitehall, enjoy a ride on the train around the church grounds. Terry Carfara and Piper, Ava and Shane Marth, all of Whitehall, enjoy a ride on the train around the church grounds.

Coplay: Sign up for IRT’s 10K event

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

There is still time to sign up for the 16th annual Ironton Rail Trail 10K run/walk, beginning 8 a.m. Aug. 26 at Saylor Park. The event is a major IRT fundraiser.

Further information is available by calling 610-405-1025.

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With schools opening shortly, Whitehall-Coplay School District will maintain the same bus stops in the borough as in the past, with locations on Chestnut, Second and Fourth streets.

Borough police patrols will keep a watchful eye when the youngsters leave for school in the morning and return in the afternoon.

There is considerably less vehicle traffic on Chestnut Street, where school buses make two stops, because of the closing of the Coplay-Northampton Bridge.

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Funds from mailers to borough residents and businesses are beginning to arrive for Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s annual drive, a mainstay in town with its food bank, convalescent equipment, Halloween parade and other holiday events.

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Upcoming borough meetings include:

Coplay Senior Citizens, 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16, at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St.

Coplay Town Watch, 7 p.m. Aug. 16, at American Legion home, South Second Street

Stanley W. Reinhard Jr. American Legion Post 426, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16