Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Hearst acquires Rodale magazine, book businesses

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Hearst has agreed to acquire the magazine and book businesses of Rodale Inc., based in Emmaus and New York.

The announcement was made Oct. 18 by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz, Rodale CEO Maria Rodale and Hearst Magazines President David Carey. The deal is expected to close in early 2018 after government approvals are received. Terms have not been disclosed.

Students perform in L.C. Band concert

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in School

Members of the 2017 Lehigh County Band performed a concert at Salisbury High School Feb. 4. The concert was presented by the Lehigh County Bandmasters Association.

There are 11 schools in the Lehigh County Band: Whitehall High School, Catasauqua High School, Allentown Central Catholic High School, Emmaus High School, Louis E. Dieruff High School, Northern Lehigh High School, Northwestern Lehigh High School, Parkland High School, Salisbury High School, Southern Lehigh High School and William Allen High School. Emmaus High School did not participate this year in the concert.

Lehigh County: General election voter totals

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

All election results were obtained from Lehigh County Voter Registration. These results are unofficial until certified by the board of elections.

President of the United States

Hillary Clinton/Tim Kane, Democratic, 77,087 votes, 50.37 percent

Donald Trump/Mike Pence, Republican, 70,285 votes, 45.93 percent

Darrell Castle/Scott Bradley, Constitution, 526 votes, 0.34 percent

Jill Stein/Ajamu Baraka, Green, 1,338 votes, 0.87 percent

Gary Johnson/Bill Weld, Libertarian, 3,795 votes, 2.48 percent

Total: 153,031 votes, 100 percent

Press to collect for Stockings for Soldiers

Thursday, October 20, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Lehigh Valley Press will once again participate in Stockings for Soldiers, working with Keystone Military Families. For our readers who would also like to participate, the items needed are listed below.

All items collected go to all branches of the military and to locations in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Korea and any other troops that request support from home. All items are sorted and packed according to the requests received directly from the troops or their families. Special holiday items also have been added to the list.

Requested items for 2016 include:

‘Disney Classics’ comes to life at Waldheim Park

Thursday, September 8, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in School

The Allentown Band filled Waldheim Park, Allentown, with sounds of “Disney Classics” Aug. 9. Selections included “Snow White Overture,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Mary Poppins,” “Frozen,” “Aladdin” and “Lion King.”

Soprano Emily Emick, of Whitehall, was the featured guest soloist who sang songs from “Mary Poppins.”

The event also included a hymn sing and an offering to defray the costs of the concert.

Whitehall man marks pastoral milestone

Thursday, April 28, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Rev. Stephen Emick, pastor for spiritual formation and discipleship at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown (FPCA), 3231 W. Tilghman St., recently celebrated 25 years of ordained ministry.

Now in his 26th year, Emick, of Whitehall, reflects on his career and the future of the church.

Originally from Scranton, Emick graduated from high school and thought he would pursue a career in music.

He attended Marywood University in Scranton and fell into communication arts, receiving his bachelor of arts in communication arts/radio and television.