Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, January 25, 2020

During cold weather, check on others

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

As we experience brutally cold temperatures, remember to check on elderly friends, family and neighbors.

Make sure they have heat, food and are staying safe indoors. Also, keep pets indoors during the cold weather.

When shovelling snow or snow blowing, remember to take breaks and do not over exert yourself.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed Monday, Jan. 20.

During the day, take time to remember his vision for peace and harmony.

Remember, many businesses and public services will be closed for the day.


Stiles column

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

Check out all the lights

As Christmas approaches, the number of homes decorating for the holiday increases.

Our community is quite festive and bright with everyone anticipating the holiday season. Enjoy a stroll or drive through the Stiles' neighborhoods and you will surely get into the holiday spirit.

We have about 12 days left to prepare for the big holiday.

Shoppers are frantically heading to the malls and other popular stores and restaurants for gifts and gift cards. Remember to drive carefully and be aware of traffic.


Stiles column

Thursday, November 28, 2013 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

Happy Thanksgiving

Although it may feel like summer just ended, today we celebrate Thanksgiving.

Enjoy time spent with family and friends.

Take time to relax and enjoy your dinner and watch some great football action. Maybe you can catch a holiday movie on television, too?

However you spend Thanksgiving, have a great day.


Black Friday is tomorrow Friday, Nov. 29.

For those eager shoppers who will head out Friday morning, or even Thursday evening, be sure to make a plan and have a list ready.

Stiles column

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Stephens to host karaoke

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and School will host a Family Karaoke Night tomorrow, Nov. 15.

The fun-filled family night is open to the public and will begin at 6 p.m. in the parish hall of the church at 3900 Mechanicsville Road, Whitehall.

Special guest deejay Rockin' Rich will provide entertainment.

Adults and children may bring their own beverage, along with finger food to share with the group.

There is no charge to attend this event.


With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, remember those community members struggling daily.

Stiles column

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

Boosters to host Oktoberfest Oct. 26

The Whitehall High School Baseball Team Booster Club will host Oktoberfest 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Commitment to Family and Community on Cherry Street, Coplay.

Those 21 and older will enjoy dinner, drinks and deejay entertainment with hits from the 1980s. There is a cost.

Proceeds from the event will help defray costs to allow the baseball team to travel to Myrtle Beach in March and cover other expenses that arise throughout the season.

Contact Michelle at 610-261-9477 for tickets.


Stiles column

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

Coplay Halloween parade set Oct. 15

Stiles residents, mark your calendars.

The annual Coplay Halloween Parade will take place starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.

This is always a fun community event where you are able to meet and greet your friends and neighbors and support the participants in the parade.

Stiles residents can simply take a quick walk into Coplay to enjoy this event.

As usual, the parade route starts at Ninth and Chestnut streets and ends at Fifth and Hokendauqua streets.

Hope to see you there!


Stiles column

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

Support the Zephyrs tomorrow

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, we are moving full speed into autumn.

Football season is upon us, along with all fall sports. Most football enthusiasts will undoubtedly be watching high school games and tuning in via television to college and professional games.

Our own Whitehall Zephyr varsity football team will travel to Bethlehem to take on the Liberty High School Hurricanes tomorrow at 7 p.m.

Come out and support the Zephyrs and enjoy the football action!


This Sunday is National Grandparents Day.

Stiles column

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

St. John to host picnic Sept. 1

Now is a good time to mark your calendar for the St. John the Baptist Church picnic scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 1.

The picnic will be held on the church grounds, located at Ruch and Chestnut Streets. Plan to attend and see friends and neighbors.

More details to come.


If you are thinking of something to do Sunday evening, considering driving into Bethlehem to catch the Musikfest fireworks. The display is always breathtaking.

Also, since Musikfest continues all weekend, stop by and enjoy some wonderful entertainment and delicious food fare.


Stiles column

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

Stay hydrated during summer

In the midst of the heat waves we have been experiencing this summer, keep an eye on your elderly relatives, friends and neighbors.

Make sure they are drinking enough water and they have a cool place to stay.

Also, make sure your pets have ample water and have a cool place to stay indoors.


Do not forget to use the township's wonderful public pools to keep cool.

We are so lucky to have the Jefferson Street, Cementon and Parkview pools to enjoy during the summer months.


Stiles column

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

See Coplay's fireworks next week

Summer is finally here!

Have fun enjoying the warm outdoors and additional hours of daylight. Lots of activity can be seen around the community with walkers and bikers, especially on the Ironton Rail Trail.

Enjoy the summer.


Unbelievably, next week is already the Fourth of July.

Stiles residents may want to take a walk or short drive to see the Borough of Coplay's fireworks display on Wednesday, July 3, just after sundown.

You may be able to catch glimpses of the fabulous fireworks from your front or back porch.