Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, February 25, 2020


Monday, February 24, 2020 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 24

• Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce Winter Restaurant Week begins, during regular business hours, at participating restaurants, including Danielsville and Walnutport venues. The event will continue until Feb. 29. Information: lehighvalleychamber.org/greaternorthernlehighrestaurantweek.html

• Coplay Borough 150th anniversary committee meeting, 7 p.m., at Samuel Owens Restaurant and Bar, 128 Chestnut St., Coplay

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

FEB. 25

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, February 21, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, February 19: Lasagna soup, marinated turkey cutlet, rosemary red potatoes, broccoli florets, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, February 20: Roast pork w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread w/margarine, chilled applesauce.


Friday, February 21, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER

With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the 18th annual Freddy Awards, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section begins its annual preview series.

The 2020 Freddy Awards ceremony, 7-10 p.m. May 21, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, is telecast live on WFMZ and wfmz.com.

For a list of the 29 participating high schools, musicals, performances and ticket information: TheLehighValleyPress.com; freddyawads.org

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, February 21, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, February 19: Barbecue pork patty, green beans, mashed sweet potatoes, whole wheat sandwich roll, cottage cheese and fruit.

Thursday, February 20: Egg and cheese baked Monterey, sauteed peppers and onions, diced potatoes, whole wheat dinner biscuit, fresh dinner roll.

Friday, February 21: Mexican baked chicken, chuck wagon corn, black beans, whole wheat dinner roll, pineapple.

Monday, February 24: Open face hot pork sandwich, split pea soup, mashed potatoes, orange.


Friday, February 21, 2020 by The Press in Focus

“All Shook Up” roars onto the stage at 7 p.m. Feb. 27, 28, 29 and 2 p.m. March 1, auditorium, Northwestern Lehigh High School, 6493 Route 309, New Tripoli, Lynn Township.

“It’s a fun story based on ‘Twelfth Night’ set to Elvis [Presley] music. Taking the 1950s’ Elvis movie themes about the bad boy with the heart of gold changing the town with his music. A rollicking toe-tapping, hand-clapping, finger-snapping time,” says Director Bill Mutimer, Northampton Community College Theater Department Chair and Artistic Producing Director for Northampton Community College Summer Theatre.

Student Poetry Project now accepting entries

Friday, February 21, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Submissions are now being accepted for the 15th annual award-winning Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, poems will be selected in each of the Elementary School, Middle School and High School categories and published in the April 22 and April 23 Focus section in the eight Lehigh Valley Press newspapers and websites.


Friday, February 21, 2020 by The Press in Focus

A farm family finds romance and adventure in Des Moines, Iowa, during 1946 with Moravian Academy’s production of “State Fair,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, 29 and 2 p.m. March 1, Dyer Auditorium, Moravian Academy, 4313 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township.

While parents Abel and Melissa Frake look to win blue ribbons, their children Margy and Wayne seek romance on the midway.

St. Luke’s delivers for Easton Hospital

Friday, February 21, 2020 by The Press in Business Showcase

Easton Hospital, a member of Steward Health Care, has partnered with St. Luke’s University Health Network for maternal and newborn services.

“St. Luke’s has an excellent obstetrics program and the best facilities around,” said Linda Grass, President of Easton Hospital.

Last month, St. Luke’s opened its Women & Babies Pavilion at the 500-acre Anderson Campus in Bethlehem Township just off Route 33.

Anthony F. Halcin

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church member

Anthony F. Halcin, 90, of Coplay, died Feb. 20, 2020, at home. He was the husband of the late Edna S. Halcin.

Born in Cementon, he was a son of the late William and Emma (Blazusiak) Halcin.

He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve.

He worked for Lehigh Structural Steel Company for many years.

He was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7293, Egypt.

Coplay: St. John’s plans Feb. 22 dinner

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will be having a roast beef dinner 4-6:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

The menu includes mashed potatoes, corn, applesauce and dessert.

The dinner is held in the church social hall and is open to the public.


The borough is preparing for the Coplay Community Days festival in August.

The Aardvarks, a popular band, has already been booked for the weekend festival.