Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, November 22, 2019

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, November 21, 2019 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, November 20: Chicken bruschetta, wide noodles, brocolli florets, Italian bread w/margarine, tropical fruit.

Thursday, November 21: Thanksgiving meal: Roast turkey w/ gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” stuffing, maple sweet potatoes, oven roasted fresh vegetables, dinner roll w/margarine, pumpkin pie.

Friday, November 22: Beef barley soup, fried haddock w/ lettuce-tomato-tartar sauce, cole slaw, chilled peaches.


Thursday, November 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

At the Hall: There’s lots going on at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, including “Laughs at the Lyric,” Nov. 20; “Third Thursday,” Nov. 21, and The Dover Quartet, Nov. 24. The Dover Quartet performs in concert, 2 p.m. Nov. 24, in the “Chamber OnStage Series,” whereby performers sit on the hall’s main stage facing the audience, which sits on the stage facing the musicians.

Buchanan talk

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Dr. Michael Birkner, Professor of History at Gettysburg College, speaks about James Buchanan and the Civil War, 1 p.m. Nov. 23, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Buchanan, of Franklin County, was the only United States president from Pennsylvania (1857 - 1861).

Birkner is the author or editor of 14 books and many articles on 19th and 20th century U.S. political history, including three edited volumes about Buchanan and three others on President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, November 20: Herbed roast pork, dilled carrots, sauteed cabbage mixed with noodles, crackers, cantaloupe.

Thursday, November 21: Roast turkey, roasted carrots and parsnips, green bean casserole, bread stuffing, pumpkin mousse.

Friday, November 22: Mustard dill baked whitefish, potatoes au gratin, broccoli, dinner roll, raisin cookie.

Monday, November 25: Spaghetti with meat sauce, minestrone soup, garlic spinach, pineapple.

Tuesday, November 26: GInger chicken, stir fry vegetables, brown rice, dinner roll, orange.

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority, 3213 MacArthur Road.


Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. at the borough municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Catasauqua: Church hosts pancake breakfast

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, will again host a pre-Thanksgiving pancake breakfast 8-11 a.m. Nov. 23.

Featured will be pumpkin and buttermilk pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and tea. Breakfast is dine in only.

Breakfast is by donation, as are the assorted baked pies, breads, etc. Proceeds benefit the discretionary fund, Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Tickets are not required.


Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., still has tickets available for its delicious prime rib dinner scheduled for Dec. 14.

Whitehall Township Public Library: Book sale planned for Nov. 22, 23

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The library’s annual book sale is scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 22 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 23.

You can, of course, find new and gently used books and media, as well as tables of holiday items and yummy treats for sale.

There will be a bag sale noon-3 p.m. Nov. 23. You can bring any size bag!

The library will only be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 27 and will be closed all day Nov. 28.

We wish everyone a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.


Walter “Tex” Torba Sr.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Phoenix Forging Company

Walter “Tex” Torba Sr., 85, of Whitehall, died Nov. 14, 2019. He was the husband of Barbara (Mondrick) Torba for 47 years and of the late Marlene (Schultz) Torba.

Born in North Whitehall Township, he was a son of the late Michael Torba and Mary (Meeko) Torba Yuhas.

He was a graduate of Whitehall High School.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He worked at Phoenix Forging Company, Catasauqua, for 45 years before retiring in 1998.

He was a member of St. John Fisher Catholic Church, North Catasauqua.

Coplay police

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 3

Officers assisted the Beaver Meadows police with obtaining information on an investigation.

NOV. 4

The department investigated a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of North Front Street.

Police assisted a citizen in the 100 block of South Fourth Street.

Citations were issued during traffic stops on North and South Second streets.

NOV. 5

Officers responded to a reported phone fraud in the unit block of South Front Street.