Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Rain barrel workshop is planned

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Whitehall Township

Save water by installing a rain barrel! Rain barrels sit underneath a downspout to collect water from the roof each rain event. The water can be saved and used to water plants in your yard.

By using a rain barrel, you can help save drinking water resources, decrease water and sewer bills, utilize higher-quality water for plants and reduce polluted runoff from storms.

Hokendauqua: St. John’s plans basket social

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys, 2918 MacArthur Road, will have a basket social 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, April 20. You must be present to win.

For more information and cost of tickets, call the church office at 610-821-8725.


There will be a Whitehall Area Hunger Initiative meeting 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 24 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road.


Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold a craft fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 5. There will be more than 100 tables of crafts and quilted items.

Alexander Vincent Humanick

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Whitehall High School graduate

Alexander Vincent Humanick, 25, of Coplay, died April 9, 2018, from complications related to his heart at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg.

He was a son of Robert J. and the late Brenda L. (Newhard) Humanick. He lived with his companion, Jenna Bruder.

He was a 2011 graduate of Whitehall High School where he played golf and tennis and was in the chorale and drama departments.

He was a tire salesman for Service Tire Truck Center, Bethlehem.

District news: Students celebrate Earth Day early

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in School

Earth Day is observed April 22, but Gockley Elementary School students will show their school spirit tomorrow, April 20, by wearing colors of green to celebrate the spring weather. Go green, and join the fun!


Reminder: PSSA testing is still underway for grades 3-8. The state testing will be done for two weeks. Fourth grade will test in science during the week of April 23-26.

Coplay Public Library: Join us for storytime today

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be 11 a.m. April 19 and 26 and May 3. All ages are welcome to attend, and no preregistration is necessary.


April’s free movie Saturday is April 21. Our 1 p.m. feature will be Disney’s “The Three Lives of Thomasina,” followed by “Victory,” starring Michael Caine and Sylvester Stallone, 2:30 p.m.

These events are open to everyone.


The library will be joining the SPARK library system June 28. In order to train staff and make sure all records are ready for transfer, we will need to close at certain times.

McNeill, Boscola to host senior fair

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Whitehall Mall

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, invite area senior citizens to their upcoming senior fair.

The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon April 27 at Whitehall Mall.

“We have over 70 vendors scheduled to attend. There will be free blood pressure screenings, vision checks, giveaways, refreshments and door prizes,” McNeill said. “Last year’s event drew more than 500 seniors, so you don’t want to miss out on this great free event.

Kathleen L. Mitchell

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Catasauqua

Kathleen L. Mitchell, 59, of Catasauqua, died April 9, 2018, at ManorCare, Bethlehem. She was the companion of Mel Fritz for many years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harry D. and Alice B. (Steitz) Snyder.

She earned an associate degree in nursing at Lehigh Carbon Community College.

She was a nurse at various locations for many years before staying home to raise her children.

Helen R. Herr

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Queenship of Mary Church member

Helen R. Herr, 93, of Northampton, died April 7, 2018, at Sacred Heart Senior Living, Northampton. She was the wife of the late Joseph Frank Herr.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Brietfeller) Walakovits.

She worked at the former Universal Pants Factory for over 45 years before she retired.

She was a member of Queenship of Mary Church, Northampton.

Doris Skubik

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Hanover Township

Doris Skubik, 88, of Hanover Township and formerly of Northampton, died April 5, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Stephen J. Skubik.

Born in Allentown and raised in Hokendauqua, she was a daughter of the late William and Myrl (Miller) Prong.

She was a reserve person for the former Cross Country Clothes, Egypt, for 25 years until she retired in 1994.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Allentown.

She was a former member of the Coplay Saengerbund.