Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, July 11, 2020

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers were on the scene of a reported domestic issue in the 400 block of Buttonwood Street.

A vehicle theft in the 1100 block of Third Street was investigated.

Suspicious activity in the 1100 block of Fourth Street was reported.

Police performed a welfare check in the 1300 block of Third Street.

The department responded to ordinance violations on Howertown Road and Second Street.


Hokendauqua: VBS to start next month at Faith

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Vacation Bible School will be held 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 3, 5 and 7 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road.

The theme is “Knights on the North Castle.” The church will have a play/skit and lesson appropriate for all age groups, a sing along/music, take-home craft and snack.

Due to COVID-19 and social-distancing practices currently in place, parents must remain with their children. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on as the group plans to be outside.

Coplay: Saengerbund plans live music

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St., has reopened on a limited basis — 4-10 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

The club has acoustic guitars and vocals Friday evenings and button box accordions Sunday afternoons and evenings.


Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association is returning to its regular food bank schedule for clients.

Serving 24 families, the food bank, located in the basement of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St., will be open 8:30-10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month.


Edna M. Warmkessel

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Shepherd of the Hills Church member

Edna M. Warmkessel, 94, of Coplay and formerly of Schnecksville, died June 28, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Erwin J. Warmkessel.

Born in Longswamp Township, she was a daughter of the late Grover J. and Eva M. (Latchaw) Guldin.

She owned and operated the former Edna’s Beauty Shop, Schnecksville, for 20 years and in Catasauqua for five years.

She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

She is survived by a sister, Elda C. Laudenslager of Allentown; nieces; and nephews.

Nancy L. Albert

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua J4 committee member

Nancy L. Albert, 85, of North Catasauqua, died June 28, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late William J. Albert.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Thomas N. Paul and Mildred K. Rutman.

She attended William Allen High School and received an outstanding alumni award from Ritter School.

She was a retired shipping and receiving clerk and worked at Rileighs Inc. of Allentown, H. Leh and Company and Hess Brothers.

Catasauqua: Lunch pickups are available

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, in partnership with Suburban North Family YMCA, continues to hold free bagged lunch pickups for Catasauqua Borough residents 11 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

This will continue throughout the summer.

A big thank you to Pastor Brian Riedy, the heart of Holy Trinity, and all those in the background running to the store for supplies and preparing and distributing meals.


St. Mary’s Catholic Church would like to congratulate the following students.

Coplay Public Library: Coplay library open to the public; curbside service available

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

We’re back!

Coplay Public Library is now open to the public at 50-percent capacity. We are limiting the number of people in the library at any one time to 25, including staff.

Due to social distancing guidelines, we have only two public computers available for use.

Wear a mask and sanitize your hands when entering our building.

For your safety, all incoming materials are quarantined for three days and sanitized before being released for circulation.

Thank you for your understanding and your continued patronage.


Northampton: Municipal building opens doors to public

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The borough municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave., has reopened to the public.

Masks are mandatory.


Northampton Farmers Market is open Tuesdays 3-6:30 p.m. at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

Masks are required.


Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is accepting registrations for the 2020-21 school year.

The 2-year-old playgroup class will meet 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.

Rodney Dale Smith

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

network technician

Rodney Dale Smith, 74, of Saylorsburg, died June 26, 2020. He was the husband of Tina Smith for 31 years.

Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Harry James Smith and Agnes H.P. Kreuger Smith.

He was a Class of 1963 graduate of Wilson Area High School.

He was a Vietnam-era veteran in the U.S. Navy.

He worked for NCR, later AT&T, where he was a senior network technician, and from which he retired in 1998. For the last 10 years he was an IT consultant, fire engine salesman and a computer network specialist.

Johnna Zemlansky

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

NASD 1995 graduate

Johnna Zemlansky, 43, of Slatedale, died at home June 23, 2020, after a fight with breast cancer. She was the wife of Michael Zemlansky for 16 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Rosann (Fodor) and the late Robert Hantz.

She was a Class of 1995 graduate of Northampton Area High School.

She was employed by Dr. Joseph and Lisa Silvaggio as a dental assistant.

She was a member of Assumption of Mary Church, Slatington.