Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, December 9, 2019

Editor’s View

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Meeting your childhood idol

Do you have a childhood idol? Someone you would like to meet?

My sister, Donna, has a childhood idol — Gene London, who was the host of the children’s show “Cartoon Corners” or “The Gene London Show.” It was based out of Philadelphia and was on WCAU-TV Channel 10 from 1959 to 1977.

During his show, London would tell stories and use a large drawing pad to illustrate key scenes and characters.

Then there was the theme song:

“Come right on in to the General Store,

We have licorice, gumdrops and sourballs;

Anything that you’re hankering for,

District News: Food safety concern alert

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in School

Whitehall-Coplay School District has been notified about a potential food safety concern with fresh broccoli offered to students between Oct. 1 and Nov. 5. The reason for the recall is potential of listeria monocytogenes.

The following listeria monocytogenes symptoms may take two to three days after consumption — fever, vomiting, headache (severe), diarrhea and myalgia (muscle aches).

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.


Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.


Whitehall Township Planning Commission holds a workshop meeting 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting 7:30 p.m., in the public meeting room at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.


Northampton police

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 18

Criminal mischief — damage to a window of a front door — in the 1400 block of Railroad Street was reported.

A child custody issue was investigated in the 100 block of East Fourth Street.

A suspicious female in the 1200 block of Newport Avenue was reported.

In the 500 block of East Fifth Street and the 500 block of East Ninth Street, officers conducted traffic stops.

A civil issue in the 1200 block of Newport Avenue was reported to the department.

Northampton: Church plans bag bingo for Nov. 16

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., is planning a designer bag bingo Nov. 16, featuring Kate Spade, Fossil, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley and Coach items. Doors open 11:30 a.m., and bingo starts 1 p.m.

A ticket includes 20 games of bingo. Specials will be sold separately.

A Chinese auction will also be held.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

For tickets, call 610-262-2668.

Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund.


Coplay Public Library: Book sale scheduled for Nov. 15, 16 at Coplay Public Library

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library is holding its book sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16. Prices are low, especially in the sale room.

There are books in a variety of genres and age groups. A selection of toys will be also be available for purchase.

Visit coplaypubliclibrary.org, or call 610-262-7351 for more information.


The fall basket raffle is still going on. The drawing will be 4 p.m. Nov. 16.

There are more than 60 baskets with a wide variety of items and themes.


Catasauqua: Pick up St. Mary’s soup orders Nov. 15

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Don’t forget to pick up your soup orders from St. Mary’s Church 4:30-6 p.m. Nov. 15 in the parish center kitchen, 122 Union St.



There is a craft show scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 16 in the gymnasium of Catasauqua Area High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton.

There will be many crafters and vendors, as well as food and baked goods available in the cafeteria.

All proceeds benefit Catasauqua Music Arts Booster Association.


Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will hold its next all-you-can-eat breakfast 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 17.