Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Visual arts, health-care

Friday, July 26, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College offers two new programs beginning in the fall 2019 semester: “Visual Arts A.A.S.” and “Health Care Office Coordinator A.A.S.”

“Visual Arts A.A.S.” is designed to teach students the skills needed to create, design and produce digital media, and is intended for students seeking careers in digital content production, visual journalism or commercial photography.

“Health Care Office Coordinator A.A.S.” provides the foundation for a health-care office coordinator to organize and oversee medical office processes and workflow.

Stormwater management maintenance guide online

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County Conservation District

Lehigh County Conservation District is pleased to announce it has placed the Post Construction Stormwater Management (PCSM) maintenance guide for operating and maintaining Best Management Practices (BMPs) on its website.

For those who have rain gardens, seepage pits or similar things on your property, this booklet is for you. The booklet tells you why stormwater BMPs are necessary but also goes over how they should be maintained.

Meeting set for Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild will meet 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.

Several guild members will participate in a show-and-tell switchup, displaying a number of their quilts and discussing the patterns, tools and techniques used to create them.

Visitors should arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m.

There is a small fee for nonmembers.

For more information, visit crazyquilters.org.

Esther K. Xander

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Esther K. Xander, 93, of Whitehall, died July 19, 2019, at Fellowship Manor. She was the wife of the late Allen Loch and David Xander.

Born in Weisenberg Township, she was a daughter of the late Howard W. and Edna S. (Schumaker) Wessner.

She was an assembly worker for Allen Organ, Macungie, for 33 years until she retired in 1988.

She is survived by a daughter, Carol A. and her husband Robert Voorhees of Marlton, N.J.; two grandsons, Gregory X. and Benjamin R. Voorhees; and two great-grandchildren, Jack and Brynn.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


Officers responded to a fireworks complaint in the 1100 block of Fifth Street.

Police assisted a citizen in the 800 block of Willow Drive.

The department assisted Coplay police with a report of a fight on Cherry Street.


Criminal mischief in the 1100 block of Second Street was investigated.

A hit and run in the 300 block of Grove Street brought police to the scene.


Police responded to a disturbance at Sixth and Walnut streets.

Coplay Public Library: ‘Apollo 13’ shown July 29 at library

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The free movies continue at Coplay Public Library. The entertainment begins 4:30 p.m.

The July 29 movie is “Apollo 13.”

The Aug. 5 viewing is episodes 1-3 of season 1 of “Doctor Who.”

The Aug. 12 showing is episodes 4-6 of season 1 of “Doctor Who.”

Everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring popcorn.


Reminder: Blast Off into Reading storytime will be held 11 a.m.-noon Thursdays — July 25 and Aug. 1 and 8. Everyone is welcome to attend; no preregistration is necessary.


The Out of this World game night will be 5-7 p.m. July 29.

Carmen Martucci

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Carmen Martucci, 86, of Whitehall, died July 19, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He was the husband of Kathryn (Ward) Martucci for 64 years.

Born in Lehighton, he was a son of James and Dorothy Martucci.

A Lehighton High School graduate, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from East Stroudsburg University and a Master of Education degree from Temple University.

He served in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

He was an educator, coach, umpire and health and wellness entrepreneur.


Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in

Milisits, Koch earn dean’s list

University of Scranton

Andrew J. Milisits, of Northampton, and Theresa Anne Koch, of Whitehall, were among more than 1,650 students named to the University of Scranton’s dean’s list for the 2019 spring semester. The dean’s list recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade-point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit hours during the semester to make the dean’s list.

Milisits is a senior philosophy major, and Koch is a senior neuroscience major, both in the university’s College of Arts and Sciences.




Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

An appreciation of The Chicago Defender, a community newspaper

In the era of the dominance of digital media, the vitality and viability of print media can often seem to be teetering.

In its examination of print media in the United States, database company Statista projected the revenue in the newspaper publishing industry would decrease to $27 billion by 2020, down from $33.59 billion in 2011.

News junkies and others who want to stay informed are likely to check in with favorite news websites or television news outlets rather than wait for the morning or next edition of their newspaper of choice to get the latest information.