Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Catasauqua: Summer concerts will be held at park

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua summer concert series in the park continues with a concert 7 p.m. tonight, Aug. 17, which was rescheduled from July 17, at Catasauqua Park & Playground, 501 American St. Featured is Steel Creek Country, sponsored by Witt’s Tree Service.

At 7 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 18, Jersey Girls and the Back Alley Boyz, ’50s and ’60s rock-n-roll music, will entertain. This concert is sponsored by Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba.

The summer series is sponsored by Witt’s Tree Service and Brosky Insurance.


Northampton: Library has solar eclipse viewing glasses

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Be ready for the solar eclipse Aug. 21 with your free solar eclipse viewing glasses from the Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave.

Glasses are available one per person, and quantities are limited. They are made possible by STAR_net.


Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 hosts polkas and button box music 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Friday night at the Post home, Main Street and Laubach Avenue. Doors open 6:30 p.m.

DJ Flip Side will entertain with oldies music 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


In the 300 block of Mulberry Street, police sought information.

A juvenile who was reported missing returned to the 300 block of Bridge Street.

A home was egged in the 700 block of Poplar Street, the department said.

An abandoned vehicle on North 12th Street was tagged.

In the 100 block of Second Street, a wallet was found.

Officers are investigating a report of fraud that occurred in the 200 block of Edward Lane.

Coplay: Parkway Pool plans family event tonight

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

There is a family splash and dance night this evening, Aug. 17, at the borough’s Parkway Pool. Freddie Frederick Jr. will host the party with music and games from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The previous event was shortened when a storm rolled in.


Munchkin Music with Miss Deb is 4 p.m. today, Aug. 17, at Coplay Public Library, Fifth and Center streets.

Also, Wildlands Conservancy will visit the library 11 a.m. Aug. 19.


Northampton police

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 5

At Wine & Spirits Shoppe, 1910 Center St., the department received a report of a female using a fake identification card.

AUG. 6

Officer Buchanan and K-9 Officer Vito assisted Coplay police in the 600 block of Potter Terrace for the search of a male.

A male harassing a female in the 1200 block of Main Street was reported.

Criminal mischief in the 500 block of East 11th Street brought out police. The report said a legally parked vehicle was egged.

AUG. 7


Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Saying good riddance to No Child Left Behind

When school doors open later this month or right after Labor Day, the controversial No Child Left Behind Act will be on its way out, and the Every Student Succeeds Act will be on its way in, although full implementation will not begin until the 2018-19 school year.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, this bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the national education law and long-standing commitment to equal opportunity for all students.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017 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.

Donald Edgar Kunkel

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Donald Edgar Kunkel, 88, of Emmaus, died Aug. 10, 2017, in his home. He was the husband of Joanne (Hoffert) Kunkel for 63 years. Born in Hartford, Conn., he was the son of the late Barton and Dorothy Kunkel, and the stepson of the late Sarah Kunkel.

He graduated from Allentown High School in 1946 and went on to enlist in the Merchant Marines as a merchant mariner. During that time, he traveled the world.

He was employed by Lehigh Valley Dairy, Boise Cascade, and retired as a Realtor/appraiser for Riggs Real Estate in Allentown.