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Thursday, August 17, 2017

College corner

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in

Graduates are announced

Bloomburg University

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has recently released its list of spring 2017 graduates.

Catasauqua: Olivia Catherine Falko, Bachelor of Science in biology; Colleen Megan Hickey, Bachelor of Science in education in early childhood (pre-K to grade 4); Erika Marie Lebron, Bachelor of Science in health sciences

Coplay: Sign up for IRT’s 10K event

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

There is still time to sign up for the 16th annual Ironton Rail Trail 10K run/walk, beginning 8 a.m. Aug. 26 at Saylor Park. The event is a major IRT fundraiser.

Further information is available by calling 610-405-1025.


With schools opening shortly, Whitehall-Coplay School District will maintain the same bus stops in the borough as in the past, with locations on Chestnut, Second and Fourth streets.

Borough police patrols will keep a watchful eye when the youngsters leave for school in the morning and return in the afternoon.

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s taking orders for dinner

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., is currently selling advanced tickets for its drive- thru chicken dinner. The meal will include half of a chicken, corn on the cob, baked potato, cole slaw and roll — all prepared by Fairview Catering.

Pickup will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

All you have to do is drive up Union Street (from Front Street), stop at the parking lot and hand in your ticket — and a volunteer will hand you your dinner!

Hokendauqua: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Faith

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Camp Rhythmo’s production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will be performed 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 11, at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road.

Also, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14-18, “FIT-tastic” summer camp is coming to Faith. Participants will enjoy interactive science workshops, an all-original musical, dance, yoga, creative arts and more.

To register for this event, visit camprhythmo.org; for questions, call 866-430-0810 or email infor@camprhythmo.org.


Northampton: Library creates teen escape room

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Public Library will host a Harry Potter-themed teen escape room 6 p.m. Aug. 11. Participants will use elements of the room, solve the puzzles and escape Azkaban.

Registration is required.

Friends of Northampton Area Public Library will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Gin Mill and Grille, 1750 Main St.

Dinner includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad and a roll.

The event also includes 50/50 and gift card raffles and a bake sale.

Tickets can be purchased at the library’s help desk.


Volunteer drivers

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Independent Transportation Network Lehigh Valley provides 24/7 door-to-door ride service for seniors age 60 and over and visually impaired adults to any destination in the Lehigh Valley.

In order to provide this service, they need volunteer drivers to help them with the increasing demand for rides.

All rides are in the Lehigh Valley only.

Drivers can drive when and where they choose. They must have their own vehicle and clean driving record.

No minimum hours are required.

For more information about volunteering, call 610-419-1645.

Service news

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Hilken graduates

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Michael Hilken graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio — Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Hilken is a 2015 graduate of Whitehall High School.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Coplay library: Library board thanks patrons for successful food drive

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Thank you to everyone who participated in our July food drive, which benefited Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association’s food bank. Your donations were greatly appreciated!


We are entering the final weeks of our summer learning program. We still have some stuffed animals looking for a good home. For a small donation, your child can select a stuffed animal from our stuffed pet adoption center.

All proceeds will go to Peaceable Kingdom.


Join us for our movie night 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11. We will be showing “The Lorax.” Bring your blankets!