Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, January 17, 2020

Presentation on water quality is planned for Jan. 9

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

TapTalks

Lehigh and Northampton County Master Watershed Stewards presents a fun, informative series of presentations on water quality topics.

These workshops are scheduled at various locations around the Lehigh Valley and highlight presentations by local water resource professionals and Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward volunteers.

The programs are typically scheduled for one and a half hours; however, time varies among presenters and venues.

Cementon/Egypt: Community meal planned for Jan. 21

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

There will be a Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative free community meal 4-6 p.m. Jan. 21 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 4331 Main St., Egypt.

For more information, call 610-262-1600.

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A Dip and Sip event is planned for Feb. 1 at Laurel Fire Company, 5114 Third St., Cementon. At this event, participants will make a custom hydrodipped cup — pick your cup, pick your base and pick your dips.

Ruth E. Poppe

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Ruth E. (Fisher) Poppe, of Whitehall, died Dec. 26, 2019, at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. She was the wife of Donald C. Poppe for 57 years.

Born in Carlisle, she was a daughter of Raymond William Fisher Sr. and the late Barbara Ann Elizabeth Laughman. She was raised by her Aunt Mary Mae and Uncle James Allen De Lancey.

She was a 1954 Carlisle High School graduate, where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She graduated from Shippensburg College.

She was a secretary for several years and a business education teacher at Parkland High School.

Northampton: Food bank to hold Super Bowl bingo

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Food Bank will hold a Super Bowl purse and gift card bingo Feb. 2 in the gymnasium of Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave.

Doors open noon. Bingo starts 2 p.m.

Prizes will be purses and gift cards from area stores, restaurants and entertainment venues.

The event includes a Chinese auction, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call Kelly Frantz at 610-262-7826.

The snow date will be Feb. 9.

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Jordan J. Sukanick

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Lappawinzo Fish and Game member

Jordan “Gordy” J. Sukanick, 86, of Whitehall and formerly of Allentown, died Jan. 4, 2020, at home. He was the husband of Judy M. (Campanaro) Sukanick for 63 years.

Born in Cementon, he was a son of the late Andrew and Mary (Fedor) Sukanick.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict and was on the icebreaker USS Atka.

He was a maintenance supervisor for Matlack and MTS trucking companies.

He was a member of Teamsters Local 773, Whitehall, and a life member of Lappawinzo Fish and Game, Northampton.

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

THURSDAY 9

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

MONDAY 13

Whitehall-Coplay School Board meets 7 p.m. at the school district administration building, 2940 MacArthur Road.

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

TUESDAY 14

Coplay Borough Council meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

WEDNESDAY 15

George E. Dettmer Jr.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Bethany Wesleyan Church member

George E. Dettmer Jr., 78, of Moore Township, died Dec. 25, 2019, at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center, Ogdensburg, N.Y. He was the husband of Judith E. (Wirth) Dettmer for 59 years.

Born in Cherryville, he was a son of the late George E. and Mildred (Kleppinger) Dettmer Sr.

He was a pilot and a welder at Bethlehem Steel. He owned and operated the former Dettmer’s Repair Shop and managed Bath Hardware for many years. He was a three-term Pennsylvania State constable and was a notary public.

He was a member of Bethany Wesleyan Church, Cherryville.

Catasauqua: Rockabilly night scheduled for Jan. 11

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Iron City Swing is hosting a rockabilly night Jan. 11 at Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St.

There will be dance lessons 7:15-8 p.m. The featured band, The Buzzards, will play 8-11 p.m.

The event is BYOB.

Call 610-443-0707 with any questions.

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Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will hold a bar bingo 7 p.m. Jan. 14.

Food is available.

Come out for an evening of fun.

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Have a great week!

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 9: Elem. — Chicken taco wrap with salsa (Zephyr: shredded lettuce also) or PB&J, steamed corn, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Ham and cheese on pretzel bun (M.S.: or PB&J), seasoned wedges, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; H.S. premium — Baked chicken, salad plate, steamed corn, chickpeas, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice