Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

McNeill welcomes $582,325 for local municipalities

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Recycling grants

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, said three municipal recycling programs in her legislative district have been awarded state grants totaling $582,325.

“Recycling programs help to lessen the burden on our landfills and, in turn, help to maintain our environment for future generations to enjoy,” McNeill said. “It’s great to see that successful programs being conducted in Salisbury Township, Whitehall Township and Fountain Hill are being rewarded with these state grants.”

Local grants include:

Whitehall Township — $299,827

Northampton police

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 1

Officers assisted Emmaus Police Department in the 100 block of Bridge Alley. A male, who had two warrants, was located, taken into custody and released to an Emmaus officer.

In the 100 block of West 26th Street, a reportable accident involving three vehicles occurred.

NOV. 2

A reportable accident involving four vehicles took place in the 900 block of Main Street.

The department investigated a report of a male being threatened via phone in the 100 block of West 14th Street.

Cementon/Egypt: Drop off gifts for Operation Santa

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

It’s that time of year again for Operation Santa. There will be a fireman at the Laurel Fire Company firehouse 6-10 p.m. Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 to receive gifts for Santa to deliver to Cementon children.

Gifts may also be dropped off at the fire hall bar 4-10 p.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 4 and 13; 4-11 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 and 14; noon-6 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9; and 7-11 p.m. Dec. 3 and 11.

Please have the child’s name and address attached to each gift.

Santa will begin delivering 8 a.m. Dec. 15.

Tree lighting will be held Dec. 5

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Whitehall Township

Whitehall Township’s annual tree-lighting celebration is set for Dec. 5.

The event starts 6 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

There will be free refreshments, along with a special visitor — Santa.

Entertainment will be provided by the Pennsylvania Performing Arts Center and the Whitehall-Coplay Middle School Chorale.

The event is sponsored by Whitehall Township Recreation Bureau.

For more information, contact the township recreation office at 610-467-5524, ext. 160, or the recreation hotline at ext. 200.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 14

Officers were on the scene of a drug investigation in the 3000 block of South Fifth Street.

Police investigated a wanted person in the 500 block of Mickley Run.

Suspicious activity in the 800 block of Front Street was reported.

The department responded to a report of criminal mischief in the 2300 block of North First Avenue.

A hazardous condition in the 900 block of Grape Street was addressed.

Police responded to a mental health call in the 3000 block of North Fifth Avenue.

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 11

Police responded to a burglar alarm in the 800 block of Locust Street.

Officers were on the scene of a hit and run in the area of Chapel and Crane streets.

An alarm in the 200 block of Eugene Street was investigated.

Traffic stops were conducted at Second and Front streets, Eugene and Third streets and Fourth and Main streets.

The department assisted Whitehall police in the 1100 block of MacArthur Road.

NOV. 12

Coplay: Garden club gets together Nov. 29

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Garden Club meets 7 p.m. Nov. 29 in the social hall of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St.

The public is invited.

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The third annual O Come All Ye Faithful Social Call Christmas party will be held Dec. 7 at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, 300 Cherry St.

Doors open 4:45 p.m., and the kitchen opens 5 p.m. Social Call will play 7-10 p.m.

It is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at Samuel Owens Restaurant, The Bacon Strip, Reph’s Complete Auto, A Buzz and Beyond or the borough office.

District News: Zephyr Elementary School students can holiday shop Dec. 3-7

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in School

Zephyr Elementary School will have its lil’ shoppers’ shop, sponsored by the PTO, Dec. 3-7. Students will bring home an envelope with information for review.

The shop is optional for students.

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Whitehall-Coplay Middle School’s Student Council members are currently working on the annual Holiday Hope Chest program — the collection of new, unopened and unwrapped small gifts for boys or girls in specific age groups.

Students will collect filled shoe boxes, to be delivered to Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley for families in early December.

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