Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Coplay police

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police responded to a report of juveniles breaking bottles at the basketball courts in the 100 block of Cherry Street.

Officers were on the scene to assist with a landlord/tenant dispute in the 200 block of South Front Street.

In the unit block of North Fourth Street, police responded to a neighbor dispute.

Two juveniles harassing an individual in the 100 block of South Second Street were reported.

The department checked on the welfare of a juvenile in the 800 block of Chestnut Street.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


Department members responded to a report of a possible water leak in the 300 block of Mulberry Street.

A vehicle was tagged in the 400 block of Bath Avenue.

Intoxicated persons in the 700 block of Second Street were reported. Police gave them a courtesy transport.


No-parking signs were issued on South 15th Street.

On South 10th Street, no-parking signs were requested.

A person committing a theft occurred in the 700 block of Second Street, police said.

Catasauqua: Toga Party Band comes to Catty park

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Toga Party Band will perform 7-10 p.m. Aug. 10 at Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening!


The Catasauqua High School Class of 1966 has completed its birthday party picnic plans. The picnic will take place 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

It’s a BYOB, and the class will provide soda and water. It will be catered by Cathy’s Creative Catering & Cafe, and a cake will be provided.

Hokendauqua: VBS to start Aug. 13

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St., will have Vacation Bible School 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 13-17. The program, “Shipwrecked — Rescued by Jesus,” is free and open to children from age 3 to sixth grade.

To register, visit whitehall.lehighbible.com/activities/vacation-bible-school.


Mark your calendar for Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 10th annual Wheels of Faith car show and craft fair. It will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 18, with a rain date of 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 19, at the church, 3355 MacArthur Road.

Larry Becker

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua member

Larry Becker, 76, of Camp Hill and formerly of Catasauqua, died Aug. 1, 2018, at Elmcroft of Dillsburg. He was the husband of the late Patricia A. (Williams) Becker.

Born in Catasauqua, be was a son of the late Willard F. and Olive (Keller) Becker.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Coplay Public Library: Enjoy Brit rock at the library

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Our final summer music theme weeks are here.

This week we are celebrating British rock. The week of Aug. 13, we will finish with good old rock ‘n’ roll.


Our free Thursday storytimes for August will be 3-4 p.m.

The theme Aug. 9 will be Let’s Move Too, and Aug. 16 will be Let’s Sing Too.


Our Wednesday youth programs for kids and teens will continue 6-7 p.m.

There will be a program for children Aug. 15 called “Rhythm, Rhyme & Repeat.” The teen program “Sound: Body and Mind” is scheduled for Aug. 22.


Betty A. Hall

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

NSD cafeteria cashier

Betty A. Hall, 93, of Northampton, died July 30, 2018, at her home. She was the wife of the late Richard Hall.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Raymond Spengler and the late Irma (Ritter) Spengler.

She was a cafeteria cashier for the Northampton School District for 16 years until she retired in 1985.

She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, Northampton.

Editor’s View

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Is it really worth driving around those barricades?

As the rain continued to fall Friday night and our local waterways rose ever higher, emergency personnel sounded the alarm, alerting residents a flash flood warning was in effect.

Cue the thunder, lightning and blinding downpours.

All phones in my house began to blare with the emergency notification, a signal not easily ignored. Police and fire departments posted messages on social media to tell residents of road closings due to creeks and streams spilling over their banks.

In the Lehigh Valley, 3-plus inches of rain had fallen from noon Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday.