Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, July 19, 2019

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JULY

THURSDAY 11

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

TUESDAY 16

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

WEDNESDAY 17

Whitehall Township Planning Commission holds a workshop meeting 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting 7:30 p.m., in the public meeting room at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

THURSDAY 18

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 24

Two females — 11 and 12 years old — and two males — 11 and 12 years old — were arrested for criminal mischief/intentional damage in the 300 block of Front Street. The case was referred to youth officers.

In the 300 block of Poplar Street, police responded to an identity theft report. The case was referred to investigators.

Three traffic citations were issued on Howertown Road, Poplar Street and in the 200 block of Race Street.

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

State government should fund our schools

To the Editor:

Well, it came in the mail today, July 3. The school tax bill with its annual increase or as I see it, the annual picking of the taxpayer pockets by our public school district.

The best school district quote I found in this year’s budget process is, “We have kept all of our programs. We have kept all of our employees. We have expanded programs for students.”

Coplay Public Library: Blast Off into Reading storytime set for July 11

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Blast Off into Reading storytime will be held 11 a.m.-noon Thursdays — July 11, 18 and 25. Everyone is welcome to attend; no preregistration is necessary.

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The free movies continue 5-7 p.m. at Coplay Public Library.

The July 15 movie is “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

The July 22 movie is “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

The July 29 movie is “Apollo 13.”

Everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring popcorn.

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The teen space-themed escape room will be 3-4 p.m. July 17.

Teens can help choose the room theme and puzzles.

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Cementon/Egypt: Parish festival is set

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church is hosting a parish festival 12:30-8 p.m. July 14 at Egypt Memorial Park, Hillcrest Lane and Curt Simmons Drive, rain or shine.

The event will include a bake sale, games, entertainment, food, bingo and a raffle.

There will be an outdoor Mass before the event, starting 11:30 a.m.

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It’s time to register for Vacation Bible School at Egypt Community Church, to be held 6-8:30 p.m. July 15-19. The theme is “Miraculous Mission: Jesus Saves the World.”

Northampton: Museum open second, fourth Sundays through September

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, 1401 Laubach Ave., will be open for tours 1-3 p.m. July 14.

It is open the second and fourth Sundays of the month through September.

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A Dip-N-Dance will be held 1-3 p.m. July 16 at Northampton Borough Municipal Pool, 1599 Laubach Ave. The pool is open for the season noon-7 p.m. daily.

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Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering for the 2019-20 school year.

Coplay: Trail workday scheduled for July 13

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

There will be an Ironton Rail Trail workday starting 8 a.m. July 13 at the trailhead at Quarry and Portland streets, North Whitehall Township.

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Steve Brosky with Kenny Siftar and Mike Bracken will perform 6:30-9 p.m. July 17 at Coplay Community Plaza as part of the summer concert series.

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The first summer family splash and dance at Coplay Parkway Pool, Second and Keefer streets, is set for 6:30-9 p.m. July 18.

It is open to all ages.

Freddie Fredericks Jr. will provide the entertainment and lead the contests and surprises.

Hokendauqua: First Presbyterian Church hosts picnic for members

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, 3005 S. Front St., will host a church picnic for its members July 21 on the lawn next to the church. The event starts 11 a.m.

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Reminder: Hokey A.A. is offering free football and cheering camps at Bob Warke Field, 1351 Lehigh St.

The last football camp will be 6-7:30 p.m. July 14.

For more information, contact Coach Chris at wydockc@yahoo.com.

Pep squad welcomes the Whitehall Warriors competition squad. Camps will be held 6-8 p.m. July 15-17, also at Bob Warke Field.