Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Whitehall Township Public Library: Whitehall Township Public Library explores new system

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Columns

We are going to try something new at Whitehall Township Public Library.

Since we will be closed for awhile, we made a read cart full of books. Just stop by and take two or four books home to read. Keep them or share with others. There will be adult and children’s books on the cart.

We will place the cart outside the staff door 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every nice-weather day Monday through Friday.

Please keep reading at least 20 minutes a day and keep positive, safe and tough.

Fullerton: Anniversary luncheon is May 1

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Golden Agers of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., has planned the annual anniversary luncheon for May 1.

For tickets or information, call Maria Sweeney at 610-432-7562.

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St. Elizabeth’s parish members who ordered Gertrude Hawk Easter candy can pick up their orders on Palm Sunday, April 5.

For other arrangements, call 620-266-0695, ext. 208.

The church thanks you for your support.

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St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., moved its gift card bingo to May 15.

Class of 1970 reunion planned

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in School

Whitehall High School

Whitehall High School Class of 1970 will be holding its 50th reunion at Iron Lakes Country Club May 30.

Information has been mailed or emailed to last-known addresses and uploaded to the Alumniclass website, https://www.alumniclass.com/whitehall-high-school-zephyrs-pa/memer-login.

Reunion organizers will continue to update events on this site and urge all classmates to do free registration.

Those who registered will receive an email when updates post.

Catasauqua: Check on events

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Please note, in light of the current situation, many local events are being canceled.

Call the host organization or watch local news alerts regarding the status of these events.

Also, check to see if your churches will be canceling services, especially with Easter fast approaching.

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Thank you — and hang in there, everyone!

College Corner

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Area students earn degrees

Kutztown University

Kutztown University has conferred degrees for more than 550 students for the fall 2019 semester and winter 2020 session. Kutztown University announces degree conferment twice a year — once in the winter and once in the summer. Commencement exercises are held in May and December; however, students finish the requirements for graduation throughout the entire year.

The cumulative GPA necessary for honors distinction is with honor (cum laude), 3.4; with high honor (magna cum laude), 3.6; and with highest honor (summa cum laude), 3.8.

Coplay police

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 4

Parking complaints on North Front, North Fourth and Chestnut streets were reported.

MARCH 5

Officers were on the scene of a reported missing juvenile in the 100 block of South Fifth Street.

A landlord/tenant complaint in the 100 block of North Front Street was investigated.

Police responded to a report of a dog barking in the unit block of North Front Street.

MARCH 6

Suspicious activity in the unit block of North Second Street was reported.

Coplay: Egg hunt canceled

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association has canceled the community Easter egg hunt, originally scheduled for April 11, on the grounds of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church on Fifth Street.

It is the first time in decades the egg hunt will not be held.

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The closure of borough hall has caused Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association to mull over alternatives on how to get the food to the 21 families and individuals who use the food bank.

Association President Rick Hess reported various ideas are being discussed by the board to ensure patrons are taken care of.

Whitehall police

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 3

Alarms on Grape Street and Crescent Court West brought out police.

The department responded to a reported hazardous condition in the 400 block of Sixth Street.

A suspicious person on Fairmont Avenue was investigated.

MARCH 4

Officers were on the scene of a reported sex offense in the 1600 block of Maple Leaf Lane.

A domestic offense against family in the 1300 block of Basswood Lane brought out police.