Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, July 19, 2019

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, July 5, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations; or visit www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, July 3: July Fourth meal: Orange juice, Circle “R” burger, Amish potato salad, fresh watermelon, holiday cookie.

Thursday, July 4: Centers closed.

Friday, July 5: Apple juice, sausage sandwich w/ green peppers and onions, pickled cabbage, chilled peaches.

Fullerton: Church plans coffee, doughnut event

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., will be having coffee and doughnuts July 14 after the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses.

The event is sponsored by the Men of St. Elizabeth’s group.

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St. Elizabeth’s Golden Agers is organizing a bus trip to Hollywood Casino July 18. The bus leaves 11 a.m. from the church parking lot.

Besides cost, there is free slot money and a food voucher.

Call Barb at 610-266-2874 for more information.

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Catasauqua police

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 18

Criminal mischief in the 300 block of Faith Drive was reported.

A warning was issued on Second Street.

The theft of a package occurred in the 100 block of Wood Street. The investigation is continuing.

A vehicle was tagged in the 500 block of Pine Street.

In the 200 block of Second Street, a citation was issued.

Police assisted North Catasauqua officers and provided transportation in the 1000 block of Milton Street.

Stiles: Enjoy the holiday

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Have a happy Fourth of July and enjoy the holiday! There are many different venues in our area to see fireworks and celebrate America’s birthday.

Be safe while celebrating, and do not drink and drive.

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We have just experienced our first heat wave of the summer of 2019. Surely we will have more!

Please check on your elderly friends, neighbors and relatives to make sure they are keeping cool. Keep pets cool and hydrated as well.

If you do not have air conditioning in your home, you can always go out shopping and keep cool that way.

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RAP OF THE GAVEL

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JULY

MONDAY 8

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 9

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

WEDNESDAY 10

Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

Whitehall police

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JUNE 20

Officers were on the scene of a road rage incident on MacArthur Road.

A disturbance in the 5600 block of Main Street was investigated.

Police responded to a report of harassment in the 700 block of Second Street.

A report of identity theft at Lehigh Valley Mall was investigated.

Two thefts in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road occurred.

Police were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Mechanicsville Road.

Whitehall Township Public Library: Library is closed for holiday

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

A reminder that the library will be closed July 4 for Independence Day but will be open regular hours the rest of the week.

From the library board and staff, we wish you all a happy and safe Fourth of July!

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Sign up now for the summer reading program for all ages — kids and adults!

The summer reading program is off to a wonderful start, and the sky is the limit.

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Jolie Chylack, from Lehigh County Conservation District, will present the Buckets Full of Nature program about the sun and moon 10 a.m. July 18.

Carson “Poppy” D. Markle

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

bartender

Carson “Poppy” D. Markle, 87, died June 23, 2019. He was the husband of the late Virginia R. Markle for 61 years.

He was the son of the late Victor and Gladys Markle of Emmaus.

From 1950 to 1953, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1st Marine Regiment 2nd Battalion Easy Company during the Korean War. He fought in the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir and received three Bronze Stars.

He worked as a driver for Bond Bakery and salesman for Speedmark Janitorial Supplies, before settling into a career as a bartender. He was voted a “Best Bartender in the Lehigh Valley.”