Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Whitehall Township Public Library: Whitehall Township Public Library is offering curbside service

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The library is offering curbside pickup 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays with additional hours 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

All patrons are welcome to place holds on items, and we will prepare the items for curbside pickup. You can call the library or go to the website to place holds on items. Patrons will be called to scheduled pickup times for their items.

We are limiting the holds to 15 items per person per day, and this includes books, DVD, books on CD and music CDs.


Northampton: Roxy Theatre owner honored for 50 years

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Borough Mayor Thomas Reenock has issued a proclamation honoring Richard Wolfe on 50 years as owner of the Roxy Theatre.

“I probably never thought there would be a time I would be here 50 years and that I would be celebrating this milestone with the theater actually closed due to the coronavirus,” Wolfe said.

The Roxy has been closed since March due to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s mandate that non-essential business remain closed until Northampton County reaches the green phase of reopening. The county is currently in the yellow phase.

Coplay: Borough tot lot remains closed

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The tot lot behind the municipal building remains closed. It is not expected the facilities will open until the county enters the green phase of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan.

Social distancing and other restrictions will remain in place after opening.


Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association has seen a modest uptick in food donations from the public since the borough hall has reopened. Although the use of the borough hall is restricted, donations are being left in the lobby for the borough’s food pantry.


Fire calls

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Local News


Stations 35 and 37 responded to a motor vehicle accident with no injuries on Schadt Avenue.


A motor vehicle accident with injuries at Main and Reliance streets was handled by Stations 35, 39 and 40.


Stations 35 and 37 were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at 2321 MacArthur Road.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries at Chestnut Street and MacArthur Road brought out Stations 35, 36, 39 and 40.

Station 38 handled a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 3939 Mechanicsville Road.


Catasauqua: Holy Trinity plans Aug. 28 basket raffle

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will be holding its big basket raffle Aug. 28.

Stay tuned for more information.


Reminder: Catasauqua Borough has partnered with The Gas House Dance Hall to continue the summer concert series. Concerts are 8 p.m. Friday nights.

Cunningham & Associates is next in the lineup and will perform June 19.

All concerts are virtual and livestreamed on facebook.com/cattyparkconcerts.

College Corner

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in

Vargas, Daubert graduate

University of the Sciences

Melissa Vargas, of Coplay, and Jaden Daubert, of Northampton, were among the graduates recognized during University of the Sciences’ 199th commencement celebration, a virtual ceremony, held May 20.

Both graduated with Doctor of Pharmacy degrees.

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 15

On Second Street, individuals on a porch were warned about a noise complaint.

In the 600 block of Front Street, a phone was reported stolen. Charges are pending, police said.

A custody issue took place in the 700 block of Second Street.

MAY 16

Police sought information regarding custody on Front Street.

A resident being loud in the 700 block of Front Street was reported. The individual agreed to quiet down.

MAY 17

Stiles: Happy Father’s Day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Father’s Day will be celebrated June 21.

This day will be different from normal due to our social distancing rules. However, you can still make the day a happy one for your father, grandfather, godfather, uncle or father figure. Treat them to a card, candy or dinner. Enjoy the day, gentlemen!


The first day of summer is June 20. Enjoy the mild weather and the longer days.


The Ironton Rail Trail has been quite busy. Be safe when walking and biking, and keep social distancing. Most of all, enjoy the beautiful trail.

Whitehall High School 2020 graduation awards

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in School

Whitehall High School has announced the students who received 2020 graduation awards in the 2019-20 academic year.

Alisandra Alzaghtiti:

WHS Science NHS Award

Ira Anderson:

Outstanding Industrial Technology Student

Nicole Asmar:

John Pemberton Esq. Class of 1920-1921 Scholarship

Ilyass Baakili:

Alton Wagaman Memorial Scholarship

Jay H. Gilbert and Family Award

Jodi Baron:

Whitehall-Coplay PTO PLUS Scholarship

Kate Bonshak:

Zephyr Pride Foundation Scholarship

WHS Zephyr Nation Spirit Award