Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Coplay: Borough office closed Nov. 22, 23

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The borough office, 98 S. Fourth St., will be closed Nov. 22 and 23 for the holiday.

Recycling pickup has been moved up from Nov. 23 to Nov. 21. There is no change in garbage collection.

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The community tree-lighting program, along with Santa’s visit to Coplay, will be held Dec. 6 outside the municipal building beginning 6:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association and will feature holiday carols.

The festivities continue in the auditorium with hot chocolate and doughnuts and entertainment provided by Lori and James.

Leona I. Garrity

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Whitehall

Leona I. Garrity, 86, of Whitehall, died Nov. 14, 2018, in her home. She was the wife of William J. Garrity for 67 years.

Born in Glasco, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Louis and Josephine Ferraro.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Richard and his wife Mary of Boynton Beach, Fla.; three daughters, Catherine of Whitehall, Leona of Macungie and Susan and her husband Ed DeSmet of Bethlehem; eight grandchildren, Catherine Garrity, Kevin and his wife Jenna Garrity, Kristen Garrity, Leah Duffy, Julie Duffy, Billy DeSmet, Sean DeSmet and Sophia DeSmet.

Dorothy J. Brensinger

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ member

Dorothy “Dot” J. Brensinger, 76, of Walnutport, died Nov. 14, 2018. She was the wife of Donald B. Brensinger for 53 years.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late George and Lillian (Ward) Lindenmuth.

She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Indianland.

She was a receptionist and assembler at Gebhardt Bowling Supply, Allentown, for more than 20 years.

Fullerton: Flapjack fundraiser planned

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth Regional School, 433 Pershing Blvd., will hold a flapjack fundraiser 8-10 a.m. Nov. 24. The breakfast will be held at Applebee’s, 3730 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem.

Tickets are available at the school or parish office. Call 610-266-0695.

Also, St. Elizabeth Regional School’s Home & School Association is looking for someone to play Santa at the annual Christmas carnival 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 1.

No experience is necessary, but you must be jolly and have your background clearances. The school can help with the clearance paperwork.

Catasauqua: Craft fair planned

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, will be having its Holly Craft Fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 24. The kitchen will have food available for purchase. A bake sale will also be held.

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The Legionnaires of the Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will have an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 25.

There will be scrambled eggs, toast, home fries, bacon, sausage, French toast, SOS, juice, coffee and tea. For more information, call 610-266-7170.

There will be no breakfast in December.

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Whitehall Township Public Library: Whitehall library’s coloring club group will meet Nov. 27

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The adult coloring club will meet 11 a.m. Nov. 27. Anyone 18 years and older is welcome to join us every second and fourth Tuesday of the month for our adult coloring club.

The library has some supplies but invites you to bring your own as well.

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Our What Are You Reading Now? book club meets 1 p.m. Nov 27.

Patrons are invited to chat about whatever books they are reading at the moment — the ones you loved, the ones you hated and everything in between.

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Northampton: Holiday program to be held Nov. 25

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Borough’s annual tree lighting will be held Nov. 25 at the triangle, Main Street and Laubach Avenue.

The festivities begin 5:30 p.m. with holiday music by members of Good Shepherd Catholic School’s performing arts department.

Santa will arrive 6 p.m. with treats for the children.

The 25-foot-tall evergreen tree was donated by Richard Ackerman, who, along with his family, will flip the switch to light the tree.

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Margaret M. Yellen

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church member

Margaret M. Yellen, 85, of Coplay, died Nov. 16, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital Hospice-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late James D. Yellen Sr.

Born in Coplay, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Steltzer) Gasper.

She was a clerk at the former Laneco, Coplay, for 29 years before she retired in 1993. She then worked at Growing Tree Nursery, Whitehall, for 18 years.

She was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, Coplay, and of the church’s Altar and Rosary Society.

Stella A. Kristofits

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

100 years old

Stella A. Kristofits, 100, formerly of Stiles, died Nov. 16, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of the late John A. Kristofits.

Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late Stephen and Theresa (Magdits) Csencsits.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Stiles.

She is survived by two sons, John S. and his wife Anna and William; a daughter, Joanne; two grandchildren, John and Christine; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.