Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, February 21, 2020

Whitehall police

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 8

Police investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 900 block of Mickley Road.

The department responded to two reports of unwanted people at Lehigh Valley Mall.

A motor vehicle accident occurred on Mechanicsville Road.

Officers responded to mental health calls on Juniper Drive, Madison Lane and MacArthur Road.

Police assisted with civil matters on Garfield Avenue and North 13th Street.

Alarms on Eberhart Road and Sixth Street were investigated.


Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JAN. 19

Stations 38 and 39 responded to a carbon monoxide detector malfunction at 3254 Clay St.

A malfunctioning carbon monoxide detector brought Stations 36 and 37 to 228 Grape St.

JAN. 20

Stations 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 and 3501 were on the scene of a cooking fire, confined to a container, at 1335 N. 13th St.

JAN. 21

A motor vehicle accident on Schadt Avenue brought out Stations 37 and 3502 (deputy chief).

Stations 36, 37 and 3502 responded to a water or steam leak at 1938 Sunset Drive.

JAN. 22

District News: Event for parents, guardians Feb. 6

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in School

Parents/guardians of eighth-graders are invited to transition night 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the auditorium of Whitehall-Coplay Middle School.

The course selection process will be presented. An orientation to key features of the high school schedule and how course recommendations are made will be featured, as well as highlights of the high school experience in ultimately preparing students for life beyond the Whitehall-Coplay School District campus.

Hokendauqua: HPPA scholarship applications due by Feb. 29

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association will be awarding two $1,000 Bob Warke-Dale Horn Scholarships. To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be a Class of 2020 high school-eligible graduate, be continuing your education in the fall of 2020, have participated in the HPPA’s baseball, softball or basketball youth programs and have completed the scholarship application form and returned it to the HPPA before Feb. 29.

Additional requirements are listed on the application and the HPPA website, hokeypark.com.

Cementon/Egypt: Breakfast planned for Feb. 9

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The firefighters of the Laurel Fire Company will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 9 at the station, 5114 Third St., Cementon.

The public is invited to this fundraiser breakfast. Children under the age of 4 eat for free, and there is a reduced rate for ages 4-12.

Looking ahead, the fire company will be hosting an Easter ham raffle 2-4 p.m. March 22.

Contact the firehouse at 610-262-2077 for information about these events or to buy tickets.


Coplay: Cash bingo to be held Feb. 9

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative will hold a cash bingo Feb. 9 at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St.

Doors open 1 p.m., and calling starts 2 p.m.

Attendees should bring an item for the Snack Pack Pals program. A list of needed items are on WCHI’s Facebook page.

Food and baked goods will be available for purchase.

All proceeds will benefit WCHI.

For more information, call Lana Snyder at 610-533-1357.


Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St., will hold a valentine sweetheart dance 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9.

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in School

Thursday, Feb. 6: Elem. — Cheesy breadsticks or PB&J, steamed corn, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce (M.S.: or PB&J), steamed corn (H.S.: mixed vegetables instead), celery sticks (H.S.: cucumber with dip instead), banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; H.S. premium — Chicken taco wrap, salad plate, steamed corn, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice