Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Batter up!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

Themed wedding celebrates interests of bride, groom

When you attend a wedding, many times the bride and groom’s interests shine through. That is very much the case for the wedding of Barbie (Hucaluk) and Shawn Fillman, of Whitehall. The couple had a baseball- and skull-themed wedding. The colors purple and black were used throughout.

Barbie Fillman is originally from Catasauqua. Her son, Jayden, is a student in Catasauqua Area School District.

Keeping busy

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

Local craft group donates pillowcases for children at Lehigh Valley Hospital

Every Wednesday, the craft group at Briarwood Commons gets together to work on various cards, quilts and other pieces, whether it be for personal use or as a group project.

A recent collective project for the members of the group — the Busy Bs — has a heartfelt purpose for the women, who meet at the development’s clubhouse off MacArthur Road in Whitehall.

WCSD students earn MP3 Player, chocolates

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by STACEY KOCH in School

Two Whitehall-Coplay School District students — Catherine Becker, first-grade student at Gockley Elementary School, and Elanna Rosato, sixth-grade student at Whitehall-Coplay Middle School — were presented with prizes June 3 at Gockley Elementary.

Catherine and Elanna, both of Whitehall, sold $1,000 of Gertrude Hawk products. This is Catherine’s second year in a row selling that much Gertrude Hawk.

Both were given an MP3 Player and chocolates from the company.

Nurse wins DAISY Award

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

Coplay woman says her job ‘makes a difference for people’

Melissa Soldridge has been in the medical field for more than two decades. It was later in life, after being a physical therapist assistant for 20 years, that she decided to pursue a different direction in medicine.

Graduating from the nursing program at St. Luke’s University Health Network in December of 2015, Soldridge then passed her boards in January of 2016. She has been a registered nurse for three years and has been working in home hospice care for Lehigh Valley Health Network for a year and a half. She has also worked for St. Luke’s and Fellowship Community.

Turning thumbs green

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by STACEY KOCH in School

Students’ healthy eating lessons put to use in gardens

Do you eat vegetables? Do you consume the recommended serving of veggies? Do you even like your vegetables?

If the answer is no, Eric Ruth, of the Kellyn Foundation, and Shari Noctor, president of Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative, are trying to change that — at least for Whitehall-Coplay School District elementary students.

Valley eats

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

Restaurant Week set for April 8-14

“Sip — Savor — Save & Support.”

That’s what many Lehigh Valley residents will be doing from April 8 to April 14. It’s the annual Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce (WACC) Restaurant Week!

Jessica O’Donnell, senior vice president of central affiliated chambers, spoke with The Press to discuss this annual event, which has been occurring for at least three years.

O’Donnell said when Restaurant Week occurs — this year being her second working on the event — she gets more excited every year for it.

Whitehall Area, Greater Lehigh Valley chambers merge

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

As of July 1, Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce and Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce have merged. The decision to merge comes just nine months from beginning a partnership between the two chambers.

Jessica O’Donnell, senior vice president of central affiliated chambers, and John Ferreira, manager of both Lehigh Valley Mall and Whitehall Mall and a member of the board’s executive committee, spoke with The Press Aug. 2 to discuss the merger.

WHS newspaper is student production

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by STACEY KOCH in School

Journalism teacher says

The Zephyr, a student-produced newspaper at Whitehall High School, continues a 50-plus-year print tradition, thanks to some dedicated journalism students and their always-encouraging teacher.

Deidra Herbert, a WHS teacher of English, journalism and broadcasting/studio/television production, has been with Whitehall-Coplay School District for 11 years. Prior to that, she taught in western Maryland for 12 years.

Bon appétit!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

Restaurant Week set to start in Whitehall

If you’re out and about in the Lehigh Valley, you’ve probably heard of boroughs or cities having a Restaurant Week, sometimes two a year. And if you’re a foodie, you’re probably very familiar with when those special events occur.

For Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce, the decision to implement its area’s own Restaurant Week began two years ago. This year, the second annual weeklong event is April 2-8.