Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Catasauqua: WHS Chorale to perform at Salem UCC

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall High School Chorale will perform a concert at Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., 7 p.m. April 21.

This elite, auditioned ensemble consists of 13 high school singers under the direction of Mr. Eddie Hong.

The group performs advanced chorale repertoire, largely a cappella, around the Lehigh Valley. Recent appearances include the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, WFMZ morning show, Lehigh Valley Zoo and Lehigh Valley International Airport.


The Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., has a bag sale going on until April 21. Please stop in.

Hokendauqua: St. John’s plans basket social

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys, 2918 MacArthur Road, will have a basket social 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, April 20. You must be present to win.

For more information and cost of tickets, call the church office at 610-821-8725.


There will be a Whitehall Area Hunger Initiative meeting 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 24 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road.


Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold a craft fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 5. There will be more than 100 tables of crafts and quilted items.

Coplay Public Library: Join us for storytime today

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be 11 a.m. April 19 and 26 and May 3. All ages are welcome to attend, and no preregistration is necessary.


April’s free movie Saturday is April 21. Our 1 p.m. feature will be Disney’s “The Three Lives of Thomasina,” followed by “Victory,” starring Michael Caine and Sylvester Stallone, 2:30 p.m.

These events are open to everyone.


The library will be joining the SPARK library system June 28. In order to train staff and make sure all records are ready for transfer, we will need to close at certain times.

Northampton: Breakfast is served Sunday

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Assumption BVM Church, 2181 Washington Ave., will hold a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon April 22.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

For cost and other information, call 610-262-2559.


Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold an all-you-can-eat pork and sauerkraut dinner 4-7 p.m. April 28.

The dinner includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, roll and butter, ice cream and beverages.

There will also be a mini basket raffle and a bake sale.

Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Cementon/Egypt: Mennonite church to host breakfast

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall Mennonite Church, 4138 Wilson St., Egypt, will hold a Dutch breakfast 8:30-11 a.m. April 21.

The meal is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information, call 610-262-7013.


Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church’s youth group is hosting a penny party April 22. Doors open noon, and games start 1 p.m. The church is located at 4331 Main St., Egypt.

Coplay: Borough anniversary committee to meet April 19

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay’s 150th anniversary committee and celebration participants will be meeting 7 p.m. April 19 in council chambers to begin putting final plans and events together.

We are less than one year away from the gala kickoff. Do not miss the deadline to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Contact Steve Burker at sjburker@rcn.com for more information.


Brindle Buddies and Friends’ basket social will be held 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22 at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, 300 Cherry St.

For more information, contact Brittany at 610-533-4141.

The postage rush

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

When postal rates increase, there is a collective groan! Remember when you thumbed through your pile of stamps to find the exact postage for your mail? Thankfully, the dilemma for some of us was solved by the Forever Stamp, a great improvement from the past.

I found an old column written by my good friend Al Recker more than 15 years ago. It is very enjoyable, so we thought we would share it with you.

Fifteen years ago, the 37-cent stamp made an appearance at our post offices.

Al writes, “When the post office opened, it took on the appearance of a supermarket.”


Monday, April 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Open house, 6-8 p.m., at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Fullerton. Information or to schedule a tour of the church’s learning center: 610-443-0254 or staff@stjohnslearningcenter.com

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Coplay Lions Club meeting, 7:15 p.m., at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St. Information: Thomas at 610-262-1243


Coplay: Breakfast is planned for April 15 at CFC

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St., will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon. April 15.


Coplay Lions Club will meet 7:15 p.m. April 16 at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

For more information, call Thomas at 610-262-1243.


The 150th anniversary committee meets 7 p.m. April 19 in council chambers of the borough office, 98 S. Fourth St.

All civic groups, clubs and organizations interested in being part of this day are encouraged to attend.


Stiles: Celebrate the earth April 22

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Earth Day will be celebrated April 22.

Please be conscious of what you may be able to do to help the environment on this special day. Plant a tree, or help capture and dispose of litter in a local park.

We can also all be more conscious of energy use.


As we wait for warmer weather to arrive, there are plenty of fun things to do and see this spring in our community and nearby.

Catch a show at one of the local high schools, where wonderful productions are taking place. There is fantastic talent in our area.