Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Remembering: Weaversville — 70 years ago

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, we continue our youthful memories of Weaversville. We recall the Danner Saw Mill.

The mill was an open-air operation that operated until the cold winter season. There was no building.

Stanley Danner, the owner, and his wife resided in Northampton. Both Stanley and his wife worked together sawing both logs and firewood. The mill yard was always filled with logs to mill. One of the mill’s best customers was the Pennsylvania State Farm, which had a large farm in Weaversville.

Fighting Hunger: Volunteers sought for food distributions in Whitehall, Coplay

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by SHARI NOCTOR WHITEHALL-COPLAY HUNGER INITIATIVE PRESIDENT in Columns

We are continuing Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative’s community outreach program through Aug. 27.

We have been feeding 200 adults, 210 children and 70 seniors on average every two weeks. We give food to any Whitehall Township and Coplay Borough resident who comes to our sites.

At every distribution, we get new guests who did not know we are providing food for those in need. This program has been going on since March. Tell your families, friends and neighbors about us.

Hokendauqua: VBS to start next month at Faith

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Vacation Bible School will be held 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 3, 5 and 7 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road.

The theme is “Knights on the North Castle.” The church will have a play/skit and lesson appropriate for all age groups, a sing along/music, take-home craft and snack.

Due to COVID-19 and social-distancing practices currently in place, parents must remain with their children. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on as the group plans to be outside.

Coplay: Saengerbund plans live music

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St., has reopened on a limited basis — 4-10 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

The club has acoustic guitars and vocals Friday evenings and button box accordions Sunday afternoons and evenings.

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Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association is returning to its regular food bank schedule for clients.

Serving 24 families, the food bank, located in the basement of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St., will be open 8:30-10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month.

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Catasauqua: Lunch pickups are available

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, in partnership with Suburban North Family YMCA, continues to hold free bagged lunch pickups for Catasauqua Borough residents 11 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

This will continue throughout the summer.

A big thank you to Pastor Brian Riedy, the heart of Holy Trinity, and all those in the background running to the store for supplies and preparing and distributing meals.

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St. Mary’s Catholic Church would like to congratulate the following students.

Coplay Public Library: Coplay library open to the public; curbside service available

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

We’re back!

Coplay Public Library is now open to the public at 50-percent capacity. We are limiting the number of people in the library at any one time to 25, including staff.

Due to social distancing guidelines, we have only two public computers available for use.

Wear a mask and sanitize your hands when entering our building.

For your safety, all incoming materials are quarantined for three days and sanitized before being released for circulation.

Thank you for your understanding and your continued patronage.

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Northampton: Municipal building opens doors to public

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The borough municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave., has reopened to the public.

Masks are mandatory.

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Northampton Farmers Market is open Tuesdays 3-6:30 p.m. at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

Masks are required.

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Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is accepting registrations for the 2020-21 school year.

The 2-year-old playgroup class will meet 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.

Happenings

Monday, July 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

JULY 7

• Deadline to order Island Expressions hoagies and sandwiches (fundraiser for Catasauqua High School band and chorus), which will be delivered to you July 14. Information, cost and orders: catasauquamusicarts@gmail.com or Sherri at 610-264-1394

• Imagine Your Garden program (for grades K-12), 2 p.m., outside of Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. Masks are required. Rain date is July 14. Information: 610-264-4151

JULY 9

Northampton: Fresh food at farmers market

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Farmers Market is open Tuesdays 3-6:30 p.m. at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

Masks are required.

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Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is accepting registrations for the 2020-21 school year.

The 2-year-old playgroup class will meet 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.

The 3-year-old class meets 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class size is limited to 16 children. Children need to be toilet trained for this class.

Coplay: Annual church picnic is canceled

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church has canceled its annual homecoming picnic because of the coronavirus pandemic.

There may be follow-up opportunities to purchase picnic food in the future.

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The tot lot and Coplay Parkway have now been open to the public since the county moved to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s green phase.

Entry to the borough hall is also now open to the public; however, people must wear masks and will have access only to the borough office and police station.