Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Catasauqua: Last chance to see ‘The Addams Family’ April 26-28

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre’s production of “The Addams Family” will run 7 p.m. April 26 and 2 p.m. April 27 and 28.

The performances are held in the Catasauqua High School auditorium, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton.

To order tickets, visit cattytheatre.org or call 610-841-3747.


Catasauqua will hold its annual Arbor Day celebration 10 a.m. April 27 at the municipal complex, 90 Bridge St. Trees will be dedicated to noteworthy citizens and/or organizations.


Whitehall Township Public Library: Indoor yard sale is May 3, 4 at Whitehall library

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall Township Public Library will have an indoor yard sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 4. There will be a bag sale noon-2 p.m. May 4.

There will be candles, dishes, toys, books, DVDs, CDs, holiday items and more.

Donations of clean, gently used items or new items are greatly appreciated. Donations may be dropped off during regular library hours. No electronics or large items like furniture will be accepted.


Join us 6:30-7:30 p.m. May 7 for Creation Station Club. The program is open to all school-age children for a variety of building fun.

Coplay: Garden club to meet April 25

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Garden Club meets 7 p.m. April 25 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St.


The Coplay Community Days committee will meet 7 p.m. April 25 in the council chambers at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.


Coplay Democratic Club will host a meet the candidates event April 28 at Paulie’s Restaurant, 1214 Chestnut St.

There will be a club business meeting 1 p.m., and the candidates will speak 1:30 p.m.

Meet county, school board and borough council candidates.

Fullerton: Cash bingo, raffle scheduled for April 28

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Columns

There will be a cash bingo 2 p.m. April 28 at the West Catasauqua Park building, 2301 Pine St. Doors open 1 p.m.

There is a cost as well as specials. There will be a 50/25/25 raffle and gift card basket raffle.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

All proceeds go to benefit the programs for the Whitehall Active Community Center.

For pricing or more information, call Chris at 610-820-0316 or Dianne at 610-799-2644.


The Golden Agers of St. Elizabeth’s will hold an anniversary dinner May 3 at City View Diner, 1831 MacArthur Road.

Stiles: Enjoy the spring weather

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Since we have had some warmer days, the trees are all blossoming and the grass has turned a beautiful shade of green.

Also, there has been a lot more activity on the Ironton Rail Trail. Everyone seems to be experiencing a spring awakening with biking, walking and running on the trail. Enjoy the trail and some fresh air!


There is a nice playground on Chestnut Street in Stiles. In addition to the basketball and tennis courts, there are some fun swing sets for the little ones.


Monday, April 22, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• “Conversation about Memory Loss” (presented by LifeSpring in Home Care of Eastern Pennsylvania), 4 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537


• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Active Community Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue April 25 and 30. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

Churches are built in Bath community

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I continue my visit to the new Bath Museum, 121 S. Walnut St., and recall the history of a neighboring community, whose roots go back to 1737.

As I wrote in the last column, many of the first settlers were of Scotch-Irish heritage. With the end of the Revolutionary War, many of the early Penn land deeds were in dispute, resulting in many of the early settlers moving to western Pennsylvania.

Catasauqua: Youth raise awareness to fight hunger

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Once again, the youth at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will be taking part in a 30-hour famine to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger through World Vision. The famine starts noon April 19.

The youth group will also be sponsoring an Easter egg hunt 1 p.m. April 20 for ages 2-6. The event will be held in the grassy area at the church but will be inside if there is inclement weather.

Seven- to 10-year-old children will be inside decorating Easter gingerbread houses and will receive a goody bag.

Hokendauqua: St. John’s plans April 18 service

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickley’s, 2918 MacArthur Road, will have a Tenebrae service 7:30 p.m. April 18. The service will include a Disciples Communion.


Do you have a child playing baseball or softball at Hokendauqua Park this season? Join Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association for its 2019 opening day ceremonies April 27. The teams will be meeting at Hokendauqua Fire Company, Second Street, and they will be escorted to the park by firetrucks starting 7:30 p.m.

This year, the ceremonies will be held under the lights at the park.