Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, June 20, 2018


Monday, June 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Vacation Bible School (for age 3 through fifth grade), 5:30 p.m. (light dinner) and 6-8 p.m. (program), at Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township. VBS will continue until June 22. Information: church office at 610-837-1741 or vbspro.events/p/e4b084

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

• Aqua Zumba classes start, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Coplay’s Parkway Pool, Second and Keefer streets. The program will continue Mondays and Wednesdays.

Coplay: Celebrate Flag Day

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

With the observance of Flag Day today, June 14, there is no special program on tap. Borough residents have been reminded to fly the American flag at home.


The summer start for the popular Aqua Zumba classes at the borough’s Parkway Pool is June 18.

The water program, led by instructor Tara Miller, is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings.

There is a cost.


Coplay Senior Citizens will meet 1 p.m. June 20 at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St.

The organization is looking for new members. The public is invited.


Hokendauqua: Churches set service times

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, starts its services for the summer June 17. There will be only one service on Sundays — 9 a.m.


First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua announces its services for the summer also begin June 17, starting 9:30 a.m.


Communities That Care members will meet at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church 8:30 a.m. June 22.


St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys, 2918 MacArthur Road, will be holding a car wash 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 23.

Coplay Public Library: Library has special hours June 14

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Summer hasn’t officially started, but schools are out, the weather is warmer — and who could wait for that first water ice or ice cream?

Mark your calendars for upcoming library events.


The library will be open noon-5 p.m. June 14 due to SPARK training.

No fines will be charged for items due June 14. Don’t forget you can use the drop box located outside the library to return materials if the library is closed.

Catasauqua: Groovitude concert to be held June 15

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents Groovitude 7-10 p.m. June 15.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening!


There is still time to register your child for Bethany United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School, titled “Polar Blast.”

It will be held 6-9 p.m. June 22, 9 a.m.-noon June 23 and 9 a.m.-noon June 24.

The event is for children 3 years old through fifth grade.

To register your child, call the church office at 610-395-3613 or go to bethanyumchurch.com.


Northampton: Siegfried museum open June 17

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Siegfried Railroad Station museum will be open to visitors 1-4 p.m. June 17. The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329).


Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will hold a picnic noon-4 p.m. June 20 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

Members planning to attend must have a ticket and are asked to bring a dessert to share.

Those interested in trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.


Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering children for the 2018-19 school year.

Railroad memories continue

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In our last column, we wrote about railroad memories when the Central Railroad of New Jersey, Lehigh Valley Railroad, Northampton and Bath Railroads served Northampton, Coplay, Catasauqua and Cementon.

My first railroad trip took me to Allentown to shop in their popular stores, but a great thrill was a trip to visit my aunt in New York City. It was the first time I left Pennsylvania; she resided in the Bronx.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Governor Wolf Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m., on the GWHS campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, East Allen Township. Information: govwolf.org

• Quilting and sewing, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

• Cribbage, 1-5 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

• Mah Jongg, 1-5 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

Stiles: Pools open June 16

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Our township pools will be opening June 16.

We are lucky to have three fabulous pools where we can cool off and have fun. Choose from Jefferson (in Fullerton), Parkview (in Hokendauqua) and Cementon pools.


With school coming to an end soon, please be aware of children playing in our neighborhoods in the morning and afternoon.

Have a safe summer!


Now that the weather is warming up, there is a lot of activity seen on the Ironton Rail Trail. Neighbors, be sure to use our beautiful trail to walk, run or bike.

Whitehall Township Public Library: Registration is underway for summer reading program

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Registration for the summer reading program, for kids and adults, began June 5. The theme this year will be “Libraries Rock” — and we will be rockin’!

The program for adults (18 years and older) will run June 5-Aug. 24. The kids’ program runs June 5-Aug. 18. To participate, you must register either at whitehallpl.org or at the front desk. All you need to do is keep track of the books you read or listen to, write down the title and author, your name and phone number and turn in the reading log before the deadline.