Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, June 5, 2020

Coplay: Softball, baseball season still possible

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Sports is still holding on to hope the youth softball and baseball programs can open.

Organizers have not yet canceled the season in the hopes of holding a shorter, consolidated program this year, taking into account all COVID-19 guidelines.

For this to occur, Lehigh County must be moved to the yellow phase of reopening.


Lehigh County has reported more absentee ballots have been cast for the June 2 primary election than any in recent years.

Coplay: St. John’s plans takeout dinner

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., is having a chicken barbecue dinner 4-6:30 p.m. May 30. The dinner is takeout only.

Reservations are not required but can be made by calling Karen Haines at 610-653-2816.


Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association has gone outdoors with its food pantry. The association has set up tables outside borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St., this week for its 34 clients.

The move outdoors is prompted by the lockdown of the borough hall caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Northampton: Recycling event still in the works

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Columns

An electronics recycling event is planned for 9 a.m.-noon June 13 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

A link to the informational flier can be found in the What’s Happening section of the borough’s website, northamptonboro.com.


Northampton Area Food Bank is operating and distributing food at its 1601 Canal St. location. Registration is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

The food bank is accepting monetary donations as well as nonperishable items.

For information, call 610-262-8030 or email info@northamptonareafoodbank.org.

Fullerton: American Legion cancels service

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Sadly, the Memorial Day service scheduled for May 25 at American Legion Post 367, Fullerton, has been canceled due to COVID-19.

However, a virtual memorial ceremony, veterans writing workshop and the Our Hometown Heroes display honoring men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces highlight the 10th year of ArtsQuest’s Memorial Day celebration presented May 24 and 25 by Embassy Bank.

Whitehall Township Public Library: Whitehall Township Public Library sets new material due date

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The due date for all books is now June 12.

The yellow drop boxes in the parking lot are locked because of the stay-at-home order. No fines will be charged during this time.

We will remain closed until further notice. We are following the state library mandate because of the coronavirus pandemic. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

You can get updates and information from our Facebook page and our website, whitehallpl.org.


Stiles: Congrats, graduates

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Congratulations to all of the college and high school graduates in the Stiles community.

Although graduation is different than normal, please know your future is bright and you are wished much success and happiness in whatever your next adventure may be!


This weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer. We are limited in what we can do right now, but we will surely enjoy warmer weather and time outdoors.

Have a safe and happy summer.


Catasauqua: Volunteers needed around the Valley

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley has created a COVID-19 web page that houses information on volunteering in all forms for local nonprofit organizations.

If you are going stir-crazy and would like some information on volunteering, visit volunteerlv.org/covid-19. This site is updated as requests come in.


Due to COVID-19, the Freddy Awards performances were canceled this year; however, a show is still coming!

Hokendauqua: First Presbyterian postpones event

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Columns

First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, 3005 S. Front St., postponed its flea market and yard sale, which was originally scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 25.

A new date is to be determined.


Hokey Athletic Association is looking for volunteer cheering coaches.

An upbeat, positive attitude is required. Those interested must be a team player and be able to follow roles and duties assigned by the head coach.

Coaches will be asked to assist the head coach with teaching the youth of the organization the basics in pep squad cheering.

Remembering: Visiting with Margie Jenkins

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, Larry Oberly and this writer are concluding our interview with Susan Jenkins and her mother, Margie, a descendant of Samuel Weaver, whose father founded the village of Weaversville.

Margie is a fascinating lady whose family roots go back to the founding of the United States. Full of determination and energy, at age 51, she applied for graduate school at the University of Houston.