Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Coplay: Police address stop sign concerns

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Concerns about the new stop signs in the area of the recently reopened Coplay-Northampton Bridge were addressed Jan. 10 by Coplay Police Chief Vincent Genovese.

He reported the signs, installed by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, are there to stay.

Genovese noted drivers stopped for running the new stop signs have been given a verbal courtesy notice. Violators will be issued tickets starting Feb. 1.

Northampton: AARP tax help to begin Feb. 3

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

AARP tax return assistance and preparation will again take place at Northampton Recreation Center, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive.

Those interested are asked to visit the recreation center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 27 to set up a future appointment.

Volunteers will be at the rec center Mondays, Feb. 3-April 13, to assist with tax returns.

There is no guarantee that walk-ins can be assisted.


Reminder: Northampton Area Food Bank will be holding a Super Bowl purse and gift card bingo Feb. 2 in the gymnasium of Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave.

Catasauqua: Catasauqua Club to host breakfast

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., has scheduled its next breakfast for 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 19.

This is an all-you-can-eat breakfast with made-to-order omelets and eggs Benedict.

For more information, call 610-264-1771.


The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its first meeting of the new year 10 a.m. Jan. 20.

The group will be planning activities and service projects for the next six months.

Refreshments will be available.

For more information, call 610-264-2641.



Monday, January 13, 2020 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 13

• Adult Children of Alcoholics meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Moorestown. Information: 610-759-7363

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

JAN. 14

• Winnie the Pooh party, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• Cash bingo, 7 p.m., at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Information: 610-317-0808

Cementon/Egypt: Community meal planned for Jan. 21

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

There will be a Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative free community meal 4-6 p.m. Jan. 21 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 4331 Main St., Egypt.

For more information, call 610-262-1600.


A Dip and Sip event is planned for Feb. 1 at Laurel Fire Company, 5114 Third St., Cementon. At this event, participants will make a custom hydrodipped cup — pick your cup, pick your base and pick your dips.

Northampton: Food bank to hold Super Bowl bingo

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Food Bank will hold a Super Bowl purse and gift card bingo Feb. 2 in the gymnasium of Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave.

Doors open noon. Bingo starts 2 p.m.

Prizes will be purses and gift cards from area stores, restaurants and entertainment venues.

The event includes a Chinese auction, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call Kelly Frantz at 610-262-7826.

The snow date will be Feb. 9.


Catasauqua: Rockabilly night scheduled for Jan. 11

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Iron City Swing is hosting a rockabilly night Jan. 11 at Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St.

There will be dance lessons 7:15-8 p.m. The featured band, The Buzzards, will play 8-11 p.m.

The event is BYOB.

Call 610-443-0707 with any questions.


Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will hold a bar bingo 7 p.m. Jan. 14.

Food is available.

Come out for an evening of fun.


My email address is lhahn775@verizon.net if there is any information you would like published in this column.

Have a great week!

Remembering: Plainfield to Gettysburg

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

In this third column, I am speaking to Mrs. Janet Johnson, a Nazareth High School graduate whose great-great-grandfather William Henry Heimer served with the 153rd Regiment in the Civil War. The soldier was born in Plainfield Township, Northampton County.

As a young man, you could find him plowing with horses, planting and harvesting grain on the George Bender farm in Plainfield Township.

William was first married to Anna Rebecca Schaeffer in 1851. Two weeks after their first child, Louisa Rebecca, was born, tragedy struck the family. His wife, Anna, died.

Hokendauqua: Scholarships offered

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

In continuation of the Bob Warke-Dale Horn Scholarship program, Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association will again be awarding two $1,000 scholarships.

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be a Class of 2020 high school-eligible graduate, be continuing your education in the fall of 2020, have participated in the HPPA’s baseball, softball or basketball youth programs and have completed the scholarship application form and returned it to the HPPA before Feb. 29.

Additional requirements are listed on the application and the HPPA website, hokeypark.com.

Coplay: Put out your trees

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The borough will pick up discarded Christmas trees Jan. 10 and 17.

The trees should be set out in the same place the garbage is collected.


The borough is planning ahead for the snowy season and is compiling two lists.

One list is of residents who want their sidewalks shoveled, and the other is of youths who will shovel the snow.

Call 610-262-6088 to be placed on the appropriate lists.


The borough is reminding residents who live near fire hydrants to remove snow from around the hydrant, so the fire department can access them if needed.