Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Coplay: Coplay food bank seeking donations

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s food bank has a dwindling supply of food staples on its shelves with schools back in session.

The food bank is asking for donations of boxed cereal, peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, fruit cups, canned pasta and spaghetti sauce.

The pantry in the basement of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St., will be open 8:30-10 a.m. Nov. 12.

The food bank is open to borough residents with proof of residency.


Catasauqua: Craft, vendor fair planned

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., is hosting a craft and vendor fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 9.

The event features a variety of crafters and vendors, a basket raffle, food to eat in or take out and a delicious bake sale.


Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St., will be having a storytime for children ages 3 to 5 starting 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12.


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Have a great week!

Stiles: Donate to local food banks

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The food banks of the Lehigh Valley are always in need of supplies, especially at this time of year. If you are able, please make a donation to your local food bank to make the holiday happier for those less fortunate.


Thanksgiving Day is a bit later this year — Nov. 28. This just means we have less time to prepare for the holiday season if you wait until after Thanksgiving Day.

Get your holiday lists in order now so you do not have to scramble in December.


Whitehall Township Public Library: Open mic event set for Nov. 18

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The third Monday open mic and jam will be held 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18.

Thank you to Rocking the Valley Online Radio and Earl Andrews for their support.

Entertainers interested in performing three songs or a 15-minute set are asked to sign up 6-6:30 p.m.

Musicians, singers, poets, comedians, actors, writers and storytellers are invited to come show off your stuff, or just come and be part of the audience!


Come to the library to watch a movie 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month.

The Nov. 19 movie will be “Spider-Man: Far from Home,” rated PG-13.


Monday, November 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

NOV. 4

• Free community lunch, 11 a.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., Catasauqua

• Come Write In program (a quiet space for you to write your novel), 5 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537 or northamptonapl.org

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Keep Me In Stitches meeting, 5:30 p.m., at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. Information: 610-264-4151

Remembering: A company home

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I continue my 2001 visit with Mr. George Maureka on Penn Street in Bath.

At age 15, he started to work for a Bath plumber for $8 a week, allowing George to learn the plumbing trade. World War II interrupted his plumbing career. He would serve with honor in Gen. George Patton’s Third Army.

Returning home, his father wanted him to work at the Penn Dixie Cement Company like the rest of the family. Area cement plants needed employees, and dozens of men were hired daily at local plants.

Coplay: Model railroad group meets Oct. 31

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Explorer Scouts of Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 is meeting 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 on the second floor of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

The Post will also have a display at the annual First Frost Train Show hosted by the Allentown Train Meet Associates Nov. 9 and 10 at Allentown Fairgrounds Agricultural Hall.

Hours for the event are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 10.


Due to the warmer weather, borough crews will continue picking up yard waste on Fridays.

These pickups are expected to continue through November until the trees are bare.

Coplay Public Library: Coplay library to host Halloween storytime Oct. 31

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Don’t miss a special Halloween storytime with Miss Veronica 11 a.m. Oct. 31. There will be a party with holiday-themed readings and crafts. Costumes are suggested, but not required, for children and adults alike.

Storytime is held 11 a.m. every Thursday.


Show your Penn State pride and enter the raffle to win a chair with the Nittany Lion logo. The chair is on display in the library and featured on our Facebook page.

The drawing will be 4 p.m. Nov. 16. You do not need to be present to win.

All proceeds benefit the library.


Hokendauqua: Faith to host craft fair, quilt sale

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, will be holding its annual fall craft fair and quilt sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 9. There will be more than 100 craft tables.

There will also be homemade baked goods, refreshments and a Chinese auction. Visa and MasterCard will be accepted for quilt purchases.

For more information, visit faithlutheranwhitehall.org or call 610-435-0451.


There will be a Miller-Keystone Blood Center blood drive 4-7 p.m. Nov. 18 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church.

To make a reservation, call Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061.

Northampton: Hendershot memorial fundraiser will be held Nov. 3

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Mark your calendar for the first Jennifer D. Hendershot Memorial Basket Social 1-5 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Northampton Fire Department, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive.

Hendershot was a 2003 graduate of Northampton Area High School and attended both Northampton Community College and East Stroudsburg University.

Proceeds will benefit the family.

For more information, call Candi at 610-554-3678.


An all-you-can eat spaghetti dinner will be held 4-7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave.