Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Whitehall Township Public Library: Patrons read 4,000-plus books during summer reading program

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

We had a hot summer here at the library with the awesome readers who completed 150,000 pages and some 4,000 books! This included 202 children and 44 adults participating. Good job, everyone!

Now, we are getting ready for the fall programs and activities.

Libraries are hot, Whitehall!

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Registration for preschool storytime and toddler storytime began Aug. 27.

Preschool storytime sessions will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays — Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and Nov. 5 and 12. This is for ages 37 months to 6 years old.

Happenings

Monday, August 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 26

• Half-price sale, during regular business hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until Sept. 7.

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Television show: “Doctor Who” (episodes 10-12 of season 1), 4:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

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

Coplay Public Library: Storytime event planned for Aug. 22

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be held 11 a.m. Aug. 22 and 29 and Sept. 5.

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The library will be returning to normal hours Aug. 26.

The library will be open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

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Episodes 10-12 of season 1 of “Doctor Who” will be shown 4:30 p.m. Aug 26.

Episode 13 of season 1 of “Doctor Who” will be shown Aug. 28.

Everyone is welcome. Feel free to bring popcorn.

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The library’s game night is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Aug. 26.

Catasauqua: Video Daze concert to be held Aug. 23 at park amphitheater

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Video Daze, a 1980s tribute party band, will perform 7-10 p.m. Aug. 23 in the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

As always, bring those lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.

Just three more weeks to go, and the summer band series wraps up for summer 2019.

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A back-to-school bash, organized by Revolution Church, will be held 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 25 on the grounds of George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, Catasauqua.

Northampton: Quota Club plans Sept. 21 yard sale

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Quota Club of Northampton will hold a yard sale 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at Northampton Fire Department, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive.

Organizers are looking for vendors of yard sale items as well as crafts and other specialty items. There will be both indoor tables and outdoor spaces for vendors available for a fee.

Contact Sharyn at 610-261-1277 for more information or to reserve a space.

Funds from the yard sale help support Quota community service projects throughout the year.

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Hokendauqua: Blessing of the backpacks planned

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

On Aug. 25, Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, will have its blessing of the backpacks during the 9 a.m. worship service.

Students, teachers, instructors and administrators are encouraged to bring their backpack, briefcase, portfolio, etc., for a prayer, blessing and special gift to begin the 2019-20 academic year.

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Mark your calendar for Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church’s picnic and rally day, to be held Sept. 8 following the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

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Cementon/Egypt: Fire company plans breakfast

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Laurel Fire Company, 5114 Third St., Cementon, will host a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 8.

There is a cost for adults and older children. Those ages 4 and under eat for free.

The Friends of the Tomcat will host a blood drive 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the day of the breakfast in the firehouse parking lot. Donors who show their blood donation sticker will receive a $1 discount on breakfast.

For more information, call the firehouse at 610-262-2077.

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Remembering: Coplay Cement and World War II

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

When the United States entered World War II, the War Production Board was formed to mobilize American industry for war production. Donald Nelson, a former Sears executive, was appointed the director. He possessed unlimited power to head the war effort.

The factories of America were now manufacturing tanks, planes and anything needed to win the war. The machine shops of our local cement companies worked 24-hour shifts to support the war effort.

Coplay: Don’t miss Coplay Community Days

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Community Days is here! The event is scheduled for Aug. 23-25 at Coplay Parkway, North Second and Keefer streets.

The festive atmosphere includes great attractions and fun for everyone.

Attendees will get to enjoy a variety of food options, including pot roast, pizza, halupkies, cabbage and noodles, boom boom shrimp, hot dogs, hamburgers, sweet potato fries, turkey and beef barbecue, potato pancakes and more.

Musical entertainment includes:

• The Aardvarks — 6-10 p.m. Aug. 23

• Craig Thatcher Band — 2-4 p.m. Aug. 24