Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, July 10, 2020

Northampton: Northampton AARP to meet March 11

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet March 11 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment will be provided, and refreshments will be served.

Those interested in bus trips are asked to call Sharon at 610-262-9182.


Northampton Exchange Club will host a spring craft and vendor fair March 15 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center. The event runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

There will be more than 90 crafters and direct sales vendors, in addition to a large tricky tray raffle.

Admission and parking are free.

Cementon/Egypt: Park cleanup day is March 21

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Egypt Memorial Park is seeking volunteers for cleanup day 9 a.m. March 21 to get the park ready for this year’s 75th anniversary season.

Helpers will be working on baseball fields, raking new mulch in the playground and cleaning up trash and leaves around the fences.

Anyone who can’t help that day may call the park at 610-262-9841 for information on other volunteer opportunities at the park.

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s to hold Lenten dinner

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., will be holding a Lenten dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 20 in the parish center.

The menu includes pan-seared fish or two crab patties with a choice of macaroni and cheese, cabbage and noodles or parsley potatoes. You can also have a choice of stewed tomatoes, creamed cabbage or applesauce.

Each platter comes with green beans, roll and butter.

Remembering: The Weaver family and the Civil War

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this column, Margie Jenkins, a descendant of the Weaver family, and her daughter Susan Jenkins take us back to Weaversville. The year — 1850.

Family members were housed in a number of buildings on the property. Samuel Weaver had eight brothers and sisters and eight children (four died in infancy), plus his wife, Maria Magdalene Fatzinger Weaver, so Samuel decided to build a new home.

Coplay: CFC plans March 8 bingo

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St., will be holding a bingo event 2 p.m. March 8 to benefit the Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative.

Doors open 1 p.m. The games begin 2 p.m.

A cash drawing is also part of the day.

Food and baked goods will be available to purchase.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring an item for the Snack Pack Pals program. A list of items needed can be found on the Facebook page, Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative.

For more information, call Lana Snyder at 610-533-1357.


Hokendauqua: First Presbyterian to host unique event March 7

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in Columns

First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, 3005 S. Front St., will host a talent(less) show 7 p.m. March 7 in the fellowship hall. Doors open 6:30 p.m.

The evening will include comedy, skits, musical numbers and other assorted acts.

The fellowship hall will be transformed into an artsy coffee house for the night, and ticket holders can enjoy a coffee/tea bar and desserts during the show.


Monday, March 2, 2020 by The Press in Columns


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


• Read Across America/Dr. Seuss celebration, 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• Creation Station, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moore Township. Information: 610-759-1652


Catasauqua: J4, reunion meeting is set for Feb. 27

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by The Press in Columns

A planning meeting for the J4 Celebration and mega Catasauqua High School reunion will be 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in the community room on the main floor of North Catasauqua Borough Hall, 1066 Fourth St.

The celebration and reunion will be held July 4 at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

Anyone interested in helping to plan the event is welcome to join.


Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its next free community lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 29.

Come on out and meet some new friends.


Northampton: Grace plans Lenten dinners

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will be hosting Lenten crabcake dinners 5-7 p.m. March 6, 13, 20 and 27.

The meals include a baked potato, coleslaw, roll and butter, dessert and a beverage.

Chicken finger dinners will also be available for adults and children.

Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For more information, call 610-262-7186.


Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering for the 2020-21 school year.

Coplay: Bicycles to be shared with needy

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Borough has more than 50 bicycles stored at borough hall.

Police Chief Vincent Genovese reported tracking down the owners is difficult since many of the bikes may have been stolen and then dumped at various sites in the borough, and the owners have not come forward and claimed them. Many of them have been there for several months.

Some of the bikes are in good condition and some need work. The bicycles are expected to be refurbished and given out to needy youths in the community.