Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Hokendauqua column

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by MIKE BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

Faith Lutheran welcomes intern

Sunday, Sept. 1, will be an exciting day at Faith Lutheran Church, Whitehall. The congregation will be welcoming its 11th intern on that day.

Vicar Joshua Johnson will be starting his one-year internship at the church. Johnson, a native of North Carolina, is a student at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in South Carolina. He will be working with Pastor Michael Bodnyk to gain practical experience in parish ministry.

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Egypt-Cementon Column

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Cementon Park elects officers

The Cementon Athletic Park Association has been working hard behind the scenes.

A new board of governors has been elected. Serving as officers are President Steve Nemeth Jr., Vice President Jason Reinhard, Secretary Brianna Troxell and Treasurer Jennifer Dohanish. Additional board members are Greg Demko, Ben Kovalcik, John Dohanish, Dave Morekin and Jodi Nemeth.

Monthly meetings are open to the public. They take place the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m., in the park building. The next meeting is set for Monday, Sept. 16.

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Stiles Column

Thursday, August 22, 2013 by Michelle Kern Special to The Press in Columns

St. John's to host annual picnic Sept. 1

St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church of Stiles will hold its annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 1, from noon until 9 p.m. on the church grounds at Ruch and Chestnut streets.

A variety of food will be available, along with games of chance. Musical entertainment will be provided all day.

Stop by and bring your lawn chairs. This is a fun way to say farewell to summer with your friends from the community.

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Good luck to all students who will be heading off to college, high school, grade school, kindergarten and preschool.

Fullerton Column

Thursday, August 22, 2013 by by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Fullerton fire hall hosting event Sept. 7

The Fullerton Fire Hall will present an evening of great music, food and auctions highlighted by the renowned guitar work of Craig Thatcher and his band 5-10:30 p.m. Sept. 7.

Proceeds will benefit brain tumor patients and their families at Lehigh Valley Health Network and fund research for the National Brain Tumor Society.

To purchase tickets, donate auction items or become a sponsor, contact Lisa Kacmar at 610-767-4263.

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Egypt Column

Thursday, August 15, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Block party is Saturday

The Laurel Fire Company will host its sixth annual block party 2-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17.

The event will include a bake sale, vendors and crafters, kids games, a dunk tank, beer garden and music by Nite Flyte and The Large Flowerheads. The fire company is also giving away four great prizes this year including an iPad, a $250 gas card, a gas grill and $150 in cash.

For more information on this event, call Jake at 610-657-7986 or email laurelfireco@yahoo.com for the cost and other information.

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Block party is Saturday

Thursday, August 15, 2013 by The Press in Columns

The Laurel Fire Company will host its sixth annual block party 2-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17.

The event will include a bake sale, vendors and crafters, kids games, a dunk tank, beer garden and music by Nite Flyte and The Large Flowerheads. The fire company is also giving away four great prizes this year including an iPad, a $250 gas card, a gas grill and $150 in cash.

For more information on this event, call Jake at 610-657-7986 or email laurelfireco@yahoo.com for the cost and other information.

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Fullerton column

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. E's registering preschoolers

St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Fullerton Avenue and Pershing Boulevard, Whitehall, is now accepting registrations for its preschool program for the new school year.

Classes for 3-year olds will be held 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday and the 4-year-old classes will meet 9-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

For more information, call 610-266-0450.

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Stiles column

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

St. John to host picnic Sept. 1

Now is a good time to mark your calendar for the St. John the Baptist Church picnic scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 1.

The picnic will be held on the church grounds, located at Ruch and Chestnut Streets. Plan to attend and see friends and neighbors.

More details to come.

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If you are thinking of something to do Sunday evening, considering driving into Bethlehem to catch the Musikfest fireworks. The display is always breathtaking.

Also, since Musikfest continues all weekend, stop by and enjoy some wonderful entertainment and delicious food fare.

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Hokendauqua Column

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

Faith Lutheran Bible school is this week

Vacation Bible school is being held this week at Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, with the theme of "Where God's World Comes Together."

There will be a closing program during the 9 a.m. worship service on Sunday, Aug. 4.

Everyone is invited to attend and listen to the children.

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There will be a special musical presentation also at Faith Lutheran Church Sunday, Aug. 18, as Michael Bodnyk offers a "Sermon in Song" during the 9 a.m. worship service.

Chamber of Commerce Column

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Columns

WACC events scheduled for August

The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce scheduled the following events for August and early September:

Thursday, Aug. 8:

11:45 a.m., membership luncheon at Fellowship Community (speaker to be announced).

Wednesday, Aug. 14:

7:30 a.m., board of directors meeting.

Thursday, Aug. 15:

5-7 p.m., ribbon cutting at Wild Cherry Market/ Betty's Deli, 17 Main St., Whitehall.

Tuesday, Aug. 20:

Noon, WOW luncheon at Ramada (speaker to be announced).

Thursday, Aug. 29:

1:30 p.m., Welcome to Whitehall bags to be assembled at chamber office.