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Stiles Column

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by MICHELE KERN in Columns

Enjoy the weather!

Enjoy what we hope to be a warm spring, but be on the lookout for ticks this season.

Be sure to check yourself after working in the yard or going for walks, and also check your pets thoroughly, too.

Wear light-colored clothing when outdoors so you can easily spot any ticks.


Remember that although many stores in the Valley have beautiful annual flowers for sale, it is not yet safe to plant your annuals due to the danger of frost.

The general rule of thumb is to wait until May 15 to ensure the best chance for your annuals to thrive.


Fullerton Column

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by LIZ HAHN in Columns

St. Elizabeth's Golden Agers to hold anniversary dinner

St. Elizabeth's Golden Agers will have an anniversary dinner tomorrow in the parish hall.

Appetizers will be served from 12:30 to 1 p.m., and the dinner is scheduled for 1:15 p.m.

For more information, contact Eileen Schedler at 610-437-4080.


St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, Fullerton Avenue and Pershing Boulevard, Whitehall, will host a family dance Friday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall.

Coplay Public Library Column

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by The Press in Columns

Book, bake sale is huge success

Thank you so much to all of our good friends for the help during our recent book and bake sale!

We received many donations of materials and baked goods and were able to raise some funds for the library. Your kindness is greatly appreciated!


Story Time with Miss Jo will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursdays: April 23 and 30 and May 7. Preregistration is not required, and all ages are welcome.

Call the library at 610-262-7351 with any questions.


Lions plan spring basket social

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by The Press in Columns

The Whitehall Lions Club is having a spring basket social 3-8 p.m. Friday, May 1 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at the Cementon Playground.

The public is invited to bid on favorite baskets and support this civic organization.


The fourth annual Egypt Park Festival and Curt Simmons Day will be held Saturday, May 30.

The day will start off with a 10 a.m. parade down Main Street in Egypt, followed by a rededication of the World War II memorial.

The day then moves forward with kiddie carnival rides, music, food and beer.

Hokendauqua Column

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by STACEY KOCH in Columns

Craft fair, quilt sale to be held May 2

On Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, will hold a Mother's Day craft fair and quilt sale.

There will be more than 100 craft tables, quilted items, homemade baked goods, a Chinese auction and refreshments.

Call 610-435-0451 for more information.


A blood drive will be held at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church on Monday, May 11, from 4 to 7 p.m.

To schedule a time to donate, contact Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061.


Stiles Column

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by MICHELE KERN in Columns

Celebrate Earth Day

Are you ready to celebrate Earth Day April 22?

Think about planting a flowering tree or shrub to commemorate the day.

This would also be a great day for a picnic at a local park or a stroll on the beautiful Ironton Rail Trail.


The spring weather is feeling more comfortable each day.

As usual, many outdoor lovers can be seen biking, walking and running on the Ironton Rail Trail.

Enjoy this first bit of warm weather.

And, now that the weather is warmer, take advantage of the beautiful Stiles Playground.

Whitehall Township Public Library Column

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by The Press in Columns

50th celebration called a success

The kick-off party for the Whitehall Township Public Library's 50th anniversary was held Saturday, April 11 at the library.

More than 100 people attended the party, where they enjoyed music, food and good conversation.

On behalf of the library board, staff and friends of the library, I would like to thank everyone for their help in making the event happen and all who attended.

During the celebration, the library received proclamations from State Reps. Julie Harhart (R-183rd) and Daniel McNeill (D-133rd) and from State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-18th).

Fullerton Column

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by LIZ HAHN in Columns

Baseball sign-ups are April 26

Fullerton and Coplay will hold sign-ups for the newly formed Whitehall Connie Mack baseball team Sunday, April 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Fullerton Playground, 901 Jefferson St.

For more information, email Ed Filipovits at Baseballnutflip@gmail.com or Fred Romano at Romanoreddevil09@aol.com.


St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will host a Longaberger basket bingo tomorrow.

Doors open at 6 p.m. The games begin at 7 p.m.

There will be 20 games, a chance basket, specials, a 50/50 drawing and an auction.

The kitchen will be open.

Hokendauqua Column

Thursday, April 9, 2015 by STACEY KOCH in Columns

Women's Club to meet April 13

The Whitehall Women's Club welcomes all to its meeting 7 p.m. April 13 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church.

The program includes honoring the April Girl of the Month and special music by the Lehigh Valley Harmonizers.


On Saturday, May 2 Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church will hold a craft fair and quilt sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Homemade baked goods will also be for sale.


Camp Rhythmo returns to the Whitehall area (Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church and Ironton Rail Trail) July 6 through 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fullerton Column

Thursday, April 2, 2015 by LIZ HAHN in Columns

Hypnotherapist to speak at AARP meeting

AARP Charter 3115 will meet today at noon at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay.

Refreshments will be available during the social hour.

Beverley Bley, L.P.N., a certified hypnotherapist, will speak on "Nurse Wishy-Washy."

New members are welcome.

For information, call 610-395-2810.


St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Fullerton, is hosting a Longaberger basket bingo Friday, April 17.

Doors open 6 p.m., and games begin 7 p.m.

There will be 20 games, a chance basket, specials, a 50/50 raffle and an auction.