Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce column

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by The Press in Columns

Chamber to host events

Have you considered joining the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce? It is an independent chamber celebrating 56 years in business.

Members enjoy networking and educational events, member-to-member discounts and opportunities to contribute to making Whitehall a great place to live and work.

The following events are open to chamber members and nonmembers:

Membership Luncheon – Thursday, Feb. 12, at Fellowship Community's Villa building. "Simple Tips to Save a Life" will be presented by Cetronia Ambulance Corps. There is a cost. Register online at www.waccpa.org.

Fullerton column

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by LIZ HAHN in Columns

AARP to meet today

AARP Chapter 3115 will meet today, Thursday, Feb. 5, at noon at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay.

Refreshments will be available.

Rick Daugherty, executive director of the Lehigh Valley Center for Active Life, will talk about the center and current events.


St. Elizabeth Athletic Association will hold a Valentine's Day Social Saturday, Feb. 14, in the social hall, 433 Pershing Blvd., Whitehall.

Doors open 6:30 p.m. and the event runs 7-10 p.m.

Whitehall Township Public Library column

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by The Press in Columns

Library seeks old pictures, artifacts

The Whitehall Township Public Library is creating an online digital library and expanding the local history section.

Anyone who has historic books, items or pictures of the Lehigh Valley, or old family photos, is encouraged to contact the library. Ask for Patty or Jim.

The library will return the items.

If the items can be digitized (scanned), the library would like to borrow them, digitize them, then return the originals.

Some items are already on the library website at www.whitehallpl.org/digital.html.


Hokendauqua column

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by STACEY KOCH in Columns

Apply till Feb. 28 for scholarships

The Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association will award two $1,000 scholarships from the Bob Warke – Dale Horn Scholarship Program.

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be a class of 2015 graduate, continuing your education fall of 2015, have participated in HPPA's basketball, softball or baseball youth programs and submitted a completed scholarship application form to HPPA by Feb. 28.

Additional requirements are listed on the application and their website.

Egypt column

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Laurel Fire Co. to host bingo

Egypt Park will be holding baseball sign-up days on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 9 a.m. until noon in the snack stand at the park playground.

Also, remember the indoor banquet hall is now available for winter rentals and both pavilions are available from spring till fall for picnics and reunions.

Check out the website at www.egyptpark.org for details on rentals and to download baseball registration forms.


The Laurel Fire Company will be hosting its annual adult bingo games Feb. 7.

Stiles Column

Thursday, January 22, 2015 by MICHELLE KERN in Columns

Be safe on Super Bowl Sunday

St. John the Baptist Church in Stiles is holding is Ninth Annual Tricky Tray Saturday, Feb. 14, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will be held in Ruffenach Hall, located on the church grounds at Ruch and Chestnut streets and is open to the public. Mark your calendar and be sure to schedule time to stop by.


Fullerton Column

Thursday, January 22, 2015 by LIZ HAHN in Columns

St. Elizabeth's spaghetti dinner

The School Board of St. Elizabeth Regional School is sponsoring their 11th Annual Spaghetti Dinner Saturday, Jan. 24, in the Parish Hall, 435 Pershing Blvd., Whitehall. Dinner consists of all-you-can-eat spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic bread, iced tea, lemonade and homemade desserts. Seating times are 4, 5:30 or 7 p.m. You can purchase advance tickets and tickets will also be available a the door.

Reservations are recommended as seating may be limited at the 5:30 and 7 p.m. seatings. Call the school office at 610-264-0143 to purchase advance tickets or for more information.

Northampton Column

Thursday, January 22, 2015 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Columns

Public library winter programs to begin

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, East 22nd Street and Washington Avenue, will hold a breakfast Sunday, Jan. 25, 8:30-noon.

The menu includes french toast; pancakes; omelet or scrambled eggs; ham, sausage or bacon; hash browns; toast; and juice, coffee and tea.

There is a cost. Tickets will be sold at the door.

For more information, call 610-262-2559.


Winter programs at the Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., will be held Feb. 3 through March 26.

Hokendauqua column

Thursday, January 15, 2015 by STACEY KOCH in Columns

Festival of the Arts set

On Monday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m., the Woman's Club of Whitehall is having a Festival of the Arts event at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Whitehall High School students will be presented with certificates and awards for their winning art.


The Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association is holding registrations for the upcoming boys baseball and girls softball season Tuesday, Jan. 20, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 31, 2-4 p.m.; and Friday, Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m. at the Hokendauqua American Legion Post, 3739 American Legion Drive.