Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Music programs will honor former library board president

Thursday, July 9, 2015 by The Press in Columns

In memory and honor of George Schermerhorn, our late library board president, the Whitehall Township Public Library will be presenting special music programs in the reference area of the library.

Dave Fry will entertain all ages with his wonderful music performance on Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 p.m.

"1965: It Was a Very Good Year," with Mike Holiday and John and Kass Bolles, is a music program that will be held Thursday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m.

Sage will play live acoustic and electric music on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Residents help each other

Thursday, July 9, 2015 by STACEY HOCH in Columns

A lot of residents in the Stiles community were hit badly by the recent hail storm and high winds.

Watching neighbors help each other clean up their properties and be there for support has been very encouraging and comforting. Rebuilding, re-siding and replacing roofs will take time, but for the most part, everyone seems to be safe and that is the bright point.

Keep looking ahead, take it day by day and try to enjoy the rest of the summer!


VBS begins July 6

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Traditional summertime events are on the calendar at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Egypt.

Vacation Bible School will take place July 6-10, 6-8:30 p.m. Open to children age 3 through just having completed sixth grade will discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life, with a program entitled "Everest." Teens can also participate as crew leaders to assist with the younger children at VBS.

The children will also participate in a mission project for Operation Kid-to-Kid that will lend a helping hand to children in Thailand.

Chamber car show is Saturday

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by The Press in Columns

The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce car show will be held at the Whitehall Parkway this Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Whitehall Township Public Library will hand out information about the library and its programs.


The library will be closed Saturday, July 4 for Independence Day.

The library will be open Friday, July 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Our library summer reading program is for all ages. So sign up today and start reading or listening to your favorite books.

Stiles Column

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by MICHELE KERN in Columns

Take advantage of public pools

Remember that we have three fantastic pools in Whitehall Township and a beautiful pool in Coplay as well.

Take advantage of the public pools where you live and cool off and relax this summer.


The Stiles Playground Association's Annual Yard Sale will be held at the Stiles Playground, near the baseball field off Chestnut Street, Saturday, June 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You just never know what unique or much-needed items you may find at the sale. Stop by and do some shopping in Stiles!


Fullerton Column

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by JULIE HAHN in Columns

St. John's VBS set

St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will hold Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17, from 5:45 to 8 p.m.

This year's program is titled "Thailand Trek." The program is for ages pre-kindergarten to sixth grade, as well as adults.

VBS for teens and helpers will run from 5 to 5:45 p.m., with supper included.

To register or for any other information, call 610-264-8421.


Fullerton Column

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by LIZ HAHN in Columns

Church festival is this weekend

The St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish family festival will be held tomorrow, June 12, from 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturday, June 13, from 5 to 10 p.m., on the parish grounds on Pershing Boulevard.

The festival will offer a variety of traditional and ethnic foods, desserts and beverages, as well as games and live entertainment.

Stiles Column

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by MICHELE KERN in Columns

Playground yard sale is June 27

There is still time to reserve a table for the Stiles Playground Association's annual yard sale Saturday, June 27.

The sale runs from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Stiles playground near the baseball field.

If you want to set up a table, please call Marie at 610-261-4679 for information.

There is a fee for the space. Sellers must supply their own tables.


Schools will soon be letting out for summer vacation.

Reading programs under way

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by The Press in Columns

This year, the Whitehall Township Public Library summer reading program will be for all ages.

We have an adult summer reading program and an adult reading challenge, both of which began June 9 and will run until Saturday, Aug. 8.

The program is for adults 18 years of age and older. Patrons can register online or at the circulation desk.

The children's program will kick off Saturday, June 20 at 1 p.m. with the Star Wars characters visiting the library. The theme this summer will be "Heroes and Super Heroes."

Hokendauqua Column

Thursday, June 4, 2015 by STACEY KOCH in Columns

Faith plans June 28 pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast will be served after the 9 a.m. service June 28 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Come and enjoy pancakes, sausage, fruit, coffee, tea and juice.

There will be a free-will offering.


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.

The 2015 theme is "Go the Distance!" Activities include music, yoga and creative arts.

For more information or to register, contact Michael Bodnyk at 866-430-0810 or mbodnyk@camprhythmo.org.