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Coplay library board to meet

Thursday, December 10, 2015 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library’s board meets 7 p.m. this evening, Dec. 10, in council chambers at the municipal building. The public is invited.


On Dec. 13, Coplay Sports Inc. will hold its annual Christmas parade. A caravan will ride on every street throughout the borough. There will be clowns and elves in costume. The borough’s fire truck and police patrol car will lead the parade.

Santa, along with Mrs. Claus, will be on a sleigh as yuletide music will announce their arrival on your street.

Annunciation B.V.M. plans Dec. 13 bingo

Thursday, December 10, 2015 by The Press in Columns

A bingo will be held 1 p.m. Dec. 13 at Annunciation B.V.M. Church, St. Mary’s Parish Center, Second and Union streets. The kitchen will be open 11:30 a.m. for sit-in or take-out.

For more information, call 610-264-0332.

The event is sponsored by Assembled Men of St. Mary’s.


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, invites all to attend its 89th annual Christmas candlelight concert 4 p.m. Dec. 13.


Suburban North YMCA, 880 Walnut St., will hold its seventh annual Tree of Lights 6 p.m. Dec. 21.

Bonefish to host brunch with Santa

Thursday, December 10, 2015 by The Press in Columns

Bonefish Grill, Lehigh Valley Mall, will be having a brunch with Santa 8-10:30 a.m. Dec. 12. Call 610-264-3476 for reservations.

Don’t forget to bring your camera for pictures!


St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 435 Pershing Blvd., will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 13. Come and enjoy a hearty breakfast guaranteed to please all.


Movie night planned

Thursday, December 10, 2015 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall Township Public Library will hold a movie night 6:15 p.m. Dec. 15. The featured movie is “The Seventh Dwarf.” Stop in with the kids and enjoy a fun and entertaining evening.


The Stiles community is looking festive as we move into the holiday season. Take a walk or drive through our neighborhoods and enjoy the gorgeous lights and holiday displays. The scenes will delight you!


Library is collecting food, household supplies

Thursday, December 10, 2015 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall Township Public Library is collecting nonperishable canned/boxed food products. All items collected will be given to Whitehall Food Pantry.

The pantry is looking for items such as soup, Hamburger Helper, cereal, paper towels, toilet paper, tissues and canned pet food.

Items may be dropped off during regular library hours.



Thursday, December 10, 2015 by The Press in Columns

DEC. 10

• Storytime, 11 a.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Current events informal discussion group, 2-3:30 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Free. Information: 610-437-3700

• Adult Children of Alcoholics meeting, 6:30 p.m., Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Bath. Meetings are every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Information: 610-759-7363

• Coplay Public Library board meeting, 7 p.m., in council chambers at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

DEC. 11

Last call for Dec. 5 purse bingo tickets

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 by The Press in Columns

The Whitehall High School swim team is hosting a designer purse bingo at the pavilion of Egypt Park. The fundraiser will take place beginning 6 p.m. Dec. 5. Doors will open 4:30 p.m. Featured prizes include purses by Michael Kors, Coach and Vera Bradley.

There is a discount for tickets purchased in advance. Tickets include 20 regular games.

There will be additional special games, a Chinese auction and refreshments for purchase at the event.

For ticket information, email whitehallswim@gmail.com.


Coplay-Northampton Bridge is opened in 1931


Soon, a new bridge will link Coplay and Northampton. The original bridge was a wooden structure dating back to 1856. The state of Pennsylvania granted a private company the right to sell stock to finance the bridge. The charter listed 31 stockholders; the stock par value was valued at $25 a share. The total subscription totaled $10,450.

Two prominent share holders were Adam Laubach (Laubach Avenue), a successful Northampton businessman, and Edward Schreiber of Coplay, a well-known farmer.

All are welcome at library storytime

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 by The Press in Columns

Storytime with Miss Jo will be held 11 a.m. Dec. 3 and 10. All ages are welcome, and there is no preregistration required.


The following dates are special hours for the library:

Dec. 5, closing 2 p.m. for carpet cleaning

Dec. 15, closing 6 p.m. for staff Christmas party

Dec. 17, closed for window replacement

Dec. 24, 25 and 31 and Jan. 1, closed for Christmas and New Year holidays