Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Church hosts tricky tray day

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

This weekend is the long-awaited St. John the Baptist Church Eighth Annual Tricky Tray. If you have cabin fever, come out to St. John's 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 9. The event is held in Ruffenach Hall, located on the church grounds at Ruch and Chestnut streets. You have the opportunity to purchase chances to win some fabulous prizes. The kitchen will be open and selling delicious food fare. Amazing baked goods will be available for purchase. Stop by the tricky tray event and have some winter fun.

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Laurel Fire Co. to host bingo

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

The Laurel Fire Company is gearing up for the annual adult bingo held Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m.

Tickets include 20 games of bingo and refreshments.

Doors and the kitchen will open at 5:30 p.m. Call 610-657-7986 for information.

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Also in Cementon, the Cement Belt Fair committee has started making arrangements for bookings and shows.

Anyone interested in participating in the fair this year should contact 610-657-7986.

The fair will be June 23-28 this year.

With an enlarged vendor area, all crafter and vendor applications will be considered.

Game night this Monday

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

The Whitehall Township Public Library will hold a Community Game Night Monday, Jan. 27, from 6:30 until 8 p.m.

All ages are welcome to attend.

There will be games available for use at the library or you may bring your own games.

No electronic games are permitted for game night.

Also, the Whitehall Township Public Library will hold a blood drive Saturday, Feb. 1, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

For more information, call 610-432-4339.

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Groundhog Day is Feb. 2. We will find out if Punxatawney Phil will predict six more weeks of winter or an early spring.

AARP meets Feb. 6

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

AARP Chapter 3115 will meet at noon Thursday, Feb. 6, at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Refreshments will be available during the social hour.

Ron Ruschman, a financial advisor and broker with Merrill Lynch, will talk about finances and stocks.

New members are welcome.

For more information, call 610-395-2820.

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My email address is lhahn775@verizon.net. My next column will be in The Press Feb. 6, so I would need your information no later than Feb. 1. Thanks and have a great week!

It's time to sign up for Egypt and Cementon spring sports

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

The Egypt Park Cobras are holding spring ball sign-ups on three Saturdays. Interested youth athletes and their parents should go to the Egypt Memorial Park pavilion 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 18 and 25 and Feb. 8.

Children in pre-kindergarten and up are qualified to participate. Parents of those who are new to the organization this year should bring a photocopy of the child's birth certificate to verify their age.

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HPPA to award scholarship

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

In continuation of its Bob Warke–Dale Horn Scholarship Program, the Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association (HPPA) will again award two $1,000 scholarships.

This year marks the 27th anniversary of the HPPA basketball tournament, the proceeds of which are used to fund the scholarship awards.

The Bob Warke–Dale Horn Basketball Tournament will be held at the Whitehall Middle School from Feb. 20 through March 2.

Contact Mike Frana at franman69@aol.com for information on the tournament.

During cold weather, check on others

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

As we experience brutally cold temperatures, remember to check on elderly friends, family and neighbors.

Make sure they have heat, food and are staying safe indoors. Also, keep pets indoors during the cold weather.

When shovelling snow or snow blowing, remember to take breaks and do not over exert yourself.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed Monday, Jan. 20.

During the day, take time to remember his vision for peace and harmony.

Remember, many businesses and public services will be closed for the day.

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Longaberger bingo set for Jan. 17

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Whitehall, will host a Longaberger basket bingo Friday, Jan. 17.

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

There will be 20 games, a Chinese auction, three specials, 50/50 games and extra boards available.

The kitchen will be open.

The presale price is cheaper than the door price.

For more information, call the church office at 610-264-8421.

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AARP to meet Jan. 2

Thursday, December 26, 2013 by by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

AARP Chapter 3115 will meet at noon Thursday, Jan. 2 at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay.

Refreshments will be served during the social hour.

Rick Daugherty, executive director of Lehigh Valley Active Life, formerly known as the Lehigh County Senior Center, will speak about programs and activities available at the center.

New members are welcome.

For more information, call 610-395-2820.

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Look ahead to the new year

Thursday, December 26, 2013 by by MICHELLE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

With the holidays come many parties and family get-togethers.

Enjoy all of the visiting with friends and relatives during this festive time of the year.

Remember to select a designated driver and be safe.

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Take time to think about your New Year's resolutions.

2013 has gone by so quickly. This is a great time to make a clean start.

Whether you plan to eat healthier, exercise or start that new hobby you have been considering, you are wished success and happiness in 2014.