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Book sale set for Nov. 19-21

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall Township Public Library is having a used book sale in the library’s community room. The dates and times are as follows: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 19; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 20; and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 21.


The food banks of the Lehigh Valley are always in need of supplies, especially during this time of year. Think about donating to your local food bank to help make the Thanksgiving holiday a little happier for those less fortunate.


Library marks 50 years with fall fundraiser

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by The Press in Columns

The fall fundraiser is underway at Whitehall Township Public Library. We have had a lot going on this year for our 50th anniversary, and we would like to continue more programs in 2016. We strive to help residents of Whitehall and the surrounding areas.

Any contribution would be appreciated and is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You can print out the form from our website or pick one up at the front desk.


The library is collecting nonperishable canned/boxed food products. All items collected will be given to Whitehall Food Pantry.

Basket social coming to Egypt

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by The Press in Columns

Egypt Community Church will host a basket social 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 14.

More than 100 baskets and door prizes will be presented. Lunch and bake sale items will be available for purchase.

Purchase raffle tickets to bid on your favorite items. Call 610-295-9310 for “early bird” tickets at a reduced cost. Tickets are also available at the door.


The Dogs of Faulkner Swamp will perform at Egypt Community Church 10:30 a.m. Nov. 22 during the Sunday worship service. This group performs old-time spirituals, gospel tunes and original spiritual music.

Article By: The Press

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by The Press in Columns

NOV. 5

• AARP Chapter 3115 meeting, noon, at American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Information: 610-395-2820

• The Time Of My Life tour, 7 p.m., at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. Information and tickets: 610-767-1239 or iTickets.com

• Block shoot and turkey raffle, 7-10 p.m., at Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, Bath. Information and tickets: 610-837-0310

Concrete houses, an Edison invention

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

In this concluding column, we look at Thomas Edison’s vision to construct an all-concrete home.

After the construction of his New Village, N.J., cement plant, he decided to experiment with total concrete homes. He felt they could provide cheap housing, replace wooden homes and lessen the chance of fires. The price of a home would be $1,200.

The project would be complex. A mold would be made containing 2,300 pieces, which proved to be very expensive. These homes would also create a great demand for Edison Cement.

Trivia Saturday is Nov. 7

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by The Press in Columns

Stop in for our game night. Trivia Saturday will be noon-2 p.m. Nov. 7. Try to stump our experts!


From Nov. 2 through Nov. 14, baskets will be on display for the library’s basket social.

Ticket packages come in sets of one, 12 or 25 for a cost. The drawing will be held 4 p.m. Nov. 14, and all proceeds will benefit the library.

If anyone would like to donate items for a basket or a prize, please contact the library.


Our final book sale for the year will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 13 and 14.

St. Paul’s plans basket social

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by The Press in Columns

The women of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue, will hold a basket social and bake sale 1-8 p.m. Nov. 6 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 7.

The kitchen will be open Friday for a light lunch or supper.

On Saturday, breakfast will be served 8 a.m.-noon. The menu includes eggs, sausage, home fries, pancakes, toast and beverages. There is a cost.

The basket drawing will take place 1 p.m. Saturday. You do not need to be present to win.

This fundraiser supports various community organizations and church projects.

Flags are raised in borough to honor veterans

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by The Press in Columns

With Veterans Day observed Nov. 11, American flags on street light poles along Chestnut and Second streets are in tribute to veterans.

The flags will then come down until raised again for Memorial Day 2016.


St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will have a Thanksgiving roast beef dinner 4-6 p.m. Nov. 21. The menu consists of roast beef, filling, mashed potatoes, salad, corn, beverages and dessert.

This is open to the public. There is no cost, but a donation is much appreciated.

Schedule your time to donate blood

Thursday, November 5, 2015 by The Press in Columns

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, will hold a blood drive 4-7 p.m. Nov. 9.

Contact Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061 to schedule a time to donate.


Woman’s Club of Whitehall Township will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. Members are reminded to bring children’s books for the Cops ‘n’ Kids project as well as pancake syrup for the food bank.


Mark your calendar for Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church’s craft fair and quilt sale, set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 14.

Decorative painters group to hold 24th art auction

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by The Press in Columns

Lehigh Valley Decorative Painters (LVDP) presents its 24th annual auction Nov. 1 at Sheckler Elementary School, 251 North 14th St. Preview time begins 1 p.m., and bidding time begins 2 p.m.

For more information, contact Bernice at 610-837-3854 or Rosalie at 610-261-0867.


Suburban North Family YMCA is accepting registrations for fall II programs, which begin the week of Nov. 2.

A variety of programs are available for youngsters ages 3 to 10, such as basketball, build and create, Tang Soo Do and more.

YMCA Dance is also offered for ages 2 through 18.