Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, July 19, 2019

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.

Egypt column

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Santa Claus to visit homes in Cementon, appear at party

The Laurel Fire Company is sponsoring an Operation Santa Claus Saturday, Dec. 21.

Cementon and North Coplay parents wishing to have Santa deliver a gift to their child that day should drop off the wrapped gifts at the fire company 4-11 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Dec. 19, or 4 p.m.-midnight tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 20.

The gift should be labeled with the child's name and address.

Santa will be riding on a fire truck to deliver gifts to children Dec. 21. He will make an appearance at the fire company's members-only kids' Christmas party beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Hokendauqua column

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

Operation Santa rescheduled for Sunday

Due to the snowstorm last weekend, the Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association (HPPA) had to postpone Operation Santa Claus.

Santa will now attempt his annual visit Sunday, Dec. 22, beginning at noon. The Hokendauqua Fire Company will escort Santa, so if you hear the sirens, feel free to come outside to greet him.

Let's hope we have great weather this weekend so Santa can make his rounds.

The HPPA would like to extend warm holiday greetings to everyone.

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Stiles column

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

Check out all the lights

As Christmas approaches, the number of homes decorating for the holiday increases.

Our community is quite festive and bright with everyone anticipating the holiday season. Enjoy a stroll or drive through the Stiles' neighborhoods and you will surely get into the holiday spirit.

We have about 12 days left to prepare for the big holiday.

Shoppers are frantically heading to the malls and other popular stores and restaurants for gifts and gift cards. Remember to drive carefully and be aware of traffic.

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Fullerton column

Thursday, December 12, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Special services set for Dec. 24

St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will hold two services Christmas Eve.

The first service is scheduled for 6 p.m. and will focus on the family. It will include special music along with solos and more by the children and youth.

The 9 p.m. service will focus on sacred worship and holy communion. The holy sacraments will be offered. Special music will include the hand bell choir, jubilation choir, chancel choir and soloists.

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

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