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Egypt column

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Groups announce upcoming events

There will be a roast beef dinner at Egypt Community Church, 4129 S. Church St., on Saturday, Feb. 23, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets will be on sale at the door and takeout meals are available. The cost of the meal includes beverages and dessert.

Proceeds from the fundraising dinner will benefit the church's many missions. The snow date is March 2.

For information, call the church office 610-262-4961.


The Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church youth group is selling Uncle Paul's pierogies and Milander's hoagies.

Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce column

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by The Press in Columns

Mayoral luncheon set for Feb. 14

The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its second annual mayoral luncheon Thursday, Feb. 14.

Lunch will be served at noon at Fellowship Community, 3000 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall. Attendees can arrive at 11:45 a.m.

Whitehall Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr., Coplay Mayor Joseph Bundra, Northampton Mayor Thomas Reenock, Catasauqua Mayor Barbara Schlegel and Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski will speak starting at 12:30 p.m.

Each mayor will talk about his or her city or borough, with time for questions.

A special announcement will be made regarding Relay for Life.

Fullerton column

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Sports sign-ups scheduled

The Schadt Avenue Park and Playground Association will hold signs-ups for baseball and softball from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Feb. 9 and Feb. 23.

The registrations will be held at the Schadt Avenue Park building, 1975 Schadt Ave., Whitehall.

The sign-ups are for boys and girls ages 5-16.

Schadt Avenue will field boys teams in the Central Whitehall and Lehigh Valley Leagues with girls teams in the Parkland League.

Please bring your child's birth certificate, health insurance and emergency contact information.

Tricky Tray set for next weekend

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by The Press in Columns

Remember that the St. John the Baptist Church of Stiles will hold its seventh annual tricky tray social next weekend, Feb. 16 and 17.

Stop by Ruffenach Hall, located on the church grounds at Ruch and Chestnut streets, Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

A variety of gift baskets and gift certificates will be raffled off. Also, there will be homemade foods for you to purchase.

Stop in and have some fun!


Egypt column

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Egypt park to host famiy bingo event

The Egypt Memorial Park will be hosting a kids/family bingo on Sunday, Feb. 17.

Doors will open at noon and bingo starts at 1 p.m. For tickets and more information, call Donna at 610-262-9010 or Tracy at 610-841-6886.

The final sign-up date for the Egypt Memorial Park baseball and softball program for this spring will be Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m. until noon, at the park snack stand.

Visit the park's website at egyptpark.org for information about upcoming events and also about pavilion rental.


Hokendauqua column

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

Spaghetti lunch Feb. 10

Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, is having a spaghetti brunch on Sunday, Feb. 10, from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

No reservations are necessary. Call the church office at 610-35-0451 for more information.


The Whitehall Women's Club will be meeting on Monday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church's Parker Hall.


Beginning on Monday, Feb. 4, and continuing until April 15, volunteers from AARP will be at Faith Lutheran Church 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to help seniors with their tax preparation.

Stiles column

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

Next month all eyes are on groundhog

We have almost made it through the month of January and we are about one third of the way through winter.

Stay tuned for Feb. 2, when we find out Punxatawney Phil's prediction regarding an early spring or six more weeks of winter.

Although we have been fairly lucky with low amounts of snowfall thus far, surely many folks will hope Phil does not see his shadow so we have hope of an early spring.


Super Bowl parties are in the process of being planned. The big game, Super Bowl XLVII, will take place in New Orleans, La., on Sunday, Feb. 3.

Fullerton column

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Spaghetti dinner set for Saturday

St. Elizabeth Regional School, 435 Pershing Blvd., Fullerton, will hold a spaghetti dinner Saturday, Jan. 26, in the social hall.

There will be three seatings, at 4, 5:30 and 7 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the door or you can purchase them in advance at the school office. Call 610-264-0143 for more information.


AARP chapter 3115 will meet at noon Thursday, Feb. 7, at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Refreshments will be available during the social hour.

Hokendauqua column

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

HPPA holding sports registrations

The Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association (HPPA) will hold boys and girls registration for the upcoming baseball/softball season at the Hokey Legion, 3739 American Legion Drive, Whitehall, on the following dates/times: Wednesday, Jan. 16, Wednesday, Jan. 23, and Friday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Bring a copy of your child's birth certificate (for first time players), proof of health insurance along with contact information including phone numbers and email addresses for completion of the registration form.

Be careful this winter season

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by The Press in Columns

Now that the holidays are over, we are left contending with a blustery, cold winter.

Stay warm and take breaks when shoveling or snow-blowing to avoid health issues. Remember to look out for your elderly relatives and neighbors, too. Keep pets indoors to ensure their warmth and safety.


Mark your calendar for St. John the Baptist Church of Stiles' seventh annual Tricky Tray Social which will be held Feb 16-17.