Whitehall-Coplay Press

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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


Tree lighting to be held Dec. 3

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s annual community Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and concert will be held this evening, Dec. 3, at the borough hall complex at Fourth and Center streets.

A borough tradition going back more than six decades, the program begins 6:30 p.m. with caroling and tree lighting at the crèche. Santa arrives on the borough fire truck shortly before 7 p.m. to greet the children present for his first visit to the borough, officially opening the yule season.

Quota collecting gifts for children

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 by The Press in Columns

Did you ever wonder what happens at Christmas to less fortunate children in our community? If you would like to contribute toward gifts for kids in our community who would normally go without seeing presents on Christmas morning, contact Quota of Northampton.

Club members are again accepting contributions of either new, unwrapped gifts of your own choosing or a financial donation for the club’s “elves” to shop with.

Faith Lutheran plans Dec. 6 tea

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 by The Press in Columns

On Dec. 6, Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, will host a Christmas tea 2-4 p.m. in Parker Hall of the church.

Each table is decorated in a holiday theme. Sandwiches, cheese, Christmas cookies and tea will be served. Entertainment will be provided by Northampton Show Choir.

A portion of the ticket cost will be donated to purchase items for Whitehall Food Bank.

For more information, call the church office at 610-435-0451.


Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association would like to invite the community to come out to see Santa Dec. 13.