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Hokendauqua column

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

HPPA awards scholarships

Bill Sabol, secretary for the Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association, has announced that the 2014 HPPA - Bob Warke/Dale Horn Memorial Scholarships were recently awarded to Cortney Vrabel and Ryan Bonshak.

These two $1,000 scholarships are awarded to male and female HPPA sports participants who have graduated from high school and will continue their education at a university, college or trade school.

Criteria for scholarship selection include high school academic performance, extracurricular activities and community service.

Egypt column

Thursday, July 3, 2014 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Yard sale planned at Egypt park

The Egypt Memorial Park will be hosting its annual community yard sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12.

Contact Nicole at 484-951-6911 for details or to reserve a spot inside the park building or outside.

Check out the Egypt Memorial Park website at egyptpark.org for more information about the organization's programs and events.


At Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, vacation Bible school will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 14-18. The theme this year is "Weird Animals," a habitat filled with Bible-learning experiences.

Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce column

Thursday, July 3, 2014 by The Press in Columns

WACC announces events

The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce has the following events scheduled:

Thursday, July 10 – 11:45 a.m., Membership luncheon: "Throwback Thursday" networking luncheon at Fellowship Community.

Tuesday, July 15 – noon, WOW luncheon: "Threat Assessment and Management" presented by Dr. Diana Sorrentino, Lehigh Valley Paladin, at Morgan's Restaurant.

Friday, July 18 – noon, Lunch and Learn: "How to Live A Healthy First 100 Years" presented by Dr. Roy, North Whitehall Chiropractic, at the chamber office

Thursday, July 24 – 7-9 p.m., Tri-chamber IronPigs game

Fullerton column

Thursday, June 26, 2014 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Jungle safari coming to St. Johns

St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Whitehall, is having its vacation Bible school, "Jungle Safari" Monday, July 7, to Friday, July 11, from 5:45-8 p.m.

This is for ages prekindergarten to sixth grade and also for adults. To register, call 610-264-8421.


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Stiles column

Thursday, June 26, 2014 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

Zephyr softball tournament set

The Whitehall Zephyr Football Club is sponsoring a Zephyr Softball Tournament Saturday, July 26.

The tournament rules include 6-12 foot arc; United States Specialty Sports Association/National Softball Association bat rules; all games played with a 1-1 count and double elimination.

There will also be a home run derby.

The tournament is played at the Whitehall High School Fields and the Schadt Avenue Fields. If you have a team of players and you would like to register for the tourney, call 610-762-4125. There is an entry fee.

Catasauqua Column

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Bethany Spirit Riders take to road

On May 3, the Bethany Spirit Riders drove around the Lehigh Valley, including the Borough of Catasauqua, delivering support materials to families who currently have soldiers deployed overseas.

Many of the group are veterans themselves. The organization is a faith-based motorcycle club that regularly takes group trips to great locations like Gettysburg.

The families will be given a blue star for their windows, letting others in the community know they have a family member serving overseas.

Coplay Column

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Cell tower is replaced on borough building

A few Coplay residents last week were curious about the crane towering high in the sky over the Coplay Municipal Building for most of the week.

Some thought the huge old heating furnace was being removed and a new one installed or a roof being replaced. Rather, the cell tower, attached to the Washington Building chimney, was being upgraded.


Vehicle traffic has become a challenge in the borough.

Northampton Column

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Siegfried Railroad Station open third Sunday of each month

The Siegfried Railroad Station, the home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors on the third Sunday of each month from May through September and, possibly, October.

The station, located on West 21st Street, will be open on May 18, 1-4 p.m.

The station is a museum housing artifacts from the Northampton area. There are several permanent displays and some different displays each year. This year's main exhibit is the J.J. Kleppinger Meat Market.