Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Egypt column

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

CAPA to host youth basketball program

The Cementon Athletic Park Association's new basketball program is available to all boys and girls in kindergarten through the second grade.

The 2013-14 basketball season will run from the beginning of November to the end of January.

Sign-ups will be held in the Cementon Park meeting room 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and Oct. 19.

Practices will be held at the Cementon Park building and multiple gyms on the Whitehall-Coplay School District campus. Days and times are to be determined.

Fullerton Column

Thursday, September 19, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. John's basket bingo set for Oct. 4

St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Whitehall, will hold a Longaberger basket bingo Friday, Oct. 4.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m.

The event will feature 20 games, three specials and a Chinese auction.

Food will be available to purchase.

Proceeds will benefit the church's general fund and Phoebe Ministries.

Tickets will be sold in advance for a discount but will also be available at the door.

To purchase in advance send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the church.

Stiles Column

Thursday, September 19, 2013 by Michelle Kern Special to The Press in Columns

Celtic Classic is fun autumn festival

If you are looking for something fun to do next weekend, plan on stopping by the Celtic Classic in nearby Bethlehem.

The festival runs from Sept. 27-29.

There will be highland games to watch and great musical entertainment, too. Also, interesting ethnic foods will be available for purchase.


The first day of autumn is fast approaching.

On Sept. 22, we will say goodbye to the summer. Enjoy the cooler, brisker weather we are having right now.

Don't miss the changing of the leaves which will take on colors quickly!


Hokendauqua column

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by MICHAEL BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

HPPA holding sports sign-ups

The Hokendauqua Park & Playground will hold basketball registration for boys and girls at the Hokendauqua American Legion, 3739 American Legion Drive, Whitehall, 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18; Thursday, Sept. 26; Tuesday, Oct. 1 and Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Coaches and those interested in coaching are asked to attend.

You may visit www.hokeypark.org for registration forms and for more information.

For questions about the boys' program, contact Mark Mattison at mldjmattison@verizon.net. For questions about the girls' program, contact Steve Nemeth at nemethhome1@verizon.net.

Egupt column

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Activities planned

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church will observe Harvest Home Sunday, Sept. 22.

Members of the congregation will be bringing offerings of nonperishable foods to church that day to be donated to the Whitehall Food Pantry at St. Stephens Episcopal Church.

Also at Shepherd of the Hills this month, rehearsals for the chancel choir, handbells and youth choir will resume after the summer hiatus, as will Monday and Wednesday morning and Monday evening Bible study programs.

Children beginning third grade will be presented with Bibles at Sunday worship Sept. 29.


Stiles column

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Columns

Support the Zephyrs tomorrow

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, we are moving full speed into autumn.

Football season is upon us, along with all fall sports. Most football enthusiasts will undoubtedly be watching high school games and tuning in via television to college and professional games.

Our own Whitehall Zephyr varsity football team will travel to Bethlehem to take on the Liberty High School Hurricanes tomorrow at 7 p.m.

Come out and support the Zephyrs and enjoy the football action!


This Sunday is National Grandparents Day.

Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce column

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by The Press in Columns

WACC events scheduled

The Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce scheduled the following events for September and early October:

Thursday, Sept. 5 – 5-7 p.m., Lehigh Valley Easy Pages "Back to Business" mixer at the Ramada.

Wednesday, Sept. 11 – 11:45-1 p.m., membership luncheon featuring Pennsylvania Chamber President Gene Barr at Iron Lakes Country Club.

Monday, Sept. 16 – 10:30 a.m., Saladworks grand opening and ribbon cutting, 2419 MacArthur Road. A portion of the purchases that day will benefit the Whitehall Food Pantry.

Fullerton column

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Fullerton legion to install new officers Sept. 10

The Fullerton American Legion Auxiliary 367 will install officers for 2013-14 at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the post home, 609 Fullerton Ave., Whitehall.

District President Cathy Olker will serve as the installing officer.


AARP Chapter 3115 will meet at noon on Thursday, Sept. 12, at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay.

Refreshments will be available between noon and 1 p.m.

Pete Oswald will give a talk on Road Scholar, formerly called Elderhostel, a program that provides educational travel adventures in all 50 states and 150 countries.

Hokendauqua column

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by MIKE BODNYK Special to The Press in Columns

Faith Lutheran welcomes intern

Sunday, Sept. 1, will be an exciting day at Faith Lutheran Church, Whitehall. The congregation will be welcoming its 11th intern on that day.

Vicar Joshua Johnson will be starting his one-year internship at the church. Johnson, a native of North Carolina, is a student at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in South Carolina. He will be working with Pastor Michael Bodnyk to gain practical experience in parish ministry.


Egypt-Cementon Column

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Cementon Park elects officers

The Cementon Athletic Park Association has been working hard behind the scenes.

A new board of governors has been elected. Serving as officers are President Steve Nemeth Jr., Vice President Jason Reinhard, Secretary Brianna Troxell and Treasurer Jennifer Dohanish. Additional board members are Greg Demko, Ben Kovalcik, John Dohanish, Dave Morekin and Jodi Nemeth.

Monthly meetings are open to the public. They take place the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m., in the park building. The next meeting is set for Monday, Sept. 16.