Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Whitehall Township Public Library: Whitehall Township Public Library joins new LCLC group

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

As of Feb. 4, Whitehall Township Public Library will become part of the new Lehigh-Carbon Library Cooperative.

This SPARK project has been in the works since October 2016, and we are proud to offer all of these new resources and services to our patrons.

Happenings

Monday, January 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 28

• Veterans outreach program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the office of state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall

• Beading Club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.

Northampton: Roxy to host special event

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Mayor Thomas D. Reenock has declared Jan. 27 as Wyatt the Warrior Day.

While fighting pediatric cancer for 11 years, Wyatt Newhard spent much of his time raising funds for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley through numerous fundraisers and events. Wyatt died Nov. 3, 2018.

In his honor, a special music video and song are being created. The premiere of the video will be 4:45 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Roxy Theatre, Northampton. The event is sold out, but organizers are looking to add a second event.

See related story on page B3.

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A Konkrete Kid Town

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this concluding railroad history column, my friend Mike Bednar, railroad historian and Darktown resident, shares his memories in a special Konkrete Kid Town feature, which appeared in The Railroad Press in 2011.

Northampton had all the elements for a cement company to thrive: raw materials, a railroad system and dedicated workers. The world’s largest cement complex was constructed in 1895.

Mike writes, “The small town of Northampton got to become the global capital of cement production.”

Catasauqua: Community lunch is planned

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will offer a free community lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

All are welcome!

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The Catty Club, 226 Pine St., is having a LuLaRoe bingo Jan. 26. The doors open noon, and bingo starts 1 p.m.

There will be 15 games as well as specials available to purchase. There will be a Chinese auction and 50/50 drawings.

Food will be available for purchase.

For more information or questions, call 610-264-1771 or 610-554-8045.

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Coplay Public Library: Show your skills at Coplay Public Library’s game night

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Game night will return 5-7 p.m. Jan. 28.

Thinking of a new game you would like to play? Bring your suggestions to a staff member.

Scrabble and other game boards will be available for all levels of players.

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Reminder: Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be 11 a.m. Jan. 24 and 31.

A library card is not required, and no preregistration is necessary.

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The library will be running a 50/50 raffle during the month of February. Tickets will be on sale at the desk.

You could be the lucky winner!

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Hokendauqua: HPPA sets registration dates for baseball, softball

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association is holding registration for the upcoming baseball/softball season. You can register online until Feb. 9 at hokeypark.com.

To register in person, visit Hokendauqua Fire Company, 3022 S. Second St., 6-8 p.m. Feb. 1 or 2-4 p.m. Feb. 9. Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate (for first-time players), proof of health insurance and contact information. Registration forms can be downloaded from the website. Additional information can be found there as well.

Coplay: Snow removal went smoothly

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Borough officials appreciate the work done by snow removal personnel and thank the residents of Coplay for aiding in the snow removal.

The cooperation from residents in keeping cars and trucks off the roads is essential to aiding the public works personnel in plowing throughout the borough.

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Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association has held its election of officers.

Rick Hess will serve as president with Bob Hauke as vice president. Faye Schreiner is treasurer, and Andrea Frisch is secretary.

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Happenings

Monday, January 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 21

• Beading Club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Coplay Lions Club meeting, 7:15 p.m., at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

JAN. 22

Coplay: Anniversary meeting is Jan. 17

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

With the borough’s 150th anniversary this year, the committee is busy planning the finishing touches for the celebration. The committee meets 7 p.m. Jan. 17 in council chambers at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

There is an opening banquet scheduled in April to kick off the celebration. Other events are being planned to commemorate the borough’s anniversary.

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The final day for Christmas tree pickup is Jan. 18.

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Commitment to Family and Community has an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 20 at its 165 Cherry St. location.