Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Coplay Public Library: Library board, staff thank patrons for continued support

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Happy New Year to all from the Coplay Public Library board and staff.

We are enormously grateful for the many kind and thoughtful expressions of support we have received from the community and our patrons.

With the new Spark circulation system and our participation in the Lehigh-Carbon Library Consortium, we have seen our library expand the resources we offer.

We look forward to bringing even more services and programming in the coming year.



Monday, January 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 6

• Registration begins for children’s programs (for ages 10 months to fifth grade) at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. The program will occur Feb. 1-April 4. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

JAN. 7

• Creation Station (for school-aged children), 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Bar bingo, 7 p.m., at Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St.

Catasauqua: Salem UCC hosts community lunch Jan. 6

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be holding its first free community lunch of the new year 11 a.m. Jan. 6.

The event is open to the public. Come out for some good food and a chance for fellowship!


Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be holding its next bar bingo 7 p.m. Jan. 7.

As we start the new year, this is a great time to consider becoming a member of the American Legion to take advantage of the many events that take place during the year. Support your community, and become a member!


Fullerton: Soup order is due by Jan. 8

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., is having a soup sale.

Payment is due with the order by Jan. 8, and pickup will be after the Masses Jan. 11 and 12 in the parish hall.

Choose from chicken corn chowder, chicken noodle, beef barley and vegetable soup. All soups come in quarts and have only the freshest ingredients.

Orders can be dropped off at the parish or school offices, in the collection basket or to the attention of Joan Glover.

For prices and other information, call 610-266-0695.


Northampton: AARP meets Jan. 8

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Jan. 8 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open 11 a.m. Lorrie Milheim will entertain. Refreshments will be provided.

Those interested in bus trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.


Registration for Northampton Area Public Library’s Winnie the Pooh party is underway.

The party is scheduled for 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at the library, 1615 Laubach Ave.

Celebrate National Winnie the Pooh Day with games, crafts and snacks.

Whitehall Township Public Library: Happy New Year from Whitehall Township Public Library

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The library board, Friends of the Library and staff would like to wish all of our patrons a very happy New Year!

We will be celebrating our 55th year of library services to the Whitehall community.

Keep an eye on this column, our website and newsletter for special programs to be held in 2020.


We will be doing family board game nights 5:30-8 p.m. Jan. 15, 22 and 29. We will meet at the tables in the reference area.

Turn off the electronics and come on in to play some old-fashioned board games with other patrons.

Coplay: Public comments on new bridge opening

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Area residents and motorists are weighing in with their comments about the new $33.5 million Coplay-Northampton Bridge, which opened Dec. 19.

Most are more than pleased with the bridge, which opened six months ahead of schedule.

Surprising to drivers are the new stop signs erected on Chestnut Street at Front Street. The additional stop signs make the intersection a four-way stop.

Drivers are confused about the four-way stop, with a traffic light just a block away.


Sunday, December 29, 2019 by The Press in Columns

DEC. 30

• 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 and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

DEC. 31

• Last day to purchase January 2020 lottery calendars at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Information and cost: Stacy at 610-837-3465

• New Year’s Eve party, 3:30-6:30 p.m., at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-9937

Catasauqua: Community lunch is planned

Monday, December 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its next free community lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Dec. 28.

There will be a hot meal and some time to be with your Catasauqua neighbors.


It’s not too late to get your tickets to the Catasauqua American Legion’s New Year’s Eve party with Wolfkynn. Doors open 7 p.m.

Advance tickets will be at a discounted price, but tickets will be available at the door. The event is open to the public.

There will be food and a Champagne toast.