Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Catasauqua: Hartzell’s will present family program

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

A free program on family care-giving — and deciding when it’s time to get help — will be presented 6 p.m. tonight, Sept. 28, by Hartzell’s Pharmacy. The event will take place at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St.

Putting a senior care plan in place can be a difficult task to handle alone. Knowing which options to choose from becomes overwhelming at times. Learn about the best options available to address your loved one’s medical and safety needs at this event.


Fullerton: Candles for sale as fundraiser

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Members of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic’s choir are selling Yankee candles beginning this weekend. Go to yankeecandlefundraising.com and enter the group number 990034634 in the “Start shopping” block on the lower right corner of the page (seller ID is not required).

All items will be shipped directly to you.

The choir receives 40 percent of all sales, which helps with the purchase of needed materials and supports the cost of the special programs, such as vespers, the Christmas program and spring concert.



Monday, September 25, 2017 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 25

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

• Beading club meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Women’s group studies of “Finding I Am” by Lysa TerKeurst and “The Quest” by Beth Moore, 6:30-8 p.m., at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. Information: 610-767-1239 or bethanywes.org

SEPT. 26

Northampton: Northampton Area Public Library yard sale is Sept. 23

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Friends of Northampton Area Public Library group will be holding a yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 23 on the library grounds, 1615 Laubach Ave.

The rain date is Sept. 30.

The group is soliciting gently used items for its sale table.

Vendors can reserve a 10-foot-by-10-foot space. There is a cost. Tables will not be provided.

Hot dogs and refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact the library at 610-262-7537.


Hokendauqua: ‘Martin Luther’ film presented Sunday

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, will show “Martin Luther — The Idea That Changed the World” 3 p.m. Sept. 24. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.

Kids, remember to bring your sleeping bags!


Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association will hold girls and boys basketball registration for the 2017-18 season at Hokendauqua Fire Company, 3022 S. Second St., 6-8 p.m. Sept. 28 and Oct. 6.

Online registration began Sept. 12 and runs until Oct. 6. Visit hokeypark.org.

Cementon/Egypt: Ham on the menu at Egypt church

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Egypt Community Church will host an all-you-can-eat ham dinner Oct. 14. The public is invited to the dinner, which will be served 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the church, 4129 S. Church St., Whitehall.

Tickets will be available at the door.

Take-out meals will also be available.


If you have information about your Egypt or Cementon organization that you would like to announce in this column, contact me at lindawoj7484@gmail.com.

The next column will be published Oct. 5.

Coplay: Flags are lowered to honor McNeill

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The American flags on poles outside the Coplay Borough Municipal Building and borough Parkway were lowered to half-staff, on the direction of Gov. Tom Wolf, in respect to state Rep. Dan McNeill, who died Sept. 8.

Elected town officials and others having a close affinity for the community said McNeill’s representation of the borough was genuine and personal and a great benefit when it came to securing grants.


The Ironton Rail-Trail autumn stroll is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 23. The stroll begins at Parkview Pool in Hokendauqua.

Catasauqua: Salem UCC plans Sept. 23 flea market

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

On Sept. 23, Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be holding a flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a basket raffle, bake sale and lots of good food for eat-in or take-out meals.

If you have any items to donate or any questions, call the church office at 610-264-4091.


Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be having its 100-percent-homemade breakfast buffet 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 24. It’s an all-you-can-eat meal of eggs, bacon, sausage links, SOS, home fries, French toast, juice, coffee and tea.

Coplay library: Visit Coplay Public Library today for storytime and crafts

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be held 11 a.m. today (Sept. 21), Sept. 28 and Oct. 5. All ages are welcome, and no preregistration is necessary.


Game night will be 5-7 p.m. Sept. 25. Our Scrabble experts will be on hand to try and keep their winning streak going. If you would like to try another game or bring in your own expertise on something, just let us know.


A new plant

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

The Coplay Cement Company had a long and prestigious history. Founded by David Saylor, it operated in the Borough of Coplay from 1866 to 1978. As the years passed, the plant’s equipment slowly became obsolete. The company had to make a serious decision: Should they modernize, should they construct a new plant or should they sell to a company that could resurrect the aging facility?