Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, June 5, 2020

Coplay: Governor extends lockdown to June 4

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently extended the lockdown order until June 4.

The continued shutdown includes, but is not limited to, the library, tot lot, Coplay Parkway, aerobic classes and the fitness center in borough hall.

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St. John’s Lutheran Church has canceled its annual music Sunday event, which was set for May 17, because of the coronavirus.

The church is also deciding whether its pork and sauerkraut dinner will be held May 30. The dinner had been originally scheduled earlier in the month.

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Northampton: Food bank is open Wednesdays

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Food Bank is operating and distributing food at its 1601 Canal St. location. Registration is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

The food bank is accepting monetary donations as well as nonperishable items.

For information, call 610-262-8030 or email info@northamptonareafoodbank.org.

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Northampton Farmers Market is now open Tuesdays at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue. Hours are 3-6:30 p.m.

Masks are required, and hand-washing stations will be placed throughout the area.

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Coplay: Church plans May 30 community dinner

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., plans to hold a community dinner 4-6:30 p.m. May 30 at the church hall.

The menu features pork and sauerkraut with all the trimmings.

The dinner is open to the public.

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American flags will be going up on light poles along Chestnut and Second streets to commemorate the May 25 Memorial Day holiday.

A citizens committee held a fundraising campaign that paid for the purchase of flags, a tribute to residents from the borough who served during wartime and paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.

Catasauqua: J4 event, reunion set for 2021

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua/North Catasauqua J4 Celebration, combined with a Catasauqua High School mega reunion, has been postponed until July 2021.

If you already sent a donation to help with the celebration, it will be kept in the treasury for the 2021 celebration.

If you would like to give a donation for the 2021 J4 Celebration, make your check payable to J4 Celebration and send it to J4 Committee, P.O. Box 224, Catasauqua, 18032, at any time during the year.

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Stiles: Happy Mother’s Day to all

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

This Sunday, May 10, is Mother’s Day.

With social distancing in effect, there will not be the usual dinners out with Mom. However, a phone call, a conversation a safe distance away or an online chat would be a great way to communicate with your loved one.

We can celebrate apart from Mom for now, but plan a celebration at a later date when you can be together again.

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, grandmothers, aunts and mother figures!

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Fullerton: Church schedules VBS for July

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., plans to hold Vacation Bible School July 13-17.

The theme is “Knights of North Castle.”

Stay tuned for more information as the date approaches regarding possible cancellation, rescheduling, etc.

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St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave, will once again be having its annual basket social in October.

Put your crafting skills to work during the lockdown in anticipation of the best basket social yet.

Stay tuned for more information.

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Northampton: Farmers market opens May 12

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Farmers Market will open for the season May 12, and will continue Tuesdays through October, at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

Hours are 3-6:30 p.m.

Masks are required, and hand-washing stations will be placed throughout the market.

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The monthly meeting of Northampton AARP Chapter 3915, which was scheduled for May 13, has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In addition, all future monthly meetings of the group, including the annual picnic normally held in June, have been canceled until further notice.

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Whitehall Township Public Library: Explore the library’s online resources

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Our website, whitehallpl.org, gives you access to numerous resources and databases.

Power Library, which can be found under the Research & Learn tab, is attached to the Pennsylvania State Library. With your purple LCLC library code, you have access to all of the different sites and resources. Keep reading for more information on some of the many varied options.

Catasauqua: Order hoagies now

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua High School band and chorus have a performance tour scheduled for next spring in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., from March 30 to April 3, 2021.

The groups are selling hoagies and sandwiches from Island Expressions to help fund the trip. This is an ongoing fundraiser.

Orders go in on the first Tuesday of the month — the next date is May 5. They come in the following Tuesday.

Email catasauquamusicarts@gmail.com to request a menu of the hoagies or sandwiches you can order, or you can call Sherri at 610-264-1394 with any questions.

Remembering: Weaversville after the Civil War

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

The large brick structure, now the Weaversville Hotel, was built by Samuel Weaver and was occupied by the large Weaver family.

The family remained the most prominent family in the village. Their tannery processed hides into useful leather products. There was a grist mill, where farmers patiently waited until their wheat and corn were ground into flour and feed for their livestock.