Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Hokendauqua: Meal is planned

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

A Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative free community meal is planned for 4-6 p.m. May 21 at Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St.

For more information, call 610-434-8661.


Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, is planning its Vacation Bible School for July 22-26, with the closing program July 28.

Call Joanne at 610-434-7844 for more information.


Does your church, club or organization have news for the Hokendauqua column? Send an email to skoch@tnonline.com by May 24 to meet the next deadline.

Cement is big business in Bath

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this fifth column, I am continuing my visit to the Bath Museum, recalling 200 years of local history.

In our last column, we remember when the cement industry had a great impact on the Lehigh Valley. In 1926, the Penn Allen, Pennsylvania Cement merged with a Tennessee company and changed their name to Penn Dixie Cement. They would now have three plants in the area, Nos. 4, 5 and 6.

Catasauqua: Yard sale planned

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The South Catasauqua annual neighborhood yard sale will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17 and 18, rain or shine. It will be held at locations south of Race Street up to and including Circle Drive.

Questions can be directed to Eugenia at 610-264-2018 or emert4us@rcn.com.


The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will meet 10 a.m. May 20.

The September murder mystery details will be finalized.

For more information, call 610-264-2641.


Coplay Public Library: Basket raffle drawing is May 18 at Coplay church

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library’s spring basket raffle will end May 18. The drawing will be 7 p.m.

The baskets will be at the library until May 18. They will then be moved to St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., where they will be on display during the ham and chicken dinner from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tickets can be bought at the library and during the dinner. You don’t have to be present to win; winners will be called May 20.


The membership drive week continues until May 18. Your library card will now allow you to borrow materials from 11 libraries.

Northampton: Car show to be held May 18 at Canal Street Park

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Wheels on the Canal will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18 at Canal Street Park. Rain date is May 19.

The event includes a craft and vendor fair. Proceeds benefit Mission 22 and Blue Star Mothers.

For more information, email wheelsonthecanal@gmail.com or visit the Facebook page, Wheels on the Canal.


Mayor Thomas D. Reenock has proclaimed May 18 as LafargeHolcim Cement Plant Day to “acknowledge and honor the administration and staff for 120 years of operation.”

A celebration will be held noon-4 p.m. May 18 at the plant, 5160 Main St., Cementon.

Cementon/Egypt: Laurel to host raffle May 19

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Laurel Fire Company will host the annual Summer Sizzler raffle 2-6 p.m. May 19 at the fire station, 5114 Third St., Cementon.

Win gift cards for area businesses to use for your Memorial Day picnic.

Purchase raffle tickets at the fire hall bar during regular operating hours or by calling 610-262-2077.


Mark your calendar for Curt Simmons Day at Egypt Memorial Park.

Activities begin 10 a.m. June 1.

Coplay: Coplay’s 150th anniversary parade is set for May 18

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

With expectations the weather will cooperate, the 150th anniversary parade will step off 1 p.m. May 18.

The parade begins at the corner of Ninth and Chestnut streets. The route will proceed down Chestnut Street, take a right onto Second Street, to Hokendauqua Street and up to Fifth Street.

The bands, floats and other participants are to be at the staging area by 12:30 p.m.

Taking part in the parade are musical groups, law enforcement personnel, churches and borough organizations.



Monday, May 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

MAY 13

• Registration begins for summer reading programs, which will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays from June 18 to July 30 at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. Registration: at the library; information: 610-264-4151

• Blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Appointments: Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061 or judyae@ptd.net

• Arts and crafts event, 9-11:30 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

Stiles: Remember to treat your mother May 12

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Columns

May 12 is Mother’s Day! Remember the special mom, grandmother, aunt, sister or mother figure in your life with flowers or a visit.


If you visit the local garden stores, you will see beautiful flowers, both annuals and perennials, are everywhere.

Remember that the general rule is to wait until after May 15 to plant your annuals, as this is when the danger of frost should be behind us.

Enjoy gardening, and remember to take breaks and hydrate.