Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Fullerton: Cookie time: Girl Scout troop to sell sweet treats Jan. 19, 20

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth’s Girl Scout Troop 63403 will be selling Girl Scout Cookies after all masses the weekend of Jan. 19 and 20.


St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., will be having a spaghetti dinner Jan. 26.

Seating times are 4 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.

Advance tickets can be purchased for a discount. Call 610-266-0695.

Tickets will also be available at the door.


Stiles: Tricky tray is Feb. 16

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. John the Baptist Church, 3024 S. Ruch St., will be holding its 13th annual tricky tray 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 16 in the church social hall.

This is always a great time, and it will get you out of the house during the cold winter and lift your spirits as you run into other neighbors and friends from the community.

There will be many baskets and trays that you can win at this raffle event.

The kitchen will be open, serving homemade dishes and baked goods for purchase.

If you win a prize, you will be notified by phone and must pick up your prize 2-4 p.m. Feb. 17.

Northampton: Mayor proclaims School Choice Week

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed Jan. 20-26 as Northampton School Choice Week in the borough.

“School Choice Week is celebrated across the country by millions of students, parents, educators, schools and organizations to raise awareness of the need for effective educational options for all children,” Reenock said. “Northampton is home to a variety of high-quality public and nonpublic schools from which parents can choose for their children, in addition to families who educate their children in their home.”

Whitehall Township Public Library: Adult reading program at library continues until March 23

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

We kicked off our adult winter reading program Jan. 7. The theme this year is “Reading Cures the Winter Blues.”

Sign up at the front desk and get your reading log and reading challenge sheet. All you need to do is sign up with your name and phone number, keep track of all the books you read or listen to and submit the log by 5 p.m. March 23.

This program is open to anyone 18 and older. Stop by the library and pick up a book or two.

Catasauqua: Churches to hold cook-off event

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Paul’s and Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran churches will be holding a chili cook-off 4-6 p.m. Jan. 19 at Holy Trinity, 604 Fourth St.

One hundred percent of the proceeds, which will come through donations, will benefit Catasauqua Community Food Bank.

There will also be baked goods available for purchase.

For more information, call 610-264-2641.


The Catty Club, 226 Pine St., will be having its next all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 9 a.m.-noon. Jan. 20.


Monday, January 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 14

• Last day to drop off food, toiletry items and household paper products for the North Catasauqua small Town USA drive. The drop-off bin is in the main vestibule at North Catasauqua Borough Hall, 1066 Fourth St.

• Adult Children of Alcoholics meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Moorestown. The group meets every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Information: 610-759-7363

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

Coplay: Borough hall is busy with nighttime meetings

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

There are meetings happening tonight, Jan. 10, in borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

The library board meets 7 p.m.

Explorer Scouts of Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 meet 7:30 p.m. on the second floor.


Borough public works personnel will pick up discarded Christmas trees Jan. 11.

The final tree pickup will be Jan. 18.


St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold a roast beef dinner, including sides and dessert, 4-6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in the social hall.

The public is invited.


Hokendauqua: Volunteers needed for survey process of significant buildings

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

According to the winter 2019 township newsletter, Whitehall Township is “applying for a state grant that will allow [the township] to survey all of the significant buildings in the (Hokendauqua) area.”

In the proposed historic district, there are 170 properties. About 70 percent of them maintain significance and must be surveyed individually. The survey process is starting and must be finished by the end of March.

If you would like to help in this process, contact Howard Lieberman at howard@bcfsol.com. A list of volunteers will be created for a training session.


Catasauqua: Community thrift shop sale continues

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will be having a half-price sale on everything through Jan. 12.

Normal business hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Donations of used, clean clothing are gratefully accepted during store operation hours.

Proceeds are returned to the community through contributions that support youth and adult programs and services.


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

Coplay Public Library: Library to hold Thursday morning storytime, craft sessions

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be 11 a.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31.

Children of all ages are welcome. You don’t need a library card, and preregistration is not required.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be observed Jan. 21. We will be open our normal Monday hours, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Take some time to commemorate the life and work of the Civil Rights-era leader. King’s work was instrumental in helping African-Americans to secure their rights.


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