Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Whitehall Township Public Library: Open mic night is scheduled

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The third Monday open mic and jam will be held 6:30 p.m. May 20.

Thank you to Rocking the Valley Online Radio for its support. Entertainers interested in performing three songs or a 15-minute set are asked to sign up between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Musicians, singers, poets, comedians, actors, writers and storytellers are invited to come show off your stuff, or just come and be part of the audience!


The third Tuesday family movie night will be held 6 p.m. May 21 in the community room. This month’s selection will be “Aquaman.”


Northampton: Scouts plan dinner, rummage sale

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Boy Scout Troop 93 will hold a rummage sale 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 10 and 9 a.m.-noon May 11 in the parking lot of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 1856 Lincoln Ave.

Those planning to attend can pay what they think is a fair price for the items they wish to buy. All unsold items will then be donated to Purple Heart Veterans Fund.

The troop will hold a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. May 11 in the social hall of the church.

There is a cost. Children ages 6 and under eat for free. Proceeds benefit the troop.


Fullerton: Buy flowers after Mass May 11, 12

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Families and youth from St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., will be selling Mother’s Day roses and carnations after all Masses May 11 and 12.

This sale will benefit Pennsylvanians for Human Life.


The adult choir at St. Elizabeth’s will present its annual spring concert 6 p.m. May 19. The musical repertoire includes both sacred and secular hymns along with hand bells.

There will be a reception immediately following the concert in the parish hall.

Admission is free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be taken.

Catasauqua: Group schedules May 10 event

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Petals and Pearls event, sponsored by Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association, will take place 7 p.m. May 10 at the Biery House, 8 Race St.

Make a pair of pearl earrings and a small flower arrangement to take home.

The event is BYOB, but light refreshments will be available.

There will be a reservation fee at the door.

Parking is at the Deily Coal Yard, 5 Union St.

To make a reservation or for more information, call 610-264-9716 or 610-231-0603.



Monday, May 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Line dance class, 1:45-3:15 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. The classes will continue Mondays until July 1. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Pinochle game, 7 p.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700


Coplay Public Library: Library to hold basket raffle

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The spring basket raffle will be here soon. The baskets will be on display in the library May 11 and will be moved to St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., May 18 during the chicken and ham dinner.

You can purchase tickets at the library and at the dinner.

The drawing for the baskets will be 7 p.m. May 18. You don’t have to be present to win. Winners will be called May 20.


Reminder: Storytime with Miss Veronica is set for 11 a.m. May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Craft time will follow the story.

Hokendauqua: Church plans wine tasting, craft fair event May 4

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 Macarthur Road, will hold a Mother’s Day Sip & Shop craft fair and wine tasting 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 4.

There will be more than 100 tables of crafts, quilted items, baked goods and flowers. You could be the lucky winner of a quilted wall hanging!

There will also be a Chinese auction, food and refreshments.

For more information, call 610-435-0451 or visit faithlutheranwhitehall.org. To purchase wine tasting tickets, which are required, visit bit.ly/2019SpringShow.


Cementon/Egypt: Community meal set for May 5

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Columns

There will be a Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative free community meal 4-6 p.m. May 5 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 4456 Main St., Egypt.

For more information, call 610-434-8661.


Laurel Fire Company will be hosting 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.


Coplay: Street sweeping dates are set

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The borough’s street sweeping will take place May 9 and 10. All streets will be posted, giving residents advance notice. Vehicles left on the street can be subject to fines or towing.


The grass clippings and yard waste pickups will continue each Friday. Residents are reminded to bundle branches and put clippings in receptacles not to exceed 35 pounds.

The borough would also like to remind residents that plastic recyclable items cannot be put in plastic grocery bags for pickup.


Borough residents see battle action

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this fourth column, I continue to explore the history of Bath. The historical roots of the borough go back to 1737.

In 1861, the Civil War divided the country. The North responded to President Lincoln’s call and rallied to preserve the union. Fifty-six men from Bath served in the Grand Army of the Republic.

They served in the Pennsylvania 153 Regiment. The men saw action at the Battle of Chancellorsville and the monumental Battle of Gettysburg.