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Catasauqua: Thank you to all for social distancing

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

I hope everyone had a very happy Easter. It is certainly one we will never forget.

Now that it’s been over a month, I think everyone who followed the guidelines of social distancing — staying at home except for essentials such as groceries, pharmacies, work, etc. — deserves to be applauded and to know we are all making a difference.

Our government says this is working. It is certainly encouraging news.


I don’t know if anyone saw the rainbow last week, but what a beautiful omen for Holy Week.

Hokendauqua: Church postpones event

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, 3005 S. Front St., postponed its flea market and yard sale, which was originally scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 25.

A new date is to be determined.


Hokey Athletic Association is looking for volunteer cheering coaches.

An upbeat, positive attitude is required. Those interested must be a team player and be able to follow roles and duties assigned by the head coach.

Coaches will be asked to assist the head coach with teaching the youth of the organization the basics in pep squad cheering.

Coplay: Yard waste, grass pickup is April 17

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Borough sanitation crews will begin picking up grass clippings and yard waste April 17 and will continue each Friday.

The borough reported the delay in having the yard waste and grass clippings picked up was because the compost site did not open until this week.

There is no extra fee for the collection of the grass clippings and yard waste since it is part of the garbage fee.


The borough will utilize strict enforcement to ensure the public abides by the temporary closure of the Coplay Parkway area and the tot lot.

Northampton: Borough property remains closed

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Borough Municipal Building and the borough’s parks and playground remain closed to the public, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The borough’s April meetings will not be held.

The recreation center and the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum are also closed until further notice.

Northampton Banquet and Event Center is temporarily canceling its popular Monday night bingo.


Fullerton: Church details Easter services

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church announces its Holy Week schedule.

Mass will be livestreamed on Father Pendzick’s Facebook page starting 5:30 p.m. Holy Thursday, April 9.

Church will be open 7-10 p.m. April 9 for private visits. Please observe proper social distancing.

For Good Friday, services will be livestreamed 3 p.m. on Pendzick’s Facebook page. Please have a crucifix with you as you watch.

Easter services start with a livestreamed service 8 p.m. April 11 on Pendzick’s Facebook page.

Stiles: Call to check on your family, friends

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

While we are all staying safe indoors, remember to call your family, friends and neighbors to stay in touch and make sure they are OK.

This communication will also boost our spirits during this time of isolation.


Thank you to all of the neighborhood children who have been creating driveway art with chalk. Stiles has some very talented kids!

These sayings and pictures are brightening the neighborhood.


Earth Day will be celebrated April 22, which is timely since most people would like to enjoy being outside in nature during this time.

Catasauqua: Look for online Easter services

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Due to the coronavirus, Catasauqua Borough churches will not be holding traditional Easter services this week.

Some churches throughout the Lehigh Valley are holding livestream Facebook services, and you can check them out online.

Also, just turn on your TV, as it seems you can always find a service/Mass being provided, especially on Easter Sunday.


The borough of Catasauqua announces all borough meetings are canceled until further notice.

Whitehall Township Public Library: Whitehall library has resources available for LCLC holders

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Reminder to our library patrons: If you have a purple Lehigh Carbon Library Consortium library card, you may use the awesome resources on our website.

Click on the Research and Learn tab and look at the wonderful free databases for you to use during the closure. We have downloadable books and magazines, genealogy resources, kids books, learning express, A to Z informational sites and more.

Here are the directions to download books to your device.

Coplay: Restaurants open for pickup, delivery

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Samuel Owens Restaurant and Bar is open only for food pickups and delivery service.

The Bacon Strip on Second Street has pickups available on a daily basis.


Coplay Borough canceled the two borough council meetings for April.

The administration will decide the plans for May after the president and governor make any announcements at the end of this month.

The borough hall lockdown is for the entire municipal building, including the police station and office. The public can contact police by phone, email or 911 for an emergency.