Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Fullerton: Legion to hold ham drawing

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Fullerton American Legion Post 367 will be holding its annual ham drawing at the post home, 609 Fullerton Ave., 1-4 p.m. March 18.

There will be refreshments and food available 1-3 p.m. The event is for adults only.

For questions, call 610-264-4342.


St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., will be having a fish dinner in the parish hall 4-7 p.m. March 23.

Whitehall Township Public Library: Library to be closed March 16

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

This is a reminder to all of our patrons that the library will be closed tomorrow, March 16, for staff training on our new circulation and cataloging system.

We will be changing over to the new system, called SPARK, in April.

If you would like a copy of your loan history from the current system, please ask at the front desk, and we will print it for you. This will show the items you have checked out in the past year.

Northampton: Exchange Club plans craft fair

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Exchange Club will hold a spring craft and vendor fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 18 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

The event will include more than 70 crafters and direct sales vendors. A tricky tray raffle will also be held.

Lehigh Valley Phantoms will have merchandise giveaways.

Admission and parking are free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.


Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold a Lenten crab cake dinner 5-7 p.m. March 16.

Stiles: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

This Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy the celebrations, and be safe.


Daylight Saving Time is in effect, and we are experiencing a little more sunlight each day. We are one step closer to spring.

Enjoy the extra hour of daylight.


March Madness is about to begin as the 2018 NCAA men’s basketball tournament is now in full swing.

Check out some awesome basketball action, and catch the great talent in the league this year. The tournament is a great way to pass the cold winter days.


Monday, March 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the social hall of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton

• Woman’s Club of Whitehall Township meeting, 6 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua

• Game night (for ladies), 7 p.m., at Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township. Information: church office at 610-837-1741


Wolfer shares memories of Great Depression

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

In this fifth column, I am speaking to Governor Hans Niessel of Burgenland, Austria, and a delegation of officials in the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum. We are discussing Burgenland heritage in the Lehigh Valley.

In my last column, we continued to look at the American experience of Mr. Frank Wolfer, who came to America in 1922. At age 14, he was hired by the Atlas Portland Cement Company in the cooper shop at 26-1/2 cents an hour.

Coplay: St. John’s hosts Lenten series

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church’s Lenten midweek series, 2018 Soup, Bread and Discussion, will be held 6 p.m. March 7, 14 and 21 at the church, 18 S. Third St.

Call Karen Haines at 610-697-1130 or Joan Wright at 610-262-7551 if you would like to provide soup or bread one night.


Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative is planning a cash bingo March 11.

Doors open 1 p.m., and calling begins 2 p.m., at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St.

There will be cash drawings as well as food and baked goods for sale. Specials may be purchased for extra games.

Hokendauqua: ‘Peter Pan Jr.’ performance moved

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Camp Rhythmo’s spring production of “Peter Pan Jr.” will be 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 9.

Please take note: The location for the performance has been moved to The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown.

For more information and cost of the show, visit camprhythmo.org, call 866-430-0810, ext. 3, or email mbodnyk@camprhythmo.org.


Camp Rhythmo will hold a paint night 4:30 p.m. March 11 in Parker Hall at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road.

For more information, cost or to register, visit camprhythmo.org or call 866-430-0810, ext. 3.

Cementon/Egypt: Dutch breakfast is planned

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall Mennonite Church, 4138 Wilson St., will hold a Dutch breakfast 8:30-11 a.m. March 10. The event is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

For more information, call 610-262-7013.


Boy Scout Troop 59 will be holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner fundraiser 4-7 p.m. March 10 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 4331 Main St., Egypt, across from Eberhardt Motors.

Homemade baked goods will also be for sale. Children under the age of 5 eat for free.

The building is handicapped accessible.