Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Coplay: Watch for students returning to school

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by The Press in Columns

With schools now open, parents are reminded there are no crossing guards at the school bus stops — a practice that was stopped years ago. Police are expected to step up patrols in the morning when the children go to school and return in the afternoon.

The principal bus stops are on Chestnut, Second and Fourth streets. Although traffic is considerably down on Chestnut Street with the bridge construction underway, the street for some drivers is still a speedway.


Whitehall library: Sign up today for library’s bus trip to Grounds for Sculpture

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Friends of Whitehall Township Public Library group will sponsor a bus trip to Grounds for Sculpture Oct. 4. We will leave the library 8:30 a.m., leave Grounds for Sculpture 3:30 p.m. and return back to Whitehall around 5:30 p.m.

Reserve a seat before Sept 1.

Call the library for the cost.


Catasauqua: Fire police hosting flea market Sept. 2

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Fire Police will have a flea market 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 2 at the fire training grounds, Race Street. Food and drinks will be available for sale.

For more information, leave a message at 484-951-6148.


From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 3 at the George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, George Taylor will be leading the 3rd Pennsylvania Revolutionary War Re-enactors, portraying the Northampton County militia and conducting camp life, assembly and drill of the troops as it was during the Revolutionary War.

Coplay: Community Days festival has come a long way

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Much has changed since Coplay Community Days made its debut in 1980. The event has become a mega festival in the borough, while at the same time retaining its core — a town-based organization having an opportunity to raise money for its programs and providing a wide choice of food and beverages to the patrons attending.

The three-day festival, dubbed as Party in the Park, begins Friday evening. The event has evolved into a regional affair, as out-of-towners join borough residents in marking summer’s unofficial end with one big blast.

Coplay library: Summer program was a blast!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Thank you to everyone for participating in our summer learning program.

Also, thank you for all the donations for Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association’s food bank and to Peaceable Kingdom.

Thank you, as well, to our great “volunteens” and adult volunteers who helped make our program possible.

We were all working together to help “Build a Better World” by helping out these fine local organizations.


Northampton: Cement museum will be open for tours Sunday

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum will be open 1-3 p.m. Aug. 27. It is located next to borough hall, 1401 Laubach Ave.

The museum will be open the second and fourth Sunday through September.


Northampton Area Food Bank will hold its annual volunteer appreciation picnic 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Indianland, 787 Almond Road, Walnutport. Volunteers from throughout the year are invited.

Meat and beverages will be provided. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Cementon/Egypt: Church hosts picnic at park

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The public is invited to the annual family picnic hosted by Assumption B.V.M. Parish of Northampton Sept. 10. The picnic will begin with an 11 a.m. outdoor Mass, followed by outdoor events noon-7 p.m.

Attendees can purchase ethnic foods and baked goods, play children’s games and games of chance, and purchase tickets for a basket raffle.

A deejay will provide music noon-3 p.m. Live music will be performed 3-7 p.m. by Pennsylvania Villagers.

Come and enjoy this family-friendly summer celebration.


Report card from 120 years ago

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

“Remember” when you were a student in elementary and high school? For some of us, that’s a long, long time ago. The day most dreaded was report card time. Would our parents be pleased with our effort and achievement?

One of my teacher friends at the Northampton Middle School shared with me a report card from the Siegfrieds Grammar School — the year, 1896-97.

Siegfried was one of the three villages that would later, in 1909, be incorporated as the Borough of Northampton. Siegfried was basically located in the borough’s present first ward.

Catasauqua: Borough’s concert series continues Aug. 25 with GirlCrue

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

At 7 p.m. Aug. 25, Catasauqua’s concert series continues with a performance by rock band GirlCrue at Catasauqua Park & Playground, 501 American St.

The event is sponsored by Brosky Insurance.

Bring your chairs and blankets!


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, is seeking crafters to participate in its fall craft fair Sept. 23.

For an application, call Bob Bastian at 610-266-4287 or pick up one in the church office between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.