Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Catasauqua: Meatloaf dinner is March 2

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a meatloaf dinner 4-6 p.m. March 2.

The meal will consist of meatloaf, potato, vegetable, salad, roll and dessert. Takeout is available.

For more information, call 610-264-4091.

Also, Salem will be holding the next free community lunch 11 a.m. March 4.


A Whitehall High School Chorale concert will be held 6:30 p.m. March 2 at Salem.


Save the date for Bunco night at the Biery House, 8 Race St., 7 p.m. March 8.

There will be a registration fee at the door.

Northampton: Food bank looking for donations

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Food Bank, 1601 Canal St., needs canned potatoes, soup, spaghetti sauce, canned tomatoes and tuna.

Call 610-262-8030 to arrange the drop-off of any donations.

Visit northamptonareafoodbank.org for more information.


Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet March 13 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment will be music by Edward McKendry. Refreshments will be provided.

Those interested in bus trips are asked to call Sharon at 610-262-9182.


Coplay: Organizations seek members

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Columns

There is a call for Coplay residents to get more involved in many of the borough’s organizations.

Many of the active groups in the borough have aging membership and need residents to step up as volunteers and/or become members to help benefit the community.

Some options include the borough fire department, Coplay Sports, Coplay Lions Club, Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association, Coplay Garden Club and Commitment to Family and Community, among others.

Stiles: Visit flower shows to prepare for spring

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Most likely, many neighbors are anxious for the first day of spring! If you cannot wait to see beautiful foliage and colorful flowers, consider taking a trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch streets, Philadelphia.

The show runs March 2-10.

The theme this year is “Flower Power.”


If you would rather stay in the Lehigh Valley area but are still longing for spring, visit the Lehigh Valley Flower Show at Allentown Agri-Plex, 302 N. 17th St., Allentown, March 8-10.

Fullerton: Golden Agers group will meet March 1

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., will hold the next Golden Agers meeting 12:30 p.m. March 1 in the parish hall.

The following casino trips are being offered:

• March 20 — Hollywood Casino

• April 17 — Mohegan Sun

• May 15 — Hollywood Casino

• June 19 — Mohegan Sun

For pricing and more information, contact Irene at 610-264-3721.


Whitehall Township Public Library: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday storytimes planned at library

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Preschool and toddler storytime registration is now open. Register on the website or at Whitehall Township Public Library.

The preschool storytime is for ages 37 months to 6 years old. This program is 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and runs from March 5 to April 30. There will also be storytime 1 p.m. Wednesdays from March 6 to April 10.

The toddler storytime is for ages 12 to 36 months. This program is 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and runs from March 14 to April 25.

Parents must stay with their children.


Monday, February 25, 2019 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 25

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Hygge hangout, 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537

• Stretch and strengthen, 9-10 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. The class will continue Feb. 27 and March 1. Information and cost: 610-437-3700

• Drawing classes, 9-11:30 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700

Dusting our past

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Old-timers still recall when cement dust was common in the “cement belt.” I wrote about this issue 18 years ago.

In 1999, two Northampton residents “remembered” dust in the Northampton, Coplay, Cementon and Egypt areas with letters to the editor.

They recalled when dust from the plants had to be swept from the sidewalks on a daily basis — sometimes, twice a day. The old Atlas plant’s 74 kilns had a squeaking sound, putting the residents of 10th, 11th and 12th streets in Northampton to sleep at night.

Coplay Public Library: Purchase your 50/50 raffle tickets at Coplay Public Library

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library is running a 50/50 raffle during the month of February. Tickets are on sale at the library.

The drawing will be held noon March 1.


Coplay Borough is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. We would like you to help us take part in the festivities!

If you have any photographs, mementos or keepsakes of Coplay, we would love to borrow them to display in the library. Anything you could tell us about the objects would also be a great help. We will display your name with the items.

Catasauqua: Community lunch planned for Feb. 23

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will be offering a free community lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 23.


Holy Trinity is hosting a concert by Moravian College’s concert choir 3 p.m. Feb. 24.

There is no charge for this musical program, but a freewill offering will be accepted.


The Legionnaires of the Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be having an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 24.

There will be scrambled eggs, toast, home fries, bacon, sausage, French toast, SOS, juice, coffee and tea.