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Hokendauqua: First Presbyterian Church moves to online services

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Rev. Christine K. Kass, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, said the church held its first online service March 15 because of COVID-19.

Services are viewable through Facebook livestreaming, Zoom and YouTube.

For more information, visit hokeypres.org.


The April 5 Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative community meal at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church has been canceled for health and safety reasons.


Coplay: Borough hall offices only open to staff

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay’s municipal building remains shut down for public access; however, borough officials report the town hall office operations remain open to the staff.

The public can contact the borough via email or telephone.

Police operations continue on an around-the-clock basis.

The borough hall lockdown includes the athletic club, weightlifting and fitness on the second floor, the twice-weekly aerobic classes and use of the basketball court.


Catasauqua: Support your local restaurants

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in Columns

By now, I’m sure everyone is going a little stir-crazy — and, by that, I also mean everyone has likely been doing a lot of cooking.

Why not give yourself a break and support some of our local restaurants that are still open for takeout and delivery?

Some restaurants open for takeout or delivery are Blockers Coffeehouse, Front Street, 610-443-0707; Pie’s On Pizzeria, Front and Pine streets, 610-264-7000; Catty Corner Neighborhood Pub & Pie, Mulberry Street, 610-443-2284; and New China, Second Street, 610-266-8000.

Remembering: Taking a look at the Weaversville Academy catalog

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this column, Mr. Larry Oberly and this writer are enrolling in the Weaversville Academy on Weaversville Road, East Allen Township. The year is 1858. I hope we are accepted!

This rare 1858 academy catalog was a copy from Amanda Weaver. Michael and Samuel Weaver were two of the founders of the academy. Samuel was Amanda’s father.

Ms. Susan Jenkins Weaver, family researcher, graciously has shared this information with our readers. The land for the school was donated by the Weaver family.

Whitehall Township Public Library: Whitehall Township Public Library explores new system

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Columns

We are going to try something new at Whitehall Township Public Library.

Since we will be closed for awhile, we made a read cart full of books. Just stop by and take two or four books home to read. Keep them or share with others. There will be adult and children’s books on the cart.

We will place the cart outside the staff door 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every nice-weather day Monday through Friday.

Please keep reading at least 20 minutes a day and keep positive, safe and tough.

Fullerton: Anniversary luncheon is May 1

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Golden Agers of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., has planned the annual anniversary luncheon for May 1.

For tickets or information, call Maria Sweeney at 610-432-7562.


St. Elizabeth’s parish members who ordered Gertrude Hawk Easter candy can pick up their orders on Palm Sunday, April 5.

For other arrangements, call 620-266-0695, ext. 208.

The church thanks you for your support.


St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., moved its gift card bingo to May 15.

Catasauqua: Check on events

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Please note, in light of the current situation, many local events are being canceled.

Call the host organization or watch local news alerts regarding the status of these events.

Also, check to see if your churches will be canceling services, especially with Easter fast approaching.


My email address is lhahn@verizon.net if there is any information you would like published in this column.

Thank you — and hang in there, everyone!