Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Coplay: A look back on Second Street

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay 150th anniversary committee meets 7 p.m. Feb. 21 to continue finalizing plans for the celebrations. The fun begins with a banquet scheduled for April 6 at the American Club of Coplay pavilion.

All this talk about the anniversary has brought about more interest in the borough’s history. Here is a flashback to when Second Street was the focus of commercial, social and recreational activities.

Cementon/Egypt: Egypt church plans roast beef dinner

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Egypt Community Church, 4129 S. Church St., is hosting a roast beef dinner 4-6:30 p.m. Feb. 23.

The public is invited.

Tickets will be available at the door, and take-out meals will be available.

Call 610-262-4961 for ticket information.

In case of inclement weather, the dinner will be postponed until March 2.

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HPPA is hosting a designer purse bingo, featuring Coach, Kate Spade, Michael Kors and Vera Bradley items, April 28 at Victor C. Talotta Park in Cementon. Doors open noon, and bingo begins 1 p.m.

Northampton: Nut roll, cheesecake sale going on now

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1301 Newport Ave., is having a nut roll and cheesecake sale.

Nut rolls are available in the following varieties: apricot, lekvar, nut, poppy seed, red raspberry and coconut.

Pick-up for both sale items is 9 a.m.-noon April 13 at the church.

For cost or to place an order, call Linda at 610-837-3076 or Marty at 610-682-4458 by March 27.

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 2181 Washington Ave., is hosting a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 24.

Hokendauqua: Scholarship deadline nearing

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association will again award two $1,000 Bob Warke-Dale Horn scholarships. The organization will select one girl and one boy at the March/April meetings to receive the scholarships.

To be eligible for the scholarship, you must be a Class of 2019 high school-eligible graduate, be continuing your education in the fall of 2019, must have participated in HPPA’s baseball, softball or basketball youth programs and must complete the scholarship application form and return it to HPPA by Feb. 28.

Happenings

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 18

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

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.

Northampton: Valentine dance is Feb. 16

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., will hold a valentine dance 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. DJ Flip will entertain.

For tickets to the valentine dance and other information, call 610-262-3891.

Other planned activities include:

• Karaoke with DJ PK, 9 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month

• Polka and button box, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month

• St. Patrick’s Day party with DJ PK, 8 p.m. March 15

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Stiles: Tricky tray set for Feb. 16

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Please remember that St. John the Baptist Church will be holding its 13th annual tricky tray 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 16. The event is located in the church social hall, 3024 S. Ruch St.

The kitchen will be open with delicious food fare for purchase.

There will be many baskets and raffle prizes to win. If you do win a prize, you will be notified by phone and must pick up your prize 2-4 p.m. Feb. 17.

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Don’t forget Feb. 18 is Presidents Day. Many businesses will be closed, so plan accordingly.

If you have the day off, enjoy!

Coplay: Breakfast planned for Feb. 17

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St., will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 17.

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The 150th anniversary committee is adding the finishing touches for the borough’s celebration, beginning with an April 6 kickoff banquet at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, 300 Cherry St.

Coplay Public Library is accepting artifacts and memorabilia of the town’s history for its display. The collection, thus far, includes a Coplay High School Wildcats jersey, a CHS gym bag, a 1969 borough centennial wooden nickel, plates and photographs.

Catasauqua: Gas House hosts burlesque show Feb. 16

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

House of Knight Burlesque will present “Love Stinks: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” Feb. 16 at the Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St.

Doors open 7:30 p.m., and the show starts 8 p.m.

There will be a performance by The Mysterious Magic Mike. Other performers include Jack Bewildered and DJ Turbine.

Miss China Doll will host the event, featuring Jersey G, Ms. Sassy Chassis, Satine Rouge, Trixie Deflair and Betsy Bombchelle.

There is a cost. Tickets will be available at the door but are discounted if bought online. Tips are welcomed.

Fullerton: Register now for exercise classes

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., is offering exercises classes in the parish hall. Registration deadline is Feb. 22.

There is a cost.

Karen Hoff will be holding 10 weeks of aerobics classes. Classes will run 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays from Feb. 26 to April 30. Note: There will be no class March 19; the class will meet March 21 instead.

The class includes 45 minutes of aerobic exercise followed by 15 minutes of additional toning and floor work exercises for all who wish to say. All that is needed is a towel or mat for the floor exercises.