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Monday, February 26, 2018 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 26

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Voices Across Whitehall choral concert, 7 p.m., in the auditorium of Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road

• Coplay Community Days meeting, 7 p.m., in council chambers of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

• Good Vibrations Chorus practice, 9:30-11 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

Coplay: ’80s dance sold out

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay Sports ’80s-themed dance fundraiser Feb. 24 at American Club of Coplay is sold out.


There will be a Coplay Community Days meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in council chambers.


Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in council chambers.


Coplay Borough Parks and Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in council chambers.

The parks and recreation board currently has three open seats.

For more information, call the borough office at 610-262-6088.


Coplay Public Library: Place your hoagie order now

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Stop by the library and order some delicious hoagies and sandwiches, courtesy of American Club of Coplay.

For $4 each, you can have your choice of a meat or tuna hoagie on a nine-inch roll or a ham and cheese or tuna sandwich on a Kaiser roll.

Orders must be placed at the library by March 17, and they will be available for pick up at the library 4 p.m. March 21.


Don’t forget our ongoing adult winter reading program, “Readers in the Rue Morgue.”

Burgenland memories

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

In this fourth column, I am speaking to the governor of Burgenland, Austria, Mr. Hans Niessl, at the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum about the Burgenland heritage in Northampton, Coplay and the Lehigh Valley.

In previous columns, I wrote about local residents who left Burgenland to work in local cement plants.

Today, I remember my father’s cousin and my godfather, Mr. Frank Wolfer, who came to America in 1922 from Burgenland. His father, also named Frank, came to America in 1907 because their farm of 35 acres could barely support the family.

Northampton: Grace UCC to serve crab cakes

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold Lenten crab cake dinners 5-7 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 2, 9 and 16. The meal also includes a baked potato, cole slaw, roll and butter, dessert and a beverage.

Chicken finger dinners will also be available for adults and children. Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For cost and other information, call 610-262-7186.


Reminder: Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., will host karaoke with Crazy K 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 23.


Hokendauqua: Scholarship deadline nears

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

In continuation of Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association’s Bob Warke-Dale Horn Scholarship program, HPPA will again be awarding two $1,000 scholarships.

To be eligible, you must be a Class of 2018 high school-eligible graduate, be continuing your education in the fall of 2018, have participated in HPPA’s baseball, softball or basketball youth programs, completed the form and returned it to HPPA by Feb. 28. Visit the website, hokeypark.org, to download the application.

Additional requirements are listed on the application and the association’s website.

Catasauqua: GTH meeting tonight, Feb. 22

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The George Taylor House volunteers meeting will be held 7-8 p.m. tonight, Feb. 22, in the meeting room of Catasauqua Municipal Complex, 90 Bridge St.

The agenda will include GTH formation updates, plans for cleanup from the Dec. 3 event, docent training updates and the May opening day event planning.


Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be holding its next all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 25. Served will be eggs, bacon, sausage links, SOS, home fries, French toast, juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Cementon/Egypt: Roast beef dinner is Feb. 24

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The community is invited to a roast beef dinner hosted by Egypt Community Church 4-6:30 p.m. Feb. 24. The church is located at 4129 S. Church St.

Snow date is March 3.

For ticket information, call 610-262-4961.


Egypt Memorial Park is still accepting sign-ups for the youth baseball and softball program. Check out the group’s Facebook page or visit egyptpark.org for information.


Egypt Fire Company is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner 5-8 p.m. March 2. The dinner will be held at the fire company social hall, 4099 Kuhn Lane.



Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 19

• Miller-Keystone blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Information and to schedule a time to donate: Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061

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

FEB. 20

• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. Information: 610-437-3700

Coplay: Anniversary committee meets tonight

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Borough’s 150th celebration committee meets 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at council chambers, 98 S. Fourth St.


The American Club of Coplay will host a post-valentine dance Feb. 17 at the social quarters, 32 N. Third St.

There will be music by DJ Scotty 7-10:30 p.m. with no cover charge. The kitchen will be open.

For more information, call 610-261-2884.


Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St., will host the Dynamic Duo 7-9 p.m. Feb. 17.


Coplay Garden Club will be meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St.