Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Northampton: Soup tasting event planned for Oct. 13

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Women of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will be having a soup tasting 4-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church, 105 E. 19th St.

Salad, bread, beverages and dessert are included.

There is a cost.

For more information, call Brenda at 610-262-3813.


Mark your calendar for these fun Halloween events:

The annual Jack Frost Parade, organized by Northampton Exchange Club, will be held 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

Trick-or-treat night in the borough is planned for 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.


Fullerton: St. John’s hosts dinner theater

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will host a cruise ship dinner theater Oct. 13, featuring St. John’s Players.

The event, produced by the fundraising committee, starts 6 p.m. in Fox Hall. There will be a dinner buffet and live-action theater with some audience participation.

Tickets will not be sold at the door. Contact the church office at 610-264-8421 with questions.


St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., is holding basketball and cheerleading registrations through Oct. 19.

Catasauqua: YMCA to host memorial race

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Suburban North Family YMCA is sponsoring the third annual Debbie Linton Memorial 5K Oct. 13.

Registration will start 9 a.m., with the race starting 10 a.m.

As a tribute to Linton, the scenic course will start and end at Alumni Field. A celebration picnic will immediately follow at the YMCA.

Medals will be awarded to the top three in each age category.

Sponsorship levels are available.

The goal is to remember and capture the energy of Linton and others who fought, or continue to fight, a brave battle against breast cancer.

Stiles: Homecoming game is Oct. 12

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Whitehall Zephyrs varsity football team will host the Nazareth Blue Eagles Oct. 12 at Zephyr Stadium. Kickoff is 7 p.m. This is also the Homecoming game for 2018.

Come on out and support the Zephyrs!


Please do not forget that you can enjoy being entertained and scared by taking a ride through the haunted woods this Halloween season. The Haunted Parkway hayride, sponsored by the Whitehall Township Bureau of Fire, takes place 7-11 p.m. each Friday and Saturday in October. The hayrides leave from the Whitehall Parkway on South Church Street.


Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 8

• Woman’s Club of Whitehall meeting, 7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Bring an apron for a painting project and kid-friendly soups for Snack Pack Pals.

OCT. 9

• Walk This Way to Better Health community walking program (introduced by East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department), 10-11 a.m., at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane. The program will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays. To participate: Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306

Catasauqua: Borough presents Fest O’ Fall Oct. 6

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association is sponsoring the 13th annual Fest O’ Fall celebration noon-5 p.m. Oct. 6, with a rain date of noon-5 p.m. Oct. 7.

Activities will be held at Biery House, 8 Race St., and George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets.

Family activities include a hay ride, kids’ crafts, face and rock painting, games, an obstacle course and more. You can make a scarecrow or purchase a kit to make one at home. You can also make a bird house to take home.

Cementon/Egypt: Egypt church hosts ham dinner Oct. 20

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Egypt Community Church, 4129 S. Church St., will host an all-you-can-eat ham dinner 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 20.

You can purchase tickets at the door, and take-out meals will be available.

Call 610-262-4961 for information.


Laurel Fire Company will be hosting an open house and basket raffle noon-6 p.m. Oct. 6 at 5114 Third St., Cementon.

Come and check out the firetrucks, and get your picture taken behind the wheel. You can also bid on some wonderful baskets.

The basket raffle will close 5 p.m., and winners will be called 6 p.m.

Slovak heritage in area

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

A few months ago, I wrote a series on Austrian immigrants who came to America for opportunity and a new life in a new country. Another large migration from the old Austria-Hungarian empire were people of Slovak origin. Many settled in Northampton, Cementon, Egypt, Coplay and Catasauqua.

My mother, a Slovak, also made the long journey to the United States and settled in Northampton. She was very proud of her heritage. I wonder how many of their descendants can converse in their native tongue.

Coplay Public Library: Book, bake sale set for Oct. 12, 13 at Coplay library

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Ready to fill your bookshelves? Coplay Public Library’s fall book and bake sale is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13.

We’re still accepting donations, so bring in any gently read books or those new books you just won’t get to. Unfortunately, we can’t accept encyclopedias, VHS tapes, Reader’s Digest condensed books or materials that smell smoky or musty, are water-damaged or are in poor condition.

For your own safety, we ask you bring your donations in while the library is open.

Coplay: Historical society plans bingo

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall Historical Preservation Society will hold a cash bingo Oct. 5 at Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St.

Doors open 5:30 p.m., and the calling starts 6:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be available.

Call 610-776-7280 for advance tickets.


Coplay Public Library is hosting a book and bake sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13.

There will also be a basket raffle. Winners will be drawn 4 p.m. Oct. 13.


Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s annual Halloween parade will be 7 p.m. Oct. 16.

The rain date is Oct. 23.