Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Northampton: Queenship to hold festival June 23

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Queenship of Mary Catholic Church will hold its annual festival 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. June 23 on the church grounds, 1324 Newport Ave.

Food will include ethnic favorites like pierogies, longos (fried dough), cabbage and noodles and Vietnamese egg rolls. There will also be hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage sandwiches, turkey barbecues, “Aw Shucks” corn on the cob, funnel cake fries, french fries, Mario’s pizza, The Bayou macaroni and cheese, ice cream and assorted soft drinks, along with a beer and wine tent.

Stiles: Cement Belt Fair set to begin

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Cement Belt Fair will take place 6-11 p.m. June 24-29 at Victor C. Talotta Park, 5185 Dewey St., Cementon.

There will be carnival rides and games, as well as food and entertainment.

The fair concludes with a fireworks show June 29.


Summer officially arrives June 21.

Remember to take advantage of the wonderful public pools in Whitehall Township. This is a great way to cool off.

Enjoy the warmth and sunshine along with all of the fun summer activities.

Wear sunscreen, hydrate and be safe.

Coplay: Municipal groups meet at borough hall

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay Borough Planning Commission convenes 7 p.m. June 25 in council chambers at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

The park and recreation board will meet 7 p.m. June 26 at borough hall.


As part of the summer entertainment series at Community Plaza, Social Call Lite will perform 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 26 at the gazebo.


Coplay Senior Citizens continues its 50th anniversary celebration with a patriotic program scheduled for July and a picnic in September.

Fullerton: Choir performs at IronPigs game

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The adult choir at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church will perform the national anthem June 27 at the IronPigs game at Coca-Cola Park, 1050 Ironpigs Way, Allentown.

There are eight reserved field seat tickets available, on a first-come, first-served basis.

If interested, contact Mary Fran Kaminski at 610-435-1795.


St. Elizabeth Regional School, 433 Pershing Blvd., is now accepting enrollment for fall 2019.

This is for pre-K, ages 3 and 4 years old, through eighth grade, including full-day kindergarten. After-school care is also available.


Monday, June 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Summer day camp begins (for ages 5 to 14 and organized by Suburban North Family YMCA), 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Camp will continue Mondays through Thursdays until Aug. 9. Campers have the option of attending field trips and/or swimming at the pool at Catasauqua Park and Playground on Fridays. Information, registration and cost: gv-ymca.org or 610-264-5221

‘To whom is entrusted, much is expected’

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

This final column concludes our visit to the Bath Museum.

Bath is a community with over 200 years of history. We were happy when Japan surrendered in August 1945, V-J Day. World War II was officially over.

Men and women returned to their homes, and family celebrations were held worldwide. In Bath, it was a return to civilian life. There was a G.I. bill to help veterans adjust to civilian life.

Northampton: Municipal pool is open for the season

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Borough Municipal Pool, 1599 Laubach Ave., is now open for the season. Hours are noon-7 p.m.

Dip-N-Dances are planned for 1-3 p.m. June 25 and July 16.


Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering for the 2019-20 school year.

The 2-year-old play group class meets 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.

Hokendauqua: Hokey A.A. plans athletic camps

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Hokey A.A. is offering free football and cheering camps at Bob Warke Field, 1351 Lehigh St.

Football camps will be held 6-7:30 p.m. June 16 and 23 and July 7 and 14.

For more information, contact Coach Chris at wydockc@yahoo.com.

Pep squad welcomes the Whitehall Warriors competition squad. Camps will be held 6-8 p.m. July 8-10 and 15-17, also at Bob Warke Field.

For more information or to register, contact Coach Jess at jdunlap100@gmail.com or Coach Laura at warriorsreccheerleading@gmail.com.

Cementon/Egypt: Children’s clothing sale set for June 23

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 4102 S. Church St., Egypt, will host a sale of new children’s clothing 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 23 in the parish hall.


A gun raffle is underway, sponsored by Egypt Fire Company, 4099 Kuhn Lane. A total of 30 guns, valued at $17,000, are being raffled off Aug. 4.

For information or to purchase tickets, call 610-262-6003, email egyptfireco1@hotmail.com or check out the Whitehall Fire Department-Station 39 Facebook page.

Catasauqua: Concert scheduled for June 14

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Groovitude will perform at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St., 7-10 p.m. June 14.

Don’t forget your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.


St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 122 Union St., will be holding its annual block party 6-10 p.m. June 20, 21 and 22.

There will be homemade goods, bingo in the air-conditioned hall, a bake sale, basket and money raffles and games for adults and children.

There will be a children’s lip sync contest June 21 and a Minute To Win It event June 22.