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Coplay: Party set for June 15

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay 150th anniversary birthday party is scheduled for noon-10 p.m. June 15 at Samuel Balliet Stadium, 131 N. Eighth St.

The event is free to the public.

There will be food trucks.

Craig Thatcher Band will perform 1:15-3:30 p.m., followed by Philadelphia Funk Authority 4-6:30 p.m. and Brian Dean Moore Band 7-9:30 p.m.

Cat Country 96 radio station will broadcast live 7-8:30 p.m.

One-hundred-fifty candle lanterns will be released 9 p.m.

The night will end with a fireworks show 9:30 p.m.

Coplay Public Library: Storytime is June 13

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Blast Off into Reading storytime will be 11 a.m.-noon June 13, 20 and 27. No preregistration is necessary.

C. Well Bunny will give out free eye exams June 27.


Registration for the summer reading program, “A Universe of Stories: Summer Quest 2019,” begins with the Blast Off into Summer registration party noon-2 p.m. June 15.

There will be activities, events, games and much more.

Children and adults of all ages are welcome to join.

You can also stop by the library and register any time or you can register on our website, coplaypubliclibrary.org.


Monday, June 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Registration for summer kids program (for Catasauqua residents in first through seventh grades), 5-6 p.m., at the large pavilion of Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St. Mandatory parent meeting will follow. Camp will be held 9-11 a.m. June 11-Aug. 2 at the Catasauqua park.

• Movie: “Star Trek” (2009), 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Rock painting event (organized by Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church’s women’s group), 7 p.m., at 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township

Catasauqua: Enroll now for summer camp

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Suburban North Family YMCA is currently enrolling for weekly summer day camp programs at the YMCA, 880 Walnut St. Camp runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays June 17-Aug. 23.

Summer day camp is for children ages 5 to 14 years old. There are optional extended hours from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Campers will participate in a variety of activities, including theme weeks, nature adventures, sports, arts and crafts, special events, water games, field trips and daily swim time at the Catasauqua pool. Daily lunch will be distributed to all campers.

Stiles: Congratulations to local graduates

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Congratulations to all of the community’s high school graduates. You are wished continued success in your future!


Stiles neighbors, you may want to head over Coplay Borough for the 150th anniversary celebration June 15. Many festivities are planned to take place at Samuel Balliet Stadium noon-10 p.m.

No outside beverages or food are allowed, but there will be food and beverages for purchase. Entertainment will be provided, and the evening will be capped off with a fireworks display.

There is no admission fee.

Fullerton: Parish festival set for June 7, 8

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., will be holding its annual parish festival 6-10 p.m. June 7 and 5-10 p.m. June 8.

Come out for delicious food, including pork barbecue, cabbage and noodles, potato pancakes, sausage sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken barbecue, pierogies, walking tacos, waffles and ice cream, snow cones and more.

There will be baked goods, drinks and a beer stand.

There will be games for children, raffles and live entertainment. Join the balloon guy and strolling magician for fun on both nights.


Coplay: Library hosts events

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Library embarks on a series of summer programs this month.

Blast Off into Reading storytime with Miss Veronica and Miss Janice will be 11 a.m.-noon June 6, 13, 20 and 27.

The free Monday movie event is 5-7 p.m. The library will be showing “Star Trek” (2009), June 10; “Star Trek into Darkness,” June 17; and “Star Trek Beyond,” June 24.

The annual summer reading program unfolds this month. The theme is “A Universe of Stories.”


Whitehall Township Public Library: New website launched

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

We are happy to announce the launch of our new website. Please take some time to look at it; more information will be added this month. Thank you to Big Pixel and our tech guy, Jim Gilbert, for helping us build and launch the new site. Please use this address, whitehallpl.org, and make the change to your devices.


The summer reading program for kids, teens and adults is underway. Our theme this year will be “A Universe of Stories.”

Northampton: Wear orange June 7

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed June 7-9 as National Gun Awareness Weekend — and June 7 as National Gun Awareness Day — in the borough.

“I join with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a program of Everytown for Gun Safety, annually each June to remember all victims and survivors of gun violence and must declare that we, as a country, must do more to reduce gun violence,” he said.

Reenock encourages residents to wear orange June 7 to help raise awareness of gun violence.



Monday, June 3, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Movie: “E.T. the Extraterrestrial,” 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Pinochle, 7 p.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700


• Registration begins for youth and adult summer reading programs, during regular hours, at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339