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Happenings

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY 30

· "Take Better Pictures with Any Kind of Camera" presentation by nationally award winning photographer and editor of the Whitehall-Coplay Press Johanna S. Billings – 1 p.m., Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339.

· Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees monthly meeting – noon, St. Peters Luthern Church community room, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown. Information: Marie Nader at: 610-231-0237.

Our fair queen

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Margarita Munoz, 2011 Allentown Fair queen, left, crowns Whitehall resident Jennifery Mickley queen for 2012 Sunday afternoon at Christopher's Restaurant in Allentown. Mickley is a 2011 graduate of Whitehall High School who is currently a sophomore psychology major at Bloomsburg University. The 19 year-old daughter of Sue and Lou Mickley of Whitehall received the Leadership Award for the Class of 2011, a merit scholarship from Bloomsburg University and a scholarship to attend the Washington, D.C., 2010 Media Conference.

Catasaqua column: Jeopardy in the garden Sept. 5

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Local News

Be ready in the garden as Sue Drabic, a Pennsylvania master gardener, leads a group in an exciting game of Jeopardy during the meeting of the Catasaqua Garden Club. They meet 1 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St.

There will also be a double jeopardy if you don't bring your club project to the meeting.

Gardeners bringing gems for judging must have them in place by 12:45 p.m. Garden friendly guests are welcome to attend.

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Coplay column: Coplay Community Days a success

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Last year's Coplay Community Days got caught in the rain as Hurricane Irene moved through the region. The weather was perfect for this year's event, however.

This year's Community Days is believed to be one of the most successful events of the program's 31-year existence.

The principal goal of the event is to provide the community a place to enjoy the end of summer before fall sets in. The event also acts as a fundraiser for the community organizations participating.

Bowling league seeks members

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in Local News

Ten targets, two attempts and a slick court put together the sport of bowling.

For more than 40 years, Hampton Rookies Bowling League has been a female bowling league, but it is now a coed group.

"Bowling is a sport that is still enjoyed by many, but quite frankly, it is also a dying sport," said Roxanne Wloczewski, president of the league.

According to Wloczew-ski, it is hard to keep the league running with a strong committed roster each year, although the league is sanctioned with the United States Bowling Conference.

College Corner

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Local News

LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE

Whiffen receives degree

Maura E. Whiffen of Catasauqua received a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Lebanon Valley College during the college's commencement ceremonies held May 12 on the college campus in Annville.

Among more than 430 to receive degrees from Lebanon Valley College, she is a graduate of Catasauqua High School.

LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE

Local residents enroll

Meghan E. Shafer of Bath and Alexis J. Russo of Catasauqua are enrolled at Lebanon Valley College.

Whitehall park hosts soccer event

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by LINDA ROTHROCK Special to The Press in Local News

Area children and their families gathered in Whitehall Aug. 18 for the annual Kick for Kancer soccer camp.

Hosted by the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley, the camp served as an advance kickoff for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month in Sept.

The event, held at Schadt Avenue Park and Playground, focused on teamwork, friendship and quality-of-life activities for children who have cancer.

Whitehall library column: Take better photos by going to the library

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Local News

If the settings on your camera confuse you, you just might find the solution at the Whitehall Township Public Library.

And no, the solution isn't in a book.

Well, maybe it is, but you don't have to find the book in order to find the solution.

The library is hosting a free photography seminar Thursday, Aug. 30, at 1 p. m.

"Take Better Pictures with Any Kind of Camera" will be presented by nationally award winning photographer Johanna S. Billings, who also happens to be editor of the Whitehall-Coplay Press.