Whitehall-Coplay Press

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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.

Northampton column: Borough office to close Labor Day

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Borough municipal office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day.

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Assumption BVM Church will hold its annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 9, at Egypt Memorial Park.

The event begins with a Mass in the pavilion at 11 a.m.

Entertainment by the Emil Schanta Band begins at 3 p.m.

Games, food and plenty of other activities will continue until 7 p.m.

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The St. John's Friendly Fifties group will hold its 21st anniversary meeting Monday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m., in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Fire Calls

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

August 17

· An outside pull station at Gulf Oil Terminal, 2451 Main St. (found to be a malfunction) brought out Stations 36, 37 and 39, 4:41 a.m.

· Station 35 fire police assisted police with traffic control at the Race Street Bridge, 6:45 p. m.

August 18

· Station 36 provided mutual aid for a water rescue on the Lehigh River under the Coplay-Northampton Bridge for a woman and two young children, 6:10 p. m.

· A motor vehicle accident with injuries on MacArthur Road at Main Street brought out Station 39, 9:06 p. m.

McNeill to be on ballot

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

Daniel McNeill, former Whitehall Township executive with a strong union background, wasted no time getting his campaign started for state representative in the 133rd District.

The state Democratic Committee on Monday tapped the 65-year-old Hokendauqua resident as the party's candidate.

"This isn't an 'I, I, I' position," McNeill said in his remarks to committee members at the Fullerton fire hall Sunday. "This is a 'we' position and I believe we have to approach this as a team."

A weekend in Coplay

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS and ANDREW MARK in Local News

Community Days chair reports record crowds

About a half dozen guys milled about the Coplay Pavilion last Thursday morning.

Wearing neon green T-shirts marked "Borough of Coplay Public Works" over a left breast pocket, the men handled ladders, cords, tables, banners and a variety of other tools in order to get the grounds ready for the 31st annual Coplay Community Days.

That night, rides would open in the field on the other side of North Second Street. In the meantime, much work had to be done to get ready for the live entertainment, food and other activities to open Friday night.

Opinion: Protect Yourself from Identity theft

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Berks-Lehigh Regional Police recently issued a Community Message via Nixle that an individual was going door to door asking questions of homeowners regarding the Parkland and Northwestern Lehigh school districts.

In this case, the man turned out to be a legitimate salesman.

I recently experienced something similar, except the man at my door was asking to see my electric bill.

According to Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda L. Kelly, identity fraud is the fastest growing crime in America, affecting some 9 million Americans every year.

Catty column: Salem U.C.C. to host flea market

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Local News

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will hold a flea market Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition, the event will include a silent auction with great prizes, a bake sale and good food. Jams, jellies, pickles and red beets will be offered for sale.

Anyone who has items to donate or needs more information on the market should call the church at 610-264-4091 or Bev Werner at 610-264-7508.

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