Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Coplay council to fill Mann's seat

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Coplay Borough Council will choose a replacement for former Councilman Marvin P. Mann II when it meets Sept. 11.

One councilman and a former councilwoman believe they already know who it will be.

"They'll appoint Charles Sodl," former Councilwoman Beverly Miller told The Press immediately after the Sept. 4 council workshop meeting ended.

She said Sodl contributed $400 toward Marvin Mann's unsuccessful 2011 campaign for a council seat. Mann's campaign finance report, dated Nov. 8, 2011, confirms this.

Cement Worker of the Month: Michael Detzi, Buzzi Unicem, Stockertown

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mr. Michael Detzi was reared in Wind Gap, graduating from Pius X High School in 1968 where he starred in football and basketball. He recalls, "Our school had a small-town atmosphere. My class consisted of 48 spirited graduates."

The young graduate continued his education at Steubenville College in Ohio. The draft called him to duty in 1971 with training at Fort Dix and Fort Jackson, S.C. He was assigned to the 193rd Infantry Brigade.


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


· "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.


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


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.


Local residents enroll

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