Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Ready for the Party in the Park?

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Coplay Community Days will be held this weekend

The 39th annual Coplay Community Days festival kicks off Aug. 23 with a concert by the much-loved local band The Aardvarks.

Set for 6-10 p.m., the performance will be held on the Miller Lite Stage, located at Coplay Parkway, Second and Keefer streets.

There is no admission or parking fee for the three-day event, which is run by an all-volunteer crew. There is also no cover charge for any of the six concerts taking place throughout the weekend.

The festival will be held rain or shine. Event hours are 5-10 p.m. Aug. 23 and noon- 9:30 p.m. Aug. 24 and 25.

fire calls

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Local News

AUG. 1

A motor vehicle accident with injuries at Schadt Avenue and Mickley Road was handled by Station 37.

AUG. 2

Stations 36, 37 and 3503 (deputy chief) responded to an outside rubbish fire at 1240 Washington St.

A carbon monoxide incident at MacArthur Commons was handled by Stations 36, 37, 38, 39 and 3501.

AUG. 3

Station 38 was on the scene of a flammable liquid spill at 137 S. Fourth St.

AUG. 6

Stations 36, 37 and 38 responded to a building fire at 111 Howertown Road.

AUG. 7

District to honor POW/MIAs Sept. 6

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by ERIN THOMAS in Local News

Ceremony to be held before football game

At the Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting Aug. 12, John Wieand, a Vietnam veteran and former board member, addressed the board to discuss the POW/MIA recognition night that will occur before the 7 p.m. Whitehall-Emmaus football game Sept. 6.

Wieand is an event coordinator for Wreaths Across America.

“Part of our goal at Wreaths Across America is to remember, honor and teach about veterans, and in the process of doing that, I came to realize that Whitehall had an MIA during Vietnam.”

rap of the gavel

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority, 3213 MacArthur Road.


Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.


Whitehall Township Planning Commission holds a workshop meeting 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting 7:30 p.m., in the public meeting room at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

Board OKs Sheetz liquor license

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Agreement addresses township concerns of loitering, safety, trash, noise

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners, at its Aug. 13 meeting, approved a conditional liquor license agreement with Sheetz that will allow the sale of beer and wine at its Whitehall location.

Sheetz Inc. of Clayburg, the owners of the gas station and convenience store at 5001 MacArthur Road, agreed to the conditional agreement that addresses the township’s and residents’ concerns about loitering, safety, garbage and noise.

‘Everything ready to go’

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Developers for Dave & Buster’s eager to begin construction at MacArthur Rd. site

Dave & Buster’s, the popular family-friendly chain that features a sports bar and arcade games, could be opening its first Lehigh Valley location in Whitehall Township by the holidays, township officials said last week.

The 4.5-acre site next to the Lehigh Valley Mall, along MacArthur Road, just past the exit of Route 22, has already been razed.

Developers are eager to start construction on the 30,000-plus-square-foot entertainment/dining complex, said Lee Rackus, bureau chief of the township’s planning, zoning and development.