Many of the streets in Coplay are now sporting a fresh, new look.
Borough public works personnel have recently tackled a myriad of road projects, along with painting curbs at intersections and areas where vehicles are prohibited.
The borough parkway pool will host the final Dip-N-Dance Friday.
The special event, which includes a deejay and prizes, takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. Along with children and teens, adults are welcome to attend the bash.
The pool will also be open to the public on Community Days, Aug. 23-Aug. 26.
St. John's United Church of Christ will hold basket bingo on Friday, Sept. 14.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m. Food will be available.
Purchase your tickets in advance by calling the church office at 610-264-8421.
Also, the church will hold its annual craft fair in October. More information to follow in a future column, but crafters are needed.
If interested, call the church office.
· A motor vehicle accident involving three cars on MacArthur Road and Center Street brought out Stations 35 and 38, 1:30 p.m.
· A motor vehicle accident with a pedestrian struck at the Lehigh Valley Mall, Lot O, brought out Station 36, 11:32 a.m.
· Stations 36, 37 and 38 responded to a waterflow alarm at the Bye Bye Baby store, Whitehall Mall, when the sprinkler alarm was activated when the Inspectors Test was accidentally turned on, 12:24 p.m.
Among the environmental losses that rarely make the news, our world's firefly populations are dropping like – leaves?
Fireflies aren't actually "flies," but luminous beetles. About 2,000 species of them exist globally, in the "shining" family Lampyridae.
In the mid-Atlantic, this summer, wet weather brightened prospects for the region's firefly species, which prefer damp soils. Worldwide, however, scientists report a steady plummet of firefly numbers as their woodland habitats fall.
As I read a report a couple weeks ago that detailed China's dismal record on food safety issues. I found myself wondering, "Is this the kind of country some politicians want for us?"
That feeling was reinforced the next day, when I read that freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is single-handedly holding up legislation that would tighten regulation and oversight of gas pipelines, because of his philosophical opposition to any government regulation.
The Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets at 7 p.m. in the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Whitehall-Coplay School Board meets at 7 p.m. at the school district administration building, 2940 MacArthur Road.
Whitehall Township Commissioners meet at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.
Coplay Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
For three decades, Bill's Lunch on North Second Street, Coplay, served meals to area residents.
The landmark eatery closed at 3 p.m. Saturday when owners Mary and Bill Balliet cooked and served their final steak sandwich and bowl of soup.
It was the 32nd anniversary, to the day, of its opening Aug. 4, 1979. Over the years, the Balliets and daughters Renee and Tammy served countless patrons, many of whom came to be seen as part of the family.
A Whitehall Township commissioner said she was surprised Monday to learn of plans for a police substation at the new Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce offices.
Commissioners President Linda Snyder said Monday night she learned of the plans for a substation by reading newspapers.