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Popular Coplay eatery closes

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

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.

Mann resigns

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by DEB BOYLAN Special to The Press in Local News

Coplay council seeks replacement

Only six months after being appointed to Coplay Borough Council, Marvin Mann is resigning.

Mann was appointed to council Feb. 14 by a 5-1 vote with Councilman Bill Leiner Jr. dissenting. Mann was to serve until the end of 2013, running for election if he wished to retain the seat longer.

At Monday's workshop meeting, council acknowledged receipt of a letter from Mann stating his intention to resign for personal reasons.

New chamber offices open

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

A new chapter in local history unfolded last week when the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce officially opened its new office and visitors center.

A ribbon cutting took place July 31 at the site in front of the Lehigh Valley Mall off MacArthur Road and Route 22, one of the most visible locations in the region.

An overflow crowd of dignitaries, chamber members and officers, politicians, mall personnel and the public packed the chamber's new home for the celebration.

Opinion: another view

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Good advice from What's-his-name

It's hopeless.

At a summer carnival or on a stop at the grocery store, I see an acquaintance across the lawn or down the aisle. I offer a warm smile and a "Hey, how are you?"

A friendly conversation ensues and all the while I am frantically trying to remember the person's name and sometimes even how I met her.

If I am lucky, she will steer the conversation in the direction of recalling a shared event or a mutual friend, helping me to recall where we met, but still, the name is often mystifyingly gone. It comes back to me on the drive home.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Local News

Legion to host King Henry & the Showmen

The Catasauqua American Legion proudly presents King Henry and the Showmen on Friday, Aug. 24.

Light refreshments and beer and soda will be served from 7 to 8 p.m.

The showtime is 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door and seating is limited to 170 persons.

For tickets, contact Dave Coy at 484-597-6854 or call the legion at 610-264-1606.


Stiles column

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Local News

September picnic planned at St. John

Everyone, mark your calendar so you remember the date of the St. John the Baptist Church picnic this year.

The picnic will be held on the church grounds, located at Ruch and Chestnut streets, Sunday, Sept. 2. This event is always a fun time to see neighbors and friends.

More details to follow.


Musikfest continues through this weekend in Bethlehem.

You will find a huge number of free musical performances to attend. Be entertained by the talented performers and enjoy some delicious ethnic food fare, too.