Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Pedestrian bridge placed across Jordan

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Greenway trail will begin in Allentown and end at Lehigh Valley Zoo

A picturesque bridge now takes its place as a major piece in the continuing construction of the Jordan Greenway Trail along Jordan Creek in Whitehall Township.

The pedestrian bridge was put in place Nov. 1. It is located off Mickley Road, near a grassy area where a large number of geese gather.

The bridge will link the greenway trail from the east side of Jordan Creek to the west side, near the Mickley Road apartment complex.

The pedestrian bridge will not be open to the public until the project is finished.

Domino’s presents check for plaza

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At an Oct. 18 event, the Domino’s location at 971 Main St., Northampton, presented Coplay Councilmen Steve Burker and Charles Sodl a check for nearly $2,500 to support projects at the borough’s Community Plaza.

“This is part of our co-op program that the planning committee and the recreation committee put together,” Burker said.

Under the program, the borough helps support local businesses with advertising inserts. In return for the advertising, the local business donates a portion of the proceeds to the borough.

Cement Worker of the Month

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Dean D. Haftl Keystone Cement

Mr. Dean Haftl was raised on the family farm in Moore Township. The entire family was active with 4-H Clubs. He graduated from Northampton High School in 1978, saying, “I was given a good educational foundation for life.”

Starting at Keystone in 1978, Dean was hired by manager Franklin Silfies.

He said, “I am proud to say our family — my grandfather, father and sister — have proudly worked at Keystone for over 100 years. Old-timers John Flamisch, Harold Newton and Tom Yost have also shared their work experiences with me.”

Noctor is honored for volunteer work

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The Whitehall Area Hunger Initiative started as a concept with a goal to alleviate food insecurity in Whitehall and Coplay. The concept of giving food for free in a systematic program involves a wide range of partners and affiliates.

The organization came together under the leadership of Shari Noctor. At the organization’s first recognition breakfast Nov. 7, Noctor was recognized as Volunteer of the Year. Fellowship Community provided the setting and the breakfast.

CWSA contributes to local libraries

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the Oct. 19 meeting of Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority (CWSA), Joseph Marx proposed the board donate $1,000 to Coplay Public Library and Whitehall Township Public Library.

“I was able to take a tour of the library,” Marx said. “I have not been in one in since high school. The Whitehall library was full, and I was surprised at the number of people there.”

According to Marx, libraries have a new requirement for software that ties libraries together. The cost for the software is $15,000, plus an annual support fee of $5,000.

Council delays liquor license transfer

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Giant request

Back in July, Giant Food Stores purchased a dormant liquor license at state auction. In October, store management asked Coplay Borough for permission to present its credentials to council to have the liquor license transferred to the Giant location at Second and Chestnut streets. At council’s regular meeting Nov. 14, Ellen Freeman, Giant’s attorney, and Josh Erb, the project manager tasked with implementing in-store liquor sales, appeared before council to present their case.