Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 21

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

TUESDAY 26

Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. at the borough municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

WEDNESDAY 27

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Fire calls

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

FEB. 4

Stations 35, 36 and 3501 responded to a water problem at 2106 Lincoln Ave.

A motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian on Presidential Drive brought out Stations 35 and 3501.

A water problem at 1151 Front St. was handled by Station 38.

FEB. 5

Stations 35, 36 and 3501 handled an outside rubbish or trash fire at 928 Sixth St.

An unintentional smoke detector activation at 4114 Alice Lane brought out Stations 36 and 39.

Stations 35 and 36 were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian at 1280 MacArthur Road.

Martin announces re-election bid as Lehigh County’s DA

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin announced Jan. 3 he will run for re-election to the Office of District Attorney of Lehigh County in 2019.

He will seek the nomination of the Republican Party at the primary election in May.

Martin has been district attorney of Lehigh County since January 1998 when he was appointed by the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners to succeed Judge Robert L. Steinberg. He was elected to four-year terms in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 and is the longest-serving district attorney in county history.

Whitehall resident running for magisterial district judge

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

To a full house at Maza Middle Eastern Cuisine in Whitehall, Alberta Scarfaro announced her candidacy for magisterial district judge in Whitehall’s District 31-1-07. Scarfaro discussed her family’s history in the Lehigh Valley and emphasized the role the Whitehall community has played in her life and in the life of her family.

Harrington to run for at-large seat

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Dave Harrington, president of Lehigh Valley For All, has announced his bid for a Lehigh County at-large commissioner seat.

He said he is running to ensure that Lehigh County government is focused on community, transparency and justice.

Harrington grew up in the Lehigh Valley and currently lives in Coopersburg. He works in Allentown as an immigration attorney, protecting the rights of his clients and fighting for them to see their day in court.

Development, trails addressed at State of Region luncheon

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Green space, development and a football player were the main topics of conversation at the State of the Region luncheon, held Valentine’s Day and hosted by Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce.

The luncheon at Fellowship Community featured a panel, made up of Michael Harakal Jr., mayor of Whitehall Township; Bill Molchany, mayor of North Catasauqua Borough; Steve Travers, manager of Catasauqua Borough; and Steve Burker, council member of Coplay Borough, talking about the accomplishments of each community over the past year, as well as plans for the upcoming year.

School board hears of successful Zephyr fundraiser

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by ERIN THOMAS in Local News

Book company chooses Steckel Elementary for Feb. 28 visit by author

At the Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting Feb. 11, PTO Plus president Toni Fillman discussed the Scholastic book fair bingo, held Feb. 8 at Whitehall-Coplay Middle School. Fillman credited book fair coordinator and volunteer Tracey Corteen, members of Whitehall High School’s Student Council and National Honor Society and PTO Plus volunteers with the success of the event, which was a fundraiser for Zephyr Elementary School.

Feeling lucky?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Copolopoly board game will be raffled off at anniversary kickoff

Coplay will begin its 150th anniversary celebration April 6 — and what better way to commemorate the event than with a locally themed board game highlighting the borough’s community, civic and business greats?

In 2014, two Whitehall natives, Justin Sommer and Benjamin Bush, thought it would be fun to create a Coplay-inspired version of Monopoly for residents to enjoy. They called it Copolopoly. Their goal was to put a twist on the traditional Monopoly game, while representing the small borough of Coplay and the businesses it has to offer.