Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Coplay business owners feeling the pain

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Deli owner: Future uncertain with no state aid available

Dean Fenstermaker, owner of Milander’s Deli, has already seen a sharp decline in revenues at his Coplay business.

“We’ve seen a 30-percent decline in business since the (Coplay-Northampton) bridge closed,” he said, “and they aren’t even working hard to get it done.”

Fenstermaker at one time owned just the building at 301 Center St.

“When John Milander decided to close his business (Milander’s Market), I bought it. He would not sell the name, so we renamed it Milander’s Deli to keep some continuity.

Slatington man remembered at trout hatchery

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by BENJAMIN WINN in Local News

Fishermen’s stories and fond memories were shared recently at the Springside Trout Hatchery in Slatington as members of the community, friends and family of the late Robert G. Herzog Sr. dedicated a bench in his honor.

The bench is the result of multiple donations made in Herzog’s memory following his death in September 2016, after a battle with lung cancer.

His family asked those wanting to honor Herzog and his contributions to the community to donate to the Springside Sportsmen Club Inc., a group of which Herzog was a member.

FIRE CALLS

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Local News

AUG. 14

Stations 3501 and 37, 38 and fire police responded to a call for downed power lines on Seiples Station Road.

AUG. 15

A sounding fire alarm at 1815 Schadt Ave. brought out Stations 3501, 36, 37 and fire police.

Station 37 and fire police responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at Main and Pine streets.

AUG. 16

A flammable liquid spill at 2180 MacArthur Road brought out Stations 3501, 37 and fire police.

AUG. 17

Stations 3501, 37 and fire police responded to a motor vehicle accident at Main and Front streets.

The sun, the moon and a solar eclipse

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Mark Twain fans may recall how a total eclipse helps protagonist Hank Morgan escape death and impress royalty and the magician Merlin when Morgan time-travels to sixth-century England after a blow to the head in Twain’s novel “A Connecticut Yankee in King’s Arthur’s Court.”

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse, visible to the continental United States, inspired scientists, baffled wildlife and dazzled star gazers with its celestial show.

Some do’s & don’ts for viewing Monday’s total solar eclipse

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by DR. LINDA CHOUS in Local News

The first total eclipse to span coast to coast across the U.S. mainland in almost a century will be visible Aug. 21. For people in Pennsylvania, the eclipse coverage will reach over 75 percent.

This rare celestial event is a spectacular occurrence; however, there are precautions people should take to help maintain their eye health while witnessing the spectacle in its full glory. Looking at a solar eclipse without proper protection can cause serious eye damage, including blurry vision that can last months, or even permanent problems.

Whitehall Area, Greater Lehigh Valley chambers merge

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

As of July 1, Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce and Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce have merged. The decision to merge comes just nine months from beginning a partnership between the two chambers.

Jessica O’Donnell, senior vice president of central affiliated chambers, and John Ferreira, manager of both Lehigh Valley Mall and Whitehall Mall and a member of the board’s executive committee, spoke with The Press Aug. 2 to discuss the merger.

Town hall meeting will stay at Teamsters building

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by AL RECKER in Local News

Solicitor finds event venue is not violation of township home rule charter

The town hall meeting for the proposed Hokendauqua historic preservation district, set for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Teamsters Union Hall Local 773, 3614 Lehigh St., drew a protest at the board of commissioners meeting Monday by Commissioner Linda Snyder, on grounds the session should instead be held at the municipal complex.

“It should be here. All township meetings should be in this building,” Snyder said.

Coplay plans Community Days festival

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The 38th annual Party in the Park Coplay Community Days will be held rain or shine Aug. 25-27. The three-day festival is the community’s largest fundraiser of the year, supporting local and surrounding neighbor organizations.

The event offers plenty of free parking and admittance to the festival grounds at the borough’s Parkway.

There is no cover charge to concerts.