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Friday, August 23, 2019

Catasauqua historic mansion, garden tour set for June 23

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association’s historic mansion and garden tour will be held 1-5 p.m. June 23.

House tour tickets can be purchased in advance at Hartzell’s Pharmacy, 300 American St., or Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., or online at hcpa.org. Tickets can also be reserved by calling 610-266-0255. Day-of tickets can be purchased at the Biery House, 8 Race St. Tickets are a few dollars less if purchased in advance.

The ticket provides a description of each home on the tour and a map. For more information, call 610-266-0255 or 610-264-9716.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Whitehall-Coplay School Board meets 7 p.m. at the school district administration building, 2940 MacArthur Road.

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.


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


Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

‘Have faith in your ability’

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by KAT SCHNEIDER in Local News

Class of 2019 takes on role of Zephyr alumni

Words of inspiration and encouragement flowed June 3 as Whitehall High School’s 115th graduating class, comprised of more than 350 students, bid farewell to their lives as high school students and welcomed the challenges of the road ahead.

Held at Lehigh University’s Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, the Whitehall-Coplay School District graduation ceremony began with a procession of students clad in the school’s maroon and gold to “Pomp and Circumstance” performed by the Whitehall High School band.

Commissioner calls for colleague’s resignation

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Marx says comment made by Warren at polling place is ‘unforgivable’

A Whitehall Township commissioner is calling for the resignation of a fellow commissioner after he allegedly made an inflammatory statement during the municipal primary May 21.

According to Commissioner Joseph Marx Jr., the “only appropriate action would be a resignation” after Commissioner Jeffrey Warren made the comment heard by a third commissioner at a township polling place.

Marx, who was running for mayor on the Democratic ticket in the primary, said he was telling a voter he was a Marine Corps veteran when Warren allegedly said, “Timothy McVeigh was also a veteran.”

Civil War Days is planned for June 1, 2 at Whitehall Parkway

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

On June 1 and 2, Friends of Camp Geiger will sponsor the 11th annual Lehigh Valley Civil War Days at the recreational area of Whitehall Parkway, Church Street.

The event opens 9 a.m. June 1.

The federal attack at Cold Harbor took place June 3, 1864. The battle will be reenacted 3 p.m. June 1.

At 6:30 p.m. June 1, a period dance and concert will be held at the Lyceum. Weather permitting, a rifle firing demonstration is set to take place after the concert. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on site.

St. John’s UCC plans June 2 community celebration

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by PAUL FOX in Local News

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Fullerton, will welcome the public to its annual Celebrate Community event June 2.

After an outdoor service 9:30 a.m., festivities will commence 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the event will be inside.

Highlights of the day include food for purchase, live music from The Deadliners, entertainment from Tootsee the Clown, a kids’ area and a 50/50 basket raffle with a chance to win tickets to Hershey Park.

Farmers market vouchers available for county seniors

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Service employees will distribute farmers market nutrition program vouchers to eligible senior citizens, while supplies last. The vouchers are available to Lehigh County residents 60 years or older whose total gross household monthly income is not more than $1,925.58 for a single person and $2,607.00 for married couples.

Fire calls

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Local News

MAY 13

Station 36 was on the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Virginia Avenue.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries at 3951 Mauch Chunk Road brought out Stations 35, 38 and 3502 (deputy chief).

MAY 14

Stations 37, 38 and 3501 responded to a gas leak at Lehigh Valley Mall Lifestyle Center.

An unintentional smoke detector activation at 2661 MacArthur Road brought out Stations 37, 38, 39 and 3503 (deputy chief).

Stations 37 and 3501 were on the scene of a cooking fire, confined to a container, at 1207 Midway Road.

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