Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Recital set for May 4

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown Music Club

Allentown Music Club will celebrate “Music, A Magic Key,” the National Federation of Music Clubs’ national music week, May 5-12.

A free public spring recital, titled “Musical Joy of Spring,” will be held 2 p.m. May 4 at Zentz Community Center, 3020 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall.

There will be a presentation of the past presidents assembly scholarship winner and of the Summer Music Camp Award recipient.

The young musicians of the club will close their season with a program 10 a.m. May 11 at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown.

Shamrock Stroll set for March 17

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Whitehall Township

Whitehall Township Bureau of Recreation is hosting its first-ever Shamrock Stroll, starting 11 a.m. March 17.

The 2-mile walk will be at Whitehall Parkway, 4689 S. Church St.

There is no registration necessary for this free event.

There is off-street parking available.

All pets must be on a leash.

For more information, contact the recreation bureau at 610-437-5524, ext. 135.

McNeill, Boscola set date for senior fair

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Whitehall Mall

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, have announced their annual spring senior fair will be held 9 a.m.-noon April 26 at Whitehall Mall.

“We are proud to again host our annual senior fair at the Whitehall Mall,” McNeill said. “Last year, we had more than 500 seniors, as well as state and local agencies at our event. The Whitehall Mall offers ample space, plenty of free parking and is accessible by LANTA bus routes 103, 325 and 602, making it a great venue and event for our community and seniors.”

Meeting planned for March 5

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Crazy Quilters

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild meets 7 p.m. March 5 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.

Guest speaker Barb Vedder will discuss the use of color, contrast and composition in designing scrap quilts and will display her own quilts and a collection of antique scrap quilts.

Visitors should arrive between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

There is a small fee for nonmembers.

For more information, visit crazyquilters.org.

Shamrock Stroll set for March 17

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

Whitehall Township

Shamrock Stroll set for March 17

Whitehall Township Bureau of Recreation is hosting its first-ever Shamrock Stroll, starting 11 a.m. March 17.

The 2-mile walk will be at Whitehall Parkway, 4689 S. Church St.

There is no registration necessary for this free event.

There is off-street parking available.

All pets must be on a leash.

For more information, contact the recreation bureau at 610-437-5524, ext. 135.

Lehigh County office seeking nominations

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Unsung Heroes

The Lehigh County Office of Aging & Adult Services is accepting nominations for its 2019 Unsung Heroes Program. The program is part of Older Americans Month, which is celebrated in May.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the following criteria:

• Must be at least 60 years of age

• Must be a Lehigh County resident

• Achievements, accomplishments or service must be performed on a volunteer basis

• Have performed outstanding contributions or services that promoted, enhanced and enriched the quality of life for others

Pediatric race set for April 13

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley

Registration is now open for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley’s Ready, Set, Gold 8K Run/5K Walk, to be held April 13 at the Ironton Rail Trail, Coplay.

The run begins 8:30 a.m., and the 5K walk will begin 9 a.m. Registration and packet pickup begin 7 a.m.

Come early to check out the merchandise table and the raffle.

You can also visit with various characters and listen to music before the event.

Meeting is Jan. 8

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Quilting guild

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild meets 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3022 N. Second St., Emmaus.

This meeting will feature the guild’s annual quilt challenge, Panel Play, a friendly competition among members to design a winning quilted item from a fabric panel.

Entries will be displayed, and guild members will vote for their favorites. Entrants will then discuss their inspiration and techniques before the winner is announced.

Visitors should arrive between 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. There is a small fee for nonmembers.

McNeill announces monthly program

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Outreach for veterans

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, recently announced her office will host a monthly veterans outreach program, starting Dec. 17.

A representative from the American Legion will be present in McNeill’s office, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 17 to discuss programs and services available for veterans and their families, as well as the application process for the different services. The representative also will be available to discuss pensions, other forms of compensations, educational opportunities, health care and benefits.

McNeill welcomes $582,325 for local municipalities

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Recycling grants

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, said three municipal recycling programs in her legislative district have been awarded state grants totaling $582,325.

“Recycling programs help to lessen the burden on our landfills and, in turn, help to maintain our environment for future generations to enjoy,” McNeill said. “It’s great to see that successful programs being conducted in Salisbury Township, Whitehall Township and Fountain Hill are being rewarded with these state grants.”

Local grants include:

Whitehall Township — $299,827