Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, October 18, 2019

Harvest of Hope festival set for Oct. 19

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Family Promise of Lehigh Valley

Family Promise of Lehigh Valley is hosting the Harvest of Hope festival noon-5 p.m. Oct. 19 at Jordan United Church of Christ, 1837 Church Road, Allentown.

There will be live music, food, hay rides, pumpkin painting, a photo booth, games and other activities. Free s’mores will be available for children.

Family Promise is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting homeless families in becoming self-sufficient.

For more information, call 484-809-4108 or email info@fplehighvalley.org.

Borough’s 150th anniversary to end Oct. 19 with Saengerbund event

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


A year of celebrating Coplay Borough’s 150th birthday — which kicked off in April with a visit from Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a gala, a parade, a daylong festival at Balliet Stadium with the release of 150 lighted lanterns and a fireworks display and a pub crawl — will come to an end Oct. 19.

The closing ceremony will be held noon-10 p.m. at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

Halloween parade rescheduled

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Whitehall Township

Whitehall Township’s Halloween-themed parade has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24. It was originally planned for Oct. 3 but was canceled due to rain.

The parade will be staged and starts in the parking lot at Schadt Avenue Playground. The parade travels down Campus Drive and through the Whitehall-Coplay School District campus.

There will be a variety of community organizations represented, so be sure to come out and have a good time. There will be prizes awarded in a number of different categories.

Flea market is planned

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Historical Society

Whitehall Historical Preservation Society will hold a flea market 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 14. It will be held in the field across the street from Helfrich Springs Grist Mill, at the corner of Mickley and Lehnert roads, Whitehall.

If you are interested in renting a table to sell your items, call 610-776-7280. There is a cost per table.

In case of rain, the event will be held Sept. 15.

McNeill to host support program Aug. 19

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Veterans outreach

Area veterans are invited to take part in the monthly support program at the office of state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd.

A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will be in McNeill’s office at 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 19 to provide information on services available to veterans and their families. The representative will be available to discuss education, health care and death benefits.

Championship set for Aug. 2, 3

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Drum and bugle corps

More than 3,000 of the finest musical athletes will once again take the field at J. Birney Crum Stadium in Allentown for the DCI Eastern Classic Drum and Bugle Corps Championship Aug. 2-3, marking the event’s 43rd anniversary.

The DCI Eastern Classic will be the final major competition before the 2019 DCI World Championship, to be held at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., capping off the 100-event national tour for Drum Corps International.

Stormwater management maintenance guide online

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County Conservation District

Lehigh County Conservation District is pleased to announce it has placed the Post Construction Stormwater Management (PCSM) maintenance guide for operating and maintaining Best Management Practices (BMPs) on its website.

For those who have rain gardens, seepage pits or similar things on your property, this booklet is for you. The booklet tells you why stormwater BMPs are necessary but also goes over how they should be maintained.

Meeting set for Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild will meet 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.

Several guild members will participate in a show-and-tell switchup, displaying a number of their quilts and discussing the patterns, tools and techniques used to create them.

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

There is a small fee for nonmembers.

For more information, visit crazyquilters.org.

Application deadline is extended

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

Property tax/rent rebate

The deadline for older adults and Pennsylvania residents with disabilities to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2018 has been extended to Dec. 31.

To date, funding has been available to allow all who qualify to benefit from the program.

Applicants who requested a paper check to be mailed should expect to receive their payment in July. As a reminder, applicants are required to submit their bank account information on the application forms in order to receive the rebates through direct deposit.