Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Three new members take seats on school board

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Whitehall-Coplay School Board held its reorganization meeting Dec. 5 to introduce its newest members: Joseph Shields, William Fonzone Sr. and George Williams.

Wayne Grim will remain the board’s president.

Tina Koren will assume the role of vice president, after a nomination from Bill Leiner.

Both were appointed after a unanimous vote.

In the upcoming weeks, the board will look to reorganize its committees and add the new members.

Leiner, board treasurer,...

Liquor license transfer approved

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

On Dec. 5, Ellen Freeman, attorney for Giant Foods, and Josh Erb, Giant’s project manager for in-house restaurants, attended Coplay Borough Council’s public hearing regarding transferring a liquor license to the supermarket at Second and Chestnut streets.

Last month, council members had a host of concerns about how the business was working with the borough. Violations of certain ordinances were pointed out. The prime critic was Councilman Charles Sodl. He cited several instances and...

Flag raising honors those who served

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Briarwood Commons, a 55-and-over community in Whitehall, celebrated their veterans with a ceremonial flag raising Nov. 17. State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, and Whitehall Township Mayor Edward D. Hozza Jr. joined the community to honor veterans.

It had been discussed in the community that a flagpole should be erected, according to Briarwood Commons Homeowners Association President Lisa Rusnock. She also mentioned veterans make up a quarter of their community, so it made sense to use...

Hearst acquires Rodale magazine, book businesses

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Hearst has agreed to acquire the magazine and book businesses of Rodale Inc., based in Emmaus and New York.

The announcement was made Oct. 18 by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz, Rodale CEO Maria Rodale and Hearst Magazines President David Carey. The deal is expected to close in early 2018 after government approvals are received. Terms have not been disclosed.

According to the Hearst announcement, “Upon completion of the acquisition, Rodale’s multiplatform content...

Another view

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

On Oct. 13 during the Values Voter Summit in Washington, President Donald Trump said, “We’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again.”

I didn’t realize the White House and Americans stopped saying this. We didn’t actually. At our workplaces, at our churches, at our family and friends’ gatherings, and even at department stores, we still say “Merry Christmas.”

On many shopping trips, sales associates often have said to me, “Merry Christmas.” They also have said “Happy Holidays.” I was...

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, Dec. 7: Elem. — Ham and cheese on a pretzel bun or PB&J, corn, banana, chilled peaches, milk. M.S. — Ham and cheese on a pretzel bun or PB&J, steamed corn, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk. H.S. — Ham and cheese on a pretzel bun, seasoned wedges, celery sticks, chilled peaches, banana, milk.

Friday, Dec. 8: Elem. — Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with dip, apple wedges, milk. M.S. — Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with...

District news: Come enjoy the spirit of the season at holiday concerts

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in School

Whitehall-Coplay School District’s music department has scheduled holiday concerts.

Zephyr, 7 p.m. Dec. 13, in the auditorium of the high school, 3800 Mechanicsville Road. In case of bad weather, students will perform Dec. 18.

High school, 7 p.m. Dec. 19, at the school. In case of bad weather, students will perform Dec. 20.


Looking ahead at the upcoming winter break, schools will be closed Dec. 22-Jan. 1, 2018. Schools will reopen Jan. 2, 2018.


Whitehall-Coplay Middle School honor roll

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in School

Whitehall-Coplay Middle School has named the students who made the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 academic year.


Grade 8: Jasmin Abdalla, Tamarah Abdullatif, Ashanty Abreu Tejada, Tyler Anderson, Alexia Arevalo, Ziyad Atiyeh, Bryce Bashore, Jaevien Bennett, Stacy Bordes, Angela Bruneio, Katelyn Buchfuhrer, Brandon Burro, Riley Christine, Evan Colburn, Sean Connolly, Alexandra Cook, Griffin Corteen, Alexa Crum, Alexander Derkits, Rachel Dolan,...

Santa to pay visit next weekend

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Local News



The Christmas spirit is coming to 36 Franklin St., Whitehall, thanks to Carol and Joe Polenchar. Santa will be on site to hand out candy canes and spread the joy and spirit of Christmas 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 15, 16 and 17.

Tune in your radio to 92.3 FM to listen to the music the lights are dancing to in the warmth and comfort of your own vehicle. Nonperishable food and monetary donations for Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepted. Any donation, no matter...