Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Marching band wins first place

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by ERIN THOMAS in School

The Whitehall High School Marching Zephyr Band participated in the Cavalcade of Bands competition Nov. 11 at J. Birney Crum Stadium, Allentown, where it was named first-place champions for the second year in a row. MZB competed with bands across Pennsylvania, in addition to New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware.

This year’s MZB show theme was titled “Nature’s Tapestry.”

“The theme is designed to explore different aspects of nature through music and movement. It featured butterflies...

Ganser is Girl of the Month

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Woman’s Club of Whitehall has named Samantha Ganser as the Girl of the Month for October.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ganser, of Whitehall.

Ganser has received high honor roll all marking periods during her time at Whitehall High School.

She is a member of Science Olympiad, president; Leo Club, vice president; SERVE Club; and Scholastic Scrimmage. Ganser has received more than 20 Science Olympiad medals at invitational, regional and state levels.


Another View

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Thank goodness. It is finally Thanksgiving, and Christmas is right around the corner. That means it is publicly acceptable for me to watch the holiday movie “Miracle on 34th Street.” (I may or may not have started to watch this film before Halloween. Don’t ask my husband.)

I’m talking about the 1994 version here. To be honest, I’m not one to watch many black and white movies. Some of my favorite movies are from the ’90s — “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Stepmom,” “Little Women,” “Mr. Holland...

District News: Students off for Thanksgiving break

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in School

Thanksgiving break will be Nov. 22-26. Have a happy and safe holiday with family and friends!


Zephyr Elementary School will have its PTO “lil shopper’s shop” Dec. 3-7. Students will bring home fliers with more details.


Whitehall-Coplay Middle School’s Student Council members are currently working on the annual Holiday Hope Chest program — the collection of new, unopened and unwrapped small gifts for boys or girls in specific age groups.


Walking tour of historic Hokendauqua rescheduled for spring

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

A walking tour of the historic town of Hokendauqua, originally scheduled for Oct. 27, had to be postponed because of rain.

Whitehall Township Commissioner Jeffrey Dutt said the free tour, hosted by Whitehall Historical Preservation Society, will be rescheduled in the spring.

The purpose of the tour is to make people aware of the historical significance of the area that was created as a “company town” for the 19th-century Thomas Iron Works.

Dutt said there had been a good...

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Nov. 22 through Monday, Nov. 26: Thanksgiving holiday. Schools are closed.

Tuesday, Nov. 27: Elem. — Hamburger/cheeseburger or PB&J, baked beans, applesauce, banana, milk choice; M.S. — Cheeseburger/hamburger or PB&J, baked beans, celery sticks, applesauce, banana, milk choice; H.S. — Hamburger/cheeseburger, baked beans, three-bean salad, banana, applesauce, milk choice; H.S. premium — Chicken barbecue sandwich, broccoli with dip, salad plate, apple wedges, orange,...

Whitehall police

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 5

Officers were on the scene of a drug investigation in the 1000 block of North Sixth Street.

Police provided a protection-from-abuse order in the 2900 block of Zephyr Boulevard.

A child abuse report brought officers to Saylor Park Drive.

Domestic offenses against family on Dogwood Drive and Maryland Circle were investigated.

The department responded to a report of harassment in the...

Coplay police

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 5

Police checked on the welfare of a juvenile in the unit block of North Front Street.

NOV. 7

Officers investigated a disturbance in the unit block of North Second Street.

A written warning was issued for an expired registration during a traffic stop at North Second and Chestnut streets.

The department performed a welfare check in the 100 block of South Fifth Street.

NOV. 8