Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Monday, March 25, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Active Community Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 30. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Walk This Way to Better Health walking club (organized by East Allen Township Parks & Recreation), 10-11 a.m., at Bicentennial Park West, Colony Drive. The program will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays. Information: Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961,...

Coplay reworks access plan to gymnasium

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its regular meeting March 12, Coplay Borough Council announced changes in the way it approves key cards issued to sports teams and others who require access to the gymnasium in the borough’s municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

At last week’s workshop session, council expressed its concern over access to the gymnasium. Council received reports of unsupervised activities extending overnight into the early-morning hours. In addition, doors were reportedly left open, garbage was left...

Staying active with Seesaw

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Have you heard about the Seesaw app for your phone? Parents and teachers now have the opportunity to share educational activities about the children using one little app. This app is a simple program that has been developed to increase student and family engagement, allowing parents to see their child’s performance at school and the teacher to encourage more learning goals within the home.

When Austin Berg, physical education teacher at Gockley Elementary School, heard about this...

‘We will continue to stand together’

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The Muslim community called a news conference in Whitehall Township March 15 to express its sorrow and outrage at the attack earlier that day on two New Zealand mosques. The loss of life from such a wanton violation of human decency shocked the world.

The Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley opened its doors to others in the community. Dr. Mirza Baig, MALV vice president, welcomed members of all different faiths who had gathered. In his address, Imam Basheer Bilaal described Islam and...

Bath series begins

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

Today, this writer and my friend Larry Oberly start our series on the history of Bath by visiting the Bath Museum in the new borough complex, 121 S. Walnut St. The museum has moved from its old location at the former Washington Street building to its new home.

The new museum was rededicated in November 2018.

Enjoy Bath’s history in photographs.


In two weeks — “Cradle of History.”


Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority meets 7:30 p.m. in the public meeting room of the Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority, 3213 MacArthur Road.


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


Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Cementon/Egypt: Boy Scouts plan spaghetti dinner

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Boy Scout Troop 59 will be holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti fundraiser dinner 4-7 p.m. March 30 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 4331 Main St., Egypt.

The dinner is free for children ages 5 and under.

There will also be homemade baked goods for sale.

The building is handicapped accessible.

Proceeds benefit the troop’s general and equipment funds.


Laurel Fire Company, 5114 Third St., Cementon, will be hosting its annual all-you-can-...

Coplay: St. John’s plans community dinner

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will host a chicken potpie dinner 4-6 p.m. March 23 in the social hall.

The public is invited to this community dinner.


Reservations and tickets for Coplay’s 150th anniversary gala, to be held April 6 at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, are now available at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St., or by calling 610-262-6088.

The ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres, a family-style dinner, entertainment and more.


Catasauqua: Bag sale ends March 23

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The bag sale at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will end March 23.

Normal business hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The store will be closed the week of March 25 for cleaning and changeover. The store will reopen April 1 with all new clothing for spring and summer.


The Legionnaires of the Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be having an all-you-can-eat...

Register by March 22

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Police Testing

The Lehigh County Police Testing Consortium and eight area agencies have entered into an agreement to conduct a cooperative testing process for the position of police officer.

The written exam will take place April 6, and the physical agility test will take place April 20.

The agencies participating at this time include the police departments of Whitehall Township, Coplay Borough, Catasauqua Borough, Coopersburg Borough, Emmaus Borough, South Whitehall...