Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Chick-fil-A hosts family night event

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The Chick-fil-A at 2610 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, held one of its family night special events Jan. 14. Princesses Elsa (Kimberly Mertz) and Anna (Sherilyn Jones) from “Frozen” were there to entertain their local fans.

“We use this group (A Storybook Party) a lot for our events,” said Cassidy Garber, who coordinates local marketing for Chick-fil-A.

A Storybook Party has more than 60 characters and, based on reviews from its customers, makes quite a hit with the party-goers....

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 17

On Bridge Street and in the 100 block of Pine Street, two traffic warnings were issued.

In the 900 block of Walnut Street, a vehicle was ticketed when police investigated a parking complaint.

A vehicle was ticketed and towed on Stonewood Place.

A party agreed to quiet down when officers responded to a domestic offense against family at Whittier Place Apartments, 895 Walnut St.

In...

Boscola announces grants for county emergency services

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Sen. Lisa M. Boscola, D-18th, recently announced volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance services in Lehigh and Northampton counties were awarded $406,836.90 through the 2019-20 Fire Company, Emergency Medical Services Company Grant Program, which is administered by the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

“The Fire Company, Emergency Medical Services Company Grant Program helps provide financial assistance to the most vital organizations in our community,” Boscola...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 27

Police investigated domestic offenses on Peachtree Circle, Zorba Drive and West Union Street.

A report of fraud in the 300 block of Florida Avenue was investigated.

Officers responded to motor vehicle accidents on Pennsylvania Street and MacArthur Road.

A wanted person in the 1100 block of MacArthur Road was reported.

Police assisted the fire department on Crest Drive and Eberhart...

Coplay Public Library: Join the book club

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in Columns

We’re starting a book club for adults!

Bring friends and family to the first meeting, which will be held 6-6:30 p.m. Feb. 26.

While many book clubs ask their members to read a specific book, we understand people like to make their own choices. Our members only need to read a book in a certain category.

For February, we will be talking about mysteries. Before the meeting, read a mystery by any author. You can even choose a nonfiction book with mysterious elements.

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Rehearsals to start March 3

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Emmaus Chorale

The Emmaus Chorale is seeking additional voices for its spring concert, “It’s a Grand Night for Singing.” Weekly rehearsals begin 7 p.m. March 3 at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3002 N. Second St., Emmaus, and will culminate in a public concert at the church, set for 3 p.m. June 7.

All voice parts, particularly low voice, are welcome.

This 45-member community choir, which is based in Emmaus, is open to participants throughout the Lehigh Valley. Auditions are...

Allentown residents charged in Feb. 13 armed robbery

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police continue to investigate the report of an armed robbery Feb. 13 in the parking lot of Lehigh Valley Mall Lifestyle Center.

According to township Police Chief Michael Marks, officers were called to the scene just before 3 p.m. that day for a report of an armed robbery in progress outside of Pocono Brewery Company.

Four individuals were initially taken into custody. Some of the people involved were acquaintances, according to the report.

An investigation...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 20

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

TUESDAY 25

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

WEDNESDAY 26

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.

Coplay: St. John’s plans Feb. 22 dinner

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will be having a roast beef dinner 4-6:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

The menu includes mashed potatoes, corn, applesauce and dessert.

The dinner is held in the church social hall and is open to the public.

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The borough is preparing for the Coplay Community Days festival in August.

The Aardvarks, a popular band, has already been booked for the weekend festival.

Groups such as Coplay Sports, Coplay Legion, Commitment...