Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Another View

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa are times of the year when family and friends come together to share memories and a meal, sing, decorate and exchange gifts.

The holiday season can be especially difficult if a fire were to break out in a home and take the life of a loved one.

According to local media, a body of one man was found following a fire in Whitehall; a second fire this past weekend displaced nine people and killed a dog.

The body of a 49-year-old man was found...

Northampton police

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 1

A domestic dispute between a male and female in the 800 block of Lincoln Avenue was reported.

DEC. 3

The department said extension cords were cut in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue. Decorations were not taken, police said.

In the 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue, a hit-and-run motor vehicle accident occurred. The driver-side mirror of a legally parked vehicle was struck.

DEC. 4

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Submit applications for scholarships

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Junior League of the Lehigh Valley Inc. will award two nonrenewable $1,000 scholarships. Applications must be submitted by Dec. 14.

The first scholarship seeks to award a graduating female high school senior who resides in Lehigh or Northampton counties. The candidate must be a first-generation college attendee and pursuing a career in one of the STEM disciplines.

The second scholarship is open to all graduating female high school seniors who reside in Lehigh or Northampton...

Cedar Hill to take part in Wreaths Across America day

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Wreaths Across America (WAA) has announced that Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown, will once again join the effort as an official location for 2018. This is the seventh year that the cemetery will participate in this national event.

Wreaths Across America started as a simple gesture of thanks that, over the last 10 years, has grown into a national movement of dedicated volunteers and communities coming together not only to remember the nation’s fallen and honor their service, but to...

District News: Zephyr’s toy drive ends Friday

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in School

Zephyr Elementary Key Club’s toy drive ends Dec. 14. Club members are collecting new, unwrapped toys for needy families in the district.

Please drop off your donations in the large collection box in the foyer of the school.

Thank you for your support!

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Zephyr Elementary School’s winter fun days are coming! Next week, students and staff are encouraged to join the fun.

Dec. 17 — classroom T-shirt day

Dec. 18 — holiday socks or crazy-colored socks...

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Dec. 13: Elem. — Popcorn chicken with dinner roll (Steckel: whole wheat) or PB&J, steamed corn, orange, chilled peaches, milk choice; M.S. — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce or PB&J, steamed corn, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; H.S. — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce, mixed vegetables, tossed salad, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice; H.S. premium — Chicken taco wrap, salad plate, steamed corn, banana, chilled peaches, milk...

Chehade named Girl of the Month

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Woman’s Club of Whitehall has named Joelle Chehade as the Girl of the Month for November.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dany Chehade of Whitehall.

Chehade has earned high honor roll.

She is a member of Art Club, Interact Club, Ski Club, SERVE Club, Spanish Club and Zephyr Nation.

Chehade is part of the English, Spanish and science honor societies, as well as National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.

She was a National Merit semifinalist and a Zephyr...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 26

In the 700 block of Second Street, a dispute over the placement of garbage occurred.

A dispute between a boyfriend and girlfriend took place in the 400 block of Race Street.

NOV. 27

At Force 1, 403 Wood St., a theft occurred. The case was referred to Northampton Borough police.

Officers responded to an animal complaint in the 300 block of Church Street. The dogs were reunited with...

McNeill announces monthly program

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Outreach for veterans

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, recently announced her office will host a monthly veterans outreach program, starting Dec. 17.

A representative from the American Legion will be present in McNeill’s office, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 17 to discuss programs and services available for veterans and their families, as well as the application process for the different services. The representative also will be available to...

Commissioners approve 2019 budget

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a budget for 2019 that includes no real estate tax increase for the ninth year in a row at its meeting Dec. 10.

The board approved a real estate tax rate of 2.8 mills, which has remained the same since 2011. One mill equals $1 per thousand dollars of value.

The township remains in “good financial shape,” Colleen Gober, township treasurer, told the board.

The township’s $24.2 million general fund includes an $...