Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Fullerton: St. Elizabeth’s has two aerobics classes starting soon at church

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Looking for a night out with friends? Instructor Karen Hoff is offering 10 weeks of aerobics in the parish hall of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 435 Pershing Blvd. The class will be held 6-6:50 p.m. Tuesday nights from Sept. 4 to Nov. 6.

The 10 weeks includes 50 minutes of aerobic exercises, followed by 20 additional minutes of toning and floor-work exercises for those who wish to stay.

The registration deadline is Aug. 31 or until the maximum number of...

Deck maintenance, code compliance are key to structure’s life

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The recent collapse of a 30-year-old deck in Whitehall Township brings to the forefront the issue of deck safety in our area.

However, deck safety is not just a local concern; it has become an important issue regionally, nationally and even internationally.

To better understand all the recent concerns, a brief history of decks is appropriate.

Decks, wooden porches and similar structures certainly are not new. For many years, homeowners have sought to construct areas...

Stiles: St. John’s plans Sept. 2 picnic

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Stiles residents, please mark your calendar for St. John the Baptist Church’s annual picnic, scheduled for Sept. 2.

Stay tuned for more details.

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August is passing by quickly!

Soon it will be time for The Great Allentown Fair. The fair opens Aug. 28 and runs through Labor Day, Sept. 3. There are so many fun activities and forms of entertainment to enjoy at the fair, along with delicious food.

Plan on stopping by the fair with your friends and family for...

Camp Cementon: Kids take trip to Crystal Cave

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by ANGELA STELLA COUNSELOR SAM MEHALSHICK HEAD COUNSELOR in School

Last week’s camp article was printed in error. The correct week seven and eight follow.

Week seven’s theme at Camp Cementon was “funky fun.” We dodged some storms by playing dodgeball inside and soaked up as much as we could by playing Jump the River outside. The campers also enjoyed creating beautiful drawings they hung on the camp walls and playing Four Square inside.

Later in the week, we watched “Despicable Me 3” and munched on some popcorn.

Our trip was to Crystal...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 29

Officers investigated a burglary in the 1000 block of Livingston Street.

Thefts from vehicles occurred on Chestnut Street and Spring Mill Road.

Animal complaints on East Columbia Street and MacArthur Road and at Whitehall Mall were addressed.

Police investigated a report of a missing adult in the 1100 block of West Tyler Street.

The department responded to suspicious activity on...

Northampton: VFW Post 4714 hosts polka, karaoke nights through August

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, Main Street and Laubach Avenue, has planned the following activities this month.

Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box

Aug. 24, 10 p.m., karaoke with Crazy K

Aug. 25, 8 p.m., music mix and dance party with DJ Flip Side

Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box

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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 18.

Food will be available for purchase....

Camp Jefferson: Campers have fun at Camel Beach

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by CASSIDY LARKIN COUNSELOR LAUREN PETERS COUNSELOR in School

Last week’s camp article was printed in error. The correct week seven and eight follow.

Week seven at Camp Whitehall was a pretty cloudy and rainy week. However, Camp Jefferson beat the odds of the rain July 31 for our Camel Beach trip. Camel Beach was an amazing fun-filled day for the children and counselors as we divided into groups to go explore the park. Camel Beach is equipped with multiple slides, a lazy river and a gigantic wave pool for all ages. We cannot wait to revisit next...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 30

In the 300 block of Edward Lane, police sought information regarding a suspicious vehicle.

A hit and run occurred at Whittier Place Apartments, 895 Walnut St.

On 11th Street, a tree was in the roadway. The fire department was also on the scene.

JULY 31

No-parking signs were issued in the 300 block of Mulberry Street.

On Second Street, officers sought vehicle repossession...

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

THURSDAY 16

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

TUESDAY 22

Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

WEDNESDAY 22

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.