Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Coplay police

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 8

Police investigated a domestic dispute in the 1100 block of Oak Street.

Officers responded to a report of an unwanted person in the unit block of North Third Street.

A suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of South Second Street was reported.

Police responded to an animal complaint in the 200 block of North Ruch Street. A resident was concerned about his neighbor’s aggressive dog and the fence...

WHS band marches to victory

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in School

Whitehall-Coplay residents are accustomed to cheering the Whitehall High School sports teams to victory, and now, there’s a new medal winner in town.

The Whitehall Marching Zephyr Band (MZB) is making great strides in the marching band world. The unit competes in the Cavalcade of Bands circuit in the American Open Class category.

According to Matthew Tanzos, music teacher at the high school and MZB director, the band has been competing as early as 1973. In 2016, the band...

Cementon/Egypt: Basket party set for Oct. 27, 28

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, 4456 Main St., Egypt, is hosting a basket party 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 27 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. 28.

The drawing begins 2 p.m. You do not need to be present to win.

There will be homemade food and baked goods for sale.

For more information, call 610-262-9315 or 610-533-2794.


Egypt Community Church, 4129 S. Church St., invites everyone in the community to a prayer gathering 7-8 p.m. Nov. 5.

This will not be a regular...

Hokendauqua: Bingo is planned

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys, 2918 MacArthur Road, will host a gift card bingo tomorrow, Oct. 19. Doors open 5 p.m., and games start 6 p.m.

Refreshments will be served and are included with the cost of a ticket, which are $5 cheaper when purchased in advance. There will be 20 games of bingo, plus specials and door prizes.

Proceeds from the event go toward the church.

For more information, cost and tickets, contact Lynette at 610-509-9654 or Sharon at 610-...

District News: Zephyr students, staff thank custodians on their special day

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in School

On Oct. 2, Zephyr Elementary School students and staff surprised Dave Zellner and Scott Snyder with posters and cards in observance of National Custodial Workers Recognition Day — a day set aside to show appreciation to men and women who keep our schools and workplaces across the nation running smoothly.

Zephyr Elementary is extremely grateful for Zellner and Snyder and all they do for the school.


Whitehall Marching Zephyr Band will host its annual Music in Motion...

Coplay: CFC hosts purse bingo Oct. 19

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St., will hold a Longaberger purse bingo 7 p.m. Oct. 19.

There will also be an all-you-can breakfast starting 8 a.m. Oct. 21.


St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., is hosting a pork and sauerkraut dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 20. The event will be held in the church hall and is open to the public.


There will be a meeting of the Coplay American Legion baseball committee 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at Stanley W....

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 7

A report of a suspicious person brought police to the area of Second and Front streets.

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with a report of a fight at Front and Chestnut streets.

OCT. 8

Police investigated reports of criminal mischief in the 1000 blocks of Fourth and Fifth streets.

The department responded to a general complaint in the 1200 block of Second Street.


Coplay Public Library: Coplay library hosts free movies Oct. 20

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay Public Library will host Free Movie Saturday Oct. 20.

Starting 12:30 p.m., we will show “Casper” followed by “The Addams Family,” which starts 2:15 p.m.

The next Free Movie Saturday will be Dec. 15.


Don’t forget about storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica 11 a.m. Oct. 18 and 25 and Nov. 1. All ages are welcome to attend, and no preregistration is necessary.


The November basket raffle will soon be here. Dozens of baskets and items...

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News



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


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


Coplay Borough Park & Recreation Board 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...

A new home in New York City

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this second column, I am continuing to speak to the Rev. Jaroslav “Jerry” Mraz, former pastor of Holy Trinity Slovak Church in Northampton, who, with his mother, came to the United States from Czechoslovakia in 1939. With war clouds on the horizon, his father had arrived in New York in 1937 to work for his uncle.

Jerry recalls, “My father met us. At 6 years of age, I looked down the streets, and there were lights everywhere. I was excited. After a few weeks, we received a letter...