Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Coplay Borough girl raises money for cat

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Nine-year-old McKen- sie Ashner, of Coplay, loves animals — especially cats. She set up a hot chocolate stand in December 2017 at her great-grandparents’ Christmas display on Schoenersville Road to raise money to help a cat.

She was able to raise $50.

Her father, who knew of a Take a Pet to Dinner program, took her to Animals In Distress, in Coopersburg. Some people cannot have a pet due to allergies or landlord issues — or perhaps they already have other pets at home. People...

Candidates forum planned for May 2

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The League of Women Voters of Northampton and Lehigh counties are co-sponsoring a candidates forum for the new 7th Congressional District 7-8:30 p.m. May 2. It is being hosted by Northampton Community College and will take place in Alumnae Hall on the main campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township. Doors open 6:30 p.m. to allow some time to meet and greet candidates. Parking is plentiful.

Charles W. Dent, of the former 15th Congressional District, is retiring in 2018 after 13...

Lehigh County Authority’s future in contention

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

After hearing objections to extending the charter of the Lehigh County Authority, Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, on the advice of county Director of General Services Richard Molchany, passed a resolution March 28 to schedule an information-gathering hearing before the next regular meeting.

“There are some scary numbers here,” commissioners President Marty Nothstein said in support of Molchany’s suggestion.

“We need to take as long as necessary,” Commissioner Amy Zanelli...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Local News

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THURSDAY 19

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

TUESDAY 24

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

WEDNESDAY 25

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.

Northampton: Breakfast is served Sunday

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Assumption BVM Church, 2181 Washington Ave., will hold a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon April 22.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

For cost and other information, call 610-262-2559.

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Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold an all-you-can-eat pork and sauerkraut dinner 4-7 p.m. April 28.

The dinner includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, roll and butter, ice cream and beverages.

There will also be a mini...

Catasauqua: WHS Chorale to perform at Salem UCC

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall High School Chorale will perform a concert at Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., 7 p.m. April 21.

This elite, auditioned ensemble consists of 13 high school singers under the direction of Mr. Eddie Hong.

The group performs advanced chorale repertoire, largely a cappella, around the Lehigh Valley. Recent appearances include the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, WFMZ morning show, Lehigh Valley Zoo and Lehigh Valley International Airport.

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The...

Fire calls

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Local News

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A false alarm at 714 Grape St. brought out Stations 38 and 3503 (deputy chief).

Stations 3501 and 3503 responded to a cooking fire, confined to a container, at 50 N. Seventh St.

APRIL 9

On North First Avenue, Station 34 assisted police or other governmental agency.

APRIL 10

Stations 37 and 38 responded to a false alarm at 2520 MacArthur Road.

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on MacArthur Road was handled by Stations 35 and 36....

‘The Power of a Pivot’ offers tools, tips for happiness

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Imagine choosing to add more joy to one’s life each day.

That is the vision of Nancy Werteen, a resident of the Parkland School District, and Kim Howie, of Center Valley, authors of the book “The Power of a Pivot.”

In their book, Werteen and Howie offer tools and tips for a better understanding of the path to true happiness.

They are also co-founders of The Wisdom Coalition, an organization that helps women connect and commit to their passions and shared wisdom. Readers...