Whitehall-Coplay Press

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A new, historic look

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Motorists in cars, SUVs and pickup trucks crossing the Pine Street Bridge from West Catasauqua, Whitehall Township, to Catasauqua will now experience an aura of nostalgia, back to the 30s and 40s. Repairs and painting were recently done to the steel grate bridge deck along with replacing the light poles and fixtures. The final phase of the bridge restoration project will include energizing the lights. The bridge, owned by Lehigh County, has not undergone any major improvements for decades....

Fullerton column

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

AARP Chapter 3115 will meet today, Thursday, Oct. 4, at noon at the American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay.

After the social hour when refreshments will be available, guitarist and vocalist Albert Jinks will entertain. New members are welcome.

For information, call 610-395-2820.


The Woman's Club of Whitehall Township will meet Monday, Oct. 8, in Parker Hall on the lower level of Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

The program will...

Authority to meet tomorrow

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Whitehall Township Industrial & Commercial Development Authority has scheduled a meeting tomorrow, Oct. 5, in the public meeting room in the township building.

The Board of Commissioners pressed for the authority to hold its meetings on township property rather than at the law offices of its solicitor, attorney Jeffrey Hussar.

Tomorrow's authority meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. It is open to the public.

The authority will review and vote on a proposed bond...

Coplay police

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Vehicle tires slashed

Coplay police on Sunday were called to the unit block of South Fourth Street to investigate a report of damage to a vehicle.

Police on arriving at the scene found two tires slashed on a neighbor's vehicle. The owner of the vehicle was not available at the time of the report, police stated.

The neighbor informed police he observed two tires slashed on his neighbor's vehicle while it was parked in front of his home.

Police respond to suspicious...

Sunny day sale

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The corner of Fifth and Chestnut streets, Coplay, was busy recently for a brisk sunflower and bake sale. The fundraiser was a benefit held by 4-year-old Ella Grace Luchansky, Coplay, seated on the table, who was diagnosed in March 2011 with stage 4 cancer. Just one day after a release from her latest hospital stay, Ella was at the outdoor stand with her mother, Jen Kresge, right, and family friend Amie Marks. Proceeds from the sunflowers went to Angel 34. Bake sale income will go to cancer...

Motorist charged for striking 5-year-old child at bus stop

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

A Whitehall Township motorist has been charged with recklessly endangering another person for striking a 5-year-old boy at a school bus stop in Whitehall Township.

Beverly A. Bell, 62, of 1 Maryland Circle, Apt. 238, also was charged Sept. 27 with summary offenses of careless and reckless driving, meeting or overtaking a school bus and driving a vehicle at an unsafe speed.

Bell was arraigned by District Judge Robert C. Halal Sept. 28 in Lehigh County Central Booking. She was...

Viking Voices

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in School

Central Catholic High School will hold two fall open houses 2-4 p.m. Oct. 21 and Nov. 11 in Mason Auditorium.

All prospective students and their families are welcome to learn more about the school by participating in panel discussions and student-led tours.

For more information and to register for the event, visit the school's website at acchs.info.


CCHS is looking for students to volunteer at Holy Family Manor this fall.

Students will have an...

Whitehall Township Public Library column

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by The Press in Columns

Before we move ahead into fall, we want to take a moment to congratulate the participants in our summer reading program at the Whitehall Township Public Library.

More than 200 children and parents participated in the program, which officially ended the summer program, entitled "Dream Big…Read @ Your Library."

About 300 children, ages 18 months through 12th grade read 6,700 books in 332,297 minutes (5,538.5 hours).

The library staff included audio books and online reading...

Article By: McNair

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by McNair in Social News

Couple celebrates

50th anniversary

Grayson and Janet McNair, of Lower Macungie Township, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise on the Danube River and visits to several ports-of-call in three countries. They also visited Vienna, Austria, for three days.

They are pictured at the statue of Johann Strauss in the Stadtpark (city park) along one edge of Vienna's Ringstrasse.

The couple were married Aug. 18, 1962, in Egner Memorial Chapel, Muhlenberg...

Article By: Flexer

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by Flexer in Social News

Couple celebrates

50th anniversary

Clinton and Patricia (Heil) Flexer of Emmaus celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 29 with a surprise dinner at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church given by their family in the same reception hall used by the couple 50 years earlier.

The couple were married Sept. 29, 1962, at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, Salisbury Township.

They have four children, David, Diane and Todd Flexer and Wendy Breunig, and six...