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Monday, August 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 13

• Guitar Hero tournament (for grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• Vacation Bible School (for age 3 to sixth grade), 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St., Hokendauqua. VBS will continue until Aug. 17. Information and registration: whitehall.lehighbible.com/activities/vacation-bible-school

AUG. 14

• Community heroes night, 5-8 p.m., in the...

Weather delays beam delivery

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

After the July 20 beam delivery for the Coplay-Northampton Bridge tied up traffic and fascinated onlookers, all kinds of questions are coming to the fore. Here are a few answers.

Is the project on schedule? The work is currently ahead of schedule, but it is far too early in the project to make a prediction.

There are thousands of open tasks lining the walls of the manager’s Gantt chart. The next major task is to get more beams over to the Coplay side of the bridge.


Lifeguards recognized for rescues

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Eleven lifeguards from Whitehall Township’s three pools received commendations from the board of commissioners at its workshop meeting Aug. 6.

Mayor Michael Harakal Jr. said when he and the board first decided to recognize lifeguards who had made rescues during this season, they did not realize just how often it really happened. Township officials extended their appreciation for the dedication of all the township lifeguards.

“Lots of communities were unable to keep pools open...

Coplay Public Library: Enjoy Brit rock at the library

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Our final summer music theme weeks are here.

This week we are celebrating British rock. The week of Aug. 13, we will finish with good old rock ‘n’ roll.


Our free Thursday storytimes for August will be 3-4 p.m.

The theme Aug. 9 will be Let’s Move Too, and Aug. 16 will be Let’s Sing Too.


Our Wednesday youth programs for kids and teens will continue 6-7 p.m.

There will be a program for children Aug. 15 called “Rhythm, Rhyme & Repeat...

Fire calls

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News


Station 35 assisted police or another governmental agency on Mechanicsville Road.


A carbon monoxide incident at 179 Shiloh Court brought out Stations 38 and 39.

Station 36 handled a cooking fire, confined to a container, at 327 Fullerton Ave.

AUG. 2

A false alarm at 1715 Plaza Lane was addressed by Station 36.

Stations 36, 37, 39 and 3501 responded to a false alarm at 215 Quarry St.

A system malfunction at Whitehall Mall...

Coplay receives grant for Project Lifesaver

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At council’s workshop meeting Aug. 7, Police Chief Vincent Genovese announced Coplay Borough had received a grant for Project Lifesaver. The program is designed to help local law enforcement track seniors who are impaired with dementia and prone to wander.

“Law enforcement identifies people to be a part of the program. They receive a bracelet that emits a specific frequency. We can track the frequency if they wander away from their home,” he said.

The department encourages...

Hokendauqua: VBS to start Aug. 13

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St., will have Vacation Bible School 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 13-17. The program, “Shipwrecked — Rescued by Jesus,” is free and open to children from age 3 to sixth grade.

To register, visit whitehall.lehighbible.com/activities/vacation-bible-school.


Mark your calendar for Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church’s 10th annual Wheels of Faith car show and craft fair. It will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 18, with a rain date of 10 a.m...

Camp Cementon: Kids have some fun outdoors during Wildlands trip

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by CHADI HAYDAR COUNSELOR in School

Week seven was a really fun and eventful week at camp. We were introduced to some new campers who got to take part in all the fun games.

The children were very good this week. They played all games, listened right away and even helped us during our craft-making. The week flew by as so much went on.

On Monday, the children were energized and ready for the week to begin. We played a lot of games outside since the weather was awesome. We played Fastest in the West, Ant Tag,...

The Cementer

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Over the years, I have written a number of columns on the Penn-Dixie Cement Company. The company operated three plants in Bath and Nazareth and employed many area residents. One of my former students, Blaine Hoffmeister, of Bath, gave me a rare Penn-Dixie paper named Penn-Dixie Cementer, dated April/May 1941.

The company also had plants in Portland Point, Clinchfield, Kingsport and Richard City, Tenn., with another in West Des Moines, Iowa. The paper prepared the employees for a...