Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

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....

Dent to leave office early

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, has announced he will soon be leaving Congress.

“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks,” Dent said. “Serving the people of the 15th Congressional District has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.

“Actively engaging in the legislative...

Happenings

Monday, April 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

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• Open house, 6-8 p.m., at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Fullerton. Information or to schedule a tour of the church’s learning center: 610-443-0254 or staff@stjohnslearningcenter.com

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Coplay Lions Club meeting, 7:15 p.m., at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St....

Veteran receives honorary diploma from WCSD

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Whitehall-Coplay School District Superintendent Dr. Lorie Hackett presented Richard Erbrick with an honorary diploma through Operation Veteran Recognition during the April 9 board meeting.

The school district has the authority to grant a high school diploma to any honorably discharged veteran who has served in the U.S. military and who would have been a member of a graduating class during the years in which he or she served.

Erbrick left Whitehall High School in January 1971 to...