Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Application deadline is extended

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Property tax/rent rebate

The deadline for older adults and Pennsylvania residents with disabilities to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2018 has been extended to Dec. 31.

To date, funding has been available to allow all who qualify to benefit from the program.

Applicants who requested a paper check to be mailed should expect to receive their payment in July. As a reminder, applicants are required to submit their bank account information on the...

Fire calls

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JUNE 24

Stations 35, 36 and 37 responded to a dumpster fire at 1174 MacArthur Road.

JUNE 26

A motor vehicle accident with injuries on Rural Road brought out Stations 35, 38 and 3503 (deputy chief).

JUNE 27

Stations 36, 37, 3502 (deputy chief) and 3503 handled a brush fire at 340 Sumner Ave.

JUNE 28

A cooking fire, confined to a container, at 2 Maryland Circle was handled by Stations 36, 37, 38 and 3503.

JUNE 29

Stations 39 and 40...

Northampton: Historical society open July 21

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors 1-4 p.m. July 21. The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329).

The station is a museum housing artifacts of Northampton and the surrounding area. This year, artifacts from businesses — past and present — of the four wards of Northampton are featured.

There is no charge to visit the museum, but donations are accepted for the upkeep of the museum. New members are also...

Coplay: Splash and dance event set for July 18

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Parkway Pool, 2 Keefer St., will be rocking 6:30-9 p.m. July 18 for the family splash and dance.

Contests, games and dancing are on the agenda.

Freddie Fredericks Jr. will provide the entertainment.

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Don’t miss the lunar landing 50th anniversary party noon-2 p.m. July 20 at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

Highlights of the event include the showing of the moon landing, moonwalking lessons and cookie decorating.

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St. John’s...

Whitehall Township Public Library: Nature program is July 18

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Jolie Chylack, from Lehigh County Conservation District, will present the Buckets Full of Nature program about the sun and moon 10 a.m. July 18.

Everyone is invited to this program to learn more about these solar bodies.

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Dawn Sellers, from Center for Vision Loss, will be presenting four programs at the library this month.

• July 24, 11 a.m. — Eyes at the Library storytime for preschool and early elementary-age children to attend with their parents

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North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 7

Police investigated a disturbance at American and Mulberry streets.

Officers assisted Coplay police with a domestic call in the 1700 block of Chestnut Street.

A suspicious person in the 1000 block of Fourth Street was reported.

The department assisted Catasauqua police in the 500 block of American Street.

Police assisted a citizen in the 1400 block of Main Street.

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RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

JULY

THURSDAY 18

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

TUESDAY 23

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

WEDNESDAY 24

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.

Happenings

Monday, July 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

JULY 15

• Veterans outreach program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at state Rep. Jeanne McNeill’s office, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall. American Legion membership is not required to take advantage of this program. Information and to schedule an appointment (required): 610-266-1273

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• “Starry Night” paint and snack event (for grades 6-12), 2 p...