Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Northampton: Head to Roxy for holiday fun

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce and Roxy Theatre will hold a holiday mixer and movie night Dec. 13 at the Roxy, 2004 Main St.

The mixer is 6-7 p.m., followed by the film “Holiday Inn” 7:30 p.m. Admission is a nonperishable food item, to be donated to Northampton Area Food Bank.

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Northampton Fire Department will hold its Santa Run Dec. 15. Gifts may be dropped off 6-8 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14 at the fire department, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive.

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Fire calls

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Local News

DEC. 3

Station 36 handled a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Route 22.

A gas leak at 2714 Lehigh St. brought out Stations 36, 37 and 38.

Stations 35 and 37 were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries on South Lehigh Avenue.

A false alarm at 3355 MacArthur Road brought out Stations 36, 38, 39, 3501 and 3502 (deputy chief).

DEC. 4

Stations 35, 38 and 3501 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 3119 Seiples Station...

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Local News

DECEMBER

THURSDAY 13

Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. at the township municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 18

Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

WEDNESDAY 19

Whitehall Township Planning Commission holds a workshop meeting 6:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting 7:30 p.m., in the public meeting room of the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 29

Police investigated a domestic offense against family in the 1200 block of Zorba Drive.

Officers responded to a report of public drunkenness on Eberhart Road.

The department assisted with a report of a fire in the 5200 block of Second Street.

An unwanted person in the 500 block of Jefferson Street was reported.

Disturbances on MacArthur Road and at Lehigh Valley Mall were...

Hokendauqua: Operation Santa is coming Dec. 16

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Santa Claus is coming to Hokendauqua! Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association and Whitehall Fire Department Station 38 are teaming up to present the 2018 Operation Santa.

Santa will ride on a firetruck around the village noon-7 p.m. Dec. 16. As in previous years, Santa and his helpers will hand out oranges and bags of candy.

Anyone wishing to have a toy delivered to his or her child may drop off a gift — with the recipient’s name and address on it — at the Christmas tree...

Riding through the cement district

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

Today, we are continuing our rail journey through our cement district. Mike Bednar and Ken Bealer, authors of “Trackside Around the Pennsylvania Cement District,” are our conductors.

The first stop is the Penn Dixie in Bath and Nazareth. The Penn Dixie was organized in 1926 with the merger of Pennsylvania and Penn Allen cement companies. The new plants were named Plant Nos. 4, 5 and 6. The company closed in 1979, with some buildings presently used by Lehigh Heidelberg Cement.

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Coplay police

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 3

Police investigated a report of fraud in the unit block of South Second Street.

The department responded to a noise complaint in the 200 block of South Second Street.

DEC. 4

A suspicious vehicle in the 1200 block of Center Street was investigated.

A female’s wallet was found in the 600 block of North 19th Street and turned into police.

DEC. 5

Officers responded to a...