Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Coplay: Two more days for tree pickup

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The last days for borough tree collection will be Jan. 12 and 19.

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A cash bingo will be held Jan. 14 at Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St. Doors open 1 p.m., and calling starts 2 p.m.

Food and baked goods will be available for purchase.

All proceeds will benefit Whitehall Area Hunger Initiative.

For more details and cost, call Shari Noctor at 610-266-5241.

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On Jan. 17, Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership...

Crash closes part of Airport Rd.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Police Log

A serious head-on collision occurred just before 5 a.m. Jan. 8 on Airport Road. The accident occurred on the bridge overpass between Hanoverville Road and Colony Drive in East Allen Township.

Medical helicopters were seen circling the area shortly after the accident.

Local reports indicated three people were seriously injured, but it was not confirmed by Pennsylvania State Police. The vehicles at the scene appeared to be a Ford pickup truck and a car.

A portion of...

Beekeepers to hold classes

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association will hold a four-session “Introduction to Beekeeping” class 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings, Feb. 7 and 21 and March 7 and 21. All classes will be held in room 107/108 of Rothrock Library/Alumni Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.

There is a registration. The cost includes a reference book, course materials, refreshments and planned field trips to the club apiary for hands-on experience. Those with a...

Coplay library: Adult reading program to begin

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Sign up for our “Readers in the Rue Morgue” adult winter reading program. Registration begins Jan. 15.

We also have a book bingo challenge for you to take.

Reading logs and bingo challenges are due March 15 by 5 p.m. A small program wrap-up party will be held March 29. The time is to be determined.

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Story time and crafts with Miss Veronica will be 11 a.m. Jan. 11, 18 and 25. All ages are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact the library at 610...

Coplay police

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 1

Officers assisted the fire department in the 1100 block of Bernice Drive. A water pipe had burst and flooded a resident’s basement.

A carbon monoxide alarm in the 800 block of Catherine Drive brought police to the scene.

The department responded to a complaint of snow not being shoveled in the unit block of South Third Street.

JAN. 2

Threats between tenants in the unit block of South...

Fire calls

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

JAN. 1

Stations 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 3501 and 3503 (deputy chief) responded to a road freight or transport vehicle fire at 5160 Main St. They received mutual aid from Neffs, Tri-Clover and Laurys Station fire departments.

An unintentional sprinkler activation brought Stations 36 and 37 to Whitehall Mall.

Stations 39 and 40 addressed a hazardous condition at 5160 Main St.

A water problem at 1530 Creekside Road brought out Stations 36, 37, 38, 3501 and 3503.

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Girl of the Month is named

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Jessica Kroboth has been named Girl of the Month for December by Whitehall Township Woman’s Club.

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kroboth.

A high school honor roll student, Kroboth is a member of concert band, jazz band, percussion ensemble, German Club (secretary), London Club, SERVE Club, track and field team and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

She also serves as the president of marching band, pep band and Book Club.

She is a member of National Honor...

Northampton: Fundraiser planned for Hanna Edelman

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Potts Doggie Shop, 2428 Cherryville Road, is holding a fundraiser for 13-year-old Hanna Edelman, a Northampton Area Middle School student who is battling leukemia.

The event is planned for 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Jan. 14. All proceeds from the day’s sales will be given to the family for Hanna’s medical expenses.

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Northampton Area Food Bank is sponsoring a Super Bowl gift card bingo Feb. 4 at Good Shepherd Catholic School gym, 1300 Newport Ave. Snow date is Feb. 11.

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District news: Bring Snack Pack Pals donation to Jan. 14 cash bingo at CFC

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Whitehall Area Hunger Initiative’s (WAHI) cash bingo is set for Jan. 14 at Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St., Coplay. Doors open 1 p.m., and bingo starts 2 p.m. All proceeds of the bingo will benefit WAHI.

The cost of a ticket includes two boards with 15 games. Bring your own bingo chips or dabber.

There will also be a cash 50/25/25 drawing. Extra specials will be available to purchase.

Come enjoy great food and baked goods as well.

Please bring...

Another view

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

On Jan. 10, 1878, the amendment granting women the right to vote was first proposed. This right wasn’t permitted for women until the passing of the 19th Amendment Aug. 18, 1920. I know there is a lengthy process for such changes, but 42 years seems excessive.

It’s worth noting Merriam-Webster’s 2017 word of the year is “feminism.”

According to a Dec. 13, 2017, article on BBC News, the spike in interest for this particular word originated from the increase in women’s marches,...