Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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...


Monday, December 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

DEC. 10

• Cupcake-decorating program for children (with Blondie’s Rebecca Zukowski-Gillespie), 6 p.m., at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. Information and registration (required): 610-264-4151

• Christmas craft (for adults), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Holiday chorus concert, 7 p.m., in the gymnasium of Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive, Bath


Council talks park process

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Coplay Borough Council’s workshop meeting Dec. 4, township Engineer Daniel Witczak, of Acela Engineering, presented an assessment of the Saylor Park project.

The original idea was to refurbish the existing Saylor Park into a modern playground with top-flight sports fields. The goal was to use grants from various state agencies and philanthropic groups.

With $375,000 covered in grants, the borough bid out the project. The expected cost of $600,000 has grown to $1 million. The...

Twp. moving quickly on complex

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

The Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners is moving ahead quickly on the proposed township emergency services complex.

The board heard two ordinances that would authorize contracts between the township and both an architect and an engineering firm on the nearly $18 million project at its workshop meeting Dec. 3. The board will vote to approve the contracts at its next board meeting Dec. 10.

If both are approved, Kelly, Clough, Bucher and Associates Inc., of Hatfield, will...

Coplay: Coplay tree lighting planned for Dec. 6

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The borough’s annual community tree lighting program, hosted by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association, is set for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

Coplay Fire Department will deliver Santa on a fire engine to meet with the children.

Lori and James will present holiday-inspired entertainment program inside borough hall.


The third annual O Come All Ye Faithful Social Call Christmas party will be held Dec. 7 at the American Club of...

Northampton police

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 23

An unwanted female in the 100 block of Lilac Court was reported.

NOV. 25

A domestic dispute occurred between a male and female in the 1300 block of Main Street.

In the 1000 block of Main Street, police responded to a domestic dispute involving a male and female.

NOV. 27

Suspicious activity — a phone scam — in the 1800 block of Main Street was reported to the department....


Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

A woman was flown to a local hospital from the scene of a crash on Route 248 in Lehigh Township Nov. 29.

Township police said a blue Chrysler Sebring, driven by Joan Frable, 77, of Lehigh Township, was on Municipal Road at a stop sign facing north, at the intersection of Route 248 (Lehigh Drive) 10:02 a.m.

According to a witness, upon pulling into the intersection, the Sebring was struck by an orange tri-axle dump truck. The truck was fully loaded at the time. The truck was...

Catasauqua Police

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 19

An unwanted person in the 300 block of Church Street was reported. The individual left voluntarily, police said.

On North 12th Street, officers investigated a harassment complaint via text messages.

In the 600 block of Bethlehem Road, police checked on a parked vehicle.

The department received a report of lug nuts loosened in the 100 block of Main Street.

Police and UGI were on...