Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Chambers plan mixer to collect items for Coplay Food Pantry

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by SHARI NOCTOR in Opinion

Did you know that the Borough of Coplay has had an active food pantry since 1993, aimed at alleviating food insecurity for Coplay residents?

The pantry is here to help you in times of need. It is located on the lower level of the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St., Coplay.

Food distribution is 8:30-10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. Jodi is in charge of the pantry and can be reached at 610-262-0928.

Jodi does receive many donations from various groups...

Hokendauqua: HPPA registration to start

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association (HPPA) will be holding boys and girls registration for the upcoming baseball and softball season at Hokendauqua Fire Company, 3022 S. Second St., on the following days: 6-8 p.m. Feb. 2 and 2-4 p.m. Feb. 10.

Online registration starts Jan. 15 at hokeypark.org and will close Feb. 10. Registration forms may be downloaded from the website.

When registering in person, bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate (for first-time players...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

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

JANUARY

THURSDAY 11

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

TUESDAY 16

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

WEDNESDAY 17

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 at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur...

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 11: Elem. — Chicken fries with dinner roll or PB&J, sweet potato tots, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk. M.S. — Steak sandwich or PB&J, seasoned wedges, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk. H.S. — Steak sandwich, seasoned wedges, broccoli with dip, chilled peaches, banana, milk.

Friday, Jan. 12: Elem. — Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with dip, apple wedges, milk. M.S. — Pepperoni/cheese pizza, mixed vegetables, green beans...

Catasauqua police

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

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 29

An individual was advised to leave the property at La Herencia El Camacho, 7 Lehigh St., when police responded to a report of disorderly conduct.

In the 200 block of Second Street, officers investigated a harassment case.

DEC. 30

The department said an investigation is continuing regarding a domestic offense against family report that occurred in the 100 block of Second Street.

A...

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s plans bingo for Jan. 14

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Bingo will be held at St. Mary’s Parish Center, 122 Union St., starting 1 p.m. Jan. 14. The kitchen will be open 11:30 a.m. to all for sit-in or take-out meals.

Call 610-264-0332 for more information and cost.

The event is sponsored by Assembled Men of St. Mary’s.

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The George Taylor House volunteers will hold their next meeting 7-8 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Catasauqua Municipal Complex meeting room.

The meeting agenda will include an update on GTHA...

Happenings

Monday, January 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 8

• Registration begins for children’s winter program (for 10 months to fifth grade), during regular hours, at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537

• Registration begins for Harry Potter book night (to be held 6 p.m. Feb. 1), during regular hours, at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537

• Beading club, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information...

Simple clear toy candy recipe makes for great memories

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Tom Hourt and his family reawakened memories of clear toy candy as they demonstrated its creation at a recent Palmerton Area Historical Society meeting.

His wife, Jodie, and son, Mitchell, are integral parts of the candy-making business, which begins each year with the call of, “It’s candy weather.” The air must be cold and dry.

Clear toy candy-making is a long-standing Christmas tradition and is demonstrated at the Pennsylvania German Center at Kutztown University. Much of the...