Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, February 18, 2019

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Feb. 7: Elem. — Chicken fries with dinner roll or PB&J, corn, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; M.S. — Ham and cheese on pretzel bun or PB&J, steamed corn, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; H.S. — Ham and cheese on pretzel bun, seasoned wedges, celery sticks, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice; H.S. premium — Baked chicken, whole-grain crackers, salad plate, steamed corn, garbanzo beans, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice

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Whitehall police

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 26

Police provided a protection-from-abuse order in the 3800 block of Lehigh Street.

A theft from a vehicle in the 3300 block of North Second Street was investigated.

Officers responded to criminal mischief in the 4100 block of Chestnut Street.

The department investigated a wanted person in the 4100 block of North Church Street.

Disorderly conduct in the 5000 block of Foxdale Drive...

Commissioners discuss bond issue

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners is looking at financing part of its planned $17 million emergency services complex through a bond issue, according to a proposed ordinance heard at the workshop meeting Feb. 4.

Christopher Gibbons, a financial adviser and municipal manager from Concord Public Finance, of Lancaster, said last month the firm would recommend the township finance $10 million through either a bond issue or a bank loan after it had received proposals from banks....

Whitehall police officer announces bid for judge

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Kenneth P. Stephens Jr. has announced his candidacy for the upcoming magisterial district judge race in the 31-1-07 Judicial District, which encompasses Whitehall Township and the Borough of Coplay.

Stephens was born in Allentown in 1964. He graduated from William Allen High School in 1982 and Kutztown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice in 1986.

He has lived in Whitehall since 1990 with his wife, Donna, and their three children, Zachary, Dylan and...

Catasauqua: Salem UCC will serve soup, salad, sweets Feb. 9

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having an all-you-can-eat soup, salad and sweets event 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9.

There will be a variety of soups, salad and coleslaw, in addition to a variety of sweets. There will also be takeout available.

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St. Mary’s Church is holding a take-out winter soup sale. You can choose from winter garden (a creamy soup with cauliflower, broccoli and carrots), chicken noodle, beef barley, ham and navy bean or cabbage and...

Cementon/Egypt: Shepherd of the Hills hosts meal

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 4331 Main St., Egypt, will host a Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative community meal 4-6 p.m. March 7.

For more information, call 610-262-1660.

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Bishop Alfred A. Schlert, bishop of Allentown, will celebrate the Mass of Confirmation 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., Coplay.

The sacrament will cover the parishes of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt; St. John the Baptist Roman...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

There was a brilliant mathematics teacher at the high school I attended. As the community was small, his children, who were also very smart, attended the same school.

Aside from what appeared to be their innate abilities in math and physics, I never suspected anything was different.

One day, a couple of friends and I, along with one of the teacher’s sons, went to his house.

I stepped inside the front door and could not believe what I saw.

Every inch of space —...

Coplay Public Library: Storytime, crafts planned for Thursdays at Coplay library

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Storytime with Miss Veronica is scheduled 11 a.m. Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28.

After the story, there will be time to make a craft to take home.

You don’t need to preregister or be a patron. Children of any age will enjoy the companionship and benefit of someone reading to them.

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Enjoy the free movie Saturday Feb. 16. The first movie will be “Annie” starting 11 a.m. The next film, “Runaway Bride,” begins 1 p.m.

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The next time you visit a library, you...

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

MONDAY 11

Whitehall-Coplay School Board meets 7 p.m. at the school district administration building, 2940 MacArthur Road.

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

TUESDAY 12

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

WEDNESDAY 13

Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur...