Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, June 22, 2018

Coplay: Celebrate Flag Day

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Columns

With the observance of Flag Day today, June 14, there is no special program on tap. Borough residents have been reminded to fly the American flag at home.

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The summer start for the popular Aqua Zumba classes at the borough’s Parkway Pool is June 18.

The water program, led by instructor Tara Miller, is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings.

There is a cost.

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Coplay Senior Citizens will meet 1 p.m. June 20 at Commitment to Family &...

CTC group reviews data from youth survey

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

One of the largest topics of conversation at the Whitehall-Coplay Communities That Care (CTC) meeting, held May 18, was an overview of the recent Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) data.

Denise Continenza, CTC coordinator, handed out information on understanding the data and different uses for the information learned. The group is planning on extensively reviewing the 115-page report at the June meeting; however, some of the school district personnel have already begun analyzing the...

Education, programs are available

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Cancer Support COMMUNITY

The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley is offering the following free education and support programs for cancer patients and their caregivers in June.

Unless otherwise noted, programs are held at the Cancer Support Community, 944 Marcon Blvd., Suite 110, Allentown.

• Survivor Summit: 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 15 at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem. The day includes speakers and sessions featuring art therapy, yoga, clinical trials,...

Happenings

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

JUNE 12

• Governor Wolf Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m., on the GWHS campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, East Allen Township. Information: govwolf.org

• Quilting and sewing, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

• Cribbage, 1-5 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

• Mah Jongg, 1-5 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown....

Police continue search for suspect in mall shooting

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Police Log

A suspect in the June 1 shooting of two people at the Lehigh Valley Mall was still at large nearly a week after the incident.

Whitehall Township Police Chief Michael Marks said police continue to look for the person who allegedly shot two men around 7:10 p.m. in the mall parking lot after a fight occurred inside Macy’s. There was no update as of press time Wednesday.

Marks said two victims are being treated for gunshot wounds, which he said are not life threatening. On June 4,...

‘We are a proud and accomplished class’

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

Three hundred fifty-one members of the Class of 2018 joined the ranks of Whitehall High School alumni at the school’s 114th commencement ceremony at Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, June 4.

Following a performance of “Pomp and Circumstance” by the Whitehall High School band, Jacky Mansour delivered the opening remarks that empowered the outgoing students to stay motivated in chasing their dreams.

“Class of 2018, we never gave up when times were tough. We kept going. That’s what makes...

Residents honored as Unsung Heroes

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recently honored older adults who have displayed generosity to improve and enhance the lives of those around them. The 18th annual Tribute to Unsung Heroes was held May 16 at Zentz Community Center at Fellowship Community, Whitehall.

Jeanette M. Denton, 86, of Whitehall, has always had a passion for life and was never afraid to try something different or challenging. Over the past 20 years, she has volunteered on a Navajo Indian...

Whitehall senior students learn township roles

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by AL RECKER in School

Seniors in Whitehall High School’s American government class took over the reins of Whitehall Township May 7 — including all offices from the board of commissioners to public works and other bureaus and filled positions of mayor, police chief and fire chief — during Student Government Day.

The young men and women shadowed their township counterparts as they assumed the roles and learned how the township operates on a daily basis in serving the public. In the afternoon, the student...

Northampton: Liederkranz plans June 8 clam night

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Liederkranz, 402 E. Ninth St., will hold a clam night 5-8 p.m. June 8.

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Northampton Area Historical Society and Quota Club will join together for a community yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 9.

The historical society will hold its sale at the Siegfried Station, West 21st Street.

Quota Club will hold its sale at Canal Street Park. Refreshments and baked goods will be sold.

To reserve a space at Quota’s sale, call Kelly at 610-262-7826. There is a...

Coplay council gives tentative approval for apartment project

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At its workshop meeting June 5, Coplay Borough Council reviewed revisions to a proposal by DVS Enterprises for an apartment complex along the Ironton Rail Trail and across from an existing complex on Coplay Road and gave tentative approval.

Because the development is so close to the IRT, council expressed concern over a concrete bulkhead on the property and maintenance problems it may cause. A survey showed the bulkhead is borough property, but council was assured that DVS would make...