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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Whitehall Township Public Library: Open mic night set for Feb. 17

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The third Monday open mic and jam will be held 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17.

Entertainers interested in performing three songs or a 15-minute set are asked to sign up starting 6:15 p.m. Musicians, singers, poets, comedians, actors, writers and storytellers are invited to come show off your stuff, or just come and be part of the audience!


The library will be hosting a family movie night 6 p.m. Feb. 18 featuring “The Addams Family,” released in 2019.

In this film, the...

Apostle presentation is planned

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Zion United Church of Christ

There will be a special presentation of “I Am Paul,” where the apostle speaks from prison, 10:45 a.m. Feb. 23 at Zion United Church of Christ, 620 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

It is open to the public.

The production will be in honor of the many years of service by the church’s senior pastor, the Rev. Bob Stevens, who is retiring May 31.

The role of Paul will be enacted by Sunny Sweigart, of Act 1 Productions LLC. Local singer and actor...

Catasauqua: Salem UCC to host Feb. 15 lunch event

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be holding a soup, salad and sweets event 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 15. A variety of soups, salads and sweets will be available.

This is for eat in or takeout.

For more information, call 610-264-4091.


Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will hold its next all-you-can-eat breakfast 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 16. Made-to-order omelets and eggs Benedict are available.

For more information, call 610-264-1771.



rap of the gavel

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Local News



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


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


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...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 23

Traffic stops were performed at Eighth and Grove streets, Alder and Grove streets and Howertown Road and Wyandotte Street.

JAN. 24

Police responded to threats in the 1000 block of Fourth Street.

A solicitor in the 600 block of Willow Street was reported.

The department responded to a parking complaint in the 1200 block of Howertown Road.

JAN. 25


District News: School district closed for holiday

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in School

For the Presidents Day holiday, Whitehall-Coplay School District will be closed Feb. 14 and 17.


WCSD is continuing registration for kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year. Your child must be 5 years old before Sept. 1.

Parents/guardians must complete the online registration by visiting whitehallcoplay.org. Select a date and time to meet with Michelle Khouri, district registrar, to present all the required documentation. The list of required documents is available...

Another View

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Early this year, a buzz was emanating from Las Vegas having little to do with high-voltage light displays, dancers dressed in crystal-bedazzled costumes or shiny quarters spilling from slot machines.

NEON debuted at CES 2020, the annual global consumer electronics show held in January. NEON, funded by a lab in the Samsung technology behemoth, is described as an “artificial human” on its webpage, neon.life, and by tech industry watcher C/NET as “a new species of life from humans,”...