Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

North Catasauqua police

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

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 25

Police were on the scene of a DUI at Third and Eugene streets.

Property was found in the 700 block of Grove Street.

Officers assisted an outside agency in the 1100 block of Front Street.

A traffic stop was conducted in the 1400 block of Main Street.

NOV. 26

The department responded to an alarm in the 1400 block of Main Street.

NOV. 27

A traffic stop was...

Northampton: AARP plans holiday party

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will hold its annual Christmas party Dec. 12 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open 11 a.m. Those planning to attend must have a ticket.

Anyone interested in bus trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.

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Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce and Roxy Theatre will hold a holiday mixer and movie night Dec. 13 at the Roxy, 2004 Main St.

The mixer will be 6-7 p.m., followed by the classic film “...

Catasauqua: Salem to host Santa breakfast

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a breakfast with Santa 9-11 a.m. Dec. 8.

All ages are welcome.

There is a fee for the breakfast, but those ages 3 and under eat for free.

There will be scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, home fries, pastries, fruit, juice, coffee and much more.

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The Catty Club, 226 Pine St., will be having a chicken dinner bingo Dec. 8.

Doors open 4 p.m., and bingo starts 5 p.m.

Contact the club...

Fire calls

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Local News

NOV. 26

Station 35 assisted police or another governmental agency at 4344 Main St.

NOV. 27

General cleanup from a vehicle accident occurred on Mauch Chunk Road.

NOV. 28

Stations 35, 36 and 37 addressed a downed power line on Pershing Boulevard.

A brush and grass fire at 3151 E. Church St. was handled by Stations 37, 38 and 3501.

NOV. 29

Stations 38, 39 and 3501 were on the scene of a fire at 5203 Second St.

A fire at 303 W. Union...

Art students at Zephyr support Whitehall K-9 unit

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by JULIE BECK in School

Zephyr Elementary School’s fourth-grade art classes, along with their teacher Mr. Charles Matz, were asked to support Whitehall Police Department’s K-9 force at the recent 2018 East Coast K-9 Trials. Whitehall Police Department Sgt. Jeff Apgar and his K-9 partner, Mex, were at the event, held at Thunderhead Farm, New Tripoli.

More than 12 police and K-9 units took part.

The entire fourth-grade class discussed K-9s and had the opportunity to create artwork through mixed media....

Stiles: Be safe while holiday shopping

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The holiday season has begun!

Remember to take your time on the roads as you travel to complete errands and shopping. Try to be courteous to your fellow drivers, and leave the house early, so you have plenty of time to get to your destination. Be safe.

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The Stiles neighborhood is merry and bright, thanks to neighbors adorning their houses with holiday decorations. The weather may be cold, but the spirit of the community is warm as the excitement builds for the holiday...

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Local News

DECEMBER

MONDAY 10

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 11

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

WEDNESDAY 12

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

District News: Holiday concerts planned in WCSD

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in School

Holiday performances are approaching! Come hear some wonderful music by Whitehall-Coplay School District students.

Whitehall-Coplay Middle School band and chorus concert, 7-8 p.m. Dec. 6, in the auditorium of Whitehall High School. Snow date is Dec. 10.

Zephyr Elementary School band and chorus concert, 7-8 p.m. Dec. 12, in the auditorium of WHS. Snow date is Dec. 17.

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Zephyr Elementary Key Club members are having a toy drive now through Dec. 14. They are...

Fullerton: St. Elizabeth’s to host all-you-can-eat breakfast Dec. 9

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., will hold its next all-you-can-eat breakfast 8:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 9 in the parish social hall.

Come fill up on all your favorites of bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, home fries, pancakes, cheesy Tater Tots, Danish, juice and coffee.

The special this month is Lourdes’ rice pudding.

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St. Elizabeth’s youth ministry will be caroling with the choir at the Lehigh Valley Zoo during the Winter...

School board reorganizes during special meeting

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by ERIN THOMAS in School

At a special Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting held 5 p.m. Dec. 4, board members voted to elect Wayne Grim as president and William Fonzone Sr. as vice president.

The board voted to approve the revised construction manager services agreement between D’Huy Engineering Inc. and Whitehall-Coplay School District to provide the Whitehall High School addition and renovations project with construction manager services.

The board accepted the resignations of Jeffrey Sommer,...