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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

It’s October and that means, for me at least, it is time for a flu shot.

On the record, I don’t like getting flu shots, although the anticipation really is the worst part. The shot itself is over in moments. The paperwork takes longer than the physical needle stick.

However, the flu shot is better than being sick, homemade chicken noodle soup notwithstanding.

And this year, the shot may be more important than ever.

The 2017-18 flu season is on record as...

Whitehall police

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

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 23

A drug investigation brought officers to Sixth Street.

Police investigated a report of a runaway in the 500 block of Second Street.

Thefts from vehicles occurred on Eisenhower Circle, Columbia and North Second avenues and Broad, West Tyler and Columbia streets.

The department responded to disturbances on MacArthur Road, Grape Street and Schadt Avenue.

Officers investigated the...

Northampton: Soup tasting event planned for Oct. 13

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Women of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will be having a soup tasting 4-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church, 105 E. 19th St.

Salad, bread, beverages and dessert are included.

There is a cost.

For more information, call Brenda at 610-262-3813.


Mark your calendar for these fun Halloween events:

The annual Jack Frost Parade, organized by Northampton Exchange Club, will be held 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

Trick-or-treat night in the borough is planned for 6-...

Middle school teachers introduce I.D.E.A. curriculum

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by ERIN THOMAS in School

At the Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting Oct. 8, Whitehall-Coplay Middle School Principal Glenn Noack introduced computer applications/business technology teacher Tony Pangaio and technical education/STEM teacher Sheldon Paremba, who discussed the WCMS I.D.E.A. Labs. Assistant Principal Angela Friebolin also collaborated on the development of this curriculum.

I.D.E.A. stands for Innovation, Design, Engineering and Activity.

“We wanted to get kids more job-like skills, the...

Front St. work still leads meeting agenda

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Coplay’s sewer project on Front Street is still a contentious matter within the borough, the Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority (CWSA) board and the contractor. The project, originally scheduled for completion by December 2017, extended well beyond its completion date. A substantial completion letter was issued in July that conjured up a new set of concerns.

The project was plagued by poor soils, bad substrates, collapsing trenches, bad weather, poor-quality cement work and a continuing...

Whitehall Township Public Library: Library to host eBay program

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The library will be presenting a free How to Sell on eBay program 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 13 in the library community room.

Library director Patty Vahey will present the basics of eBay use, so you can learn how to list your items, ship them and get paid.


The library will host a basket raffle starting 9:30 a.m. Oct. 15. The event runs until noon Oct. 29 when winners will be drawn.

If you do not pick up your basket by Nov. 5, another ticket will be drawn, and the...

Rap of the Gavel

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



Whitehall Township Environmental Advisory Council meets 7 p.m. at the 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 Road.


Cement Worker of The Month

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mr. Rodney Hartzell was reared in Nazareth, graduating from Nazareth High School in 1971. His first job was at a local textile factory, earning $3.50 per hour. In 1973, Rodney followed his three uncles and was hired at Nazareth Cement Company, starting on the labor gang.

One of the former managers was Mr. Paul Lentz. The plant, at one time, operated eight kilns. There were various jobs no longer found at cement plants. The roof cleaners, sweepers and dust collectors have been replaced...

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Friday, Oct. 12: Elem. — Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with dip, apple wedges, milk choice; M.S. — “Wild Mike’s” cheese pizza, broccoli with dip, green beans, apple wedges, orange, milk choice; H.S. — Four-cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, celery sticks, apple wedges, orange, milk choice; H.S. premium — Mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, salad plate, carrots with dip, apple wedges, orange, milk choice

Monday, Oct. 15: Elem. — Chicken tenders, dinner...


Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 8

• Woman’s Club of Whitehall meeting, 7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Bring an apron for a painting project and kid-friendly soups for Snack Pack Pals.

OCT. 9

• Walk This Way to Better Health community walking program (introduced by East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department), 10-11 a.m., at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane. The program will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays. To participate: Chuck...