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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Dent receives Benjamin Franklin Medal

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) awarded Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement on behalf of higher education at its annual meeting in Hershey March 26.

The Benjamin Franklin Medal, named for one of the nation’s and Pennsylvania’s earliest and most recognized leaders, is reserved for individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the ongoing vitality and effectiveness of...

Catasauqua: Church to host vendor fair April 14

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, 210 Pine St., will be holding a vendor, flea, craft and bake sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14.

Breakfast and lunch will be available.


The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its last breakfast brunch of the season 9 a.m.-noon April 15.

The menu includes eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, crepes, French toast, potatoes, soup, fruit cup and drinks. Eggs Benedict and omelets made to order are also on the menu.


Break the Silence event is April 27

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

For the ninth year in a row, teens and adults who have survived sexual abuse will be gathering together for Break the Silence, a sexual abuse poetry night April 27. They are joined there by this year’s speaker, local artist Amy Elise.

Elise is a survivor of child sexual abuse and lives with Dissociative Identity Disorder, a condition that used to be called Multiple Personality Disorder. She has several personalities who live inside of her, many of whom are artists. She will be telling...


Monday, April 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Coplay Food Bank is open, 8:30-10 a.m., at the borough office, 98 S. Fourth St. Proof of residency is required. Information: Jodi at 610-262-0928

• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 19. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Tai Chi exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The...

Valley eats

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

“Sip — Savor — Save & Support.”

That’s what many Lehigh Valley residents will be doing from April 8 to April 14. It’s the annual Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce (WACC) Restaurant Week!

Jessica O’Donnell, senior vice president of central affiliated chambers, spoke with The Press to discuss this annual event, which has been occurring for at least three years.

O’Donnell said when Restaurant Week occurs — this year being her second working on the event — she gets more...

Council works to keep Saylor Park project moving

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Coplay Borough Council took a long look at the details of the Saylor Park plans during its workshop session April 3.

The renovations were designed as a fast-track project, so the park would be open in time for the borough’s 150th anniversary celebration in 2019. One lane of the fast track was to order some equipment ahead of time, so it is ready for installation as soon as the preparation work is complete. Some of the pre-ordered items include a pre-engineered pavilion, portable...

Mayor appointment expected April 9

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Whitehall Township residents could learn who will be the new mayor as soon as Monday.

For three hours before the board of commissioners workshop meeting April 2, board members interviewed six candidates for the mayoral position left vacant since February when the longtime mayor, Edward D. Hozza Jr., left to take a county position.

Board Vice President Philip Ginder said the members will discuss the candidates and their qualifications and plan to recommend an appointment at the...

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, April 5: Elem. — Chicken fries with dinner roll or PB&J, sweet potato tots, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk. M.S. — Steak sandwich or PB&J, seasoned wedges, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk. H.S. — Steak sandwich, seasoned wedges, broccoli with dip, chilled peaches, banana, milk. H.S. Premium — Buffalo chicken wrap, salad plate, steamed corn, banana, milk.

Friday, April 6: Elem. — Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with dip,...

Life in the ’20s and ’30s

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Life in the ’20s and ’30s in Northampton, Coplay, Cementon, Catasauqua and our neighboring communities involved many of our families working in the cement, steel and silk industries. In Northampton, many residents were employed at the Atlas Portland Cement Company.

When Bill Heberling was a young man, his father said he should “dress up because he was going for a job.” They walked out to the Atlas and sat in the employment office. Coplay, Whitehall and Lehigh Cement were hiring in...