Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mr. Herman Holderman was reared in Northampton, graduating from Northampton High School in 1978, where he was a member of the Konkrete Kids wrestling team. Upon graduation, he worked for Allentown Sanitation.

His cement career at Lafarge started in 1995.

He recalls, “I started on the tire dock, later worked on the labor gang, then moved to the maintenance department.”

Dave Tomasic, his former supervisor, was highly respected at the plant and shared his lifetime...

Fullerton: St. Elizabeth’s men’s group meets Feb. 17

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Columns

There will be a meeting for the men of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the large meeting room.


St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., announces the Lady PEEPS group will hold its next meeting 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 in Fox Hall.

They will be welcoming some of the older teenage girls.

A meal will be served.


St. Elizabeth’s will be having a meat bingo event 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the...

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in School

Thursday, Feb. 13: Elem. — Grilled cheese sandwich or PB&J, green beans, cucumber with dip, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice; M.S., H.S. — Steak sandwich (M.S.: or PB&J), seasoned wedges, celery sticks (H.S.: broccoli with dip instead), banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; H.S. premium — Buffalo crunchers, salad plate, chickpeas, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice

Friday, Feb. 14: Schools are closed. No lunches served.

Monday, Feb. 17: Schools are closed. No...

Northampton: Alliance to serve pork, sauerkraut

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Alliance Fire Company, 717 Washington Ave., will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner 4-7 p.m. Feb. 15.

A basket social is also planned.

For more information, call 610-262-2123.


Queenship of Mary Catholic Church will hold a designer purse and gift card bingo event Feb. 16 in the gymnasium of Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave. Doors open 11:30 a.m., and the games begin 12:30 p.m.

Food and drinks, a 50/50 raffle and a bake sale will also be...


Monday, February 10, 2020 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 10

• Fandom valentines event (for adults), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

FEB. 11

• Adult coloring club, 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

FEB. 12

• Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 meeting, 11 a.m. (...

Developer continues sidewalks dispute

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by CASSANDRA DAYOUB in Local News

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners reviewed eight ordinances, many dealing with road construction and pedestrian safety, at its workshop meeting Feb. 3.

Bohler Engineering officials, representing developer MRP Industrial, requested several deferrals, all centralizing around the required installation of curbs and sidewalks along 3585 S. Church St. This location, once a Bon-Ton distribution center, is now under reconstruction by MRP Industrial, which would prefer the area not...

2019 statistics show crime down in borough

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Coplay Police Chief Vincent Genovese provided the borough’s annual crime statistics at the Feb. 4 council workshop meeting.

Crime was down in 2019, he said, with a total of 90 incidents. Topping the list were burglaries, larceny and vandalism.

Genovese said officers made 46 arrests during the year. They issued 186 traffic citations and 299 parking tickets.

The crimes occurred in the most densely populated part of the borough. Genovese said a full, detailed printout of...

Showing signs of progress

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by ERIN THOMAS in Local News

Anyone driving through the Whitehall-Coplay School District campus has probably noticed the construction site between Whitehall Township Public Library and the district administration building. This will be the location of the new building replacing Gockley Elementary School.

On Aug. 26, 2019, the district implemented its first year of full-day kindergarten. This created the need for six additional classrooms, due to both morning and afternoon students attending school at the same...

Coplay: Cash bingo to be held Feb. 9

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative will hold a cash bingo Feb. 9 at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St.

Doors open 1 p.m., and calling starts 2 p.m.

Attendees should bring an item for the Snack Pack Pals program. A list of needed items are on WCHI’s Facebook page.

Food and baked goods will be available for purchase.

All proceeds will benefit WCHI.

For more information, call Lana Snyder at 610-533-1357.


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