Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

MONDAY 6

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.

TUESDAY 7

Coplay Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

WEDNESDAY 8

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

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meets 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing...

Whitehall man killed in Allentown accident

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County

A Whitehall Township man was killed July 23 in a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian in Allentown.

According to reports, Philip J. Cyriax, 54, was crossing the roadway on foot in the area of 1033 Airport Road at approximately 8:57 p.m. when he was struck by a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at approximately 9:20 p.m. at St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, by the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office.

According to the coroner, the cause of death was multiple...

Coplay: Church picnic is planned for Aug. 5

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Catholic Church’s 64th annual parish picnic and homecoming is set for noon-10 p.m. Aug. 5 at its spacious grounds at 4 S. Fifth St.

The event begins with a polka Mass 10:30 a.m.

There will be food, including pierogies, pizza, cabbage and noodles, clam chowder, home-baked goods and more.

Large inflated rides and a little train ride for children are also part of the fun.

Bingo will be in the lower level in the church hall.

Emil Schanta Polka Band...

Coplay police

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

JULY 23

Officers investigated a juvenile complaint in the unit block of North Front Street.

A bicycle was found and returned to the owner in the unit block of South Fourth Street.

The department handled parking complaints on Chestnut Street and Schreiber Avenue.

JULY 24

An open door in the 500 block of Chestnut Street was investigated.

Police responded to a report of suspicious...

Another view

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

“What care I how time advances? I am drinking ale today.” — Edgar Allan Poe

Beer lovers around the world are looking forward to a different kind of holiday. International Beer Day (IBD) will be celebrated Aug. 3 this year.

According to the official International Beer Day website, this event has taken place the first Friday in August since its inception in 2007 and is celebrated globally in 200 cities across 80 countries and six continents. The day is intended to “unite the...

Northampton: VFW Post 4714 lists August events

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, Main Street and Laubach Avenue, has planned the following activities throughout the month.

Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box

Aug. 10, 9 p.m., karaoke with DJ PK

Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box

Aug. 24 10 p.m., karaoke with Crazy K

Aug. 25, 8 p.m., music mix and dance party with DJ Flip Side

Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box

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Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave., will...

Camp Cementon: Wet weather can’t stop the camp fun

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by VANESSA HADEED COUNSELOR in School

During week six at Camp Cementon, students experienced a rainy week but were still able to make it an enjoyable one. Monday started off with a little bit of free time in the morning and quickly transitioned into indoor competitive games, such as Four Square, Silent Ball, Night at the Museum and more. Periodic breaks of no rain throughout the day led the campers to be able to enjoy an outdoor game of Pac-Man. After lunch time, the campers remained indoors to watch “Zootopia” and enjoyed...

Fullerton: Men’s breakfast set for Aug. 4

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The St. John’s United Church of Christ men’s breakfast group will have its next breakfast 8:30 a.m. Aug. 4 at Hamilton Family Restaurant, 2027 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Please note: The August date has been changed to the first Saturday.

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St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., announces the first day of school for first through eighth grades will be Aug. 27.

Kindergarten orientation will be Aug. 27 and 28, and the first full day of...

Catasauqua: Allentown Marine Band comes to borough park amphitheater

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents the Allentown Marine Band 7-10 p.m. Aug. 3.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening!

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The Night at the Races event will take place Aug. 4 at Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St. Doors open 6 p.m., and races begin 7 p.m.

Donations (a minimum of $10) will be taken at the door.

Enjoy a complimentary barbecue dinner, beer and soda...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

This letter is in response to a Northampton Press article in the July 26 edition titled “Council discusses options regarding fireworks laws.”

I voted against Act 43 of 2017, which expanded the types of fireworks Pennsylvania residents could purchase and use. The article implied I voted for the law, which is not correct.

While this law contained several new tax provisions, one of the main reasons I opposed it was due to the fireworks expansion. My office...