Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Another View

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Mertz.

Lorelai Gilmore and Sookie St. James.

Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes.

Dorothy Zbornak, Rose Nylund, Blanche Devereaux and Sophia Petrillo.

Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson and Poussey Washington.

Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone.

Monica Geller, Rachel Green and Phoebe Buffay.

Rhoda Morgenstern and Mary Richards.

You will surely recognize many of these characters names — some old...

District News: Are you ready for the pep rally?

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in School

From 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 13, second and third grade students will enjoy a pep rally in the gymnasium of Whitehall High School.


Smile, Zephyr Elementary School students! Your picture day will be Sept. 16.

Parents/guardians, all students will have their photograph taken, but purchase is optional.


The W-C PTO PLUS volunteer orientation for Gockley Elementary School will be held Sept. 16 at Steckel Elementary School. Please note the different...

Northampton: Uptown Northampton Street Fair set for Saturday

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The 30th Uptown Northampton Street Fair will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 14 on Main Street.

More than 100 local food, craft and merchant vendors are expected to participate.

The Roxy Theatre will offer tours all day.

The lineup for live entertainment includes:

• 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Jordan White on the main stage

• 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Brenna on the Gin Mill & Grille Beer Garden Stage

• 1-3 p.m., Andrew Lobby on the Gin Mill & Grille Beer...

Catasauqua: Concert is Sept. 13

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Lucky 7 will perform 7-10 p.m. Sept. 13 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

This is the final performance in the summer concert series. As always, remember to bring those lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.


The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its first fall all-you-can-eat breakfast 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 15. This is a buffet with made-to-order omelets and eggs Benedict.

For more information, call 610-264-1771 or 610...


Monday, September 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Bag sale on everything in the store, during regular business hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until Sept. 14.

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Family swim, 7-8 p.m., at the pool of Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road. The event will continue Mondays and Wednesdays through Nov. 6....

Zoning board OKs brewery in borough

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Investors who want to put a brewery in an abandoned building at Oak and Ninth streets in Coplay faced a room full of residents from the quiet neighborhood during an Aug. 29 meeting of the zoning hearing board.

After listening to statements from both sides of the issue, the board approved the request with restrictions.

David Daly, of Lansdale, purchased the building and poured money into the structure to get it cleaned up. Henry Rhoads, of Kutztown, is the brewer, while John...

Commissioners to see remediation bids

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners will vote Sept. 9 on an ordinance to accept a proposal for the removal of hazardous materials, including asbestos, in the township municipal building.

At the board’s workshop meeting Sept. 3, commissioners discussed the plan to decontaminate the basement of the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road, which has asbestos around the pipes and in other areas. This will help the construction of the new 29,000-square-foot police station and...

Community conversations: Group seeks your input

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

At the Aug. 16 Communities That Care meeting, the group continued discussions on proposed community conversations.

Denise Continenza, CTC coordinator, noted Whitehall Mayor Michael Harakal Jr. was interested in the idea. Michelle Khouri, Whitehall-Coplay School District registrar, also lent her support at a previous meeting. According to Continenza, they will be getting together after the Sept. 20 meeting to discuss logistics.

These conversations are to get community members...

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Sept. 5: Elem. — Chicken taco wrap with salsa or PB&J, steamed corn, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; M.S., H.S.: — Ham and cheese on a pretzel bun (M.S.: or PB&J), seasoned wedges, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk choice; H.S. premium — Baked chicken, whole-grain crackers, salad plate, steamed corn, chickpeas, chilled peaches, banana, milk choice

Friday, Sept. 6: Elem., M.S. — Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with dip, apple wedges...

Fire calls

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Local News

AUG. 19

Stations 37 and 3501 responded to a motor vehicle accident with injuries on Mickley Road.

An unintentional smoke detector activation at 3174 Brynwood Drive was handled by Stations 36, 37 and 38.

Station 39 assisted the police or another governmental agency at 6955 Chrisphalt Drive.

AUG. 20

A gas leak at 900 Mickley Run brought Stations 36, 37 and 38 to the scene.

AUG. 21

A motor vehicle accident with injuries brought Stations 35 and 37...