Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Another View

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

My husband, son and I are anxious for our Walt Disney World trip the end of this month. Our almost-3-year-old son is excited to go to “Mickey’s house,” as he calls it. This visit will be his first time at Disney, so that makes it extra magical.

What am I not looking forward to? The increased exposure of germs and illnesses that comes with huge crowds. I’m not going to let that worry ruin our trip, but I am certainly taking precautions. We take multivitamins and have recently added...

Cementon/Egypt: Breakfast planned for Feb. 9

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The firefighters of the Laurel Fire Company will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 9 at the station, 5114 Third St., Cementon.

The public is invited to this fundraiser breakfast. Children under the age of 4 eat for free, and there is a reduced rate for ages 4-12.

Looking ahead, the fire company will be hosting an Easter ham raffle 2-4 p.m. March 22.

Contact the firehouse at 610-262-2077 for information about these events or to buy tickets.


McNeill, Boscola announce grant funding

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, announced Jan. 17 that grants through PAsmart Initiative were awarded to school districts to expand computer science programs and teacher training.

Whitehall-Coplay School District received $35,000. Statewide, 163 school districts, charter schools and intermediate units were awarded funding.

“The grant will be put to good use by helping students from low-income families who may not have a computer at home...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Local News



Whitehall-Coplay School Board meets 7 p.m. at the school district administration building, 2940 MacArthur Road.

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road.


Coplay Borough Council meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.


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

Hokendauqua: HPPA scholarship applications due by Feb. 29

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Hokendauqua Park & Playground Association will be awarding two $1,000 Bob Warke-Dale Horn Scholarships. To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be a Class of 2020 high school-eligible graduate, be continuing your education in the fall of 2020, have participated in the HPPA’s baseball, softball or basketball youth programs and have completed the scholarship application form and returned it to the HPPA before Feb. 29.

Additional requirements are listed on the application and the...

Juveniles charged

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

The four juveniles involved in the incident Jan. 28 at Whitehall High School, in which area police removed what they called “disruptive” students, have been charged in juvenile court with numerous offenses, including inciting a riot — a felony.

A hearing was held Jan. 29 at Lehigh County Courthouse. Members of the media could not be present. According to reports, the juveniles have also been charged with defiant trespass, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstruction of the...

District News: Event for parents, guardians Feb. 6

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in School

Parents/guardians of eighth-graders are invited to transition night 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the auditorium of Whitehall-Coplay Middle School.

The course selection process will be presented. An orientation to key features of the high school schedule and how course recommendations are made will be featured, as well as highlights of the high school experience in ultimately preparing students for life beyond the Whitehall-Coplay School District campus.

Jennifer Senavaitis, eighth-grade...

Northampton: AARP Chapter 3915 plans meeting for Feb. 12

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Feb. 12 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Lorrie Milheim will entertain.

Refreshments will be served.

Anyone interested in bus trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.


Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1301 Newport Ave., is holding a cheesecake and nut roll sale. Nut roll varieties include apricot, lekvar, nut, poppy seed, red raspberry and, new...