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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Camp Jefferson: Campers catch an IronPigs game

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by TYLER MEYERS COUNSELOR in School

As another week at Camp Jefferson commences, it is custom to reflect upon the events of our previous week. Week six may have been the biggest emotional roller coaster for campers and counselors alike.

In a week plagued by unpredictable weather, the J-Street family tried to keep spirits high! When Mother Nature permitted, we broke in the new pop-up nets with a few competitive games of Handball. The campers also enjoyed staple games, such as Spud and Capture the Flag. Unfortunately,...

Moyer wins speech contest

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in School

Olivia Moyer, recent Whitehall High School graduate, won the Whitehall Area Rotary Club’s inaugural Four-Way Speech Contest at Fellowship Community’s Zentz Community Center April 4.

Sixty-six students entered the contest under the leadership of WHS English teacher Michelle Abbadessa. The top five were chosen to deliver their speeches in front of Rotary Club members and three judges for a $500 prize.

The other finalists were WHS students Jacky Mansour, Noah Borgman, Keziah Lopes...

Whitehall Township Public Library: Next Creation Station Club event is Aug. 7 at library

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Join us the first Tuesday of every month for Creation Station Club. The next event is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 and is open to all kids.

Construction play teaches children to problem-solve, connect socially, understand and be inquisitive in their play. Playing with no specific set purpose or limitations allows children to use the full force of their imaginations. Also, building something gives children immense satisfaction and a feeling of accomplishment, which is great for their...

Club names Girl of the Month

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in School

Christine Eskander, of Whitehall, has been named Girl of the Month for March by Woman’s Club of Whitehall Township.

She is the daughter of Mrs. Amany Farag.

She has received high honor roll for two years and honor roll for two years.

Eskander is a member of the choir, Leo Club, Spanish Club, Key Club and SERVE Club.

She belongs to National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and the honor society for both Spanish and science. She served as president and co-founder of...

Stiles: Musikfest fun is about to begin

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Remember that Musikfest begins this week and runs through Aug. 12.

There is entertainment scheduled throughout the day, so you are sure to find some great free shows that will interest you.

Stop by and enjoy some fantastic food and listen to some fun and different music.

This is a great way to broaden your musical catalog.


St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., Coplay, will hold its annual picnic and homecoming noon-10 p.m. Aug. 5 on the...

Whitehall police

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

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police investigated a report of criminal mischief in the 3300 block of East Columbia Street.

Suspicious activity on MacArthur Road, Jefferson Street and Lehnert Road was reported.

Hazardous conditions on Mechanicsville and Coplay roads were addressed.

Officers responded to animal complaints on Sixth Avenue and at Lehigh Valley Mall Lifestyle Center.

Police were on the scene of a...

Rap of the Gavel

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



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


Coplay Borough Council holds a workshop meeting 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 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...