Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Hokendauqua: Lions Club hosts basket social

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall Lions Club will have a basket social at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 7. The prize drawing and pickup will be 2-4 p.m.

Food, soda and bottled water will be available for purchase.

For cost and tickets, call Patty Vahey at 610-432-4339 or Judy Ott at 610-262-7598.

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Update: Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church announces there are no more AARP Tax-Aide appointments available.

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Mark your calendar...

Invite some natives to your property this year

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

I have been busy making a list and checking it twice. And thrice.

No, I am not trying to get an absurdly early start to Christmas. I am trying to decide what new plants to add to my many containers and small backyard plots.

My recent visit to the Philadelphia Flower Show put me in the mood, as it always does, for working in the garden, and plant and seed catalogs have been filling my mailbox for months, enticing me with gorgeous photos and bargain prices.

Admittedly,...

Another View

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Ever since the 1700s, most political offices in the United States have been held by men at both the state and federal levels.

However, all across America today, Americans are seeing a surge of women running for political offices.

Just recently, actress Cynthia Nixon announced she is running for New York governor.

According to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University website, approximately 708 women have filed to run in 2018, for U.S. Congress or...

Coplay: Pediatric cancer run/walk is April 7

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

A pediatric cancer 8K run and 5K walk will take place April 7.

The race and festivities will begin 8 a.m. at Ironton Rail Trail. Registration for the race and walk is 7-8 a.m.

There will be a fun run and obstacle course for kids aged 12 and younger.

Festivities include a raffle with fabulous prizes, music, food and entertainment.

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Coplay Food Bank is in need of canned fruit, fruit cups, cereal, tea, coffee and peanut butter. Donations can be dropped off...

Fire calls

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Local News

MARCH 27

A cooking fire confined to a container at 900 Mickley Road brought out Stations 36, 38, 3501, 3502 and 3503 (deputy chiefs).

MARCH 28

Station 35 assisted police or other governmental agency on Catasauqua Avenue.

A system malfunction at 2180 MacArthur Road was responded to by Stations 38 and 3501.

Stations 36, 37, 38, 39, 3502 and 3503 handled a chemical spill or leak at Lehigh Valley Mall.

On Catasauqua Avenue, Stations 35, 37, 38, 40, 3501...

North Catasauqua

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 25

A drug investigation brought police to the 1000 block of Railroad Street.

A traffic stop was conducted at Second and Eugene streets.

Officers assisted Coplay police with a domestic issue in the 1100 block of Bernice Street.

MARCH 26

Police investigated a burglary in the 1000 block of Howertown Road.

Suspicious activity in the 1300 block of Third Street was reported...

Northampton police

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

MARCH 24

A hit-and-run accident occurred in the 1600 block of Main Street. The report said a legally parked vehicle was struck, causing a dent and scratch on the front bumper.

Police investigated a domestic dispute between a male and female in the 100 block of West 28th Street.

A male harassing another male brought officers to the 1500 block of Main Street.

Northampton: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 details April activities

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., has announced the following upcoming events.

• 10 p.m. April 6, karaoke with Crazy K

• 7:30 p.m. April 13, polka and button box

• 7 p.m. April 14, Tommy Zito

• 7:30 p.m. April 20, polka and button box

• 2 p.m. April 22, paint and create session

• 10 p.m. April 27, karaoke with Crazy K

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Boy Scout Troop 93 will hold a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. April 7 at St. Paul’s United...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Local News

APRIL

MONDAY 9

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.

TUESDAY 10

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

WEDNESDAY 11

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