Whitehall-Coplay Press

Monday, February 18, 2019

Whitehall police

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 11

Police responded to a mental health call in the 400 block of Florida Avenue.

Officers responded to a report of a runaway in the 200 block of Fifth Street.

Officers investigated credit card theft or fraud in the 3400 block of St. Stephen’s Lane.

A domestic offense against family in the 2500 block of Eberhart Road brought police to the scene.

JAN. 12

Suspicious vehicles on...

It takes a team

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

Did you know there’s a National Spaghetti Day?

Mrs. Bergan’s second-grade class at St. Elizabeth Regional School, Fullerton, knows. In fact, the day is observed Jan. 4, and the students participated in a STEM challenge to celebrate. This STEM challenge required the students to use tape and spaghetti to build a structure. The catch? Each structure was required to support a marshmallow for 15 seconds.

STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — was implemented to introduce...

District News: WHS student earns honorable mention

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in School

Whitehall High School student Nicholas Saylor won honorable mention in the first Draw the Lines Pennsylvania election mapping competition. He won in the youth category in the east region division. This competition was the biggest in the nation’s history, with 318 entries and 20 winners.

The winners each drew an 18-district congressional map of Pennsylvania, with an accompanying essay.

Participants ranged in age from high school sophomores to educators. Entries were scored on...

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in School

Friday, Feb. 1: Elem. — Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with dip, apple wedges, milk choice; M.S. — Pepperoni/cheese pizza, mixed vegetables, green beans, apple wedges, orange, milk choice; H.S. — Pepperoni/cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with dip, apple wedges, orange, milk choice; H.S. premium — Popcorn shrimp or spicy fish sandwich, salad plate, carrots with dip, apple wedges, orange, milk choice

Monday, Feb. 4: Elem. — Soft-shell taco with salsa...

Fullerton: Golden Agers to meet Feb. 1

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The St. Elizabeth’s Golden Agers will hold its next meeting 12:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in the parish hall, 618 Fullerton Ave.

The group’s next casino trip is Feb. 20 to Mohegan Sun. The next planned excursion is March 13 to the Silver Birches Irish Festival.

Call Barbara at 610-266-2874 for more information or to reserve a seat.

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The men’s breakfast group of St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will have its next meeting 8:30 a.m. Feb. 2 at Hamilton Family...

Stiles: Enjoy the February special occasions

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Groundhog Day is Feb. 2.

I am sure many of us will be hoping Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow — that should then result in an early spring!

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Super Bowl Sunday is Feb. 3.

Once again, the AFC Champion New England Patriots will take on the NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams, whose last Super Bowl appearance was in 2001. The 53rd Super Bowl starts 6:30 p.m. and will be played in Atlanta.

If you are going to a party to watch the game with family and...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 13

Officers assisted Coplay police with a domestic issue in the 100 block of South Fourth Street.

Parking complaints on Third and Front streets were addressed.

JAN. 14

Police investigated a disturbance in the 1100 block of Front Street.

The department assisted Catasauqua police with a warrant service on Railroad Street.

A domestic issue on South Front Street brought...

Another View

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

For 35 days, Americans watched as President Donald Trump shut down the federal government and was at an impasse with the U.S. House and Senate over $5.7 billion in funding for a border wall between the United States and Mexico.

This partial shutdown, which affected federal agencies including the Transportation Security Administration, Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration, law enforcement agencies, and parks and museums, left 380,000 federal employees...

Northampton: AARP group to meet Feb. 13

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Feb. 13 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment will be music by Chuck Longenecker. Refreshments will be provided.

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

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Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., has planned these activities for the upcoming months.

• Karaoke with DJ PK, 9 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the...