Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Slovak heritage in area

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

A few months ago, I wrote a series on Austrian immigrants who came to America for opportunity and a new life in a new country. Another large migration from the old Austria-Hungarian empire were people of Slovak origin. Many settled in Northampton, Cementon, Egypt, Coplay and Catasauqua.

My mother, a Slovak, also made the long journey to the United States and settled in Northampton. She was very proud of her heritage. I wonder how many of their descendants can converse in their native...

District News: Sign-up deadline for contest is Oct. 5

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in School

Zephyr Elementary School’s “pink Fridays,” in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, are here! “Bee Aware and Show You Care” is the theme.

Zephyr Beez students and staff are encouraged to wear pink every Friday in October.

The building has various activities planned during the month. Some friendly competitions are also in the works.

An optional pink pumpkin decorating contest is planned. Students can sign up in their homerooms to participate by tomorrow, Oct. 5....

Northampton: Boy Scout Troop 93 to serve spaghetti

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Boy Scout Troop 93 is having a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 6 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

In addition to the pasta meal, salad, drinks and dessert are included.

There is a cost. Children age 6 and under can eat for free.


St. John’s Friendly Fifties group will meet 1 p.m. Oct. 8 in the St. John’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Emil Schanta will entertain.


Northampton AARP Chapter...

Cementon/Egypt: Egypt church hosts ham dinner Oct. 20

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Egypt Community Church, 4129 S. Church St., will host an all-you-can-eat ham dinner 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 20.

You can purchase tickets at the door, and take-out meals will be available.

Call 610-262-4961 for information.


Laurel Fire Company will be hosting an open house and basket raffle noon-6 p.m. Oct. 6 at 5114 Third St., Cementon.

Come and check out the firetrucks, and get your picture taken behind the wheel. You can also bid on some wonderful baskets....

Hokendauqua: HPPA to hold sport sign-ups

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association will have girls and boys basketball registration 2-4 p.m. Oct. 6 at Hokendauqua Fire Company, 3022 S. Second St.

Online registration continues until Oct. 6 at hokeypark.com. For registration forms, visit the website.

For more information, email Martin Donohue at basketballcommissioner@hokeypark.com.


Woman’s Club of Whitehall will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at Faith...

Rap of the Gavel

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 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. at the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road...

Living the Vintage Years: Rx for quality health care begins with education

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

I walked into the room in the middle of a loud argument.

My relative’s roommate in a health care facility was angry with staff for not getting him bathed and dressed by lunchtime. He was still in bed in his nightclothes. When one of his relatives came to visit, he told her what had happened, and she reported his grievance to the facility’s nurse and administrator.

Ever since, he has been dressed and groomed at a reasonable morning hour.

It pays to have an advocate to...

Coplay: Historical society plans bingo

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall Historical Preservation Society will hold a cash bingo Oct. 5 at Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St.

Doors open 5:30 p.m., and the calling starts 6:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be available.

Call 610-776-7280 for advance tickets.


Coplay Public Library is hosting a book and bake sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13.

There will also be a basket raffle. Winners will be drawn 4 p.m. Oct. 13.


Coplay Recreation...

Another View

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Many Americans tuned in Sept. 27 to live coverage of the testimony hearing of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court Justice nominee and U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee. If you were like me, you were hanging on to every word of Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh. Additionally, if you were like me, you were personally familiar with the actions (or similar actions), responses and feelings she described of the alleged summer 1982 sexual assault in Maryland...

Northampton police

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 14

An abandoned vehicle in the 1600 block of Poplar Street was reported.

In the unit block of West 10th Street, officers investigated a domestic dispute between a male and female.

SEPT. 15

Police said a hit-and-run accident in the 2400 block of Dewey Avenue occurred. A legally parked vehicle was struck, damaging the driver-side rear door.

SEPT. 19

A warrant was served in the...