Whitehall-Coplay Press

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Stiles: Boy Scouts to sell flowers

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Boy Scout Troop 59, from St. John the Baptist Church, will hold an Easter flower sale during the week of April 15.

Stop by the church grounds, 3024 S. Ruch St., and see the gorgeous selection of flowers.


Earth Day will be celebrated April 22. Make an effort to better the environment on this special day.

Planting trees or picking up trash in the park or in your neighborhood will improve the world in which we live.

Catasauqua: Morning Glories club to meet

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its next meeting 10 a.m. April 15.

The speaker will be Sandra Arden, director of Public Library of Catasauqua.


Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association will present the program “The Ironmen of Catasauqua,” starting 7 p.m. April 16 at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St.

Learn about the industrialists who made Catasauqua their home and created many iron-related...

Coplay: Charity run, walk set for April 13

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The 10th annual Ready, Set, GO(LD) 5K walk, 8K run and kids’ fun run is scheduled for April 13 along the Ironton Rail Trail. It begins at Saylor Park.

Registration starts 7 a.m., the 8K run begins 8:30 a.m., the 5K walk steps off 9 a.m. and the kids’ fun run starts 10:30 a.m. The awards and post-race refreshments begin 11 a.m.

The event benefits the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley.


Coplay Lions Club meets 7:15 p.m. April 15 at the Coplay...

Saylor Park project could be in jeopardy

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At Coplay Borough Council’s workshop meeting April 2, Engineer Daniel Witczak presented the latest round of bids on the Saylor Park renovations that the borough has been working on for three years. Even with reductions in the scope of the project, the total cost may be too high.

The park has been billed as the centerpiece of the borough’s 150th anniversary, which kicks off Saturday. See schedule of events at right.

The new estimated total cost is $720,000 with some...

At last, a buyer

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

The former Lehigh Valley Dairy property finally has a buyer.

Whitehall Township Mayor Michael Harakal Jr. announced March 29 the township has an agreement of sale for the long-vacant 10-acre property at 1026 MacArthur Road that once housed the former dairy.

“We can’t reveal the buyer,” Harakal said, “but they have a very good plan for development of the site.”

Because of the dilapidated condition of the 275,000-square-foot concrete building, which has sat vacant for 30...

Sheetz looking to get liquor license for MacArthur Road store

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

You soon may be able to grab some beer with your gas and snacks at Sheetz, the gas station and convenience store at 5001 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners heard a resolution at its workshop meeting April 1 that would transfer a liquor license to be used at the local Sheetz.

The board asked Mayor Michael Harakal Jr. to find out how often the police department responds to calls at the gas station and report on the finding at the April 8 meeting...

Coplay woman killed in crash

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 48-year-old Coplay woman died after the 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle she was a passenger on was struck by a 2006 Infiniti G35 driven by a 16-year-old female from Macungie 6:02 p.m. March 30 in the 6900 block of Hamilton Boulevard, Upper Macungie Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Eric D. Minnich, Lori Seip was pronounced dead 9:29 p.m. the same day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Minnich said the cause of Seip’s death is multiple blunt force...

Northampton: Historical program to be held April 6

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Historical Society will be presenting part two of the “Bygone Era — the Second Ward of Northampton” program 10 a.m. April 6 in borough hall, 1401 Laubach Ave.

Larry Oberly, vice president of the society, will be making the presentation. Slides of businesses and important events in the second ward and adjoining Allen Township will be shown.

Northampton Borough is divided into four wards. The first ward and part of the second ward were featured last year. The...

‘Mamma Mia’

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by ED COURRIER in School

Whitehall High School Theatre Club will present “Mamma Mia” April 4-7. The musicial brings romance to the stage while featuring classic ABBA hits.

With music and lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson and book by Catherine Johnson, the musical comedy debuted on Broadway in 2001.

Set in a Greek island paradise, a young bride-to-be invites three men from her mother’s past to her wedding without consulting her. She is determined to find out which one of them is her birth...