Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, August 18, 2018

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...


Monday, July 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Upcycled music box (for grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351


• Summer learning program concludes (Officer Wiseman and K-9 partner Zora will visit), 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. Information: 610-264-4151

• Cash bingo, 7 p.m., at...

The Family Project: Handling question

Friday, July 27, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Social News

Q. My five-year-old daughter’s new best friend comes from a family with same-sex parents. I am stuck on how to begin to answer questions she may have about this. Can you help me with some pointers on how to handle the discussion?

The first reaction from the panel was that there is an assumption that the daughter is going to have questions about her friend’s parents.

“There probably will be a conversation about this at some point,” observed panelist Mike Daniels. “If the parents...

Lending a hand

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

As one of the largest music festivals in the country, Musikfest has a records book with some fairly substantial numbers.

Thirty-five years of performances. An expected attendance of 900,000-plus people. More than 500 shows scheduled on 16 stages across Bethlehem.

But the lifeblood of the popular Lehigh Valley gathering resides in this number: 1,500.

That is the number of ArtsQuest volunteers who will be taking tickets, pouring drinks and setting up the stages at this...

Special delivery

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Drivers woke up early in the morning July 20 in Pottsville as Northeast Precast had 121-foot beams loaded onto special trailers for their trip to Northampton.

The scheduled arrival was 10:30 a.m., but the crew got delayed in Hamburg while state police checked the drivers’ credentials.

Ryan — “It’s just Ryan,” he said when he parked the beam in front of the crane — took the first truck. The course was down Route 61, across the 78 Interstate to Airport Road.

The tricky...

New Steckel principal says she’s proud to be school’s leader

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in School

Former Northampton Assistant Principal Cora Snyder has transferred across the Cement Belt to become the new principal at Steckel Elementary School.

Snyder is the fourth principal at Steckel Elementary in the past 12 months. Glenn Noack moved to the middle school last summer, opening the elementary spot for Peter Bugbee. Bugbee took a leave of absence in January and is scheduled to retire in August. Karen Nicholas finished the 2017-18 school year as interim principal.

Snyder is...