Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Stiles: St. John the Baptist plans tricky tray

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 3024 S. Ruch St., will be holding its 14th annual tricky tray event 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 15 in the church social hall. This is always a fun event where you can buy chances to win a gift basket or a variety of gift cards.

The kitchen will be open.

You will be contacted after the event if you are a lucky winner.


Super Bowl LIV will be played 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Fla., between the San Francisco 49ers...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 6

In the 300 block of Howertown Road, police assisted UGI with a parking issue.

Officers assisted with a public service situation in the 500 block of Third Street.

A bicycle was stolen in the 600 block of Third Street.

On Second Street, a vehicle was ticketed.

JAN. 7

A disturbance at Whittier Place Apartments, 895 Walnut St., was reported.

Police assisted Lehigh County...

Fullerton: Church hosts breakfast Feb. 9

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., has planned its next all-you-can-eat breakfast for 8:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 9.

Come enjoy bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, home fries, pancakes, cheesy Tater Tots, Danish, juice and coffee.


Bishop Alfred Schlert, will be visiting St. Elizabeth’s to administer Confirmation 4:30 p.m. Feb. 13.

The church asks parishioners to keep these young men and women in their prayers.

St. Elizabeth’s is...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

I’m so thankful Coplay Borough decided to continue to display the nativity scene. I’m also grateful that St. Peter Roman Catholic Church provided the space for this beautiful display.

As Linus said to Charlie Brown, “That’s what Christmas is all about.”

God bless America, and God bless the little town of Coplay, the “1 square mile of God’s little masterpiece”!

Melody Faisetty



Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 27

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

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

JAN. 28

• What Are You Reading Now? book club meeting, 1 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

JAN. 29

• Family board game night, 5:30-8 p.m., at the tables in the reference area of Whitehall...

Whitehall man charged in homicide

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by CHRIS REBER in Local News

U.S. marshals have arrested a Whitehall Township man whom they believe to be the final suspect in a double homicide that occurred last month in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

Marshals arrested Zaire Unique Burkett, 20, of Whitehall, Jan. 17.

Burkett is the fourth suspect charged in the Dec. 4, 2019, shooting of Dylan Beinert, 22; Khalil Durante, 23; and Walter Howard Durante at a home on Silver Maple Road in the Sun Valley area. Beinert died at the scene, and Khalil...

Board denies request for S. Church St. sidewalk deferment

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by PAUL FOX in Local News

At the Jan. 13 Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners meeting, the board voted on a number of ordinances and resolutions, including two pertaining to the construction of a new warehouse along South Church Street, just off MacArthur Road.

Representatives from Bohler Engineering came before the board to make their case for an ordinance deferring the construction of curbing and sidewalks on South Church Street. The proposed sidewalk would give pedestrians a path from the site of the...