Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Catasauqua police

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

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 24

In the 700 block of Front Street, music was turned down and the owner warned two separate times when police investigated a noise complaint. On the third call, the person was cited.

A dispute between a mother and daughter occurred in the 600 block of Third Street.

At ASL Mechanical, 428 Pearl St., a vehicle was damaged.

At Catasauqua Highrise, 534 Third St., police responded to a parking...

lunch menus

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in School

Friday, Jan. 5: Elem. — Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, carrots with dip, apple wedges, milk. M.S. — Cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, green beans, apple wedges, milk. H.S. — Four-cheese pizza, broccoli with cheese sauce, celery sticks, apple wedges, orange, milk.

Monday, Jan. 8: Gockley, Steckel — Chicken tenders, dinner roll, mixed vegetables, apple wedges, milk. Zephyr — Chicken tenders, whole-wheat dinner roll, mixed vegetables, apple wedges, milk. M.S. — Chicken...

Fullerton: Basketball, cheerleading pictures planned for Jan. 10

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church’s athletic association will be having winter pictures for basketball and cheerleading 5:30-6:45 p.m. Jan. 10 in the parish hall/gym.

Baseball and softball sign-ups will be open Jan. 10 through Feb. 16.

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St. Elizabeth’s, 435 Pershing Blvd., will be holding its first all-you-can-eat breakfast of the new year 8:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 14 in the church social hall.

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St. Elizabeth’s Golden Agers reminds all that...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

MONDAY 8

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.

TUESDAY 9

Coplay Borough Council meets 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

WEDNESDAY 10

Whitehall Township Legal and Legislative Committee meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 3219 MacArthur Road...

Northampton police

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

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 17

Officers checked on a residence in the 1700 block of Franklin Street.

A hit and run occurred in the 1300 block of Stewart Street. The report said the driver-side mirror of a legally parked vehicle was struck.

Police responded to a domestic dispute between two females in the 800 block of Main Street.

DEC. 18

Criminal mischief in the 1900 block of Main Street brought police to the...

Happenings

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 2

• Tai Chi exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue until Feb. 23. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Half-price sale on all clothing, during store hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until Jan. 6.

• Creation Station Club (for children of all ages), 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the community room of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700...

Coplay budget includes tax hike

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The final version of Coplay Borough’s 2018 budget was approved Dec. 18.

The $2.3 million budget increases property taxes by 0.03 mill. Taxes for the borough are 4.130 mills for the general fund, 0.380 mill for the library and another 0.380 mill for emergency services.

The borough increases garbage tax rates to $280 for most households. Seniors get a $40 discount.

The borough proposes to pay $282,650 to administer the budget. This is a little over 10 percent of the budget...

CWSA rushes to get Front St. project winter-ready

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority (CWSA) board put Engineer Darryl Jenkins on the spot regarding Front Street at its regular meeting Dec. 21.

The long-delayed project is winding down, but board members had a few concerns they want to have addressed. Board member Joseph Marx reported on the quality of the asphalt basecoat.

“The areas that were reworked were not saw-cut and then were filled in,” he said.

Coplay’s director of public works, Paul Boyle, was in attendance...

Changes in music program

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in School

After 25 years in the Whitehall-Coplay School District, Steckel Elementary School wished a happy retirement to music teacher Stephen Reisteter Dec. 1.

In addition to his contributions in the classroom, Reisteter is a mainstay in the Lehigh Valley’s performing arts. As a musician, he performed with legends like Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops and The Temptations. As a director, he conducted numerous performances for Civic Theatre of Allentown. And as a composer, his work has been played...