Whitehall-Coplay Press

Saturday, October 20, 2018

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

OCTOBER

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. 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.

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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.

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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...

Catasauqua police

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

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 10

At Force 1, 403 Wood St., abandoned vehicles were tagged.

In the 600 block of South 14th Street, a wallet was taken from a vehicle.

No-parking signs were requested on Second Street.

SEPT. 11

On Mulberry Street, nonpermitted vehicles were in a borough parking lot. They were ticketed and towed.

A 36-year-old Catasauqua woman was arrested on DUI charges in the 100 block of...

Happenings

Monday, October 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 2

• Walk This Way to Better Health community walking program (introduced by East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department), 10-11 a.m., at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane. The program will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays. To participate: Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306

• Creation Station Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at...