Whitehall-Coplay Press

Friday, June 22, 2018

Whitehall-Coplay lunch menus

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, May 31: Elem. — Popcorn chicken with dinner roll or PB&J, steamed corn, orange, chilled peaches, milk. M.S. — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce or PB&J, steamed corn, celery sticks, banana, chilled peaches, milk. H.S. — Cheese-filled breadsticks with marinara sauce, mixed vegetables, tossed salad, chilled peaches, banana, milk. H.S. premium — Chicken taco wrap, salad plate, steamed corn, banana, chilled peaches, milk.

Friday, June 1: Elem. — Cheese pizza...

Catasauqua: Concert is planned for June 1

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Groove Merchants will perform 7-10 p.m. June 1 at Catasauqua Park Ampitheater, 501 American St. Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun, music-filled evening.

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Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a flea market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 2. Featured is a basket raffle, bake sale, pickled red beets and lots of food for eat-in or take-out meals.

If you have items you would like to donate (no TVs or electronics) or any...

Northampton police

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 12

Officers assisted a Pennsylvania state constable in the 1400 block of Railroad Street in locating a male with a warrant.

A theft from an unlocked, legally parked vehicle occurred in the 1600 block of Main Street. A USB charger and loose change were taken.

MAY 13

A reportable accident in the 2700 block of Cherryville Road involved one vehicle.

MAY 14

Police responded to a...

Living the Vintage Years

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

A few weeks ago, I heard a startling statistic that frightened me. During a caregivers class at a local hospital, the facilitator told attendees that 80 percent of caregivers die before their patient does.

Initially, that news sounded unbelievable. Surely, there was some mistake. But the more I thought about that high figure, the more sense it made.

Often, caregivers are consumed by the strenuous routine required in providing 24-hour care for a loved one who is dependent on...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 14

Unusual activity in the 100 block of Bridge Street was reported.

An abandoned vehicle was tagged in the 300 block of Howertown Road.

Officers investigated a fraud case in the 300 block of Second Street.

On Cambridge Place, an animal complaint was referred to an animal control officer.

In the 300 block of Church Street, police sought Megan’s Law information.

On Front Street,...

District news: First-grade students will participate in field day today, May 31

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in School

First grade’s field day will be held 9-11 a.m. today, May 31. The rain date is June 1. Students will participate in many fun activities.

Remember to dress your child appropriately for the weather. Also, be sure to wear sneakers, bring a water bottle and wear sunscreen.

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Reminder: Camp Whitehall 2018 sign-ups began May 11. Summer day camp is open to children residing in the Whitehall-Coplay School District who have completed kindergarten (minimum age 5) through eighth...

Railroad memories

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Recently, I received a call from Mr. Jim Rowland, editor of Lehigh Lines, official publication of Railroad Historians of the Lehigh Valley, Lehigh Valley Chapter. Jim requested some information on the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum and the railroad network at the Atlas plants.

Jim, a former Egypt resident, today resides in Maryland. Two friends, both railroad buffs in the chapter, are Mike Bednar, of Darktown (Hokendauqua), and a former student, Kermit Geary, of Lehigh Township...

Coplay: Borough pool sets summer hours

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Parkway Pool will open for the June 9-10 weekend and then daily starting June 11 through the end of August.

Councilman Steve Burker, recreation commission chairman, said the hours are noon-7 p.m.

Season passes are available at the municipal building office, 98 S. Fourth St.

Returning for the summer are the popular aqua Zumba classes, held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, starting June 18.

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Coplay Saengerbund’s pavilion is in full mode for...