Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Catasauqua: Ladies night out set for April 13

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association will be having a ladies night out 7-9 p.m. April 13 at the Biery House, 8 Race St.

Make it and take it — you will be making a sea glass necklace and earrings.

The cost includes instruction, materials, snack and a good time. The event is BYOB, and you pay at the door.

Parking is at the Deily Coal Yard, 5 Union St.

To reserve a seat or if you have any questions, email debmellish@gmail...


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Half-price sale, during store hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until April 14.

• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 19. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The event will continue...

Chief Michael Marks graduates from FBI National Academy

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Whitehall Township Police Department has announced that Chief Michael Marks recently returned from Quantico, Va., after graduating from the 271st FBI National Academy.

Marks graduated from the academy March 16 with 223 other law enforcement officers, including members of law enforcement agencies from 48 states, the District of Columbia, 18 international countries, five military organizations and five federal civilian organizations.

This achievement complements Marks’ already...

Commissioners address volunteerism in township

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Local News

Increasing volunteerism in the township was one of the topics discussed at the March 12 Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners meeting.

Resident and committee member Joe Wilfinger asked the board to be more aggressive about recruiting volunteers for township committees, many of which he said are short staffed and often don’t even have a quorum when they meet.

Board member Jeffrey Dutt said he and fellow board member Shawn Clary recently met with 31 students at Whitehall High...

What a day!

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Local News

For frequent visitors of Happy Valley in the fall, hearing Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” blasting from speakers and chants of “We Are” in the streets is nothing new.

But Coplay residents expecting to do their normal Saturday morning grocery shopping at their local Giant were in for a very different experience March 24.

It was Saquon Barkley Day in the borough.

Thousands of people, many of whom began tailgating hours before the event’s noontime start, lined Chestnut...

Fire calls

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Local News


Stations 36, 37, 38 and 3501 responded to an alarm activation due to malfunction at 2180 MacArthur Road.


A false alarm at 5217 Kemmerer St. brought out Stations 36, 39, 40 and 3501.


Station 3501 and Station 40’s pumper rescue truck were on the scene of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 5498 Main St.

A person in distress at 835 Mallard Drive was assisted by Station 38.


A building fire at 1241...

Coplay: Borough offices closed March 30

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Borough Office and Public Works Department will be closed March 30 in observance of Good Friday.


March 30 is the deadline to apply for lifeguard, pool manager and part-time work positions in the borough. Apply at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.


St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold an Easter egg hunt 10 a.m. March 31. A party will follow.

A congregational breakfast is planned for 8:45-10 a.m. April 1.


Pet loss seminar set for April 29

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Stephens Funeral Home, 274 N. Krocks Road, Allentown, is offering a pet loss and grief seminar 2-3:30 p.m. April 29 at the funeral home.

The seminar, on coping with life after the loss of a pet, will be presented by Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support.

Learn about topics that address grief after the loss of a beloved pet.

Topics include human-animal bond, learning about grief, coping with grief, struggling with guilt and regrets, the need to mourn, healing...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


Police were on the scene of drug investigations on MacArthur Road, Fuller Street and Maryland Circle.

Officers investigated a report of assault in the 200 block of Mickley Run.

Thefts from vehicles on Delphi Drive and Seventh Street were reported.

The department investigated a suspicious vehicle on Walnut Street.

Harassment reports on Zephyr Boulevard and Maryland Circle were...

District news: Whitehall-Coplay School District students off for spring break

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by The Press in School

Schools will be closed for spring break from March 30 through April 2.


PSSA testing will begin next week for grades 3 through 8. The state testing will go on for two weeks.

Fourth grade will have an additional week for science testing. It is very important students do their very best to attend school during these dates.

Be sure to get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast. Also, it is important to be on time and prompt arriving to school.