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Coplay column

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Super Bowl breakfast set for Feb. 3

Coplay Lions Club's popular Super Bowl breakfast is scheduled for Sunday, Feb.3, at the Coplay Saengerbund, Fifth Street and Schreiber Avenue.

The all-you-can-eat event, which brings throngs of families, serves as a principal fundraiser for the club. The club also holds fundraising events for programs for the visually impaired and is otherwise active in the community. Most recently club members refurbished the baseball dugouts for the Coplay American Legion baseball program at Sammy Balliet Stadium.


Requests have been submitted for the 1969 Coplay Centennial Book. During World War II, Coplay Echoes was published with George Miller, a borough squire, heading the effort. If anyone has a copy or copies in their attic or basement, call 610-262-8625.

The Echoes provided an insightful look from the homefront and battlefields on land and sea, in Europe and the Pacific.


The Borough of Northampton again has shown its intergovernmental spirit. The borough lent Coplay public works crews its bucket truck to take down the lighted holiday decorations on Chestnut and Second streets.

The Christmas light decor was a project advanced by a citizens committee, which residents pursued with the funding. The first such display, running across the bridge on the borough's side, was short-lived. County officials said the light standards were unsafe to maintain the display.


So far, the anticipated heavy traffic moving through the borough and onto the Coplay-Northampton Bridge has not materialized. It was anticipated because of the closure of the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge, which is under construction until October 2014.

Traffic is somewhat heavier during the afternoon commute. Some of the stalled traffic results from the traffic light at Ninth and Main streets in Northampton, where there is no green arrow to assist traffic turning north onto Main.

PennDOT, in the past, has not granted a green light to such projects.