Northampton Press

Monday, October 23, 2017
PRESS PHOTO BY AL RECKERPat and Bob Kern, of Hokendauqua, enjoy a spaghetti and meatballs dinner April 29 at Trinity United Church of Christ, Coplay. PRESS PHOTO BY AL RECKERPat and Bob Kern, of Hokendauqua, enjoy a spaghetti and meatballs dinner April 29 at Trinity United Church of Christ, Coplay.
PRESS PHOTO BY AL RECKERFrom left, Mary Jandrasits, of Coplay; Jean Gilbert, of Whitehall; and Cheryl Sommer, of Whitehall, enjoy a ladies night out at Commitment to Family & Community’s Longaberger basket bingo, held recently at the Cherry Street hall. PRESS PHOTO BY AL RECKERFrom left, Mary Jandrasits, of Coplay; Jean Gilbert, of Whitehall; and Cheryl Sommer, of Whitehall, enjoy a ladies night out at Commitment to Family & Community’s Longaberger basket bingo, held recently at the Cherry Street hall.

Coplay: Anniversary committee will meet tonight

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

This evening, the borough’s 150th anniversary celebration committee meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St. The celebration occurs in 2019.

Also this evening, Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 convenes 7:30 p.m., usually for a workshop of sorts, on the second floor of the municipal building.

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Aqua Zumba debuts for the summer at Parkway Pool 6:30 p.m. June 19 and each Monday evening thereafter.

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There will be a Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative community meal 4-6 p.m. June 20 at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St.

The meal is guaranteed for the first 100 guests.

For information on how you can help, contact Janice Stavrou at 610-767-7014 or rmblwood@ptd.net; Judy Ehret at judyae@ptd.net; or Shel Ehret strumpet@ptd.net.

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The state-of-the-art scoreboard, which was erected in 2016 at Sammy Balliet Stadium, Coplay American Legion’s baseball team home, will have a celebratory dedication noon June 24.

The program will include an appearance by Lehigh Valley IronPigs’ mascot, followed by a doubleheader baseball game between Coplay Legion and North Parkland. Game times are 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

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For the sidewalk superintendents looking for some activity at the closed Coplay-Northampton Bridge, there is some preliminary work underway.

The estimated completion date for the new bridge is May 2020.

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The free shuttle rides between Coplay and Northampton, which are expected to continue for the duration of the bridge closure, run every half-hour. Slowly, more persons who walked the bridge to get to their destination are becoming aware of the service provided by the contractor.

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One project a couple of readers suggested for safety and aesthetics is for the borough to construct an island where South Second Street, Third Street and Scheiber Avenue merge. In fact, Lehigh Street is just a bit north of the above-mentioned roads.

The men who came up with the idea said motorists entering Second Street from Third Street would have a better view of oncoming traffic.

With the planting of low shrubbery, the area would have an enhanced appearance for the community.