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Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Monday, July 13, 2020 by The Press in Columns


• Bible study (with Hope Lutheran Church Pastor Jami Possinger), 10 a.m., through an online platform. Information and to connect: 610-767-7203

• Bible study (organized by the ladies at Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church), 10:30 a.m., on Zoom. Once the gathering restrictions are relaxed, all ladies are invited to join together 10:30 a.m. Monday mornings in the old fellowship hall at the church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township. Information and to connect: Gloria Wallery at

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Saturday, July 11, 2020 by The Press in Focus

LCCC: In Green Phase

In the Green Phase, Lehigh Carbon Community College offers expanded in-person services for students beginning July 6 at LCCC’s Schnecksville, Allentown and Tamaqua locations.

Students may schedule virtual and in-person appointments with admissions, financial aid and advising representatives.

Facemasks and a minimum of six feet of social distance are required at all times on campus.

At the LCCC Schnecksville Main Campus, beginning July 6, the upper level of the Rothrock Library is open to students.

Coplay: Saengerbund plans live music

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St., has reopened on a limited basis — 4-10 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

The club has acoustic guitars and vocals Friday evenings and button box accordions Sunday afternoons and evenings.


Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association is returning to its regular food bank schedule for clients.

Serving 24 families, the food bank, located in the basement of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St., will be open 8:30-10 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month.


Edna M. Warmkessel

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Shepherd of the Hills Church member

Edna M. Warmkessel, 94, of Coplay and formerly of Schnecksville, died June 28, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late Erwin J. Warmkessel.

Born in Longswamp Township, she was a daughter of the late Grover J. and Eva M. (Latchaw) Guldin.

She owned and operated the former Edna’s Beauty Shop, Schnecksville, for 20 years and in Catasauqua for five years.

She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Whitehall.

She is survived by a sister, Elda C. Laudenslager of Allentown; nieces; and nephews.

Nancy L. Albert

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Catasauqua J4 committee member

Nancy L. Albert, 85, of North Catasauqua, died June 28, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was the wife of the late William J. Albert.

Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Thomas N. Paul and Mildred K. Rutman.

She attended William Allen High School and received an outstanding alumni award from Ritter School.

She was a retired shipping and receiving clerk and worked at Rileighs Inc. of Allentown, H. Leh and Company and Hess Brothers.

Allen/East Allen townships: Zion’s begins outdoor services

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Zion’s Stone United Church of Christ, 51 Church Road, Kreidersville, will begin outdoor worship services, weather permitting, 10:15 a.m. July 12.

Services will also be available online.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and health and safety guidelines, the sixth annual Northampton Area School District Student Council car show, scheduled for July 25, has been canceled, according to Roy and Sue Maranki.

They will be contacting all preregistered entries and vendors.


Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Local News


(Please note that, although municipal buildings are beginning to reopen to the public, some meetings may still be held via teleconference.)


Lehigh Township Zoning Hearing Board meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.


Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.