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Coplay Column

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

AARP to meet at American Club

Whitehall AARP 3115 will meet Thursday, May 7 at 1 p.m. at the American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St.

Entertainment will be by Al Grout, a magician/juggler.

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Sammy Balliet Stadium is sporting a colorful look these days.

The stadium is now offering advertising on the baseball outfield fences and fences ringing the football fields.

Since the ball field has no outfield fencing, advertising runs a stretch of the fences outside its gates, at the Eighth Street section.

The signs provide funding for the cash-strapped Coplay American Legion baseball program. Spectators also note it adds some brightness to the grounds.

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The added police presence in the borough last week has been recognized by some residents.

The 2015 law enforcement training program is under way, utilizing the borough hall gym, several of its basement areas and outdoor areas.

Police, probation officers and other agencies aligned with law enforcement in the region dispatched their personnel to attend the specialized certified training program.

The program provided the department with additional revenues.

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Borough police and the borough no longer require the inspection of bicycles. However, parents may still request that police inspect their child's bicycle.

With the spring weather, children are now out riding their bikes. A major concern is that many do not stop at intersections or at stop signs. Some children pull out from alleys onto a street with moving vehicles.

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The Commitment to Family & Community (CFC) will hold a meat raffle at its fire station social hall on Cherry Street this Sunday, April 26.

Doors open at noon. The raffles begin 2 p.m.

Further information can be obtained by calling 610-262-5956.

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Still waiting! That is what some residents are saying about UGI contractors not returning to the borough to repair areas where gas lines previously were replaced.