Catasauqua Press

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Coplay: Flags will remain on poles until July 4

Thursday, June 2, 2016 by The Press in Columns

The American flags that lined Chestnut and Second streets for the Memorial Day holiday will remain on utility poles until the Fourth of July.

The flags will be taken down but then returned for Veterans Day in November.

The flags were a project of a citizens committee that raised the funding via contributions from residents. The borough will take over the project in the future when the flags need to be replaced.

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Coplay Public Library has another in a series of fundraisers on tap, a comedy night set for 9 p.m. June 4, at Ramada Inn, 1500 MacArthur Road, Whitehall. Doors open 8 p.m.

Additionally, the library board meets 7 p.m. June 9 in council chambers at the borough hall. The meeting is open to the public.

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Binnie’s, a hot dog and fast food restaurant on North Front Street, next to the Coplay-Northampton Bridge, will be on the auction block shortly. The restaurant has been shuttered for more than two years, despite a sign posted earlier it was closed for renovations.

Back in the day, it was a shoe repair shop, later an insurance agency.

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Sammy Balliet Stadium, home to Coplay American Legion baseball, is a throwback on what professional ballparks looked like.

The outfield has numerous business signs on the fencing, one of several things the Legion baseball committee is doing in its fundraising campaigns.