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Halloween parade date approaches

Thursday, October 9, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

With the Tuesday, Oct. 21 Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association's community Halloween Parade approaching, the deadline for registering is tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 10, via email at

The rain date is Tuesday, Oct. 28.

Favorite musical bands will again be in the parade lineup, including the Whitehall High School Zephyr Marching Band, the East Hills Middle School, the Rajah Temple Oriental Band, the Allentown Hobo Almost Marching Band and the Wind Gap Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps.


Coplay column

Thursday, October 2, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Parade set for Oct. 16

Coplay Borough's community Halloween Parade is beginning to come together.

Sponsored by the Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association, the Oct. 16 parade will include three bands: Whitehall High School Zephyr Marching Band, Allentown Hobo Almost Marching Band and the Wind Gap Alumni Drum & Bugle Corps. Another two bands are expected to be in the parade but that has not been finalized.

The parade route remains unchanged, beginning on Chestnut Street, proceeding south on Second Street and disbanding at Hokendauqua Street.


Coplay column

Thursday, September 18, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Fall designs to be featured at garden club meeting

The Coplay Garden Club meeting Sept. 25 will feature a floral design workshop on the fall floral container.

The 7 p.m. meeting will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church social hall. Any interested persons are invited to attend.


Signs in frontyards across the borough indicate this year's nominees for the annual Properties of Merit honors. A reception for the award winners and all nominees will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Samuel Owens Restaurant, Second and Chestnut streets.

Further information is available by calling Bill Leiner at 810-751-2745.

Coplay column

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Fire dept. to host yard sale

The Coplay Fire Department will hold an indoor yard sale and flea market Sept. 20, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

The sale will take place at the station on Cherry Street.

Refreshments and baked goods will also be available for purchase.


Donations and sponsors are needed for a Longaberger basket bingo set for Sept. 28 at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church.

The event, which benefits a young boy and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, will begin at 1:30 p.m. Doors will open at noon.

Food will be available for purchase.

Allen Township gives green light to FedEx

Thursday, August 21, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Allen Township Board of Supervisors has officially paved the way for the FedEx Ground distribution center.

The supervisors approved the $335 million project on Willowbrook Road at the Aug. 14 meeting.

Supervisors Paul Balliet, Larry Oberly and Al Pierce voted in support of the first phase of the project. Voting in opposition was Supervisor Dale Hassler. Supervisor Bruce Frack was absent.

Before the vote, Hassler asked a representative of Rockefeller Group, the developer, if the company was willing to install sidewalks off Willowbrook Road.

New completion date set for bridge

Thursday, August 14, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Weather, bedrock delay construction progress

Reports that the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge won't be open to traffic until July 2015 are unfounded.

Rick Molchany, Lehigh County director of general services, told The Press he has had regular update meetings with the contractor.

Information he has obtained there indicate it will be open a few months earlier – in April 2015.

Molchany shed some light on why the bridge will not be finished this fall, as originally forecast.

For one thing, the icy winter weather of 2013-14 took a toll on crews' ability to complete construction tasks.

Coplay column

Thursday, August 7, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Library to host Fun Fest Saturday

The Coplay Public Library will host Fun Fest at the library Saturday, Aug. 9.

The event, scheduled for 11 a.m.-3 p.m., features food, games face painting and yard sale and craft tables. The Abracadabra Magic Show is set for noon.

Children who participated in the summer reading program will receive their reading certificate plus a free hot dog.

Any child with a Coplay library card will receive a free snow cone.


Coplay column

Thursday, July 31, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

St. Peter's to host annual picnic and homecoming

It's homecoming weekend in Coplay on Sunday.

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church will hold its 60th annual parish picnic, billed as a time when families from near and far enjoy an afternoon and evening of food, music and renewing bonds of friendship.

Beginning after the late morning Sunday Mass, the grounds, between Fifth and Sixth streets and Coplay and Center streets, will be filled with families.

Snyder waives right to preliminary hearing

Thursday, July 24, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Police Log

His head bowed, Timothy Howard Snyder waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday before Northampton District Judge Diane Marakovits.

Charges stem from a June 8 standoff with Northampton and state police at the Gin Mill and Grille, 1940 Main St., following a call he made to a 911 dispatcher saying he had a bomb and threatening to blow up an apartment and the tavern where he resided.