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Coplay Column

Thursday, June 4, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

Coplay community plaza awarded grant

The triangular plot at Second and Chestnut streets, viewed by some as the Borough of Coplay's crossroads, will shortly be transformed into a passive park setting, giving the town an identity and pride.

Major players in the project are Giant Food, Lowe's Home Improvement and the borough's planning commission.

Street sweeping takes entire week

Thursday, May 28, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

Street sweeping in Coplay each spring is usually a routine task, but last week it was anything but routine as the usual two-day task of cleaning all the streets took the entire week.

Rather than having a private contractor with a mechanized sweeper clean the streets, as was the custom for years, the borough borrowed the North Catasauqua sweeper.

With a winter that resulted with more grit and grime on the streets, the borough used more materials than customary to ensure the roads stayed open.

Coplay Column

Thursday, May 21, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

Grass-cutting service is offered

Want someone to cut your grass? Similar to the sidewalk snow-shoveling program, the borough has a list of individuals who will mow your lawn, which is especially helpful for seniors.

For residents wanting their grass cut, or for persons willing to do the work, call the borough office at 610-262-6008.


New American flags have been placed by American Legion Post 426 at veterans' graves at Coplay and St. Peter's cemeteries, an annual Memorial Day ritual.


Coplay Column

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

Pool seeks three lifeguards

The borough is looking for three candidates to fill the number of lifeguard slots at the borough parkway pool.

Applicants must be at least 16 years of ago.

The applicants must also be Red Cross certified.

Applications can be submitted to the municipal office. Call 610-262-6088 for more information.

The pool opens for the weekend June 6 and 7, and the official opening day for the summer is June 13.


A new vendor will operate at the parkway pool concession stand.

Coplay Column

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

Oldies dance set for American Club

The Whitehall Lions Club will hold a spring fling oldies dance Friday, May 15, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the American Club pavilion, Cherry Street.

Doors open at 6 p.m.

The kitchen and bar will be open.

For tickets or more information, call 610-261-2920 or 610-262-7598.


Now is the time to get rid of used tires.

Public works personnel this Saturday will be at the borough parkway parking lot accepting the old tires for free.

Lafarge Cement Company is again providing a large trailer for the tires.

Atlas museum to open Sunday

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by AL RECKER in Local News

The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, the only such museum in the United States renowned for its collection of artifacts that tell the story of cement manufacturing in Northampton and the region, will open its 2015 season this Sunday.

Located at 1401 Laubach Ave., in a wing of borough hall, Curator Ed Pany said the Atlas museum will be open to the public the second and fourth Sundays of the month, 1-3 p.m., through September. Admission is free.

Coplay Column

Thursday, April 30, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

St. Peter's, library to hold joint event

St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Fifth Street, and the Coplay Public Library are partnering for an event on Saturday.

The church will hold a chicken and ham dinner, and the library will hold a basket social.

The dinner and basket social is from 4 to 7 p.m.


The Coplay Democratic Club will hold a "Meet the Candidates" event on Saturday, May 2, 1:30 p.m., at Paulie's Restaurant, Chestnut and Ruch streets.


Streets across Coplay Borough are scheduled to be swept by the public works department May 20 and 21. Alleys will not be swept.

Coplay Column

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by AL RECKER 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.


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.

Coplay Column

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

Borough crew preparing pool

The opening of the parkway swimming pool is only a couple of months away.

Borough public works crews are already at the scene with a backloader performing a myriad of tasks.

The laundry list includes cleaning the pool and changing rooms, making pump repairs and chlorine machine adjustments and performing other maintenance.

A bit of good news for pool patrons.

The borough reports there will be no hike in admission rates for the 2015 season.

The pool manager position might again change, however.

The pool's popular deejay parties are expected to return.

Senior fair set for April 17

Thursday, April 9, 2015 by AL RECKER in Local News

State Rep. Daniel McNeill (D-133rd) will team up with State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-18th) April 17 to sponsor the annual spring senior fair.

The senior fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at a new location, Westgate Mall, 2285 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. The event was previously held at the East Side Youth Center, Hanover Avenue, Allentown.

More than 600 seniors along with 60 exhibitors from various governmental organizations, participated at the event in 2014. To date, 75 vendors are committed, with attendance expected to increase even more.