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Elvis impersonator to perform at pool

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

Elvis will be in town to get the Fourth of July holiday off to a rousing start.

Elvis, aka Andy Svreck, will be at Coplay's Parkway Pool on Friday, July 3 for two shows, 6 and 8 p.m.

There is a fee to see the show, which is just one of several special attractions planned for poolside,


Residents are reminded there is a large receptacle in the borough hall lobby on Fourth Street to dispose of unwanted or outdated medications.

The public is asked not to dispose of the medications when they put the garbage out for collection.


Coplay police investigating overnight theft, vandalism at pool

Thursday, July 2, 2015 by AL RECKER in Police Log

An overnight break-in June 24 at Coplay's Parkway Pool rocked borough officials, who said it was the first major occurrence in memory since the pool's opening in the 1970s.

Patrol Officer William Globosits discovered the heavy steel doors at the pool's entrance ajar at 3:45 a.m. and immediately informed Councilman Steve Burker, recreation committee chairman, and Council President Lou Bodish.

Coplay Column

Thursday, June 25, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

Pool again offering Aqua Zumba

Aqua Zumba, the popular swimming fitness program, has returned to Coplay's Parkway Pool.

Classes will run every other Friday evening and will start at 6:30 p.m.

Further information is available at the pool.


There are no patriotic happenings scheduled in the borough this Independence Day.

The American flags will continue to fly for the holiday and then be taken down. The flags will again be put up for Veterans Day.

The fireworks display that had been put on for many years will also not take place this year.


Bridge builders to meet with county, PennDOT

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by AL RECKER in Local News

Construction on the new Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge has accelerated over the past couple of months as workers scramble to finish the project.

Lehigh County Director of General Services Rick Molchany said June 5 that a meeting will be held June 16 at the PennDOT offices in Allentown, at which HRI Construction, the company building the bridge, will meet with county and PennDOT officials.

Coplay Column

Thursday, June 11, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

Penn professor to discuss kilns

University of Pennsylvania architecture professor Frank Matero will address borough officials on restoring the Coplay cement kilns at 11 a.m., June 17 in council chambers.

Rick Molchany, Lehigh County director of general services, said Matero was invited to the informal session by Spillman Farmer Architects, Bethlehem. Spillman has compiled a 50-page report regarding the possibility of restoring the kilns.


Coplay American Legion Post 426 has sent out a reminder that Sunday, June 14, is Flag Day.

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.