Taverns played a major role in the lives of Coplay residents going as far back as the late 1800s and early 1920s.
Hotels and bars thrived from the 1940s through 1970s. Some taverns have taken on a different use, while others have altered their businesses to cater to a dining experience for patrons.
Sechler's at Second and Chestnut streets was a watering hole for many Coplay Cement Company and Whitehall Cement workers. The men stopped in at the bar after a shift to quench their...
Catasauqua Middle School held its schoolwide spelling bee competition last Wednesday.
Congratulations to Jacob Becker, who came in first place and Mikaela Alleyne, who was runner-up. Both students were awarded a trophy with an engraved plaque and a dictionary.
Jacob was last year's spelling bee runner-up and Mikaela was the winner.
Jacob will advance to the preliminary written exam scheduled for Feb. 21 at Northampton Community College. The top ranking spellers from this...
The Lehigh County Board of Commissioners delayed approval of the Green Future Fund for a third time at its Jan. 9 meeting in the Lehigh County Government Center in Allentown.
Several members of the board, led by Commissioner Michael Schware, said they would approve the bill only after an equal dollar amount of cuts or savings were made elsewhere to pay for the project.
Schware said he spent a lot of time over the holidays looking for ways to offset spending and has found $296,...
North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
· A report of a suspicious vehicle brought police to Third and Chapel streets.
· Officers responded to a report of a theft on Berk Street.
· Officers assisted a citizen in the 1100 block of Second Street.
· A report of an open door brought police to the 1100 block of Front Street.
· Police were called to the 1100 block of Fifth Street...
Thursday, Jan. 24: Elem.–Turkey and cheese hoagie on whole grain roll, lettuce and tomato, fruit cocktail, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S., H.S.–Corn dogs, cole slaw, assorted fresh fruit, French fries, baby carrots, side salad, milk.
Friday, Jan. 25: Elem.–Pizza, red, whole grain; broccoli, sliced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, baby carrots, milk. M.S., H.S.–Spicy chicken sub-whole grain, celery sticks, assorted fresh fruit, steamed corn, baby carrots, side salad, milk...
Hanover Township (Lehigh County) Zoning Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2202 Grove Road.
The Catasauqua Borough General Government committee meets at 6:30 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St.
Catasauqua Borough Council holds a workshop meeting at 7 p.m. in the municipal complex, 118 Bridge St., beginning with a public hearing to allow for public comment concerning the adoption of an ordinance...
· Lake Heritage Foundation (LLHF) public forum – 7 p.m., Lynn Township Municipal Building, 7911 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, to discuss the planning of the Leaser Lake Accessible Recreation Area. Information: George White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-756-3181.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model...
Dr. Julian Agyeman, chair of Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, will present a talk, "Understanding the Challenges of Environmental Justice in an Unequal World," 7 p.m. Jan. 29, Prosser Auditorium, Haupert Union Building, Moravian College.
The event is free and open to the public.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Beichey of Northampton announce the engagement of their son, Benjamin Ross Beichey, to Jennifer Colleen Murphy, daughter of Michael and Lorraine Murphy of Peabody, Mass.
The engagement took place in April 2012. in the Cayman Islands.
Ben graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial-organizational development psychology and a postgraduate degree in international business management...
Wednesday, Jan. 23: Baked ham with raisin sauce, whipped sweet potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, angel food cake. BB: Roast turkey.
Thursday, Jan. 24: Meat loaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, peas and carrots, wheat bread, banana.
Friday, Jan. 25: Baked macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, tossed salad, wheat bread, baked apples.
Monday, Jan. 28: Chicken cacciatore, wax beans, rosemary potatoes, wheat bread, tapioca pudding.
Tuesday, Jan. 29: Beef-a-roni,...