HIGHLIGHTS

COPLAY POOL

      Open daily 12 - 8 PM in July. Season Passes can be purchased at the Borough Office, Daily Rate $5 for residents. SCHEDULED EVENTS AQUA ZUMBA – Classes held every Monday at 6:30 pm. $5 daily rate/$3 with a season pass SWIMMING LESSONS –– Monday JUNE 30 – Thursday, JULY 10. Y member or Coplay resident - $32; Community - $64. Lessons through Suburban North Family YMCA B104 – PARK AND POOL PATROL – Wednesday, JULY 9 1-3pm LUAU PARTY – Saturday, JULY 12 – ALL DAY – Island Expressions tropical drinks, food specials and luau entertainment and music SWIMMING LESSONS –– Mon., JULY 14 – Thurs., JULY 24 DIP-N-DANCE – Wednesday, JULY 23 6-9pm MERMAID AVALON - Saturday, JULY 26 1:30-3pm SWIMMING LESSONS –– Mon., JULY 28 – Thurs., August 7 DIP-N-DANCE – Saturday, August 23 1-4pm during COPLAY COMMUNITY DAYS! MERMAID AVALON - Saturday, August 23 1:30-3pm FREE SWIM – Saturday, August 23/Sunday, August 24 12noon – 7pm during COPLAY COMMUNITY DAYS! And don’t forget to visit Milander’s Snack Stand open when the pool is open with Family Night Food Specials!!

LEHIGH COUNTY LIFE

      A new online town hall tool to communicate with county residents. By interacting with the tool, residents will be able to engage using polls, submitting ideas, sharing photos, answering surveys. To register go to www.lehighcountylife.org or www.lehighcounty.org and click on the double orange light bulb icon. For more information, contact virginiahaas@lehighcounty.org.

150th ANNIVERSARY

      On April 7, 2019, Coplay will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Borough’s Incorporation. Although it seems far off, celebration planning needs to begin. We are putting together a committee to oversee this task. If interested, contact the Borough Office 610-262-6088.

HAPPY RETIREMENT

     to longtime borough employee and resident Rick Bundra who retired on June 25. Congratulations and Enjoy!!

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

      The Borough of Coplay has established a Facebook page to notify residents of upcoming borough events, alerts, public notices and emergencies happening in our town. Visit our Page, Like us Today!! Click Here

FROM THE DESK OF
MAYOR BUNDRA

      Summer is in full swing, the Coplay Pool has ongoing activities for the whole family and I hope everyone enjoys the upcoming 4th of July Holiday with family and friends celebrating our nations birthday! Any resident wishing to share suggestions or concerns may reach me at 484-239-1611 or via email, click here.

COUNCIL NEWS

      A new ordinance was passed in April, 2014 regarding grass clippings. It is now illegal to mow or blow your grass clippings into the street. Contact the Borough Office at 610-262-6088 to report any violations of this ordinance. The Workshop Meeting is Tuesday, JULY 1 at 7 PM; Council Meeting Tuesday, JULY 8 at 7 PM.

BOROUGH HAPPENINGS

BOROUGH OFFICE AND PUBLIC WORKS

      will be closed on Friday, JULY 4 for the Holiday.

COPLAY LIBRARY

      Our Annual Summer Reading Program is off and running. Stop in @ 2PM every Wednesday for our Wacky Wednesday experiments! Library Events: Saturday, JULY 5 – 12-3pm Trivia Saturday, come in and play a game of Trivial Pursuit or make up your own questions. Thursday, JULY 10 – 7pm – Library Board Mtg in the Municipal Bldg Tuesday, JULY 22 – 4-9 PM Fundraiser@Sam Owens Restaurant Must be seated, NO takeout; 10% of your check will be donated. Monday, JULY 28 – 5-7pm Scrabble Night Library Summer Hours – Monday – Thursday 12 – 7pm; Friday – 10 am – 5pm; Saturday – 10am – 2pm . Closed July 4th.           For more information visit the library website, click here or call 610-262-7351.

TRASH/RECYCLING/YARD WASTE/METAL COLLECTION/ELECTRONICS RECYCLING

      For the week of June 30 – Recycling will be collected WEDNESDAY and Yard Waste will be collected THURSDAY due to the July 4th Holiday. NO BAGS should be used for grass/yard waste collection. Electronics recycling collection Wednesday, JULY 16 and Metal collection Thursday, JULY 18. Large Metal items can be put out with your regular recycling. There is no need to call the borough office to schedule pick up. GARBAGE CANS - in excess of 35 gallons will NOT be collected. You must call borough office at 610-262-6088 to schedule pick up of larger items (sofas, mattresses, etc.) on regularly scheduled garbage days, limit of two per year at no charge. ELECTRONICS - televisions and other electronics WILL NOT be collected with regular garbage. Utilize our Electronics Recycling collection, most items are $1, except TVs and computer monitors, call the borough office for cost to recycle based on type/size, or you can drop items off yourself, at FreeCycle, 795 Roble Road, Allentown on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 AM-5 PM and 3rd Saturday from 9 AM-11 AM. From Public Works Director Dan Pavelko: If you plan any medium to large scale remodeling jobs at your home, obtain a dumpster. The borough sanitation department is not equipped to handle building material refuse. Call 484-239-6333 with questions.

COPLAY POLICE

      The Deptartment received 219 calls in May, 2014. Arrests: Retail Theft - 2; Traffic – 31; Parking Tickets – 63.

CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS INFO

COPLAY AMERICAN LEGION

      Did you know…if you fly an American Flag at your home and are replacing it because it is worn, there is an old mailbox out front of our Post to dispose of worn flags properly.
          Contact Information: Larry 610-262-4133

COPLAY ATHLETIC CLUB

      Gym located on 2nd floor of Coplay Municipal Building, check board for meeting dates;
          Contact Information: Bev 610-262-0909

COPLAY COMMUNITY DAYS

      Next meeting will be held Monday, JULY 28 at 7 PM in Council Chambers.
          Contact information: Steve 610-703-8487

COPLAY NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME WATCH

      This passive group of concerned Coplay residents is always vigilant concerning any unusual persons or activities in the neighborhood. They then report this to the local Police department. Laminated window Crime Watch signs and Vial of Life kits are always available free of charge for anyone, to be used in your home. A “V” orange sticker is to be placed on a front window/door, another is placed on the refrigerator door and the Vial is put inside the refrigerator with your medical history/medication information. In case of an emergency, this alerts medical personnel coming to your home, where to find your medical history, saving critical time. Please contact us at the number below to request a kit.
          Contact information: Frank 610-262-0802

COPLAY DEMOCRATIC CLUB

      The “Edward M. Kennedy Democratic Association”, also known as the CDC is holding a membership drive, annual dues is $2.00. Register to vote. The stakes in the 2014 General Election are very high. Please participate. For more information contact Bill at 610 751-2745 or Bev at 610 262-0909.
          Contact information: Bill 610-751-2745

COPLAY GARDEN CLUB

      will meet Thursday, JULY 31 at 7 PM at St. John’s, 18 S 3rd St., Program Topic: “Creating a Succulent Wreath” by Debbie deSousa. Garden Hint : Spray a little cooking spray on your hoe, shovel or other gardening tools to prevent soil from sticking.
          Contact information: Jane 610-261-1243

COPLAY LIONS CLUB

      Join us at our next regularly scheduled meeting, Monday, JULY 7 and Monday, JULY 21 at 7:15 PM at the Coplay Saengerbund, S 5th St. Coplay. All are welcome as we work together to help our neighbors.
          Contact information: Larry 610-262-4133

COPLAY PARK & RECREATION BOARD

      Meeting scheduled for Monday, JULY 14 at 7 PM, in Council Chambers. Contact information: Steve 610-703-8487

COPLAY RECREATION & WELFARE Assn.

      – – – Our 6th annual School Supplies assistance program continues. Book bags filled with supplies to get the year started are available for any student in need, K-12. Please contact Roni at 484-554-8626 for more information to register. Deadline to register – August 8. Donation requests will be mailed in July which help to support our programs, please consider a donation.
        Convalescent equipment, such as wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, and canes is available if needed for one day, an outing over the weekend, or for however long is necessary; contact Faye, number below; requests require a minimum of 48 hours’ notice to organize, please respect this policy.
          Contact information: Rick 610-261-0566
          Convalescent Equipment: Faye 610-262-5335

Coplay REC & WELFARE ASSN. FOOD BANK

      Available to any borough resident, proof of residency required, open 2nd Tuesday of each month; JULY 8 from 9 – 10:30 AM in the municipal building basement. We would like to share our thanks for the numerous donations received during the Postal Food Drive on Saturday, May 10. Your generosity is appreciated! Any donations are welcome and can be dropped off at the borough office during business hours.
          Contact information: Louise 610-262-9351

COPLAY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

      is accepting applications for 2014 scholarship awards. If you want to support Coplay kids defray some college, university, technical school or police academy costs, consider a donation to the CSFC. Send a check to: CSFC – 19 N 5th St, Coplay, PA 18037 or contact Bill via email, click here for more information. Start getting in shape as the CSFC is sponsoring a “Wellness Event” on Saturday, October 18 that includes a self-timed marathon; ½ marathon fun run, jog, walk or bike event. More info forthcoming.
          Contact information: Bill 610-751-2745

COPLAY SPORTS

      Something new! The 1st Annual Wildcat Open Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, JULY 6 at Iron Lakes Country Club. A baseball tournament for ‘9 & UNDER’ will be held July 8 -13. For more information on either of these events visit our website at www.coplaysports.org or email the address below. Next meeting will be held Wednesday, JULY 9 at 8:30 PM at the Fieldhouse. Visit our website at email Coplay Sports

COPLAY TOWN WATCH

      all are welcome to join us at our monthly meeting, Wednesday, JULY 16 at 6 PM in Council Chambers. National Night out against Crime August 5. . Mark your calendar and join your six times nationally recognized Town Watch. We are looking for volunteers to assist at the NNO. Contact via email Karl or Bill for membership info.

          WATCH WALKS 2nd & 4th Saturday of each month. Join us as we greet neighbors and pick up loose garbage. Meet at Sam Owen’s Restaurant at 9 AM, Saturday, JULY 12 and JULY 26 . If the weather is bad, these walks will be cancelled.

          FERAL CAT COMMITTEE – held election of officers in February; Joan Jacoby – Treasurer, Bill Leiner – Secretary, Contact Person – Dennis Gery. Our next meeting is Sunday, JULY 27 at 2 PM, Sam Owens Restaurant. Consider volunteering with this popular committee well–known throughout the Lehigh Valley.
          Contact information: Dennis 610-262-2045

          PROPERTIES OF MERIT – – will begin the process of selecting 8 finalists in the 2014 POM program working to recognize beautiful properties in Coplay. Call Sophie at 484-554-5213 or Bill at 610-751-2745 for more information.

          DOG WALKER WATCH The National Association of Town Watch is introducing a crime awareness program called "Dog Walker Watch" (DWW). Coplay Town Watch has developed a DWW info and training packet. . Fourteen families have accepted the information so far. If you walk your dog in town and are interested in receiving the DWW information, call Bill at 610-751-2745 or Jocelyn at 610-216-6705.

EXPLORER POST 101

      Our mission is promoting youth ages 14-20 interest in the hobby of model railroading. We meet every Thursday at 7:30 PM, upstairs in the Coplay Municipal Building.
          Contact information: Jake 610-965-2598

IRONTON RAIL TRAIL

      Our next workday is Saturday, JULY 12 (North Whitehall); we meet at 8 AM at the North Ruch & Chestnut St Trailhead. Public meeting is Wednesday, JULY 15 at 7 PM at the Trailhead Pavilion.
          Contact information: Dale 610-405-1025

SENIOR CITIZENS

meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 1 PM at the Fire Building; always looking for New members!
          Contact information: Ann Marie 610-231-8798

SUBURBAN NORTH YMCA

          For a full list of programs and registration information,contact the YMCA or visit their website, click here
          Contact information: YMCA 610-264-5221

EVENTS

COPLAY SAENGERBUND FRIDAY NIGHT BANDS

      Bands at the Bund 2014 begin on Friday, MAY 2. Gates open at 5 pm, kitchen open, $3 admission. July schedule as follows: JULY 4 Closed for Holiday; JULY 11 Alias; JULY 18 Common Bond; JULY 25 Toga Party. See you there!

ST JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

      18 South 3rd St., “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love Is One-Of-A-Kind” - Preschool through 8th grade – JULY 21 - 25 , 6:30-8:30 PM. Children will participate in one-of-a-kind Bible adventures while enjoying games, crafts, music, snacks and stories. For more information or to register, please call Gail Yudt 610-262-8325 or St. John’s Lutheran Church 610-262-6171.

ST PETER'S CHURCH 60TH ANNUAL PICNIC AND HOMECOMING

      on Sunday, August 3 , noon to 10 PM on parish grounds. Polka Mass @ 10:30AM – Schanta Band. Homemade foods, our famous pierogies, baked goods, refreshments and games. Music 1-5 PM The Schanta Band; 5-9:30 PM Flirting With the Mob Band.

GIRL SCOUTS

      Join the Fun! Serving girls in grades K-12 through weekly meetings and community outings. Contact Stacy Zellner at 610 443-0217 or email, click here to find a troop near you.

AEROBICS

      Is offered Monday 7PM, Wednesday 7 PM & Saturday 8:45 AM at the Municipal Building. Cost is just $1 per class with no attendance requirements. Bring a Mat if you prefer.

LITERACY CENTER

      Is offering Free GED classes at Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6 – 8:30 PM beginning January 31. Call 610-435-0680 ext. 122 for more information or to register. Also see their website for additional programs and volunteer opportunities.