Due to the continued presence of winter weather conditions, Street Sweeping originally scheduled for March 18 & 19 has been cancelled. Please watch future editions of the newsletter or check back here for reschedule information.
Join Lehigh Carbon Technical Institute, in conjunction with the Lehigh County Chiefs of Police and your local police department, in our first Lehigh County Citizens Police Academy held at LCTI, 4500 Education Park Dr., Schnecksville. Learn from the professionals how your local police officers are trained and what it takes to become a police officer in your town. Topics to be covered include: finger printing, crime scene processing, arrest procedures, vehicle and crimes codes, communications, specialized task forces and units, DUI and traffic enforcement, firearm safety, court procedures, district attorney’s office, tours of specialized locations, and emergency vehicle operations. The Academy meets every Tuesday from 6 – 9 PM, MARCH 18 to June 3; tuition is $50.00. For more information or an application, contact the Coplay Police Dept, 610-262-2288 or email, click here
Have you seen the colorful street banners in neighboring communities? Look no further because they will soon be a part of Coplay. “Coplay – An Opportunity Community” will become a colorful array of maroon, gold and gray during Spring, 2014. Beginning in January, everyone will have an opportunity to participate by sponsoring a banner. Any local family, business, civic club, institution, or organization may sponsor a banner, with their “name” displayed on the bottom portion. You may even wish to remember a loved one. The colorful banners are sure to boost community pride. Deadline to order is MARCH 15. A sponsorship form is available, click here. We have also compiled a list of anticipated questions, to view, click here or plan to attend the next Coplay Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, MARCH 25 at 7pm in council chambers.
PT Summer Helper - primarily includes working on the back of the Garbage Truck and some landscaping duties as assigned, because of safety regulations, applicants must be 18 years of age and older with a valid driver's license; and Lifeguards - must have current CPR, First Aid and Lifeguard certifications prior to pool opening; working papers are required for anyone under 18 and Child Abuse and Criminal History clearances are required for anyone age 18 and older; deadline to apply for both positions is Friday, MARCH 14 .
February proved to be a rough month with endless snow, not only for Coplay but also for surrounding communities. The spirit of our community shines through difficult times with neighbors helping neighbors, not just next door but even down the block. Cooperative clean up with neighboring municipal authority and local contractors helped us tackle the arduous task of snow removal through several storms. I would like to thank everyone for working together and being patient as we continue to clean up the most active winter Coplay has seen in recent years. On the bright side, spring will arrive soon!
Any resident wishing to share suggestions or concerns may reach me at 484-239-1611 or via email, click here.
The Workshop Meeting is Tuesday, MARCH 4 at 7 PM; Council Meeting Tuesday, MARCH 11 at 7 PM.
Board Meeting Thursday, MARCH 13 at 7 PM in Council Chambers. Story Time Saturday, MARCH 15 at 11 AM. Scrabble Night Monday, MARCH 24 at 5 PM. The library is now accepting donations for Spring Book/Bake Sale, APRIL 4 and 5 from 11 AM – 4 PM. No encyclopedias or textbooks, but all other books will be greatly welcome! Items may be dropped off at the library. Baked goods may be dropped off Thursday, April 3 or Friday, April 4. For more information visit the library website, click here or call 610-262-7351.
The Deptartment received 159 calls inJanuary, 2014. Arrests: Retail Theft – 2; Disorderly Conduct - 1; Traffic – 15; Parking Tickets – 27.
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
Gym located on 2nd floor of Coplay Municipal Building, check board for meeting dates;
Contact Information: Bev 610-262-0909
Next meeting will be held Monday, MARCH 24 at 7 PM in Council Chambers.
Contact information: Steve 610-703-8487
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
will meet Thursday, MARCH 27 at 7 PM at St. John’s, 18 S 3rd St, Coplay. Program Topic: “Floral Design Workshop – Crescent Arrangement” by Linda Kortz. Garden Hint: Drop a penny in a vase, so tulips will stand erect and not open too wide.
Contact information: Jane 610-261-1243
Join us at our next regularly scheduled meeting, Monday, MARCH 3 and Monday, MARCH 17 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
Meeting scheduled for Monday, MARCH 10 at 7 PM, in Council Chambers. Contract information: Steve 610-703-8487
Plans are underway for our annual Community Egg Hunt to be held Saturday, APRIL 19. New members are always welcome! If you are interested in learning more or joining, contact Al at the number below.
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: Al 610-262-8625
Convalescent Equipment: Faye 610-262-5335
Available to any borough resident, proof of residency required, open 2nd Tuesday of each month; MARCH 11 from 9 – 10:30 AM in the municipal building basement. Any donations are welcome and can be dropped off at the borough office during business hours.
Contact information: Louise 610-262-9351
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.
Contact information: Bill 610-751-2745
BBecause of the snow, we have added an additional baseball/softball sign up day; Final registration MARCH 1 10AM – 12 PM. Visit our website at www.coplaysports.org or email the address below with questions. Next meeting will be held Wednesday, MARCH 12 at 7:30 PM at the Fieldhouse. Visit our website at email Coplay Sports
All are welcome to join us at our next monthly meeting, Wednesday, MARCH 19 at 7 PM in Council Chambers. If any resident would like the Coplay Newsletter delivered to them, please contact us. 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, MARCH 8 and MARCH 22. 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, MARCH 16 at 2 PM, Sam Owens Restaurant. Consider volunteering with this popular committee well–known throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Contact information: Joan 610-440-1806
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
Our next workday is Saturday, MARCH 8 (Whitehall); we meet at 8 AM at the North Ruch & Chestnut St Trailhead. Public meeting is Tuesday, MARCH 18 at 7 PM at the Coplay Municipal Building. Join Us Saturday, MARCH 22 at 9 AM for our Historical Walk (est. 3 hrs.) beginning at the Whitehall Township Parkway Barn.
Contact information: Dale 610-405-1025
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
For a full list of programs and registration information,contact the YMCA or visit their website, click here
Contact information: YMCA 610-264-5221
Trinity UCC, 3rd & Coplay St, is hosting a Craft & Vendor Show Sunday, MARCH 9 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the American Club of Coplay Pavilion, 300 Cherry St, Coplay. This event will feature more than 30 crafters and direct sales vendors, Chinese Auction and food for purchase. Get an early start on your Spring décor, Easter shopping, and much more! We hope to see you there.
is held at the Whitehall High School Pool, Monday and Wednesday evenings, Family Swim 7 – 8 PM until April 2; Adult Swim 8 – 9 PM until May 7. Children 10 and under MUST be supervised by a parent or legal guardian. This activity is for Whitehall/Coplay residents only and a photo ID proving residency is required.
held Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7 – 8 PM at the Whitehall High School Pool. Spring Session begins MARCH 4 , ends April 29. Cost is $55 for residents, $65 for non-residents. Please call the Whitehall Township Recreation Bureau at 610-437-5524 ext. 160 for more information.
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.
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.
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.