HIGHLIGHTS

COPLAY POOL

    Open daily 12 – 8 PM in July.  Season Passes can be purchased at the Borough Office, Daily Rate $5 – residents.

  

SCHEDULED EVENTS 

AQUA ZUMBA - Classes held every Monday at 6:30 pm.  $5 daily rate/ $3 seniors; Friday evening class every other Friday, check the pool for dates.

SWIMMING LESSONS – Session 1 – continues through Thursday, July 9.  Y member or Coplay resident - $32/ Community - $64.  Lessons through Suburban North Family YMCA.

ELVIS POOLSIDE PARTY – JULY 3 (see write up below).

DIP-N-DANCE™ – Friday, JULY 10 6 - 9 pm.

SWIMMING LESSONS ––Session 2 – Monday, JULY 13 – Thursday, August 6.

DIP-N-DANCE™ – Wednesday, JULY 22 6 - 9 pm.

MERMAID AVALON - Saturday, August 29 1:30 - 3:30 pm.

DIP-N-DANCE™ – Saturday, August 29 1 - 4 pm during COPLAY COMMUNITY DAYS!

FREE SWIM – Saturday, August 29/Sunday, August 30 Noon –  7 pm during COPLAY COMMUNITY DAYS!

 

ELVIS POOLSIDE PARTY

     Come out and celebrate America’s birthday with a tribute to American Icon Elvis Presley, Friday, JULY 3 at the Coplay Pool. Elvis tribute artist Andy Svreck, the same artist who for the last two years sold out at the American Club of Coplay Pavilion Annual February Dinner and Dance event, will have two show times, 6-7 and 8-9.  A $4.00 admission fee treats you to 2 Elvis shows at poolside.  Bring your chairs, bathing suits and towels!  NO alcoholic beverages will be sold or allowed on premises.  The Bacon Strip poolside and parkway concession stand will be open offering a great menu to choose from and Elvis specials!  Tickets do not need to be purchased in advance.  Any questions contact Steve 610-703-8487 or the Borough Office 610-262-6088.

 

COMMUNITY PLAZA

     The landscaping project, provided through a grant from Lowe’s,  at the Coplay Community Plaza is set to begin on Monday, JULY 20. 


 


21st ANNUAL

CHILDREN'S BIKE DERBY

The Coplay Town Watch "21st Annual Children's Bike Derby" held June 13 was an outstanding event. Thank you to all who helped and attended. Contact Bill at 610-751-2745 or email billleiner@aol.com if you are interested in running the 2016 derby. Help our kids learn

bike safety and have a positive experience with our police department.

SAYLOR CEMENT KILNS

Plans regarding the Saylor Kilns are developing into the second phase — development of a steering committee. Lehigh County submitted their report to Coplay in May; there was a meeting in June that included a professor from the University of Pennsylvania who expressed great interest in the project. Contact Councilman Bill Leiner Jr. billleiner@aol.com or Mayor Joe Bundra 484-239-1611 with any questions or if you want to be part of the restoration of the kilns.


HOLIDAY TREE

Time flies and before you know it the Holiday Season will be upon us. If you are interested in donating a live tree for the holiday display at Borough Hall, contact the borough office at 610-262-6088.



 


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COMMUNITY COMMUNITY DAYS

  The award winning Extreme Dance Team will be appearing at this year's 35th Annual Coplay Community Days. Tentative show times are 2 and 4 PM on Saturday, August 29 under the Service Electric Pavilion. Watch for complete info and lineup of Community Days events in next month's newsletter. New this year: enjoy all the great free entertainment and your favorite beverages under the Samuel Owens Beer Garden Courtesy Tent, sponsored by Bill Loy and Samuel Owens Restaurant and Bar  



 


   



FREECYCLE/RECYCLING INFORMATION
    

 

       Pennsylvania law mandates that electronic items be kept out of landfills.  We partnered with FreeCycle, a division of GERSolutions, to bring you the most cost effective well-rounded electronics recycling program available in our area.  They accept a wide variety of items, most of which can be recycled for a small fee. 

     However, the cost to recycle TV's and Computer Monitors are as follows:

          CRT Televisions

            Up to 18" ----- $ 20.00

            19"-27" ----- $ 30.00

            28" and up-----$ 40.00

         Wooden Console CRT-----$ 50.00

         CRT Computer Monitor-----$ 10.00

         Projection Television-----$ 50.00

         LCD & Plasma Television-----$ 20.00 (any size)

         LCD Computer Monitor-----$  3.00        

     Additionally, FreeCycle will accept items containing Freon, at a cost of $20.00 each:

         Dorm Size Refrigerator    

         Air Conditioners                

         Freezers

         Dehumidifiers

     Please note, it is vitally important that ALL electronics items be complete.  Taking items apart INCREASES fees incurred for recycling and can be dangerous to you and the environment.  Fees for the items above apply whether you utilize our curbside collection or drop off at their facility.  Curbside collection is offered the third Wednesday of each month, for which we charge a nominal fee, $1 for most items, exclusions apply, see above; please call the office to arrange.  You can also take these items to FREECYCLE, 795 Roble Road, Allentown, PA, smaller items are still FREE of charge; for drop off schedule please visit www.gersolutions.net or call 484-866-0927. 

FROM THE DESK OF

Mayor Joseph Bundra

    

YES JULY!!! If you recall, January, February and March were brutal! With the peak of summer and its warmer temperatures upon us, find ways to keep cool. Be smart, go to the Parkway and take a walk under the trees; sit in your own backyard under some trees or wear a cap to cool off. You can always visit the Coplay Pool, too! Don't forget to wear sunscreen and remember to protect the back of your neck. Any resident wishing to share suggestions or concerns may reach me at 484-239-1611 or mavor@coplayborouqh.orq.

   

 

COUNCIL NEWS

    The next Workshop meeting will be held Tuesday, JULY 7 at 7 PM; Council Meeting Tuesday, JULY 14 at 7PM.

 


BOROUGH HAPPENINGS

BOROUGH OFFICE and PUBLIC WORKS — will be closed Friday, JULY 3 in observance of the 4th of July Holiday


COPLAY LIBRARY 

COPLAY LIBRARY — Library events:

CLOSED - Saturday — JULY 4

Story time with Miss Jo — Thursday, JULY 2 at 1 PM; JULY 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 12:30 PM.

Library Board — meets Thursday, JULY 9 7 PM.

Fundraiser Monday, JULY 20 5 — 10 PM at Blue Monkey Restaurant - a portion of your check is donated to the library. Scrabble Night — Monday, JULY 27 5-7 PM

Fun Fest — to be held during the summer. Yard sale tables are available for $10. Contact the library.

Summer Reading Program is in full swing! Stop by and see what is going on or follow our website at www.coplaypubliclibrary.org.

Library Summer Hours Monday — Thursday Noon — 7 pm; Friday 10 am — 5 pm; Saturday 10 am — 2 pm.

Contact the Library at 610-262-7351


     Follow our website – www.coplaypubliclibrary.org Contact the Library at 610-262-7351           For more information visit the library website, click here 

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

    

   
      Due to the July 4th Holiday, there will be NO yard waste collection on Friday, JULY 3. There are no changes to the Monday/Tuesday trash collection or Thursday recycling. Yard Waste collection will resume the following Friday. Electronics collection (call to schedule pickup) Wednesday, JULY 15 and Metal collection Thursday, JULY 16 (no need to call).

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, 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.

   

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COPLAY POLICE 

    received 220 calls in May, 2015. Arrests: 0, Traffic – 27, Written Warnings – 15, Parking Tickets – 67. 

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 is located on the 2nd floor of the Coplay Municipal Building; meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the weight room (no meetings in July or August).    

Contact Information: Rick      484-225-1588

COPLAY COMMUNITY DAYS

      

will continue planning 2015 with a meeting on Monday, JULY 27 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 which is then reported to our local Police department.  Laminated window Crime Watch signs and Vial of Life kits are always available free of charge for anyone, for use in your home.  Please contact us at the number below to request a kit.

Contact information: Frank   610-262-0802


COPLAY DEMOCRATIC CLUB

           By not voting you are participating in the weakening of our nation. People fought and died for the right to vote. If you are not voting, please register to vote, and get out to vote this November. The CDC has voter registration forms. Consider joining the CDC, one of the oldest Democratic Associations in the Lehigh Valley. Annual dues are $2.00 per year.

Contact information: Bill 610-751-2745; billleiner@aol.com

 

COPLAY GARDEN CLUB

 

    

Join us at our next meetingThursday, JULY 30 6 pm at St. John's Lutheran, 3rd Street. Garden Hint: As the weather warms up – water deeply in the morning. Water the roots – not the foliage.

Contact information: Jane 610-261-1243

                

COPLAY LIONS CLUB

  

Join us at our next regularly scheduled meetings, Monday, JULY 6 and JULY 20 at 7:15 PM at the Coplay Saengerbund, S 5th St. All are welcome as we work together to help our neighbors.

Contact information: Larry      610-262-4133

  

    

           

COPLAY PARK & RECREATION BOARD

       

    

next meeting scheduled for Monday, JULY 13 at 7 PM, in Council Chambers.

Contact information: Steve 610-703-8487



        

COPLAY RECREATION & WELFARE Assn.

   

New members are always welcome! If you are interested in learning more or joining, contact Rick at the number below. Our annual fund drive letters will be mailed in JULY – please consider a donation to help support our annual community events. Next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 9 at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers –discuss upcoming Halloween Parade.

Contact information: Richard              610-261-0566

   

     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 at the number below, requests require 48 hours notice to organize.

             

Convalescent Equipment: Carol Burker        610-262-1571


COPLAY REC & WELFARE ASSN. FOOD BANK

available to any borough resident, proof of residency required, open 2nd Tuesday of each month JULY 14 from 9 –10:30 AM in the municipal building basement.

Contact information: Louise 610-262-9351

   


 

COPLAYSCHOLARSHIP FUND

     – 2015 Scholarship Competition began in May.  Applications for two $500 scholarships, awarded in October, available from billleiner@aol.com or call 610-751-2745.  Thousands have been awarded since 2001 to recipients attending from LCCC to Oxford University, consider a donation to CSFC.  Send check to: CSFC – 41 N 8th St, Coplay, PA 18037.   The kids and their families thank you for your support.

COPLAY SPORTS

    

Visit our website at www.coplaysports.orq or email the address below. Next meeting - Wednesday, JULY 8 at 8:30 PM at Fieldhouse.

Contact information: email       coplaysports@rcn.com





COPLAY TOWN WATCH

    

The CTW continues its 20 year anniversary celebration with its next meeting Wednesday, JULY 15 at 7 pm in Council Chambers. Speaker TBA. Join us for an anticipated, interesting topic. Free food and refreshments are served. Bring your kids. CTW continues our search for additional volunteers who want to make Coplay a safer, cleaner, better community. If you lack time, consider sending a check of support to — CTW, 19 N 5th St., Coplay.

         Contact information: Bill 610-751-2745; Kevin 484-767-3094; email billleiner@aol.com or keppel1976@gmail.com

 

  PROPERTIES OF MERITThis CTW committee is out looking for exceptionally cared for properties.  We are also looking for volunteers to join this fun committee that recognizes beautiful Coplay properties at an outstanding Awards Reception, call Bill at 610-751-2745

  WATCH WALKS –Join us as we greet neighbors and pick up loose garbage. Meet at Sam Owen's Restaurant at 9 AM, Saturday, JULY 11 and JULY 25. If the weather is bad, walks are cancelledJoin us as we greet neighbors and pick up loose garbage. 

  DOG WALKER WATCHIf you walk your dog and want to improve our community, consider joining the “Dog Walker Watch” (DWW) program.  You will be trained in basic crime prevention techniques.  Call Bill at 610-751-2745 or Carol 610-653 -7762 or email billleiner@aol.com.

  FERAL CAT COMMITTEE –

     Next meeting Sunday, JULY 19 2 pm at Sam Owens Restaurant. If you have a house cat (or dog), work to be part of the solution of unwanted animals, get your animal spayed or neutered.

Contact information: Dennis   610- 967-2471

         Bill          610-751-2745


EXPLORER POST 101 

     -Our mission is promoting youth ages 14 -20 interested in the hobby of model railroading.   Meetings are held every Thursday at 7:30 PM on the 2nd floor of the Coplay Municipal building. 

Contact information: Dick       610-965-2598

IRONTON RAIL TRAIL

   Our next workday is Saturday, JULY 11 (North Whitehall); meet 8 AM Quarry & Portland Sts Trailhead. Public meeting Tuesday, JULY 21 at 7 PM at Trailhead Pavilion.

Contact information: Dale                610-405-1025


 

SAM BALLIET STADIUM has a summer internship available to aide in all facets of running the stadium. Contact Ron Heiman @ 484-239-6331 or email r.helman@rcn.com for more information.

SENIOR CITIZENS

   

     – meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1 PM at the Fire Building; always looking for members!       

            Contact information: Dale       610-262-5464

 

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 – gates open at 5 pm, kitchen open, $3 admission.  July schedule as follows: JULY 3 Social Call; JULY 10 She Said Sunday; JULY 17 Common Bond ; JULY 24 Alias; JULY 31  New Constitution..

ST JOHN’S LUTHERAN CHURCH - 18 South 3rd St invites all community children, pre-school through 8th grade, to join us for our 2015 Vacation Bible School, “EVEREST: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power” JULY 20-24, each evening from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.  Children will participate in Bible Expeditions while enjoying games, crafts, music, snacks and stories.  Closing program and church service will be held at Coplay Pavilion on Sunday, JULY 26.  For more information or to register, please contact Gail 610-262-8325 or St. John’s Lutheran Church 610-262-6171.

ST PETER RC CHURCH - South 5th St, 61st Annual Parish Picnic and Homecoming Sunday, August 2 Noon – 10 PM.  Polka mass (The Schanta Band) 10:30 AM.  Homemade foods, our famous pierogies, baked goods, refreshments and games including BINGO in our air-conditioned hall.  Music by The Schanta Band 1 – 5 PM; Flirting with the Mob Band 5:30 – 9:30 PM.

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 DOGS

      As a reminder, Dogs are not allowed to run at large in the borough, they must be walked on a leash and cleaned up after.  DO NOT allow pets to use neighbor’s yards without removing same.  Ordinances are in place governing dogs and fines will be levied.  Thank you for your cooperation.

 



     


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.