HIGHLIGHTS

35th ANNUAL

COPLAY COMMUNITY DAYS

AUGUST 28 – 30th

     The 35th Annual Coplay Community Days will once again feature the valley’s best entertainment performing under the Service Electric Pavilion on the Coors Light Stage.  Sit, eat, drink and relax in the Coplay American Club grove tent area.  Visit and relax under the Samuel Owens beer garden tents.  Plenty of your favorite homemade festival foods; plenty of free parking!

     Blessing of the festival will be 5:30 PM on Friday.

BAND LINE UP - Friday, 6-10 PM Aardvarks; Saturday, Crazy Heart 1-4 PM, Cunningham & Associates 4:45-6 PM (Bruce Springsteen Tribute), Lucky 7 6:30-9:30 PM; Sunday Walt Groller & His Orchestra 12:30-3:30 PM, Elvis tribute artist Andy Svreck  4-5 PM, Large Flowerheads 6-9 PM.

     The award winning dance team EXTREME DANCE – performs Saturday, time to be announced.

Craft showAUGUST 29 & 30th at Saylor Field across from Giant Food Store.  Contact Roni @ 484-934-6828 for vendor info and to reserve a table.

Emmaus Run Inn & IRT 10k Run/Walk – Saturday, AUGUST 29; benefits IRT and Coplay Community Days; walkers start at 10:30 am, runners at 11 am.  $10 food & drink voucher for Coplay Community Days to all who participate.  Contact Chris @ 610-966-9939 for more information.

Pool area - Saturday, AUGUST 29 - The popular Miller Ace Kidz Zone will be located inside the pool area.  Mermaid Avalon will make an appearance Saturday 2-4 PM.  Dip-N-Dance™ Saturday 1-4 PM.  Free swim Saturday and Sunday!  Sunday, AUGUST 30 – Bring your dog for a dip in the pool ($1) – 5-6 PM – the last hour of the pool season.

 

     Come out and support the year’s largest fundraiser for your local civic organizations.  Free Parking!  No Cover Charge! Affordable prices for the whole family!

 

     Visit Coplay Community Days on Facebook and watch for our annual mailer in addition to checking the Whitehall/Coplay Press inserts for updates on all events and vendors.

 

 

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

     Coplay Town Watch continues its 20 year anniversary celebration with its 21st Annual “National Night Out Against Crime” event on Tuesday, AUGUST 4 from 5:30 – 8 PM at the American Club of Coplay Pavilion.  There will be free food and refreshment, a DJ, law enforcement and community spirited organizations and businesses, Tootsie the Clown, face painting, gifts for kids, DNA ID kits and a FREE bike raffle.  Bring your kids and grandkids as we tell those who perpetrate crime that we are organized and working to keep Coplay safe.  Come out for a night of community fellowship as the CTW works with you to make Coplay a safer, cleaner, better community. For more information contact Bill at 610-751-2745; Kevin at 484-767-3094 or email keppel1976@gmail.com or billleiner@aol.com.

 


SAYLOR CEMENT KILNS

     A steering committee has been selected and will meet in August to develop the structure of the non-profit organization designed to be, in principle, a private fund raising organization of the Saylor Kiln Project.  Contact Mayor Joseph Bundra, 610-262-3288 or Council Member Bill Leiner Jr, billleiner@aol.com with any questions or if you want to be a part of the restoration of the Saylor Kilns.



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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-----$ 80.00

         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

    

WHEREAS, the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is a nonprofit, crime prevention organization working in cooperation with thousands of neighborhood watch groups and law enforcement agencies throughout the country; and

WHEREAS, the 32nd annual National Night Out Against Crime is a nation-wide event designed to promote safety and awareness throughout communities; and

WHEREAS, National Night Out Against Crime activities are designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and community partnerships, and send a message that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back; and

WHEREAS, On August 4th neighborhoods across Coplay will turn on porch lights demonstrating support for National Night Out;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved, that I, Joseph J. Bundra, Coplay Mayor, Lehigh County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby proclaim Tuesday, August 4, 2015 to be

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME

and urge all citizens of Coplay to support National Night Out Against Crime by hosting and participating in neighborhood events and activities.   

 

                                             Mayor Joseph Bundra

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   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 Monday, AUGUST 3 at 7 PM; Council Meeting Tuesday, AUGUST 11 at 7PM.

PUBLIC WORKS

     The Public Works department would like to thank residents for their support during these hot summer months.  The nice cold drink of water is refreshing and greatly appreciated


 


BOROUGH HAPPENINGS


COPLAY LIBRARY 

COPLAY LIBRARY — Library events:

Trivia Saturday – AUGUST 1 noon to 2 PM

Coplay Fire Department will visit – AUGUST 3 6 -7 PM

Music & Movement – AUGUST 5 1 PM

Story time – Thursday, AUGUST 6, 13, 20 & 27 at 1 PM

Summer Reading Program ends – AUGUST 8

Family Fun Fest – Saturday, AUGUST 8 - 11:30 AM – 3 PM. Tootsie the Clown show Noon – 1:30 PM. Craft and Yard Sale tables available for $10 each. Call 610-261-1243 for more information.

Library Board – meets Thursday, AUGUST 13   7 PM

Scrabble Night - Monday, AUGUST 31   5 -7 PM    

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 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.  For more information visit the library website, click here 

             

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

    There are no collection changes for the month of AUGUST.  Recycling is collected every Thursday and Yard Waste, NO BAGS PLEASE, every Friday.  Electronics collection (call to schedule pickup) Wednesday, AUGUST 19 and Metal collection Thursday, AUGUST 20 (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 193 calls in June, 2015.  Arrests: 0, Traffic – 37, Written Warnings – 21; Parking Tickets – 22.       

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: Brad    610-739-5733

COPLAY COMMUNITY DAYS

     -finalizing preparations for upcoming Coplay Community Days.

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

      

     The CDC will be holding its summer meeting Saturday, AUGUST 22 1PM at Paulie’s Restaurant.  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                       

                                       Carol 610-653-7762
 

 

COPLAY GARDEN CLUB

     will hold their summer picnic Sunday, AUGUST 9 2pm at the home of Charmaine and Rick Teschner.  Visit our stand at Coplay Community Days!  Garden Hint: Fall is a great time to plant new perennials and shrubs – they have a better chance to establish themselves during the milder fall months than in spring.

Contact information: Jane 610-261-1243

               

COPLAY LIONS CLUB

 
     Join us at our next regularly scheduled meetings, Monday, AUGUST 3 and AUGUST 17 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, AUGUST 10 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 AUGUST 11 from 8:30 – 10 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.org or email the address below.  Next meeting - Wednesday, AUGUST 12 at 8:30 PM at Fieldhouse. 
 


Contact information: email       coplaysports@rcn.com

COPLAY TOWN WATCH

   

     Join us at National Night Out Tuesday, AUGUST 4 at the Coplay American Club Pavilion.  If you cannot attend the NNO event, 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 MERITFinalists have been selected.  Look for POM signs in the yards of the finalists.  Voting to select the Grand Champion will begin in mid-August.  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, AUGUST 8 and AUGUST 22.  If the weather is bad, walks are cancelled.

  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 – If you have a house cat (or dog), work to be part of the solution of unwanted animals, get your animal spayed or neutered.  Next monthly meeting is Sunday, AUGUST 23 at 2 PM at Sam Owens Restaurant.

 

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, AUGUST 8 (Whitehall); meet 8 AM at Trailhead N Ruch and Chestnut Streets.  Public meeting Tuesday, AUGUST 18 at 7 PM at Trailhead Pavilion.  IRT 10KRun/Walk Saturday, AUGUST 29.

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.  August schedule as follows: AUGUST 7 Sons of Izzy; AUGUST 14 Point 08; AUGUST 21 Sunshine Symphony; AUGUST 28 Social Call.

ST PETER RC CHURCH - South 5th St, 61st Annual Parish Picnic and Homecoming Sunday, AUGUST 2 from Noon – 10 PM.  Polka mass (The Schanta Band) at 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.

COPLAY FIRE DEPARTMENTBlood Drive has been cancelled.

COPLAY POOL

     Open daily 12 – 7 PM in August.

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.

MERMAID AVALON - Saturday, AUGUST 29 from1:30 - 3:30 PM.

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

FREE SWIM – Saturday, AUGUST 29 and Sunday, AUGUST 30  Noon – 5 PM during COPLAY COMMUNITY DAYS




 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.