HIGHLIGHTS

SPOOKTOBER FUN

     The Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association sponsored HALLOWEEN PARADE will be held Tuesday, OCTOBER 21 beginning at 7 PM, with rain date Tuesday, October 28. Forms to register for this event are available on the Borough Website – Home Page (quick links) or the Calendar Page. Final date to register is Friday, OCTOBER 10th. For more information, email coplayhalloweenparade@yahoo.com.

TRICK or TREAT will be Friday, OCTOBER 31 from 6 – 8 PM, rain date Saturday, November 1. If you are willing to invite costumed creatures for a treat, indicate your participation by turning on your porch light. Coplay Police will patrol the borough to ensure the safety of all our witches, ghosts and goblins.

On Trick or Treat night the Coplay Fire Station will once again be transformed into a Haunted House! Since it falls right on Halloween this year, the fire company hopes to make this their best year yet! Be sure to stop by from 6 – 8 PM and take a walk through – unless you are too SCARED!

COPLAY TOWN WATCH

The CTW is on an active search for volunteers. We need your help! The CTW is comprised of eight Committees, each committee needs help. In the coming months, we will be examining all our activities with the goal of improving them. This is similar to what was done in 2003 when active members evaluated all activities and decided to adopt by-laws and change our name from Coplay Crime Watch to Coplay Town Watch. If you have any spare time and want to help make Coplay a safer, cleaner, better community join the CTW. If you lack time, consider sending a check of support to – CTW 19 North 5th St, Coplay, PA 18037. For more information call Bill at 610-751-2745; Carol at 610-653-7762 or email billleiner@aol.com.

CHILDREN’S BIKE DERBY

The annual Children’s Bike Derby is planned for Saturday, June 6, 2015. Although this is a long way off, the Children’s Bike Derby Committee is seeking a Chair. The previous chair, Bev Miller, did an outstanding job coordinating the derby for many years. She has chosen to move on and are in need of someone to coordinate the event in 2015. If you want to keep this long standing tradition alive by helping, please call Bill at 610-751-2745 or email billleiner@aol.com.

COPLAY FIRE DEPT.

In celebration of National Fire Prevention Week – October 5 – 11th, we will be holding an OPEN HOUSE on Saturday, OCTOBER 11 from 12 – 4 PM. Come learn about fire safety and also see what it is like to be a firefighter! Hope to see you there!

FROM THE DESK OF
MAYOR BUNDRA

As we settle into the routine of fall schedules and prepare for seasons to come, it is my hope that you will take time to enjoy some of October’s festivities. I look forward to seeing you at the Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association sponsored Halloween Parade, out and about Trick or Treat Night or enjoying the trail during this mild season. Any resident wishing to share suggestions or concerns may reach me at 484-239-1611 or mayor@coplayborough.org. via email, click here.

COUNCIL NEWS

The Borough of Coplay has recently joined the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce.

BOROUGH HAPPENINGS

COPLAY LIBRARY

      Library Events: Friday, OCTOBER 3 and Saturday, OCTOBER 4 – Bake Sale/Book Sale – 11 AM to 4 PM Saturday OCTOBER 4 – Trivia 12 – 3 PM Thursday, OCTOBER 9 - Library Board Mtg 7 PM Tuesday, OCTOBER 14 - Storytime 11 AM – all ages welcome Saturday, OCTOBER 18 – Storytime 11 AM – all ages welcome Monday, OCTOBER 27 – Scrabble Night 5 – 7 PM Tickets on Sale now for our Spaghetti Dinner & Chinese Auction – Saturday, November 8 from 4-8 PM at St. Peter’s Church. Prices are $7 Adults ($8 at the door) and $4 for children; 3 and under eat free! Library Hours: Monday – Thursday 10am – 7pm; Friday – 10am – 5pm; Saturday – 10am – 2pm. Follow our website – www.coplaypubliclibrary.org Contact the Library at 610-262-7351           For more information visit the library website, click here or call 610-262-7351.

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

TRASH/RECYCLING/YARD WASTE/METAL COLLECTION/ ELECTRONICS RECYCLING. There are no collection changes for the month of October. Recycling collected every Thursday and Yard Waste, NO BAGS PLEASE, every Friday. Electronics recycling (call to schedule pickup) collection Wednesday, OCTOBER 15 and Metal collection Thursday, OCTOBER 16. Large Metal items can be put out with your regular recycling. There is no need to call the borough office to schedule pick up for metal. 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.

COPLAY POLICE

— received 170 calls in August, 2014. Arrests: 0; Traffic – 16, Written Warnings - 4; Parking Tickets – 32.

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, OCTOBER 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. 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 CDC is holding a “Meet the Candidates” event on Saturday, OCTOBER 25 at Paulie’s Restaurant. The General Election, November 4th, will be here before you know it. Register and Vote. Annual dues only $2.00. Contact information: Bill 610-751-2745;billleiner@aol.com

COPLAY GARDEN CLUB

     - will meet Thursday, OCTOBER 30 at St. John’s, 18 S 3rd St. Program topic “Plants of Murder and Mayhem”. Garden Hint: Finish planting bulbs. Lift and store gladiola, dahlias and any other bulbs that would freeze. Allow to dry 2 weeks. Clean and store in peat moss. Contact information: Jane 610-261-1243

COPLAY LIONS CLUB

      Join us at our next regularly scheduled meeting, Monday, OCTOBER 6 and Monday, OCTOBER 20 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, OCTOBER 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. Donations are always greatly appreciated. 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: 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; OCTOBER 14 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

COPLAY SCHOLARSHIP FUND

     The CSFC will be presenting two awards at the Coplay Awards Reception. If you want to support Coplay kids defray some college, university, technical school or police academy costs, consider a donation to CSFC. Send 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

      Visit our website at www.coplaysports.org or email the address below. Next meeting - Wednesday, OCTOBER 8 at 7:30 PM at Fieldhouse. Contact information: email coplaysports@rcn.com

COPLAY TOWN WATCH

      All are welcome to join us at our monthly meeting, Wednesday, OCTOBER 15 at 7 PM in Council Chambers. For more information contact Bill 610-751-2745 or email billleiner@aol.com. Bill for membership info.

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

          FERAL CAT COMMITTEE – is inviting you to celebrate National Feral Cat Day on Thursday, OCTOBER 16 at 6 PM at Sam Owens Restaurant for a dinner meet up. All attendees receive $5 reduction in their entrée as a gift from the Feral Cat Committee. Please keep your house cat indoors. If you choose to let it out, be sure it is wearing a collar. Next meeting is Sunday, OCTOBER 26 at 2 PM, Sam Owens Restaurant. Call Dennis at 610- 967-2471 or Bill 610-751-2745 for more information or interest in joining.
         

          PROPERTIES OF MERIT – –The ten finalists and Chairs Awards will be presented at the Awards Reception - Saturday, OCTOBER 11 at 6 PM Sam Owens Restaurant. There will be an announcement at the event that we are excited about. Call Bill at 610-751-2745 or Gail 610-262-8325 for more information.

          DOG WALKER WATCH If 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 billeiner@aol.com.

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

      IRT Trail Loop Historical Walk is scheduled for Saturday, OCTOBER 4, meet at Chestnut Street Barn. For more information email Rail.trail@yahoo.com or contact Whitehall Recreation 610-437-5524 ext. 160. Our next workday is Saturday, OCTOBER 11 (North Whitehall); meet at 8 AM at Quarry & Portland Sts Trailhead. Public meeting Wednesday, OCTOBER 22 at 7 PM at North Whitehall Twsp Municipal Bldg. 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 AWARDS RECEPTION

     The CTW is sponsoring its annual awards reception on Saturday, OCTOBER 11 AT 6 PM at Sam Owens Restaurant, 2nd Flr. At this reception the 10 Properties of Merit finalists and Chairs will be presented with awards and gifts. The CTW will present its annual “Volunteer of the Year” award. The Coplay Scholarship Fund Committee will give two $500 awards to two outstanding Coplay kids. And, the annual “Mayor’s Achievement Award” presented by a former Mayor will be given to a deserving former elected official. YOU are invited. Join the CTW in an evening of fun, fellowship and community recognition. For more information call Gail at 610-262-8325 or Bill at 610-751-2745.

AQUA AEROBICS

      - held Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7- 8 PM at the Whitehall High School Pool. Fall session continues through November 6. Cost is $55 for residents, $65 for non-residents. Please call Whitehall Township Recreation Bureau at 610-437-5524 ext. 160 for more information.

FREE PUBLIC SWIM

      - continues at the Whitehall High School pool, Monday and Wednesday evenings through November 12. Family Swim 7 – 8 PM, Adult Swim 8 – 9 PM. 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.

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.