Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Northampton: Santa Run set for Dec. 9 in borough

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Borough Fire Department will hold its annual Santa Run Dec. 9, starting noon.

If you’d like Santa and his firefighting helpers to deliver a gift to your home that day, drop off the item 6-9 p.m. Dec. 6, 7 or 8 at the fire department, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive.

For more information, call Nick at 484-225-7075.

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will hold its Christmas party Dec. 13 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open 11 a.m. Those planning to attend must have a ticket.

Stiles: Traffic surges for season of shopping

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Traffic will continue to build in our community and shopping areas as the month of December moves along. Please remember to drive carefully, and be courteous and kind.

Also, remember that doing your holiday shopping online is a nice alternative to fighting the crowds!

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Even though we are only in the first week of December, many Stiles neighbors have created beautiful holiday displays in their yard and have brightened up the community with lots of lights. Take a walk or drive through the neighborhoods and take in the beautiful sights!

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Coplay: American Club plans Christmas party

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The second annual O Come All Ye Faithful Social Call Christmas party fundraiser for Coplay Community Plaza is Dec. 8. It will take place at the Coplay American Club pavilion, 300 Cherry St. Doors and kitchen will open 5 p.m.

Social Call will perform 7-10 p.m.

The kitchen will be operated by Samuel Owens Restaurant and Bar.

There is a cost. The first two drafts are compliments of Social Call.

Tickets are on sale at Reph’s Complete Auto Repair, 102 S. Second St., Coplay; Coplay Borough Hall, 98 S. Fourth St.; and Samuel Owens, 128 Chestnut St., Coplay.

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Fullerton: St. John’s UCC plans Santa lunch

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will be hosting a lunch with Santa noon Dec. 10. The meal will be in Fox Hall.

There is a small admission fee per person. Admission includes time with Santa, crafts and a merry meal.

All proceeds benefit St. John’s youth ministries.

For tickets, email Michelle Funk at stjohnsucc.youth@rcn.com.

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St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, Fullerton Avenue and Pershing Boulevard, will be having its next all-you-can-eat breakfast 8:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 10 in the church social hall.

Whitehall Township Public Library: Barbershop quartet performs tonight

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Come to the library 7 p.m. tonight, Dec. 7, for some musical fun with the local barbershop quartet — ffourtissimo.

They offer a wholesome blend of close harmony and a cappella singing; this quartet will entertain and delight. This free Christmas performance is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

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Family storytime and crafts will be held 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20. These are open to all ages.

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Third Monday open mic and jam night will be 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 with Steven Christopher. Thank you to Rocking the Valley Online Radio.

Catasauqua: Salem UCC plans choral concert

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will hold an Ecumenical community choral Christmas concert 4 p.m. Dec. 9.

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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, will hold its 91st annual Christmas candlelight concert 4 p.m. Dec. 10. All are welcome!

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Bingo will be held at St. Mary’s Parish Center, 122 W. Union St., starting 1 p.m. Dec. 10. The kitchen will open 11:30 a.m. for sit-in or take-out meals. Bring along a friend for a fun afternoon!

For more information, call 610-264-0332.

Happenings

Monday, December 4, 2017 by The Press in Columns

DEC. 5

• Northampton Area Middle and High School holiday orchestra concert, 7 p.m., in the auditorium of the high school, 1619 Laubach Ave.

• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive. Information: 610-759-1652

DEC. 6

• St. John’s Friendly Fifties Christmas luncheon, 11:30 a.m. (doors open), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

• Family storytime and crafts, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

Catasauqua: Holiday craft show is set for Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The ladies of Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be sponsoring a holiday vendor/craft show and Chinese auction 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2, and the public is invited. Some of the vendors include Pampered Chef, Kim’s Glass Creations, Tupperware, Mary Kay, 31, Scentsy, Lula Roe, Origami Owl, Paparazzi Jewelry, craft vendors and more.

The kitchen will be open.

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Revisiting the first Northampton Press

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I am reading the Sept. 3, 1998, first copy of the Northampton Press — a day when my first Remembering column appeared in the newspaper. Publisher Fred Masenheimer and first editor Marcia White were in Northampton hoping The Press would receive a warm welcome from the community. We all know the positive answer!

The Northampton police chief was Richard Fenstermaker, and Carole Simcoe opened a business in the old Lyric Theatre on Main Street. The Lyric in the past was a vaudeville theater, tavern, luncheonette, billiard room and bowling alley.

Coplay: Santa plans visit

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Compiled by TinaMarie Martin

Do not forget 6:30 p.m. tonight, Nov. 30, is the Christmas tree lighting and arrival of Santa at the borough hall.

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The American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St., will host a fundraiser for Andy Svrcek Dec. 1. Doors open 5:15 p.m.

Svrcek is an Elvis tribute artist who has performed numerous times at Coplay events. He was diagnosed with stage 3 esophageal cancer in May of this year, and all proceeds after expenses will benefit him and his wife Kayla.