Today, I am reading a new publication of the Northampton Press — the year, 1999.
Some things change; some do not. The Coplay-Northampton Bridge was a feature story. After years of pleading by motorists and residents, the bridge was closed to traffic in order to have the bridge milled and the deck resurfaced with a fresh coat of blacktop. It was to be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic for four to six weeks. The bridge has detour signs on both sides in Northampton and Coplay.
Storytime with Miss Veronica is scheduled 11 a.m. Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28.
After the story, there will be time to make a craft to take home.
You don’t need to preregister or be a patron. Children of any age will enjoy the companionship and benefit of someone reading to them.
Enjoy the free movie Saturday Feb. 16. The first movie will be “Annie” starting 11 a.m. The next film, “Runaway Bride,” begins 1 p.m.
There will be a Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative community meal 4-6 p.m. Feb. 19 at Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St.
For more information, call 610-434-8661.
Reminder: Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association is holding registrations for the upcoming baseball/softball season. You can register online until Feb. 9 at hokeypark.com.
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having an all-you-can-eat soup, salad and sweets event 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9.
There will be a variety of soups, salad and coleslaw, in addition to a variety of sweets. There will also be takeout available.
St. Mary’s Church is holding a take-out winter soup sale. You can choose from winter garden (a creamy soup with cauliflower, broccoli and carrots), chicken noodle, beef barley, ham and navy bean or cabbage and noodles. The available soups are sold by the quart.
Alfred A. Schlert, bishop of Allentown, will celebrate the Mass of Confirmation 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., Coplay.
The sacrament will cover the parishes of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt; St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Stiles; and St. Peter, Coplay.
Coplay Borough Council meets 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in council chambers at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.
• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.
• Parent Teacher Association meeting, 7 p.m., in the all-purpose room of Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Information: Kate Latteman at firstname.lastname@example.org or mooreelementarypta.digitalpto.com
• Stretch and strengthen, 9-10 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. The class will continue Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until March 1. Information and cost: 610-437-3700
Groundhog Day is Feb. 2.
I am sure many of us will be hoping Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow — that should then result in an early spring!
Super Bowl Sunday is Feb. 3.
Once again, the AFC Champion New England Patriots will take on the NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams, whose last Super Bowl appearance was in 2001. The 53rd Super Bowl starts 6:30 p.m. and will be played in Atlanta.
If you are going to a party to watch the game with family and friends, be safe and select a designated driver. Enjoy the game and the commercials.
The St. Elizabeth’s Golden Agers will hold its next meeting 12:30 p.m. Feb. 1 in the parish hall, 618 Fullerton Ave.
The group’s next casino trip is Feb. 20 to Mohegan Sun. The next planned excursion is March 13 to the Silver Birches Irish Festival.
Call Barbara at 610-266-2874 for more information or to reserve a seat.
The men’s breakfast group of St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will have its next meeting 8:30 a.m. Feb. 2 at Hamilton Family Restaurant, Allentown.
All are welcome.
Suburban North Family YMCA, 880 Walnut St., will be opening a new early childhood learning program in February. The full-day preschool program, Building Bright Stars, will be open to children ages 3-5 and will run weekdays 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
The program can serve up to 18 children. Enrollment is open now.
The YMCA offers financial assistance to help cover the cost of tuition for child care. YMCA membership is not required to enroll in the early childhood programs.
To learn more about the new program, visit gv-ymca.org/building_bright_stars.html or call 610-264-5221.
The Edward M. Kennedy Democratic Association, aka Coplay Democratic Club, was founded in 1930 as the Woodrow Wilson Democratic Association. The membership unanimously changed the CDC name in 2006.
The CDC held its annual reorganization meeting in January. The CDC has a full slate of officers for 2019. All offices have a one-year term.
The 2019 officers are as follows:
Trustees — James Danko, Theresa Roth, Cynthia Leiner and Natalie Reichl