Whitehall-Coplay Press

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Stiles: Celebrate the earth April 22

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Earth Day will be celebrated April 22.

Please be conscious of what you may be able to do to help the environment on this special day. Plant a tree, or help capture and dispose of litter in a local park.

We can also all be more conscious of energy use.

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As we wait for warmer weather to arrive, there are plenty of fun things to do and see this spring in our community and nearby.

Catch a show at one of the local high schools, where wonderful productions are taking place. There is fantastic talent in our area.

Catasauqua: Church to host vendor fair April 14

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, 210 Pine St., will be holding a vendor, flea, craft and bake sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14.

Breakfast and lunch will be available.

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The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its last breakfast brunch of the season 9 a.m.-noon April 15.

The menu includes eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, crepes, French toast, potatoes, soup, fruit cup and drinks. Eggs Benedict and omelets made to order are also on the menu.

Reservations are suggested, so call the club at 610-264-1771.

Fullerton: Preschool to host open house

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., announces preschool classes opening in August.

There will be an open house 6-8 p.m. April 16 with light snacks donated by Chick-fil-A.

For more information or to schedule a tour, call St. John’s UCC Christian Early Learning Center at 610-443-0254 or email staff@stjohnslearningcenter.com.

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The Golden Agers of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church reminds members that May anniversary tickets are on sale.

Call Maria Sweeney at 610-432-7562 for tickets. The deadline for tickets is April 27.

Whitehall library: Artists are welcome to perform at open mic night April 16

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The third Monday open mic and jam night will be 6:30 p.m. April 16.

Musicians, singers, poets, comedians, actors, writers, storytellers, etc., come show off your stuff! Or just come and be part of the audience. Entertainers interested in performing three songs or a 15-minute set are asked to sign up just before 6:30 p.m.

Thank you to Rocking the Valley online radio.

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The third Tuesday movie night will be 6:15 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

The April 17 movie will be “Justice League,” and the May 15 movie will be “Jumanji — Welcome to the Jungle.”

Northampton: Spring tea to be held April 29

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Quota Club International of Northampton is sponsoring a women’s spring tea 1-4 p.m. April 29 at Weaversville Inn, 6916 Weaversville Road.

This event will include the luncheon, a silent auction and a fashion show presented by Dress Barn.

Proceeds will benefit the scholarship program for speech and hearing studies.

For cost, reservations and other information, call Kelly Frantz at 610-262-7826 or Anita Achey at 610-262-0623.

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The 2018 Festival of Bands will be held 2:30 p.m. April 29 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave.

Happenings

Monday, April 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

APRIL 10

• Coplay Food Bank is open, 8:30-10 a.m., at the borough office, 98 S. Fourth St. Proof of residency is required. Information: Jodi at 610-262-0928

• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 19. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

Hokendauqua: Lions Club hosts basket social

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall Lions Club will have a basket social at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 7. The prize drawing and pickup will be 2-4 p.m.

Food, soda and bottled water will be available for purchase.

For cost and tickets, call Patty Vahey at 610-432-4339 or Judy Ott at 610-262-7598.

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Update: Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church announces there are no more AARP Tax-Aide appointments available.

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Catasauqua: Ladies night out set for April 13

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association will be having a ladies night out 7-9 p.m. April 13 at the Biery House, 8 Race St.

Make it and take it — you will be making a sea glass necklace and earrings.

The cost includes instruction, materials, snack and a good time. The event is BYOB, and you pay at the door.

Parking is at the Deily Coal Yard, 5 Union St.

To reserve a seat or if you have any questions, email debmellish@gmail.com or call 610-231-0603.

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Northampton: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 details April activities

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., has announced the following upcoming events.

• 10 p.m. April 6, karaoke with Crazy K

• 7:30 p.m. April 13, polka and button box

• 7 p.m. April 14, Tommy Zito

• 7:30 p.m. April 20, polka and button box

• 2 p.m. April 22, paint and create session

• 10 p.m. April 27, karaoke with Crazy K

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Boy Scout Troop 93 will hold a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. April 7 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

Life in the ’20s and ’30s

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Life in the ’20s and ’30s in Northampton, Coplay, Cementon, Catasauqua and our neighboring communities involved many of our families working in the cement, steel and silk industries. In Northampton, many residents were employed at the Atlas Portland Cement Company.

When Bill Heberling was a young man, his father said he should “dress up because he was going for a job.” They walked out to the Atlas and sat in the employment office. Coplay, Whitehall and Lehigh Cement were hiring in 1922.