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Coplay Public Library: Book, bake sale is planned for April 7-9

Thursday, April 7, 2016 by The Press in Columns

Our annual spring book/bake sale will be held April 7-9. Our preview night is 4-7 p.m. April 7, and the regular sale will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 8 and 9.

For a per-person admission fee, you will get first pick of our selection April 7.

At 4 p.m. April 9, winners will be chosen for several raffle prizes. Winners of the March 50/50 drawing also will be announced at this time. These tickets are on sale now.

For more information on the first-pick admission price, cost of the raffles, baking for the sale and donating items, call the library.

Northampton: Car seat, CarFit checks set for April 16

Thursday, April 7, 2016 by The Press in Columns

Register now for a car seat check and a CarFit check, both planned for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 16 at Northampton Regional EMS, 1525 Canal St.

This community event is sponsored by Northampton Regional EMS, Lehigh Township Police, Northampton Borough Police and Bethlehem Health Bureau.

The car seat check will determine if your child’s car seat is both a good fit for your car and properly installed.

Egypt: Meals being served

Thursday, April 7, 2016 by The Press in Columns

Egypt Fire Company will be having an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner 5-8 p.m. April 8. Please come out and support your local fire department.


The Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Youth Group will be hosting a roast beef lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 10. The meal includes beef, potatoes, two vegetables, dessert and a beverage. Tickets are available to purchase in advance but will also be available at the door. For more information, call Lisa at 610-262-4053 or the church office at 610-262-1600.


Catasauqua: Bingo at St. Mary’s parish is April 10

Thursday, April 7, 2016 by The Press in Columns

Bingo will be held at Annunciation BVM Church (St. Mary’s Parish Center), Second and Union streets, starting 1 p.m. April 10.

The kitchen will be open 11:30 a.m. to all for sit-in or take-out meals.

The event is sponsored by Assembled Men of St. Mary’s.

For additional information, call 610-264-0332.


Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will have a half-price sale April 11-23. The sale includes everything in the store unless it is marked otherwise.


Thursday, April 7, 2016 by The Press in Columns


• Miller-Keystone blood drive sponsored by Shari and Tom Noctor, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at RE/MAX Unlimited, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall. Information and appointments: donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules/zip

• Storytime, 11 a.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

• AARP Chapter 3115 meeting, noon, at American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St. Bring a nonperishable item for the food bank. Information: 610-395-2820

Editor’s view: National Library Week: Celebrate the transformation

Thursday, April 7, 2016 by The Press in Columns

Change can be a scary, daunting word. Changing jobs, changing homes, even changing hairstyles are unnerving, possibly unwelcome, tasks for some.

Often, change that impacts the masses can be both unwelcoming and welcome — unwelcome for those who are charged with the tasks to bring this change about and welcome for those whose only task is to enjoy the benefits.

As much as change can be stressful, and we fight it to the very end, it is many times necessary.

Such is the case with our local public libraries.

Depression, wartime memories from a Northampton native

Thursday, April 7, 2016 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this second column in a series, Susan Kovach Nemith Hinkle of Northampton continues writing about the experiences of her grandfather Andrew Kovach and his daughter, Madeline Kovach Kress, from Madeline’s memoirs.

Susan Hinkle: We are continuing Madeline Kovach Kress’ memoirs of her father and mother, Andrew and Zuzanna Kovach, immigrants from Czechoslovakia, and their small America experience.

Fullerton: AARP Chapter 3115 will meet April 7

Thursday, March 31, 2016 by The Press in Columns

AARP Chapter 3115 will meet noon April 7 at American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St., Coplay.

Singer Glenn Faul will entertain. Refreshments will be available.

Please bring a nonperishable item for the food bank. New members are welcome.

For more information, call 610-395-2820.


St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., will hold its next all-you-can-eat breakfast 8:30-11:30 a.m. April 10 in the parish social hall.

Please note this is the last breakfast of the season.


Coplay: Trout season begins April 2

Thursday, March 31, 2016 by The Press in Columns

Saturday is the first day of trout season, and this weekend will certainly be busy for the owners of Coplay News Agency Live Bait & Tackle Shop. Located at Second and Coplay streets, the shop is one of the busiest in the region.

Anglers, grownups and children, flock the store throughout the night Friday and early Saturday, buying everything from boots, fishing rods, minnows and bait, before dropping their lines into creeks, lakes and rivers in the area.


April is a busy month for Coplay Sports Inc.