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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Catasauqua: Concert series continues Fridays

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Borough partnered with The Gas House Dance Hall to continue the summer concert series. Concerts are 8 p.m. Friday nights.

All concerts will be virtual and live- streamed. Go to facebook.com/cattyparkconcerts to see the lineup.

Donations will be accepted throughout the event via the link at the top of the Facebook page. You can also send a check to the borough. All proceeds benefit Catasauqua Community Food Bank.


Just a reminder the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation registration renewal and vehicle inspection extension deadline is June 30.

Hokendauqua: Flea market, yard sale called off

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Columns

First Presbyterian Church has canceled its flea market and yard sale, originally scheduled for April 25.

The event was originally postponed for a new date, but organizers decided to cancel.


On May 24, the Rev. Christine K. Kass, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, announced a new program for children.

At 10 a.m. Saturday mornings, Kass meets with kids via Zoom, and they talk about their week and what’s been going on. Kass also does a little children’s sermon.

Remembering: Weaversville of my youth

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Seventy years ago, I spent much of the summer on William Smith’s farm in Weaversville. My father, Anthony, was an immigrant from Austria. My first job was on the farm. The family’s main farm was in East Allen Township.

The farm was sold, so Willie moved to a small farm in Weaversville. My father would leave the farm when he was hired by Universal Atlas Cement Company but would also help on the farm when needed.

Coplay: Municipal building now open

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The three-month shutdown at the borough municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St., has ended. The doors to borough offices and the police station are open to the public this week.

According to borough officials, the aerobics classes and fitness center remain closed.


Outdoor dining has returned to Samuel Owens Restaurant & Bar, 128 Chestnut St.

There are 24 seats available on the west side of the restaurant. The restaurant continues to offer delivery and takeout service with the full menu.

Coplay: St. Peter Catholic Church to open doors for in-person services

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., will open its doors for in-person Mass this week.

According to the Rev. Msgr. John J. Martin, pastor, masks must be worn and social distancing must be observed. There will be markings on the pews and aisles to assist with maintaining distance.

The chapel remains closed until further notice.


More the 200 chicken dinners were picked up May 30 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

This was the church’s first curbside dinner.


Catasauqua: Area moving to yellow phase

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Lehigh and Northampton counties will move to the yellow phase of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan June 5.

In this phase, the most severe restrictions go away, including the stay-at-home order.

Other mitigation efforts remain in place as more of the economy begins to reopen. Restrictions are adjusted as necessary based on public health indicators.

Stiles: Watch out for children

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Soon, the school year will be officially over.

Take notice of the children in the neighborhood who will be out and about more when classes are completed.

Remember to be alert and drive carefully.


Father’s Day is coming — June 21.

Remember the special man and father figure in your life by sending a card or checking on them with a happy phone call.

A visit outside with social distancing would also be nice.

Happy Father’s Day to all dads, uncles, godfathers and father figures!

Northampton: June 5 is National Gun Awareness Day in the borough

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock proclaimed June 5 National Gun Awareness Day in the borough and encourages all residents to wear orange to help raise awareness about gun violence in our communities.

“Orange is the color that symbolizes the value of human life,” Reenock said, urging residents to “renew our commitment to reduce gun violence and pledge to do all we can to keep firearms out of the wrong hands and encourage responsible gun ownership to keep our children safe.”

June 5-7 is National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend.


Whitehall Township Public Library: Library starting curbside service June 15

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Good news from the library: We will begin to provide curbside pickup of items June 15.

The library itself remains closed until further notice.

Patrons will only be permitted 15 items per day and are limited to books, DVDs, MP3s, music CDs and books on CD. We will print off a due date receipt and place it in the bag with the items.

Fullerton: Church plans takeout dinner

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church has canceled its annual parish festival for the beginning of June but will be having monthly drive-thru dinners to help raise funds.

A drive-thru halupki dinner is scheduled for 4-6 p.m. June 27. This includes two halupki, mashed potatoes, rolls, butter and dessert.

Extra halupki can be ordered for an additional cost.

Dinner orders are due June 22, and pickup is at the parish hall, 435 Pershing Blvd.

To place an order, for pricing or more information, call Joan at 610-349-7791.