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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Northampton: Railroad station opens May 20

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Siegfried Railroad Station, home of Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors 1-4 p.m. May 20. The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329).

This year, the society will feature the second ward of Northampton. Artifacts from businesses past and present will be displayed.

On May 26, a tree will be dedicated in honor of Harold P. Smith, the society’s former president, who died last year. The dedication will be held 11 a.m. at the station.

For more information, call 610-262-8198.


Bills and invoices of the past

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

A few years ago, I visited my friend Mrs. Grace Bonser in Moore Township. Grace had a long career in banking and was very active with the Northampton High School Band Boosters. Besides being a banker, she is an excellent seamstress and made many uniforms for band members.

She had a wealth of historical information, which she has graciously shared with me over the years. As I am interested in everything, she had a treasure of old bills and invoices, giving us a picture of a bygone era.

Catasauqua: George Taylor House to celebrate opening day with tours May 20

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, will be celebrating opening day 1-4 p.m. May 20.

There will be an open house and tours as well as the program “The Life of George Taylor” presented 2 p.m. by re-enactor Rick Guth.

Come on out for an enjoyable afternoon!


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, will be having bingo 2 p.m. May 20 in the fellowship hall.

The doors open 12:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase.

There will be 20 games of bingo. There will also be a tricky tray.

Hokendauqua: St. John’s to hold Memorial Day event

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys, 2918 MacArthur Road, will host a Memorial Day worship service 9:30 a.m. May 27.

Also participating in the event are both Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church and Hokendauqua American Legion members.

Weather permitting, the service will be held in front of the maintenance building at the east end of St. John’s Cemetery along Eberhart Road. If the weather is inclement, the service will be inside the church.

Coplay: Street sweeping starts today

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

A street sweeper will come through the borough today, May 17, and tomorrow, May 18, to sweep all the streets. No alleys will be swept.

Signs prohibiting parking are posted along the route. Violators risk a ticket or towing if the vehicles are not moved during the street-sweeping hours.

The May 17 schedule includes Front, Third, Fifth, Cherry, Seventh, Ninth, 11th, 13th, Chestnut, Keefer, Maple, Oak and Center streets and Center Circle.

Coplay Public Library: Library adjusts hours for new SPARK system training

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The library will soon be joining the SPARK library system, which will include 10 other libraries in the Lehigh and Carbon counties area.

To ensure that all our records are ready for transfer and the staff is trained, we will need to close at certain times. Library hours will be noon-7 p.m. today, May 17.

Thank you for your understanding during our down times.


You still have time to purchase tickets for the spring basket social!

All baskets are on display at the library. There are 80 items from which to choose.


Monday, May 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

MAY 14

• Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the social hall of St. John’s Ukrainian Baptist Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton

• Miller-Keystone Blood Center blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Information or to set up an appointment: Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061 or judyae@ptd.net

MAY 15

• Opening of Northampton Borough Farmers Market, 3-6:30 p.m., at Municipal Park, Laubach Avenue and Smith Lane. The farmers market will continue every Tuesday through Sept. 11.

Whitehall Township Public Library: Thank you, patrons, for success of recent indoor yard sale

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The library board and staff would like to thank all of the patrons who made our indoor yard sale a huge hit!

The funds raised will be used for programs during the summer reading program.


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

The movie for May 15 will be “Jumanji — Welcome to the Jungle,” and the June 19 movie will be “COCO.”

Come to the library to watch a movie!


Fullerton: Softball players are sought

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church is looking to add a few new players to its adult softball team.

Games are held Sunday nights from May to the middle of August.

Players must be 16 or older.

Contact Bob Hartzell at 610-570-7121 if interested.


St. Elizabeth Regional School, 433 Pershing Blvd., will hold fall cross country registration May 16-30. Training begins in July, and practice begins in August.

Registration forms will be sent home with students May 16.


Catasauqua: Catasauqua Garden Club hosts annual plant sale

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Garden Club’s annual plant sale is scheduled for May 12 at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. The sale will run 9 a.m.-noon, as long as there are still plants available.

In addition, Will Schultz, who built a John Smith 26-note universal street organ, will be available to entertain and discuss his iconic street organ.

Penn State soil test kits will also be available for purchase.

Come out early for the best plant selections!