Whitehall-Coplay Press

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Coplay: Library meeting is 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay Public Library board meets 7 p.m. tonight, May 10, in council chambers at the Fourth Street borough hall. The public is invited to attend.

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Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be held 11 a.m. each Thursday morning throughout May at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

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St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third. St., will be hosting a congregational/community dinner 4-6 p.m. May 12. The dinner will feature shepherd’s pie.

The church will also present carnations to all mothers at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Mother’s Day, May 13.

Stiles: Boy Scout Troop 79 plans May 26 annual yard sale

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Boy Scout Troop 79, which meets at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, will be holding its annual yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 26 on the church grounds at Ruch and Chestnut streets. There are always a large number of people participating in the “selling” aspect, with a diverse variety of goods. Stop by, and maybe you will find the item or treasure you have been looking for!

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Remember the special mom, grandmother, aunt, sister or mother figure in your life with flowers or a visit!

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Northampton: Good Shepherd students to perform for Friendly Fifties

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. May 14 in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Good Shepherd Catholic School students will entertain.

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Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering children for the 2018-19 school year.

The 2-year-old playgroup class meets 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.

Happenings

Monday, May 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

MAY 8

• Plant sale and auction hosted by Indianland Garden Club, 6-9 p.m. (cash-and-carry sale with auction begins 7 p.m.), at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville. Information: Doris at 610-657-0864

• Elementary band concert, 7 p.m., at Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave.

• Spring band concert, 7 p.m., in the auditorium of Catasauqua Middle School, 850 Pine St.

• Cash bingo, 7 p.m., at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Information and cost: fire company at 610-317-0808

MAY 9

Hokendauqua: Craft fair is May 5

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, will hold a craft fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 5. There will be more than 100 tables of crafts and quilted items.

There will also be plants and flowers, a Chinese auction, homemade baked goods and refreshments.

For more information, call the church office at 610-435-0451.

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There will be a Miller-Keystone Blood Center blood drive at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church 4-7 p.m. May 14.

For more information or to set up an appointment, contact Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061 or judyae@ptd.net.

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Catasauqua: Club hosts brunch

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its last breakfast brunch of the season Mother’s Day, May 13.

There will be two seatings, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

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 required and can be made by contacting the club at 610-264-1771.

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There will be a meet-and-greet movie night with the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks May 18 at Bethany Church, 429 Walnut St.

Revisiting Christmas 1941

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

I found a 1941 copy of the Cement News, a weekly newspaper serving Northampton, Coplay, Catasauqua, Cementon and the Cement Belt.

On Christmas 1941, we were a nation at war. The Cement News edition was a mixture of both Christmas news and alarm. We had traditional greetings from our local businessmen, Northampton Lumber, Roth Brothers, Northampton and Howertown dairies, Lentz Motors, Lahovski the tailor and many others. They are all gone — just local memories.

Northampton: AARP members will meet May 9

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet May 9 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.

Those interested in trips are encouraged to call Sharon at 610-252-9182.

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St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. May 14 in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Good Shepherd Catholic School students will entertain.

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Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering children for the 2018-19 school year.

Coplay: Borough to collect old tires May 19

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Does your garage or shed need a thorough cleaning? If you have old, used tires taking up space, note the borough is having a free tire drop-off May 19.

Watch for details in a subsequent column.

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The bursts of muffled sound that punctuated the neighborhood in the lower part of the borough early April 28 was welcomed by residents.

The noise was the sound of drills at the construction site where a new Coplay-Northampton Bridge will go up.

The Pittsburgh-based construction company is on schedule for the anticipated 2020 opening.

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Happenings

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

MAY 1

• Deadline to sign up for bus trip to the Harrisburg governor’s residence, Hershey Gardens and Chocolate World, hosted by Indianland Garden Club, to be held June 7. Information, cost and to sign up: Linda at 610-767-6253

• Creation Station Club (for children of all ages), 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moore Township. Information: 610-759-1652