Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Happenings

Monday, October 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 24

• Adult coloring club (for 18 and older), 11 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

OCT. 25

• Catasauqua Main Street business breakfast, 8:30-10 a.m., at Pie’s On Pizzeria, 102 Pine St.

• Catty Seniors Plus Halloween luncheon and meeting, 1 p.m., at Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St., North Catasauqua. Bring an item for the food bank.

OCT. 26

• Bingo, noon-2 p.m., at Whitehall Senior Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. Information and cost: 610-437-3700

Northampton: Jack Frost Parade to be held tonight

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed today, Oct. 19, as Jack Frost Day in observance of the borough’s annual parade set for 7 p.m.

This 69th annual event is organized by Northampton Exchange Club.

Rain date is Oct. 26.

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Northampton Area Food Bank’s Halloween walkathon will be held Oct. 28, rain or shine.

Registration begins 8:30 a.m. at the food bank, 1601 Canal St.

The walk — approximately 4-1/2 miles — starts 9 a.m. in the food bank parking lot.

Those planning to participate are encouraged to come in costume.

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s Church plans Octoberfest

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., is excited to announce its first-ever Octoberfest. The event will take place Oct. 21 beginning 5 p.m. (following the 4 p.m. Mass), in the parish center and parking lot. This event will feature German foods — knockwurst, bratwurst, pork, spaetzle and kraut — as well as Octoberfest beers and wine. There will be dancing and music provided by the Joe Weber Band. The event will conclude 9 p.m.

For more information, contact the parish office at 610-264-0332 or kim.stmarys122@gmail.com.

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Coplay: Anniversary group will meet Oct. 19

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

As Coplay’s 150th anniversary approaches, a committee is hard at work preparing events to mark the occasion in 2019. The committee, with its subcommittees formed to advance special programs, will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in council chambers at borough hall. An open invitation is extended to residents, businesses and organizations wishing to attend the meeting.

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New fire company in borough

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

Volunteer fire companies are comprised of dedicated men and women who provide valuable services to our communities. They spend countless hours in training, preparing to protect our citizens from fire and natural disasters.

I was given some rare photographs of the Alliance Fire Company from one of my fine former students, Ruth Miller. Ruth, for years, has owned a well-known Northampton insurance agency. Both her father and mother were active in the Alliance Fire Company and the ladies auxiliary.

Cementon/Egypt: Basket party planned

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 4102 S. Church St., is planning a basket party with more than 300 prizes. The event will run 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 28 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 29. The drawing begins 2 p.m. Oct. 29.

Homemade food and baked goods will be on sale. You do not need to be present to win.

Call 610-262-9315 or 610-533-2794 for more information.

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Egypt Fire Company is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner 5-8 p.m. Nov. 3. The dinner will be held in the social hall of the fire company, 4099 Kuhn Lane.

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Coplay Public Library: Coplay library plans movie showings for children, adults

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Join us for our free movie night Oct. 21. We will be showing “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” 11:30 a.m. for our littlest patrons. Our 1 p.m. feature will be “The Mummy” (PG-13) starring Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

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Reminder: Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be 11 a.m. Thursdays — Oct. 19 and 26 and Nov. 2. No preregistration is necessary, and all ages are welcome.

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Happenings

Monday, October 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 16

• Open mic and jam night with special guest “Timoteo,” 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

OCT. 17

• Movie showing: “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” 6 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Safety night, 6-8 p.m., at Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave.

• Bath Halloween parade, 7 p.m., around the borough. Rain date is Oct. 18.

• Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association Halloween parade, 7 p.m., around the borough. Rain date is Oct. 24.

Catasauqua: Catasauqua Club plans Oct. 15 breakfast

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its breakfast 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 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. Call the club at 610-264-1771.

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The George Taylor House Committee will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 17 at the GTH pavilion, Lehigh and Poplar streets.

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The Suburban North YMCA is sponsoring Debbie’s Dash, the Debbie Linton Memorial 5K Oct. 21.