Recently, the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum had the honor to welcome Mayor Hans Niessel, governor of Burgenland, Austria, and a delegation of officials and Austrian media.
Many residents of Northampton, Coplay, Whitehall Township, Bath, Nazareth and other Lehigh Valley communities have family roots in Burgenland.
• Registration begins for children’s winter program (for 10 months to fifth grade), during regular hours, at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537
• Registration begins for Harry Potter book night (to be held 6 p.m. Feb. 1), during regular hours, at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537
• Beading club, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., has bingo every Wednesday night.
Now that the doldrums of winter have set in, come out Jan. 10 for a fun evening of bingo. The doors and kitchen open 5:30 p.m., and bingo starts 7 p.m.
There are 22 regular games, specials, 50/50 and two jackpots.
For questions or reservations, call 610-266-7170.
Come out this winter and visit the Catasauqua library, Third and Bridge streets, and check out all the new reads as well as winter programs.
We are a few days into the new year of 2018. Hopefully, everyone who has made a resolution has stood firm in their promise. If not, there is always next year!
Please keep your pets inside in this terribly cold weather we are having. Also, check on your elderly friends and neighbors to make sure they are warm and not in need of necessities.
Keeping your gas tank and your window washer full is also a good idea.
Hard to believe, but the NFL playoffs are beginning. Enjoy cheering your team on if they are still in it.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church’s athletic association will be having winter pictures for basketball and cheerleading 5:30-6:45 p.m. Jan. 10 in the parish hall/gym.
Baseball and softball sign-ups will be open Jan. 10 through Feb. 16.
St. Elizabeth’s, 435 Pershing Blvd., will be holding its first all-you-can-eat breakfast of the new year 8:30-11:30 a.m. Jan. 14 in the church social hall.
St. Elizabeth’s Golden Agers reminds all that membership dues for 2018 may be sent to Joan Geiger at 415 Windsor St., Whitehall, 18052.
Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Jan. 10 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.
Entertainment will be provided. Those planning to attend are reminded to bring a baked good.
If Northampton schools are closed Jan. 10, 2018, the meeting is canceled.
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The library board and staff would like to wish all of our patrons a happy New Year! We are starting a new year of programs and activities at the library.
We are preparing for the changeover to our new library circulation and catalog system called SPARK in 2018. We will be changing sometime this spring, so continue reading the newsletter, handout and website for information. The library board, staff and friends of the library are planning a lot of fun programs for the new year, so watch for more information.
For the past year, a steering committee has been meeting to plan festivities and events for Coplay Borough’s 150th anniversary celebration.
The kickoff gala will take place April 6, 2019, at the American Club pavilion. Some of the events being planned are a community picnic at Sammy Balliet Stadium, block parties throughout the borough, a parade, pub crawl, scavenger hunt and a fireworks display.
There is still time to be involved in the planning of this once-in-a-lifetime event.
For more information, call borough hall at 610-262-6088. Ask for Kim or Sandy.
• Tai Chi exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue until Feb. 23. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700
• Half-price sale on all clothing, during store hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until Jan. 6.
• Creation Station Club (for children of all ages), 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the community room of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339
It is May 1941. I am sitting in the kitchen reading the old Cement News. We are a nation at war, and in Pennsylvania, 12,000 people have enrolled in Pa. defense classes; some people are from our area. The State Employment Agency is referring applicants to defense training courses. The nation needs skilled workers, as the draft has taken many young men away from their jobs.