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Thursday, June 21, 2018

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



Tuesday, May 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• 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

Catasauqua: Arbor Day event is April 28

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Shade Tree Commission invites the public to attend its annual Arbor Day celebration 10 a.m. April 28 at the Catasauqua Municipal Complex, 90 Bridge St. Trees will be dedicated to Eugene Goldfeder, Jeffrey Mac- Hose, the Rev. George F. Spieker, Jillian Emert, Pat Kerin and Betty Miller.

The commission recognizes worthy individuals or organizations who have made a difference in the community by planting a tree and dedicating it at the annual Arbor Day celebration. This is an annual public service program of the borough by the commission and the mayor.

Stiles: Yard sale planned

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Whitehall Township Public Library will hold an indoor yard sale 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. April 27 and 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. April 28.

Stop by and check it out!


NFL fans, remember to tune in to your sports stations and Internet sites starting 8 p.m. April 26 for the 2018 NFL Draft.

Find out who will be the newest members of your favorite teams for the 2018-19 season. The draft continues through April 28.


We have had a cold spring so far in 2018. Next week is May 1, also known as May Day.

Coplay: Catch the NFL Draft tonight

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Local residents will gather to watch the NFL Draft tonight, April 26, to see which team picks Coplay resident Saquon Barkley.

At least two establishments will be holding NFL Draft parties: American Club of Coplay, 32 N. Third St., and Samuel Owens Restaurant and Bar, 128 Chestnut St.

Both places will have a surprise guest and specials.

The parties begin 7:30 p.m.


A meat raffle will be held at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St., April 29. Doors open 1 p.m.


Northampton: Borough police to hold fishing derby April 28

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Borough Police Department is hosting a fishing derby April 28 at the Hokendauqua Creek, directly behind the police station at 1401 Laubach Ave.

The derby is hosted by the department in an effort to raise funds for equipment purchases but, more importantly, to further a positive outlook of police in the community and to provide a chance for the residents to get to know and interact with the officers of the department.