Today, I am a guest of Local No. 14 United Cement, Lime and Gypsum Workers International Union, Coplay. The union is voting to ratify an understanding with Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company.
Our readers may remember some of the former dedicated cement workers. The union leaders were Ralph Talotta, Adolph Wechsler, Edward Klucsarits, Caffiro Bartoni, Joseph Ehrets and Jerry Neuman.
The agreement was for two years: May 1, 1961, to May 1, 1963. The vice presidents of Coplay Cement were Louis Stamburg and Paul Lentz.
The Northampton Area Historical Society will hold its fall garage sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Siegfried Station, 21st Street.
Organizers will be accepting donations from the public for its sale. Donations may be dropped off at the station 6-8 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20.
On the day of the garage sale, preordered mums will be available for pickup 8-11 a.m. at the station. Extra mums will also be available for purchase.
For more information about the historical society events, call 610-262-8198.
Don’t miss the Coplay Borough 150th anniversary pub crawl, scheduled for Sept. 21.
The crawl starts 3:30 p.m. at Samuel Owens Restaurant and Bar, 128 Chestnut St. The crawl continues on to 2nd Street Tavern, 33 N. Second St.; then to American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St.; and ends at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St. Participants are then encouraged to return to their favorite spot.
Join us 1 p.m. Sept. 21 for a special salute to “Downton Abbey.” We will be showing the first and last episodes of the popular show, followed by group discussion and a lovely tea party served by an enthusiastic staff.
RSVP to the library at 610-262-7351 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need some laughs? Come to a comedy night benefiting the library at Wisecrackers Comedy Club at Ramada Inn, 1500 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, Sept. 21. Doors open 8 p.m., and the show runs 9-11 p.m.
There is a cost.
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Reminder: On Oct. 15, First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, 3005 S. Front St., will host a Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative community meal from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Call 610-264-9693 for more information.
Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will be hosting a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 22.
There is a cost. Children ages 5 and under eat for free.
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be holding a flea market and basket raffle 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 28.
There will be food to eat in or take out, a bake sale and lots of treasures.
Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association will once again be sponsoring its annual Fest ‘O Fall noon-5 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Biery House, 8 Race St.
The rain date will be Oct. 6.
• Sign-ups begin for fall children’s programs (for 3 months to fifth grade), to be held the week of Oct. 22, at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537
• Sign-ups begin for family Halloween craft, to be held 6 p.m. Oct. 29, at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537
Best of luck to the Whitehall Zephyrs varsity football team, which will travel to J. Birney Crum Stadium, 2027 Linden St., Allentown, Sept. 14 to take on the Vikings from Allentown Central Catholic High School.
Come on out and help cheer on the Zephyrs.
The first day of autumn is Sept. 23. Remember to enjoy the beautiful fall foliage our community and area have to offer as the leaves will change so quickly.
As a bonus, mark your calendar for Sept. 13 and look at the harvest moon. The moon should be very orange in color and beautiful.
The 30th Uptown Northampton Street Fair will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 14 on Main Street.
More than 100 local food, craft and merchant vendors are expected to participate.
The Roxy Theatre will offer tours all day.
The lineup for live entertainment includes:
• 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Jordan White on the main stage
• 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Brenna on the Gin Mill & Grille Beer Garden Stage
• 1-3 p.m., Andrew Lobby on the Gin Mill & Grille Beer Garden Stage
• 3-5 p.m., Bryant Brothers on the Gin Mill & Grille Beer Garden Stage
The third Monday open mic and jam night will be held 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Thank you to Rocking the Valley Online Radio for its support.
Entertainers interested in performing three songs or a 15-minute set are asked to sign up between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Musicians, singers, poets, comedians, actors, writers and storytellers are invited to come show off your stuff, or just come and be part of the audience.
The third Tuesday movie night will be held 6 p.m. Sept. 17 in the library community room.