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Stiles: Check out the lights this holiday season

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Thank you to all of the neighbors in Stiles who have decked the halls and the yards with holiday lights. The community looks beautiful and bright as we anticipate the holidays!


Winter Solstice will occur Dec. 21. This will be the shortest day of the year. The good news is the days will get increasingly longer going forward.

Keep warm!


Soon, we are all sure to be enjoying get-togethers with loved ones and friends. Remember to select a designated driver and enjoy this time of merriment safely.

Catasauqua: Thrift shop holds holiday sale

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will have a 50-percent-off sale on all Christmas items through Dec. 22.

Donations of used, clean clothing are gratefully accepted during store operation hours, which are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Proceeds from the shop are returned to the community through contributions that support youth and adult programs and services.


Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, 210 Pine St., will be having its holiday services Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.


Monday, December 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

DEC. 17

• Christmas items sale (50 percent off), during regular business hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until Dec. 22.

• Veterans outreach program (organized by state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd), 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at McNeill’s office, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall. A representative from the American Legion will continue to be in McNeill’s office on the third Monday of the month, unless otherwise noted. Information and to schedule an appointment: 610-266-1273

Coplay Public Library: Coplay Public Library to host holiday open house Dec. 15

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Stop in for some light refreshments and movies during the library’s holiday open house 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 15.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” will start 11 a.m., and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” begins 1 p.m.

Everyone is welcome!


Reminder: Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be 11 a.m. Dec. 13 and 20.

No library card is necessary for participation. Children of all ages are welcome, and no preregistration is required.


Riding through the cement district

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

Today, we are continuing our rail journey through our cement district. Mike Bednar and Ken Bealer, authors of “Trackside Around the Pennsylvania Cement District,” are our conductors.

The first stop is the Penn Dixie in Bath and Nazareth. The Penn Dixie was organized in 1926 with the merger of Pennsylvania and Penn Allen cement companies. The new plants were named Plant Nos. 4, 5 and 6. The company closed in 1979, with some buildings presently used by Lehigh Heidelberg Cement.

Northampton: Head to Roxy for holiday fun

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce and Roxy Theatre will hold a holiday mixer and movie night Dec. 13 at the Roxy, 2004 Main St.

The mixer is 6-7 p.m., followed by the film “Holiday Inn” 7:30 p.m. Admission is a nonperishable food item, to be donated to Northampton Area Food Bank.


Northampton Fire Department will hold its Santa Run Dec. 15. Gifts may be dropped off 6-8 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14 at the fire department, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive.


Send in your news! Email the information to tklutter@ptd.net, and I’ll include it in an upcoming column.

Catasauqua: Christmas burlesque show scheduled for Dec. 15

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Mistletoe Nights: Who’s Naughty or Nice? burlesque show is set for 8-11 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St.

There is a cost. Bring a food donation for Manna on Main and receive a free gift.

The troupe consists of Miss China Doll, the Guinness record holder for largest fan dance; host and performer Geo; Ms. Sassy Chassis; and Diamond D’Light. Joining the group from Crufeli Sideshow and Circus Arts is Kiki Crufeli and Scorpino. Lehigh Valley comedian Tyler Rothrock will perform as well.