Whitehall-Coplay Press

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Remembering: May 1, 1961 — a visit to the cement union

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

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.

Northampton: Historical society, Quota Club schedule sales for Sept. 21

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

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.

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Coplay: Pub crawl set for Sept. 21

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

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.

Coplay Public Library: Calling all ‘Downton Abbey’ enthusiasts

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

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 coplaypubliclibrary@gmail.com.

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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.

Hokendauqua: Send in your Hokey news!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Does your Hokendauqua church, club or organization have news for this column? Contact me at skoch@tnonline.com with your information by Sept. 27 to meet the deadline. This column will next run Oct. 3.

Thank you for helping get news out to community members of Hokendauqua.

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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: Catty Legion hosts breakfast

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

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.

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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.

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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.

Happenings

Monday, September 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 16

• 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

Stiles: Come support the Zephyr football team

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

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.

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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.

Northampton: Uptown Northampton Street Fair set for Saturday

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

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

Whitehall Township Public Library: Whitehall library schedules open mic, jam night

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

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.

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The third Tuesday movie night will be held 6 p.m. Sept. 17 in the library community room.