Whitehall-Coplay Press

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Stiles: Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day, which is celebrated March 17.

Whether you are Irish or not, best of luck for a great day and year.

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Spring actually begins a bit early this year — 11:50 p.m. March 19.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, this is the earliest spring we have had in more than a century.

We have the extra hour of daylight, and hopefully, we’re on our way to more pleasant and sunny days.

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Best of luck to all local students who are participating in spring sports for the 2020 season.

Northampton: Spring craft fair planned

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Exchange Club will host a spring craft and vendor fair March 15 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. The event runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

There will be more than 90 crafters and direct sales vendors, in addition to a large tricky tray raffle.

Admission and parking are free.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Reminder: Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will be holding Lenten crabcake dinners 5-7 p.m. March 13, 20 and 27.

Whitehall Township Public Library: Friends of the Library volunteer group will meet March 13

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Friends of the Library group will meet 10 a.m. March 13. This is a group of volunteers who lend support to the library.

Anyone may join the FOL.

For more information, visit whitehallpl.org/support-us.

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There will be a Teen Advisory Board meeting 1:30-3 p.m. March 14. TAB helps the library plan various events.

TAB is always looking for more members. Any Whitehall-Coplay Middle School or Whitehall High School student may attend. TAB meets once a month, year round.

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The third Monday open mic and jam is set for 6:30-8 p.m. March 16.

Catasauqua: Come hungry for March 15 breakfast

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., is holding its next all-you-can-eat breakfast 9 a.m.-noon March 15.

The breakfast includes made-to-order omelets and eggs Benedict.

For cost and other information, call 610-264-1771.

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The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church group will meet 10 a.m. March 16 at the church, 604 Fourth St.

Refreshments will be available.

For more information, call 610-264-2641.

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Happenings

Monday, March 9, 2020 by The Press in Columns

MARCH 9

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

MARCH 10

• Stitch and chat meeting, 5:30 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537

• Governor Wolf Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m., on the historical society grounds, 6600 Jacksonville Road, East Allen Township. Information: govwolf.org

• Cash bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5 p.m.), at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Information and cost: 610-317-0808

Coplay Public Library: Health insurance program planned for March 11

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in Columns

APPRISE counselors from the State Health Insurance Assistance Program will be at the library 1 p.m. March 11 to do a presentation with current information on Medicare. They will also talk about Medicaid, Medigap, Medicare Advantage, long-term care insurance and prescription drug benefits.

A question-and-answer period will follow.

Registration is requested.

Call the library at 610-262-7351 if you have questions.

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Don’t forget: Storytime with Miss Janice is held 11 a.m. Thursday mornings. Upcoming dates are March 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Northampton: Northampton AARP to meet March 11

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet March 11 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment will be provided, and refreshments will be served.

Those interested in bus trips are asked to call Sharon at 610-262-9182.

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Northampton Exchange Club will host a spring craft and vendor fair March 15 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center. The event runs 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

There will be more than 90 crafters and direct sales vendors, in addition to a large tricky tray raffle.

Admission and parking are free.

Cementon/Egypt: Park cleanup day is March 21

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Egypt Memorial Park is seeking volunteers for cleanup day 9 a.m. March 21 to get the park ready for this year’s 75th anniversary season.

Helpers will be working on baseball fields, raking new mulch in the playground and cleaning up trash and leaves around the fences.

Anyone who can’t help that day may call the park at 610-262-9841 for information on other volunteer opportunities at the park.

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s to hold Lenten dinner

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., will be holding a Lenten dinner 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 20 in the parish center.

The menu includes pan-seared fish or two crab patties with a choice of macaroni and cheese, cabbage and noodles or parsley potatoes. You can also have a choice of stewed tomatoes, creamed cabbage or applesauce.

Each platter comes with green beans, roll and butter.

Remembering: The Weaver family and the Civil War

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this column, Margie Jenkins, a descendant of the Weaver family, and her daughter Susan Jenkins take us back to Weaversville. The year — 1850.

Family members were housed in a number of buildings on the property. Samuel Weaver had eight brothers and sisters and eight children (four died in infancy), plus his wife, Maria Magdalene Fatzinger Weaver, so Samuel decided to build a new home.