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Catasauqua: Area churches to hold Christmas Eve, Day services

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, Second and Pine streets, will be holding holiday services as follows: Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 — Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship services, 10:45 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (candlelight); Christmas Day, Dec. 25 — worship service, 10:45 a.m.


St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Second and Union streets, will be having its Christmas Eve services 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., with a 10:30 p.m. choir concert.

On Christmas Day, Masses will be 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.


Coplay: Holiday schedules are set

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Borough’s office and public works department will be closed Dec. 25 and Dec. 26. Monday trash will be collected Dec. 27, Tuesday trash will be collected Dec. 28 and recyclables will be picked up Dec. 29.


Several openings exist on borough boards and commissions. There are two open seats on parks and recreation, two expiring seats on the Coplay library board and four open seats on the board of appeals. If anyone is interested in serving on any of these boards, call 610-262-6088.



Tuesday, December 19, 2017 by The Press in Columns

DEC. 19

• Whitehall Area Hunger Initiative community meal, 4-6 p.m., at Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St., Hokendauqua. Volunteer information: Janice Stavrou at 610-767-7014

• Pet photos with Santa, 6-8 p.m., at Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, Moore Township. Information: 610-837-0310

• “A Crown for Christmas,” 6:15 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

Hokendauqua: ‘Babes in Toyland’ Friday, Saturday at Faith

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Come on out to see Camp Rhythmo’s holiday production of Victor Herbert’s musical “Babes in Toyland” 7 p.m. Dec. 15 and 2 p.m. Dec. 16 in Parker Hall at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road. Doors will open 30 minutes before each performance.

To order advance tickets, visit crbabesintoyland.eventbrite.com, email info@camprhythmo.org with your name and number of tickets or call 866-430-0810, ext. 3.


Cementon/Egypt: Operation Santa set

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Cementon’s Operation Santa will begin 8 a.m. Dec. 16. If you would like to have Santa visit your house, drop off a present at the fire house 4-11 p.m. Dec. 14 or 4-10 p.m. Dec. 15.

Each gift must be wrapped and labeled with the child’s name and address.


The Laurel Fire Company is still selling lottery calendars. They are good for January, February and March, paying out on the Pennsylvania Lottery’s nightly daily number. You can purchase them at the firehouse during open hours.

For the cost and additional information, call 610-262-2077.

Northampton: Fire department plans Dec. 15 bowling fundraiser

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Fire Department will be sponsoring a Rock-N-Bowl at Hampton Lanes 9:30-11:30 p.m. Dec. 15.

For a donation of $15, participants will be able to bowl for two hours. Shoes will be provided.

All proceeds will benefit the fire department.


Northampton Liederkranz, 402 E. Ninth St., will hold a meat raffle 5-9 p.m. Dec. 16.

There is a cost. A ticket includes a chance to win the super grand prize, 10 grand prizes and additional prizes the night of the raffle. Refreshments and entertainment by Vinyl Persuasion, starting 9 p.m., are also included.

Events in August 1941

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, we are taking you back to Aug. 15, 1941. The world and the United States were concerned about the war that was raging in Europe. Would the United States be able to maintain a policy of neutrality? National defense now became a concern. American Legion posts joined the Interceptor Command located at Mitchel Field in New York to improve our air defense.

Catasauqua: Club plans breakfast

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding a breakfast 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 17.

The menu features eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, crepes, French toast, potatoes, soup, fruit cup and drinks. Eggs Benedict and omelets made to order are also offered.

Reservations are suggested. Call the club at 610-264-1771.


My email address is lhahn775@verizon.net if there is any information you would like published in this column. Have a great week!

Coplay Public Library: Holiday open house will be held Dec. 16

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Join the staff for our holiday open house, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 16. Refreshments will be served, and everyone is welcome to stop by and celebrate!

We will have music and singing and some special treats for our youngest patrons.

While visiting the open house, plan on staying for our free movie double-feature. At 11:30 a.m. we will be showing “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The 1:30 p.m. movie will be the holiday classic “Elf.”