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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s taking orders for dinner

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., is currently selling advanced tickets for its drive- thru chicken dinner. The meal will include half of a chicken, corn on the cob, baked potato, cole slaw and roll — all prepared by Fairview Catering.

Pickup will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

All you have to do is drive up Union Street (from Front Street), stop at the parking lot and hand in your ticket — and a volunteer will hand you your dinner!

Hokendauqua: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Faith

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Camp Rhythmo’s production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will be performed 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 11, at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road.

Also, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14-18, “FIT-tastic” summer camp is coming to Faith. Participants will enjoy interactive science workshops, an all-original musical, dance, yoga, creative arts and more.

To register for this event, visit camprhythmo.org; for questions, call 866-430-0810 or email infor@camprhythmo.org.


Northampton: Library creates teen escape room

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Public Library will host a Harry Potter-themed teen escape room 6 p.m. Aug. 11. Participants will use elements of the room, solve the puzzles and escape Azkaban.

Registration is required.

Friends of Northampton Area Public Library will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Gin Mill and Grille, 1750 Main St.

Dinner includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad and a roll.

The event also includes 50/50 and gift card raffles and a bake sale.

Tickets can be purchased at the library’s help desk.


Coplay library: Library board thanks patrons for successful food drive

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Thank you to everyone who participated in our July food drive, which benefited Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association’s food bank. Your donations were greatly appreciated!


We are entering the final weeks of our summer learning program. We still have some stuffed animals looking for a good home. For a small donation, your child can select a stuffed animal from our stuffed pet adoption center.

All proceeds will go to Peaceable Kingdom.


Join us for our movie night 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11. We will be showing “The Lorax.” Bring your blankets!

Indian Trail Park: long-ago summers

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today I return to the old Indian Trail Park in Pennsville. The year is 1947. My father had just purchased his first post-war automobile: a 1947 Plymouth. We drove to the park on a sunny summer Sunday to enjoy the day.

Back in the Revolutionary War era, an old grist mill, which ground wheat, oats and corn, was still on site but no longer in operation. Community groups attempted to preserve the old mill, but their efforts were unsuccessful.


Monday, August 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 7

• Camp Rhythmo one-week musical theater workshop (for grades 1-8), 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. The performance of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will be presented 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11. Registration: camprhythmo.org; information: 866-430-0810 or infor@camprhythmo.org

• Beading club meeting (for teens and adults), 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

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Catasauqua: Ben Franklin to visit George Taylor House

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Columns

At the George Taylor House, Front and Poplar streets, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6, hear the story of the “Franklin Militia.” General Ben Franklin presents his tales 2 p.m. There will be tours 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The winner of the Name the Mouse contest will be announced. Legend has it that Franklin was befriended back in 1745 by a mouse named Amos, who, as the story goes, was responsible for literally all of his remarkable achievements as an inventor, publisher and statesman.

There also will be a movie shown for the kiddos, so tell your friends!

Fullerton: St. Elizabeth’s plans annual basket social

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Columns

It’s time to find your favorite basket and begin filling it with your cleverly themed basket ideas. Mark your calendar for St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church’s eighth annual basket social during Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 6, 7 and 8. Start collecting your items now!

Each basket needs to be worth at least $25. Feel free to drop off any nonperishable items at the parish office for the spectacular committee to make up a basket for you.

Whitehall library: Meet your local heroes Aug. 8

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Columns

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 8, you will have a chance to meet some of the everyday heroes who keep us safe on a daily basis. Our guests will include Whitehall Township’s fire and police departments, Cetronia Ambulance Corps, Lehigh County’s deputy sheriff and local K-9 police. We will even have a MedEvac helicopter!

Come to the library picnic area and parking lot.


There will be a party for all of the children who participated in the summer reading program. It will be held 11 a.m. Aug. 12 at the library.

Coplay: Picnic set for Aug. 6

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Hundreds and hundreds will travel from near and far Aug. 6 for St. Peter Roman Catholic Church’s 63rd annual parish homecoming picnic.

Beginning noon and ending 10 p.m., the festival, held on church grounds at 4 S. Fifth St., will have plenty of food and entertainment.

A polka Mass begins the day 10:30 a.m.

The event will be held rain or shine.

Several food stands will be set up, serving the church’s famous pierogies, clam chowder, steak sandwiches, pizza, ham sandwiches and more.