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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Catasauqua: St. Paul’s welcomes Debra Hessinger as new day care director

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to its new child care center director, Debra Hessinger, effective May 30.

Hessinger comes to St. Paul’s from The Goddard School, where she recently worked in marketing and has directed one of its centers in the past.

Stiles: Boy Scout Troop 59 to hold yard sale

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Just a reminder that this Saturday, June 10, Boy Scout Troop 59 from St. John the Baptist Church will be holding its yard sale. The sale takes place in the church parking lot at Ruch and Chestnut streets. You can begin shopping 8 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m.

You never know what you will stumble upon, so stop by and stroll through the aisles!



Monday, June 5, 2017 by The Press in Columns


• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Bath. Information: 610-759-1652


• Catasauqua Garden Club meeting, 1 p.m., at Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua

• Indianland Garden Club presentation of “Container Gardening Made Easy,” 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Registration: 610-262-7537


• Storytime and crafts, 11 a.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

Catasauqua: Mary Todd Lincoln to visit GTH June 4

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Columns

At the George Taylor House, Poplar and Lehigh streets, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 4, there will be a quilt show featuring new and historic quilts. You also will get a chance to meet Mary Todd Lincoln!

Enjoy light refreshments, house tours, snacks, re-enactors, speakers, interactive programs for kids and adults and more the first Sunday of most months.


Cementon/Egypt: Curt Simmons Day is coming Saturday

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Egypt Memorial Park annual Curt Simmons Day Festival will be held June 3.

The day will kick off with a parade down Egypt’s Main Street 11:30 a.m.

At the park, festival fun will include kids’ rides, food, beer and great music, first by country band Steel Creek and later by The Aardvarks.

Come on down and hang out for the day with friends and family.


Don’t forget to check out the Egypt Memorial Park newsletter, mailed to residents recently, and visit the park website at egyptpark.org.


Digging out from a snowstorm

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I am continuing to look back at the old Allentown State Hospital Farm in Weaversville. The farm closed in 1981 after 61 years of operation. One of the early employees was the late Mr. Harold Yohn of Weaversville. Harold’s father also worked on the farm and resided in a state farmhouse.

Harold recalled, “I was later hired to work on the farm for $27.50 for a two-week period during the Depression. The crops raised on the farm were of top quality. All the produce, milk and fruit was sent to the state hospitals.

Northampton: Wear orange June 2 in recognition of gun violence awareness

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed June 2 as Gun Violence Awareness Day in the borough. He encourages residents to wear something orange — a shirt, scarf, tie, hat, etc. — or tie orange ribbons on trees to remember and honor victims of gun violence.


Northampton Area Public Library’s Family Fun Day will be held 9 a.m.-noon June 3. Enjoy sand art, face painting and more. The summer learning program registration begins for all ages at this event.

Hokendauqua: Car wash to be held at Bible Fellowship

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St., will be holding a car wash 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 17.

All proceeds will go to American Cancer Society in support of the church’s Relay for Life team.


Vacation Bible School is set for July 24-28 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road. A closing problem will be held July 30.

Call the church at 610-435-0451 for information.


Coplay library: Fundraiser night is planned

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The library will be having a fundraiser at Samuel Owens Restaurant 4-9 p.m. June 20. Our friends at Samuel Owens will donate 10 percent of your check to the library.

Stop by the library for a voucher to present to your waiter or waitress.


Join us for storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica 11 a.m. June 1, 8 and 15.

No preregistration is necessary, and all ages are welcome to attend.

If you have any questions, contact the library.