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Hokendauqua: Walking tour has been postponed

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The walking tour of the historic Thomas Iron Works area of Hokendauqua that was scheduled for Oct. 27 has been postponed until the spring.

The event is hosted by Whitehall Historical Preservation Society.

More than 40 people had registered.


During the 10:30 a.m. worship service Dec. 16, Sunday school classes at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, will present “The Christmas Carol — Special Report,” a Simple Plus program celebrating Christmas carols around the world.


Northampton: Borough council to meet Nov. 29

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Borough Council meeting scheduled for Nov. 15 and canceled due to the weather has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. tonight, Nov. 29, at the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.


Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce and Roxy Theatre will hold a holiday mixer and movie night Dec. 13 at the Roxy, 2004 Main St.

The mixer will be 6-7 p.m., followed by the classic film “Holiday Inn” 7:30 p.m.

Admission to the movie is a nonperishable food item, which will be donated to Northampton Area Food Bank.


Catasauqua: Holiday event set for Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, will have an old-fashioned Christmas 4-7 p.m. Dec. 2.

There will be crafts, carolers, house tours, cookies, hot chocolate, a tree lighting and a visit from Santa.


Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a breakfast with Santa 9-11 a.m. Dec. 8.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, home fries, pastries, fruit, juice, coffee and more.

There is a cost, but children age 3 and under eat for free.

There will also be crafts.


Cementon/Egypt: Drop off gifts for Operation Santa

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

It’s that time of year again for Operation Santa. There will be a fireman at the Laurel Fire Company firehouse 6-10 p.m. Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 to receive gifts for Santa to deliver to Cementon children.

Gifts may also be dropped off at the fire hall bar 4-10 p.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 4 and 13; 4-11 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 and 14; noon-6 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9; and 7-11 p.m. Dec. 3 and 11.

Please have the child’s name and address attached to each gift.

Santa will begin delivering 8 a.m. Dec. 15.

Coplay: Garden club gets together Nov. 29

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Garden Club meets 7 p.m. Nov. 29 in the social hall of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St.

The public is invited.


The third annual O Come All Ye Faithful Social Call Christmas party will be held Dec. 7 at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, 300 Cherry St.

Doors open 4:45 p.m., and the kitchen opens 5 p.m. Social Call will play 7-10 p.m.

It is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at Samuel Owens Restaurant, The Bacon Strip, Reph’s Complete Auto, A Buzz and Beyond or the borough office.

Railroad memories

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

We recently wrote a five-part series on railroad memories, which resulted in a number of people sharing their own railroad experiences with us. So I called my friend Mike Bednar, a former railroad engineer and author of a number of railroad books, requesting more information. He graciously agreed.

Mike and his friend Ken Bealer authored the book “Trackside Around the Pennsylvania Cement District” in 2010. They write that seven railroads at one time served the area.

Coplay Public Library: Library will be closed Dec. 4

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The library will be closed Dec. 4 for a staff development day. No items will be due that day, and no fines will be charged.


Don’t forget about storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica. It will be 11 a.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 and 13.

We would love to have your young ones participate — no library card is necessary. Children of all ages are welcome, and no preregistration is required.


The library will close 6 p.m. Dec. 10 for the staff Christmas party. No items will be due that day.



Monday, November 26, 2018 by The Press in Columns

NOV. 26

• Deadline to order nut rolls (apricot, lekvar, nut, poppy seed, red raspberry and pumpkin cheese), to be picked up 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 8 at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1301 Newport Ave., Northampton. Information, cost and orders: Marty at 610-682-4458, Helen at 610-261-4575 or Linda at 610-262-0265

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

Coplay: Borough office closed Nov. 22, 23

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The borough office, 98 S. Fourth St., will be closed Nov. 22 and 23 for the holiday.

Recycling pickup has been moved up from Nov. 23 to Nov. 21. There is no change in garbage collection.


The community tree-lighting program, along with Santa’s visit to Coplay, will be held Dec. 6 outside the municipal building beginning 6:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association and will feature holiday carols.

The festivities continue in the auditorium with hot chocolate and doughnuts and entertainment provided by Lori and James.

Fullerton: Flapjack fundraiser planned

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth Regional School, 433 Pershing Blvd., will hold a flapjack fundraiser 8-10 a.m. Nov. 24. The breakfast will be held at Applebee’s, 3730 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem.

Tickets are available at the school or parish office. Call 610-266-0695.

Also, St. Elizabeth Regional School’s Home & School Association is looking for someone to play Santa at the annual Christmas carnival 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 1.

No experience is necessary, but you must be jolly and have your background clearances. The school can help with the clearance paperwork.