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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Northampton: Uptown Northampton Street Fair set for Saturday

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The 30th Uptown Northampton Street Fair will be held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 14 on Main Street.

More than 100 local food, craft and merchant vendors are expected to participate.

The Roxy Theatre will offer tours all day.

The lineup for live entertainment includes:

• 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Jordan White on the main stage

• 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Brenna on the Gin Mill & Grille Beer Garden Stage

• 1-3 p.m., Andrew Lobby on the Gin Mill & Grille Beer Garden Stage

• 3-5 p.m., Bryant Brothers on the Gin Mill & Grille Beer Garden Stage

Whitehall Township Public Library: Whitehall library schedules open mic, jam night

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The third Monday open mic and jam night will be held 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Thank you to Rocking the Valley Online Radio for its support.

Entertainers interested in performing three songs or a 15-minute set are asked to sign up between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Musicians, singers, poets, comedians, actors, writers and storytellers are invited to come show off your stuff, or just come and be part of the audience.


The third Tuesday movie night will be held 6 p.m. Sept. 17 in the library community room.

Catasauqua: Concert is Sept. 13

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Lucky 7 will perform 7-10 p.m. Sept. 13 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

This is the final performance in the summer concert series. As always, remember to bring those lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.


The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its first fall all-you-can-eat breakfast 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 15. This is a buffet with made-to-order omelets and eggs Benedict.

For more information, call 610-264-1771 or 610-554-8045.


Coplay: Buy wristbands now for local pub crawl

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Wristbands are now on sale for the Coplay Borough 150th anniversary pub crawl scheduled for 3-8 p.m. Sept. 21.

The crawl starts 3 p.m. at Samuel Owens Restaurant and Bar, 128 Chestnut St. The crawl continues onto 2nd Street Tavern, 33 N. Second St.; then to American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St.; and ends at the Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St. Participants are then encouraged to return to their favorite spot.

Fullerton: Halupki dinner to be served Sept. 14

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., will be holding a halupki dinner 4-7 p.m. Sept. 14 in the parish hall.

The meal includes halupki, mashed potatoes, roll with butter and dessert. Children ages 5-10 will be offered macaroni and cheese.

Call the parish office at 610-266-0695 for prices or more information.


St. Elizabeth’s will be holding a CYO meeting in the school library 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17. All parents with children enrolled in the sports programs are invited to attend.


Monday, September 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Bag sale on everything in the store, during regular business hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until Sept. 14.

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Family swim, 7-8 p.m., at the pool of Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road. The event will continue Mondays and Wednesdays through Nov. 6. Information and cost (fee only for residents not of Coplay or Whitehall): 610-437-5524, ext. 200

Northampton: AARP group to meet Sept. 11

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Sept. 11 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment and refreshments will be provided.

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


Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1904 Main St., will hold its annual basket social and flea market 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 13 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 14.

The drawing will take place 3:30 p.m. Sept. 14. You don’t need to be present to win.

Hokendauqua: Picnic set for Sept. 8

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Mark your calendar for Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church’s picnic and rally day, to be held Sept. 8 following the 10:30 a.m. worship service at the 3355 MacArthur Road site.


First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, 3005 S. Front St., announces its Sunday school program returns Sept. 15.

Also on this day, the church service will return to a 10 a.m. start.


There will be a Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative community meal 4-6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St.

For more information, call 610-434-8661.


Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Back-to-school season often signals new norm

Have you seen the “Good Morning America” segment featuring the mom who stages a photo shoot to celebrate her children going back to school? What started as a way to ease the tension of a normally busy, stressful time of year got such an overwhelming response on social media that she continues to create a new scene each year.

“And every year the pictures get more elaborate, from Mom enjoying a deep-tissue massage to lounging in the pool with her coffee and book in hand — all while the kids look on with envious, and hilarious, expressions,” according to GMA.

Remembering: ‘A Cement Factory in Autumn’

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

The painting “A Cement Factory in Autumn” was recently found in storage at Northampton Area High School. The watercolor was painted in 1948 by Garret Conovor, a local artist who at one time resided in Allen Township.

The painting shows the last Coplay Cement manufacturing plant and a view on the west side of the Lehigh River as well as a cluster of homes that were called North Coplay.