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Northampton column: Borough office to close Labor Day

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Borough municipal office will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day.

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Assumption BVM Church will hold its annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 9, at Egypt Memorial Park.

The event begins with a Mass in the pavilion at 11 a.m.

Entertainment by the Emil Schanta Band begins at 3 p.m.

Games, food and plenty of other activities will continue until 7 p.m.

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The St. John's Friendly Fifties group will hold its 21st anniversary meeting Monday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m., in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Fire Calls

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by The Press in Local News

August 17

· An outside pull station at Gulf Oil Terminal, 2451 Main St. (found to be a malfunction) brought out Stations 36, 37 and 39, 4:41 a.m.

· Station 35 fire police assisted police with traffic control at the Race Street Bridge, 6:45 p. m.

August 18

· Station 36 provided mutual aid for a water rescue on the Lehigh River under the Coplay-Northampton Bridge for a woman and two young children, 6:10 p. m.

· A motor vehicle accident with injuries on MacArthur Road at Main Street brought out Station 39, 9:06 p. m.

McNeill to be on ballot

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Daniel McNeill, former Whitehall Township executive with a strong union background, wasted no time getting his campaign started for state representative in the 133rd District.

The state Democratic Committee on Monday tapped the 65-year-old Hokendauqua resident as the party's candidate.

"This isn't an 'I, I, I' position," McNeill said in his remarks to committee members at the Fullerton fire hall Sunday. "This is a 'we' position and I believe we have to approach this as a team."

A weekend in Coplay

Thursday, August 30, 2012 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS and ANDREW MARK in Local News

Community Days chair reports record crowds

About a half dozen guys milled about the Coplay Pavilion last Thursday morning.

Wearing neon green T-shirts marked "Borough of Coplay Public Works" over a left breast pocket, the men handled ladders, cords, tables, banners and a variety of other tools in order to get the grounds ready for the 31st annual Coplay Community Days.

That night, rides would open in the field on the other side of North Second Street. In the meantime, much work had to be done to get ready for the live entertainment, food and other activities to open Friday night.

Opinion: Protect Yourself from Identity theft

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Berks-Lehigh Regional Police recently issued a Community Message via Nixle that an individual was going door to door asking questions of homeowners regarding the Parkland and Northwestern Lehigh school districts.

In this case, the man turned out to be a legitimate salesman.

I recently experienced something similar, except the man at my door was asking to see my electric bill.

According to Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda L. Kelly, identity fraud is the fastest growing crime in America, affecting some 9 million Americans every year.

Catty column: Salem U.C.C. to host flea market

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Local News

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will hold a flea market Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition, the event will include a silent auction with great prizes, a bake sale and good food. Jams, jellies, pickles and red beets will be offered for sale.

Anyone who has items to donate or needs more information on the market should call the church at 610-264-4091 or Bev Werner at 610-264-7508.

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

Stiles column: St. John's to hold picnic Sept. 2

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by MICHELE KERN Special to The Press in Local News

St. John the Baptist Church in Stiles will hold its annual church picnic Sunday, Sept. 2, from noon-9 p.m. on the church grounds, located at Ruch and Chestnut streets.

This is always a fun summer celebration allowing participants the opportunity to interact with friends and acquaintances from the community.

Indulge in delicious food fare and play some games. There will be live musical entertainment provided as well. Bring your lawn chairs to ensure a comfortable seat.

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Northampton column: Library to hold rubber-stamping class

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Area Public Library will hold a rubber-stamping and card-making class on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 9:30-11 a.m., at the library, 1615 Laubach Ave.

There is a fee for materials, and you will create cards with envelopes.

Seating is limited.

Call 610-262-7537.

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Assumption BVM Church will hold its annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Egypt Memorial Park.

The event begins with a Mass in the pavilion at 11 a.m.

Entertainment by the Emil Schanta Band begins at 3 p.m.

Fullerton column: St. John's to hold concert Sept. 8

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Local News

St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., will hold a wandering singers concert Saturday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.

This cappella group offers Renaissance music, folk songs and newly composed works.

Call 610-264-8421 for any questions. Come on out for an enjoyable Saturday evening.

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A Happy Labor Day to all! Where did summer go?

Coplay column: Coplay Community Days set for this weekend

Thursday, August 23, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Coplay Community Days begins 5-10 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Aug. 23, with pay-one-price rides 5-10 p.m.

It continues tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 23, 6-10 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 25, 2-10 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 26, noon-10 p.m.

The event will include entertainment, food and activities. Rides will be offered through Saturday but not on Sunday.

Coplay Community Days began in 1981 as a way to bring visitors to the Saylor Cement Museum and kilns and to pay tribute to retired Coplay Cement Manufacturing workers. It originated as a two-day event, expanding last year to four days.