Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Coplay column

Thursday, October 24, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Trick-or-treat night in Coplay is tomorrow evening

Trick-or-Treat night in Coplay is set for tomorrow, Oct. 25, between 6 and 8 p.m.

Residents are asked to turn their porch lights on if they want children to visit.

Children are also invited to visit the fire station on Cherry Street for the fire department's annual haunted house.

The event, which runs 6-8:30 p.m., is free and popular.

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The Coplay Garden Club will meet tonight, Thursday, Oct. 24, at St. John's Lutheran Church, beginning at 7 p.m.

Scented geraniums are the focus for the program, to be presented by Sue Kittek, Penn State master gardener and freelance columnist.

Houseplants on the program include crassula-jade, schefflera-umbrella tree, zebrina-wandering Jew and the hypoestos-polka dot plant. Specimens at the program will include aster, one stem; pumpkin; berry, one branch; vegetable specimen, three of the same variety; chrysanthemum; spoon, one stem; pompon, one bloom; spider, one bloom; and button, one spray.

There will also be an artistic tournament titled Waiting for the Great Pumpkin.

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Local author Richard Osborne will give a presentation, "Have You Read To Your Kids Lately?" to focus on the importance of getting away from the TV, computer and electronic stimuli. The presentation is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

Osborne will share his experience of being born with 65-percent hearing loss and how important it was to his development to have someone read to him and take him to the library. Literature and reading helped him develop the skills needed to overcome his disability.

He also is the author of "How To Be Positive, Manifesting Your Dreams and Discovering Your True Self."

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American flags will fly Nov. 11, Veterans Day, on poles on Second and Chestnut streets.

Residents wanting to dispose of a tattered or worn flag may place it in a painted former mailbox outside American Legion Post 426 on South Second Street.

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The borough is currently seeking residents in the community who are interested in donating an evergreen tree for the Christmas holiday to be placed outside the borough hall for the nativity scene.