Catasauqua Press

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Remembering: May 1, 1961 — a visit to the cement union

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I am a guest of Local No. 14 United Cement, Lime and Gypsum Workers International Union, Coplay. The union is voting to ratify an understanding with Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company.

Our readers may remember some of the former dedicated cement workers. The union leaders were Ralph Talotta, Adolph Wechsler, Edward Klucsarits, Caffiro Bartoni, Joseph Ehrets and Jerry Neuman.

The agreement was for two years: May 1, 1961, to May 1, 1963. The vice presidents of Coplay Cement were Louis Stamburg and Paul Lentz.

North Catasauqua: Senior group meets

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Catty Senior Plus meets 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St. Doors open noon.

The speakers this month will be Brian and Vicki Day from Home Helpers, an organization that helps people live independently. Brian will bring lots of chocolate for a chocolate bingo game, in addition to the regular bingo.

The organization is planning a luncheon for the October meeting; sign-ups will be at this meeting.

A Nov. 12 bus trip to Sight and Sound to see “The Miracle of Christmas,” with lunch at Hershey Farm’s Grand Smorgasbord, is planned.

Northampton: Historical society, Quota Club schedule sales for Sept. 21

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Historical Society will hold its fall garage sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Siegfried Station, 21st Street.

Organizers will be accepting donations from the public for its sale. Donations may be dropped off at the station 6-8 p.m. Sept. 19 and 20.

On the day of the garage sale, preordered mums will be available for pickup 8-11 a.m. at the station. Extra mums will also be available for purchase.

For more information about the historical society events, call 610-262-8198.

***

Coplay: Pub crawl set for Sept. 21

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Don’t miss the Coplay Borough 150th anniversary pub crawl, scheduled for Sept. 21.

The crawl starts 3:30 p.m. at Samuel Owens Restaurant and Bar, 128 Chestnut St. The crawl continues on to 2nd Street Tavern, 33 N. Second St.; then to American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St.; and ends at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St. Participants are then encouraged to return to their favorite spot.

Catasauqua: Catty Legion hosts breakfast

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will be hosting a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 22.

There is a cost. Children ages 5 and under eat for free.

***

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be holding a flea market and basket raffle 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 28.

There will be food to eat in or take out, a bake sale and lots of treasures.

***

Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association will once again be sponsoring its annual Fest ‘O Fall noon-5 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Biery House, 8 Race St.

The rain date will be Oct. 6.

Happenings

Monday, September 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 16

• Sign-ups begin for fall children’s programs (for 3 months to fifth grade), to be held the week of Oct. 22, at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Sign-ups begin for family Halloween craft, to be held 6 p.m. Oct. 29, at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

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

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.

Happenings

Monday, September 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 9

• 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