Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Coplay: Tire drop-off event is May 25

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The borough’s annual tire drop-off will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 25 in the lower lot at Coplay Parkway, rain or shine.

There is no fee. The annual project permits six tires per household. Proof of borough residence is required.

Accepted will be tires from cars, pickup trucks, vans and SUVs. Tires from large trucks, motorcycles and bicycles will not be accepted.

Public works personnel will assist residents.

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The borough office and public works department will be closed May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Catasauqua: Don’t miss the next spring concert scheduled for May 24

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The spring and summer music concerts have begun!

April Mae & the June Bugs will perform 7-10 p.m. May 24 at the Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St.

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Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 announces the following Memorial Day services, May 27:

• 10 a.m. — Fairview Cemetery, 2584 Lehigh St., Whitehall

• 10:15 a.m. — Pine Street Bridge

• 10:30 a.m. — North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

• 10:45 a.m. — St. Mary’s cemetery

• 11 a.m. — American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., Catasauqua

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Northampton: Annual Wynnewood Estates yard sale is planned for May 25

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The 28th annual Wynnewood Estates garage/yard sale is set for 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 25.

There will be more than 50 families participating in the sale.

Travel east on 10th Street from Main Street. Turn left onto Atlas Lane and continue to Buckingham Drive.

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Harlow Hair & Beauty, 1774 Main St., will hold a cut-a-thon 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 2 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Stylist Jess has been giving back to Make-A-Wish for 10 years. In 2005, her 2-year-old daughter, Olivia, was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Happenings

Monday, May 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

MAY 20

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Good Vibrations Chorus practice, 9:30-11 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

• Cards and games, 11:30 a.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

North Catasauqua: Seniors group meets May 22

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Catty Seniors Plus will meet 1 p.m. May 22 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St. Doors open noon. There will be desserts and bingo.

The organization will give back to the community and honor fallen veterans by paying for the flowers being planted at the Catasauqua American Legion for Memorial Day. The group would like to recognize John and Marge Druckenmiller, who took on the task.

A bus trip to Sight and Sound Theatre, Lancaster, is planned for Nov. 12 to see “The Miracle of Christmas,” with lunch at the Hershey Farms Grand Smorgasbord.

Cement is big business in Bath

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this fifth column, I am continuing my visit to the Bath Museum, recalling 200 years of local history.

In our last column, we remember when the cement industry had a great impact on the Lehigh Valley. In 1926, the Penn Allen, Pennsylvania Cement merged with a Tennessee company and changed their name to Penn Dixie Cement. They would now have three plants in the area, Nos. 4, 5 and 6.

Catasauqua: Yard sale planned

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The South Catasauqua annual neighborhood yard sale will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17 and 18, rain or shine. It will be held at locations south of Race Street up to and including Circle Drive.

Questions can be directed to Eugenia at 610-264-2018 or emert4us@rcn.com.

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The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will meet 10 a.m. May 20.

The September murder mystery details will be finalized.

For more information, call 610-264-2641.

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Northampton: Car show to be held May 18 at Canal Street Park

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Wheels on the Canal will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18 at Canal Street Park. Rain date is May 19.

The event includes a craft and vendor fair. Proceeds benefit Mission 22 and Blue Star Mothers.

For more information, email wheelsonthecanal@gmail.com or visit the Facebook page, Wheels on the Canal.

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Mayor Thomas D. Reenock has proclaimed May 18 as LafargeHolcim Cement Plant Day to “acknowledge and honor the administration and staff for 120 years of operation.”

A celebration will be held noon-4 p.m. May 18 at the plant, 5160 Main St., Cementon.

Coplay: Coplay’s 150th anniversary parade is set for May 18

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

With expectations the weather will cooperate, the 150th anniversary parade will step off 1 p.m. May 18.

The parade begins at the corner of Ninth and Chestnut streets. The route will proceed down Chestnut Street, take a right onto Second Street, to Hokendauqua Street and up to Fifth Street.

The bands, floats and other participants are to be at the staging area by 12:30 p.m.

Taking part in the parade are musical groups, law enforcement personnel, churches and borough organizations.

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Happenings

Monday, May 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

MAY 13

• Registration begins for summer reading programs, which will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays from June 18 to July 30 at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. Registration: at the library; information: 610-264-4151

• Blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Appointments: Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061 or judyae@ptd.net

• Arts and crafts event, 9-11:30 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700