Catasauqua Press

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Northampton: Roxy to host special event

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Mayor Thomas D. Reenock has declared Jan. 27 as Wyatt the Warrior Day.

While fighting pediatric cancer for 11 years, Wyatt Newhard spent much of his time raising funds for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley through numerous fundraisers and events. Wyatt died Nov. 3, 2018.

In his honor, a special music video and song are being created. The premiere of the video will be 4:45 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Roxy Theatre, Northampton. The event is sold out, but organizers are looking to add a second event.

See related story on page B3.

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A Konkrete Kid Town

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this concluding railroad history column, my friend Mike Bednar, railroad historian and Darktown resident, shares his memories in a special Konkrete Kid Town feature, which appeared in The Railroad Press in 2011.

Northampton had all the elements for a cement company to thrive: raw materials, a railroad system and dedicated workers. The world’s largest cement complex was constructed in 1895.

Mike writes, “The small town of Northampton got to become the global capital of cement production.”

Catasauqua: Community lunch is planned

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will offer a free community lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

All are welcome!

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The Catty Club, 226 Pine St., is having a LuLaRoe bingo Jan. 26. The doors open noon, and bingo starts 1 p.m.

There will be 15 games as well as specials available to purchase. There will be a Chinese auction and 50/50 drawings.

Food will be available for purchase.

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

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Coplay: Snow removal went smoothly

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Borough officials appreciate the work done by snow removal personnel and thank the residents of Coplay for aiding in the snow removal.

The cooperation from residents in keeping cars and trucks off the roads is essential to aiding the public works personnel in plowing throughout the borough.

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Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association has held its election of officers.

Rick Hess will serve as president with Bob Hauke as vice president. Faye Schreiner is treasurer, and Andrea Frisch is secretary.

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Happenings

Monday, January 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 21

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

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.

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

• Coplay Lions Club meeting, 7:15 p.m., at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

JAN. 22

Coplay: Anniversary meeting is Jan. 17

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

With the borough’s 150th anniversary this year, the committee is busy planning the finishing touches for the celebration. The committee meets 7 p.m. Jan. 17 in council chambers at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

There is an opening banquet scheduled in April to kick off the celebration. Other events are being planned to commemorate the borough’s anniversary.

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The final day for Christmas tree pickup is Jan. 18.

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Commitment to Family and Community has an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 20 at its 165 Cherry St. location.

Northampton: Mayor proclaims School Choice Week

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed Jan. 20-26 as Northampton School Choice Week in the borough.

“School Choice Week is celebrated across the country by millions of students, parents, educators, schools and organizations to raise awareness of the need for effective educational options for all children,” Reenock said. “Northampton is home to a variety of high-quality public and nonpublic schools from which parents can choose for their children, in addition to families who educate their children in their home.”

Catasauqua: Churches to hold cook-off event

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Paul’s and Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran churches will be holding a chili cook-off 4-6 p.m. Jan. 19 at Holy Trinity, 604 Fourth St.

One hundred percent of the proceeds, which will come through donations, will benefit Catasauqua Community Food Bank.

There will also be baked goods available for purchase.

For more information, call 610-264-2641.

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The Catty Club, 226 Pine St., will be having its next all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 9 a.m.-noon. Jan. 20.

Public Library of Catasauqua: Catasauqua joins library cooperative

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Public Library of Catasauqua just got a whole lot bigger. As a member of the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative (LCLC), the Public Library of Catasauqua is now able to share resources, including more than 500,000 library materials.

The LCLC libraries include Catasauqua, Whitehall, Coplay, Emmaus, Lower Macungie, Parkland, Slatington, Dimmick, Lehighton, Palmerton and Southern Lehigh.

The LCLC will issue all patrons one library card to be used at all locations. Patrons will be able to use their library card at any of the 11 partnering libraries.

Happenings

Monday, January 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 14

• Last day to drop off food, toiletry items and household paper products for the North Catasauqua small Town USA drive. The drop-off bin is in the main vestibule at North Catasauqua Borough Hall, 1066 Fourth St.

• Adult Children of Alcoholics meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Moorestown. The group meets every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Information: 610-759-7363

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.