Catasauqua Press

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Northampton: Railroad station opens May 20

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Siegfried Railroad Station, home of Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors 1-4 p.m. May 20. The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329).

This year, the society will feature the second ward of Northampton. Artifacts from businesses past and present will be displayed.

On May 26, a tree will be dedicated in honor of Harold P. Smith, the society’s former president, who died last year. The dedication will be held 11 a.m. at the station.

For more information, call 610-262-8198.


Bills and invoices of the past

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

A few years ago, I visited my friend Mrs. Grace Bonser in Moore Township. Grace had a long career in banking and was very active with the Northampton High School Band Boosters. Besides being a banker, she is an excellent seamstress and made many uniforms for band members.

She had a wealth of historical information, which she has graciously shared with me over the years. As I am interested in everything, she had a treasure of old bills and invoices, giving us a picture of a bygone era.

North Catasauqua: Catty seniors to meet May 23

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Sherri Bell will speak on the benefits of exercise and maintaining functional ability at the May 23 meeting of Catty Seniors Plus.

The organization meets at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St. Doors open noon, and the meeting begins 1 p.m.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring an item for the Catasauqua Food Bank.

Coffee and dessert will be served, and bingo will be played.

The group is also hosting a July 10 bus trip to see the musical “Jesus” at Sight & Sound. Call Nancy Matika at 610-360-6543 to make a reservation.

Catasauqua: George Taylor House to celebrate opening day with tours May 20

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, will be celebrating opening day 1-4 p.m. May 20.

There will be an open house and tours as well as the program “The Life of George Taylor” presented 2 p.m. by re-enactor Rick Guth.

Come on out for an enjoyable afternoon!


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, will be having bingo 2 p.m. May 20 in the fellowship hall.

The doors open 12:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase.

There will be 20 games of bingo. There will also be a tricky tray.

Coplay: Street sweeping starts today

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

A street sweeper will come through the borough today, May 17, and tomorrow, May 18, to sweep all the streets. No alleys will be swept.

Signs prohibiting parking are posted along the route. Violators risk a ticket or towing if the vehicles are not moved during the street-sweeping hours.

The May 17 schedule includes Front, Third, Fifth, Cherry, Seventh, Ninth, 11th, 13th, Chestnut, Keefer, Maple, Oak and Center streets and Center Circle.


Monday, May 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

MAY 14

• Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the social hall of St. John’s Ukrainian Baptist Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton

• Miller-Keystone Blood Center blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Information or to set up an appointment: Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061 or

MAY 15

• Opening of Northampton Borough Farmers Market, 3-6:30 p.m., at Municipal Park, Laubach Avenue and Smith Lane. The farmers market will continue every Tuesday through Sept. 11.

Catasauqua: Catasauqua Garden Club hosts annual plant sale

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Garden Club’s annual plant sale is scheduled for May 12 at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. The sale will run 9 a.m.-noon, as long as there are still plants available.

In addition, Will Schultz, who built a John Smith 26-note universal street organ, will be available to entertain and discuss his iconic street organ.

Penn State soil test kits will also be available for purchase.

Come out early for the best plant selections!


Coplay: Library meeting is 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay Public Library board meets 7 p.m. tonight, May 10, in council chambers at the Fourth Street borough hall. The public is invited to attend.


Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be held 11 a.m. each Thursday morning throughout May at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.


St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third. St., will be hosting a congregational/community dinner 4-6 p.m. May 12. The dinner will feature shepherd’s pie.

The church will also present carnations to all mothers at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Mother’s Day, May 13.

Northampton: Good Shepherd students to perform for Friendly Fifties

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. May 14 in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Good Shepherd Catholic School students will entertain.


Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering children for the 2018-19 school year.

The 2-year-old playgroup class meets 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.

Public Library of Catasauqua: Library lists litany of happenings during month of May

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

What do summer reading registration, a plant and bake sale, a family movie, rare books and a presentation on container gardening have in common? They are all happening at the library in the month of May.

We promise you that children from age 4 through high school will enjoy all seven of our summer reading programs, which have been carefully selected to appeal to all ages. Program details are on our Facebook page at Catty Library, or get to it from our website, Register now!