Catasauqua Press

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hanover Township: St. Andrew’s Episcopal hosts pork barbecue dinner

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The public is invited and encouraged to take a night off from cooking and enjoy a deliscious pork barbecue dinner at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

The dinner will be held in the church’s handicapped-accessible parish hall 5-7 p.m. June 1.

Children 3 years of age and younger eat free. Call 610-865-3603 for ticket information.

Rita’s Italian Ice and beverages will also be served.

Come with a hearty appetite and bring your friends and neighbors.

Northampton: Balance, fall prevention screening set for today

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by The Press in Columns

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, will host a free balance and fall prevention screening 10 a.m.-noon today, May 25, at his borough office, 2030 Center St. It is conducted by Good Shepherd Physical Therapy. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 1-888-447-3422.

“As people age, their risk of falling increases,” Mako said. “When a person falls, it can result in sprains, broken bones and other health issues. By preventing falls through increasing a person’s balance, health care costs decrease and independence increases.”

Catasauqua: Yard sale planned on training grounds

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Fire Police will be holding a yard sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 27 at the fire training grounds off Race Street.

You can rent a 10-foot-by-10-foot space for a small price. You must bring your own tables and cover.

For price and other information, call 484-951-6148.


On May 29, Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 will participate in these Memorial Day events.

Fairview Cemetery, 10 a.m.

Pine Street Bridge, 10:15 a.m.

North Catasauqua Playground, 10:30 a.m.

St. Mary’s Cemetery, 10:45 a.m.

At the post, 330 Second St., 11:15 a.m.


Monday, May 22, 2017 by The Press in Columns

MAY 22

• Scrabble night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

MAY 23

• Moms in Prayer group meeting, 9:45-11 a.m., at Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St., Hokendauqua. Information: or Fawn at 610-262-0519

• Adult coloring club meeting (18 and older), 11 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

Coplay: Tire drop-off event is Saturday

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns

There will be a free tire drop-off event May 20, a program held once every year. The drop-off site returns to the Coplay Parkway lower lot, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Last year, it was at the bottom of Bridge Street on the former General Supply property the borough acquired.

Lafarge Cement, Cementon, will again provide a trailer for the discarded tires. Borough employees will assist residents bringing the tires for disposal.

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

Catasauqua: ‘Health Talks’ presentation tonight

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns

At 6 p.m. today, May 18, “Health Talks: Nutrition for Diabetes and Healthy Living,” presented by Robert Hartzell, registered pharmacist, certified clinical nutritionist and owner of Hartzell’s Pharmacy, will be held at Public Library of Catasauqua. The focus of Hartzell’s presentation will be the role nutrition plays in healthy living.

Hartzell will be joined by members of Hartzell’s professional team.

Free blood pressure screening, as well as a healthy snack, will be offered.


Northampton: Open house is set for Sunday at Siegfried Railroad Station

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Siegfried Railroad Station, the home of Northampton Area Historical Society, will begin its monthly open house May 21. The station will be open 1-4 p.m. the third Sunday of each month through October.

The station, located on 21st Street, is a museum housing artifacts of Northampton and the surrounding area.

More restoration, funded by the Northampton County hotel tax, has been done at the station. The public is invited to see the work that was done.

A job during the Depression


In this eighth column, I continue to recall the days when the Allentown State Hospital Farm graced 800 acres in East Allen Township.

One of the former employees was the late Mr. Harold Yohn, of Walnut Street in Weaversville. Harold was a close friend of this writer. His daughters, Nancy Eberts of East Allen Township, and Edith, were fine students over at Northampton High School.

North Catasauqua: Lions plan bingo at Jednota

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Lions Club is having a bingo May 21 at Jednota Slovak Social Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua. Doors open noon. Tickets include bingo and lunch.

There are very few tickets left. Call Joe at 610-264-4130.

All the proceeds will be used for eyeglasses for the needy, a senior dinner at Christmastime, shopping for children, a bingo at Catasauqua Towers, youth leadership camp and more.


Catasauqua Seniors Plus will meet May 24 at Jednota Slovak Center. Doors open noon, and the meeting begins 1 p.m.