Catasauqua Press

Friday, April 28, 2017

Northampton: Pulled pork dinner planned for May 6

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold a pulled pork sandwich dinner 4-7 p.m. May 6.

A basket raffle and bake sale will be held as well.

Tickets are available at the door.

Call 610-262-7186 for additional information.


Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 will host a Cinco de Mayo party, with music by Friends of Tom, 7:30 p.m. May 6 at the Post home, Main Street and Laubach Avenue.

The VFW hosts a polka and button box event 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Friday at the Post home.

Catasauqua: HCPA walking tour focuses on Bridge St. homes, mansions

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association (HCPA) is sponsoring a historic walking tour of the mansions and homes of Bridge Street tonight, April 27.

If interested, meet at the public library, Third and Bridge streets, 5 p.m. for the tour.

After the tour, there will be refreshments at the library and hands-on research of Catasauqua history through the Internet.

There is a cost; cash or check, made out to HCPA, will be accepted. Credit payment via Square will also be available.

Call Deb at 610-231-0603 for cost and other information.

Coplay: Garden club to hold meeting

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Garden Club is set to meet 7 p.m. tonight, April 27, at St. John’s Lutheran Church hall, 18 S. Third St.

The model train group also meets this evening 7:30 p.m. at the borough hall, Fourth and Center streets.

The public is invited to check out its second-floor digs.


Trinity United Church of Christ will hold a spaghetti and meatball dinner 4-7 p.m. April 29 in the fellowship hall, 17 N. Third St. The event is open to the public.


The Log Cabin, one of four taverns that over the decades lined Second Street, has closed.


Monday, April 24, 2017 by The Press in Columns


• Scrabble night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library. 49 S. Fifth St.

• Coplay Community Days committee meeting, 7 p.m., in council chambers at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.


• Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica, 11 a.m., at Coplay Public Library. 49 S. Fifth St. Another session is scheduled for May 4. No preregistration is necessary, and all ages are welcome to attend.

Chicken paprikas is on the menu April 30

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. John Fisher Catholic Church will be holding a chicken paprikas dinner 4-7 p.m. April 30.

On the menu will be the chicken, rice or noodles, salad, green beans, a beverage and dessert.

Children under the age of 5 eat free. There is a reduced price for advance ticket sales.

Advance tickets are available after Masses at the church the next two weekends or by calling either Fred Hutterer at 610-264-1439 or Peggy McCarty at 610-264-0307.

The church is located at 1229 Third St.


Coplay: Trinity UCC will hold spaghetti, meatballs dinner

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Trinity United Church of Christ will hold a spaghetti and meatballs dinner 4-7 p.m. April 29 at Fellowship Hall, Third and Coplay streets.

The event is open to the public,

The kitchen will prepare the pasta dishes with all the sides, including salad, garlic bread and more.

There will also be flowers for sale at the event.


West Coplay Maenner- chor, 3326 N. Ruch St., will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 8 a.m.-noon April 30.

Catasauqua: Arbor Day event planned

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Shade Tree Commission invites the public to attend its annual Arbor Day celebration 10 a.m. Saturday at Catasauqua Park, Church and St. John streets.

The celebration will be held in the large pavilion next to the pool. Trees will be dedicated to individuals who have made a difference in the community.

There is plenty of free parking in the main parking lot.

This program is an annual public service program of the borough by the Shade Tree Commission and the mayor.

Refreshments will be served.

Amish men came to Weaversville

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this continuing series, Mr. John McDevitt, former assistant farm manager of the Allentown State Hospital Farm in Weaversville, continues his recollections from his days at the landmark farm. John recalls:

Speaking of the Northampton and Bath Railroad, the farm used to receive freight car loads of peanut hulls (shells) used for livestock bedding.

How many even remember the railroad? There was also a railroad siding to the west of the crossing.