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Monday, June 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns


• Deadline to order drive-thru halupki dinners, to be picked up 4-6 p.m. June 27 at the parish hall of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 435 Pershing Blvd., Fullerton. Information, cost and orders: Joan at 610-349-7791

• Do-it-yourself wands class, 3-4 p.m., on YouTube and Facebook. Information and registration for supplies (required):


• Book club chat (any fantasy book of your choice), 6-6:30 p.m., on Zoom. Information and to sign up: Coplay Public Library Facebook page

Northampton: Roxy Theatre owner honored for 50 years

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Borough Mayor Thomas Reenock has issued a proclamation honoring Richard Wolfe on 50 years as owner of the Roxy Theatre.

“I probably never thought there would be a time I would be here 50 years and that I would be celebrating this milestone with the theater actually closed due to the coronavirus,” Wolfe said.

The Roxy has been closed since March due to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s mandate that non-essential business remain closed until Northampton County reaches the green phase of reopening. The county is currently in the yellow phase.

Coplay: Borough tot lot remains closed

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The tot lot behind the municipal building remains closed. It is not expected the facilities will open until the county enters the green phase of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan.

Social distancing and other restrictions will remain in place after opening.


Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association has seen a modest uptick in food donations from the public since the borough hall has reopened. Although the use of the borough hall is restricted, donations are being left in the lobby for the borough’s food pantry.


Catasauqua: Holy Trinity plans Aug. 28 basket raffle

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will be holding its big basket raffle Aug. 28.

Stay tuned for more information.


Reminder: Catasauqua Borough has partnered with The Gas House Dance Hall to continue the summer concert series. Concerts are 8 p.m. Friday nights.

Cunningham & Associates is next in the lineup and will perform June 19.

All concerts are virtual and livestreamed on

Public Library of Catasauqua: Curbside service at the library — rain or shine and contactless

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

At this time, all public libraries in Pennsylvania are closed to in-house patron services. However, every public library in Pennsylvania that can offer curbside service will be doing so.

The Public Library of Catasauqua is very happy to be one of those libraries. Our curbside service is a contactless, rain-or-shine service we will be offering until the library can reopen to patrons — perhaps as soon as Lehigh County goes green.

In the meantime, the curbside, contactless, rain-or-shine service at the library is an easy five-step process that looks like this:

Northampton: Flag retirement ceremony planned

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 and Boy Scout Troop 93, Northampton, will conduct a U.S. flag retirement ceremony 6 p.m. June 14 at the flag memorial site in the 1200 block of Canal Street.

The public is invited to attend.


The electronics recycling event planned for June 13 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave., has been canceled.


Registration for the Northampton Area Food Bank is 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

The food bank, 1601 Canal St., is accepting monetary donations as well as nonperishable items.

Catasauqua: Concert series continues Fridays

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Borough partnered with The Gas House Dance Hall to continue the summer concert series. Concerts are 8 p.m. Friday nights.

All concerts will be virtual and live- streamed. Go to to see the lineup.

Donations will be accepted throughout the event via the link at the top of the Facebook page. You can also send a check to the borough. All proceeds benefit Catasauqua Community Food Bank.


Just a reminder the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation registration renewal and vehicle inspection extension deadline is June 30.

Remembering: Weaversville of my youth

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Seventy years ago, I spent much of the summer on William Smith’s farm in Weaversville. My father, Anthony, was an immigrant from Austria. My first job was on the farm. The family’s main farm was in East Allen Township.

The farm was sold, so Willie moved to a small farm in Weaversville. My father would leave the farm when he was hired by Universal Atlas Cement Company but would also help on the farm when needed.

Coplay: Municipal building now open

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The three-month shutdown at the borough municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St., has ended. The doors to borough offices and the police station are open to the public this week.

According to borough officials, the aerobics classes and fitness center remain closed.


Outdoor dining has returned to Samuel Owens Restaurant & Bar, 128 Chestnut St.

There are 24 seats available on the west side of the restaurant. The restaurant continues to offer delivery and takeout service with the full menu.

Coplay: St. Peter Catholic Church to open doors for in-person services

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., will open its doors for in-person Mass this week.

According to the Rev. Msgr. John J. Martin, pastor, masks must be worn and social distancing must be observed. There will be markings on the pews and aisles to assist with maintaining distance.

The chapel remains closed until further notice.


More the 200 chicken dinners were picked up May 30 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

This was the church’s first curbside dinner.