Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Catasauqua: Holiday craft show is set for Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The ladies of Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be sponsoring a holiday vendor/craft show and Chinese auction 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2, and the public is invited. Some of the vendors include Pampered Chef, Kim’s Glass Creations, Tupperware, Mary Kay, 31, Scentsy, Lula Roe, Origami Owl, Paparazzi Jewelry, craft vendors and more.

The kitchen will be open.

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Revisiting the first Northampton Press

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I am reading the Sept. 3, 1998, first copy of the Northampton Press — a day when my first Remembering column appeared in the newspaper. Publisher Fred Masenheimer and first editor Marcia White were in Northampton hoping The Press would receive a warm welcome from the community. We all know the positive answer!

The Northampton police chief was Richard Fenstermaker, and Carole Simcoe opened a business in the old Lyric Theatre on Main Street. The Lyric in the past was a vaudeville theater, tavern, luncheonette, billiard room and bowling alley.

Coplay: Santa plans visit

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Compiled by TinaMarie Martin

Do not forget 6:30 p.m. tonight, Nov. 30, is the Christmas tree lighting and arrival of Santa at the borough hall.

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The American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St., will host a fundraiser for Andy Svrcek Dec. 1. Doors open 5:15 p.m.

Svrcek is an Elvis tribute artist who has performed numerous times at Coplay events. He was diagnosed with stage 3 esophageal cancer in May of this year, and all proceeds after expenses will benefit him and his wife Kayla.

Northampton: Liederkranz will hold vendor bazaar

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Liederkranz, 402 E. Ninth St., will hold a holiday vendor bazaar 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2.

Food will be available for purchase.

For more information, call 610-704-2390.

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Quota Club of Northampton is again sponsoring Judy’s Little Santa Shop at East Allen Township Fire Company, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd. Last year, more than 100 children from the food bank were able to “shop” for Christmas gifts for their families and spend some time with Santa and Mickey Mouse.

This year’s event will be held Dec. 2 at the food bank, 1601 Canal St.

North Catasauqua: Area residents invited to Lions Club’s holiday meal Saturday

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Seniors who reside in North Catasauqua and Catasauqua or who belong to a church or organization in North Catasauqua or Catasauqua are invited to the 29th annual Lions Club holiday meal 11:45 a.m. Dec. 2 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua.

The meal is free, but reservations are required.

Sign up at churches or borough halls in Catasauqua or North Catasauqua or call Joe at 610-264-4130.

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Holy Trinity Orthodox Catholic Church is taking orders for kiffles and kielbasa for Christmas. There is a cost.

Happenings

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by The Press in Columns

NOV. 28

• What Are You Reading Now? book club, 1 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Intro to A to Z the World database demo, 6 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Quilting and sewing, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

• Drop-in studio arts, 9-11:30 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

Public Library of Catasauqua: Thanks to those who made a difference

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by The Press in Columns

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”

— John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States

“‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.”

— Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner for “The Color Purple”

Catasauqua: St. Paul’s to hold Nov. 25 craft fair

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, will hold its annual Holly Craft Fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 25. The presence of crafters and vendors promises to be just what the shopper ordered!

In addition to the craft fair, there will be lots of homemade baked goods, plus a tricky tray, where one can bid on donated goods from the crafters and vendors.

The kitchen will also be open for good food and drinks.

There will be plenty of free parking.

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Northampton: Borough tree lighting set for Sunday

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The borough’s annual tree lighting will be held 5:30 p.m. Nov. 26 at Main Street and Laubach Avenue. Santa will arrive 6 p.m. aboard a Northampton Fire Department truck.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, located just across Main Street from the tree lighting, will open its doors after the event, serving hot chocolate and cookies.

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Northampton Liederkranz, 402 E. Ninth St., will hold a holiday vendor bazaar 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2.

Food will be available for purchase.

For more information, call 610-704-2390.

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Coplay: Wishing Al Recker a speedy recovery

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Editor’s note: Press writer Al Recker was involved in a car accident Nov. 16 in the borough. He sustained multiple injuries and underwent surgery. He will soon be moved out of ICU and into a standard hospital room.

Many have reached out to our office asking for an address to send well wishes. Cards may be sent to 17 N. Fourth St., Coplay, 18037.

Al’s son, Matt, reports that Al is eager to get back to work. In the meantime, please send information for this column to TinaMarie Martin at heavenscent68@yahoo.com.

We wish Al a full and speedy recovery.

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