Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Monday, February 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 4

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.

• Parent Teacher Association meeting, 7 p.m., in the all-purpose room of Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Information: Kate Latteman at or

• Stretch and strengthen, 9-10 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. The class will continue Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until March 1. Information and cost: 610-437-3700

Catasauqua: Preschool program planned

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Suburban North Family YMCA, 880 Walnut St., will be opening a new early childhood learning program in February. The full-day preschool program, Building Bright Stars, will be open to children ages 3-5 and will run weekdays 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

The program can serve up to 18 children. Enrollment is open now.

The YMCA offers financial assistance to help cover the cost of tuition for child care. YMCA membership is not required to enroll in the early childhood programs.

To learn more about the new program, visit or call 610-264-5221.

Coplay: Democratic club organizes for 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Edward M. Kennedy Democratic Association, aka Coplay Democratic Club, was founded in 1930 as the Woodrow Wilson Democratic Association. The membership unanimously changed the CDC name in 2006.

The CDC held its annual reorganization meeting in January. The CDC has a full slate of officers for 2019. All offices have a one-year term.

The 2019 officers are as follows:

Trustees — James Danko, Theresa Roth, Cynthia Leiner and Natalie Reichl

Northampton: AARP group to meet Feb. 13

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Feb. 13 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment will be music by Chuck Longenecker. Refreshments will be provided.

Anyone interested in bus trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.


Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., has planned these activities for the upcoming months.

• Karaoke with DJ PK, 9 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month

• Polka and button box, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month


Monday, January 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 28

• Veterans outreach program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the office of state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall

• Beading Club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

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

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.

Northampton: Roxy to host special event

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Mayor Thomas D. Reenock has declared Jan. 27 as Wyatt the Warrior Day.

While fighting pediatric cancer for 11 years, Wyatt Newhard spent much of his time raising funds for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley through numerous fundraisers and events. Wyatt died Nov. 3, 2018.

In his honor, a special music video and song are being created. The premiere of the video will be 4:45 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Roxy Theatre, Northampton. The event is sold out, but organizers are looking to add a second event.

See related story on page B3.


A Konkrete Kid Town

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this concluding railroad history column, my friend Mike Bednar, railroad historian and Darktown resident, shares his memories in a special Konkrete Kid Town feature, which appeared in The Railroad Press in 2011.

Northampton had all the elements for a cement company to thrive: raw materials, a railroad system and dedicated workers. The world’s largest cement complex was constructed in 1895.

Mike writes, “The small town of Northampton got to become the global capital of cement production.”

Catasauqua: Community lunch is planned

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will offer a free community lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

All are welcome!


The Catty Club, 226 Pine St., is having a LuLaRoe bingo Jan. 26. The doors open noon, and bingo starts 1 p.m.

There will be 15 games as well as specials available to purchase. There will be a Chinese auction and 50/50 drawings.

Food will be available for purchase.

For more information or questions, call 610-264-1771 or 610-554-8045.


Coplay: Snow removal went smoothly

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Borough officials appreciate the work done by snow removal personnel and thank the residents of Coplay for aiding in the snow removal.

The cooperation from residents in keeping cars and trucks off the roads is essential to aiding the public works personnel in plowing throughout the borough.


Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association has held its election of officers.

Rick Hess will serve as president with Bob Hauke as vice president. Faye Schreiner is treasurer, and Andrea Frisch is secretary.