St. Mary's Church, Second and Union streets, will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in the parish center.
The menu includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, applesauce, roll, butter, beverage and dessert.
You may purchase tickets in advance by calling the church office at 610-264-0332 or email kim. firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will be available at the door and takeout will also be available.
With the arrival of autumn, trees are turning shades of yellow, brown and orange are falling to the ground.
Unlike some communities, where leaves can be swept off the curbs for pickup by mechanical devices, the borough of Coplay requires its residents to place leaves in large plastic bags for pick-up on Fridays. Public works personnel will undertake this task during next several weeks.
A reminder to all borough residents: burning of leaves is prohibited.
Often while I am working, I have the television on and, if it is a Sunday night, I will usually be listening to "60 Minutes."
One recent episode on homelessness caused me to stop working and watch the entire segment from start to finish.
The interviewer spotlighted three families who were homeless in Florida. One family consisted of a young unemployed father and his two children who lived in a box truck.
His wife, the children's mother, had died and the father was unable to find a job in the construction industry.
In today's fifth column, I'm shopping at Miller's landmark department store. The year is 1943. Mr. Harold Smith, current president of the Northampton Historical Society, is recalling his work days at the store.
The store had departments for groceries, clothing, shoes, sporting goods, hardware, home delivery and even a coal yard. The four-storied building was located at 2010-2012 Main St., Northampton.
Harold started at the store in 1943, while he was a student at Northampton High School. He became a full-time employee when he graduated from high school in 1945.
The Pennsylvania Avenue Interfaith Food Pantry, located at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, is open on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 6-8 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome.
The food bank is open to anyone needing assistance with feeding a family.
Another area food bank, the Catasauqua Area Community Food Bank, is in need of a workable used refrigerator.
If you have one you'd like to donate, call Joe Tognoli at 610-294-4130.
This food bank is located at 527 Front St., Catasauqua.
As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and the Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.
The last week for publication of columns by local government officials is Oct. 11.
We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.
To the Editor:
The new regulations from the federal government for school lunch shouldn't surprise anyone.
But to say, "If you don't like the federal government regulations then pack your own lunch," was an ignorant statement by Northampton Area School Board member Jennifer Miller.
The school lunch subsidation program is to help parents of lower income households afford lunch. Children receive either free lunch or pay 40 cents for lunch rather than $1.75 if their parent's income levels fall below a certain point based on the size of their family.
Learn about the plant lore of Christmas from Rexine Krause at the next Catasauqua Garden Club meeting 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3.
The Garden Club meets at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua. Items for judging should be in place by 12:45 p.m.
Santa won't be there but if you have been bad boys and girls, the Belsnickle just might be in attendance with a switch and a feather tree! All are welcome.
The Coplay Scholarship Fund Committee and Councilman Bill Leiner will sponsor the "Save The Coplay Public Library" 1/2 marathon, run walk or bike Oct. 6 at 9 a.m., starting at 41 N. Eighth St.
Prizes will be awarded to the fastest male and female runners; fastest biker and fastest walker.
For more information, contact Leiner at 610-751-2745 or billleinder@aol. com.
The Coplay Recreation Association is accepting registrations for the approaching Halloween parade.