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Hanover Township Column

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Kiwanis welcome new members

The Allentown Northeast Kiwanis Club meets at noon every Wednesday at Denny's Restaurant, 1871 Catasauqua Road.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.

Visitors are welcome.

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The Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., Catasauqua will have a half-price sale on the entire store Jan. 20-Feb. 1.

Holy Trinity to host Family Date Night

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, will host a sweets with your sweetie Family Date Night Feb. 8, from 5-7 p.m.

There will be homemade turkey barbecue, chips, relish tray, drinks, dessert bar, along with a chance to decorate your own cookie, Valentine trivia contest, chocolate trivia contest, basket raffle and bingo games.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Proceeds from the event go toward the pastor's discretionary fund and Lehigh Valley Hospital Pediatric Cardiology.

Happenings

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by The Press in Columns

THURSDAY 23

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Duplicate bridge, invitational game – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.

· Zumba classes – 7- 8 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, Hokendauqua. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.

FRIDAY 24

American Legion breakfast Sunday

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., Catasauqua, will have a one-half price sale on the entire store for two weeks until Feb. 1.

The hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Proceeds from the thrift shop are returned to the community through contributions that support youth and adult programs and services.

Come on out for some great bargains.

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Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Jan. 26, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Public works crew is busy this winter

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Coplay Public Works employees have been busy lately clearing streets of snow, picking up discarded Christmas trees and removing holiday lights on Chestnut and Second streets.

The busy schedule began immediately after Christmas.

The constant barrage of inclement weather has brought out the public works crew, day and night. The employees have been busy spreading salt on the roads and clearing the basins.

North Catasauqua Column

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Mohegan Sun trip set for tomorrow

Worshipful Master Michael Saraceno Jr. had announced Chapman Lodge 637, 1103 N. Sixth St., will be holding a meeting 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, with a presentation on fire safety. The meeting will be open to the public and refreshments to follow.

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Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., Catasauqua, will have a half-price sale on the entire store through Feb. 1. Proceeds from the Thrift Shop are returned to the community through contributions that support youth and adult programs and services.

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Dramatic events lead to Pavis' Newhard's purchase

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

In this fourth column, I am speaking to Mr. Jack Pavis who, with his son John, owns the popular landmark Newhard Pharmacy in Northampton.

Jack was born in Mount Carmel into a coal miners family. With mine closures, the family moved to Philadelphia, where the coal miner's son earned a degree in pharmacy at the esteemed Philadelphia School of Pharmacy.

Along with fellow pharmacist Mr. Peter Stahl, a Pottstown native, he heard the well-known Newhard's Pharmacy may be up for sale. The owner, Mr. Aaron Newhard, was a cement borough institution.

Assumption BVM breakfast Sunday

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Assumption BVM Church, 22nd Street and Washington Avenue, will hold a breakfast Sunday, Jan. 26, 8:30 a.m.-noon.

There is a cost. Tickets will be available at the door.

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The Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., is starting a Pokemon Club for kids ages 12 to 16.

The group will meet Feb. 5, 2:30 p.m., in the teen room and then every other Wednesday.

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The Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library group will hold its next meeting Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m., at the library, 1615 Laubach Ave.

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Lehigh-Heidelberg, Evansville

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Dean Witman

Mr. Dean Witman was born in Blandon, graduating from Fleetwood High School in 1971. His first employment was with Giorgio Foods on their mushroom farms.

"The job was interesting; I started at $2.25 an hour and did everything from packing to cooking," he recalls. "During the busy season, an 80- to 85-hour week was standard. The owners were hard working, brilliant men."

"My uncles worked at Allentown Cement, now Lehigh-Heidelberg," he said. "I heard they were hiring so I went to the plant each Monday, applying for a position."