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.
The Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., Catasauqua will have a half-price sale on the entire store Jan. 20-Feb. 1.
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.
· 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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."
Sudy is a gorgeous calico who is looking for a new family to fall in love with her.
Her previous owner had to move into a nursing home and sadly she was left behind. She is a quiet kitty who would do best in a calm home. She is spayed, up to date with a wellness exam, vaccinations and microchipped. Contact our cat manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-360-8771 to meet Sudy.