Friday's heavy rainfall luckily caused no flooding.
This is testimony to a better-than-adequate storm water system along with the borough's topography which plays a role in controlling and preventing floods.
Although the town has the Lehigh River on its east side, there are no residences found on the water's edge.
While a downward incline exists from Front to Sixth and West to Chestnut streets, the water drains well and flows into the borough's storm system.
Are commercial and professional businesses declining in number or are they on the rise in Coplay?
The above question was the topic of conversation among several men who discussed the state of the borough over coffee at a local restaurant. One man shared his thoughts on the community with The Press.
Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will have a half-price sale July 1-12 on women's slacks, capris and shorts.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.
Donations of goods and used clothing are gladly accepted during store hours. Proceeds from the shop are returned to the Catasauqua community through contributions to youth and adult programs and services.
Stop on in for some great bargains!
The Northampton Area Public Library has begun its annual fund drive.
The library has a new logo and motto, "Always something new," which is reflected in the many new programs under way.
In this second column, I am remembering the history of the Keystone Cement Company in Bath. My research takes me back to 2001 when I interviewed Mrs. Betty Rohn whose father, Clarence Lerch, was a well-known area resident who was superintendent of the company.
The North Catasauqua Small Town USA Golf Tournament will be June 23 at Willowbrook Golf Course, beginning with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start in a four-person scramble format. Call for details or pick up a registration form at borough hall.
Participants will receive a golf cart rental, Continental breakfast, gift bag, beverages served by the Betterment Girls, hot dogs and snacks on the green, a buffet dinner by Fairview House, awards and door prizes.
Mark your calendar for the 33rd annual Community Days Fair, set for July 10-13 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.
Hours are Wednesday through Friday, 6-10 p.m., and Saturday, 6-11 p.m.
The event, sponsored by the Northampton Exchange Club, features rides, games, food and entertainment.
Registration is under way for Kingdom Rocks Vacation Bible School 9 a.m.-noon July 22-26 at the Gospel Chapel, 2022 Main St.
Call the church office, 610-262-8101, or visit the website, www.thegospel-chapel.com for more information.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, is planning a rip-roarin', boot scootin' Son West Round Up. In other words, it's time for vacation Bible school.
Stories, games, crafts and the best cowpoke snacks on this side of the Lehigh River will begin 6:15 p.m. June 24-28.
Lassoing and galloping will last until 8:15 p.m., so participants should wear their best cowboy hat.
Arrive early June 24 to sign up and get the best choice in horses.
For more information, contact Cheryl Kneiss at 610-262-0467.
Summer hours for the Coplay Public Library begin Saturday, June 29.
Hours are Monday-Thursday noon to 7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Last week's column had some errors in the details of the library programs. The correct information follows.
The summer reading program began June 17 and runs through Friday, Aug. 9.
The theme is "Dig into Reading!" Children through adults are welcome to attend.
Incentives are available for all age groups and participants are invited to an end-of-program party.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church is hosting a spaghetti dinner on Thursday, June 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. All are invited to enjoy a delicious meal which includes, in addition to the pasta, a salad, garlic bread and beverages.
Meatless and gluten-free options are available as well, while they last. Blueberry crisp and brownie sundaes will be served for dessert.
Children under the age of 3 eat free. Join them downstairs in the parish hall. Proceeds benefit the church's ministries in the community.