Anyone interested in helping to organize the North Catasauqua/Catasauqua J4 celebration for 2014 is invited to a meeting Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m,. at the Catasauqua American Legion in the lower level, 330 Second St., Catasauqua. Come out now to make sure we have a great celebration next year.
Give the gift of life! Tthere will be a Miller/Keystone Blood Drive at Porter Masonic Lodge 284, 1103 6th St., Catasauqua, Sunday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To make a donation appointment, call Mike Freach at 610-264-5733.
The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will host a monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast this Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon.
The menu consists of creamed chipped beef on toast, scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, toast, American (formerly French) toast, juice, coffee and tea.
For pricing or questions, call 610-266-7170.
Anyone interested in helping to organize the Catasauqua/North Catasauqua July 4 celebration for 2014 is invited to attend a meeting Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Catasauqua American Legion in the lower level, 330 Second St.
· Woman's Club of Catasauqua fall opening meeting – 5:45 p.m., Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua. Information: President Yvonne Retzler at 610-264-4924.
· 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.
· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, 550 Club Road, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.
LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE
Michael Chajnacki and Rachel Becker of Northampton and Baxton Kocher of Bath have begun their studies at Lebanon Valley College this fall.
Chajnacki is a freshman actuarial science major and a graduate of Bethlehem Catholic High School, Becker is a freshman business administration major and graduate of Northampton Area High School and Kocher is a freshman music recording technology major and graduate of Northampton Area High School.
Today I am up in Lehigh Township visiting with Mr.. Sterling Rothrock and daughters Doris and Lorene. It is a privilege to interview Sterling. He is one of the oldest if not the most senior retiree from the Universal Atlas Cement Company. He worked with and was a friend of my father, Anthony Pany.
Mr.. Rothrock was one of a family of cement workers when the Lehigh Valley was the largest Portland Cement manufacturer in the world. His grandfather William, father, Arlo, and brothers Donald and Gordon were all dedicated cement workers.
The Northampton Area Food Bank is in urgent need of the following foods: fruit, fruit juice, applesauce, canned meats (Spam, chicken, stew, etc.), tuna, peanut butter, soup, pancake mix and syrup, and macaroni and cheese.
The food bank, 1601 Canal St., is open every Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-noon, for drop-offs. If you'd like to donate but that time isn't convenient, call 610-262-8030 to set up another time.
The food bank will be holding its annual penny party on Sunday, Sept. 22 at Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville.
Doors open at 1 p.m. The games begin at 2 p.m.
The grounds on which Christ the King School stood – earlier serving as St. Peter's Catholic Church & School – will stand for another year following demolition this past spring of the three-story brick structure.
Sometime in 2014 a decision most likely will be made regarding the grounds, located between the church and the parish center, formerly the convent for the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and later a pre-school for children.
Fest O' Fall will be held Oct. 5 from noon to 5 p.m.
Many activities will be scheduled for the Biery House, 8 Race St., the George Taylor House at Lehigh and Poplar streets and businesses along Front Street.
Food, hay rides, historic games, crafts and exhibits, art murals as well as crafters and vendors will be a part of the event.
Crafters interested in participating can bring their own table for a small fee. Call 610-231-0603 for more information.
Volunteers also are needed.
The Northampton High School cheerleaders will hold a car wash 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the AutoZone on MacArthur Road in Whitehall.
In celebration of Farmers Market Days in the borough, Simcoe Gallery is sponsoring Paint Outside the Market Basket.
Artists are welcome to pick up a basket during market hours, 3-7 p.m., beginning Sept. 10, at The Lyric Commons, 2015 Main St. Baskets are available on a first-come basis, and the painted baskets are due Oct. 8 by 7 p.m.
Three prizes will be awarded at a reception on Oct. 15, 6 p.m.
Trinity United Church of Christ will hold its annual blessing of the pets at the Coplay Parkway Pavilion this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
The church will also hold its regular service at the pavilion Sunday. It will be followed by the church's September picnic and a Chinese auction.
Plans are already underway for the annual Coplay Halloween parade, even though it is still five weeks away.
There is no reviewing stand this year.