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Northampton column

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

NAHS students to present family storytime in costume

Members of the Northampton Area High School Drama Club will present a family storytime, in costume, with stories and songs from their spring musical "Seussical the Musical."

Children of all ages and their families are welcome for the event 6 p.m. Thursday, March 28. Register by stopping by the library, 1615 Laubach Ave., or calling 610-262-7537.

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The Northampton Area Public Library will participate in Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child 2013, a collaborative project highlighting the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Mary's fish dinner Friday

St. Mary's Church, 122 Union St., will hold one more Lenten Fish Dinner Friday, March 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall.

The menu will include fried and breaded Icelandic Haddock, corn, coleslaw, stewed tomatoes, roll, pudding, beverage and a choice of baked potato, macaroni and cheese or cabbage and noodles. An additional piece of fish or side orders may be added to your platter for an additional cost.

Tickets are available at the door.

For more information, call 610-264-0332 during office hours, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Cement Worker of the Month

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by BY ED PANY, Curator Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

John Paul Farkas, Lafarge, Cementon

Mr. John Farkas was reared in Northampton, graduating from Northampton High School in 1973.

While in high school, John was active with the First Ward Fire Company and Northampton Ambulance Corp., where his aunt Doris Daumer was a charter member.

His first job was at Northampton Auto where he worked with current Northampton Councilman Anthony Lopsonzski.

John was later employed as a Northampton police dispatcher. His duties also required him to drive a borough fire truck. The salary was $7,200 annually.

Northampton column

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

St. Patty's celebration set

The Northampton Liederkranz, 402 E. Ninth St., will host a St. Patty's Day celebration tomorrow, Friday, March 15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The band Prugal will entertain from 8 to 11 p.m.

The event is for members and member guests.

A breakfast will be held Sunday, March 17, 8 a.m.-noon, at the club.

There is a cost for both events.

Assumption of the Virgin Mary church, 1301 Newport Ave., is taking orders for Easter nut rolls until March 17.

Selections include nut, poppy seed, apricot, lekvar and raspberry.

Coplay column

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Future of four buildings unknown

When a business shuts down in Coplay, it's more noticeable than in larger retail centers.

Four empty commercial buildings are located in the borough. Two are on North Second and two are on Chestnut Street.

One of the Chestnut Street buildings is owned by the same person who owns the former J&R Market. This building has been refurbished and parking spaces are marked in the lot. The word is it could become a convenience store.

Remembering

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Darktown Fire Company never had a truck

In this continuing series, I am in Darktown, Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township, speaking to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bednar on the origin of the hamlet's unique name.

The 1935 Old Home Week celebration program tells us the name "Darktown" originated because at the time there were no street lights south of Lehigh Street, which also included Water Street. The village of Hokendauqua was illuminated by generators at the Thomas Iron Company, but the service was extended south of Lehigh Street. Hence, the name Darktown.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Mary's Parish to host bingo Sunday

Bingo will be held at St. Mary's Parish Center, Second and Union streets, Sunday, March 10 starting at 1 p.m.

The kitchen will open at 11:30 a.m. Takeout is available.

Come out and plan an afternoon of fellowship, fun and food.

The event is sponsored by the Assembled Men of St. Mary's. For information, call 610-264-0332.

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The Catasauqua High School Class of 1950-51 will host a luncheon Wednesday, March 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the Old Country Buffet, Whitehall. Reservations are not required.

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Coplay column

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Egg hunt set for March 30

Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association's community children egg hunt will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, on the lawn of Saint Peter's Catholic Church.

The Easter Bunny will pose for photos. Children up to age 10 are eligible to participate in one of several age divisions. All participants will be given additional candy treats.

The event, dating back to the 1950s, now features plastic eggs rather than hard boiled real eggs. The plastic eggs are filled with jelly beans and numbered prize eggs are mixed with them.

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Northampton column

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

"Seussical the Musical" coming to the library

On Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m., members of the Northampton Area High School Drama Club will present a family storytime, in costume, with stories and songs from their spring musical "Seussical the Musical."

Children of all ages and their families are welcome. Register by stopping by the library, 1615 Laubach Ave., or calling the library at 610-262-7537.

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St. John's Friendly Fifties will meet Monday, March 11, 1 p.m., in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Matt Grim will entertain.

N. Catasauqua Column

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Dinner and bingo March 9

The North Catasauqua Fire Department will host a Dinner and Cash Bingo Extravaganza on Saturday, March 9.

Each ticketholder will enjoy 15 games of cash bingo and a home-cooked meal.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the bingo games will begin at 4:30.

Additional games, raffles and door prizes will be offered as well.

This fun evening will take place at the Slovak Center (Jednota Club), 1223 Fifth St. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling Susie at 610-554-4308 or emailing charotin@ncfd18.com.

Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

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