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Hanover Township Column

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

St. Andrew's hosts tricky tray

The St. Andrew's 2nd Annual Tricky Tray/ Basket Social is planned for Saturday, Sept. 29. There will be baskets to bid on, great gifts, food and baked goods. The church is at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown. This church is located in Hanover Township, two blocks south of Catasauqua Road., on the border of Allentown and Bethlehem.

Doors will open at 11 a.m. and the drawing of winning tickets will begin at 5 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.


Coplay Column

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Fall football is in the air

With autumn in the air, the black and gold football uniformed clad youngsters from Coplay are now represented on the Hokey Eagle teams, from flag football through the various weight teams.

As in past years, the Hokey teams have always had a good representation when it comes to its football program.

Football programs cost a large sum of money to operate, which is probably the reason why Fullerton and Hokey are the only two youth programs.

Catasauqua Column

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Woman's club pot luck dinner Sept. 20

The Woman's Club of Catasauqua will open their fall season with a pot luck dinner on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 604 4th St. Following the dinner, entertainment will be provided by bagpiper Pipe Major James Ruhf, who has played the bagpipes professionally for 15 years. For information, call President Yvonne Retzler at 610-264-4924.


The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., Catasauqua, will hold their next monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m. to noon. For information call 610-266-7170.


Northampton Column

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Dinner and music at Slovak church

Slovak Lutheran Church, 14th Street and Washington Avenue, will hold an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner on Saturday, Sept. 22, 4-7 p.m. A deejay will provide entertainment.

For information, call Mary Jane Berkowitz at 610-264-0460 or Edna Balent at 610-261-4035.


The Northampton Area Historical Society will host a talk Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., at the Northampton Fire Department, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive. Douglas Peters will speak on the trolleys of the Lehigh Valley. The meeting is free of charge and open to the public. For information, call 610-262-4748.


N. Catasauqua Column

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Columns

Dinner and bingo to benefit N. Catasauqua firefighters

Join the North Catasauqua Fire Department for a hot roast beef dinner and 15 games of cash bingo at their bingo extravaganza Saturday. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and the first game of bingo will start at 4:30 p.m. Dinner will be served around 6 p.m.

To obtain a ticket, contact the North Catasauqua Fire Department by calling 610-266-1969 or emailing You could also ask any fire department member or just buy tickets at the door.

Northampton column

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Liederkranz to host spaghetti dinner Friday

The Northampton Liederkranz, 402 E. Ninth St., will hold a spaghetti dinner Friday, Sept. 14, 5-8 p.m.

Karaoke will follow at 9 p.m.

A breakfast will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, 8 a.m.-noon. There is a cost.


The Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors on Sunday, Sept. 16, 1-4 p.m. The station is located on West 21st Street.

This year's special exhibits include Rotary International, the Laubach family and a World War II display featuring the Capkovic family.

Cement Worker of the Month

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Sherwood 'Woody' Reber Lafarge, Cementon

Mr. Sherwood Reber was born in Reading graduating from Muhlenberg High School in 1969. As a youth he developed a keen interest in electricity. This culminated when he earned an electrical engineering degree from Penn State University. He recalls, "I was very impressed by the knowledge of my professors, they were excellent."

Coplay column

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Summer closes with American Club picnic

By all accounts summer is unofficially over in Coplay.

Community Days is in the past. The borough parkway pool is officially closed. St. Peter's large family picnic is a now a memory. Another National Night Out program ended and picnics by the dozens have been held.

Placing a further exclamation mark on summer's ending is the American Club of Coplay's annual family picnic, which was held Saturday. It was a smashing success.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Applefest takes place Saturday

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, will hold Applefest 2012 on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There will be games, food, contests and bingo. Child ID kits will be available from the Catasauqua Police Department. And, of course, there will be apples!


The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will serve brunch on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to the public and is non-smoking.

Coplay column

Thursday, September 6, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Borough asks residents to display flags Sept. 11

As the Borough of Coplay joins with the nation next Tuesday in remembering the thousands of lives lost on Sept. 11, borough officials are asking residents to display U.S. flags.

Flags can be small or large and flown on porches or lawns. Fewer flags have been flown each passing year since the tragedy.

Although the borough no longer has luminaria packages available, the Sept. 11 project "Light Up Your Neighborhood" continues.

Residents need only a paper bag, candle and sand or litter to balance the candles. Place them in front of the home or walkway as dusk sets in.