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Coplay columns

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Pets to be blessed Sunday at pavilion

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.

St. Andrews to host tricky tray

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by The Press in Columns

Mark your calendar for a tricky tray event at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Saturday, Sept. 28. Doors open at 11 a.m. and drawings begin at 5 p.m. Tickets will be on sale at the door or in advance at a discount Sept. 7-20. Contact the church office at 610-865-3603 or Leave your name and number and someone will return your call.

The public is invited to shop for the holidays or just for fun. Baked goods, food and beverages will also be for sale.

Northampton column

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Simcoe sponsoring art contest

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.


Remembering column

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

New management takes charge at Keystone

In this the final column on the Keystone Cement Company, I am visiting one of the five remaining cement companies operating in the Lehigh Valley.

The present plant is quite a contrast to the previous plant. The new landmark for the plant is the concrete preheater, the tallest structure in the valley, which I refer to as the "Empire State of Bath." The preheaters utilize heat from the 2,800-degree kilns to heat the stone before it enters the kiln, a horizontal steel chamber that turns raw stone into clinker.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Bingo season starts Sunday

The first bingo of the season will be held at St. Mary's Parish Center, Second and Union streets, this Sunday, starting at 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Assembled Men of St. Mary's.

The kitchen will be open at 11:30 a.m. for sit-in or takeout.

For more information, call 610-264-0332.


Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, will host a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.

Coplay column

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Businesses come and go in Coplay

There has been some changes in Coplay's small commercial landscape.

A restaurant is back on Chestnut Street next to the post office. First reports were Christine's was only to be a retail bakery.

As it has turned out, it has become a popular breakfast place and is now open for lunch. Gone are the booths and counter. There is table seating in a small but intimate area.

The Balliet family has no plans to reopen Bill's Restaurant on Second Street.

Coplay Column

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Coplay library to resume regular hours

Regular hours of operation for Coplay Public Library will resume Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The library will be closed Sept. 2 for Labor Day.

The library also will host a covered bridges of America display in September.

Other upcoming events at the library include:

Girl Scout sign-up 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, and 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 7.

Volunteer sign-up day noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.

Story time with Miss Betsy 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Catasauqua Column

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Garden club meets Sept. 4

The Catasauqua Garden Club will meet 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.

Pennsylvania master gardender Marianne McNeil will discuss green gardener, an approach that minimizes disruption of native habitats, maximizes soil quality, practices green pest management and conserves water and fertilizers.

Entries for judging must be in place by 12:45 p.m. Remember to return your club project at the meeting, if it is not already in your compost pile.

Garden friendly visitors are welcome.


Northampton Column

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

St. John's meets Sept. 9

The St. John's Friendly Fifties group will hold its 22nd anniversary meeting 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in the social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

The rosary will be prayed at 11:30 a.m.

Lunch will follow in the social hall. Mike Skweir will provide the music.


Today, Aug. 29, is the deadline for tickets for the Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library's chartered bus trip to the Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, and the 13th Annual Civil War Reenactment Train Ride, Middletown, on Saturday, Sept. 21.