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Northampton column

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Siegfried Station open Sunday

The Siegfried Railroad Station, the home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. The station is open this extra Sunday because it was closed in July due to the heat.

The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329).

For more information, call 610-262-4748.


Northampton's annual Jack Frost Parade will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, starting at 7 p.m.

The rain date is Oct. 31.


Catasauqua column

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Catch the Catty parade Oct. 16

The Catasauqua Halloween Parade will take place Wednesday, Oct. 16.

The parade will begin at 7 p.m. at 14th Street, continue on to Race Street and end at North Catasauqua Playground.


The Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., Catasauqua, will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.

For more information, call 610-264-1606.


Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., Catasauqua, will host a meatloaf dinner 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.

Coplay column

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Coplay firefighters to host open house

The Coplay Fire Department will hold an open house at the fire station, 165 Cherry St., Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., in celebration of National Fire Prevention Week.

Programs and events are planned for children, along with demonstrations the entire family can enjoy.


The annual Coplay Halloween parade is set for Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Considered by some to be one of the most exciting Halloween parades in the area, it is hosted by the Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association.

Remembering column

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by ED PANY, CuratorAtlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Riding to school on an Indian motorcycle

In this second column, I am speaking to Mr. Sterling Rothrock in Lehigh Township. Mr. Rothrock is one of the senior former employees of the Universal Atlas Cement Company. Born in 1921, he worked at the cement company and operated two farms in Lehigh Township.

The family moved to Kreidersville where he attended the Kreidersville school.

One of his favorite hangouts as a youth was the Warren Wolfe & Sons Indian Motorcycle Shop.

North Catasauqua Column

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Autumnfest set for next Friday

Area residents can welcome fall during the Oct. 13 Best of North Catasauqua Autumnfest and Car Show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the borough park.

Proceeds from this community event, sponsored by the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee, will be used for community improvements and borough projects.

The event will include food, games, live music, a musical show for children and a car show. There will also be cooking demonstrations, a fire department display, contests and a craft and flea market.

The rain date will be the following weekend, Saturday, Oct. 19.

Relay for Life column

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by SHARI NOCTOR Special to The Press in Columns

Relay For Life meeting set for Oct. 8

You are invited to the first team meeting for the 2014 season, set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Fellowship Community's Auditorium, 3000 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall.

We are starting our 11th season for the Relay For Life of Whitehall. Please make noise and come out and join your relay. Anyone who lives, works or plays in Whitehall, Catasauqua, Northampton or the surrounding areas is welcome.

Coplay column

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Craft and vendor fair set for Oct. 12

Trinity United Church of Christ, Coplay, will host a craft and vendor fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the American Club of Coplay Pavilion, 300 Cherry St.

The event will include a wide assortment of homemade crafts and direct sales vendors as well as a Chinese auction, bake sale and food.

The church is still accepting applications for crafters and direct sales representatives to participate in this event.

For additional information, email, call Roni 484-554-8626 or the church office at 610-262-8933.


Catasauqua column

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Flapjack fundraiser set for Saturday

A flapjack fundraiser will take place 8-10 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 5, at Applebee's, 1510 Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

The event will support Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church's youth group, who will send 100 percent of the profits toward the sponsorship of a child through World Vision.

Event tickets will be available at the door.

A raffle will take place during the breakfast. First place winner will receive a $25 Applebee's gift card. Second prize is a $25 Wawa gift card and third prize is a basket of fair trade goodies.

Northampton column

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Historical society to host garage sale

The Northampton Area Historical Society will hold a fall garage sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Siegfried Railroad Station on 21st Street.

Donations from the public are needed for the sale. Items can be dropped off at the station 6-8 p.m. today and tomorrow, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 3 and 4.

For more information, call 610-262-4748.


The St. John's Friendly Fifties group will meet 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Singer Sam Pantoni will entertain.