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Northampton Column

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Library yard sale this Saturday

The Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., will hold a yard sale Saturday, July 27, rain or shine.

Vendors are needed. Spaces are 10 feet and tables can be rented.

Call the library, 610-262-7537, for details.


The library will also be at the Northampton Farmers Market 3-5 p.m. July 30 with activities for kids.


The Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library is sponsoring a bus trip to the Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, and the 13th Annual Civil War Reenactment Train Ride, Middletown, Sept. 21.

Purchase tickets by Aug. 29.

Remembering Column

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Treasured photos show early projects for Keystone Cement

In this fourth column, we continue our interview with Mr. Stephen Hayden former manager of the Keystone Cement Company in Bath. Stephen and his father gave 68 years of service to the local plant.

Today we are sharing some rare Keystone Cement Company photographs from some of their early projects. The photos depict a few of the many locations where Keystone Cement products were used in the early years.

Most of these photographs have never been published.

The photos come from Mr. Hayden's treasure of memories. Many are from the year 1928, a photo essay from the past!

Catasauqua Column

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Mystery dinner theater set for Sept. 7

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, will be holding a mystery dinner theater 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.

Featured is "Dead Men Don't Speakeasy," set in the roaring twenties at the hottest spot in town. The event will be presented by the Without a Clue production company of Philadelphia.

Seating will be limited so get tickets early by calling either Nancy Miller at 610-443-3036 or Sandy Svitana at 610-433-0327.

The proceeds will benefit the church's sidewalk fund and the Catasauqua Food Bank.


North Catasauqua Column

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by The Press in Columns

Picnic time for Young at Heart

St. Andrews Young At Heart in North Catasauqua will be having a summer picnic on Wednesday, July 24.

All members are welcome.

After a short meeting, lunch will be served. All this begins at 1 p.m. in the social hall at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Third and Eugene streets. The social hall is in the basement of the church, through the side door, off the parking lot.

The Young at Heart bus trip to the Mohegan Sun Casino will be on Friday, July 26.

Cement Worker Michael Easton

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Lehigh-Heidelberg, Evansville

Mr. Michael Easton was born in the "City of Steel," Gary, Ind. He graduated from Hobart High School. The students there are called "Brickies," named after the brickyards in the area.

He recalled, "Most of my classmates were members of the R.O.T.C. which was taught by World War II veterans. It was a program where strict discipline was the rule."

Coplay column

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Polka Mass to kick off picnic

A 10:30 a.m. polka Mass will kick off St. Peter's Catholic Church's 59th annual homecoming picnic Aug. 4.

The Schanta Band will perform the music at the event, to take place at the church, located between Coplay and Center streets and Fifth and Sixth streets.

The one-day festival is one of the major events held in the community each summer.


A Dip-N-Dance is set for 6-9 p.m. Friday at the parkway pool.

A Christmas in July event at the pool is scheduled for the following Friday, July 25.


Northampton column

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Food bank seeking summer donations

The Northampton Area Food Bank asks for your support during its annual Christmas in July food/fundraiser.

Food bank volunteers will b e at Dollar General 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 20-21.

During the summer months, donations decrease. However, clients continue to need assistance. Volunteers will provide a list of items needed.

The food bank is open every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

For more information, visit


Remembering column

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by ED PANY,Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Clarence Lerch serves as Keystone Cement superintendent

In this third column, I am speaking to my good friend Mr. Stephen Hayden, former manager of the Keystone Cement Company, where he and his father gave dedicated service to the firm for 68 years. We are remembering some of the history of the company.

One of the ladies who gave us a look back at the early days of the plant was the late Mrs. Betty Rohn, whose grandparents sold some of their farm to Keystone in 1925. Her father, Clarence Lerch, was a superintendent at the plant.

Northampton column

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Bowlers wanted

The Northampton Liederkranz is looking for bowlers to form leagues and play at the club, located at 402 E. Ninth St.

Various days and times are available.

Contact Mike Stahl at 610-704-2390.


The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, 1401 Laubach Ave., is open to the public on the second and fourth Sundays of each month through September.

Hours are 1-3 p.m.


The borough's 33rd annual Community Days Fair is under way. It will continue through July 13 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.