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Catasauqua Column

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by LIZ HAHN in Columns

Arbor Day event planned for April 25

The Catasauqua Shade Tree Commission will hold its annual Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m., in the large pavilion at Catasauqua Park, St. John Street.

Trees will be dedicated in memory of or in honor of worthy Catasauqua residents or organizations.

The commission is extending an invitation to residents who would like to purchase a tree and plant it on their property to dedicate it at this event.

The public is invited to attend.

For additional information, call Bob Bastian, chairman, at 610-266-4287.

Northampton Column

Thursday, April 23, 2015 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Columns

Quota Club is selling flowers, hosting breakfast

Quota International of Northampton is selling vouchers for trays of bedding flowers/vegetables or 10-inch flowering hanging baskets from Hickory Grove Greenhouses.

Vouchers are redeemable May 1-31. Contact Nikol Tews at 610-440-2171 for details.

Also, Quota is sponsoring a pancake breakfast Saturday, May 2, at Applebee's, off Catasauqua Road, Allentown.

The breakfast is 8-10 a.m., and tickets must be purchased in advance.

Contact Kelly Frantz at 610-262-7826 for details.

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Northampton Column

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Columns

John Michael Talbot to perform

Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave., will host a concert by John Michael Talbot, singer, author and host of The Church Channel's "All Things Are Possible," April 27, 28 and 29, 7 p.m.

For information, call the church office at 610-262-2227.

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Assumption BVM Church will host a breakfast Sunday, April 26, 8:30-noon, in the social hall, 22nd Street and Washington Avenue.

There is a cost. Tickets will be sold at the door.

For more information, call 610-262-2559.

Coplay Column

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

Borough crew preparing pool

The opening of the parkway swimming pool is only a couple of months away.

Borough public works crews are already at the scene with a backloader performing a myriad of tasks.

The laundry list includes cleaning the pool and changing rooms, making pump repairs and chlorine machine adjustments and performing other maintenance.

A bit of good news for pool patrons.

The borough reports there will be no hike in admission rates for the 2015 season.

The pool manager position might again change, however.

The pool's popular deejay parties are expected to return.

Catasauqua Column

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by LIZ HAHN in Columns

St. Mary's to hold bingo on Sunday

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

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

Bring along a friend for a fun afternoon.

The event is sponsored by the Assembled Men of St. Mary's.

For more information, call 610-264-0332.

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The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will hold another breakfast brunch this Sunday, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Reservations are suggested.

For more information, call the club at 610-264-1771 or visit the website at www.cattyclub.com.

Happenings

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by The Press in Columns

THURSDAY 16

· Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association meeting, 7 p.m., Lehigh County Ag Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, Allentown

· Duplicate bridge, 7 p.m., open game, at Brith Shalom Temple Covenant of Peace, 15th and Northampton streets, Easton

· Duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m., open game, at Temple Covenant of Peace, 15th and North-ampton streets, Easton

FRIDAY 17

· Longaberger basket bingo, 7 p.m., St. John's United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Whitehall. Information: 610-264-8421 or 610-264-2000

Christ UCC book sale is April 25

Thursday, April 16, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Christ UCC, Schoenersiville is holding a book and media sale 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 25. The church is cleaning out its library, offering Christian fiction and nonfiction, travel and art books, National Geographics back to the 1920s, CDs DVDs and games. Call 610-264-9325 for information.

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You're invited to a spaghetti supper 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., two block south of Catasauqua Road. Gluten-free option is available, and children under 3 eat free.

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Northampton Column

Thursday, April 9, 2015 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Columns

St. Paul's concert set for April 26

St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue, will present a Spring Bouquet Concert on Sunday, April 26, 3 p.m.

Debbie Glick, flutist; the Rev. Todd Fennell, bass-baritone and trombonist; and Sandra Deiter, accompanist and organ soloist, will perform.

A free-will offering will be received to benefit future musical programs at St. Paul's.

For more information, call 610-261-2910.

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Old Presbyterian church dates back to 18th century

Thursday, April 9, 2015 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

I have received inquiries concerning the former Presbyterian church in East Allen Township.

There were three churches, the first dated back to 1731. The last structure, built in 1813, still stands off Route 329 in front of the Jane Horner Cemetery.

My friend Mary Ann Unangst wrote an excellent history of the township in 1976, and over the years, I have quoted from her work.

By the way, her son Roger, owner of Unangst Tree Farm, was a student of this writer. He is currently a supervisor in East Allen Township.

Happenings

Thursday, April 9, 2015 by The Press in Columns

THURSDAY 9

· Duplicate bridge, 7 p.m., open game, at Brith Shalom Temple Covenant of Peace, 15th and Northampton streets, Easton

· Duplicate bridge, 11:30 a.m., open game, at Temple Covenant of Peace, 15th and Northampton streets, Easton

FRIDAY 10

· 17th annual spring basket social at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive (Route 248), Cherryville. Doors open at 4 p.m. and drawing begins at 7:30 p.m., Information: 610-767-7203