Don't count on Coplay Community Days sponsoring the fireworks show. Some mentioned it would be a fitting close to the weekend festival.
However, such a show can cost between $10,000 and 11,000. The committee notes it is directing its efforts to improving the parkway and other community projects.
Some borough residents have said a man with a pickup truck is combing the alleys Wednesday evenings and early Thursday mornings ahead of borough crews, picking up metals and discarded kitchen items. Borough officials said such a practice is not uncommon in the borough.
A fun round-robin was held Sunday at the Col. Fuller tennis courts at the Catasauqua Park as part of the Old Home Week Sunday at the Park. After three hours of tennis, Adam Bastidas was the winner, followed closely by John Yanek, Chris Becker and Kelly McDonald. Organizer Janice Snyder reports that great games of tennis were played by all 12 participants.
Recently, Eberhardt Motors in Egypt, Whitehall Township observed its 90th anniversary, a milestone for a family-owned and operated business. As a customer for over 50 years, this writer stopped in to speak to current owner, Mr. Eric Eberhardt, and a number of customers, many oldtimers who shared their memories of the past, especially of the trusty Plymouth which is no longer manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation.
The skies were dark over Coplay this Fourth of July holiday.
The fireworks which lit up the sky for the past 12 years, attracting crowds in the thousands, were sadly missing this year.
While some remain hopeful the pyrotechnics will return in 2015, no definite action has been taken.
Simply put, the fireworks, run by Sandy and Gene Gyecsek, cost the committee more than $10,000. The event was a volunteer effort, not a borough effort. The borough donated $500 to the program.
The Fourth Annual Sage Stauffer Memorial Soccer Tournament will take place on Aug. 23, with a rain date of Aug. 24.
The tournament is hosted by the Catasauqua Youth Soccer Association and will take place at Catasauqua High School. It's a 6-on-6 format for U8-U14 Rec-travel teams. It's EPYSA-sanctioned with FIFA refs and guaranteed three games.
Registration and payment is needed by Aug. 1. There is an early bird discount by July 18.
For more information, contact 610-737-5940 or email email@example.com.
You can also visit www.cattysoccer.org.
The Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., will hold a program on Thursday, July 17, 2 p.m., by paranormal investigator A.J. Rauber, who will discuss electronic voice phenomena.
On Monday, July 28, 6 p.m., Bach to Rock, an interactive concert for all ages presented by electric violinist Caryn Lin, will be held.
On Monday, Aug. 4, author/illustrator Matt Novak will discuss his time as a Disney animator. A talk for teens will take place at 1 p.m., followed by a talk for elementary- aged students at 2 p.m. A book signing will be held at 3 p.m.
The Catasauqua/North Catasauqua J4 celebration will be held on Saturday, July 5, at the North Catasauqua Playground.
If you would like to have your home in the patriotic home decorating contest, register by July 4 at the North Catasauqua Borough office, at the Catasauqua Borough office or call Joe Tognoli at 610-264-4130. Leave your name, address and phone number.
The decorations may be bunting, ribbons, flowers, figures, pictures, lights and flags. They must be visible from the street and the American flag must be prominently displayed.
The American flags, which have graced light poles on Second and Chestnut streets for Memorial Day and Flag Day will be coming down after the Independence Day holiday.
The flags will be put back up for the observance on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
Want to serve on the borough's 150th anniversary celebration committee?
The borough is getting a head start on the event, set to take place in 2018 and seeking volunteers now.
Anyone interested can contact the borough office at 610-262-6088.
The July meeting of Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will be held Wednesday, July 9, at the Northampton Memorial Community Center, Laubach Avenue and 16th Street.
The doors open at noon.
An acoustic duo will entertain.
Refreshments will be provided.
Those interested in bus trips should contact Sharon at 610-262-9182.
Today I am visiting Eberhardt Motors in Egypt, Whitehall Township, they are celebrating their 90th anniversary in the automobile business. My friend, Mr. Eric Eberhardt, asked if I would write a series on the history of the business. I agreed, and am hoping my many loyal readers in Northampton, Whitehall-Coplay, Catasauqua and Parkland enjoy the series!