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Coplay column

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Coplay Sports fundraiser under way

Coplay Sports Inc. announced it is holding its 22nd annual fund drive.

Proceeds will benefit youth programs and projects under way or planned for the Sixth Street ball fields and field house. These include baseball, softball, basketball and cheerleading.

In its appeal, the organization reports projects for 2013 and 2014 are:

· Continue direction and sponsorship of annual borough Christmas parade.

· Continue to add dirt to the infields to help with drainage.

· Maintain and make repairs to the exterior of the field house.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Basket social set

A basket social, sponsored by Gold Star Moms from Wreaths Across America, will take place 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St.

Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit international organization, will be placing wreaths on the grave sites of veterans Dec. 14. The local chapter will be placing wreaths at Cedar Hill Cemetery on Airport Road in Allentown.

For more information, call Carol Resh at 610-398-1124.


Hanover Column

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Han-Le-Co Fire Co. to meet Aug. 4

The next business meeting of the Han-Le-Co Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company will be Sunday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in membership or volunteer participation in the fire company's activities is invited to attend. For more information, contact Chief Robin Yoder at 610-554-3301.


The Pennsylvania Avenue Interfaith Food Pantry, located at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, is open on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 6-8 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome. The food bank is open to anyone needing assistance with feeding a family.


Catasauqua column

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Enjoy July 4 at the George Taylor House

The reading of the Declaration of Independence will take place at the George Taylor House July 4 at 10 a.m.

The George Taylor House will also be open for tours from 9 a.m. to noon.

Come on out and start your holiday with a little bit of history!


Hot July news for all Catasauqua Garden Club members: Fran Cundall has been forced to cancel her presentation on native plant alternatives for the July meeting.

The show, however, will go on as Linc Coffin, Pennsylvania master gardener, will discuss the pros and cons of growing fruit in the backyard garden.

Northampton column

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Municipal office closed

The Northampton Borough municipal office will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day.


Mark your calendar for the 33rd annual Community Days Fair, set for July 10-13 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

Hours are Wednesday through Friday, 6-10 p.m., and Saturday, 6-11 p.m.

The event, sponsored by the Northampton Exchange Club, features rides, games, food and entertainment.


The Northampton Area Public Library has begun its annual fund drive.

Coplay column

Thursday, July 4, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Storm did not cause flooding

Friday's heavy rainfall luckily caused no flooding.

This is testimony to a better-than-adequate storm water system along with the borough's topography which plays a role in controlling and preventing floods.

Although the town has the Lehigh River on its east side, there are no residences found on the water's edge.

While a downward incline exists from Front to Sixth and West to Chestnut streets, the water drains well and flows into the borough's storm system.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, June 27, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Half price-sale starts next week

Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will have a half-price sale July 1-12 on women's slacks, capris and shorts.

Store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

Donations of goods and used clothing are gladly accepted during store hours. Proceeds from the shop are returned to the Catasauqua community through contributions to youth and adult programs and services.

Stop on in for some great bargains!