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Northampton column

Thursday, June 26, 2014 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Community days festival approaching

Community Days will be held July 9-12 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue. Hours are 6-9:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 4-11 p.m. Saturday.

Schisler Funeral Home will be celebrating its 85th anniversary. Stop by the booth to receive a free commemorative mug and birch beer July 9 and 10. Free refills will be offered, while supplies last.

Fireworks will be Saturday night.


The Northampton Area Public Library and Appalachian Creations Inc. have teamed up to refurbish the entrance landscape of the library building, 1615 Laubach Ave.

Coplay column

Thursday, June 26, 2014 by The Press in Columns

Two local groups raising funds

Coplay Sports Inc. is holding its 23rd annual community fund drive.

Although the organization is not setting a fund drive goal, donors are recognized on three levels.

The presidents club is for those contributing $25 or more; honorary directors are those donating $10-24; friends of Coplay Sports give $5.

Coplay Sports provides girls and boys baseball, softball and basketball at all skill levels and supports the annual Christmas parade.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, June 26, 2014 by The Press in Columns

Strawberry festival approaching

Bethany Church, 429 Walnut St., Catasauqua, is holding a strawberry festival 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, June 29.

It will feature strawberries, ice cream, cake, hot dogs and live music. All are welcome to this event.


Celebrate with the Catasauqua Garden Club, Wednesday, July 2, as Dan Kunkle talks about the garden fireworks that native plants provide.

The fun information sessions begin at 1 p.m. at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.

Catasauqua Column

Thursday, June 19, 2014 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

J4 group seeks parade participants

It is almost time for residents of Catasauqua and North Catasauqua to come together to show their patriotism by taking part in the joyous J4 celebration.

The J4 Committee is made up of volunteers planning this year's celebration to take place Saturday, July 5, at the North Catasauqua Playground. The event kicks off with a parade at 9:30 a.m. followed by an opening ceremony. The rain date is July 6.

Individuals or groups of people interested in having a float or walking in the parade are needed. Call Dennis Kisthart, 610-266-5144, if interested.

Coplay Column

Thursday, June 19, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Coplay library holding summer reading

"Fizz, Boom, Read," isn't a reference to fireworks on the Fourth of July, but rather the theme for Coplay Public Library's summer reading program.

The annual summer reading program begins Monday, June 23 and concludes Aug. 9.

Patrons are invited to stop in noon-7 p.m. June 23 for the program kick-off day and to register.

The program will feature Wacky Wednesday science experiments and other activities throughout the summer.

Adopt me, please

Thursday, June 19, 2014 by The Press in Columns

Boswell is a super friendly, laid back and affectionate boy who adores attention. He gets along great with other cats and is loved by all the shelter volunteers at Peaceable Kingdom. He is about 3 years old, and is neutered, vaccinated, tested and microchipped. He would be the perfect addition to either an active or a quiet household. Anyone interested in adopting Boswell can email or call 610-360-8771. Cats for adoption can be visited at the shelter 11a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.


Thursday, June 19, 2014 by The Press in Columns


· St. Mary's Church annual block party – 6-10 p.m., Second and Union streets, Catasauqua. Information: 610-264-0332.

· Lehigh Valley Beekeepers meeting – 7 p.m., Lehigh County Ag Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, Allentown. Information: Ann Wertman at 610-298-3254 or

· Vietnam Veterans of America meeting – 7 p.m., Banko Family Community Center, next to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg, 2545 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. All Vietnam veterans are welcome for membership. Information: Ken Howard at 610-428-9911.

Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith celebrates 150th anniversary

Thursday, June 19, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Columns

The year was 1864; a man by the name of Tilghman H. Reinsmith opened a funeral service to go along with the furniture store he owned at 191 Main St., Emmaus. Little did he know his business would still be going strong after 150 years. Although the furniture business is no longer around, the Reinsmith Funeral Home has been continually serving Emmaus and surrounding communities for a century and a half.