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Thursday, March 19, 2015 by The Press in Columns

THURSDAY 19

· Duplicate bridge, invitational, 12:30 p.m., for players with 0-199 master points, at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

FRIDAY 20

· Bingo at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St., Coplay. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games begin at 7 p.m. Information: 610-266-8553 or 610-266-5241

· Dinner, 5-7 p.m., at Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., Northampton. For cost and to purchase tickets, call 610-262-7186. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, March 19, 2015 by The Press in Columns

THURSDAY 19

· Duplicate bridge, invitational, 12:30 p.m., for players with 0-199 master points, at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

FRIDAY 20

· Bingo at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St., Coplay. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; games begin at 7 p.m. Information: 610-266-8553 or 610-266-5241

· Dinner, 5-7 p.m., at Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., Northampton. For cost and to purchase tickets, call 610-262-7186. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

YMCA to host craft fair, egg hunt

Thursday, March 19, 2015 by LIZ HAHN in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will hold a ham raffle this Saturday, March 21, 3-8 p.m.

The event is open to the public.

Domestic draft beer, soda, chips and pretzels will be available for ticket holders.

A ham dinner platter will also be available for purchase.

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase in advance or at the door.

Throughout the day, 15 hams will be raffled off, as will New York strip steaks, London broil, pork chops and loins, sausages, chicken breasts and drumsticks, slabs of bacon, bulk hot dogs and hamburgers.

Businesses open in borough

Thursday, March 19, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

Coplay is undergoing a bit of a renaissance, the likes of which hasn't been seen in years.

The Bacon Strip opened last Saturday to a large crowd. The restaurant, on North Second Street, has undergone extensive upgrades. Formerly Bill's Lunch, the eatery is open for breakfast and lunch.

Across from the newly opened restaurant, the former Merchants Bank has begun major renovations after being closed for several years. The colonial-style building reportedly will serve as a a gym. Another business in the building has yet to be named.

Friendly Fifties plan 'Inspire' trip

Thursday, March 19, 2015 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Columns

St. John's Friendly Fifties is running a trip to American Music Theater in Lancaster for the "Inspire" show.

Attendees will have lunch at Fulton Steamboat.

For cost and other information, call Pat at 610-767-4881.

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Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will host a Friday night dinner on March 20, 5-7 p.m., in the fellowship hall.

The menu features crab cakes or chicken fingers, baked potato, cole slaw, roll, dessert and lemonade, coffee and tea.

Take-outs are available.

St. Andrew's serving up fish

Thursday, March 19, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church invites the public to enjoy a Lenten fish fry dinner 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the church parish hall.

The hall is on the lower level and is handicap-accessible. The church is located at 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown, two blocks south of Catasauqua Road. Turn from Pennsylvania Avenue onto Taft Street to enter the parking lot.

In addition to fried fish, the meal will include hush puppies, cole slaw and assorted desserts.

There is a cost. Children under the age of 3 eat free.

Enjoy brunch at the Catty club

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by LIZ HAHN in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will serve a brunch buffet this Sunday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The brunch is open to the public and is non-smoking.

Buffet food served includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, toast, home fries, cream chipped beef, French toast, crepes and various breakfast pastries, along with coffee, tea and orange juice.

Reservations are not necessary but suggested.

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

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Happenings

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by The Press in Columns

THURSDAY 12

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m. at Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Al-Anon, Alateen and AA support group meetings – 7-8:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, corner of Tilghman and Cedar Crest, Allentown.

· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Petersville Rod and Gun Club, Moore Township.

A uniform from the past

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by ED PANY, CURATOR CHURATOR ATLAS CEMENT COMPANYMEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

A few weeks ago, I had an unexpected visit from my neighbor Mrs. Shirley Greb. She handed me a large package containing an artifact from a chapter of American history which is a faint memory unless you are a student of American history.

I gasped when I opened the package! There, in mint condition, was a uniform worn by her grandfather Titus Brownmiller. He served in the Spanish-American War, not in Cuba, but in the Philippines during the Philippine Insurrection.

Another view

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

A big thanks to public works crews

As I write this, it's snowing. Again.

For me, that means time spent shoveling the driveway, or stepping in puddles of melted snow deposited on my kitchen floor after my husband has shoveled the driveway. It means delayed workdays, occasional white-knuckle driving and work-at-home days. Like many people in the Lehigh Valley, I long for the arrival of spring.

Other than that, the frequent snowfalls this winter have left me with little to complain about.