It seems like a couple of young men couldn't wait for the Coplay Parkway Pool to open.
A group was recently seen swimming in the Lehigh River late last week.
The river attracts young people who opt for the river over municipal pools throughout the summer. It's been years since the river was not only the choice of bathers, but the only place to cool down and congregate with peers.
On the Coplay side, there were two sites off the Lehigh Valley Railroad tracks that were popular for swimming.
St. Mary's Church, Second and Union streets, Catasauqua, will hold their annual block party Thursday, June 19; Friday, June 20; and Saturday, June 21, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Come out and enjoy delicious homemade foods, bingo, games for children and adults, bake sale, basket raffle and money raffle.
For more information, call 610-264-0332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Catasauqua High School Class of 1866 will hold their "Class of '66 turns 66 tweener" birthday picnic Saturday, Sept. 20 at the North Catasauqua Park at 2 p.m.
The Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors on the third Sunday of each month from May through September and, possibly, October.
The station, located on West 21st Street, will be open on June 15, 1-4 p.m.
The station is a museum housing artifacts from the Northampton area. There are several permanent displays and some different features each year. This year's main exhibit is the J.J. Kleppinger Meat Market.
· Library board meeting – 7 p.m., Coplay Municipal Building, 98 S. Fourth St., Coplay.
· Duplicate bridge open game – 7 p.m., Brith Shalom, 1190 W. Macada Road, Bethlehem. Information: 610-866-8009.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
· Duplicate bridge – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700.
Mr. Karl Mickley, whose ancestors aided in the rescue of the Liberty Bell in 1777, shared with me the book "The Liberty Bell in Allentown," printed in connection with the 150th anniversary of bringing the bell to Allentown.
Did you know? Bethlehem was considered as a place for the meeting of the Continental Congress and General Washington was thinking about bringing his Army into the Lehigh Valley for winter quarters. The great general sent Baron de Kalb to Bethlehem with a corp of French engineers to survey the landscape for constructing possible fortications.
Coming events at the Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce:
· Thursday, June 12 – 11:45 a.m., Membership Luncheon: How Is Your Money Being Spent in Lehigh County? A presentation by Lehigh County Board of Commissioners Tom Creighton and Brad Osborne, Fellowship Community.
· Thursday, June 12 – 5-7 p.m., Hampton Inn & Suites Mixer.
· Friday, June 13 – 10-11 a.m., Ambassador Meeting.
· Tuesday, June 17 – noon, WOW Luncheon: Constant Contact – How It Can Help Your Businesses, Zentz Community Center at Fellowship Community.
The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum will be open Sunday, June 8 and 22, 1-3 p.m.
Located at 1401 Laubach Ave., the museum will remain open each second and fourth Sunday of the month through September.
Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Wednesday, June 18 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.
Members must have a ticket to join in on the picnic fun. Tickets will be on sale until June 7.
Entertainment will be provided.
Those planning to attend are asked to bring a baked good.
· Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club meeting – 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. Program: Bob Famiglio K3RF/APRL Volunteer Counsel." Information: http://goo.gl/maps/qKUJC FMI: www.dlarc.org, KE3AW@ARRL.NET or 610.432.8286.
· 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 610-428-9911.
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
Millets completes basic training
Amber Millets has completed her basic training for the Army National Guard at Fort Jackson, S. C., on April 3.
She is currently at Fort Rucker, Ala., for her advanced training in 15H aircraft pneudraulics.
Millets is a 2012 graduate of Whitehall High School. She is a student at Rutgers University, and took a year off to join the Army National Guard.
Millets is the daughter of James Millets of Coplay and Michelle Williams of Whitehall. Her stepparents are Gwen Millets and Dave Williams.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua, will hold a yard sale, Saturday, June 14, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Refreshments will be available.
There are still spots available if anyone is interested in renting a space.
You can pick up a registration form at the church office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The space is 9' x 10'.
The church will not provide tables, chairs or electricity.
The yard sale will take place on the parking lot. In the event of inclement weather, it will be held in the fellowship hall.