Worshipful Master Michael Saraceno Jr. had announced Chapman Lodge 637, 1103 N. Sixth St., will be holding a meeting 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, with a presentation on fire safety. The meeting will be open to the public and refreshments to follow.
Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., Catasauqua, will have a half-price sale on the entire store through Feb. 1. Proceeds from the Thrift Shop are returned to the community through contributions that support youth and adult programs and services.
In this fourth column, I am speaking to Mr. Jack Pavis who, with his son John, owns the popular landmark Newhard Pharmacy in Northampton.
Jack was born in Mount Carmel into a coal miners family. With mine closures, the family moved to Philadelphia, where the coal miner's son earned a degree in pharmacy at the esteemed Philadelphia School of Pharmacy.
Along with fellow pharmacist Mr. Peter Stahl, a Pottstown native, he heard the well-known Newhard's Pharmacy may be up for sale. The owner, Mr. Aaron Newhard, was a cement borough institution.
Assumption BVM Church, 22nd Street and Washington Avenue, will hold a breakfast Sunday, Jan. 26, 8:30 a.m.-noon.
There is a cost. Tickets will be available at the door.
The Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., is starting a Pokemon Club for kids ages 12 to 16.
The group will meet Feb. 5, 2:30 p.m., in the teen room and then every other Wednesday.
The Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library group will hold its next meeting Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m., at the library, 1615 Laubach Ave.
Mr. Dean Witman was born in Blandon, graduating from Fleetwood High School in 1971. His first employment was with Giorgio Foods on their mushroom farms.
"The job was interesting; I started at $2.25 an hour and did everything from packing to cooking," he recalls. "During the busy season, an 80- to 85-hour week was standard. The owners were hard working, brilliant men."
"My uncles worked at Allentown Cement, now Lehigh-Heidelberg," he said. "I heard they were hiring so I went to the plant each Monday, applying for a position."
Sudy is a gorgeous calico who is looking for a new family to fall in love with her.
Her previous owner had to move into a nursing home and sadly she was left behind. She is a quiet kitty who would do best in a calm home. She is spayed, up to date with a wellness exam, vaccinations and microchipped. Contact our cat manager at email@example.com or 610-360-8771 to meet Sudy.
Do you have questions about the new health care laws?
The Northampton Area Public Library will host a program Saturday, Jan. 18 on the Affordable Care Act in Pennsylvania.
This event, set for 10-11 a.m., will be presented by My Lien Nguyen, who has more than 25 years' experience in health-care management in both private and public sectors, nonprofit and for-profit. She now volunteers in the community as a medical interpreter, Apprise counselor (Medicare) and benefits ambassador.
Although the winter season has just arrived, Coplay Sports Inc. will be holding baseball and softball sign-ups Saturday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Sixth Street field house.
Sign-ups will again be held Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and Wednesday evenings, Feb. 5 and 12, from 6-7:30 p.m., also at the field house.
Further information can be found on the organization's website at www.coplaysports.org or by email at coplaysports@ rcn.com.
Old sneakers can now be discarded in the foyer at borough hall.
Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., Catasauqua, is sponsoring the Mansfield University Concert Choir on Friday Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
A good will offering will be accepted.
Come out and enjoy the performance prior to the choir's debut at Carnegie Hall.
Sweets with your sweetie(s) family date night is set for Saturday, Feb. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church.
The Allentown Northeast Kiwanis Club Flapjack Fundraiser is set for 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. Residents are invited to go to the Applebee's restaurant on Motel Drive, off of Catasauqua Road for a pancake breakfast. While Applebee's does not normally open for breakfast, cooks will be flipping pancakes in the kitchen on this morning.
Funds raised will be used to provide services and opportunities to the youth in our community by the Kiwanis Club.
The Woman's Club of Catasauqua will hold its first meeting of 2014 noon Jan. 16 at the Olive Garden Restaurant, on Grape St.
Members are asked to bring along paper products for the Catasauqua Food Pantry.
Fun, food and friendship is a must for the event.
A class in 24 Steps Taijiquan Yang Style will begin at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, Catasauqua, Monday, Jan. 13 and run through Monday, March 3.
The classes will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.