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Coplay column

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Future of four buildings unknown

When a business shuts down in Coplay, it's more noticeable than in larger retail centers.

Four empty commercial buildings are located in the borough. Two are on North Second and two are on Chestnut Street.

One of the Chestnut Street buildings is owned by the same person who owns the former J&R Market. This building has been refurbished and parking spaces are marked in the lot. The word is it could become a convenience store.

Remembering

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Darktown Fire Company never had a truck

In this continuing series, I am in Darktown, Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township, speaking to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bednar on the origin of the hamlet's unique name.

The 1935 Old Home Week celebration program tells us the name "Darktown" originated because at the time there were no street lights south of Lehigh Street, which also included Water Street. The village of Hokendauqua was illuminated by generators at the Thomas Iron Company, but the service was extended south of Lehigh Street. Hence, the name Darktown.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Mary's Parish to host bingo Sunday

Bingo will be held at St. Mary's Parish Center, Second and Union streets, Sunday, March 10 starting at 1 p.m.

The kitchen will open at 11:30 a.m. Takeout is available.

Come out and plan an afternoon of fellowship, fun and food.

The event is sponsored by the Assembled Men of St. Mary's. For information, call 610-264-0332.

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The Catasauqua High School Class of 1950-51 will host a luncheon Wednesday, March 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the Old Country Buffet, Whitehall. Reservations are not required.

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Coplay column

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Egg hunt set for March 30

Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association's community children egg hunt will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, on the lawn of Saint Peter's Catholic Church.

The Easter Bunny will pose for photos. Children up to age 10 are eligible to participate in one of several age divisions. All participants will be given additional candy treats.

The event, dating back to the 1950s, now features plastic eggs rather than hard boiled real eggs. The plastic eggs are filled with jelly beans and numbered prize eggs are mixed with them.

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Northampton column

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

"Seussical the Musical" coming to the library

On Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m., members of the Northampton Area High School Drama Club will present a family storytime, in costume, with stories and songs from their spring musical "Seussical the Musical."

Children of all ages and their families are welcome. Register by stopping by the library, 1615 Laubach Ave., or calling the library at 610-262-7537.

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St. John's Friendly Fifties will meet Monday, March 11, 1 p.m., in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Matt Grim will entertain.

N. Catasauqua Column

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Dinner and bingo March 9

The North Catasauqua Fire Department will host a Dinner and Cash Bingo Extravaganza on Saturday, March 9.

Each ticketholder will enjoy 15 games of cash bingo and a home-cooked meal.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the bingo games will begin at 4:30.

Additional games, raffles and door prizes will be offered as well.

This fun evening will take place at the Slovak Center (Jednota Club), 1223 Fifth St. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling Susie at 610-554-4308 or emailing charotin@ncfd18.com.

Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

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Northampton column

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Friendly Fifties to meet March 11

St. John's Friendly Fifties will meet Monday, March 11, 1 p.m., in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Matt Grim will entertain.

If Northampton schools are closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled for March 18.

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Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church, 14th Street and Washington Avenue, is having a nut roll sale. Choose from nut, apricot, lekvar, raspberry and poppy seed.

The church is also selling Easter candy. Varieties include coconut eggs, peanut butter eggs and nonpareils.

Orders are due March 3. Pickup is March 16.

Mayors to proclaim 'Relay weekend'

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by The Press in Columns

My biggest challenge since becoming chairman of the Relay for Life of Whitehall has been making it known that this is your relay. There is a misconception that the "Relay for Life of Whitehall" is just for the residents and businesses in the township of Whitehall. Not true. Our territory consists of the areas making up the Whitehall-Coplay, Catasauqua, Northampton and the Allentown school districts.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Church to celebrate Welsh heritage March 10

The women at the Catasauqua Presbyterian Church, 210 Pine St., are planning a special celebration of David Thomas and the church's Welsh Heritage on Sunday, March 10.

A gathering will be held at 3 p.m. to view the video of the David Thomas play which the church members performed several years ago. There will be a covered dish dinner following the video.

Call the church office for more information at 610-264-2595.

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St. Mary's Church, 122 Union St., is now accepting preschool registration for the 2013-14 school year.

Coplay column

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Coplay streets need cleaning

The annual March cleaning of Coplay's streets can't come soon enough for borough residents.

Families say the grit, fine sand and other materials get tracked into their homes, putting their vacuum cleaners into overtime mode.

When driving around surrounding communities, some say they have seen the municipal street sweepers in action.

A few years ago, the borough had an opportunity to join North Catasauqua Borough and Allen Township to purchase a street sweeper. The council at the time decided against the purchase.