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Triangle fire leads to labor reforms

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by BY ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

In my last column, I remembered a tragic event in American history, the Triangle Waist Company fire, a disaster that claimed the lives of 148 garment workers on March 25, 1911, in New York City. I wrote the column as a result of a conversation with a lady I met whose late aunt had survived the horrific tragedy.

Coplay Column

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Use caution at Front and Chestnut streets

Unlike Whitehall Township, Northampton, Catasauqua and Allen Township which have state and/or federal highways slicing through them, Coplay has no such ribbons of macadam or concrete.

The thoroughfare closest to resembling a state highway is Chestnut Street, linking Whitehall to Northampton, and Second Street, to a lesser extent.

At one time the borough had six gas stations on Chestnut Street. At that time there were plans to have the road become a part of the proposed Cement Belt Expressway. The plans, unfortunately, did not materialize,

Catasauqua Column

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Church to hold soup sale

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church's women's group, the Morning Glories, will be holding a calico ham and bean soup sale.

The deadline for your quart orders is Friday, Jan. 11.

You may want to order more than one quart as this soup freezes well.

Pickup for orders will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 at the church, located at Fourth and Pine streets.

To place your order, call Rena at 610-264-0340.

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Northampton Column

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Keep others warm by donating blankets

Happy New Year!

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The Gospel Chapel Missions Committee has partnered with Lehigh Valley Business Group, a nonprofit organization, for "Project Keep Warm." The goal for this project is to collect 500 new or gently used blankets by the end of 2012.

All blankets will be donated to various homeless shelters, family centers and animal shelters throughout the Lehigh Valley and Pocono areas. Blankets can be dropped off Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., or before/after the 10:30 service on Sunday.

The Gospel Chapel is located at 2022 Main St.

Hanover Column

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by The Press in Columns

Kiwanis to host guest speaker

The Kiwanis Club of Allentown Northeast meets every Wednesday at noon at Denny's Restaurant, Catasauqua Road, Hanover Township.

There is no meeting on Jan. 2. The speaker for the Jan. 9 meeting will be Roger Ochse, development director of Valley Youth House.

For more information about the Kiwanis, contact 610-740-9391.

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Are you planning an outdoor gathering for 2013? Hanover Township has three public parks, totaling about 10 acres.

North Catasauqua Column

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Holiday food drive continues

North Catasauqua's holiday food drive continues, as residents are asked to help those less fortunate in the community during the holiday season by donating nonperishable food items.

Items donated to the food drive will go to the Catasauqua Area Community Food Bank.

Items requested are canned goods, toiletry items, diapers, paper towels, toilet paper, soaps, laundry detergents, juices, baby food, cereals, rice, sugar, flour, cracker and pasta.

Check the expiration dates on food items and do not donate any out of date items.

Northampton column

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Help others keep warm

Merry Christmas!

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The Gospel Chapel Missions Committee has partnered with Lehigh Valley Business Group, a nonprofit organization, for "Project Keep Warm." The goal for this project is to collect 500 new or gently used blankets by the end of 2012.

All blankets will be donated to various homeless shelters, family centers and animal shelters throughout the Lehigh Valley and Pocono areas.

Blankets can be dropped off Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., or before/after the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday. The Gospel Chapel is located at 2022 Main St.

Coplay column

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Holiday train display open at borough hall

An under-the-radar train display which receives little or no media attention during the Christmas holidays is housed on the second floor of the Coplay Borough hall, located at Fourth and Center streets.

The only indication there are trains located on the upper floor in a former classroom of the old Coplay High School is a yellow and black railroad crossing sign.

But once children climb the steps to the second floor, they can hear the whirl of several trains gliding down the tracks.

Remembering

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Triangle Shirt Waist fire claims many lives

I would like to dedicate this two-column series to the memory of the Lehigh Valley garment workers, including my mother and mother-in-law, who toiled in the industry for many years.

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Do you remember when our communities were home to numerous garment factories providing jobs for thousands of employees? The dedicated workers manufactured high-quality shirts, dresses, blouses and slacks. They worked long hours for meager wages.

Northampton column

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Folk art carvers hosted every Sat.

The Simcoe Gallery will host an exhibit of two Northampton folk art carvers from the early- and mid-1900s. Both carvers had the same type of employment and the same love of "whittlin."

Stop by the gallery, 1925 Main St., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. to see this unique display.

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The Gospel Chapel Missions Committee has partnered with Lehigh Valley Business Group, a nonprofit organization, for "Project Keep Warm." The goal for this project is to collect 500 new or gently used blankets by the end of 2012.