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Thursday, December 13, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Paul's to host movie night

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, will host a "Polar Express" movie night on Friday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m.

The movie begins at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Bring your sleeping bag, pillows and wear your pajamas so you can feel right at home watching the movie.

Admission is free.

There will be lots of treats and homemade hot chocolate available for purchase and, of course, chocolate chip cookies as well.

For more information, call 610-264-3221.


Coplay column

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Christmas trees a tradition

Having a real evergreen tree is the centerpiece of Christmas for many families. The real tree has regained its prominence from a couple of decades ago when artificial trees grew in popularity in homes throughout Coplay.

A barometer in gauging whether real trees are indeed back can be found with borough crews who pick up the discarded trees after the holidays.

The crews have noted they have collected more Christmas trees the past several years. It will be interesting what they report after the 2012 Christmas holidays.

Hanover Column

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

St. Andrew's to sell cookies

You can cross baking off your holiday to-do list and leave the baking to the kitchen staff at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Volunteers there are baking kiffles, Italian cookies, Moravia sugar cakes and chocolate babka and preparing chocolate-covered cherries.

On Saturday, Dec. 22, just in time for Christmas, it all goes on sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church, located at 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., between Allentown and Bethlehem, 1/4 mile south of Catasauqua Road.

The sale continues on Sunday, Dec. 23, 9 a.m. to noon.

Cement Worker of the Month

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by ED PANY, Curator Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Stephen Hayden, Keystone Cement Co., Bath

Mr. Stephen J. Hayden was reared in Allentown and graduated from the Swain School in 1974. With a sense of humor he recalls, "Our graduating class consisted of six students so I had no difficulty making the top 10."

Influenced by his father who was a civil engineer, Steve continued his education at Keystone College and Clarkson College in New York.

Starting employment at the Keystone Cement Company in 1978, he was determined to learn about the various aspects of the plant's operation. His first position was as a crane operator.

Viking Voices

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in Columns

Vikings advance to state semifinals

The Central Catholic boys football team defeated Selinsgrove High School Nov. 30 in the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs with a score of 41-13.

Led by senior captains Anthony Beck, Andrew Englebert, Colin McDermott and Anthony Lynch, the team hopes to continue its success in the upcoming semifinal game against Archbishop Wood High School.

The game will be held 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Bethlehem School District's stadium.


The Central Catholic booster club membership application is now available on the school's website,

Catasauqua column

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Candlelight concert Sunday

In 1926, St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua, held its first candlelight concert. Over the years, no matter how bad the weather was, the tradition has continued.

This year, on Sunday, Dec. 9, St. Paul's will host its 86th concert.

Salem United Church of Christ will be singing with the St. Paul's choir again this year. Special guests will include Elizabeth Knecht and the City of Bethlehem Bagpiping Band led by James Ruhf.

Coplay column

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Christmas programs set to take place all over Coplay

Santa Claus will be on a sleigh, accompanied by Mrs. Claus, Sunday when Coplay Sports Inc. holds its annual Christmas parade.

Several clowns will be part of the caravan, along with a borough fire engine. The parade will wind its way through every street in the borough. Fox Hollow in North Coplay is on the itinerary.

The parade starts out at South Front Street and travels street by street until reaching Echo Manor and Parkway West several hours later. Holiday music will draw children outside, where they will be given small bags of treats.

Northampton column

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Donate blankets for Project Keep Warm

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.

North Catasauqua Column

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Holiday events fill December calendar

The Suburban North Family YMCA is sponsoring the fourth annual Tree of Lights event on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Y in Catasauqua.

The Tree of Lights is a community-wide fundraising project.

Residents are invited to participate by purchasing a light which will be placed on the tree in front of the YMCA main entrance.

Lights may be purchased in memory of loved ones or in honor of a person or organization.

Tax-deductible contributions of between $10 and $250 are being sought.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Garden club to celebrate holidays

The Catasauqua Garden Club will celebrate the holidays and another successful year during its Wednesday, Dec. 5 meeting.

Note this meeting begins at noon at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua. There will be no artistic or horticultural competition. Bring with you $4 to be used toward the cost of the meal, six cookies to share, your own silverware and a donation for Meals on Wheels.

This is a time to relax, enjoy a great meal, review a successful year, share some awards and celebrate the holidays. Come prepared to have fun!