The Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will be closed for the Christmas holiday from Monday, Dec. 23, through Wednesday, Jan. 1.
The shop will reopen Thursday, Jan. 2, with 75 percent off all Christmas items.
Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.
All proceeds benefit the community youth, as well as adult programs and services.
The Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library group will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the library, 1615 Laubach Ave.
The Northampton Borough offices will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24 and 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday.
The office will also be closed New Year's Day.
Missionaries Mike and Ana Dascalesescu will be the guest speakers at Northampton Assembly of God, 3449 Cherryville Road, Sunday, Dec. 29, during the 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. services.
Commitment to Family and Community will host breakfast with Santa starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the community social hall at 165 Cherry St.
There is a cost. Every participating child gets a bag from Santa.
For more information, call 610-262-5956
Santa will also come to Coplay Sunday, Dec. 15, via a parade beginning 10:30 a.m. on Front Street. It continues west to Echo Manor and Parkway West.
In the event of inclement weather, the parade will be postponed until the following weekend.
Thursday, December 12, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in ColumnsNewhard family has its roots in Lithuania
Today, I am in Newhard's Pharmacy, speaking to Mr. Jack Pavis, one of the owners of a landmark business in Northampton. Jack has a wonderful family heritage. His family's roots are in the country of Lithuania. Most students today probably couldn't find the nation on a map!
The St. John's Friendly Fifties group held its annual Christmas party Dec. 4 at the Northampton Hungarian Hall.
The newly installed officers include Ruth Nafus, president; Judy Kodnovich, vice president; Pat Gattuso, vice president of tours; Gerry Reenock, treasurer; Sal Gattuso, assistant treasurer; secretary, Joan Nickischer, secretary; and assistant secretary, Karen Seremula, assistant secretary.
Additional board members are Frank Bauer, Rosann Hantz, Jennie Menio and Past President Roger Seremula.
The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., Catasauqua, will serve a brunch buffet 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15.
The event is open to the public and is non-smoking.
It will be an all-you-can-eat buffet with omelets made to order along with other breakfast food.
Reservations are not necessary but highly suggested.
For more information, call 610-264-1771.
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Santa Claus plans to visit North Catasauqua on Sunday, Dec. 15, during the North Catasauqua Fire Department's Secret Santa. Imagine the look on your children's faces when Santa arrives on a fire engine and delivers presents to them personally. Registration forms and more information can be obtained at www.ncfd18. com or by leaving a message at 610-266-1969.
St. Mary's Parish Center, Second and Union streets, Catasauqua, will host a bingo Sunday, Dec. 8 beginning at 1 p.m.
The kitchen will be open at 11:30 a.m.
The event is sponsored by the Assembled Men of St. Mary's.
For more information, call 610-264-0332.
The Catasauqua High School Class of 1950-51 will hold a luncheon 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Old Country Buffet, Whitehall.
Alumni and guests of all classes are invited.
Reservations are not required.
The Northampton Area Public Library has received a $1,000 grant from Wells Fargo's Community Partners Program.
"We are very grateful for this grant and the generosity of Wells Fargo. Their support makes it possible for us to keep offering the community something new," said library Director Melissa Hawk.
The library will use the funds for general operating expenses, including support for a new program called "Wonderful Ones." This program will begin in January and is open to parents and caregivers and 1-year-olds.
Call the library at 610-262-7537 for more information.
Coplay officially rings in the 2013 Christmas season this evening with its annual tree lighting ceremony.
The event takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the municipal building at Fourth and Center streets.
After the tree is lit, Santa will arrive on a borough fire truck to greet children and parents.
The program will then move indoors to the auditorium for a holiday concert by the Whitehall High School chorale. The event is free and open to the public.
Throughout the evening, hot chocolate and doughnuts will be served.