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Coplay doing a good job with snow removal

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Coplay's Public Works Department has been recognized for its solid work on removing snow and ice, which has piled up on streets and alleys due to recent snow storms.

Residents acknowledge the challenge borough employees face as they plow the one-square-mile radius borough.

Residents, however, have lodged complaints due to the snow plow dumping snow on to their pavements or driveways.

Catty Club breakfast Feb. 16

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., is serving an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet with omelets made to order 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 16.

The event is open to the public and is non-smoking.

Reservations are not necessary, but recommended.

For more information, call 610-264-1771.

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The Catasauqua Woman's Club meets 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets.

The program will include a vintage fashion show with Lorita Musselman.

For more information, contact President Yvonne Retzler at 610-264-4924.

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St. John's to serve pasta

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

St. John's Lutheran Church, South Third St., will hold a baked ziti and meatballs dinner Saturday, Feb. 8, 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the church's social hall. Donations are accepted.

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CFC's fasnacht sale will offer glazed, powdered and cinnamon doughnuts, with orders taken until Feb. 23. The pickup date for the doughnuts is March 3, 7:30 p.m. at the Cherry Street fire hall. Call 610-262-5956.

A flea market is on tap for March 8. Call the same number to reserve a table.

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Valentine activities at library

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Library, Third and Bridge streets, will be holding free Valentine's Day activities for 4- to 6-year-olds 6:15 p.m. Feb. 13. There will be stories, crafts and snacks. Preregister by Feb. 11 at the library or by calling 610-264-4151.

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Bingo will be held at St. Mary's Parish Center, Second and Union streets, Catasauqua, at 1 p.m. Feb. 9. The kitchen will be open at 11:30 a.m. for sit-in or takeout meals. For information call 610-264-0332. The event is sponsored by the Assembled Men of St. Mary's.

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Vitamin D awareness

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by The Press in Columns

Q:What is Vitamin D and what does it do?

A: Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin known to play a major role in calcium absorption. More recently, it has been shown to have various other effects outside calcium regulation.

Q: What foods provide Vitamin D?

A: There are two forms of Vitamin D: D2 and D3. Vitamin D2 is found in plants and can be ingested in fortified foods or as a supplement. Vitamin D3 is made in the skin or can be ingested as oily fish, fortified foods or a supplement.

Q: How do you know if you're getting enough Vitamin D?

What is best for longterm storage?

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by The Press in Columns

Q: I'm dithering between purchasing an SD card and a thumb drive for the storage of photos and documents. Is one better than the other or should I get an external hard drive?

A. SD cards and thumb drives basically use the same technology. A thumb or flash drive plugs into a USB port and it is quickly removed so you can take it with you. However, its small size also makes it easy to misplace.

Pavis family constructs new drugstore building

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

In this fifth column, I am speaking to Mr. Jack Pavis, a native of Mount Carmel who, with Peter Stahl, purchased the landmark Newhard Pharmacy in Northampton from the previous owner, Mr. Aaron Newhard in 1969.

Mr. Newhard's original drugstore was destroyed by fire in 1956, so his Rexall Drugs store was relocated across Main Street to 1216 Main St.

The new owners realized the building was too small and parking was limited for Newhard's many loyal customers, so they looked to expand, but where?

Library to host freelancing workshop

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

If you dream of making a living as a writer or photographer, learn how to turn that dream into a reality with a two-hour hands-on workshop 1 p.m. March 8, at the Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. The workshop will be presented by Johanna Billings, editor of the Northampton Press, Whitehall-Coplay Press and Catasauqua Press.

Coplay to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday

Thursday, January 30, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Many families begin Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2, with an all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Coplay Saengerbund, Fifth Street and Schreiber Ave.

The Coplay Lions Club officers and members will be in the kitchen cooking up food, which includes everything from eggs, pancakes, potatoes and meat. It's the biggest fundraiser the Lions hold annually.

It's hardly expected you will see someone with a Seattle Seahawks jersey. You will probably see a couple of individuals wearing Denver Broncos gear, while some fans will sport Eagles, Giants and Redskins jerseys.