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Thursday, January 2, 2014 by The Press in Columns


· Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club meeting – 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. Program: "Electrical Assembly and Automation." Information:, ke3aw@ or call 610-432-8286.

· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – noon, American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Information: 610-395-2820.

· Group Kindle class – 1:30 p.m., Northampton Public Library, 165 Laubach Ave., Northampton. Information: 610-262-7537.

Friendly Fifties meeting Jan. 13

Thursday, January 2, 2014 by BY KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

St. John's Friendly Fifties will meet Monday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m., in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Time with Tim will be the entertainment.

If the Northampton schools are closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled for Jan. 20.


Winter children's programs at the Northampton Area Public Library will be held Feb. 4-March 27. Pre-registration is required and begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 6.

Tree pickup next three weeks

Thursday, January 2, 2014 by by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

For some borough residents, removing the Christmas tree from their home is determined by the calendar. In one case, a tree was put out for pickup in the alley on the evening of Dec. 25.

More will be set out for collection before New Year's. Many people, however, keep their tree up until Jan. 11.

Borough crews will be picking up the discarded trees during the next three weeks. Unlike years past when the trees were tossed into a dump, they are now ground up into mulch.


WTPL friends meet

Thursday, January 2, 2014 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Friends of the Whitehall Township Public Library will meet Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 2:30 p.m., in the library, located at 3700 Mechanicsville Road.

New members are welcome.

Donations of gently used books for the library's ongoing book sale are appreciated and can be brought to the library during regular library hours.

Call 610-262-7598 with questions.


I'd like to take this opportunity to wish readers a very Happy New Year.

Keep on sending your news items for the Egypt-Cementon Column to me at

Crews are replacing gas lines

Thursday, December 26, 2013 by by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Navigating through town is getting a little tricky because of closed streets.

The street closings have been made in connection with the replacement of gas lines. UGI has hired a contractor to do the work.

Many residents have expressed frustration with what seems to be a never-ending project.


Borough crews had their hands full attempting to remove last Sunday's snow and ice.

Because many were off work for the weekend, crews were prevented from plowing snow close to the pavements, creating large piles of snow throughout the borough



Thursday, December 26, 2013 by The Press in Columns


· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Duplicate bridge invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700.


· Pinochle – 7 p.m., Trexler Room, Lehigh County Senior Center, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. $1.50 per person. Information: 610-437-3700.

Tech classes starting at library

Thursday, December 26, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Happy holidays!

The Northampton Borough Municipal Building will be closed New Year's Day.


Quota International of Northampton hosted a very successful Santa Shop at the Northampton Fire Company Dec. 7.

More than 100 children registered at the Northampton Area Food Bank picked out presents for everyone in their family and had them wrapped. They also received coloring books and crayons and had their picture taken with Santa Claus at no cost.

Catty class reunion planned during J4

Thursday, December 26, 2013 by by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

A large Catasauqua class reunion will take place Saturday, July 5, 2014, in conjunction with the J4 festivities.

J4 begins at 9 a.m. with a parade and ends at night with fireworks. The reunion will take place noon- 3 p.m. at the North Catasauqua Park.

All Catasauqua High School classes are invited.

An application was sent to the Guinness Book of World Records in an attempt to surpass the 3,299 record of attendance.