In today's column, Mr. Harold Smith, historian of the Zion Stone Church, is taking us on a tour of the church cemetery. The first cemetery dates to 1772, the second to 1870. In those days the church, a union church hosted both Lutheran and Reformed congregations.
Q. How do I get my Windows Live Mail spell check back? It suddenly disappeared and refuses to work.
A. Windows Live Mail (WLM) automatically checks messages and underlines, with a red squiggly line, any words it suspects are misspelled. If your Windows Live Mail is no longer doing this, it needs to be restarted, which is not difficult to do.
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., Catasauqua, will host a community Thanksgiving service Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.
A fellowship hour will follow the service.
For more information, contact the church office at 610-264-4091.
The Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will hold its seventh annual holiday bazaar Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission is free. The kitchen will be open.
There will be a bake sale, door prizes and a Chinese auction. All your favorites will be under one roof.
St. Mary's Parish Center, Second and Union streets, will host a bingo event on Sunday, Nov. 11, beginning 1 p.m. The kitchen will open at 11:30 a.m. for sit-in or takeout meals.
Come on down for a relaxing afternoon and don't forget to bring along a friend.
St. Mary's Church, 122 Union St., Catasauqua, will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Saturday, Nov. 17 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the parish center. Takeout is available.
Advanced tickets are available. For more information, call the parish office at 610-264-0332.
Compared to many areas, Hurricane Sandy delivered only a soft punch to Coplay.
Among the most notable damage occurred at Sammy Balliet Stadium, where the dugout roof was blown right off its block walls. (See photo, page 5).
At St. Peter's Catholic Church Cemetery, the large cross that marks the final resting place of the church's former pastors tilted precariously forward.
The traffic light at Second and Chestnut streets was out for a couple of days.
The borough public works department responded to calls about debris, tree branches and blocked storm drains.
St. John's Friendly Fifties will meet Monday, Nov. 12, 1 p.m., in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.
Cracked Walnuts will entertain.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will host a basket bingo Saturday, Nov. 10. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the games begin at 1 p.m.
The cost of a ticket includes 20 games. Specials will be sold separately.
Refreshments will be available for purchase.
For tickets, call 610-502-1037.
Proceeds benefit the church's building fund.
Boy Scouts and volunteers from the local Minsi Trails Boy Scout Council will be out Saturday, Nov. 10, collecting nonperishable food for the annual Scouting For Food community food drive.
Door hangers were delivered throughout many area neighborhoods last Saturday, letting residents know about the food drive. For residents who did not get a door hanger, food may be dropped off at any participating area Walmart or Wegmans store, at WFMZ-TV, Bennett Toyota, the United Way of the Lehigh Valley or the Minsi Trails Council office.
Hanover Township employees have been working in the newly constructed municipal building for a number of weeks now. According to discussions reported from township council meetings, a few construction issues remain to be solved before the building is officially complete, however.
An official dedication of the building, on the corner of Grove and Airport roads, as was the old building, has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 11 a.m.
Township officials are currently drawing up a guest list for the event.
In researching this series with Mr. Harold Smith, we discovered a prominent and world reknowned social reformer in her youth attended Sunday School at Zion Stone Church in Kreidersville. Many of my readers may not recognize her name, Jane Addams. Her contributions to society were one of my lessons when this writer taught United States history at Northampton High School.
With the general election just days away, Tuesday, Nov.6, it has been awfully quiet in the borough when it comes to the noise and news candidates bring to the table.
It was a fever pitch atmosphere in the largely Democratic based borough when Barrack Oboma made his run for the presidency four years ago. This Presidential election there are fewer Obama signs in the yards in town. Mitt Romney signs seem to be keeping pace with the opposition.