Today, I continue my discussion with my friend Mr. Stephen Hayden, former manager of the Keystone Cement Company in Bath. Steve and his father recorded 68 years of service at the plant.
Stephen was given an excellent education at the Swain School in Allentown, where achievement and personal relationships contributed to a broad-based educational curriculum. The headmaster of the school was Mr. Jim Swain.
Stephen graduated in 1974 in a graduating class of six students.
"I know in a class of six, I made the top 10," Stephen comments with a sense of humor.
The Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will hold a special garage sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the station, located on 21st Street.
Most of the items for sale will be railroad memorabilia – postcards, books, photographs, pamphlets, etc.
Information on other modes of transportation and miscellaneous items will also be available.
Food will be available for purchase.
For more information, call 610-262-4748.
Assumption BVM Church will hold its annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 8, at Egypt Memorial Park.
The Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., just had its summer sale and changeover to fall and winter clothing.
The store reopens Monday, Aug. 26, with all new items.
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.
Stop by for great savings on all fall and winter items.
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The Coplay Fire Department, 165 Cherry St., will hold an indoor yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 21.
Tables can be reserved for a fee until Sept 15.
If you have items sitting around the house you no longer need, why not make some extra cash and help out the fire department?
Refreshments and baked goods will also be available for sale during the yard sale.
For more information, contact 610-262-2005 or email@example.com.
Coplay Community Days, which opens this evening, has undergone dramatic changes in the last three years.
Those who enjoy the sight of tree-lined streets in the borough should not expect tree plantings along sidewalks anytime in the near future.
Some trees on Third Street and other areas could be removed because the roots have caused sidewalks to lift.
The borough in recent years cut down other such trees, beginning with Second Street.
The borough's shade tree commission, first put in place in 1969 by borough council, has been out of business for a number of years.
Trees are no longer planted on small islands along concrete walks.
The Catasauqua Recreation Department will present a summer concert tomorrow evening featuring the band Common Bond at the Catasauqua Park.
The concert starts at 7 p.m. Don't forget your blankets, chairs and refreshments.
On Friday, Aug. 23, the recreation department will feature the movie "Odd Life of Timothy Green" at dusk in the park.
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org if there is any information you would like published in this column. It's hard to believe summer is coming to a close. Enjoy these last few weeks of warm weather.
Assumption BVM church will hold its annual picnic Sunday, Sept. 8 at Egypt Memorial Park.
The event begins with a Mass at 11 a.m.., then continues with music, games and food until 7 p.m. The Emil Schanta Band will perform at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The church will also take part in Celebrity Scoop Night Friday, Aug. 23, 6-9 p.m., at Rita's, 3219 Cherryville Road.
A portion of the proceeds benefits the church.
The Northampton Borough Municipal Pool will close for the season tomorrow, Aug. 16. Hours are noon-7 p.m.
School begins Sept. 2 this year.
Still, however, no crossing guards are planned for any of the bus stops in the borough.
There haven't been crossing guards in town for years. Borough police patrol the areas where children wait for the school bus and return home in the afternoon. In cases where younger children wait for the bus, parents, grandparents and guardians wait with them.
The bus drivers are vigilant in ensuring the safety of children.
The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, 1401 Laubach Avenue, is open to the public on the second and fourth Sundays of each month through September.
Hours are 1-3 p.m.
The Northampton Area High School Cheerleading Booster Club will hold a cheer clinic Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-noon.
For cost and other information, call Lisa at 610-262-7891.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale Saturday, Aug. 10, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Food will be available for purchase.
Come join Cub Scout Pack 94 for a short informational meeting given by pack leaders.
The meeting will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. in the small pavilion at the Catasauqua Park, 501 American St.
If your son is attending first through fifth grade and would like to join the Scouts, try to attend this short meeting. It will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
The rest of the afternoon will be spent at the Catasauqua Pool, so bring your lawn chairs, swim suits and towels.