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Coplay column

Thursday, January 15, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

Bridge construction slows Coplay traffic

At times during the evening rush hour, traffic backs up from the Coplay-Northampton Bridge onto Chestnut Street, sometimes all the way to the traffic light at Second Street.

Some of the added traffic is attributed to the ongoing construction of the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge, but it is made worse by vehicles zooming down Ninth Street in Northampton and onto the bridge into Coplay.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, January 15, 2015 by LIZ HAHN in Columns

Catty club brunch set for this Sunday

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will serve a brunch buffet this Sunday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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

It is an all-you-can-eat buffet with omelets made to order. Buffet food includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, toast, home fries, creamed shipped beef, French toast, crepes and various breakfast pastries, along with coffee, tea and juice.

Reservations are not necessary but highly suggested.

For more information, call 610-264-1771 or visit www.cattyclub.com.

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Northampton column

Thursday, January 15, 2015 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Columns

Borough offices closed for MLK Jr. Day

The Northampton Borough Municipal Building will be closed Monday, Jan. 19, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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The Northampton Memorial Community Center, 16th Street and Laubach Avenue, will hold bingo Monday, Jan. 19. Doors open 5:30 p.m. The games begin 7 p.m.

The kitchen will be open.

Proceeds benefit the Northampton Borough Recreation Center.

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Send in your news! Does your church, Scout troop or civic organization have an event coming up? Email the information to tklutter@ptd.net, and I'll include it in an upcoming column.

Northampton column

Thursday, January 8, 2015 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Columns

Friendly Fifties to meet Jan. 12

St. John's Friendly Fifties will meet Monday, Jan.12, 1 p.m., in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Pianist Steve Myers will entertain.

If Northampton schools are delayed or closed, the meeting will be rescheduled for Jan. 19.

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Northampton Memorial Community Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open at noon.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring a baked good to serve for refreshments. Musical entertainment will be provided.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, January 8, 2015 by LIZ HAHN in Columns

Bingo at St. Mary's set for Sunday

Bingo will be held at St. Mary's Parish Center, Second and Union streets, this Sunday, Jan. 11, starting at 1 p.m.

The kitchen will be open 11:30 a.m. for sit-in or take out.

The event is sponsored by the Assembled Men of St. Mary's.

For more information, call 610-264-0332.

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My email address is lhahn775@verizon.net if there is any information you would like published in this column. How is everyone doing with those New Year's resolutions?

Coplay column

Thursday, January 8, 2015 by AL RECKER in Columns

Discard trees through Jan. 16

Some residents wasted little time taking the decorations off their Christmas trees and discarding them for pickup by a borough public works crew. Trees were seen along street curbs as early as Christmas night.

Borough personnel held the first of their three holiday tree retrievals Jan 2. A second pickup is planned for tomorrow, Jan. 9, and final date for retrieval is set for Friday, Jan. 16.

The trees are ground up for mulch.

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Remembering

Thursday, January 8, 2015 by ED PANY, Curator Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Reichel family puts down roots in Phoenix

As my loyal readers know, I have written numerous columns on our local cement industry and the lives of cement workers. For many years the Lehigh Valley was the largest producer of Portland cement in the world. Recently, I was given rare photographs of a company whose memories have been lost in time except in a ward of Nazareth which, even today, carries the name Phoenix.

Tour borough homes

Thursday, January 1, 2015 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Area residents are invited to enjoy a self-guided tour of North Catasauqua homes, decorated for the holidays. From the comfort of your car, enjoy the holiday lights and displays, including the winners of the 2014 North Catasauqua Holiday Home Decorating Contest. Self-tour are available online at www.NorthCatasauquaBettermentCommittee.web.com or at North Catasauqua Borough Hall on the front porch, courtesy of the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee.

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Coplay Public Library column

Thursday, January 1, 2015 by The Press in Columns

Library has many new items

Welcome to 2015!

If you are trying to get rid of the winter blahs, stop into the library for a good book or movie.

We have recently added many new items to both collections and more are coming in every day.

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Don't forget the Carbon-Lehigh Downloadable Library has books and audiobooks available to you for your electronic devices.

You can download books for 14 days, and there is never a late fee.

Stop in and ask for the details.

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The library will hold trivia Saturday, Jan. 3, from noon to 3 p.m.

Northampton column

Thursday, January 1, 2015 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Columns

AARP to meet Jan. 14

Happy New Year!

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Northampton Memorial Community Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open at noon.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring a baked item for refreshments.

Musical entertainment will be provided.

Anyone interested in going on bus trips should contact Sharon at 610-262-9182.

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St. John's Friendly Fifties will meet Monday, Jan.12, 1 p.m., in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Pianist Steve Myers will entertain.