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Catasauqua column

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Garden club to celebrate holidays

The Catasauqua Garden Club will celebrate the holidays and another successful year during its Wednesday, Dec. 5 meeting.

Note this meeting begins at noon at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua. There will be no artistic or horticultural competition. Bring with you $4 to be used toward the cost of the meal, six cookies to share, your own silverware and a donation for Meals on Wheels.

This is a time to relax, enjoy a great meal, review a successful year, share some awards and celebrate the holidays. Come prepared to have fun!

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Northampton column

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Society hosting Christmas at the Station

The Northampton Area Historical Society will open the doors of the Siegfried Railroad Station for two weekends for its annual Christmas at the Station.

The event is scheduled for this weekend, Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1-3 p.m. The second weekend will be Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 9, 1- 3 p.m.

The station will be decorated for Christmas. The theme this year is angels and snowmen. Many of these will be collectibles and antiques. Anyone wishing to have their angels or snowmen on display is asked to call 610-262-4748.

Coplay column

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Open space tract considered

Open space, whether reserved for the preservation of land in the future or for development, is an issue small and large governments on a local level deal with when considering the needs of their communities. Although the sluggish economy has placed such issues on the back burner, for Coplay the matter is important and comes down to land closer to the Lehigh River.

Remembering

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Community tops Harold Smith's priority list

In this concluding column, I am continuing to speak to Mr. Harold Smith, president of the Northampton Historical Society, historian of Zion Stone Church, who spent a half century in the food industry.

Harold started his career at the famous Miller's Department Store in Northampton in 1943 and as time passed he saw a number of flagship businesses disappear.

His second stop was at Mohr's Fruit Stand in Fogelsville. The stand opened seven days a week when we were the home to numerous orchards.

Northampton column

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Tree lighting ceremony set for Sunday

The borough's annual tree-lighting ceremony will be held Sunday, Nov. 25, 5:30 p.m., at Main Street and Laubach Avenue. The rain date is Nov. 26.

Santa will arrive via a fire truck with treats for the kids.

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Northampton Borough will hold its annual Christmas Lights Contest this year with $175 in prizes awarded.

A representative from the club will drive around to all the participating houses between Dec. 15 and 20 and will contact the three winners before Christmas. This contest is only open to homes, not businesses.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Paul's to host Holly Fair

St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 417 Howertown Road, will hold its Holly Fair on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Children can make Christmas purchases at a little shoppers village. Lots of crafters and vendors will be there and the kitchen will be open. What a way to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping.

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The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Nov. 25, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Cement Worker of the Month: Dave Reppert,

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Keystone Cement Co., Bath

Mr. Dave Reppert was raised in Kreidersville, Allen Township. He graduated from Northampton Area High School in 1974, where he was active in the Konkrete Kid athletic program and student council.

Members of Dave's wife's family have worked for over a century in the cement industry at both the Penn-Dixie and Keystone cement companies.

Coplay column

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Do your Christmas shopping in Coplay

A national campaign has taken shape advertising Saturday as the day for people to do Christmas shopping at smaller local stores rather at the big box chains.

The businesses in Coplay might make a good place to get some shopping done without the crowds, traffic or issues over parking.

Coplay features a hobby store, a country store gift shop and a sporting goods store, among others.

Northampton column

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Borough offices to be closed

The Northampton Borough Municipal Building, 1401 Laubach Ave., will be closed Nov. 22 and 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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The borough's annual tree-lighting ceremony will be held Sunday, Nov. 25, 5:30 p.m., at Main Street and Laubach Avenue. The rain date is Nov. 26.

Santa will arrive via a fire truck with treats for the kids.

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