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Northampton column

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Food bank to hold Vera Bradley bingo

The Northampton Area Food Bank will hold a Vera Bradley bingo Sunday, Feb. 3, in the gym of Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave.

Doors open at noon. The games begin at 2 p.m.

A Chinese auction and a 50/50 cash drawing will also be held. Refreshments will be available.

Contact Barbara Budnik at 610-262-6156 for tickets or information.

The snow date is Feb. 10.

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Queenship of Mary Church will hold its annual Sweetheart Breakfast and MSC Sisters bake sale on Sunday, Feb. 10, 8-11:30 a.m., in the parish hall.

Cement Worker of the Month Jody V. Rebuck

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Lehigh-Heidelberg Evansville

Mr. Jody Rebuck was reared in Gowen City and graduated third in his class from Shamokin High School in 1988.

"I was always interested in math and mechanical science," he says. "During my school days I was employed at a local garage."

Jody enrolled at Pennsylvania State University and earned a degree in electrical engineering. During the summer months he worked as an intern for PPL at the Sunbury and Montour power plants.

The young engineer started his career at Allentown Cement, now Lehigh-Heidelberg, in 1993.

North Catasauqua Column

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

St. Andrews Young at Heart meeting planned for Feb. 27

St. Andrews Young at Heart meets once a month at St. Andrews Church, Third and Eugene streets. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. in the social hall, accessible from the side door entrance from the parking lot.

Dues are being collected at this time to bring membership up to date. New members are always welcome.

Plans are in the works for three bus trips for this year.

One takes place Friday, Feb 22, when the group heads to the Hollywood Casino, located near Hershey. For information about the casino trip, call Bill Molchany at 610-264-0920.

Coplay column

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Future uncertain for former hobby shop location

With the passing of Tony Stanz, uncertainty remains over whether the borough will be without another business.

Stanz was owner of Tony's Hobby Shop, which was a fixture for decades in Coplay.

Commercial enterprises thrived for many years on Second Street when the pavement was filled with shoppers and those enjoying a night out.

It might be too soon to ascertain whether the hobby shop, once a pool hall, becomes a casualty to larger commercial enterprises.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Ventriloquist, magician to entertain

Amazing Events by Linda Holliday, a well-known ventriloquist and magician, will be presented 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, Catasauqua.

Tickets can be purchased for just the show or for a dinner/show.

The dinner will include hot dogs, chips, relish tray/dip, homemade desserts and a drink. Proceeds will go to benefit the Lutheran Congregational Services Disaster Relief Fund and Holy Trinity's Heating Fund.

Relay for Life of Whitehall

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by SHARI NOCTOR Special to The Press in Columns

Relayer shares cancer story

To illustrate the toll that cancer takes and how the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life can help, I have asked my friend, Gene, to tell me about being a caregiver for his dad, who passed away battling lung cancer. This is Gene's story:

I'm writing this article on what would have been my father's 72nd birthday. This was my very first experience – up close and personal – with cancer and it has forever changed me on a very fundamental level.

Remembering

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by BY ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Ironton Railroad was a vital link for cement plants

In this second column, I'm down in Darktown, Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township, speaking to Mike Bednar on the roots of the hamlet. His grandfather immigrated to Darktown and was employed by the Thomas Iron Company in Hokendauqua in the year 1900.

A vital artery supplying the plant with limestone, coal and ore was the Ironton Railroad. Many of my readers enjoy walking the popular Ironton Rail-Trail in the township. The trail is the former bed of Ironton Railroad.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Legion to serve breakfast Jan. 27

The Catasauqua American Legion, Post 215, 330 Second St., Catasauqua, will be holding an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon.

On the menu is creamed chip beef on toast, scrambled eggs, toast, home fries, bacon, sausage, American (formerly French) toast, juice, coffee and tea.

For more information, call 610-266-7170.

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My email address is lhahn775@verizon.net if there is any information you would like published in this column. Have a great week!

Northampton column

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Food bank to host bingo Feb. 3

The Northampton Area Food Bank will hold a Vera Bradley bingo Sunday, Feb. 3, in the gym of Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave.

Doors open at noon. The games begin at 2 p.m.

A Chinese auction and a 50/50 cash drawing will also be held. Refreshments will be available.

Contact Barbara Budnik at 610-262-6156 for tickets or information.

The snow date is Feb. 10.

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Assumption BVM Church, East 22nd Street, will host a breakfast Sunday, Jan. 27, 8 a.m.-noon, in the social hall.