My friend, Paula from Whitehall, was sitting at her aunt and uncle's pool enjoying a beautiful summer day. She looked down as the sun was shining on her legs and noticed a mole looked a little different.
What happened next was so interesting that I asked Paula if I could share her story.
On Tuesday, Paula went to her regular doctor, who decided the mole looked unusual. The center was definitely a darker color than the rest. The next Monday, the doctor performed a punch biopsy, where the affected area is cut out around and below the mole and sent it off to the lab.
In this fourth column, I am speaking to Mr. Sterling Rothrock and his daughters, Doris and Lorene, up in Lehigh Township. Sterling is one of the senior retirees of the former Universal Atlas Cement Company in Northampton. The hardy Pennsylvania Dutchmen was born in 1921.
Both Sterling and his father, Arlo, were employed at the Lawrence Cement Company in Northampton. World War II transformed America. Many employees moved to industries vital to the war effort. Arlo now joined thousands of new employees at Bethlehem Steel.
Trick-or-treat night in the borough is 6-8 p.m. tonight, Oct. 31.
Bob's Flower Shop, 1214 Main St., will hold a shopping fundraiser 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14.
A portion of the proceeds benefits the Quota Club of Northampton.
For more information, contact Casey Feinberg at 610-739-1642 or caseyf@ lehighvalleychamber.org.
A Toys for Tots kick-off event is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Northampton Memorial Community Center, 16th Street and Laubach Avenue.
There is a cost.
Local author Richard Osborne will give a presentation "Have You Read to Your Kids Lately?" 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Coplay Public Library.
Osborne will discuss the importance of quality time with your children at any age through reading and sharing the joy of a visit to your local library.
Osborne is the author of "How To Be Positive, Manifesting Your Dreams and Discovering Your True Self."
The Coplay Town Watch will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in borough council chambers.
Coplay residents are encouraged to attend the meeting.
Northampton's annual Jack Frost Parade will be held 7 p.m. tonight, Oct. 24.
The rain date is Oct. 31.
Trick-or-treat night in the borough is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Residents are urged to turn on their porch lights.
The Northampton Area Food Bank will hold its annual "Scare Away Hunger" walkathon this Saturday, Oct. 26. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the food bank, 1601 Canal St., and the walk begins at 9 a.m.
Assumption BVM Church will hold a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, Oct. 27, in the social hall on East 22nd Street.
The Catasauqua Area Lions Club will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast including sausage and pancakes 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Applebee's, off Catasauqua Road, Bethlehem.
For more information, contact Robert Zakos Jr. at 610-217-7360
Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, Oct. 27.
Served will be chipped beef, scrambled eggs, toast, home fries, bacon, sausage, American (formerly French) toast, juice, coffee and tea.
For more information, call 610-266-7170.
Trick-or-Treat night in Coplay is set for tomorrow, Oct. 25, between 6 and 8 p.m.
Residents are asked to turn their porch lights on if they want children to visit.
Children are also invited to visit the fire station on Cherry Street for the fire department's annual haunted house.
The event, which runs 6-8:30 p.m., is free and popular.
The Coplay Garden Club will meet tonight, Thursday, Oct. 24, at St. John's Lutheran Church, beginning at 7 p.m.
The North Catasauqua WE SING Community Chorus will be hold its annual fall concert Sunday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. at the Roxy Theatre, 2004 Main St., Northampton.
This year's annual concert will benefit Matt Globosits and his diabetic alert dog, Zuker.
In this third column, I am speaking to Mr. Sterling Rothrock up in Lehigh Township. Sterling is one of the most senior retirees of the Universal Atlas Cement Company. The hardy Pennsylvania Dutchman was born March 20, 1921.
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., Catasauqua, will host a meatloaf dinner this Saturday, 4 to 7 p.m., not Friday, Oct. 18, as originally planned.
The meal will consist of meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables and salad, along with bread/rolls and desserts.
For pricing and information, call 610-264-4091.
It's time to clean out those closets!
The Stewardship Committee of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, will hold a coat and winter outerwear drive 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, and 8-11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27.