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Flapjack fundraiser hosted by Kiwanis

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by The Press in Columns

The Allentown Northeast Kiwanis Club Flapjack Fundraiser is set for 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. Residents are invited to go to the Applebee's restaurant on Motel Drive, off of Catasauqua Road for a pancake breakfast. While Applebee's does not normally open for breakfast, cooks will be flipping pancakes in the kitchen on this morning.

Funds raised will be used to provide services and opportunities to the youth in our community by the Kiwanis Club.

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Woman's club to meet Jan. 16

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

The Woman's Club of Catasauqua will hold its first meeting of 2014 noon Jan. 16 at the Olive Garden Restaurant, on Grape St.

Members are asked to bring along paper products for the Catasauqua Food Pantry.

Fun, food and friendship is a must for the event.

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A class in 24 Steps Taijiquan Yang Style will begin at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, Catasauqua, Monday, Jan. 13 and run through Monday, March 3.

The classes will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Happenings

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by The Press in Columns

THURSDAY 9

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Petersville Rod and Gun Club, Moore Township.

· Zumba classes – 7- 8 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, Hokendauqua, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.

UGI continues repairs to gas lines

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Parts of Coplay have taken on the appearance of a construction zone as portions of borough streets are closed during the day due to excavation on gas lines.

A private company retained by UGI continues to replace aged pipes and meters.

UGI said excavations average two residences per day, adding there are 80 plus homes on Fourth Street.

The gas company is making improvements across its service territory, including Whitehall and Northampton.

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The Coplay Town Watch will meet Wednesday, Jan.15, at 7 p.m., in council chambers at the borough hall.

Friendly Fifties to meet Jan. 13

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Food Bank wishes to thank the many volunteers and contributors – area businesses, churches, clubs, individuals and schools – for the support in 2013.

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St. John's Friendly Fifties will meet Monday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m., in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Time with Tim will be the entertainment.

If the Northampton schools are closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled for Jan. 20.

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Jack Pavis: from employee to pharmacy owner

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

In this column, I am speaking to Mr. Pavis, owner of the landmark Newhard's Pharmacy in Northampton.

Jack was born and reared in a hard-working Lithuanian coal miner's family in Mount Carmel, Pa. With the closure of the mines, the family made the move to Philadelphia, seeking new employment.

Mr. Pavis graduated from John Bartram High School, receiving an excellent education.

Happenings

Thursday, January 2, 2014 by The Press in Columns

THURSDAY 2

· Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club meeting – 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. Program: "Electrical Assembly and Automation." Information: www.dlarc.org, ke3aw@ arrl.net or call 610-432-8286.

· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – noon, American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Information: 610-395-2820.

· Group Kindle class – 1:30 p.m., Northampton Public Library, 165 Laubach Ave., Northampton. Information: 610-262-7537.

Friendly Fifties meeting Jan. 13

Thursday, January 2, 2014 by BY KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

St. John's Friendly Fifties will meet Monday, Jan. 13, 1 p.m., in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Time with Tim will be the entertainment.

If the Northampton schools are closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled for Jan. 20.

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Winter children's programs at the Northampton Area Public Library will be held Feb. 4-March 27. Pre-registration is required and begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 6.

Tree pickup next three weeks

Thursday, January 2, 2014 by by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

For some borough residents, removing the Christmas tree from their home is determined by the calendar. In one case, a tree was put out for pickup in the alley on the evening of Dec. 25.

More will be set out for collection before New Year's. Many people, however, keep their tree up until Jan. 11.

Borough crews will be picking up the discarded trees during the next three weeks. Unlike years past when the trees were tossed into a dump, they are now ground up into mulch.

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