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Accordian sessions at VFW

Thursday, April 10, 2014 by BY KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Northampton VFW Post 4714 will host button-box accordion jam sessions Friday nights, 8-11 p.m., at the Post home, 1204 Main St.

Authentic Austrian-Hungarian and German polkas and waltzes will be performed by local favorites such as Joe Weber, Emil Shanta and other accompanying accordion players.

There is a $2 donation requested.

For more information, call 610-262-3891.

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The Northampton Area Food Bank will hold a general meeting Tuesday, April 29 in the fellowship hall of Queenship of Mary Church, 1324 Newport Ave.

Roads in Coplay in need of repairs

Thursday, April 10, 2014 by by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Cherry and Ruch streets in Coplay may be among the worst in the borough.

On South Ruch Street, the macadam has lifted up in many areas. Both streets have been in poor condition for some time now. This year's winter storms have only deteriorated the quality of the roads further.

Major upgrades to Cherry and Ruch streets may take place in the near future. Funds have been budgeted in 2014 for repairs to both streets. The work will entail not only resurfacing, but reconstruction as well.

Vera Bradley bingo to be held this Sunday

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by BY KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library will be having a Vera Bradley Bingo on Sunday, April 6.

Doors open at 11 a.m., and the games begin at 1 p.m.

In addition to bingo, there will also be approximately 20 Chinese auction items, a bake sale, door prizes, consolation prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

Organizers are seeking sponsors for the prizes. Those donating will have their name printed in the program. Baked goods, monetary donations and Chinese auction items are also needed.

For more information, contact the library at 610-262-7537.

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North Catasauqua Column

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Betterment committee seeks volunteers for 2014 events

The North Catasauqua Betterment Committee is seeking volunteers for their 2014 community events. The civic organizaion plans the North Catasauqua small Town USA Carnival, North Catasauqua small Town USA Golf Tournament, and the Best of North Catasauqua Autumnfest & Car Show. Various volunteer positions are available at each event.

Happenings

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by The Press in Columns

THURSDAY 3

· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m., Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua.

· Toddler story time – 10:30 a.m., Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339.

· Duplicate bridge – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700.

· Duplicate bridge open game – 7 p.m., Brith Shalom, 1190 W. Macada Road, Bethlehem. Information: 610-866-8009.

Seventy new banners will adorn borough streets

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Within the next several weeks, in late April or early May, the borough of Coplay will be alive with community banners. The successful effort by the Coplay Planning Commission is paying dividends. There will be 70 banners on utility poles along Second and Chestnut streets, along with other designated areas in the borough.

Bethany Church to show 'Unstoppable' April 12

Thursday, April 3, 2014 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Bethany Church, 429 Walnut St., Catasauqua, will present a free showing of "Unstoppable," the movie, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12.

There will be fellowship and discussion after the moving.

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Catasauqua Presbyterian Church, Second and Pine streets, Catasauqua, will hold a vendor, flea and craft sale Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be a bake sale, Chinese auction and food will be available.

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St. Mary's Church, 122 Union St., Catasauqua, will have their last fish dinner tomorrow, 4:30 to 6:30 in the parish hall.

Whitehall Relay for Life is June 20-21

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by SHARI NOCTOR Contributed in Columns

Unfortunately, today, everyone knows someone with cancer and you can make a difference by being a part of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.

Our Relay For Life covers a huge territory including the Allentown, Catasauqua, Northampton and Whitehall-Coplay School District areas. The event will be held at Whitehall High School's football stadium beginning noon, June 20 through noon, June 21. This is a 24-hour event since cancer never sleeps and patients need to go through the darkness before they can see the light.

We have three special ceremonies during the relay.

Michael J. Gerencser

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by ED PANY, Curator Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Lafarge Cement Company, Whitehall

Mr. Michael Gerencser resided in Northampton until moving to Coplay at the age of 5. He graduated from Whitehall-Coplay High School in 1973. He played football and baseball, coached by Dick Berner, Andy Melosky and Joe Steiner.

His father Joseph (Joe) had been an outstanding Konkrete Kid football player at Northampton High School and highly successful football coach at both Whitehall and Parkland.

Mike attended Shippensberg University and later joined the workforce with Dugan and Marcon Construction.

Happenings

Thursday, March 27, 2014 by The Press in Columns

THURSDAY 27

· Coplay Garden Club meeting – 7 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church social hall, South Third Street.

· Catasauqua Area Lions meeting – 7 p.m., Jednota Club, Fifth and Grove streets, North Catasauqua.

· Toddler story time – 10:30 a.m., Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339.

· 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.