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.
Friday evening dances held at the Coplay Saengerbund's Fifth Street pavilion have officially ended for the season.
The Saengerbund, however, will host a Thanksgiving Eve dance.
Polka dances continue on Sundays for the older crowd.
Press editor Johanna S. Billings will make a presentation on taking better pictures at the Coplay Public Library 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19.
The Siegfried Railroad Station, the home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. The station is open this extra Sunday because it was closed in July due to the heat.
The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329).
For more information, call 610-262-4748.
Northampton's annual Jack Frost Parade will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, starting at 7 p.m.
The rain date is Oct. 31.
Can you judge a book by its movie? Should you?
Bill Wine, Commonwealth speaker and Emmy-winning KYW NewsRadio film critic, will help answer that question when he presents "Based on the Book: Bestseller Cinema" 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave.
The Catasauqua Halloween Parade will take place Wednesday, Oct. 16.
The parade will begin at 7 p.m. at 14th Street, continue on to Race Street and end at North Catasauqua Playground.
The Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., Catasauqua, will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
For more information, call 610-264-1606.
Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., Catasauqua, will host a meatloaf dinner 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.
The Coplay Fire Department will hold an open house at the fire station, 165 Cherry St., Saturday, noon to 4 p.m., in celebration of National Fire Prevention Week.
Programs and events are planned for children, along with demonstrations the entire family can enjoy.
The annual Coplay Halloween parade is set for Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Considered by some to be one of the most exciting Halloween parades in the area, it is hosted by the Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association.
In this second column, I am speaking to Mr. Sterling Rothrock in Lehigh Township. Mr. Rothrock is one of the senior former employees of the Universal Atlas Cement Company. Born in 1921, he worked at the cement company and operated two farms in Lehigh Township.
The family moved to Kreidersville where he attended the Kreidersville school.
One of his favorite hangouts as a youth was the Warren Wolfe & Sons Indian Motorcycle Shop.
Area residents can welcome fall during the Oct. 13 Best of North Catasauqua Autumnfest and Car Show, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the borough park.
Proceeds from this community event, sponsored by the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee, will be used for community improvements and borough projects.
The event will include food, games, live music, a musical show for children and a car show. There will also be cooking demonstrations, a fire department display, contests and a craft and flea market.
The rain date will be the following weekend, Saturday, Oct. 19.
You are invited to the first team meeting for the 2014 season, set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Fellowship Community's Auditorium, 3000 Fellowship Drive, Whitehall.
We are starting our 11th season for the Relay For Life of Whitehall. Please make noise and come out and join your relay. Anyone who lives, works or plays in Whitehall, Catasauqua, Northampton or the surrounding areas is welcome.