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Laurel Fire Company hosts Easter breakfast April 5

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

The Laurel Fire Company is sponsoring a breakfast buffet with the Easter bunny April 5, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

A meal donation will cover a patron's fill of pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausage and coffee, hot chocolate, milk or orange juice.

Bring the kids to this great event. They will be able to get their pictures taken with the Easter bunny.

Peter Cottontail will hop down the bunny trail to the fire hall to entertain the crowd during breakfast. Call 610-262-2077 for information on the donation cost.


Catasauqua and Northampton

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Two area companies helped create the Holland Tunnel

Recently, my friend Mr. Larry Tate, who is active with Catasauqua historical organizations, visited the Atlas Cement Memorial Museum. During the tour we mentioned some of the company's landmark projects, one being the Holland Tunnel. He shared with me and my readers old photographs from the Davies-Thomas Foundry.

The Company was organized in 1865 and was situated in Catasauqua. It manufactured quality gas pipes and castings for many famous tunnels, including the Holland, Lincoln, Mid-Town and Brooklyn tunnels.

Trinity craft and vendor sale Sunday

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Trinity United Church of Christ, Coplay, will hold a craft and vendor show this Sunday at the American Club of Coplay Pavilion, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More than 30 crafters will be on display along with direct sales vendors.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.

The program last year moved to the American Club site to accommodate more vendors and crafters.

Longtime borough public works employee and Supervisor Rick Bundra completed his last day of work last Friday.

Mardi Gras this Saturday

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

A reminder, Salam UCC will hold a Mardi Gras event 1 p.m. this Saturday at the church, 615 Third St.

There will be a flea market, basket raffle, games and food.


St. Mary's Parish Center, Second and Union streets, will host a bingo 1 p.m. Sunday.

The kitchen will be open 11:30 a.m. for sit-in or take out.


Catasauqua High School Class of 1950-51 will hold a lunch 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Old Country Buffet at the Whitehall Mall.

All classmates are invited; no reservations are required.


Pokeman Club meeting set for March 19

Thursday, March 6, 2014 by BY KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The next meeting of the Pokemon Club, for kids ages 12 to 16 and held at the Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., is set for March 19, 2:30 p.m., in the teen room and then every other Wednesday.


If you dream of making a living as a writer or photographer, learn how to turn that dream into a reality with a two-hour hands-on workshop Saturday, March 8, 1 p.m., at the Northampton Area Public Library. The workshop will be presented by Johanna Billings, editor of the Northampton Press, Whitehall-Coplay Press and Catasauqua Press.

Enjoy your fasnachts Tuesday

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

With Lent approaching, fasnacht doughnuts are a must for many. The Commitment to Family and Commuinty, will have a large number of people picking up the baked treats on March 3. The deadline for orders was Feb. 23. Plain, preferred by most in the tradition, is followed by glazed, powdered and cinnamon-coated. Pickup is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. March 3 at the CFC social hall on Cherry Street. Shoofly pies and raisin bread were also in demand.


Vera Bradley bingo planned for April 6

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by BY KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library will hold a Vera Bradley bingo Sunday, April 6.

Doors open 11 a.m., and the games begin 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.


Cement Worker of the Month Jeffrey P. Raub

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

Buzzi Unicem, Stockertown

Mr. Jeffrey Raub was reared on a farm in Palmer Township, graduating from Easton High School in 1983, where he was active in the band and rifle club. The Raub family has roots in the Palatinate area of Germany, arriving in America in 1732. A vivid reminder is the current village of Raubsville.

After high school, Jeff worked on the family farm and at Chesterfield Manor restaurant. His cement career started when he was hired to work at Hercules, now Buzzi Unicem, by plant manager Gene Harrison, who once worked at the famous Dragon Cement plant in Northampton.

Fish is served at St. Mary's

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Mary's Catholic Church, 122 Union St., Catasauqua, will hold only two fish dinners this year.

The dinners will be 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 7 and April 4 in the parish hall. The menu includes fried breaded Icelandic haddock, corn, coleslaw, stewed tomatoes, roll, pudding, beverage and choice of either a baked potato, macaroni and cheese or cabbage and noodles.

Tickets are available at the door. If you have any questions, please call the church office at 610-264-0332, during office hours.


Two events get set for Relay for Life

Thursday, February 27, 2014 by BY SHARI NOCTOR GUEST COLUMNIST in Columns

A Bark for Life meeting is scheduled 10 a.m. March 8.

The Relay For Life of Whitehall is hosting a Bark for Life of Allentown/Whitehall 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17 at Cedar Beach. Bark For Life is a unique fundraising event created for owners and their dogs to participate in a mini-relay and to enjoy dog-focused activities, while honoring or remembering family members, friends and dogs affected by cancer. This is a fun event, which highlights everything dog-related.