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Catasauqua column

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

George Taylor House to hold opening ceremonies Sunday

The George Taylor House will hold its opening day ceremony 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 5. The George Taylor Monument will be dedicated in celebration of its 200th anniversary.

The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 will present an honor guard salute and the Sheckler Elementary School band will perform at 2 p.m. Guided tours of the George Taylor House are set for 2-4 p.m. Food and beverage vendors will be plentiful.

Northampton column

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by BY KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Spring Thaw Rendezvous set for this Saturday

The Liederkranz will be selling hot dogs and refreshments during the Spring Thaw Rendezvous, set for Saturday, May 4, at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

A hot dog-eating contest will begin at 3:30 p.m. There is an entry fee. Cash prizes will be awarded.

For more information, call Mike, 610-704-2390.

Later that evening, the Liederkranz will hold a Cinco de Mayo celebration. The fun begins at 5 p.m. at the club, 402 E. Ninth St.

Entertainment by a deejay is set to start at 9 p.m.


Coplay column

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Santee's up on the market for sale

Along with Bill's Lunch and the Wachovia building, the former Santee's auto repair shop is up for sale.

The attractive and clean repair shop at Second and Center streets will be missed by those who brought their vehicles there for maintenance and repairs. Buddy Santee was at the helm of the business for years. Before that, his dad, a longtime borough fire chief, ran the business.

The bank, which has been on the market for the last several years, now sports a "for rent" sign. Many are wondering why no new tenant is occupying the colonial style structure.

Hanover Column

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Pancakes to be served at fundraiser

The Allentown Northeast Kiwanis Club is hosting a Flapjack Fundraiser at the Applebee's Family Restaurant on Saturday, May 11. The restaurant is located just off Catasauqua Road, near Airport Road.

The public is invited to come for a pancake breakfast at the restaurant from 8 to 10 a.m.

While the restaurant is not generally open for breakfast, it does offer nonprofit and civic organizations an opportunity to have pancake breakfast fundraisers at its location.

N. Catasauqua Column

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

2014 'J4' planning begins

Anyone interested in helping to organize the North Catasauqua/Catasauqua Fourth of July celebration for 2014 is invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday, May 8. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., Catasauqua.

"J4" is an observance held whenever July 4 falls on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The location of the event alternates between North Catasauqua and Catasauqua, but participation on the planning committee is open to residents of both boroughs regardless of the location. The 2014 event will be in North Catasauqua.


Catasauqua column

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Yard sale set for May 4

A basket raffle will be held 6-8 p.m. tomorrow at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets.

Those who play have the opportunity to win themed baskets, plants, pictures and gift certificates.

Proceeds of the event will benefit the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Project and Holy Trinity's Sidewalk Fund.

Winners will be notified by telephone.

For more information, contact Janis Charvala at 610-440-0073.


A community yard sale us set for 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. May 4, at Second and Race streets.

Northampton column

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Good Shepherd to present musical

The Drama Club of Good Shepherd Catholic School will present "High School Musical, Jr." 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27.

A matinee performance will be presented 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28.

Student performers are students in fourth through eighth grades. The performances will be held in the school gymnasium.

For advance tickets and other information, call 610-262-9171. Tickets will also be available at the door.


Breakfast will again be served 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, April 28, at the Assumption BVM Church, East 22nd Street, Northampton.

Survivors to be honored June 22 at Relay for Life

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Columns

The Relay For Life of Whitehall will recognize and salute local cancer survivors and their caregivers 6 p.m. June 22 during a special ceremony in the Whitehall High School stadium. Dinner will be provided through donations from local restaurants.

I invite every survivor and caregiver in the Whitehall-Coplay, Northampton, Catasauqua and Allentown School Districts to attend this ceremony, which is open to the public.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Help clean up the Catty Canal Saturday

The Great Catasauqua Canal Cleanup will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

This annual event is supported by the Borough of Catasauqua, as well as the state, in appreciation of Earth Day.

Volunteers will meet in the old Deily Coal Yard, access point behind Front Street via Union Street.

Organizers will provide gloves, orange safety vests, bags for trash and a tool for the brush cleanup effort. Beverages and snacks will also be provided. As with prior years, volunteers may also help cleanup the downtown areas.