With the general election just days away, Tuesday, Nov.6, it has been awfully quiet in the borough when it comes to the noise and news candidates bring to the table.
It was a fever pitch atmosphere in the largely Democratic based borough when Barrack Oboma made his run for the presidency four years ago. This Presidential election there are fewer Obama signs in the yards in town. Mitt Romney signs seem to be keeping pace with the opposition.
St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 417 Howertown Road, will hold a bag and basket bingo Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. The doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Bingo prizes awarded will include Longaberger baskets and designer handbags such as Vera Bradlay, Tignanello, Coach, etc. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a donation of a paper product for the Catasauqua Food Bank in exchange for a free raffle ticket for the Chinese auction.
You may purchase tickets in advance at a discount price and tickets will be available at the door.
For ticket information, call 610-264-3221.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will host a basket bingo Saturday, Nov. 10. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the games begin at 1 p.m.
The cost of a ticket includes 20 games. Specials will be sold separately.
Refreshments will be available for purchase.
For tickets, call 610-502-1037.
Proceeds benefit the church's building fund.
An event to benefit the Alec Ferullo family will be held Sunday, Nov. 11, 2-8 p.m., at the Gin Mill & Grille on Main Street.
Assumption BVM will hold a breakfast Sunday, Oct. 28, 8 a.m.-noon, in the social hall, East 22nd Street and Washington Avenue.
The menu includes French toast, pancakes, scrambled eggs or omelet; ham, sausage or bacon; hash browns; toast; juice, milk, coffee or tea.
There is a cost. Tickets will be available at the door.
For more information, call 610-262-2559.
The Queenship of Mary Church will host its annual Food Bazaar Plus Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the auditorium of the Good Shepherd Catholic School, West 13th Street, Northampton.
The moms of Catasauqua will be taking on the moms of Hokendauqua in a powder puff flag football game at the Hokey football field Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m.
This is the second year for the event and this year both teams have joined together to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer.
Donations can be made to the team at www.passionatelypink.org, donation team Catasauqua Rough Riders – Powder Puff 2012.
The Catasauqua team also has the support of local businesses to help get the women game-ready and to raise extra money for the cause.
North Catasauqua's Holy Trinity Orthodox Catholic Church will be hosting a halupki dinner on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Serving between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., church volunteers will also offer takeout meals.
An adult dinner includes halupki, sides, dessert and a beverage.
A smaller reduced-size meal is available for older children and those under the age of 5 eat free.
Halupki may also be purchased separately by advance order, due by Monday, Oct. 29, by calling 610-395-5737.
Pickup of orders will take place during the dinner.
Unfortunately, everyone knows at least one person who has cancer – a family member, friend or coworker.
One in every three males and one in every two females will be diagnosed with cancer, according to statistics compiled by the American Cancer Society.
No one wants to hear, "You have cancer."
The following few paragraphs are from www.Realyforlife.org:
Mr. Jarrett Hahn was reared in Moore Township. He graduated from Northampton Area High School in 1991, where he was a member of the Konkrete Kid wrestling squad.
Jarrett joined the Army reserves and attended York College.
In 1993, he became employed by Lone Star Cement Co. in Nazareth, joining his father who was a welder at the plant.
Trick-or-treat night will be held in Coplay from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 26.
Residents wanting to welcome boys and girls with a treat are asked to turn on their porch lights.
Borough police, along with the town's emergency management personnel, will be patrolling the streets making sure the kids are safe.
At the fire station on Cherry Street, the volunteer firefighters are again setting up scary scenes inside the station. Parents can take their children after trick-or-treating.
The Northampton Area Public Library is currently seeking candidates to fill a vacancy that now exists on the library board plus another upcoming vacancy.
Candidates should have a strong sense of advocacy for public library services.
These positions are three-year terms and involve meetings the second Wednesday of the month starting at 7 p.m. Meetings generally run two hours.
Board members' duties also include reviewing documents, leading a subcommittee meeting, advocating for the library at public events and participating in strategic planning.