Catasauqua Press

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Remembering

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Community tops Harold Smith's priority list

In this concluding column, I am continuing to speak to Mr. Harold Smith, president of the Northampton Historical Society, historian of Zion Stone Church, who spent a half century in the food industry.

Harold started his career at the famous Miller's Department Store in Northampton in 1943 and as time passed he saw a number of flagship businesses disappear.

His second stop was at Mohr's Fruit Stand in Fogelsville. The stand opened seven days a week when we were the home to numerous orchards.

Northampton column

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Tree lighting ceremony set for Sunday

The borough's annual tree-lighting ceremony will be held Sunday, Nov. 25, 5:30 p.m., at Main Street and Laubach Avenue. The rain date is Nov. 26.

Santa will arrive via a fire truck with treats for the kids.

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Northampton Borough will hold its annual Christmas Lights Contest this year with $175 in prizes awarded.

A representative from the club will drive around to all the participating houses between Dec. 15 and 20 and will contact the three winners before Christmas. This contest is only open to homes, not businesses.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Paul's to host Holly Fair

St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 417 Howertown Road, will hold its Holly Fair on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Children can make Christmas purchases at a little shoppers village. Lots of crafters and vendors will be there and the kitchen will be open. What a way to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping.

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The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Nov. 25, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Cement Worker of the Month: Dave Reppert,

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Keystone Cement Co., Bath

Mr. Dave Reppert was raised in Kreidersville, Allen Township. He graduated from Northampton Area High School in 1974, where he was active in the Konkrete Kid athletic program and student council.

Members of Dave's wife's family have worked for over a century in the cement industry at both the Penn-Dixie and Keystone cement companies.

Coplay column

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Do your Christmas shopping in Coplay

A national campaign has taken shape advertising Saturday as the day for people to do Christmas shopping at smaller local stores rather at the big box chains.

The businesses in Coplay might make a good place to get some shopping done without the crowds, traffic or issues over parking.

Coplay features a hobby store, a country store gift shop and a sporting goods store, among others.

Northampton column

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Borough offices to be closed

The Northampton Borough Municipal Building, 1401 Laubach Ave., will be closed Nov. 22 and 23 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

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The borough's annual tree-lighting ceremony will be held Sunday, Nov. 25, 5:30 p.m., at Main Street and Laubach Avenue. The rain date is Nov. 26.

Santa will arrive via a fire truck with treats for the kids.

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Mr. Modem

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Columns

Enable Windows Live spell check with a few keystrokes

Q. How do I get my Windows Live Mail spell check back? It suddenly disappeared and refuses to work.

A. Windows Live Mail (WLM) automatically checks messages and underlines, with a red squiggly line, any words it suspects are misspelled. If your Windows Live Mail is no longer doing this, it needs to be restarted, which is not difficult to do.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Salem U.C.C. to host Thanksgiving service

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., Catasauqua, will host a community Thanksgiving service Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.

A fellowship hour will follow the service.

For more information, contact the church office at 610-264-4091.

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The Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will hold its seventh annual holiday bazaar Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Admission is free. The kitchen will be open.

There will be a bake sale, door prizes and a Chinese auction. All your favorites will be under one roof.