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North Catasauqua Column

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

Holiday food drive continues

North Catasauqua's holiday food drive continues, as residents are asked to help those less fortunate in the community during the holiday season by donating nonperishable food items.

Items donated to the food drive will go to the Catasauqua Area Community Food Bank.

Items requested are canned goods, toiletry items, diapers, paper towels, toilet paper, soaps, laundry detergents, juices, baby food, cereals, rice, sugar, flour, cracker and pasta.

Check the expiration dates on food items and do not donate any out of date items.

Northampton column

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Help others keep warm

Merry Christmas!

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The Gospel Chapel Missions Committee has partnered with Lehigh Valley Business Group, a nonprofit organization, for "Project Keep Warm." The goal for this project is to collect 500 new or gently used blankets by the end of 2012.

All blankets will be donated to various homeless shelters, family centers and animal shelters throughout the Lehigh Valley and Pocono areas.

Blankets can be dropped off Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., or before/after the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday. The Gospel Chapel is located at 2022 Main St.

Coplay column

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Holiday train display open at borough hall

An under-the-radar train display which receives little or no media attention during the Christmas holidays is housed on the second floor of the Coplay Borough hall, located at Fourth and Center streets.

The only indication there are trains located on the upper floor in a former classroom of the old Coplay High School is a yellow and black railroad crossing sign.

But once children climb the steps to the second floor, they can hear the whirl of several trains gliding down the tracks.

Remembering

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Triangle Shirt Waist fire claims many lives

I would like to dedicate this two-column series to the memory of the Lehigh Valley garment workers, including my mother and mother-in-law, who toiled in the industry for many years.

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Do you remember when our communities were home to numerous garment factories providing jobs for thousands of employees? The dedicated workers manufactured high-quality shirts, dresses, blouses and slacks. They worked long hours for meager wages.

Northampton column

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Folk art carvers hosted every Sat.

The Simcoe Gallery will host an exhibit of two Northampton folk art carvers from the early- and mid-1900s. Both carvers had the same type of employment and the same love of "whittlin."

Stop by the gallery, 1925 Main St., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. to see this unique display.

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The Gospel Chapel Missions Committee has partnered with Lehigh Valley Business Group, a nonprofit organization, for "Project Keep Warm." The goal for this project is to collect 500 new or gently used blankets by the end of 2012.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Paul's to host movie night

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, will host a "Polar Express" movie night on Friday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m.

The movie begins at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Bring your sleeping bag, pillows and wear your pajamas so you can feel right at home watching the movie.

Admission is free.

There will be lots of treats and homemade hot chocolate available for purchase and, of course, chocolate chip cookies as well.

For more information, call 610-264-3221.

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Coplay column

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Christmas trees a tradition

Having a real evergreen tree is the centerpiece of Christmas for many families. The real tree has regained its prominence from a couple of decades ago when artificial trees grew in popularity in homes throughout Coplay.

A barometer in gauging whether real trees are indeed back can be found with borough crews who pick up the discarded trees after the holidays.

The crews have noted they have collected more Christmas trees the past several years. It will be interesting what they report after the 2012 Christmas holidays.

Hanover Column

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Columns

St. Andrew's to sell cookies

You can cross baking off your holiday to-do list and leave the baking to the kitchen staff at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Volunteers there are baking kiffles, Italian cookies, Moravia sugar cakes and chocolate babka and preparing chocolate-covered cherries.

On Saturday, Dec. 22, just in time for Christmas, it all goes on sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church, located at 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., between Allentown and Bethlehem, 1/4 mile south of Catasauqua Road.

The sale continues on Sunday, Dec. 23, 9 a.m. to noon.

Cement Worker of the Month

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by ED PANY, Curator Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Stephen Hayden, Keystone Cement Co., Bath

Mr. Stephen J. Hayden was reared in Allentown and graduated from the Swain School in 1974. With a sense of humor he recalls, "Our graduating class consisted of six students so I had no difficulty making the top 10."

Influenced by his father who was a civil engineer, Steve continued his education at Keystone College and Clarkson College in New York.

Starting employment at the Keystone Cement Company in 1978, he was determined to learn about the various aspects of the plant's operation. His first position was as a crane operator.

Viking Voices

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in Columns

Vikings advance to state semifinals

The Central Catholic boys football team defeated Selinsgrove High School Nov. 30 in the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs with a score of 41-13.

Led by senior captains Anthony Beck, Andrew Englebert, Colin McDermott and Anthony Lynch, the team hopes to continue its success in the upcoming semifinal game against Archbishop Wood High School.

The game will be held 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Bethlehem School District's stadium.

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The Central Catholic booster club membership application is now available on the school's website, acchs.info.