Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Northampton: Holiday program to be held Nov. 25

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Borough’s annual tree lighting will be held Nov. 25 at the triangle, Main Street and Laubach Avenue.

The festivities begin 5:30 p.m. with holiday music by members of Good Shepherd Catholic School’s performing arts department.

Santa will arrive 6 p.m. with treats for the children.

The 25-foot-tall evergreen tree was donated by Richard Ackerman, who, along with his family, will flip the switch to light the tree.


Northampton: Holy Trinity Lutheran to hold designer bag bingo Nov. 17

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., is planning a designer bag bingo Nov. 17.

Doors open 11:30 a.m. The games begin 1 p.m.

The prizes will include items from the Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Vera Bradley and Coach collections.

A ticket includes 20 games. Specials will be sold separately. A Chinese auction is also planned.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund.

For tickets, call 610-262-2668.


A century of faith

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this fourth column, we are speaking to the Rev. Jerry Mraz, a native of Czechoslovakia, who was the last full-time pastor at Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church in Northampton.

The church was organized in 1905, an era when many ethnic churches were formed by immigrants in the Lehigh Valley. Holy Trinity’s roots were laid by dedicated Slovaks, who constructed the church on land formerly owned by John Smith, a wealthy local property owner.

North Catasauqua: Concert honoring vets set for Nov. 18

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The WE SING Community Chorus, along with local community church choirs, invites residents to a Salute to Our Vets concert 4 p.m. Nov. 18. The concert will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua.

Come enjoy an afternoon musical tribute to military veterans. A freewill offering will benefit veterans. A reception follows the concert in the fellowship hall.

For more information, call 610-264-1225 or visit


Coplay: Thanksgiving service planned

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., will host the 52nd annual Coplay Ecumenical Thanksgiving service 7 p.m. Nov. 18.

St. John’s Lutheran Church joins the St. Peter congregation for the special service, where the combined choirs from the two churches will sing.

A special offering will be taken to support a borough organization.

Coplay Garden Club will provide flowers for the event.


A notice has gone out that there will be another shipment of beams for the Coplay-Northampton Bridge construction coming through the borough shortly.

Catasauqua: Catty Club to host breakfast

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catty Club, 226 Pine St., will be having its next all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 18. There will be great breakfast food, including made-to-order omelets and eggs Benedict.


The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Church, 604 Fourth St., will hold its next meeting 10 a.m. Nov. 19.


Seniors who reside in North Catasauqua and Catasauqua or who belong to a church or organization in North Catasauqua or Catasauqua are invited to the 30th annual holiday meal 11:45 a.m. Dec. 1 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, Catasauqua.


Monday, November 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

NOV. 12

• Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton

• Cupcake-decorating event (based on the Netflix show “Nailed It — Cupcake Challenge”), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Space for writers to work on their novels (to celebrate National Novel Writing Month), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. The event will continue every Monday in November. Information: 610-262-7537

Northampton: Municipal building will close in observance of Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The borough’s municipal building will be closed Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day.


St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. Nov. 12 in the social hall of the church, 1343 Newport Ave. Singer Donna Parsons will entertain.


Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Nov. 14 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Maria Santacoloma, from United Health Care, will make a presentation. Refreshments will be provided.

Tickets will be on sale for the group’s annual Christmas party during this meeting.

Catasauqua: Craft fair to be held Nov. 10

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be holding its fall craft fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 10.

There will be crafters, a bake sale, basket raffle and lots of good food. Also available will be pickled red beets.

If you would like to reserve a table, call the church office at 610-264-4091 or Bev Werner at 610-248-2822. There is a fee.


Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., is hosting a brass quintet concert offered by Mother Jones Brass 7 p.m. Nov. 16.