Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Happenings

Monday, January 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 21

• Beading Club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Coplay Lions Club meeting, 7:15 p.m., at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

JAN. 22

Coplay: Anniversary meeting is Jan. 17

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

With the borough’s 150th anniversary this year, the committee is busy planning the finishing touches for the celebration. The committee meets 7 p.m. Jan. 17 in council chambers at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

There is an opening banquet scheduled in April to kick off the celebration. Other events are being planned to commemorate the borough’s anniversary.

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The final day for Christmas tree pickup is Jan. 18.

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Commitment to Family and Community has an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 20 at its 165 Cherry St. location.

Northampton: Mayor proclaims School Choice Week

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed Jan. 20-26 as Northampton School Choice Week in the borough.

“School Choice Week is celebrated across the country by millions of students, parents, educators, schools and organizations to raise awareness of the need for effective educational options for all children,” Reenock said. “Northampton is home to a variety of high-quality public and nonpublic schools from which parents can choose for their children, in addition to families who educate their children in their home.”

Catasauqua: Churches to hold cook-off event

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Paul’s and Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran churches will be holding a chili cook-off 4-6 p.m. Jan. 19 at Holy Trinity, 604 Fourth St.

One hundred percent of the proceeds, which will come through donations, will benefit Catasauqua Community Food Bank.

There will also be baked goods available for purchase.

For more information, call 610-264-2641.

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The Catty Club, 226 Pine St., will be having its next all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 9 a.m.-noon. Jan. 20.

Public Library of Catasauqua: Catasauqua joins library cooperative

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Public Library of Catasauqua just got a whole lot bigger. As a member of the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative (LCLC), the Public Library of Catasauqua is now able to share resources, including more than 500,000 library materials.

The LCLC libraries include Catasauqua, Whitehall, Coplay, Emmaus, Lower Macungie, Parkland, Slatington, Dimmick, Lehighton, Palmerton and Southern Lehigh.

The LCLC will issue all patrons one library card to be used at all locations. Patrons will be able to use their library card at any of the 11 partnering libraries.

Happenings

Monday, January 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 14

• Last day to drop off food, toiletry items and household paper products for the North Catasauqua small Town USA drive. The drop-off bin is in the main vestibule at North Catasauqua Borough Hall, 1066 Fourth St.

• Adult Children of Alcoholics meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Moorestown. The group meets every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Information: 610-759-7363

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.

Coplay: Borough hall is busy with nighttime meetings

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

There are meetings happening tonight, Jan. 10, in borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

The library board meets 7 p.m.

Explorer Scouts of Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 meet 7:30 p.m. on the second floor.

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Borough public works personnel will pick up discarded Christmas trees Jan. 11.

The final tree pickup will be Jan. 18.

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St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold a roast beef dinner, including sides and dessert, 4-6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in the social hall.

The public is invited.

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Catasauqua: Community thrift shop sale continues

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will be having a half-price sale on everything through Jan. 12.

Normal business hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Donations of used, clean clothing are gratefully accepted during store operation hours.

Proceeds are returned to the community through contributions that support youth and adult programs and services.

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The Catty Club, 226 Pine St., is having a LuLaRoe bingo Jan. 26. The doors open noon, and bingo starts 1 p.m.

Taking a ride on N&B Railroad

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this fourth column, Mike Bednar, local railroad historian, is over at the old Northampton-Bath Railroad yard in Northampton. The N&B was incorporated in 1902. It was a major carrier of cement from the Atlas Portland Cement Company, the largest in the world.

The rail yard was named Navarro in honor of Jose Navarro, the founder of the Atlas. The railroad extended 8 miles to Bath, where they could transfer cars to the Lehigh New England and Delaware Lackawanna and Western railroads.

Northampton: Local author’s work included in Golden Globes gift bags

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Congratulations to Northampton-based writer Suzanne Mattaboni, whose short story was included in an anthology that was placed in gift bags to 50 nominees and presenters of the Jan. 6 Golden Globes.

Mattaboni’s piece, “Dawning,” is a coming-of-age story aimed at young women struggling to establish adult careers. The story was nominated for a Pushcart Prize earlier this year. The anthology is available from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Kindle, Book Soup, IndieBound.org and directly from Running Wild Press.