Catasauqua Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

Happenings

Monday, September 25, 2017 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 25

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

• Beading club meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Women’s group studies of “Finding I Am” by Lysa TerKeurst and “The Quest” by Beth Moore, 6:30-8 p.m., at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. Information: 610-767-1239 or bethanywes.org

SEPT. 26

North Catasauqua: Seniors to hear talk about Medicare

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The next meeting of the Catty Seniors Plus will be 1 p.m. Sept. 27, at the Slovak Center Social Club. Doors will open noon. The speaker this month is Maria Santarcoloma. She will be speaking on Medicare and United Health Care. Dessert and coffee will follow with bingo games.

Seats are still available on the bus for the Dec. 12 Christmas dinner show at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in New Jersey. If interested, call Nancy Matika at 610-369-6543.

If you need information about Catty Senior Plus, call President Dorothy Vassa at 610-264-2853.

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Northampton: Northampton Area Public Library yard sale is Sept. 23

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Friends of Northampton Area Public Library group will be holding a yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 23 on the library grounds, 1615 Laubach Ave.

The rain date is Sept. 30.

The group is soliciting gently used items for its sale table.

Vendors can reserve a 10-foot-by-10-foot space. There is a cost. Tables will not be provided.

Hot dogs and refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact the library at 610-262-7537.

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Coplay: Flags are lowered to honor McNeill

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The American flags on poles outside the Coplay Borough Municipal Building and borough Parkway were lowered to half-staff, on the direction of Gov. Tom Wolf, in respect to state Rep. Dan McNeill, who died Sept. 8.

Elected town officials and others having a close affinity for the community said McNeill’s representation of the borough was genuine and personal and a great benefit when it came to securing grants.

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The Ironton Rail-Trail autumn stroll is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 23. The stroll begins at Parkview Pool in Hokendauqua.

Catasauqua: Salem UCC plans Sept. 23 flea market

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

On Sept. 23, Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be holding a flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a basket raffle, bake sale and lots of good food for eat-in or take-out meals.

If you have any items to donate or any questions, call the church office at 610-264-4091.

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Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be having its 100-percent-homemade breakfast buffet 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 24. It’s an all-you-can-eat meal of eggs, bacon, sausage links, SOS, home fries, French toast, juice, coffee and tea.

A new plant

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

The Coplay Cement Company had a long and prestigious history. Founded by David Saylor, it operated in the Borough of Coplay from 1866 to 1978. As the years passed, the plant’s equipment slowly became obsolete. The company had to make a serious decision: Should they modernize, should they construct a new plant or should they sell to a company that could resurrect the aging facility?

Happenings

Monday, September 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 18

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

• Beading club meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The club will also meet 1:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

SEPT. 19

• Movie: “Captain Underpants,” 6 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• George Taylor House Committee meeting, 7 p.m., at the pavilion, Poplar and Lehigh streets

SEPT. 20

Coplay: Borough churches will host dinners this Saturday

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Interested in dining out this weekend? Two borough churches have dinners scheduled, and the public is invited. At St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., the congregational community dinner features shepherd’s pie, with creamed cabbage, applesauce, rolls and butter, and beverages from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 16.

At St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., the menu includes Italian fare — spaghetti or baked ziti, with all the fixings — 4-7 p.m. Sept. 16.

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Coplay Public Library has an open house at the Fifth Street location 3-6 p.m. Sept. 14.

Northampton: Railroad station to open doors to visitors Sunday

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open 1-4 p.m. Sept. 17. The station, located on 21st Street, is a museum housing artifacts of the Northampton area. This year, the borough’s first ward is being highlighted.

The historical society’s fall garage sale is planned for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 30.

Donations for the sale are accepted and can be dropped off at the station 6-8 p.m. Sept. 27, 28 and 29 or 1-3 p.m. Sept. 29. Volunteers are also needed at these times to help set up for the sale.

Catasauqua: Grand opening is planned

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

From noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 16, the new Catasauqua Borough Municipal Building, 90 Bridge St., will be having its grand opening. The building will be open for tours. There will also be food and drinks for sale, entertainment and so much more for the community to enjoy. This event is not to be missed!

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The George Taylor House committee will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the pavilion.

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