Catasauqua Press

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Coplay: Legion post hosts Memorial Day event

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Stanley W. Reinhard American Legion Post 426 will hold its annual Memorial Day program May 27.

The day will begin with a 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St.

The legion contingent and auxiliary will then meet at the post home, 134 S. Second St., for a service and wreath-laying ceremony at Coplay Saengerbund’s veterans war monument, 205 S. Fifth St.

The program then moves to the St. Peter cemetery on Hokendauqua Street, followed by the St. John Baptist cemetery, 3024 S. Ruch St., and the Stiles veterans war memorial.

Northampton: Annual Wynnewood Estates garage sale is on for May 26

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The annual Wynnewood Estates family garage sale will be held 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 26.

More than 50 families will be participating.

To get to the sale, travel east on 10th Street from Main Street. Turn left onto Atlas Lane and continue to Buckingham Drive.


Northampton Borough Municipal Building will be closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.


The 10th annual Paw Prints on the Canal is set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3 at Canal Street Park. It will be held rain or shine.

Catasauqua: Concert series begins May 25

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in Columns

It’s the season for summer band concerts.

Scott Marshall Band will start off the summer concert series with a performance 7-10 p.m. May 25 at Catasauqua Park Ampitheater, 501 American St.

Come on out this summer for free music by horn-raising municipal bands, foot-tapping country acts and musical acts of every beat.


Catasauqua Fire Police will be having a yard sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 26 at the fire training grounds on Race Street.

You can rent a 10-foot-by-10-foot space for a small fee.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.


Monday, May 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

MAY 21

• Beading club, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

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

MAY 22

Northampton: Railroad station opens May 20

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Siegfried Railroad Station, home of Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors 1-4 p.m. May 20. The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329).

This year, the society will feature the second ward of Northampton. Artifacts from businesses past and present will be displayed.

On May 26, a tree will be dedicated in honor of Harold P. Smith, the society’s former president, who died last year. The dedication will be held 11 a.m. at the station.

For more information, call 610-262-8198.


Bills and invoices of the past

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

A few years ago, I visited my friend Mrs. Grace Bonser in Moore Township. Grace had a long career in banking and was very active with the Northampton High School Band Boosters. Besides being a banker, she is an excellent seamstress and made many uniforms for band members.

She had a wealth of historical information, which she has graciously shared with me over the years. As I am interested in everything, she had a treasure of old bills and invoices, giving us a picture of a bygone era.

North Catasauqua: Catty seniors to meet May 23

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Sherri Bell will speak on the benefits of exercise and maintaining functional ability at the May 23 meeting of Catty Seniors Plus.

The organization meets at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St. Doors open noon, and the meeting begins 1 p.m.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring an item for the Catasauqua Food Bank.

Coffee and dessert will be served, and bingo will be played.

The group is also hosting a July 10 bus trip to see the musical “Jesus” at Sight & Sound. Call Nancy Matika at 610-360-6543 to make a reservation.

Catasauqua: George Taylor House to celebrate opening day with tours May 20

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, will be celebrating opening day 1-4 p.m. May 20.

There will be an open house and tours as well as the program “The Life of George Taylor” presented 2 p.m. by re-enactor Rick Guth.

Come on out for an enjoyable afternoon!


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, will be having bingo 2 p.m. May 20 in the fellowship hall.

The doors open 12:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase.

There will be 20 games of bingo. There will also be a tricky tray.

Coplay: Street sweeping starts today

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

A street sweeper will come through the borough today, May 17, and tomorrow, May 18, to sweep all the streets. No alleys will be swept.

Signs prohibiting parking are posted along the route. Violators risk a ticket or towing if the vehicles are not moved during the street-sweeping hours.

The May 17 schedule includes Front, Third, Fifth, Cherry, Seventh, Ninth, 11th, 13th, Chestnut, Keefer, Maple, Oak and Center streets and Center Circle.


Monday, May 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

MAY 14

• Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the social hall of St. John’s Ukrainian Baptist Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton

• Miller-Keystone Blood Center blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Information or to set up an appointment: Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061 or

MAY 15

• Opening of Northampton Borough Farmers Market, 3-6:30 p.m., at Municipal Park, Laubach Avenue and Smith Lane. The farmers market will continue every Tuesday through Sept. 11.