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Northampton: Library plans kids’ activities

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Sign-ups for Children’s Book Week and Screen Free Week programs at Northampton Area Public Library are underway.

A block party will be held 10 a.m. April 18 and 19. The program is recommended for preschoolers ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult. Children can play and build with the library’s block collection, as well as strengthen vocabulary, problem-solving abilities, reading readiness and social skills. Registration is not required.

Hanover Column Kiwanis offers support for kids

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Kiwanis Club of Allentown Northeast meets noon Wednesdays, except the last Wednesday, when they meet 5:15 p.m., at Denny’s Restaurant, Catasauqua Road, Hanover Township.

If you are interested in learning about the wonderful service projects this organization does for children, visitors are always welcome to attend the meetings.

Contact Cathy at 610-776-8270 for further information.

Catasauqua: Friends of GTH to meet April 18

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Friends of the George Taylor House will hold a meeting 7 p.m. April 18 at Pies On Pizza, 102 Pine St.

Up for discussion will be planning for opening day and the Independence Day celebration.


The Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St., will present a community interest program titled “Landlord Tenant Issues” 6 p.m. April 20 at the library.

The speaker will be Lori Molloy, an attorney with North Penn Legal Services.

For more information, call 610-264-4151.


Coplay: Recreation & Welfare egg hunt is set for Saturday

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Hundreds of brightly colored plastic eggs filled with jelly beans will cover the spacious green lawn Saturday of St. Peter’s Catholic Church grounds, Fifth Center streets, as Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association holds its community Easter egg hunt for borough children — a tradition spanning more than six decades.

The event begins promptly at 1 p.m. with the siren of the police vehicle, as swarms of children scamper for the plastic eggs, some with numbers to denote prize eggs.


Monday, April 10, 2017 by The Press in Columns


• St. John’s Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton. Singer Glen Kakowski will entertain.

• Northampton Strings Showcase, a performance by orchestra students in fourth through 12th grades, 7:30 p.m., in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave.


• Ladies’ study group of “John Chapter Fifteen” by Rick Warren, 9:30 a.m., at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville


Catasauqua: Fish dinner set for St. Mary’s

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s will be having a fish dinner 4-7 p.m. April 7 in the Parish Center, 122 Union St. The menu includes fried breaded Icelandic haddock, vegetable, cole slaw, stewed tomatoes, roll, dessert, beverage and choice of baked potato, cabbage and noodles or mac and cheese.

For more information, call 610-264-0332.


The Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, Second and Pine streets, is having its annual vendor fair, flea market, craft and bake sale, as well as Chinese auction 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 8. All are welcome.

There will be breakfast and lunch service.

A Pennsylvania Dutch farm crew works the hospital farm

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In researching the Allentown State Hospital farm in Weaversville, I convinced Mr. John McDevitt, former assistant farm manager and well-known East Allen Township Fire Company member, to write his recollections of the farm. A fine gentleman, he consented, with this writer attempting to twist his arm.

Mr. McDevitt kindly wrote “My recollections of the Allentown State Hospital Farm,” by John McDevitt, with collaboration from Charles W. Miller:

Coplay: Holiday egg hunt is planned

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Easter Bunny will make a visit to Coplay on Saturday for the American Club of Coplay’s annual egg hunt. The event, set for 32 N. Third St., will begin noon for children of members.

Following the race for the brightly colored eggs, the jolly rabbit will take to the stage for pictures.

Along with the candy treats, there will be hot dogs and refreshments for the children.


The borough’s digital speed signs, one on South Second Street and the other on Chestnut Street, will soon be back in place. The solar-powered devices were removed for the winter.