Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Northampton: AARP group to meet Sept. 11

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Sept. 11 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment and refreshments will be provided.

Those interested in bus trips are asked to call Sharon at 610-262-9182.


Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1904 Main St., will hold its annual basket social and flea market 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 13 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 14.

The drawing will take place 3:30 p.m. Sept. 14. You don’t need to be present to win.


Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Back-to-school season often signals new norm

Have you seen the “Good Morning America” segment featuring the mom who stages a photo shoot to celebrate her children going back to school? What started as a way to ease the tension of a normally busy, stressful time of year got such an overwhelming response on social media that she continues to create a new scene each year.

“And every year the pictures get more elaborate, from Mom enjoying a deep-tissue massage to lounging in the pool with her coffee and book in hand — all while the kids look on with envious, and hilarious, expressions,” according to GMA.

Remembering: ‘A Cement Factory in Autumn’

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

The painting “A Cement Factory in Autumn” was recently found in storage at Northampton Area High School. The watercolor was painted in 1948 by Garret Conovor, a local artist who at one time resided in Allen Township.

The painting shows the last Coplay Cement manufacturing plant and a view on the west side of the Lehigh River as well as a cluster of homes that were called North Coplay.

Catasauqua: Concert set for Sept. 6

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Don Cunningham and Associates will perform 7-10 p.m. Sept. 6 at the amphitheater at the Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

As always, remember to bring your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.


Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a free community picnic 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 7.

All are welcome.


Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will be having a bag sale on everything in the store Sept. 9-14.

The shop will be closed Sept. 16-18 and will reopen Sept. 19 with new fall and winter clothing.

Coplay: Fire department launches fund drive

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Fire Department has launched its annual fund drive, appealing to borough residents to mail in donations.

Donations can also be dropped off at the fire station, 165 Cherry St. The proceeds go toward equipment needs.

The fire department is also seeking volunteers.


Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s food bank is open 8:30-10 a.m. Sept. 10 in the basement of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

Proof of borough residence must be shown.

Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association has also extended its 2019 community fund drive through September.

North Catasauqua: Masonic lodge event set

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Chapman Lodge 637 will be having a Fire and Ice event 4-7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Porter-Chapman Masonic Lodge, 1103 Sixth St., North Catasauqua.

You do not need to attend to win.

There will be more than $5,000 in prizes. Each prize will be drawn separately. Your ticket stays in for all 10 drawings.

A purchased ticket includes entry, food and beverages. Additional raffles will be held on site. You may purchase multiple tickets.

For cost and more information, call Mike Saraceno at 610-442-7829.



Monday, September 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Aerobics class (low impact), 6-6:45 p.m., in the parish hall of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 618 Fullerton Ave., Fullerton. The class will continue Tuesdays until Nov. 5. Information, registration and cost: Mary Spieker at 610-266-0695, ext. 208

• Creation Station (for school-aged children), 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Cash bingo, 7 p.m., at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Information and cost: 610-317-0808

Public Library of Catasauqua: This month’s picks: historical fiction, contemporary commentary

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

This month, I’d like to introduce you to an author who writes interesting thrillers of a kind quite different from last month’s legal thrillers.

Philippa Gregory writes amazing historical fiction that will have you turning pages as fast as you can. Start with “The Other Boleyn Girl” (2001). It’s about Mary Boleyn, the sister of Henry VIII’s wife, Ann Boleyn. Mary and Henry never married, which may have been in her best interests. As you remember, Henry VIII had a habit of doing away with his wives, in one way or another.

Catasauqua: Summer concerts at borough park are winding down

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 30, come out to the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St., to hear the James Supra/Sarah Ayers Band.

As always, remember to bring those lawn chairs or blankets and snacks!

There are only two more concerts scheduled for the summer concerts program — Sept. 6 and 13.


Catasauqua Fire Police will be having a flea market 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 31 at the training grounds on Race Street.

You can rent a 10-foot-by-10-foot table.

The event will take place rain or shine.

Coplay: Take care driving; school is in session

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Now that schools are back in session, borough police are keeping a watchful eye on bus stops, particularly with younger children waiting to get on or off the school bus. Stops in the borough are mainly along Chestnut, Second, Fourth, Ruch and Oak streets. Motorists who fail to stop, despite the flashing lights and extended arm, face fines and possible prosecution.


Storytime at the Coplay Public Library, Fifth and Center streets, will be held 11 a.m. Aug. 29.