Catasauqua Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

Happenings

Monday, March 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

MARCH 11

• Registration begins for new baby lapsit program (for ages 3 months to 1 year), to be held 10 a.m. April 2 and 9 at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Registration begins for life-size games event (for teens), to be held 3 p.m. April 10 at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Ladies Bible study, 10:30 a.m., at Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township. Information: 610-837-1741

Cement and racing

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Nazareth has been the home to many local cement companies, which provided employment for numerous area residents. A neighbor to the old Nazareth and Lone Star cement companies was the Nazareth Fairgrounds, site of the former Nazareth Speedway.

The old track was purchased by Mr. David Jaindl, who intends to develop the site. This writer and many Lehigh Valley race fans attended many of the races. Years ago, I researched the site and actually purchased tickets to view the races. Guess it’s hard for some of my readers to believe!

Catasauqua: Bunco night event is March 8

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Bunco night at the Biery House, 8 Race St., sponsored by Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association, will be held 7 p.m. March 8.

There is a cost. The event is BYOB. Prizes and light refreshments will be available.

Parking is at the Deily Coal Yard, 5 Union St.

For pricing and more information, call 610-264-9716.

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Blocker’s Coffeehouse, 309 Front St., is hosting a Celtic sing-along with Celtic United and Police Chief Doug Kish providing vocals. The event is 5-8:30 p.m. March 10.

There is a cost. Food and beer will be served.

Northampton: Grace UCC to serve crab cake dinners

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold Lenten crab cake dinners 5-7 p.m. March 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Dinners include a baked potato, cole slaw, roll and butter, dessert and a beverage. Chicken finger dinners will also be available for adults and children.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. Takeout is available.

For more information, call 610-262-7186.

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet March 13 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Coplay: 150th committee to meet

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

With the kickoff of Coplay Borough’s 150th anniversary less than a month away, plans are being finalized for other celebratory events. The committee meets 7 p.m. March 7 and 21 at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

There is a gala scheduled for April 6 at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, 300 Cherry St., as the opening event. Tickets are now available at the borough office.

North Catasauqua: Bag sale continues

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop is having a bag sale on everything in the store until March 16.

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 good, used clean clothing are accepted during store hours.

The store will be closed the week of March 25 for cleaning and seasonal changeover, re-opening April 1 with all new clothing for spring and summer.

Happenings

Monday, March 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

MARCH 4

• Half-price sale, during regular business hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until March 16.

MARCH 5

• Fat Tuesday pancake supper, 5-7 p.m., in the parish hall of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown

• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moore Township. Information: 610-759-1652

Catasauqua: Meatloaf dinner is March 2

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a meatloaf dinner 4-6 p.m. March 2.

The meal will consist of meatloaf, potato, vegetable, salad, roll and dessert. Takeout is available.

For more information, call 610-264-4091.

Also, Salem will be holding the next free community lunch 11 a.m. March 4.

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A Whitehall High School Chorale concert will be held 6:30 p.m. March 2 at Salem.

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Save the date for Bunco night at the Biery House, 8 Race St., 7 p.m. March 8.

There will be a registration fee at the door.

Northampton: Food bank looking for donations

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Food Bank, 1601 Canal St., needs canned potatoes, soup, spaghetti sauce, canned tomatoes and tuna.

Call 610-262-8030 to arrange the drop-off of any donations.

Visit northamptonareafoodbank.org for more information.

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet March 13 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment will be music by Edward McKendry. Refreshments will be provided.

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

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Coplay: Organizations seek members

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Columns

There is a call for Coplay residents to get more involved in many of the borough’s organizations.

Many of the active groups in the borough have aging membership and need residents to step up as volunteers and/or become members to help benefit the community.

Some options include the borough fire department, Coplay Sports, Coplay Lions Club, Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association, Coplay Garden Club and Commitment to Family and Community, among others.