Catasauqua Press

Friday, July 3, 2020

Catasauqua: Volunteers needed around the Valley

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley has created a COVID-19 web page that houses information on volunteering in all forms for local nonprofit organizations.

If you are going stir-crazy and would like some information on volunteering, visit volunteerlv.org/covid-19. This site is updated as requests come in.

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Due to COVID-19, the Freddy Awards performances were canceled this year; however, a show is still coming!

Remembering: Visiting with Margie Jenkins

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, Larry Oberly and this writer are concluding our interview with Susan Jenkins and her mother, Margie, a descendant of Samuel Weaver, whose father founded the village of Weaversville.

Margie is a fascinating lady whose family roots go back to the founding of the United States. Full of determination and energy, at age 51, she applied for graduate school at the University of Houston.

Coplay: Governor extends lockdown to June 4

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently extended the lockdown order until June 4.

The continued shutdown includes, but is not limited to, the library, tot lot, Coplay Parkway, aerobic classes and the fitness center in borough hall.

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St. John’s Lutheran Church has canceled its annual music Sunday event, which was set for May 17, because of the coronavirus.

The church is also deciding whether its pork and sauerkraut dinner will be held May 30. The dinner had been originally scheduled earlier in the month.

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North Catasauqua: North Catasauqua cancels June carnival

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The 2020 North Catasauqua small Town USA carnival has been canceled, due to concern for public safety.

Hosted by the borough betterment committee, the annual event was originally on the calendar for June 10-13.

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The annual yard sale at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, originally set for June 6, has been postponed. A new date is to be decided.

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Pavilion rentals at the park for May are canceled. No decision has been made about rentals in June yet.

Northampton: Food bank is open Wednesdays

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Food Bank is operating and distributing food at its 1601 Canal St. location. Registration is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

The food bank is accepting monetary donations as well as nonperishable items.

For information, call 610-262-8030 or email info@northamptonareafoodbank.org.

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Northampton Farmers Market is now open Tuesdays at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue. Hours are 3-6:30 p.m.

Masks are required, and hand-washing stations will be placed throughout the area.

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Coplay: Church plans May 30 community dinner

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., plans to hold a community dinner 4-6:30 p.m. May 30 at the church hall.

The menu features pork and sauerkraut with all the trimmings.

The dinner is open to the public.

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American flags will be going up on light poles along Chestnut and Second streets to commemorate the May 25 Memorial Day holiday.

A citizens committee held a fundraising campaign that paid for the purchase of flags, a tribute to residents from the borough who served during wartime and paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.

Catasauqua: J4 event, reunion set for 2021

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua/North Catasauqua J4 Celebration, combined with a Catasauqua High School mega reunion, has been postponed until July 2021.

If you already sent a donation to help with the celebration, it will be kept in the treasury for the 2021 celebration.

If you would like to give a donation for the 2021 J4 Celebration, make your check payable to J4 Celebration and send it to J4 Committee, P.O. Box 224, Catasauqua, 18032, at any time during the year.

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Northampton: Farmers market opens May 12

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Farmers Market will open for the season May 12, and will continue Tuesdays through October, at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

Hours are 3-6:30 p.m.

Masks are required, and hand-washing stations will be placed throughout the market.

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The monthly meeting of Northampton AARP Chapter 3915, which was scheduled for May 13, has been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.

In addition, all future monthly meetings of the group, including the annual picnic normally held in June, have been canceled until further notice.

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Public Library of Catasauqua: Check out online resources

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Looking for something to do or read during the stay-at-home order?

At the Public Library of Catasauqua’s website, catasauquapl.org, click on Online Resources. You will find the links to HeritageQuest Online and Zinio.

At HeritageQuest Online, you can search family and general history. At Zinio, you can read current or back issues of more than 100 magazines. Both programs only require your purple LCLC library card number to get started. Both programs promise you lots of good reading. Enjoy!

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Catasauqua: Order hoagies now

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua High School band and chorus have a performance tour scheduled for next spring in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., from March 30 to April 3, 2021.

The groups are selling hoagies and sandwiches from Island Expressions to help fund the trip. This is an ongoing fundraiser.

Orders go in on the first Tuesday of the month — the next date is May 5. They come in the following Tuesday.

Email catasauquamusicarts@gmail.com to request a menu of the hoagies or sandwiches you can order, or you can call Sherri at 610-264-1394 with any questions.