Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Coplay: Park and rec board will meet tonight

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The borough’s park and recreation board meets 7 p.m. Oct. 26 in council chambers at the borough hall. The public is invited to attend.

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The Ironton Rail-Trail Oversight Commission will have its annual historical walk Oct. 28. Open to the public, the walk begins 9 a.m. at the Chestnut Street barn, off MacArthur Road. The three-hour leisurely pace will stop occasionally for the group to view historical locations.

Northampton: Food bank walkathon set for Saturday

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Food Bank’s Halloween walkathon will be held Oct. 28, rain or shine.

Registration begins 8:30 a.m. at the food bank, 1601 Canal St.

The walk — approximately 4-1/2 miles — starts 9 a.m. in the food bank parking lot.

Those planning to participate are encouraged to come in costume.

The food bank will be open till noon for tours, donation drop-offs and volunteering information.

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Catholic War Veterans Post 454 is sponsoring a murder/mystery dinner theater event titled “B.I.N.G. Ohh Murder” Oct. 29.

Public Library of Catasauqua: No tricks — just real treats this season at the public library

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Don’t miss this evening’s treat, a spooktacular of Halloween stories for children of all ages, starting 6 p.m. Oct. 26. Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild members Ingrid Bohn, Denise McCormack and Karen Maurer have stories for young children 6-6:30 p.m., after which children may listen to more stories in the Children’s Room while their parents and older siblings enjoy scary stories. Come in costume.

And yes, there will be yummy treats!

A donation of a canned good will be gratefully accepted for Second Harvest.

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Catasauqua: Murder/mystery dinner set for American Legion

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Catholic War Veterans Post 454, Northampton, will present a murder/mystery dinner theater — “B.I.N.G. Ohhh Murder” — Oct. 29 at the Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St.

Cocktails begin 4 p.m., and dinner is 5 p.m. The price of the event includes dinner and the show.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call Joan Glover at 610-349-7791.

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Catasauqua Garden Club’s Nov. 1 meeting kicks off the holiday season with a decorating project with Linda Kortz. It will be held 1 p.m. at the Slovak Center Social Center, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.

Happenings

Monday, October 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 24

• Adult coloring club (for 18 and older), 11 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

OCT. 25

• Catasauqua Main Street business breakfast, 8:30-10 a.m., at Pie’s On Pizzeria, 102 Pine St.

• Catty Seniors Plus Halloween luncheon and meeting, 1 p.m., at Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St., North Catasauqua. Bring an item for the food bank.

OCT. 26

• Bingo, noon-2 p.m., at Whitehall Senior Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. Information and cost: 610-437-3700

Northampton: Jack Frost Parade to be held tonight

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed today, Oct. 19, as Jack Frost Day in observance of the borough’s annual parade set for 7 p.m.

This 69th annual event is organized by Northampton Exchange Club.

Rain date is Oct. 26.

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Northampton Area Food Bank’s Halloween walkathon will be held Oct. 28, rain or shine.

Registration begins 8:30 a.m. at the food bank, 1601 Canal St.

The walk — approximately 4-1/2 miles — starts 9 a.m. in the food bank parking lot.

Those planning to participate are encouraged to come in costume.

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s Church plans Octoberfest

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., is excited to announce its first-ever Octoberfest. The event will take place Oct. 21 beginning 5 p.m. (following the 4 p.m. Mass), in the parish center and parking lot. This event will feature German foods — knockwurst, bratwurst, pork, spaetzle and kraut — as well as Octoberfest beers and wine. There will be dancing and music provided by the Joe Weber Band. The event will conclude 9 p.m.

For more information, contact the parish office at 610-264-0332 or kim.stmarys122@gmail.com.

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North Catasauqua: Catty Seniors Plus schedules Halloween luncheon, meeting

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

A Halloween luncheon is planned for the Oct. 25 Catty Seniors Plus meeting, which meets 1 p.m. at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St. Members will be served a light lunch and dessert, supplied by Traditions of Hanover.

Aging in Place’s Marisa Leaser will present “Home Sweet Home Care.”

Everyone is asked to bring an item for Catasauqua Community Food Bank.

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The Oct. 27 trip to Mohegan Sun Casino is fully booked. If you are interested in being on a substitute list, call Nancy Matika at 610-360-6543. If seats become available, you will be contacted.

Coplay: Anniversary group will meet Oct. 19

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

As Coplay’s 150th anniversary approaches, a committee is hard at work preparing events to mark the occasion in 2019. The committee, with its subcommittees formed to advance special programs, will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in council chambers at borough hall. An open invitation is extended to residents, businesses and organizations wishing to attend the meeting.

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New fire company in borough

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

Volunteer fire companies are comprised of dedicated men and women who provide valuable services to our communities. They spend countless hours in training, preparing to protect our citizens from fire and natural disasters.

I was given some rare photographs of the Alliance Fire Company from one of my fine former students, Ruth Miller. Ruth, for years, has owned a well-known Northampton insurance agency. Both her father and mother were active in the Alliance Fire Company and the ladies auxiliary.