Catasauqua Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

HAPPENINGS

Monday, February 26, 2018 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 26

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Voices Across Whitehall choral concert, 7 p.m., in the auditorium of Whitehall High School, 3800 Mechanicsville Road

• Coplay Community Days meeting, 7 p.m., in council chambers of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

• Good Vibrations Chorus practice, 9:30-11 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

Coplay: ’80s dance sold out

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay Sports ’80s-themed dance fundraiser Feb. 24 at American Club of Coplay is sold out.

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There will be a Coplay Community Days meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in council chambers.

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Coplay Borough Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in council chambers.

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Coplay Borough Parks and Recreation Committee meets 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in council chambers.

The parks and recreation board currently has three open seats.

For more information, call the borough office at 610-262-6088.

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North Catasauqua: Catty Seniors Plus to mark 1st anniversary at Feb. 28 meeting

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catty Seniors Plus, celebrating its first anniversary, will meet 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St., for an afternoon of fun and friendship.

Doors will open noon.

The speaker will be MaryAnn Pickel from Care Patrol, a free service to help seniors and families in need.

After a brief meeting, there will be refreshments and bingo games.

Members, friends and area residents who want to visit are welcome. Attendees should bring an item to donate to the Catasauqua Food Bank.

Burgenland memories

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

In this fourth column, I am speaking to the governor of Burgenland, Austria, Mr. Hans Niessl, at the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum about the Burgenland heritage in Northampton, Coplay and the Lehigh Valley.

In previous columns, I wrote about local residents who left Burgenland to work in local cement plants.

Today, I remember my father’s cousin and my godfather, Mr. Frank Wolfer, who came to America in 1922 from Burgenland. His father, also named Frank, came to America in 1907 because their farm of 35 acres could barely support the family.

Northampton: Grace UCC to serve crab cakes

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold Lenten crab cake dinners 5-7 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 2, 9 and 16. The meal also includes a baked potato, cole slaw, roll and butter, dessert and a beverage.

Chicken finger dinners will also be available for adults and children. Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For cost and other information, call 610-262-7186.

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Reminder: Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., will host karaoke with Crazy K 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 23.

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Catasauqua: GTH meeting tonight, Feb. 22

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The George Taylor House volunteers meeting will be held 7-8 p.m. tonight, Feb. 22, in the meeting room of Catasauqua Municipal Complex, 90 Bridge St.

The agenda will include GTH formation updates, plans for cleanup from the Dec. 3 event, docent training updates and the May opening day event planning.

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Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be holding its next all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 25. Served will be eggs, bacon, sausage links, SOS, home fries, French toast, juice, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Happenings

Monday, February 19, 2018 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 19

• Miller-Keystone blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Information and to schedule a time to donate: Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

FEB. 20

• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. Information: 610-437-3700

Coplay: Anniversary committee meets tonight

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Borough’s 150th celebration committee meets 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at council chambers, 98 S. Fourth St.

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The American Club of Coplay will host a post-valentine dance Feb. 17 at the social quarters, 32 N. Third St.

There will be music by DJ Scotty 7-10:30 p.m. with no cover charge. The kitchen will be open.

For more information, call 610-261-2884.

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Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St., will host the Dynamic Duo 7-9 p.m. Feb. 17.

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Coplay Garden Club will be meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St.

Northampton: Pork, sauerkraut on the menu

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Alliance Fire Company, 717 Washington Ave., will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner 4-7 p.m. Feb. 17.

A basket social will also be held.

For cost and other information, call 610-262-2123.

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Lenten crab cake dinners will be held 5-7 p.m. Feb. 23 and March 2, 9 and 16 at Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave.

The meal includes a baked potato, cole slaw, roll and butter, dessert and a beverage.

Chicken finger dinners will also be available for adults and children.

Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Catasauqua: Breakfast brunch is planned

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its breakfast brunch 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 18.

The menu includes eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, crepes, French toast, potatoes, soup, fruit cup and drinks. Eggs Benedict and omelets made to order are also on the menu.

Reservations are suggested. Call the club at 610-264-1771.

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The Catasauqua Garden Club still has a few spaces left for its annual bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show.

This year’s trip is scheduled for March 6. Don’t miss out on this colorful and inspiring early taste of spring!