Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Northampton: Borough office closed Sept. 2

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Borough Municipal Building will be closed Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church will hold its annual family picnic Sept. 8 at Egypt Memorial Park, Main and Bank streets. The day begins with an 11 a.m. outdoor Mass.

Ethnic food, baked goods, children’s games, a basket raffle and games of chance are part of the event, held noon-7 p.m.

A deejay will entertain noon-3 p.m., followed by The Large Flowerheads 4-7 p.m.

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Happenings

Monday, August 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 26

• Half-price sale, during regular business hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until Sept. 7.

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Television show: “Doctor Who” (episodes 10-12 of season 1), 4:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

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

Catasauqua: Video Daze concert to be held Aug. 23 at park amphitheater

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Video Daze, a 1980s tribute party band, will perform 7-10 p.m. Aug. 23 in the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

As always, bring those lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.

Just three more weeks to go, and the summer band series wraps up for summer 2019.

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A back-to-school bash, organized by Revolution Church, will be held 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 25 on the grounds of George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, Catasauqua.

Northampton: Quota Club plans Sept. 21 yard sale

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Quota Club of Northampton will hold a yard sale 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at Northampton Fire Department, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive.

Organizers are looking for vendors of yard sale items as well as crafts and other specialty items. There will be both indoor tables and outdoor spaces for vendors available for a fee.

Contact Sharyn at 610-261-1277 for more information or to reserve a space.

Funds from the yard sale help support Quota community service projects throughout the year.

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Remembering: Coplay Cement and World War II

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

When the United States entered World War II, the War Production Board was formed to mobilize American industry for war production. Donald Nelson, a former Sears executive, was appointed the director. He possessed unlimited power to head the war effort.

The factories of America were now manufacturing tanks, planes and anything needed to win the war. The machine shops of our local cement companies worked 24-hour shifts to support the war effort.

North Catasauqua: Seniors to meet

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Catty Seniors Plus meets 1 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St. Doors open noon.

The speaker is Diane Remaly from Caynus Financial Service. Coffee and desserts will be served. Bingo will follow.

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North Catasauqua is seeking applicants for chief of police. The chief plans, directs, manages and oversees the activities and operations of the department, including law enforcement, criminal investigations, crime prevention, disaster response, community problem solving, community support services and coordination with outside agencies.

Coplay: Don’t miss Coplay Community Days

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Community Days is here! The event is scheduled for Aug. 23-25 at Coplay Parkway, North Second and Keefer streets.

The festive atmosphere includes great attractions and fun for everyone.

Attendees will get to enjoy a variety of food options, including pot roast, pizza, halupkies, cabbage and noodles, boom boom shrimp, hot dogs, hamburgers, sweet potato fries, turkey and beef barbecue, potato pancakes and more.

Musical entertainment includes:

• The Aardvarks — 6-10 p.m. Aug. 23

• Craig Thatcher Band — 2-4 p.m. Aug. 24

Happenings

Monday, August 19, 2019 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 19

• Veterans outreach program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the office of state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall. Information and appointments (encouraged): 610-266-1273

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Miller-Keystone Blood Center blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Information and reservations: Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061 or judyae@ptd.net

Catasauqua: Big Wahu Caribbean Band plays Aug. 16

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Big Wahu Caribbean Band will play 7-10 p.m. Aug. 16 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

As always, bring those lawn chairs, blankets and snacks.

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Revolution Church will be holding a back-to-school bash 1-3:30 p.m. Aug. 25 on the grounds of the George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets.

Kids will be treated to games, hot dogs, chips, snow cones and school supplies. There will also be a bouncy house, dunk tank and basketball toss.