Catasauqua Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

Happenings

Monday, February 25, 2019 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 25

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

• Hygge hangout, 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537

• Stretch and strengthen, 9-10 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. The class will continue Feb. 27 and March 1. Information and cost: 610-437-3700

• Drawing classes, 9-11:30 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700

Dusting our past

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Old-timers still recall when cement dust was common in the “cement belt.” I wrote about this issue 18 years ago.

In 1999, two Northampton residents “remembered” dust in the Northampton, Coplay, Cementon and Egypt areas with letters to the editor.

They recalled when dust from the plants had to be swept from the sidewalks on a daily basis — sometimes, twice a day. The old Atlas plant’s 74 kilns had a squeaking sound, putting the residents of 10th, 11th and 12th streets in Northampton to sleep at night.

North Catasauqua: Senior group hosts magician Feb. 27

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Award-winning magician Ron Schaffer will entertain at the Feb. 27 meeting of Catty Seniors Plus. A magician for 30 years, Schaffer is the coordinator for Home Care Assistance of Lehigh Valley.

The meeting will take place at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St. Doors open noon, and the meeting begins 1 p.m.

This month’s meeting is open to members only. Doughnuts will be served, and members are asked to bring a donation for the Catasauqua Community Food Bank.

Catasauqua: Community lunch planned for Feb. 23

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will be offering a free community lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 23.

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Holy Trinity is hosting a concert by Moravian College’s concert choir 3 p.m. Feb. 24.

There is no charge for this musical program, but a freewill offering will be accepted.

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The Legionnaires of the Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be having an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 24.

There will be scrambled eggs, toast, home fries, bacon, sausage, French toast, SOS, juice, coffee and tea.

Coplay: A look back on Second Street

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay 150th anniversary committee meets 7 p.m. Feb. 21 to continue finalizing plans for the celebrations. The fun begins with a banquet scheduled for April 6 at the American Club of Coplay pavilion.

All this talk about the anniversary has brought about more interest in the borough’s history. Here is a flashback to when Second Street was the focus of commercial, social and recreational activities.

Northampton: Nut roll, cheesecake sale going on now

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1301 Newport Ave., is having a nut roll and cheesecake sale.

Nut rolls are available in the following varieties: apricot, lekvar, nut, poppy seed, red raspberry and coconut.

Pick-up for both sale items is 9 a.m.-noon April 13 at the church.

For cost or to place an order, call Linda at 610-837-3076 or Marty at 610-682-4458 by March 27.

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 2181 Washington Ave., is hosting a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 24.

Happenings

Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 18

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

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

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.

Northampton: Valentine dance is Feb. 16

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., will hold a valentine dance 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. DJ Flip will entertain.

For tickets to the valentine dance and other information, call 610-262-3891.

Other planned activities include:

• Karaoke with DJ PK, 9 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month

• Polka and button box, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month

• St. Patrick’s Day party with DJ PK, 8 p.m. March 15

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Coplay: Breakfast planned for Feb. 17

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St., will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 17.

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The 150th anniversary committee is adding the finishing touches for the borough’s celebration, beginning with an April 6 kickoff banquet at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, 300 Cherry St.

Coplay Public Library is accepting artifacts and memorabilia of the town’s history for its display. The collection, thus far, includes a Coplay High School Wildcats jersey, a CHS gym bag, a 1969 borough centennial wooden nickel, plates and photographs.