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North Catasauqua: Community carnival kicks off summer in North Catasauqua

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The 11th annual North Catasauqua Small Town USA carnival takes place this week, through June 17, at North Catasauqua Park. There will be live music nightly, rides, games, raffles and food.

Special family nights are Thursday and Saturday.


The 10th annual North Catasauqua Small Town USA golf tournament is planned for June 25 at Willowbrook Golf Course, North Catasauqua. The shotgun start four-person scramble begins 8:30 a.m., with men’s and ladies’ divisions.

State hospital farm workers were good country neighbors

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

In this continuing series, I am looking back at the old Allentown State Hospital Farm in Weaversville. As a youngster (that’s a couple years ago) my father and I helped Willie Smith on his Weaversville farm, so I had a firsthand view of the neighboring farm.

The buildings on the 800-acre farm were all painted white and beautifully maintained.

The superintendent of the Allentown State Hospital would make unannounced stops to check on the treatment of the patients who worked there and the condition of the farms.

Northampton: Science program planned at library

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Registration is underway for the Northampton Area Public Library’s summer learning programs and summer reading challenge. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.”

A “Design It, Build It” science session will be held 10 a.m. June 21. Children ages 4-10 and their caregivers are invited to attend. No registration is required.

A program titled “Eyes of the Wild” is planned for 6 p.m. June 22. Families can meet rescued animals and hear about the beautiful creatures and habitats we share this world with. No registration is required.

Coplay: Anniversary committee will meet tonight

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

This evening, the borough’s 150th anniversary celebration committee meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St. The celebration occurs in 2019.

Also this evening, Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 convenes 7:30 p.m., usually for a workshop of sorts, on the second floor of the municipal building.


Aqua Zumba debuts for the summer at Parkway Pool 6:30 p.m. June 19 and each Monday evening thereafter.


Catasauqua: Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church to hold sale Saturday

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will be having its annual yard and bake sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 17. The event is rain or shine.

There will be a wide variety of merchandise, and all of the delicious baked goods are made by the members.

Food and refreshments also will be available.


Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association’s Biery House, 8 Race St. will be open 1-4 p.m. June 18. There will be a PowerPoint presentation and discussion titled “Architecture of Catasauqua’s Historic Homes.”

Parking is at Deily Coal Yard, 5 Union St.


Monday, June 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns


• St. John’s Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the social hall of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton

• Christ United Church of Christ, Little Moore, Vacation Bible School (VBS), 6:15-8:15 p.m., at 913 S. Mink Road, Danielsville. VBS continues until June 16. Information and registration: 610-837-3526

• Poetry reading and book signing by Gail Zimmerman Thomas, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339


Catasauqua library: ‘Build a Better World:’ Summer reading at Public Library of Catasauqua offers children both knowledge and inspiration

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

This year, the Public Library of Catasauqua’s summer reading programs are all about the many ways you can have fun while you “Build A Better World.” Each week, 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, summer readers ages 4 through grade 12 will have the opportunity to learn something new about the world we live in and even what’s beyond it!

Parents may register their children now.

June 13: Make the world more beautiful with members of the Catasauqua Garden Club, and plant a flower to take home.

June 20: Be a space explorer. Learn about the moon with Professor Gary Becker.

Northampton: Historical society, Quota plan spring sales

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Historical Society will be having its annual spring garage sale in conjunction with the Quota Club of Northampton. Both sales will be held 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 10.

The society’s sale will be held at the station. Donations from the public for the sale can be dropped off 6-8 p.m. June 8 and 9.

There is no rain date for this event.

For information, call 610-851-0154 or 610-262-8198.

Quota Club’s sale will be held at Canal Park. The rain date is June 11.

Catasauqua: St. Paul’s welcomes Debra Hessinger as new day care director

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to its new child care center director, Debra Hessinger, effective May 30.

Hessinger comes to St. Paul’s from The Goddard School, where she recently worked in marketing and has directed one of its centers in the past.