Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Northampton: Library has solar eclipse viewing glasses

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Be ready for the solar eclipse Aug. 21 with your free solar eclipse viewing glasses from the Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave.

Glasses are available one per person, and quantities are limited. They are made possible by STAR_net.

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Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 hosts polkas and button box music 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Friday night at the Post home, Main Street and Laubach Avenue. Doors open 6:30 p.m.

DJ Flip Side will entertain with oldies music 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

Coplay: Parkway Pool plans family event tonight

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

There is a family splash and dance night this evening, Aug. 17, at the borough’s Parkway Pool. Freddie Frederick Jr. will host the party with music and games from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The previous event was shortened when a storm rolled in.

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Munchkin Music with Miss Deb is 4 p.m. today, Aug. 17, at Coplay Public Library, Fifth and Center streets.

Also, Wildlands Conservancy will visit the library 11 a.m. Aug. 19.

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Happenings

Monday, August 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 14

• “FIT-tastic” summer camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. The camp will continue until Aug. 18. Registration: camprhythmo.org

• Beading club meeting (for teens and adults), 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Drum-along with June Walker, 7 p.m., at Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township

AUG. 15

• Disney storytime, 12:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

North Catasauqua Column Three concerts planned at park

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Upcoming band performances at the North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St., are:

• The Clap, 7 p.m. Aug. 11

• Caribbean Steel Rhythms, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 18

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The We Sing Community Chorus is planning a summer concert at the North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park. The evening performance will be Aug. 23. The time of the performance will be announced soon.

Refreshments will be served by the chorus and, weather permitting, the evening sky will be lit with Chinese lanterns.

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Indian Trail Park: long-ago summers

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today I return to the old Indian Trail Park in Pennsville. The year is 1947. My father had just purchased his first post-war automobile: a 1947 Plymouth. We drove to the park on a sunny summer Sunday to enjoy the day.

Back in the Revolutionary War era, an old grist mill, which ground wheat, oats and corn, was still on site but no longer in operation. Community groups attempted to preserve the old mill, but their efforts were unsuccessful.

Coplay: Sign up for IRT’s 10K event

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

There is still time to sign up for the 16th annual Ironton Rail Trail 10K run/walk, beginning 8 a.m. Aug. 26 at Saylor Park. The event is a major IRT fundraiser.

Further information is available by calling 610-405-1025.

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With schools opening shortly, Whitehall-Coplay School District will maintain the same bus stops in the borough as in the past, with locations on Chestnut, Second and Fourth streets.

Borough police patrols will keep a watchful eye when the youngsters leave for school in the morning and return in the afternoon.

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s taking orders for dinner

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., is currently selling advanced tickets for its drive- thru chicken dinner. The meal will include half of a chicken, corn on the cob, baked potato, cole slaw and roll — all prepared by Fairview Catering.

Pickup will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

All you have to do is drive up Union Street (from Front Street), stop at the parking lot and hand in your ticket — and a volunteer will hand you your dinner!

Northampton: Library creates teen escape room

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Public Library will host a Harry Potter-themed teen escape room 6 p.m. Aug. 11. Participants will use elements of the room, solve the puzzles and escape Azkaban.

Registration is required.

Friends of Northampton Area Public Library will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser 4:30-6:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at Gin Mill and Grille, 1750 Main St.

Dinner includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad and a roll.

The event also includes 50/50 and gift card raffles and a bake sale.

Tickets can be purchased at the library’s help desk.

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Happenings

Monday, August 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 7

• Camp Rhythmo one-week musical theater workshop (for grades 1-8), 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. The performance of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” will be presented 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11. Registration: camprhythmo.org; information: 866-430-0810 or infor@camprhythmo.org

• Beading club meeting (for teens and adults), 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

AUG. 8

Public Library of Catasauqua: Catasauqua library is awarded Trexler grant

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Funding to pay for audio-visual technology installation in community auditorium

Through the generosity of the Trustees of the Harry C. Trexler Trust, the Public Library of Catasauqua is now in the process of installing audio-visual equipment in the upstairs auditorium. This equipment will enable the library to present educational and recreational presentations on subjects of interest to our patrons and to the community generally.

With that in mind, plans are being made to welcome nonprofit organizations who wish to reach our service population. We look forward to being able to welcome large audiences for civic-minded programs.