Catasauqua Press

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Catasauqua: Arbor Day event planned

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Shade Tree Commission invites the public to attend its annual Arbor Day celebration 10 a.m. Saturday at Catasauqua Park, Church and St. John streets.

The celebration will be held in the large pavilion next to the pool. Trees will be dedicated to individuals who have made a difference in the community.

There is plenty of free parking in the main parking lot.

This program is an annual public service program of the borough by the Shade Tree Commission and the mayor.

Refreshments will be served.

Amish men came to Weaversville

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this continuing series, Mr. John McDevitt, former assistant farm manager of the Allentown State Hospital Farm in Weaversville, continues his recollections from his days at the landmark farm. John recalls:

Speaking of the Northampton and Bath Railroad, the farm used to receive freight car loads of peanut hulls (shells) used for livestock bedding.

How many even remember the railroad? There was also a railroad siding to the west of the crossing.

Northampton: Library plans kids’ activities

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Sign-ups for Children’s Book Week and Screen Free Week programs at Northampton Area Public Library are underway.

A block party will be held 10 a.m. April 18 and 19. The program is recommended for preschoolers ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult. Children can play and build with the library’s block collection, as well as strengthen vocabulary, problem-solving abilities, reading readiness and social skills. Registration is not required.

Hanover Column Kiwanis offers support for kids

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Kiwanis Club of Allentown Northeast meets noon Wednesdays, except the last Wednesday, when they meet 5:15 p.m., at Denny’s Restaurant, Catasauqua Road, Hanover Township.

If you are interested in learning about the wonderful service projects this organization does for children, visitors are always welcome to attend the meetings.

Contact Cathy at 610-776-8270 for further information.

Catasauqua: Friends of GTH to meet April 18

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Friends of the George Taylor House will hold a meeting 7 p.m. April 18 at Pies On Pizza, 102 Pine St.

Up for discussion will be planning for opening day and the Independence Day celebration.


The Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St., will present a community interest program titled “Landlord Tenant Issues” 6 p.m. April 20 at the library.

The speaker will be Lori Molloy, an attorney with North Penn Legal Services.

For more information, call 610-264-4151.


Coplay: Recreation & Welfare egg hunt is set for Saturday

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Hundreds of brightly colored plastic eggs filled with jelly beans will cover the spacious green lawn Saturday of St. Peter’s Catholic Church grounds, Fifth Center streets, as Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association holds its community Easter egg hunt for borough children — a tradition spanning more than six decades.

The event begins promptly at 1 p.m. with the siren of the police vehicle, as swarms of children scamper for the plastic eggs, some with numbers to denote prize eggs.


Monday, April 10, 2017 by The Press in Columns


• St. John’s Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton. Singer Glen Kakowski will entertain.

• Northampton Strings Showcase, a performance by orchestra students in fourth through 12th grades, 7:30 p.m., in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave.


• Ladies’ study group of “John Chapter Fifteen” by Rick Warren, 9:30 a.m., at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville