Catasauqua Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

Catasauqua: Gas House hosts burlesque show Feb. 16

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

House of Knight Burlesque will present “Love Stinks: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” Feb. 16 at the Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St.

Doors open 7:30 p.m., and the show starts 8 p.m.

There will be a performance by The Mysterious Magic Mike. Other performers include Jack Bewildered and DJ Turbine.

Miss China Doll will host the event, featuring Jersey G, Ms. Sassy Chassis, Satine Rouge, Trixie Deflair and Betsy Bombchelle.

There is a cost. Tickets will be available at the door but are discounted if bought online. Tips are welcomed.


Monday, February 11, 2019 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 11

• Registration is open for preschool storytime (for ages 37 months to 6 years old), to be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays from March 5 to April 30 and 1 p.m. Wednesdays from March 6 to April 10 at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. There will not be any storytimes during National Library Week, which is April 8-13. Information and registration: 610-432-4339

Northampton: Queenship group plans trip

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Queenship of Mary Cenacle is sponsoring a bus trip to see the show “Jesus” at Sight & Sound Theatre, Lancaster, May 9. The cost includes everything but the buffet luncheon at Shady Maple. Proceeds allow the Cenacle to make monthly charitable donations.

For more information, call Fran at 610-262-1663 or Rosie at 610-262-2838.


Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Feb. 13 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Northampton Press’ features in 1999

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I am reading a new publication of the Northampton Press — the year, 1999.

Some things change; some do not. The Coplay-Northampton Bridge was a feature story. After years of pleading by motorists and residents, the bridge was closed to traffic in order to have the bridge milled and the deck resurfaced with a fresh coat of blacktop. It was to be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic for four to six weeks. The bridge has detour signs on both sides in Northampton and Coplay.

Catasauqua: Salem UCC will serve soup, salad, sweets Feb. 9

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having an all-you-can-eat soup, salad and sweets event 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9.

There will be a variety of soups, salad and coleslaw, in addition to a variety of sweets. There will also be takeout available.


St. Mary’s Church is holding a take-out winter soup sale. You can choose from winter garden (a creamy soup with cauliflower, broccoli and carrots), chicken noodle, beef barley, ham and navy bean or cabbage and noodles. The available soups are sold by the quart.

Coplay: Students to be confirmed

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Alfred A. Schlert, bishop of Allentown, will celebrate the Mass of Confirmation 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., Coplay.

The sacrament will cover the parishes of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt; St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Stiles; and St. Peter, Coplay.


Coplay Borough Council meets 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in council chambers at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.


Monday, February 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 4

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

• Parent Teacher Association meeting, 7 p.m., in the all-purpose room of Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Information: Kate Latteman at or

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

Catasauqua: Preschool program planned

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Suburban North Family YMCA, 880 Walnut St., will be opening a new early childhood learning program in February. The full-day preschool program, Building Bright Stars, will be open to children ages 3-5 and will run weekdays 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

The program can serve up to 18 children. Enrollment is open now.

The YMCA offers financial assistance to help cover the cost of tuition for child care. YMCA membership is not required to enroll in the early childhood programs.

To learn more about the new program, visit or call 610-264-5221.

Coplay: Democratic club organizes for 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Edward M. Kennedy Democratic Association, aka Coplay Democratic Club, was founded in 1930 as the Woodrow Wilson Democratic Association. The membership unanimously changed the CDC name in 2006.

The CDC held its annual reorganization meeting in January. The CDC has a full slate of officers for 2019. All offices have a one-year term.

The 2019 officers are as follows:

Trustees — James Danko, Theresa Roth, Cynthia Leiner and Natalie Reichl