Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Monday, November 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

NOV. 13

• Come Write In, 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. This event will be held every Monday for the month of November.

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

• Woman’s Club of Whitehall meeting, 7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua

NOV. 14

• Intro to A to Z World Food database demonstration, 6 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

Coplay: Annual coat drive has begun

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns

For the ninth year, Warmth for a Friend is reaching out to the community to donate coats, sweaters, gloves, scarves and hats, along with other types of winter wear, for those in need.

Drop-off locations are available Nov. 5-Dec. 9 at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., and St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 3024 Ruch St., Stiles.

Please put all your donations in plastic bags to make it easier for pickup and distribution.


Catasauqua: Ensemble festival is planned

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, Second and Pine streets, will be holding an ensemble festival 4 p.m. Nov. 12. All are invited.

The presentation, featured by American Guild of Organists, Lehigh chapter, will include piano, organ, choir, bells, horns, guitars and instruments that can be used in worship.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Bob Richelderfer at 610-262-0443.


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, is sponsoring a gift card bingo 2 p.m. Nov. 12. Doors open 12:30 p.m. with food available for purchase.

Northampton: Veterans Day events planned

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Joint Veterans will present a Veterans Day service 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the memorial plaza, 14th Street and Washington and Dewey avenues. Members of Fred A. Snyder American Legion Post 353, Catholic War Veterans Post 454 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 will preside. All are invited to attend.


Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 will hold a veteran appreciation night Nov. 11 at the post home, Main Street and Laubach Avenue. Doors open 7 p.m.

Coplay: Remember to vote

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The polls will be open Nov. 7 for the municipal election. The polling places in the borough are at Commitment to Family & Community on Cherry Street and St. John’s Lutheran Church on South Third Street. Council seats and the mayor’s office are on the ballot.


Reminder: Coplay Sports Inc. will meet 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at its quarters off Sixth Street. The upcoming basketball program and cheerleading will be on the agenda.


Catasauqua: Lehigh Valley Decorative Painters to host Nov. 5 art auction

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Lehigh Valley Decorative Painters group will present its 26th annual art auction Nov. 5 at Sheckler Elementary School, 14th Street. Preview time is 1 p.m., and bidding time is 2 p.m.

Once a year, LVDP’s artists get together to have an auction of their hand-painted items, all unique and one of a kind.

Tickets for a pre-lit Christmas tree filled with painted ornaments will also be available. All ornaments are hand-painted by the members.

For more information, call Bernice at 610-837-3854 or Rosalie at 610-261-0867.


Northampton: Tucker’s Toy Run set for Nov. 4

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The seventh annual Tucker’s Toy Run will be held Nov. 4 at Tri-Boro Sportsmen Club, 21st and Canal streets. This ride honors the life and memory of Tucker Stuart, who died in 2011 in a motorcycle accident.

Those planning to participate should arrive 11 a.m. The ride will begin noon. It will leave the parking lot at Tri-Boro and travel to St. Luke’s Hospital, Fountain Hill, where gifts will be given to children in the pediatric unit as well as other children in the Lehigh Valley.

Rain date is Nov. 5.

The event will also include a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle.

American Legion gets new home, new name

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

When I drive past the American Legion posts in Northampton, Coplay, Catasauqua and Fullerton, I “remember” the Dough Boys returning home from France after World War I.

The American Legion was incorporated by an act of Congress in 1919. Its purpose was to foster Americanism, uphold the Constitution, preserve the memories of the World War I veterans and promote good citizenship — worthy goals indeed!

North Catasauqua: Catty Seniors Plus meets early

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Catty Seniors Plus will meet Nov. 15, earlier in the month than normal, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The speaker this month is Inge Mattel, a clinical nurse liaison. She will be speaking on winter health. Doors open noon, with the program beginning 1 p.m., at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St.

Meetings are open to everyone 55 years or older.

Members are collecting items for Catasauqua Food Bank.

A sign-up sheet will be available for Catasauqua Lions Club’s annual dinner in December and/or the Catty Seniors Plus Christmas party.


Monday, October 30, 2017 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 30

• Scary stories told by members of Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, 6 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Community Days committee meeting, 7 p.m., in council chambers of Coplay Borough Hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

OCT. 31

• Trunk or treat, 5:30-8:30 p.m., at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville. Information: Brian Dungan at

• Allen Township trick or treat, 6-8 p.m., around the township

• Northampton trick or treat, 6-8 p.m., around the borough