Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Catasauqua: YMCA to host memorial race

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Suburban North Family YMCA is sponsoring the third annual Debbie Linton Memorial 5K Oct. 13.

Registration will start 9 a.m., with the race starting 10 a.m.

As a tribute to Linton, the scenic course will start and end at Alumni Field. A celebration picnic will immediately follow at the YMCA.

Medals will be awarded to the top three in each age category.

Sponsorship levels are available.

The goal is to remember and capture the energy of Linton and others who fought, or continue to fight, a brave battle against breast cancer.

Happenings

Monday, October 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 8

• Woman’s Club of Whitehall meeting, 7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Bring an apron for a painting project and kid-friendly soups for Snack Pack Pals.

OCT. 9

• Walk This Way to Better Health community walking program (introduced by East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department), 10-11 a.m., at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane. The program will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays. To participate: Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306

Catasauqua: Borough presents Fest O’ Fall Oct. 6

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association is sponsoring the 13th annual Fest O’ Fall celebration noon-5 p.m. Oct. 6, with a rain date of noon-5 p.m. Oct. 7.

Activities will be held at Biery House, 8 Race St., and George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets.

Family activities include a hay ride, kids’ crafts, face and rock painting, games, an obstacle course and more. You can make a scarecrow or purchase a kit to make one at home. You can also make a bird house to take home.

Slovak heritage in area

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

A few months ago, I wrote a series on Austrian immigrants who came to America for opportunity and a new life in a new country. Another large migration from the old Austria-Hungarian empire were people of Slovak origin. Many settled in Northampton, Cementon, Egypt, Coplay and Catasauqua.

My mother, a Slovak, also made the long journey to the United States and settled in Northampton. She was very proud of her heritage. I wonder how many of their descendants can converse in their native tongue.

North Catasauqua: Autumnfest set for Oct. 13 in N. Catty

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Don’t forget, the 12th annual Best of North Catasauqua Autumnfest will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13 at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

While the event has been held on Sundays in the past, this year’s Autumnfest is on a Saturday, with a rain date of Oct. 14.

Plans include a car show, live music, children’s activities, eating contests and much more.

See story on page A1 for more details on the upcoming event.

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Coplay: Historical society plans bingo

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall Historical Preservation Society will hold a cash bingo Oct. 5 at Commitment to Family and Community, 165 Cherry St.

Doors open 5:30 p.m., and the calling starts 6:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be available.

Call 610-776-7280 for advance tickets.

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Coplay Public Library is hosting a book and bake sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 12 and 13.

There will also be a basket raffle. Winners will be drawn 4 p.m. Oct. 13.

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Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s annual Halloween parade will be 7 p.m. Oct. 16.

The rain date is Oct. 23.

Northampton: Boy Scout Troop 93 to serve spaghetti

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Boy Scout Troop 93 is having a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 6 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

In addition to the pasta meal, salad, drinks and dessert are included.

There is a cost. Children age 6 and under can eat for free.

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St. John’s Friendly Fifties group will meet 1 p.m. Oct. 8 in the St. John’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Emil Schanta will entertain.

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Oct. 10 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Happenings

Monday, October 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 2

• Walk This Way to Better Health community walking program (introduced by East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department), 10-11 a.m., at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane. The program will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays. To participate: Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306

• Creation Station Club, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moore Township. Information: 610-759-1652

Catasauqua: Opioid forum set for Sept. 27

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by The Press in Columns

There will be an open forum on the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic 6 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Catasauqua High School auditorium, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton.

The school district is partnering with state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, to offer a discussion led by a panel of recovery experts, medical personnel and individuals in recovery.

There will also be a demonstration of administering Narcan and a mock-teen bedroom display to help parents identify where children may hide drugs.

For more information about this free forum, call 610-266-1273.

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Coplay: Garden club meets Sept. 27

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Garden Club meets 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at St. John’s Lutheran Church hall, 18 S. Third St.

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The model railroad organization will meet 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 on the second floor of the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

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Trick Stacy will play at the Coplay Saengerbund pavilion, 205 S. Fifth St., Sept. 28. There is a charity fundraiser 6-10 p.m. Oct. 5.

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St. John’s is observing Harvest Home Sunday with a display in the chapel during the morning worship service Sept. 30.

The food will be distributed to those in need by Coplay’s food bank.