Catasauqua Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

Catasauqua: Fish dinner set for St. Mary’s

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s will be having a fish dinner 4-7 p.m. April 7 in the Parish Center, 122 Union St. The menu includes fried breaded Icelandic haddock, vegetable, cole slaw, stewed tomatoes, roll, dessert, beverage and choice of baked potato, cabbage and noodles or mac and cheese.

For more information, call 610-264-0332.

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The Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, Second and Pine streets, is having its annual vendor fair, flea market, craft and bake sale, as well as Chinese auction 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 8. All are welcome.

There will be breakfast and lunch service.

A Pennsylvania Dutch farm crew works the hospital farm

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In researching the Allentown State Hospital farm in Weaversville, I convinced Mr. John McDevitt, former assistant farm manager and well-known East Allen Township Fire Company member, to write his recollections of the farm. A fine gentleman, he consented, with this writer attempting to twist his arm.

Mr. McDevitt kindly wrote “My recollections of the Allentown State Hospital Farm,” by John McDevitt, with collaboration from Charles W. Miller:

Coplay: Holiday egg hunt is planned

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Easter Bunny will make a visit to Coplay on Saturday for the American Club of Coplay’s annual egg hunt. The event, set for 32 N. Third St., will begin noon for children of members.

Following the race for the brightly colored eggs, the jolly rabbit will take to the stage for pictures.

Along with the candy treats, there will be hot dogs and refreshments for the children.

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The borough’s digital speed signs, one on South Second Street and the other on Chestnut Street, will soon be back in place. The solar-powered devices were removed for the winter.

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Northampton: Borough egg hunt is Saturday

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The borough will hold its annual Easter egg hunt 11 a.m. April 8 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

Rain date is 1 p.m. April 9.

The event is open to all borough residents up to age 10. Prizes will be awarded to all participants.

No registration is necessary.

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The Northampton Area Public Library will host a program on starting seeds and other gardening tips 1 p.m. April 8. The event will be presented by the Indianland Garden Club.

HAPPENINGS

Monday, April 3, 2017 by The Press in Columns

APRIL 3

• Catasauqua Thrift Shop bag sale at the shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale continues through April 8. Everything in the store is included in the sale, unless marked otherwise. Store hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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Northampton: Last call for crabcakes at Grace UCC

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold a Lenten crabcake dinner 5-7 p.m. March 31. Chicken finger dinners also are available.

There is a cost.

Take-outs can be purchased.

For more information, call 610-262-7186.

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St Paul’s United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue, will hold a spaghetti dinner, 4-7 p.m. April 1.

The fundraiser benefits Boy Scout Troop 93.

There is a cost; however, those age 6 and under eat for free.

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Catasauqua: Thrift shop to hold bag sale April 3-8

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., is having a bag sale April 3-8. Everything in the store is included in the sale, unless marked otherwise.

Store hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Donations of good, used clean clothing are gratefully accepted during store hours.

Proceeds from the thrift shop are returned to the community through contributions that support youth and adult programs and services.

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Hanover Column St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church to host fish fry dinner April 6

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Area residents are invited to take a night off from cooking and enjoy a fish fry supper at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Allentown, in the handicapped-accessible parish hall, 5-7 p.m. April 6.

Children age 3 and under eat free.

Assorted desserts and beverages will also be served.

Come with a hearty appetite and bring your friends and neighbors.

St. Andrew’s is located at 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., on the border between Allentown and Bethlehem, two blocks south of Catasauqua Road. Turn from Pennsylvania Avenue onto Taft Street to enter the parking lot.

Coplay: Group decides on 150th activities

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by The Press in Columns

After spending months sorting out ideas for the borough’s 150th anniversary in 2019, the committee had the hard choice of whittling down the many proposed programs and projects to seven.

The celebration will begin with a community gala.

The time capsule that was buried next to the war memorial on Chestnut Street in 1969 — when the centennial celebration marked the town’s 100th birthday — will be opened.

Other events and programs include the painting of a community mural, picnic, scavenger hunt and block parties.

The event will be capped by a parade.

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HAPPENINGS

Monday, March 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

MARCH 27

• Catasauqua Thrift Shop half-price sale, at the shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale continues through April 1. Store hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

• Scrabble night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Quota Club of Northampton’s annual men’s night program, 6:30 p.m., at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Information, reservations and cost: 610-262-7828