Catasauqua Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Northampton: Paw Prints event planned for June 2

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The annual Paw Prints on the Canal event will take place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 2 at Canal Street Park.

Bring your pet out for a great day!

Many vendors will be represented.

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Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering for the 2019-20 school year.

The 2-year-old play group class meets 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.

Remembering: Impact of war on Bath Borough

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I am in the new Bath Museum looking at the impact of World War II on Bath — the year, 1940.

Our economy was slowly improving. We were optimistic. We hoped the Great Depression was in the past.

In 1940, war raged in Europe; Japan threatened the peace in Asia. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941, thrust us into a world war, one we attempted to avoid. Now, our factories, farms and citizens mobilized for the war.

Happenings

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

MAY 28

• Adult coloring club event, 11 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Tai Chi exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Active Community Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 1-2 p.m. Fridays until June 28. Information and cost: 610-437-3700

• Quilting and sewing event, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

Coplay: Tire drop-off event is May 25

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The borough’s annual tire drop-off will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 25 in the lower lot at Coplay Parkway, rain or shine.

There is no fee. The annual project permits six tires per household. Proof of borough residence is required.

Accepted will be tires from cars, pickup trucks, vans and SUVs. Tires from large trucks, motorcycles and bicycles will not be accepted.

Public works personnel will assist residents.

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The borough office and public works department will be closed May 27 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Catasauqua: Don’t miss the next spring concert scheduled for May 24

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The spring and summer music concerts have begun!

April Mae & the June Bugs will perform 7-10 p.m. May 24 at the Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St.

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Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 announces the following Memorial Day services, May 27:

• 10 a.m. — Fairview Cemetery, 2584 Lehigh St., Whitehall

• 10:15 a.m. — Pine Street Bridge

• 10:30 a.m. — North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

• 10:45 a.m. — St. Mary’s cemetery

• 11 a.m. — American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., Catasauqua

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Northampton: Annual Wynnewood Estates yard sale is planned for May 25

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The 28th annual Wynnewood Estates garage/yard sale is set for 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 25.

There will be more than 50 families participating in the sale.

Travel east on 10th Street from Main Street. Turn left onto Atlas Lane and continue to Buckingham Drive.

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Harlow Hair & Beauty, 1774 Main St., will hold a cut-a-thon 11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 2 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Stylist Jess has been giving back to Make-A-Wish for 10 years. In 2005, her 2-year-old daughter, Olivia, was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Happenings

Monday, May 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

MAY 20

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Good Vibrations Chorus practice, 9:30-11 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

• Cards and games, 11:30 a.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

North Catasauqua: Seniors group meets May 22

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Catty Seniors Plus will meet 1 p.m. May 22 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St. Doors open noon. There will be desserts and bingo.

The organization will give back to the community and honor fallen veterans by paying for the flowers being planted at the Catasauqua American Legion for Memorial Day. The group would like to recognize John and Marge Druckenmiller, who took on the task.

A bus trip to Sight and Sound Theatre, Lancaster, is planned for Nov. 12 to see “The Miracle of Christmas,” with lunch at the Hershey Farms Grand Smorgasbord.

Cement is big business in Bath

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this fifth column, I am continuing my visit to the Bath Museum, recalling 200 years of local history.

In our last column, we remember when the cement industry had a great impact on the Lehigh Valley. In 1926, the Penn Allen, Pennsylvania Cement merged with a Tennessee company and changed their name to Penn Dixie Cement. They would now have three plants in the area, Nos. 4, 5 and 6.