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Monday, June 5, 2017 by The Press in Columns


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


• Catasauqua Garden Club meeting, 1 p.m., at Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua

• Indianland Garden Club presentation of “Container Gardening Made Easy,” 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Registration: 610-262-7537


• Storytime and crafts, 11 a.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

North Catasauqua: Community yard sale, flea market set for June 10

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The seventh annual North Catasauqua community yard sale and flea market will be held 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 10 at North Catasauqua Park, 701 Grove St.

Ten-foot-by-10-foot spaces are available for a cost. You must bring your own table. Set up is 6:30-7:30 a.m., and departure is by 3 p.m. The deadline to sign up for a spot is June 8.

Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase.

The event is sponsored by North Catasauqua We Sing Community Chorus.

For further information, call 610-264-1225 or email northcatawe-


Catasauqua: Mary Todd Lincoln to visit GTH June 4

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Columns

At the George Taylor House, Poplar and Lehigh streets, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 4, there will be a quilt show featuring new and historic quilts. You also will get a chance to meet Mary Todd Lincoln!

Enjoy light refreshments, house tours, snacks, re-enactors, speakers, interactive programs for kids and adults and more the first Sunday of most months.


Digging out from a snowstorm

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I am continuing to look back at the old Allentown State Hospital Farm in Weaversville. The farm closed in 1981 after 61 years of operation. One of the early employees was the late Mr. Harold Yohn of Weaversville. Harold’s father also worked on the farm and resided in a state farmhouse.

Harold recalled, “I was later hired to work on the farm for $27.50 for a two-week period during the Depression. The crops raised on the farm were of top quality. All the produce, milk and fruit was sent to the state hospitals.

Northampton: Wear orange June 2 in recognition of gun violence awareness

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed June 2 as Gun Violence Awareness Day in the borough. He encourages residents to wear something orange — a shirt, scarf, tie, hat, etc. — or tie orange ribbons on trees to remember and honor victims of gun violence.


Northampton Area Public Library’s Family Fun Day will be held 9 a.m.-noon June 3. Enjoy sand art, face painting and more. The summer learning program registration begins for all ages at this event.


Monday, May 29, 2017 by The Press in Columns

MAY 30

• Luncheon program on Coplay-Northampton Bridge replacement and Catasauqua Iron Works project, 11:30 a.m.-noon (registration) and noon-1 p.m. (program), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Information, registration and cost:


• Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica, 11 a.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

Hanover Township: St. Andrew’s Episcopal hosts pork barbecue dinner

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The public is invited and encouraged to take a night off from cooking and enjoy a deliscious pork barbecue dinner at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.

The dinner will be held in the church’s handicapped-accessible parish hall 5-7 p.m. June 1.

Children 3 years of age and younger eat free. Call 610-865-3603 for ticket information.

Rita’s Italian Ice and beverages will also be served.

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

Northampton: Balance, fall prevention screening set for today

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by The Press in Columns

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, will host a free balance and fall prevention screening 10 a.m.-noon today, May 25, at his borough office, 2030 Center St. It is conducted by Good Shepherd Physical Therapy. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 1-888-447-3422.

“As people age, their risk of falling increases,” Mako said. “When a person falls, it can result in sprains, broken bones and other health issues. By preventing falls through increasing a person’s balance, health care costs decrease and independence increases.”