Catasauqua Press

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Public Library of Catasauqua: Catasauqua joins library cooperative

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Public Library of Catasauqua just got a whole lot bigger. As a member of the Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative (LCLC), the Public Library of Catasauqua is now able to share resources, including more than 500,000 library materials.

The LCLC libraries include Catasauqua, Whitehall, Coplay, Emmaus, Lower Macungie, Parkland, Slatington, Dimmick, Lehighton, Palmerton and Southern Lehigh.

The LCLC will issue all patrons one library card to be used at all locations. Patrons will be able to use their library card at any of the 11 partnering libraries.

Happenings

Monday, January 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 14

• Last day to drop off food, toiletry items and household paper products for the North Catasauqua small Town USA drive. The drop-off bin is in the main vestibule at North Catasauqua Borough Hall, 1066 Fourth St.

• Adult Children of Alcoholics meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Moorestown. The group meets every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Information: 610-759-7363

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.

Coplay: Borough hall is busy with nighttime meetings

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

There are meetings happening tonight, Jan. 10, in borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

The library board meets 7 p.m.

Explorer Scouts of Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 meet 7:30 p.m. on the second floor.

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Borough public works personnel will pick up discarded Christmas trees Jan. 11.

The final tree pickup will be Jan. 18.

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St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold a roast beef dinner, including sides and dessert, 4-6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in the social hall.

The public is invited.

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Catasauqua: Community thrift shop sale continues

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will be having a half-price sale on everything through Jan. 12.

Normal business 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 used, clean clothing are gratefully accepted during store operation hours.

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

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The Catty Club, 226 Pine St., is having a LuLaRoe bingo Jan. 26. The doors open noon, and bingo starts 1 p.m.

Taking a ride on N&B Railroad

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this fourth column, Mike Bednar, local railroad historian, is over at the old Northampton-Bath Railroad yard in Northampton. The N&B was incorporated in 1902. It was a major carrier of cement from the Atlas Portland Cement Company, the largest in the world.

The rail yard was named Navarro in honor of Jose Navarro, the founder of the Atlas. The railroad extended 8 miles to Bath, where they could transfer cars to the Lehigh New England and Delaware Lackawanna and Western railroads.

Northampton: Local author’s work included in Golden Globes gift bags

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Congratulations to Northampton-based writer Suzanne Mattaboni, whose short story was included in an anthology that was placed in gift bags to 50 nominees and presenters of the Jan. 6 Golden Globes.

Mattaboni’s piece, “Dawning,” is a coming-of-age story aimed at young women struggling to establish adult careers. The story was nominated for a Pushcart Prize earlier this year. The anthology is available from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Kindle, Book Soup, IndieBound.org and directly from Running Wild Press.

North Catasauqua: Senior group to meet Jan. 23

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The first 2019 meeting of Catty Seniors Plus will be 1 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St. Doors open noon.

The new officers are Dorothy Vassa, president; Tom Zeth, vice president; Doris Miller, treasurer; and Barbara Perdick, secretary. Joe Vassa is program chairperson.

The speaker this month is Sandra Bordner, a Catasauqua resident, from Keller-Williams. She was very helpful in planning the club’s 2018 Christmas party.

Refreshments will include coffee and doughnuts to celebrate the new year.

Happenings

Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 7

• Half-price sale, during regular business hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until Jan. 12.

• Adult Children of Alcoholics meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Moorestown. The group meets every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Information: 610-759-7363

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Northampton: AARP to meet Jan. 9

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Jan. 9 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Larry Oberly and Edward Pany, local historians, will speak about the origins of the Borough of Northampton.

Refreshments will be provided.

Those interested in trips are asked to call Sharon at 610-262-9182.

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St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. Jan. 14 in the church’s social hall, 1434 Newport Ave.

If Northampton schools are delayed or closed due to snow, the meeting will be Jan. 21.

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Coplay: Borough to pick up Christmas trees

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The borough will pick up Christmas trees Jan. 4, 11 and 18.

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Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s food bank, housed in the basement of borough hall, will be open to residents 8:30-10 a.m. Jan. 8.

Proof of residency is required.

The association is asking for food donations to fill the shelves at the pantry, noting there are no food drives during the winter.

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Borough council will hold a workshop meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 8 to set the agenda for the Jan. 15 meeting.

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