Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Coplay: Splash and dance event set for July 18

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Parkway Pool, 2 Keefer St., will be rocking 6:30-9 p.m. July 18 for the family splash and dance.

Contests, games and dancing are on the agenda.

Freddie Fredericks Jr. will provide the entertainment.


Don’t miss the lunar landing 50th anniversary party noon-2 p.m. July 20 at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

Highlights of the event include the showing of the moon landing, moonwalking lessons and cookie decorating.


St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold Vacation Bible School 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 22-26.

Northampton: Historical society open July 21

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors 1-4 p.m. July 21. The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329).

The station is a museum housing artifacts of Northampton and the surrounding area. This year, artifacts from businesses — past and present — of the four wards of Northampton are featured.

There is no charge to visit the museum, but donations are accepted for the upkeep of the museum. New members are also welcome.

For more information, call 610-262-8198.


Catasauqua: More bands coming to amphitheater

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Smith Compound Band will be performing 7-10 p.m. July 19 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

Ain’t Dead Yet will perform 7-10 p.m. July 20 at the amphitheater.

Don’t forget your chairs, blankets and snacks!


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Have a great week!


Monday, July 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Veterans outreach program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at state Rep. Jeanne McNeill’s office, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall. American Legion membership is not required to take advantage of this program. Information and to schedule an appointment (required): 610-266-1273

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

Remembering: Coplay Cement Company: Progress in the industry

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I am looking at a rare piece of Saylor history — a century-old booklet titled “Cimento Portland Saylor’s Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company.”

Coplay Cement decided to open an export sales office on Fifth Avenue in New York City. They decided this was necessary to continue to be competitive.

When World War I started in 1914, European cement companies curtailed exporting their cement to many customers in Latin America; as a result, United States companies filled the void.

Northampton: Museum open second, fourth Sundays through September

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, 1401 Laubach Ave., will be open for tours 1-3 p.m. July 14.

It is open the second and fourth Sundays of the month through September.


A Dip-N-Dance will be held 1-3 p.m. July 16 at Northampton Borough Municipal Pool, 1599 Laubach Ave. The pool is open for the season noon-7 p.m. daily.


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

Coplay: Trail workday scheduled for July 13

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

There will be an Ironton Rail Trail workday starting 8 a.m. July 13 at the trailhead at Quarry and Portland streets, North Whitehall Township.


Steve Brosky with Kenny Siftar and Mike Bracken will perform 6:30-9 p.m. July 17 at Coplay Community Plaza as part of the summer concert series.


The first summer family splash and dance at Coplay Parkway Pool, Second and Keefer streets, is set for 6:30-9 p.m. July 18.

It is open to all ages.

Freddie Fredericks Jr. will provide the entertainment and lead the contests and surprises.

North Catasauqua: Concert is July 24

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Emil Schanta Band performs 7-10 p.m. July 24 at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

The concert is part of the North Catasauqua Recreation Committee 2019 summer concert series.


North Catasauqua will hold an electronic recycling event 9 a.m.-noon July 27 at the North Catasauqua Borough Complex, 1460 Main St.

This event is open to North Catasauqua Borough residents only.

Cash or check only.



Monday, July 8, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Cosmic bath bombs event (for grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Anniversary celebration (recognizing Pennsylvania State Police coverage for Bath Borough), 5-6:30 p.m., at Bath Borough Hall, 121 S. Walnut St.

• Movie: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351