Catasauqua Press

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North Catasauqua: Senior group forms, old organization disbands

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Residents of North Catasauqua and Catasauqua surrounding communities are being invited to join a newly formed seniors organization called Catty Seniors Plus. The group will hold an organizational meeting 1 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Jednota Club, 1223 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.

Residents 55 and older are welcome to come.

Officers elected at the St. John Fisher seniors meeting in November will preside over the meeting to organize the new group. The St. John Fisher group disbanded Dec. 31, 2016.

Happenings

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 12

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

• Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 meeting, noon (doors open), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Those planning to attend are reminded to bring a baked good. In case of bad weather and Northampton schools are closed, there will be no meeting.

• Coplay Public Library Board of Directors meeting, 7 p.m., in council chambers at Coplay Borough Hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

Catasauqua: Health talk starts Jan. 19 at Hartzell’s

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by The Press in Columns

At 6 p.m. Jan. 19, Hartzell’s Pharmacy is presenting its first program in a planned series of “Health Talks” at Public Library of Catasauqua, Third and Bridge streets. This first program is on diabetes and includes free blood pressure screenings by Hartzell’s staff.

There also will be diabetic-friendly refreshments.

Preregistration is appreciated but not required.

Call 610-264-4151 for more information or questions.

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Happenings

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 5

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

• AARP Chapter 3115 meeting, noon, at American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St. Bring a nonperishable item for the food bank. Information: 610-395-2820

• Lehigh Valley Pops Orchestra practice, 9-10:30 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Free. Information: 610-437-3700

• Knit and chat, 9-11 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Free. Information: 610-437-3700

Coplay: Two more Christmas tree pickups set

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by The Press in Columns

With the holidays over, the borough’s public works crew will be picking up discarded Christmas trees Jan. 6 and 13.

Residents should place the tree at the same place they put household refuse on collection day.

The trend of getting an artificial tree instead of a real tree continues, as evidenced by the smaller number of trees being tossed out after the holidays.

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The recent Community Plaza dance fundraiser held at the American Club of Coplay pavilion was a sellout. The proceeds will go toward the continued development of the Second and Chestnut streets plaza.

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s will host bingo

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Bingo will be held at Annunciation BVM (St. Mary’s Parish Center), Second and Union streets, 1 p.m. Jan. 8. Get your friends together for an afternoon of fellowship, fun and good food!

The kitchen will open 11:30 a.m. for sit-in or take-out meals.

The event is sponsored by Assembled Men of St. Mary’s.

For more information, call 610-264-0332.

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Northampton: Friendly Fifties will meet Jan. 9

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. Jan. 9 in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave. Christina Acosta, from Senior Life, will speak.

If Northampton schools are delayed or closed, the meeting is canceled.

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Registration for children’s winter classes at Northampton Area Public Library begins Jan. 9. Classes are for ages 10 months to fifth grade and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Catasauqua: YMCA offers many activities

Thursday, December 29, 2016 by The Press in Columns

The new year offers a lot of exciting things at Suburban North Family YMCA, 880 Walnut St. New this year, they are collaborating with Wildlands Conservancy and will offer fun and educational programs. The first program to be held is family snowshoeing. If snow is provided by Mother Nature, the YMCA then will provide you with equipment and instruction for a one-hour winter wonderland trek! You can register as a family, couple or individual.

Happenings

Thursday, December 29, 2016 by The Press in Columns

DEC. 29

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

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

• Lehigh Valley Pops Orchestra practice, 9-10:30 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Free. Information: 610-437-3700

• Knit and chat, 9-11 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Free. Information: 610-437-3700

‘The Dragon’ era ends in 1983

Thursday, December 29, 2016 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

In looking through my endless volumes of cement history, I found a photograph that will bring back memories to our loyal readers.

This is a flashback to the famous Dragon Cement Company. The plant anchored the former village of Siegfried, now Northampton’s first ward. What an era it was!

At one time, you were in walking distance to the Atlas Portland Cement Company Plants 2, 3 and 4, Whitehall Cement, Dragon, Coplay, Lehigh Portland in West Coplay, Giant, Egypt and Lehigh Portland in Ormrod. Thousands of men and women supported their families by working at the plants.