Catasauqua Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Catasauqua: Yard sale planned

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The South Catasauqua annual neighborhood yard sale will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17 and 18, rain or shine. It will be held at locations south of Race Street up to and including Circle Drive.

Questions can be directed to Eugenia at 610-264-2018 or


The Morning Glories of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will meet 10 a.m. May 20.

The September murder mystery details will be finalized.

For more information, call 610-264-2641.


Northampton: Car show to be held May 18 at Canal Street Park

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Wheels on the Canal will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18 at Canal Street Park. Rain date is May 19.

The event includes a craft and vendor fair. Proceeds benefit Mission 22 and Blue Star Mothers.

For more information, email or visit the Facebook page, Wheels on the Canal.


Mayor Thomas D. Reenock has proclaimed May 18 as LafargeHolcim Cement Plant Day to “acknowledge and honor the administration and staff for 120 years of operation.”

A celebration will be held noon-4 p.m. May 18 at the plant, 5160 Main St., Cementon.

Coplay: Coplay’s 150th anniversary parade is set for May 18

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns

With expectations the weather will cooperate, the 150th anniversary parade will step off 1 p.m. May 18.

The parade begins at the corner of Ninth and Chestnut streets. The route will proceed down Chestnut Street, take a right onto Second Street, to Hokendauqua Street and up to Fifth Street.

The bands, floats and other participants are to be at the staging area by 12:30 p.m.

Taking part in the parade are musical groups, law enforcement personnel, churches and borough organizations.



Monday, May 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

MAY 13

• Registration begins for summer reading programs, which will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays from June 18 to July 30 at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. Registration: at the library; information: 610-264-4151

• Blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Appointments: Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061 or

• Arts and crafts event, 9-11:30 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

Northampton: Scouts plan dinner, rummage sale

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Boy Scout Troop 93 will hold a rummage sale 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 10 and 9 a.m.-noon May 11 in the parking lot of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 1856 Lincoln Ave.

Those planning to attend can pay what they think is a fair price for the items they wish to buy. All unsold items will then be donated to Purple Heart Veterans Fund.

The troop will hold a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. May 11 in the social hall of the church.

There is a cost. Children ages 6 and under eat for free. Proceeds benefit the troop.


Catasauqua: Group schedules May 10 event

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Petals and Pearls event, sponsored by Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association, will take place 7 p.m. May 10 at the Biery House, 8 Race St.

Make a pair of pearl earrings and a small flower arrangement to take home.

The event is BYOB, but light refreshments will be available.

There will be a reservation fee at the door.

Parking is at the Deily Coal Yard, 5 Union St.

To make a reservation or for more information, call 610-264-9716 or 610-231-0603.


Public Library of Catasauqua: Library to help Holy Trinity with yard sale fundraiser

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The board of trustees and the staff of the Public Library of Catasauqua are very pleased to announce that we will be working with Pastor Brian Riedy and the parishioners of Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church on the annual yard sale, which is scheduled for 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. June 1.


Monday, May 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns


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

• Line dance class, 1:45-3:15 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. The classes will continue Mondays until July 1. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Pinochle game, 7 p.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700


Borough residents see battle action

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this fourth column, I continue to explore the history of Bath. The historical roots of the borough go back to 1737.

In 1861, the Civil War divided the country. The North responded to President Lincoln’s call and rallied to preserve the union. Fifty-six men from Bath served in the Grand Army of the Republic.

They served in the Pennsylvania 153 Regiment. The men saw action at the Battle of Chancellorsville and the monumental Battle of Gettysburg.