Catasauqua Press

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Coplay: Street sweeping starts today

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

A street sweeper will come through the borough today, May 17, and tomorrow, May 18, to sweep all the streets. No alleys will be swept.

Signs prohibiting parking are posted along the route. Violators risk a ticket or towing if the vehicles are not moved during the street-sweeping hours.

The May 17 schedule includes Front, Third, Fifth, Cherry, Seventh, Ninth, 11th, 13th, Chestnut, Keefer, Maple, Oak and Center streets and Center Circle.

Happenings

Monday, May 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

MAY 14

• Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the social hall of St. John’s Ukrainian Baptist Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton

• Miller-Keystone Blood Center blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Information or to set up an appointment: Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061 or judyae@ptd.net

MAY 15

• Opening of Northampton Borough Farmers Market, 3-6:30 p.m., at Municipal Park, Laubach Avenue and Smith Lane. The farmers market will continue every Tuesday through Sept. 11.

Catasauqua: Catasauqua Garden Club hosts annual plant sale

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Garden Club’s annual plant sale is scheduled for May 12 at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. The sale will run 9 a.m.-noon, as long as there are still plants available.

In addition, Will Schultz, who built a John Smith 26-note universal street organ, will be available to entertain and discuss his iconic street organ.

Penn State soil test kits will also be available for purchase.

Come out early for the best plant selections!

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Coplay: Library meeting is 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay Public Library board meets 7 p.m. tonight, May 10, in council chambers at the Fourth Street borough hall. The public is invited to attend.

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Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be held 11 a.m. each Thursday morning throughout May at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

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St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third. St., will be hosting a congregational/community dinner 4-6 p.m. May 12. The dinner will feature shepherd’s pie.

The church will also present carnations to all mothers at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Mother’s Day, May 13.

Northampton: Good Shepherd students to perform for Friendly Fifties

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. May 14 in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Good Shepherd Catholic School students will entertain.

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Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering children for the 2018-19 school year.

The 2-year-old playgroup class meets 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.

Public Library of Catasauqua: Library lists litany of happenings during month of May

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

What do summer reading registration, a plant and bake sale, a family movie, rare books and a presentation on container gardening have in common? They are all happening at the library in the month of May.

We promise you that children from age 4 through high school will enjoy all seven of our summer reading programs, which have been carefully selected to appeal to all ages. Program details are on our Facebook page at Catty Library, or get to it from our website, catasauquapl.org. Register now!

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Happenings

Monday, May 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

MAY 8

• Plant sale and auction hosted by Indianland Garden Club, 6-9 p.m. (cash-and-carry sale with auction begins 7 p.m.), at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville. Information: Doris at 610-657-0864

• Elementary band concert, 7 p.m., at Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave.

• Spring band concert, 7 p.m., in the auditorium of Catasauqua Middle School, 850 Pine St.

• Cash bingo, 7 p.m., at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Information and cost: fire company at 610-317-0808

MAY 9

Catasauqua: Club hosts brunch

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its last breakfast brunch of the season Mother’s Day, May 13.

There will be two seatings, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

The menu includes eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, crepes, French toast, potatoes, soup, fruit cup and drinks. Eggs Benedict and omelets made to order are also on the menu.

Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the club at 610-264-1771.

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There will be a meet-and-greet movie night with the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks May 18 at Bethany Church, 429 Walnut St.

Revisiting Christmas 1941

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

I found a 1941 copy of the Cement News, a weekly newspaper serving Northampton, Coplay, Catasauqua, Cementon and the Cement Belt.

On Christmas 1941, we were a nation at war. The Cement News edition was a mixture of both Christmas news and alarm. We had traditional greetings from our local businessmen, Northampton Lumber, Roth Brothers, Northampton and Howertown dairies, Lentz Motors, Lahovski the tailor and many others. They are all gone — just local memories.

Northampton: AARP members will meet May 9

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

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

Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.

Those interested in trips are encouraged to call Sharon at 610-252-9182.

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St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. May 14 in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Good Shepherd Catholic School students will entertain.

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Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering children for the 2018-19 school year.