Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Coplay: Explorer post to meet Aug. 30

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Scouts of Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 meets 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 in its second-floor quarters at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

The public is invited.

The sessions mainly involve working on layouts and the miniature trains.


Borough council convenes 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4 in council chambers at the municipal building for a workshop session.

Council will discuss and set the table for the Sept. 11 meeting, Patriot Day, where votes are taken on agenda items.

The public is invited.


Public Library of Catasauqua: The library had an event-filled summer

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Columns

As we get ready to bid goodbye to summer and we settle into the new school year, here are some highlights that took place at the Public Library of Catasauqua over the last few months.

Once again, the library invited children from Suburban North Family YMCA and St. Paul’s Child Care Center to join the library for several of our summer reading programs. In all, 184 area children participated in seven programs during the months of June and July.

Northampton: Assumption BVM plans Sept. 9 picnic

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church will hold its annual picnic Sept. 9 at Egypt Memorial Park, 4548 Main St., Egypt.

The picnic will begin with an 11 a.m. outdoor Mass.

A deejay will entertain noon-3 p.m. The Large Flowerheads will take the stage 4-7 p.m.

Other highlights of the event, which will run until 7 p.m., include children’s games, basket raffle, games of chance, ethnic foods and baked goods.


Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Sept. 12 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open 11 a.m.


Monday, August 27, 2018 by The Press in Columns

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• Lehigh Valley Planning Commission Community of Distinction award ceremony, 4-7 p.m., at Catasauqua Municipal Complex, 90 Bridge St. During the ceremony, there will also be an exhibit of the Bryden Horseshoe Works/Phoenix Forge Group history, sponsored by Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association and Phoenix Forge Group. Information: 610-231-0603 or

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

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North Catasauqua: Concert set for Sept. 7

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The final event of the season hosted by North Catasauqua Recreation Committee will be a Brian Dean Moore Band concert 7-10 p.m. Sept. 7.

This will conclude the series of free concerts at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.


Mark your calendar for the 12th annual Best of North Catasauqua Autumnfest, presented by North Catasauqua Betterment Committee, set for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13, at the North Catasauqua park. While the event has been held on a Sunday in the past, this year’s Autumnfest is on a Saturday, with a rain date of Oct. 14.

Catasauqua: GirlCrue band set to perform

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Columns

GirlCrue is coming to Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., 7-10 p.m. Aug. 24.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening.


Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., is hosting a free community picnic 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 25. The picnic will be held on the Walnut Street side. If it rains, it will be inside in the fellowship hall.

Hot dogs, snacks and desserts will be served. Come out and join in for fellowship, fun and food.


Northampton: Grace UCC will hold polkarolldies dance party Sept. 7

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Columns

A polkarolldies — polka, rock ‘n’ roll and oldies — dance will be held 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7 at Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave.

There is a cost, which covers music, food, fun and fellowship.

A cash raffle drawing will also be held.

Tickets for the dance can be purchased at the door or in advance at the church office.

For cost or other questions, call 610-262-7186.


Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1904 Main St., will have its annual basket social and flea market 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 8.

Coplay: Coplay Community Days starts

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Community Days opens its 38th annual festival Aug. 24-26 at Coplay Parkway, North Second and Keefer streets. There will be popular music acts and a large number of food stands.

The fare includes chicken paprikash, Wienerschnitzel, potato pancakes with sour cream, boom boom shrimp, halupki, roast beef sandwiches, sweet potato fries, turkey and pork barbecue, cabbage and noodles, pizza, hot dogs, burgers, fries and more.

The Party in the Park opens with a blessing 5:15 p.m. Aug. 24. Following that, the Aardvarks perform at the pavilion stage 6-10 p.m.


Monday, August 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

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• Miller-Keystone Blood Center blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Information and reservations: Judy at 610-767-5061

• Movie: “Mary Poppins” (G) (with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke), 4:30-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

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