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Happenings

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 2

• Tai Chi exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue until Feb. 23. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Half-price sale on all clothing, during store hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until Jan. 6.

• Creation Station Club (for children of all ages), 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the community room of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

More from the Cement News

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

It is May 1941. I am sitting in the kitchen reading the old Cement News. We are a nation at war, and in Pennsylvania, 12,000 people have enrolled in Pa. defense classes; some people are from our area. The State Employment Agency is referring applicants to defense training courses. The nation needs skilled workers, as the draft has taken many young men away from their jobs.

Coplay: Saengerbund plans New Year’s Eve party

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St., will hold a Silver Feier New Year’s Eve celebration 3:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Emil Schanta Band will entertain.

For more information, call 610-262-9937

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For the 3,000-plus people who call the one square mile of Coplay home, 2017 was a pretty good year.

Phase three of the Community Plaza was completed; there are only three more phases to go. Family and businesses can still contribute to the clock and a other plaza projects.

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Catasauqua: Thrift shop closed for holiday season

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will be closed through Jan. 1, 2018, for the holidays and will reopen Jan. 2, 2018.

There will be a half-price sale on all clothing Jan. 2-6, 2018. Please stop in.

The normal business hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

Donations of clean, gently used clothing are gratefully accepted during store operation hours. Proceeds from sales are returned to the community through contributions that support youth and adult programs and services.

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Northampton: AARP group plans Jan. 10 meeting

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Jan. 10, 2018, at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment will be provided. Those planning to attend are reminded to bring a baked good.

If Northampton schools are closed Jan. 10, 2018, the meeting is canceled.

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Reminder: The Northampton Borough Municipal Building will be closed Jan. 1, 2018.

Happy New Year!

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Send in your news! Email the information to tklutter@ptd.net, and I’ll include it in an upcoming column.

Happenings

Tuesday, December 26, 2017 by The Press in Columns

DEC. 26

• Coloring club (for 18 and older), 11 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• What Are You Reading Now? book club, 1 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5 p.m.), at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive

DEC. 27

• Simply Play program, 1-2 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

Catasauqua library: Tiny Tim’s holiday message

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

For those of us who may not be familiar with Charles Dickens’ classic work “A Christmas Carol,” the last words read, “God bless us every one.” This line is spoken by young Tiny Tim, a crippled boy who is the heart and soul of Dickens’ Christmas message.

If you are not familiar with “A Christmas Carol,” you may be familiar with the expression “Bah, Humbug!,” spoken by the mean and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge. Suffice it to say that no matter how awful Scrooge is to everyone, especially Tiny Tim’s father, an employee of Scrooge, Tiny Tim remains a cheerful and loving child.

Catasauqua: Area churches to hold Christmas Eve, Day services

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, Second and Pine streets, will be holding holiday services as follows: Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 — Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship services, 10:45 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (candlelight); Christmas Day, Dec. 25 — worship service, 10:45 a.m.

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St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Second and Union streets, will be having its Christmas Eve services 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., with a 10:30 p.m. choir concert.

On Christmas Day, Masses will be 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

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Coplay: Holiday schedules are set

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Borough’s office and public works department will be closed Dec. 25 and Dec. 26. Monday trash will be collected Dec. 27, Tuesday trash will be collected Dec. 28 and recyclables will be picked up Dec. 29.

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Several openings exist on borough boards and commissions. There are two open seats on parks and recreation, two expiring seats on the Coplay library board and four open seats on the board of appeals. If anyone is interested in serving on any of these boards, call 610-262-6088.

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