Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Catasauqua: GTH committee plans meeting

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The George Taylor House committee will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. July 18 at the pavilion, Lehigh and Poplar streets. Part of the discussion will include the Aug. 6 event.

All are welcome!


From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. July 21, the summer concert series in the park will feature classic rock/jam music by New Construction, sponsored by Brubaker Funeral Home, Catasauqua, at the Ampitheater, 501 American St.

The series is sponsored by Witt’s Tree Service and Brosky Insurance.


Hanover Township: Kiwanis welcomes visitors to meetings

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Kiwanis Club of Allentown Northeast meets noon Wednesdays, except the last Wednesday of each month, when they meet at 5:15 p.m., at Denny’s Restaurant, Catasauqua Road, Hanover Township.

If you are interested in learning about the service projects this organization does for children, visitors are always welcome to attend the meetings.

Contact Cathy at 610-776-8270 for further information.

Catasauqua library: Your library: It’s all about the love of reading!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The library’s summer reading programs are all about giving our children a variety of educational and recreational experiences that will inspire and encourage them to become lifelong learners.

It should come as no surprise that reading is the foundation of that process.

According to the National Institute of Health, when children love to read, they are more likely to love to learn.

Catasauqua: Bethany plans VBS

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Bethany Church, 429 Walnut St., will be holding Vacation Bible School 6-9 p.m. July 21, 9 a.m.-noon July 22 and 9 a.m.-noon July 23. Children ages 3 through fifth grade are welcome.

Preregistration is requested but not required.

If you have any questions or would like to register your child, contact Alicia Malley at


The Catasauqua summer concert schedule is now in full swing. Concerts are held every Friday night, 7-10 p.m., at Catasauqua Park & Playground, 501 American St.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and your own refreshments.

Rick Murphy

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Lehigh Heidelberg, Evansville

Mr. Rick Murphy was born in Long Island, N.Y., moving to Berks County when he was 13 years of age. He graduated from Reading High School and was hired by Quaker Maid Kitchens, making doors.

When the company closed, he started a cement career at Evansville, now Lehigh-Heidelberg Cement.

Rick recalled, “I started as a laborer in 1990, transferring to the pack house in 1993. I was trained to be a bulk loader by Dean Witman, a position I currently hold.”

Northampton: Community Days set for July 12-15

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton’s Community Days Fair will be held July 12-15 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and noon-11 p.m. Saturday.

The event is sponsored by the borough’s Exchange Club. Proceeds benefit the club’s community projects.


Northampton Area Food Bank is currently taking yearly and new registrations this month.

Approximately 900 people are currently being assisted by the food bank.


Sunday, July 2, 2017 by The Press in Columns


• Fourth of July celebration, 9 a.m.-noon, at the George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, Catasauqua. The event is held rain or shine.

• Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association “Froth of July, a Thirst for History” event, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Biery House, 8 Race St. Free. Information: Deb at 610-231-0603

• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moore Township. Information: church office at 610-759-1652


Northampton: Philly museum trip is planned

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Friends of Northampton Area Public Library will be running a bus trip to the new Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, July 28. The cost includes admission to the museum, transportation and the driver’s tip.

Deadline to pay for your seat is July 6.

For cost and other information, call 610-262-7537.


The St. John’s Friendly Fifties group will hold its annual picnic, rain or shine, noon-5 p.m. July 10 at the 26th Street Playground.


Coplay: Cemetery association schedules July 2 meeting

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Cemetery Association has called for a meeting 10:30 a.m. July 2 in the social hall of St. John’s Lutheran Church, South Third Street. A spokesperson said the meeting is open to plot holders and the public.

The meeting, it was said, will discuss the cemetery association “going forward.”

The cemetery is located on Oak Street.


With the borough closed for the Fourth of July holiday, residents are reminded the pickup of refuse by sanitation personnel will be a day later than usual.