Catasauqua Press

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Coplay: Borough to collect old tires May 19

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Does your garage or shed need a thorough cleaning? If you have old, used tires taking up space, note the borough is having a free tire drop-off May 19.

Watch for details in a subsequent column.


The bursts of muffled sound that punctuated the neighborhood in the lower part of the borough early April 28 was welcomed by residents.

The noise was the sound of drills at the construction site where a new Coplay-Northampton Bridge will go up.

The Pittsburgh-based construction company is on schedule for the anticipated 2020 opening.


North Catasauqua: Annual golf tournament will be held June 10

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The 12th annual small Town USA Golf Tournament, sponsored by the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee, is set for 8:30 a.m. June 10 at Willowbrook Golf Course.

This will be one of the last golf events to be held on Willowbrook’s current 18-hole course. The tournament will feature a shotgun start with a four-person scramble format.

For those who register by June 1, the cost will be discounted. The deadline to register is 4 p.m. June 8.

There will be men’s and women’s divisions. The tournament is open to the public.


Tuesday, May 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Deadline to sign up for bus trip to the Harrisburg governor’s residence, Hershey Gardens and Chocolate World, hosted by Indianland Garden Club, to be held June 7. Information, cost and to sign up: Linda at 610-767-6253

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

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

Catasauqua: Arbor Day event is April 28

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Shade Tree Commission invites the public to attend its annual Arbor Day celebration 10 a.m. April 28 at the Catasauqua Municipal Complex, 90 Bridge St. Trees will be dedicated to Eugene Goldfeder, Jeffrey Mac- Hose, the Rev. George F. Spieker, Jillian Emert, Pat Kerin and Betty Miller.

The commission recognizes worthy individuals or organizations who have made a difference in the community by planting a tree and dedicating it at the annual Arbor Day celebration. This is an annual public service program of the borough by the commission and the mayor.

Coplay: Catch the NFL Draft tonight

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Local residents will gather to watch the NFL Draft tonight, April 26, to see which team picks Coplay resident Saquon Barkley.

At least two establishments will be holding NFL Draft parties: American Club of Coplay, 32 N. Third St., and Samuel Owens Restaurant and Bar, 128 Chestnut St.

Both places will have a surprise guest and specials.

The parties begin 7:30 p.m.


A meat raffle will be held at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St., April 29. Doors open 1 p.m.


Northampton: Borough police to hold fishing derby April 28

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Borough Police Department is hosting a fishing derby April 28 at the Hokendauqua Creek, directly behind the police station at 1401 Laubach Ave.

The derby is hosted by the department in an effort to raise funds for equipment purchases but, more importantly, to further a positive outlook of police in the community and to provide a chance for the residents to get to know and interact with the officers of the department.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Whitehall Area Hunger Initiative meeting, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua

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

• “Native Plants in the Home Garden” spring gardening program, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Cribbage, 1-5 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

Catasauqua: WHS Chorale to perform at Salem UCC

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall High School Chorale will perform a concert at Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., 7 p.m. April 21.

This elite, auditioned ensemble consists of 13 high school singers under the direction of Mr. Eddie Hong.

The group performs advanced chorale repertoire, largely a cappella, around the Lehigh Valley. Recent appearances include the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, WFMZ morning show, Lehigh Valley Zoo and Lehigh Valley International Airport.


The Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., has a bag sale going on until April 21. Please stop in.

North Catasauqua: Cash bingo event is April 22

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Porter Lodge No. 284 F&AM, 1103 Sixth St., will host a cash bingo 3 p.m. April 22.

Doors will open 1 p.m., with the kitchen offering food from Grumpy’s Road House and other items.

A Chinese auction will also be held.

This event provides income for charitable and fraternal activities. Most recent bingo jackpots have been in excess of $300.

For reservations, call Bill at 610-437-6925


Catty Seniors Plus will have a luncheon for members 1 p.m. April 25 at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1223 Fifth St.

Northampton: Breakfast is served Sunday

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Assumption BVM Church, 2181 Washington Ave., will hold a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon April 22.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

For cost and other information, call 610-262-2559.


Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold an all-you-can-eat pork and sauerkraut dinner 4-7 p.m. April 28.

The dinner includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, roll and butter, ice cream and beverages.

There will also be a mini basket raffle and a bake sale.

Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.