Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Monday, October 2, 2017 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 2

• Free community lunch, 11 a.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., Catasauqua

OCT. 3

• Mini and junior youth groups (K-5) meeting and dinner, 5:30-7 p.m., at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Fullerton. The event will continue the first Tuesday of each month until April 2018.

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

OCT. 4

• Catasauqua Garden Club meeting, 1 p.m., at Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua

Northampton: Friendly Fifties to meet

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Friendly Fifties group will meet 1 p.m. Oct. 9 in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Country-western singer Donna Parsons will entertain.


Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Oct. 11 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open noon.

Entertainment and refreshments will be provided.

Those interested in trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.


Catasauqua: Hartzell’s will present family program

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

A free program on family care-giving — and deciding when it’s time to get help — will be presented 6 p.m. tonight, Sept. 28, by Hartzell’s Pharmacy. The event will take place at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St.

Putting a senior care plan in place can be a difficult task to handle alone. Knowing which options to choose from becomes overwhelming at times. Learn about the best options available to address your loved one’s medical and safety needs at this event.


Library column

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Library offers variety of family programs

One of the goals of every library is to be a link in the chain of community information resources. With that in mind, your library is especially pleased to host Hartzell’s Pharmacy’s “Health Talks: Family Caregiving and When It’s Time to Get Help.” This informative program will be held 6 p.m. Sept. 28.


Monday, September 25, 2017 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 25

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

• Beading club meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Women’s group studies of “Finding I Am” by Lysa TerKeurst and “The Quest” by Beth Moore, 6:30-8 p.m., at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. Information: 610-767-1239 or

SEPT. 26

North Catasauqua: Seniors to hear talk about Medicare

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The next meeting of the Catty Seniors Plus will be 1 p.m. Sept. 27, at the Slovak Center Social Club. Doors will open noon. The speaker this month is Maria Santarcoloma. She will be speaking on Medicare and United Health Care. Dessert and coffee will follow with bingo games.

Seats are still available on the bus for the Dec. 12 Christmas dinner show at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse in New Jersey. If interested, call Nancy Matika at 610-369-6543.

If you need information about Catty Senior Plus, call President Dorothy Vassa at 610-264-2853.


Northampton: Northampton Area Public Library yard sale is Sept. 23

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Friends of Northampton Area Public Library group will be holding a yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 23 on the library grounds, 1615 Laubach Ave.

The rain date is Sept. 30.

The group is soliciting gently used items for its sale table.

Vendors can reserve a 10-foot-by-10-foot space. There is a cost. Tables will not be provided.

Hot dogs and refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact the library at 610-262-7537.


Coplay: Flags are lowered to honor McNeill

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The American flags on poles outside the Coplay Borough Municipal Building and borough Parkway were lowered to half-staff, on the direction of Gov. Tom Wolf, in respect to state Rep. Dan McNeill, who died Sept. 8.

Elected town officials and others having a close affinity for the community said McNeill’s representation of the borough was genuine and personal and a great benefit when it came to securing grants.


The Ironton Rail-Trail autumn stroll is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 23. The stroll begins at Parkview Pool in Hokendauqua.

Catasauqua: Salem UCC plans Sept. 23 flea market

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

On Sept. 23, Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be holding a flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a basket raffle, bake sale and lots of good food for eat-in or take-out meals.

If you have any items to donate or any questions, call the church office at 610-264-4091.


Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be having its 100-percent-homemade breakfast buffet 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 24. It’s an all-you-can-eat meal of eggs, bacon, sausage links, SOS, home fries, French toast, juice, coffee and tea.