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Nursery offers tours, educational programs

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by JENNIFER QUINN Special to The Press in Local News

Edge of the Woods, which this year is celebrating a decade of promoting native plants, offers a tour of its native plant nursery in Orefield every Tuesday at 10 a.m.

On a recent Tuesday, co-owner Louise Schaefer began the tour in the retail area by explaining what is meant by "native plants," and how they differ from the varieties commonly planted by gardeners.

Coplay Community Days to offer race

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Cash prizes, food vouchers expected to attract runners

The Ironton Rail-Trail Commission and Coplay Community Days are teaming up.

The partnership is expected to benefit both the festival and the Ironton Rail-Trail.

The Emmaus Run Inn IRT Loop Run is set to begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24. The course for the approximately 5-mile race will be the IRT loop, said race organizer Chris Schmidt of the Emmaus store.

In addition to the usual race T-shirt, runners will receive a $10 food voucher good for that day at Community Days.


Thursday, July 18, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

New Coplay resident realizing his dreams

Over the past several months, Richard Manganaro made two of his dreams come true.

First, at the urging of a mutual friend, he flew from his home in Florida in order to meet Coplay resident Sophie Kesselring.

He recalled getting off the plane and seeing Kesselring playfully hiding behind her daughter, Amanda.

He knew she was the one, he said.

"We connected," he said.

Two school board members say 'Beloved' is inappropriate

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Two Catasauqua Area School Board members are not happy with the selection of Toni Morrison's "Beloved," which appears on this coming academic year's Catasauqua High School reading list for seniors.

"I think 'Beloved' is an absolutely not-appropriate book to read," said board member Carol McCarthy. "It has sexually explicit content. I'm not happy with my daughter reading that."

Other books on the reading list include "The Green Mile" for seniors, "Misery" and "Angela's Ashes" for juniors and "The Lovely Bones" and "Night" for sophomores.


Thursday, July 18, 2013 by The Press in Local News


· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, 550 Club Road, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.

· Duplicate bridge, invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.


· Dip-N-Dance – 6-9 p.m. at the Coplay pool.

St. Lawrence parishioners will cherish years of memories

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The elegant statues, exquisite stained glass, historic-looking pews and beautiful altar are attributes of St. Lawrence the Martyr Church in North Catasauqua that add to its charm.

The more important attributes for many parishioners are the memories and people.

"I think it's the people. The people are all great," said parishioner John Lane of North Catasauqua. He and his wife, Connie, have attended the church for decades. Their two sons and daughter grew up in the church.