Northampton Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Coplay: Community Days to be held Aug. 23-25

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay’s Community Days festival is right around the corner!

The three-day event will be held Aug. 23-25 at Saylor Park, Second and Keefer streets.

Admission and parking are free.

Highlights of the annual festival include daily and nightly live entertainment, food and drinks and kids’ activities.

See next week’s edition for a full schedule of activities.


There will be a family splash and dance noon-5 p.m. Aug. 25 at Coplay’s Parkway Pool, 2 Keefer St.

Freddie Fredericks Jr. will provide the music, games and prizes.


Northampton: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church plans flea market, bake sale

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Aug. 17. Food will be available for purchase.

Proceeds will benefit the church’s building fund.


Northampton Liederkranz, 402 E. Ninth St., will hold its Summerfest 2-9 p.m. Aug. 17.

Outdoor entertainment includes Kate & Those Guys, 2-5 p.m., and Rock Solid, 6-9 p.m. Peter Johann Band will perform 9 p.m. inside the club.

The club will offer drink specials and food for purchase.

There is an admission fee.

For more information, call 610-704-2390.

Bath: Museums are open Aug. 17

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Governor Wolf Historical Society Museum, 6600 Jacksonville Road, will be open to the public 1-3 p.m. Aug. 17. There will be tours of the society’s campus offered.

For more information, visit


The Bath Museum, 121 S. Walnut St., will be open to the public 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 17. Volunteers are always welcome.

To schedule tours, call 484-272-7314.


Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, will be having its church picnic Aug. 18 immediately following the 10 a.m. service.

Ronald W. Lokay

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Assumption of the BVM Church member

Ronald W. Lokay, 77, of Northampton, died Aug. 7, 2019, at ManorCare, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Patti (Miko) Lokay for 56 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William and Susan A. (Nederostek) Lokay.

He was an airman second class in the U.S. Air Force Security Services — the Silent Warriors.

He was a computer operator at Mack Trucks, from which he retired after 33 years, and where he was a union steward. He then worked part-time for H&R Block. He was a videographer and operated Ron Lokay Productions.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Relaxing jazz: Chaise Lounge eases back into Miller Symhony Hall, Allentown, for the “Jazz Upstairs Series,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Charlie Barnett, Marilyn Older, Tommy Barrick, Gary Gregg, Joe Jackson and Pete Ostle perform music that sounds like it was recorded at Capitol Recording Studios in 1962 and found its way onto a contemporary CD. The five Washington, D.C. area jazz musicians play arrangements of standards and original tunes, featuring the vocals of Marilyn Older. Tickets: Miller Symphony Hall box office, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown;; 610-432-6715


Monday, August 12, 2019 by The Press in Columns

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• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Television show: “Doctor Who” (episodes 4-6 of season 1), 4:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Pinochle, 7 p.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700

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36th annual Musikfest continues in Bethlehem

Friday, August 9, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The 36th annual Musikifest continues through Aug. 11 in Bethlehem’s Historic District on the city’s northside and SteelStacks on the city’s southside.

There is music at 16 of Musikfest’s 18 venues, with more than 500 free music and art performances during the 10-day event.

Also, there are 40-plus food vendors, 45 artisans, street performers and art attractions.

Musikfest hours are noon-11 p.m. through Aug. 11.