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Monday, June 29, 2020 by The Press in Columns


• Deadline to register for drive-thru Vacation Bible School, to be held July 6-10, with time slots starting 9 a.m. and every 15 minutes, at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville. Information and to register:

• Northampton Area Public Library’s Bewitch a Book Cover event (for teens), 3-4 p.m., on YouTube and Facebook. Information and registration for supplies (required):


Races to take place at Pocono this weekend

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Sports

After NASCAR’s recent schedule announcement, Pocono Raceway’s 2020 Doubleheader Weekend will feature five races in three days from Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28.

These events, as previously announced and in accordance with Pennsylvania state officials’ guidance, will take place without fans in attendance.

Pocono Raceway has also partnered with Pocono Organics, a regenerative organic farm located on track property, for Saturday’s Race for Family Farms program.

LV-Pocono HOF sets banquet date of Nov. 1

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley-Pocono Sports Hall of Fame’s annual induction dinner, postponed May 9 because of the coronavirus, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Northampton Memorial Banquet and Event Center in Northampton.

The Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020 is headed by retired North Carolina State football coach Chuck Amato (Easton, 1964) and 14-year Major League Baseball pitcher Gary Lavelle (Liberty, 1967).

Allen/East Allen townships: Camp registration open for more ages

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Registration is now open for summer camp, for 7- to 12-year-olds, at Bicentennial Park in East Allen Township.

Camp is scheduled to run 9 a.m.-1 p.m. from June 29 to Aug. 6 and is limited to 75 campers.

Find the registration form on the recreation page on the township’s website, There is a drop box in the parking lot of the township building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd. The form can also be mailed.

An additional cost applies for nonresidents.

For more information, contact Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306, or


Coplay: Community Days fate to be decided

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Columns

A decision on whether to hold Coplay Community Days in late August should be made in the next week or two, organizers said.

The three-day festival has been a fixture in the borough for more than three decades.

“It is up in the air,” co-chairman John Schreiner said.

The committee will convene in a special session over the next several days and make its ruling on whether to cancel the festival on account of the coronavirus.

Northampton: Nursery school registration is open

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is accepting registrations for the 2020-21 school year.

The 2-year-old playgroup class will meet 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.

The 3-year-old class meets 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class size is limited to 16 children. Children need to be toilet trained for this class.