Northampton Press

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Allen/East Allen townships: Tree lighting planned at covered bridge

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

A tree lighting will be held 4:30-5:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Kreidersville Covered Bridge.

Highlights of the event include baked goods, hot chocolate, sing-along caroling, a bonfire and even a special visit from Santa.


For those who made reservations for breakfast with Santa at Zion Stone United Church of Christ, 51 Church Road, Kreidersville, the event occurs 9 a.m. Dec. 9.


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville, will hold a Christmas cookie sale and holiday variety shop Dec. 9.

Northampton: Santa Run set for Dec. 9 in borough

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Borough Fire Department will hold its annual Santa Run Dec. 9, starting noon.

If you’d like Santa and his firefighting helpers to deliver a gift to your home that day, drop off the item 6-9 p.m. Dec. 6, 7 or 8 at the fire department, 4 Lerchenmiller Drive.

For more information, call Nick at 484-225-7075.


Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will hold its Christmas party Dec. 13 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open 11 a.m. Those planning to attend must have a ticket.

Bath: Basket social set for Dec. 10

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Petersville Rod and Gun Club, 550 Club Road, will be having a basket social 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 10.

Food will be available for purchase, and there will be a bake sale and 50/50 drawing as well.

For more information, call 610-261-2210 after 4 p.m.


Governor Wolf Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas concert in the Wolf Academy on the society’s grounds, 6600 Jacksonville Road, 7 p.m. Dec. 10. There is a suggested donation.

Coplay: American Club plans Christmas party

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The second annual O Come All Ye Faithful Social Call Christmas party fundraiser for Coplay Community Plaza is Dec. 8. It will take place at the Coplay American Club pavilion, 300 Cherry St. Doors and kitchen will open 5 p.m.

Social Call will perform 7-10 p.m.

The kitchen will be operated by Samuel Owens Restaurant and Bar.

There is a cost. The first two drafts are compliments of Social Call.

Tickets are on sale at Reph’s Complete Auto Repair, 102 S. Second St., Coplay; Coplay Borough Hall, 98 S. Fourth St.; and Samuel Owens, 128 Chestnut St., Coplay.


Library plans teen escape room

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

A “Doctor Who” teen escape room is set for 1 p.m. Dec. 9 at the library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Use elements of the room to solve the puzzles and escape the room. Registration is required.


The library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will meet 3:30 p.m. Dec. 13. TAG meetings are for group members to share their ideas, help plan future events and work toward making the library a teen-friendly place.


The crochet group will meet 6 p.m. Dec. 13. All ages and skill levels are welcome to join. No registration is required.


Catasauqua: Salem UCC plans choral concert

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will hold an Ecumenical community choral Christmas concert 4 p.m. Dec. 9.


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, will hold its 91st annual Christmas candlelight concert 4 p.m. Dec. 10. All are welcome!


Bingo will be held at St. Mary’s Parish Center, 122 W. Union St., starting 1 p.m. Dec. 10. The kitchen will open 11:30 a.m. for sit-in or take-out meals. Bring along a friend for a fun afternoon!

For more information, call 610-264-0332.


Monday, December 4, 2017 by The Press in Columns

DEC. 5

• Northampton Area Middle and High School holiday orchestra concert, 7 p.m., in the auditorium of the high school, 1619 Laubach Ave.

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

DEC. 6

• St. John’s Friendly Fifties Christmas luncheon, 11:30 a.m. (doors open), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

• Family storytime and crafts, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

Catasauqua: Holiday craft show is set for Dec. 2

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The ladies of Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be sponsoring a holiday vendor/craft show and Chinese auction 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2, and the public is invited. Some of the vendors include Pampered Chef, Kim’s Glass Creations, Tupperware, Mary Kay, 31, Scentsy, Lula Roe, Origami Owl, Paparazzi Jewelry, craft vendors and more.

The kitchen will be open.


Revisiting the first Northampton Press

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I am reading the Sept. 3, 1998, first copy of the Northampton Press — a day when my first Remembering column appeared in the newspaper. Publisher Fred Masenheimer and first editor Marcia White were in Northampton hoping The Press would receive a warm welcome from the community. We all know the positive answer!

The Northampton police chief was Richard Fenstermaker, and Carole Simcoe opened a business in the old Lyric Theatre on Main Street. The Lyric in the past was a vaudeville theater, tavern, luncheonette, billiard room and bowling alley.