Northampton Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

Northampton: Jack Frost Parade to be held tonight

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed today, Oct. 19, as Jack Frost Day in observance of the borough’s annual parade set for 7 p.m.

This 69th annual event is organized by Northampton Exchange Club.

Rain date is Oct. 26.

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Northampton Area Food Bank’s Halloween walkathon will be held Oct. 28, rain or shine.

Registration begins 8:30 a.m. at the food bank, 1601 Canal St.

The walk — approximately 4-1/2 miles — starts 9 a.m. in the food bank parking lot.

Those planning to participate are encouraged to come in costume.

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s Church plans Octoberfest

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., is excited to announce its first-ever Octoberfest. The event will take place Oct. 21 beginning 5 p.m. (following the 4 p.m. Mass), in the parish center and parking lot. This event will feature German foods — knockwurst, bratwurst, pork, spaetzle and kraut — as well as Octoberfest beers and wine. There will be dancing and music provided by the Joe Weber Band. The event will conclude 9 p.m.

For more information, contact the parish office at 610-264-0332 or kim.stmarys122@gmail.com.

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Moore Township: Mountain View Church plans festival

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Mountain View Wesleyan Church, 1001 Deemer Road, is having a fall festival 3-5 p.m. Oct. 21. There will be trunk or treat, carnival games, crafts, a basket raffle, pumpkin pie-baking contest and more.

To register your pie for the contest, email jill.helig02@gmail.com; for more information on the festival, contact the church at 610-759-7553.

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Emmanuel’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, is hosting an Oktoberfest event 5-7 p.m. Oct. 21. Food will feature authentic German cuisine.

There will be polka music and dancing as well.

Coplay: Anniversary group will meet Oct. 19

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

As Coplay’s 150th anniversary approaches, a committee is hard at work preparing events to mark the occasion in 2019. The committee, with its subcommittees formed to advance special programs, will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in council chambers at borough hall. An open invitation is extended to residents, businesses and organizations wishing to attend the meeting.

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Allen/East Allen townships: St. John’s UCC to hold craft fair

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, Howertown, will hold its sixth annual holiday craft and vendor fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 21 in the social hall of the church, 22 Atlas Road.

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St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 8142 Valley View Road, Seemsville, will hold a variety bingo 1 p.m. Oct. 22. Doors open 11:30 a.m. Seating is for ticket holders only.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

For cost of tickets and directions to the church, call Sheila at 610-457-6368, Daisy at 610-554-3294 or the church at 610-837-7426.

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New fire company in borough

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

Volunteer fire companies are comprised of dedicated men and women who provide valuable services to our communities. They spend countless hours in training, preparing to protect our citizens from fire and natural disasters.

I was given some rare photographs of the Alliance Fire Company from one of my fine former students, Ruth Miller. Ruth, for years, has owned a well-known Northampton insurance agency. Both her father and mother were active in the Alliance Fire Company and the ladies auxiliary.

Lehigh Township: Craft show coming Oct. 28 to Bethany

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Fabulous Fall Fest craft show will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 28 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.

For more information, visit bethanywes.org or call 610-767-1239.

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Bethany Wesleyan Church will host a Christmas with the Annie Moses Band concert 7 p.m. Dec. 1.

Tickets are available at iTickets.com or at the church during office hours.

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Happenings

Monday, October 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 16

• Open mic and jam night with special guest “Timoteo,” 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

OCT. 17

• Movie showing: “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” 6 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Safety night, 6-8 p.m., at Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave.

• Bath Halloween parade, 7 p.m., around the borough. Rain date is Oct. 18.

• Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association Halloween parade, 7 p.m., around the borough. Rain date is Oct. 24.

Allen/East Allen townships: Tavern night to be held Oct. 13

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Governor Wolf Historical Society will hold its monthly tavern night 7-10 p.m. Oct. 13 at the society’s campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, East Allen Township. Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Highlights of the event include live music, Colonial craftsmen and spirit tastings in the candlelit ambience of three historic buildings.

Enjoy the Celtic sounds of Seasons in the historic Ralston-McKeen House, while the piano stylings of Steve Meyers will be featured in the 1785 Wolf Academy.

The event is BYOB. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Lehigh Township: Send in your township news!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Is your church or organization having a fundraiser or event in Lehigh Township you want to let the community know about? Send me the information at kristinaheschgrover@rcn.com, and I will be happy to announce it in a future column.

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Reminder: A Zion Choral Society concert will be held 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.

A free will offering will be taken.

For more information, visit bethanywes.org or call 610-767-1239.