Northampton Press

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Catasauqua: Arbor Day event is April 28

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Shade Tree Commission invites the public to attend its annual Arbor Day celebration 10 a.m. April 28 at the Catasauqua Municipal Complex, 90 Bridge St. Trees will be dedicated to Eugene Goldfeder, Jeffrey Mac- Hose, the Rev. George F. Spieker, Jillian Emert, Pat Kerin and Betty Miller.

The commission recognizes worthy individuals or organizations who have made a difference in the community by planting a tree and dedicating it at the annual Arbor Day celebration. This is an annual public service program of the borough by the commission and the mayor.

Allen/East Allen townships: Allen fire company plans yard sale

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Allen Township Fire Company, 3530 Howertown Road, will be having its annual yard sale and Chinese auction 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 28. The kitchen will be open for breakfast sandwiches and lunch items.

There is no cost to attend. A donation for parking is appreciated but not expected.

For more information, contact Darci Gogle at 610-502-0735.


St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 8142 Valley View Road, Seemsville, will hold a variety bingo April 29. Doors open 11:30 a.m., and the games begin 1 p.m.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Lehigh Township: Basket party coming April 29

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Lehigh Township Lioness Club will hold a basket party 11 a.m. April 29 at Roosevelt Democratic Club, 3980 Mountain View Drive, Danielsville.

For more information, call Wanda at 610-597-3298.


Indianland Garden Club is hosting a bus trip to the Harrisburg governor’s residence, Hershey Gardens and Chocolate World June 7.

The deadline to sign-up is May 1. For more information, call Linda at 610-767-6253.


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Bath: Fishing contest is April 28-29

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Join the Bath Area Fish Committee for its 64th annual fishing contest, to be held April 28 and 29 at Monocacy Creek. Entry is free to all children ages 15 and under.

An opening ceremony will be held 8 a.m. April 28 to kick off the annual contest, which will end 3 p.m. April 29.

A bicycle will be raffled off noon April 29. The winner will receive a bike of his or her choice.

The fish stocking will take place 4 p.m. April 27.

Coplay: Catch the NFL Draft tonight

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Local residents will gather to watch the NFL Draft tonight, April 26, to see which team picks Coplay resident Saquon Barkley.

At least two establishments will be holding NFL Draft parties: American Club of Coplay, 32 N. Third St., and Samuel Owens Restaurant and Bar, 128 Chestnut St.

Both places will have a surprise guest and specials.

The parties begin 7:30 p.m.


A meat raffle will be held at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St., April 29. Doors open 1 p.m.


Northampton: Borough police to hold fishing derby April 28

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Borough Police Department is hosting a fishing derby April 28 at the Hokendauqua Creek, directly behind the police station at 1401 Laubach Ave.

The derby is hosted by the department in an effort to raise funds for equipment purchases but, more importantly, to further a positive outlook of police in the community and to provide a chance for the residents to get to know and interact with the officers of the department.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Whitehall Area Hunger Initiative meeting, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua

• Tai Chi exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• “Native Plants in the Home Garden” spring gardening program, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Cribbage, 1-5 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

Catasauqua: WHS Chorale to perform at Salem UCC

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Whitehall High School Chorale will perform a concert at Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., 7 p.m. April 21.

This elite, auditioned ensemble consists of 13 high school singers under the direction of Mr. Eddie Hong.

The group performs advanced chorale repertoire, largely a cappella, around the Lehigh Valley. Recent appearances include the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, WFMZ morning show, Lehigh Valley Zoo and Lehigh Valley International Airport.


The Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., has a bag sale going on until April 21. Please stop in.

Lehigh Township: Lioness Club plans April 29 basket party

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Lehigh Township Lioness Club will be holding a basket party April 29 at the Roosevelt Democratic Club, 3980 Mountain View Drive, Danielsville.

Doors are open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Winners will be drawn 3:15 p.m., and you do not need to be present to win.

There will be refreshments and a bake sale.

For more information, call Wanda at 610-597-3298.


Reminder: Salem United Methodist Church, 1067 Blue Mountain Drive, Danielsville, is holding a soup sampler 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 21.

In addition to a sampling of soups, there will be salad, dessert and beverages.

Northampton: Breakfast is served Sunday

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Assumption BVM Church, 2181 Washington Ave., will hold a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon April 22.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

For cost and other information, call 610-262-2559.


Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold an all-you-can-eat pork and sauerkraut dinner 4-7 p.m. April 28.

The dinner includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green beans, applesauce, roll and butter, ice cream and beverages.

There will also be a mini basket raffle and a bake sale.

Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.