Northampton Press

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Coplay: Borough tree lighting planned for Dec. 5

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s annual community tree lighting is 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

Santa will make an appearance. There will be Christmas carols and entertainment in the auditorium by Lori Kulp Woodward and James Hummel.

Hot chocolate and doughnuts will be served. Children will receive a small gift bag.


Coplay Sports will hold its annual Christmas parade 10:30 a.m. Dec. 15.

The parade will travel all the borough streets with Santa and Mrs. Claus on a sleigh.

Lehigh Township: Movie night set for Dec. 13

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, is hosting a family movie night Dec. 13 featuring “Home Alone.”

Doors open 6 p.m., and the show begins 6:30 p.m.

Call the church office at 610-767-7203 to register or for more information.


Send your church or organization event information to, and I will be happy to announce it in a future column.

Northampton Area Public Library: Sign up now for Winnie the Pooh party

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Registration for Northampton Area Public Library’s Winnie the Pooh party begins Dec. 9.

The party is scheduled 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 14, 2020.

Celebrate National Winnie the Pooh Day with games, crafts and snacks!


Enjoy a visit with Santa 6 p.m. Dec. 10 and complete a Christmas craft during storytime.


There is a gingerbread house-building competition for teens set for 3 p.m. Dec. 11. The most creative house will win a prize.


Allen/East Allen townships: Church plans movie night

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville, will hold a free family movie night Dec. 7. Doors open 6 p.m. “The Polar Express” will begin 6:30 p.m.

Also, the church’s choir will be caroling at Redner’s Warehouse Market 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 8.


Governor Wolf Historical Society, 6600 Jacksonville Road, is hosting the annual Christmas house tour and free family history day Dec. 7.

Bath: Christmas boutique is Dec. 7, 8

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Sacred Heart School’s seventh Christmas boutique is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Dec. 7 and then 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 8 in the school auditorium, 115 Washington St.


The nursery school at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 206 E. Main St., is planning a craft and vendor fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7.

For more information, call 610-837-9868.


Keystone Rod & Gun Club, 243 Mulberry St., will have its holiday craft fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7.

For more information, visit or call 610-837-7644.


Catasauqua: Church to host concert Dec. 7

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will host the Whitehall High School Chorale for a Christmas concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 7.

All are welcome.


Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., is planning an Advent cantata 3 p.m. Dec. 7.

All are invited.


St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., will hold a holiday breakfast and gift raffle 8:30 a.m.-noon Dec. 8.

Northampton: Railroad station open for shopping

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Historical Society will open the Siegfried Railroad Station for holiday shopping 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 7.

The society will be offering its fundraising items at discounted prices. T-shirts will be half off the original price. Miniatures, collectible plates from the centennial of Northampton and collectible Christmas balls will all be discounted. Other items will also be on sale.

For more information, call 610-262-8198.



Monday, December 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

DEC. 2

• Men’s Bible study, 7 p.m., in the upstairs parlor of Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township

DEC. 3

• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Active Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until Dec. 19. Information, cost and registration: 610-437-3700

Coplay: St. John’s to host blood drive

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold its annual blood drive benefiting the Miller-Keystone Blood Center 8 a.m. Nov. 30.

Donors must be at least 17 years old and be no less than 110 pounds.

The bloodmobile is equipped to accept red cells, plasma and platelets. Donors are reminded to bring identification.


The fourth annual O’ Come All Ye Faithful Social Call Christmas party is set for Dec. 6 at American Club of Coplay, 300 Cherry St. Doors open 4:45 p.m.

Proceeds benefit Coplay Community Plaza.


Remembering: Reading ‘Geography, Geology and Genius’

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

I have completed reading the book “Geography, Geology and Genius,” written by Martha Capwell Fox, a friend. Martha is a passionate historian who has authored a number of books pertaining to our local history.

I have used some of her research for my columns. One of my other favorites is “Catasauqua and North Catasauqua,” which she wrote in 2002.

Martha serves as historian and archives coordinator at the National Canal Museum in Easton.