Northampton Press

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Lehigh Township: Join a drive-in church service

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Due to concerns for public health and the restrictions on gatherings, Hope Lutheran Church has canceled its services for this week but recommends parishioners join the drive-in church service at Becky’s Drive-In, 4548 Lehigh Drive, Berlinsville.

You can choose from a 7:30 p.m. Saturday service on the screen or an 8 a.m. Sunday audio service.

The restrooms will be open if needed, but due to social distancing, it is recommended you take care of those needs before you arrive.


Catasauqua: Check on events

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Please note, in light of the current situation, many local events are being canceled.

Call the host organization or watch local news alerts regarding the status of these events.

Also, check to see if your churches will be canceling services, especially with Easter fast approaching.


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Thank you — and hang in there, everyone!

College Corner

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Area students earn degrees

Kutztown University

Kutztown University has conferred degrees for more than 550 students for the fall 2019 semester and winter 2020 session. Kutztown University announces degree conferment twice a year — once in the winter and once in the summer. Commencement exercises are held in May and December; however, students finish the requirements for graduation throughout the entire year.

The cumulative GPA necessary for honors distinction is with honor (cum laude), 3.4; with high honor (magna cum laude), 3.6; and with highest honor (summa cum laude), 3.8.

Bath: Rangers holding Easter pie, cake sale

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Valley View Drive, will be having an Easter pie and cake sale.

The 9-inch, deep-dish pie options include apple crumb, cherry crumb, peach crumb, chocolate cream, coconut cream and peanut butter cream.

Cakes include chocolate with peanut butter icing, pineapple upside-down cake and tandycake.

The deadline to order is April 1, and pickup will be 3-6 p.m. April 9 at the fire station.

To order and for pricing, call Stacy at 610-837-3465.


Coplay: Egg hunt canceled

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association has canceled the community Easter egg hunt, originally scheduled for April 11, on the grounds of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church on Fifth Street.

It is the first time in decades the egg hunt will not be held.


The closure of borough hall has caused Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association to mull over alternatives on how to get the food to the 21 families and individuals who use the food bank.

Association President Rick Hess reported various ideas are being discussed by the board to ensure patrons are taken care of.

Allen/East Allen townships: Good Shepherd plans anniversary

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville, will hold a 50th anniversary service 9 a.m. April 26.

Bishop Rev. Samuel R. Zeiser will be a special guest. The choir, orchestra and bell and chime choirs will perform.

A fellowship hour will follow.


The designer purse bingo, scheduled for March 29 at East Allen Township Volunteer Fire Department, has been canceled.

If you purchased tickets already, you may request a refund, exchange your ticket for a variety bingo ticket planned for Nov. 8 or make a donation to the fire department.

Moore Township: Salem, Christ UCC churches postpone upcoming events

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, is postponing its basket raffle and cash bingo events.

Keep an eye on this column and the church’s website and Facebook page for future new dates.


Due to the current concerns surrounding COVID-19, Christ United Church of Christ, Little Moore, 913 S. Mink Road, Danielsville, will be canceling all church activities effective immediately through March 21. The church will revisit resuming events on this date.

Additionally, Christ UCC is canceling the March 28 bazaar and the April 4 dinner.

Remembering: Weaversville Academy

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by ED PANY, Curator Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Ms. Susan Jenkins, who researched the Weaver family history, provided us with a rare segment of local history, a Weaversville Academy circular and catalog from 1858. The public school system we have today dates back to 1834 when the state of Pennsylvania created the common school system.

The law was a major accomplishment of Gov. George Wolf. Wolf, of German lineage, was born in what is now East Allen Township. The restored Wolf Academy in the township preserves the Wolf legacy.

Coplay: Borough municipal building is closed

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay’s municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St., is closed for two weeks, according to Paul Boyle, public works director.

The youth basketball programs and aerobic classes are canceled. The fitness room on the second floor is also closed.

The police station hours, public works and garbage collection services remain intact.


Coplay Sports has suspended baseball and softball programs.

Further updates will be announced as information is received.