Northampton Press

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Moore Township: Family movie night is Jan. 24

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Covenant United Methodist Church, 2715 Mountain View Drive, invites the community to a family movie and popcorn night 7-9 p.m. Jan. 24. The feature film will be “Overcomer.”

The snow date is set for Jan. 26.

For more information, call the church at 610-837-7517.


Moore Township Lioness Club will be hosting a penny party Jan. 26 at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company Hall, 2718 Mountain View Drive. Doors open 11:30 a.m., and play begins 1 p.m.

There will be pennies, raffles, food and fun. All ages are welcome.

Lehigh Township: Night to Shine set for Feb. 7

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, will be hosting Night to Shine Feb. 7.

Bethany Wesleyan is an official host church for this year’s event, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation.

Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience centered on God’s love for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. Hundreds of churches of different denominations all over the world come together to celebrate people with special needs.

For more information, call the church office at 610-767-1239 or visit


Catasauqua: J4 Celebration, high school mega reunion meeting is Jan. 23

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The next planning meeting for the Catasauqua/North Catasauqua J4 Celebration, combined with a Catasauqua High School mega reunion, will be 7 p.m. Jan. 23 in the community room at North Catasauqua Borough Hall, 1066 Fourth St.

The event is set for July 4 at the North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

Anyone interested in helping to plan the event is welcome to join.


Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., is having a half-price sale on everything in the store through Jan. 25.

Northampton: Mayor proclaims School Choice Week

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed Jan. 26-Feb. 1 as Northampton School Choice Week in the borough.

School Choice Week is celebrated across the country to raise awareness of the need for effective educational options, Reenock said.

“Northampton is home to a variety of high-quality public and nonpublic schools from which parents can choose for their children, in addition to families who educate their children in their homes,” he added.


Remembering: Visiting a new settlement named Weaversville

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

A few months ago, Mr. Oberly and this writer received a phone call from Ms. Toby Gilbert, who resides in Houston, Texas. She has read some of our columns and wondered if we would be interested in the Weaver family. The village in Allen and East Allen townships was named for a family descendant.

Toby’s sister Ms. Susan Jenkins, an attorney, has done extensive research on the family lineage. Their mother, Margie Jenkins, granddaughter of Amanda Weaver, is a descendant of Samuel Weaver, whose father, Michael Weaver, founded the village of Weaversville.

Coplay: Church hosts dinner

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold its first dinner of the new year 4-6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the church social hall.

The menu features homemade chicken potpie, applesauce, pickled cabbage and more.

The dinner is open to the public.


Coplay Saengerbund Heritage Committee is planning an ethic dinner 5-7 p.m. Jan. 25.

The dinner features pork or chicken schnitzel, red cabbage and applesauce. Tickets are available at the club, 205 S. Fifth St.


Allen/East Allen townships: Purse bingo event planned for Jan. 26

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Dakota Galusha Memorial Fund will hold a designer purse bingo Jan. 26 at Allen Township Fire Company, 3530 Howertown Road.

Doors open 12:30 p.m., and games start 1:30 p.m.

Food will be available for purchase. A Chinese auction and bake sale will be held.

Tickets for the purse bingo are available at Potts Doggie Shop, 2428 Cherryville Road, Northampton, or by calling Jerry at 610-217-1729.



Monday, January 20, 2020 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 20

• Half-price sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until Jan. 25 during regular business hours.

• Open mic and jam event, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Adult Children of Alcoholics meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Moorestown. Information: 610-759-7363

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

JAN. 21

Lehigh Township: Pies, dumplings for sale

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, is selling meat pies and apple dumplings from Zook’s Homemade Chicken Pies.

Choices are chicken, beef or sausage pies, either 9 inches or 6 inches. Apple dumplings come in single or twin packs.

Order by Jan. 19. You can order after any of the Jan. 19 services or call Leslie at 610-216-1340.

Pickup is Feb. 2.


Bath: Museums are open Jan. 18

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Governor Wolf Historical Society Museum, 6600 Jacksonville Road, will be open to the public 1-3 p.m. Jan. 18, with tours of the society’s campus offered.

For more information, visit


The Bath Museum, 121 S. Walnut St., is open for tours 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 18.

Volunteers are always welcome.

To schedule tours, call 484-272-7314 and leave a message.


Chapman Quarries United Methodist Church, 1433 Main St., Chapman Borough, will be having its annual soup tasting, soup sale and bake sale 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 25.