Northampton Press

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Moore Township: Township festival is Saturday

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The township will present the third annual Community Days celebration Aug. 26. There will be food from local nonprofits, a 5K race, live music and a fireworks display.

New this year, attendees can take a helicopter ride to view the scenery of Moore Township from the air. There is a cost.

The 5K race will begin 9:30 a.m. The fireworks display will be held 10 p.m.

For more information, contact the township at 610-759-9449 or visit mooretownship.org.

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Lehigh Township: Salem plans craft event Saturday

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Methodist Church, 1067 Blue Mountain Drive, Danielsville, will be holding a farmers market and craft event 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 26.

Local vendors will feature farm produce, crafts, homemade pierogies and baked goods.

For more information, call 610-767-8361.

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Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, will be hosting a “Christmas with The Annie Moses Band” concert Dec. 1.

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

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Report card from 120 years ago

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

“Remember” when you were a student in elementary and high school? For some of us, that’s a long, long time ago. The day most dreaded was report card time. Would our parents be pleased with our effort and achievement?

One of my teacher friends at the Northampton Middle School shared with me a report card from the Siegfrieds Grammar School — the year, 1896-97.

Siegfried was one of the three villages that would later, in 1909, be incorporated as the Borough of Northampton. Siegfried was basically located in the borough’s present first ward.

Allen/East Allen townships: Gov. Wolf will host new campus event

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Beginning Sept. 8, and continuing the second Friday of each month through March, Gov. Wolf Historical Society will open its campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, for an evening of music, fun and partying.

Each month will feature different musicians in each of the society’s three buildings, with genres ranging from blues to bluegrass, folk to Celtic.

These evenings will be BYOB. Complimentary nonalcoholic beverages and light snacks will be available.

There is a cost. No advance reservations are needed.

Coplay: Community Days festival has come a long way

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Much has changed since Coplay Community Days made its debut in 1980. The event has become a mega festival in the borough, while at the same time retaining its core — a town-based organization having an opportunity to raise money for its programs and providing a wide choice of food and beverages to the patrons attending.

The three-day festival, dubbed as Party in the Park, begins Friday evening. The event has evolved into a regional affair, as out-of-towners join borough residents in marking summer’s unofficial end with one big blast.

Northampton: Cement museum will be open for tours Sunday

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum will be open 1-3 p.m. Aug. 27. It is located next to borough hall, 1401 Laubach Ave.

The museum will be open the second and fourth Sunday through September.

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Northampton Area Food Bank will hold its annual volunteer appreciation picnic 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Indianland, 787 Almond Road, Walnutport. Volunteers from throughout the year are invited.

Meat and beverages will be provided. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Catasauqua: Borough’s concert series continues Aug. 25 with GirlCrue

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

At 7 p.m. Aug. 25, Catasauqua’s concert series continues with a performance by rock band GirlCrue at Catasauqua Park & Playground, 501 American St.

The event is sponsored by Brosky Insurance.

Bring your chairs and blankets!

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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, is seeking crafters to participate in its fall craft fair Sept. 23.

For an application, call Bob Bastian at 610-266-4287 or pick up one in the church office between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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Happenings

Monday, August 21, 2017 by The Press in Columns

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• Miller-Keystone blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Schedule a time to donate: Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061

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• Adult coloring club meeting (for 18 years old and older), 11 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Summer reading program wrap-up party, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

Lehigh Township: Crafters sought for artisan show

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 1152 Oak Road, Walnutport, is currently seeking artists and crafters for its second annual artisan show, which will be held Sept. 23 and 24.

As in the past, the show will be juried to feature a wide variety of original, handmade, quality crafts and artwork.

To receive more information or an application, email nsteinmetz@windywillowstudios.com or call 484-272-5710 and indicate if you are applying as an artist or crafter.

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Allen Township/East Allen Township: Municipal offices will be closed Sept. 4

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Allen Township and East Allen Township municipal offices will be closed Sept. 4 in observance of Labor Day.

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Reminder: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 22 Atlas Road, Howertown, is hosting “Shroud Encounter,” a documentary of the Shroud of Turin, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20.