Northampton Press

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Lehigh Township: Bethany hosts illusionist

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Harris the III, award-winning illusionist and storyteller, will be performing 7 p.m. March 29 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.

Bring the whole family for a transformative live experience that awakens wonder and can change lives.

Tickets are available at or the church office.

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


Dusting our past

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Old-timers still recall when cement dust was common in the “cement belt.” I wrote about this issue 18 years ago.

In 1999, two Northampton residents “remembered” dust in the Northampton, Coplay, Cementon and Egypt areas with letters to the editor.

They recalled when dust from the plants had to be swept from the sidewalks on a daily basis — sometimes, twice a day. The old Atlas plant’s 74 kilns had a squeaking sound, putting the residents of 10th, 11th and 12th streets in Northampton to sleep at night.

Moore Township: Club plans block shoot, meat raffle

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is having a block shoot and meat raffle 7-10 p.m. Feb. 22.

The kitchen will be open.

For more information, call 610-837-0310.


Moore Township Athletic Association is still accepting spring sports sign-ups online through Feb. 28. Visit

For more information, contact Dawn at

Also, MTAA will hold its next monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. March 6 in the all-purpose room at Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive.

Allen/East Allen townships: St. Peter’s serving soup, salad

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 8142 Valley View Road, Seemsville, will hold an all-you-can-eat soup and salad dinner 4-7 p.m. Feb. 28. The meal includes rolls and dessert.

There is a cost.

For tickets, call Sheila at 610-457-6368. Walk-ins are also welcome.


Registration is open to all youth ages 5 to 17 for the Bath Allen Youth Club spring 2019 baseball season.

To register, visit Online registration will continue until March 1.

For cost and other information, email or call Eric Miller at 484-358-5703.

Catasauqua: Community lunch planned for Feb. 23

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will be offering a free community lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 23.


Holy Trinity is hosting a concert by Moravian College’s concert choir 3 p.m. Feb. 24.

There is no charge for this musical program, but a freewill offering will be accepted.


The Legionnaires of the Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be having an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 24.

There will be scrambled eggs, toast, home fries, bacon, sausage, French toast, SOS, juice, coffee and tea.

Coplay: A look back on Second Street

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay 150th anniversary committee meets 7 p.m. Feb. 21 to continue finalizing plans for the celebrations. The fun begins with a banquet scheduled for April 6 at the American Club of Coplay pavilion.

All this talk about the anniversary has brought about more interest in the borough’s history. Here is a flashback to when Second Street was the focus of commercial, social and recreational activities.

Northampton: Nut roll, cheesecake sale going on now

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1301 Newport Ave., is having a nut roll and cheesecake sale.

Nut rolls are available in the following varieties: apricot, lekvar, nut, poppy seed, red raspberry and coconut.

Pick-up for both sale items is 9 a.m.-noon April 13 at the church.

For cost or to place an order, call Linda at 610-837-3076 or Marty at 610-682-4458 by March 27.


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 2181 Washington Ave., is hosting a breakfast 8:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 24.


Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 18

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

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

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.

Northampton: Valentine dance is Feb. 16

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., will hold a valentine dance 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. DJ Flip will entertain.

For tickets to the valentine dance and other information, call 610-262-3891.

Other planned activities include:

• Karaoke with DJ PK, 9 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month

• Polka and button box, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month

• St. Patrick’s Day party with DJ PK, 8 p.m. March 15


Northampton Area Public Library: Register now for tournament

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Registration begins Feb. 19 for Northampton Area Public Library’s teen Mario Kart tournament for anyone in grades 6-12.

Show off your Mario Kart driving skills with this head-to-head competition. Prizes will be awarded.

The tournament is scheduled for 1 p.m. March 16.


Calling all teens! Don’t miss the library’s do-it-yourself bath bomb event 3 p.m. Feb. 20. Anyone in grades 6-12 are welcome.

Registration is required.


Hygge hangout is scheduled for 6 p.m. Feb. 25.