Northampton Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Catasauqua: Borough Halloween parade is Oct. 16

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Borough’s annual Halloween parade will be 7 p.m. Oct. 16, with a rain date of Oct. 23.

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St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 122 Union St., will hold its third annual Oktoberfest 5-9 p.m. Oct. 19.

Featured will be homemade food including bratwurst, pulled pork sandwiches, pierogies, spaetzle, kraut, potato salad and more.

There will be a biergarten for adults with German beer and wine. Soda will be available as well.

Join in for the 4 p.m. Mass beforehand featuring German hymns by the choir.

Lehigh Township: Send in your community news

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Is your church or organization having a fundraiser or event in Lehigh Township you want to let the community know about? Send me the information at kristinaheschgrover@rcn.com, and I will be happy to announce it in a future column.

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Lehigh Township Historical Society is presenting a program on Pennsylvania German gravestones 11 a.m. Oct. 12 in the social hall of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Indianland, 787 Almond Road.

Northampton: Grace UCC to serve halupki dinner

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold a halupki dinner 5-7 p.m. Oct. 12. The meal includes two halupkies, mashed potatoes, roll and butter, a cupcake and a beverage. Takeouts are available.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For more information, call 610-262-7186.

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Don’t forget to R.S.V.P. by Oct. 13 for the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month service to be held 2 p.m. Oct. 20 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 105 E. 19th St.

Call the church at 610-261-2910 for more information.

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Coplay: Dinner to be served Oct. 12 at St. Peter

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner with the fixings 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12.

The dinner is open to the public.

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Don’t miss Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s community Halloween parade set for 7 p.m. Oct. 15.

The parade route begins at Chestnut and Ninth streets, travels down to Second Street and south to Hokendauqua Street.

Happenings

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 8

• Tai Chi exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Active Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 1-2 p.m. Fridays until Oct. 29. Information, cost and registration: 610-437-3700

• Hokendauqua Park and Playground Association girls and boys basketball registration, 6-7:30 p.m., at Hokendauqua Fire Company, 3022 S. Second St. Questions about the boys programs: Tom Mullin at tommullin8@gmail.com; questions about the girls program: Stephanie Snyder at stephaniesnyder80@gmail.com

Coplay: Purse bingo planned for Oct. 6

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., is hosting a designer purse bingo 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6 to benefit Team Coltan and Make-A-Wish.

Doors open noon.

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Coplay Democratic Club is holding its fall meeting 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at Paulie’s Restaurant, 1214 Chestnut St.

There will be candidates, or their representatives, in the Nov. 5 election at this meeting.

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St. Peter Roman Catholic Church will have a pork and sauerkraut or turkey dinner 4-7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the church hall. The meal is open to the public.

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Moore Township: Klecknersville Rangers fire company hosts craft show Oct. 3

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, is hosting a craft show and direct sales associates fair 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 3. Vendors are wanted; there is a cost for table space.

For more information, contact Stacy at 610-837-3465 or visit the Craft and Direct Sales Associates Fair Facebook event page.

Klecknersville Rangers invites the community to a fall festival 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 5. There will be food, games, hayrides, wagon barrel rides, live music and a silent auction.

For more information, call 610-837-1901.

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Northampton Area Public Library: Sign up now for children’s programs at Northampton library

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Sign-ups are underway for fall children’s programs at Northampton Area Public Library. General programs, for babies 3 months old up to students in fifth grade, begin the week of Oct. 22.

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The stitch and chat program is 6 p.m. Oct. 8. Bring your crocheting, knitting, cross-stitching or embroidery projects to the library and enjoy the company of crafty friends.

No registration is required.

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Remembering: Office secretary recalls working at Penn Dixie

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Remember when our high schools offered courses in typing, shorthand, office machines and bookkeeping? Today, offices have been transformed by computers and modern technology. A number of years ago, Kathy Unger, a friend and former secretary at the Penn Dixie Cement Company, wrote me a description of her position.

Kathy graduated from Nazareth High School in 1956. An excellent student, she was hired and trained to fill in for other secretaries during vacations, maternity leaves and illnesses.

Lehigh Township: Gravestone program scheduled for Oct. 12

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Lehigh Township Historical Society is presenting a program on Pennsylvania German gravestones 11 a.m. Oct. 12 in the social hall of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Indianland, 787 Almond Road.

Michael Emery, of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, will discuss the materials used, engraved text and decorative styles found on the grave markers.

Following the presentation, there will be a walk around the cemetery to view the old stones. This event is free and open to the public.

St. Paul’s Schoolhouse will be open 10-11 a.m. and noon-2 p.m.