Northampton Press

Monday, June 26, 2017

Moore Township: Movie night set for June 16

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Moore Township is holding a free movie night, showing “Rogue One,” June 16 in the Moore Township Recreation Center, located off Route 946.

For more information, call 610-759-9949.


Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, is having a flea market beginning 7 a.m. June 17.

Food will be available for purchase.

Vendors are welcome. Call 610-759-5780 to reserve a space and for more information.

Also at Salem June 17, there will be a Friends of Phoebe blood drive and jewelry sale 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Allen/East Allen townships: Register for E. Allen summer camp now

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Time is running out to register for East Allen Township’s summer camp, which runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 19-Aug. 3 at Bicentennial Park.

This seven-week program is for boys and girls ages 5 to 12.

You can register your child 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the East Allen Township Municipal Building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

There is a cost.

In addition to time spent at Bicentennial Park, campers will take trips to Hampton Lanes, the Roxy, Wildlands Conservancy, Lehigh Valley Zoo and more.

Lehigh Township: Charity event planned

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Sunday Pool League, a not-for-profit organization currently consisting of more than 150 local members throughout the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas, hosts a charity pool tournament to benefit a local cause or organization each year. This year, proceeds will be donated to Paul’s House sponsored by VALOR Clinic Foundation.

VALOR is an organization for veterans to help other veterans to navigate through the process of recovering and rebuilding.

State hospital farm workers were good country neighbors

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

In this continuing series, I am looking back at the old Allentown State Hospital Farm in Weaversville. As a youngster (that’s a couple years ago) my father and I helped Willie Smith on his Weaversville farm, so I had a firsthand view of the neighboring farm.

The buildings on the 800-acre farm were all painted white and beautifully maintained.

The superintendent of the Allentown State Hospital would make unannounced stops to check on the treatment of the patients who worked there and the condition of the farms.

Northampton: Science program planned at library

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Registration is underway for the Northampton Area Public Library’s summer learning programs and summer reading challenge. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.”

A “Design It, Build It” science session will be held 10 a.m. June 21. Children ages 4-10 and their caregivers are invited to attend. No registration is required.

A program titled “Eyes of the Wild” is planned for 6 p.m. June 22. Families can meet rescued animals and hear about the beautiful creatures and habitats we share this world with. No registration is required.

Coplay: Anniversary committee will meet tonight

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

This evening, the borough’s 150th anniversary celebration committee meets 7 p.m. in the council chambers of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St. The celebration occurs in 2019.

Also this evening, Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 convenes 7:30 p.m., usually for a workshop of sorts, on the second floor of the municipal building.


Aqua Zumba debuts for the summer at Parkway Pool 6:30 p.m. June 19 and each Monday evening thereafter.


Catasauqua: Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church to hold sale Saturday

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will be having its annual yard and bake sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 17. The event is rain or shine.

There will be a wide variety of merchandise, and all of the delicious baked goods are made by the members.

Food and refreshments also will be available.


Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association’s Biery House, 8 Race St. will be open 1-4 p.m. June 18. There will be a PowerPoint presentation and discussion titled “Architecture of Catasauqua’s Historic Homes.”

Parking is at Deily Coal Yard, 5 Union St.


Monday, June 12, 2017 by The Press in Columns


• St. John’s Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the social hall of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton

• Christ United Church of Christ, Little Moore, Vacation Bible School (VBS), 6:15-8:15 p.m., at 913 S. Mink Road, Danielsville. VBS continues until June 16. Information and registration: 610-837-3526

• Poetry reading and book signing by Gail Zimmerman Thomas, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339


Allen/East Allen townships: Good Shepherd plans VBS program

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville, will hold Vacation Bible School June 19-23 for children age 3 through sixth grade.

This year’s theme is “Tis The Season.” Attendees will learn about the birth of Jesus through stories, songs, crafts, games and snacks.

The children will celebrate Jesus’ birthday 9 a.m. June 25.

Preregister by calling the church office at 610-262-9517 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, by attending 9 a.m. services on Sundays or visiting the church website,

Northampton: Historical society, Quota plan spring sales

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton Area Historical Society will be having its annual spring garage sale in conjunction with the Quota Club of Northampton. Both sales will be held 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 10.

The society’s sale will be held at the station. Donations from the public for the sale can be dropped off 6-8 p.m. June 8 and 9.

There is no rain date for this event.

For information, call 610-851-0154 or 610-262-8198.

Quota Club’s sale will be held at Canal Park. The rain date is June 11.