Northampton Press

Monday, July 6, 2020

Northampton: Nursery school registration is open

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is accepting registrations for the 2020-21 school year.

The 2-year-old playgroup class will meet 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.

The 3-year-old class meets 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class size is limited to 16 children. Children need to be toilet trained for this class.

Remembering: Weaversville today

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In today’s column, Larry Oberly shares some current photographs of the Weaversville area, and we relate the properties to the history of the village.

The former Howertown Rose Nursery was a dairy farm. Mr. Samuel Schrantz purchased the farm and converted a portion of the property into a popular retail rose garden. Full of energy, he was also employed at Universal Atlas Portland Cement Company, in charge of its landscaping. The plant manager, “Butch” Boucher, wanted the plant grounds to have an attractive lawn and shrubbery landscape.

Moore Township: MTAA plans July 1 meeting

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Moore Township Athletic Association will hold its next monthly meeting 7 p.m. July 1 at the township recreation center pavilion.

Bring your own chair as social distancing will be practiced.

For more information, visit


Keystone Collections Group will serve as the new real estate tax and per capita tax collector for residents of the Northampton Area School District, effective July 1. Real estate and per capita tax bills will be mailed separately on or around July 1.

Catasauqua: Garden club cancels July 1 meeting

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Garden Club has canceled its July 1 meeting.

Sue Kittick was scheduled to discuss cooking with herbs.


Catasauqua Borough Manager Steve Travers would like to commend the participants, Catasauqua High School students and community members on the borough’s recent Black Lives Matter march June 5.

Travers described the event as a safe environment. He said the borough and police department were prepared in case the march turned violent, as was seen in many towns across the country. This was not the case in Catasauqua.


Lehigh Township: Hope Lutheran Church creating drive-thru VBS program

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, is planning a drive-thru Vacation Bible School July 6-10. Each morning will feature a drive-thru adventure, which will include Bible characters, fun and games.

Challenges and themes will change daily. There will be a water day, a stay-in-your-car egg hunt and lots of other creative experiences. Children will receive snacks, take-home crafts and other surprises.


Monday, June 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns


• Deadline to order drive-thru halupki dinners, to be picked up 4-6 p.m. June 27 at the parish hall of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church, 435 Pershing Blvd., Fullerton. Information, cost and orders: Joan at 610-349-7791

• Do-it-yourself wands class, 3-4 p.m., on YouTube and Facebook. Information and registration for supplies (required):


• Book club chat (any fantasy book of your choice), 6-6:30 p.m., on Zoom. Information and to sign up: Coplay Public Library Facebook page

Northampton: Roxy Theatre owner honored for 50 years

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Borough Mayor Thomas Reenock has issued a proclamation honoring Richard Wolfe on 50 years as owner of the Roxy Theatre.

“I probably never thought there would be a time I would be here 50 years and that I would be celebrating this milestone with the theater actually closed due to the coronavirus,” Wolfe said.

The Roxy has been closed since March due to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s mandate that non-essential business remain closed until Northampton County reaches the green phase of reopening. The county is currently in the yellow phase.

Allen/East Allen townships: Summer camp set to begin June 29

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Registration is now open for summer camp at Bicentennial Park in East Allen Township.

Camp is scheduled to run 9 a.m.-1 p.m. from June 29 to Aug. 6 and is limited to 75 campers.

The camp will be open to 7- to 10-year-olds. However, if the 75-camper limit is not reached by June 22, the camp will be open to 11- and 12-year-olds.

Find the registration form on the recreation page on the township’s website, There is a drop box in the parking lot of the township building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd. The form can also be mailed.

Coplay: Borough tot lot remains closed

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The tot lot behind the municipal building remains closed. It is not expected the facilities will open until the county enters the green phase of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan.

Social distancing and other restrictions will remain in place after opening.


Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association has seen a modest uptick in food donations from the public since the borough hall has reopened. Although the use of the borough hall is restricted, donations are being left in the lobby for the borough’s food pantry.


Catasauqua: Holy Trinity plans Aug. 28 basket raffle

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will be holding its big basket raffle Aug. 28.

Stay tuned for more information.


Reminder: Catasauqua Borough has partnered with The Gas House Dance Hall to continue the summer concert series. Concerts are 8 p.m. Friday nights.

Cunningham & Associates is next in the lineup and will perform June 19.

All concerts are virtual and livestreamed on