Northampton Press

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Happenings

Monday, January 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 21

• Beading Club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of 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.

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

• Coplay Lions Club meeting, 7:15 p.m., at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

JAN. 22

Coplay: Anniversary meeting is Jan. 17

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

With the borough’s 150th anniversary this year, the committee is busy planning the finishing touches for the celebration. The committee meets 7 p.m. Jan. 17 in council chambers at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

There is an opening banquet scheduled in April to kick off the celebration. Other events are being planned to commemorate the borough’s anniversary.

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The final day for Christmas tree pickup is Jan. 18.

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Commitment to Family and Community has an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 20 at its 165 Cherry St. location.

Northampton: Mayor proclaims School Choice Week

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed Jan. 20-26 as Northampton School Choice Week in the borough.

“School Choice Week is celebrated across the country by millions of students, parents, educators, schools and organizations to raise awareness of the need for effective educational options for all children,” Reenock said. “Northampton is home to a variety of high-quality public and nonpublic schools from which parents can choose for their children, in addition to families who educate their children in their home.”

Catasauqua: Churches to hold cook-off event

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Paul’s and Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran churches will be holding a chili cook-off 4-6 p.m. Jan. 19 at Holy Trinity, 604 Fourth St.

One hundred percent of the proceeds, which will come through donations, will benefit Catasauqua Community Food Bank.

There will also be baked goods available for purchase.

For more information, call 610-264-2641.

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The Catty Club, 226 Pine St., will be having its next all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 9 a.m.-noon. Jan. 20.

Allen/East Allen townships: Walking club to begin March 26

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

East Allen Township Parks & Recreation will be starting a free community walking club.

The program, Walk This Way to Better Health, will begin March 26. It will be 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Bicentennial Park West, Colony Drive.

Looking ahead, East Allen Township is planning a community yard sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27 at Bicentennial Park East.

For information on the walking club or yard sale, call Chuck Frantz, township parks director, at 610-262-7961, ext. 306.

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Lehigh Township: Township eateries are part of new Restaurant Week

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Lehigh Township’s Berlinsville Hotel and 19th Grille at Woodstone Golf Club are part of the first-ever Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce Restaurant Week, held Jan. 20-26.

This event includes North Whitehall, Heidelberg, Lowhill, Washington, Lynn and Lehigh townships along with the Boroughs of Slatington, Walnutport, Schnecksville and Neffs.

Participating restaurants will be offering a prix fixe menu. Menus and more participating restaurants can be found at lehighvalleychamber.org/greaternorthernlehighrestaurantweek.

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Bath: Historical society holds tours Jan. 19

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Governor Wolf Historical Society Museum, 6600 Jacksonville Road, will be open to the public 1-3 p.m. Jan. 19 with tours of the society’s campus offered.

For more information, visit govwolf.org.

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The Bath Museum, 121 S. Walnut St., will be open to the public 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 19.

Volunteers are welcome!

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Petersville Rod & Gun Club, 550 Club Road, has bingo every Thursday. It is open to the public.

The doors open 6 p.m., and bingo starts 7 p.m.

The kitchen will be open.

For more information, call 610-261-2210 after 4 p.m.

Happenings

Monday, January 14, 2019 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 14

• Last day to drop off food, toiletry items and household paper products for the North Catasauqua small Town USA drive. The drop-off bin is in the main vestibule at North Catasauqua Borough Hall, 1066 Fourth St.

• Adult Children of Alcoholics meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Moorestown. The group meets every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Information: 610-759-7363

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

Lehigh Township: Marriage conference set for March 9

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, will be hosting a marriage conference 1 p.m. March 9.

Special guest speakers, John and Patty Bray, are down to earth and speak in a relevant style that will keep you engaged. You will laugh, learn and grow in your relationship with your spouse.

After three seminar sessions with the Brays, a banquet dinner and comedy show featuring Andy Beningo will complete the event.

For more information, call the church office at 610-767-1239 or visit bethanywes.org.

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Taking a ride on N&B Railroad

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this fourth column, Mike Bednar, local railroad historian, is over at the old Northampton-Bath Railroad yard in Northampton. The N&B was incorporated in 1902. It was a major carrier of cement from the Atlas Portland Cement Company, the largest in the world.

The rail yard was named Navarro in honor of Jose Navarro, the founder of the Atlas. The railroad extended 8 miles to Bath, where they could transfer cars to the Lehigh New England and Delaware Lackawanna and Western railroads.