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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Lehigh Township: Crafters sought for artisan show

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 1152 Oak Road, Walnutport, is currently seeking artists and crafters for its second annual artisan show, which will be held Sept. 23 and 24.

As in the past, the show will be juried to feature a wide variety of original, handmade, quality crafts and artwork.

To receive more information or an application, email or call 484-272-5710 and indicate if you are applying as an artist or crafter.


Allen Township/East Allen Township: Municipal offices will be closed Sept. 4

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Allen Township and East Allen Township municipal offices will be closed Sept. 4 in observance of Labor Day.


Reminder: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 22 Atlas Road, Howertown, is hosting “Shroud Encounter,” a documentary of the Shroud of Turin, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 20.

Catasauqua: Summer concerts will be held at park

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua summer concert series in the park continues with a concert 7 p.m. tonight, Aug. 17, which was rescheduled from July 17, at Catasauqua Park & Playground, 501 American St. Featured is Steel Creek Country, sponsored by Witt’s Tree Service.

At 7 p.m. tomorrow, Aug. 18, Jersey Girls and the Back Alley Boyz, ’50s and ’60s rock-n-roll music, will entertain. This concert is sponsored by Fitzpatrick, Lentz & Bubba.

The summer series is sponsored by Witt’s Tree Service and Brosky Insurance.


Northampton: Library has solar eclipse viewing glasses

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Be ready for the solar eclipse Aug. 21 with your free solar eclipse viewing glasses from the Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave.

Glasses are available one per person, and quantities are limited. They are made possible by STAR_net.


Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 hosts polkas and button box music 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Friday night at the Post home, Main Street and Laubach Avenue. Doors open 6:30 p.m.

DJ Flip Side will entertain with oldies music 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

Coplay: Parkway Pool plans family event tonight

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

There is a family splash and dance night this evening, Aug. 17, at the borough’s Parkway Pool. Freddie Frederick Jr. will host the party with music and games from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The previous event was shortened when a storm rolled in.


Munchkin Music with Miss Deb is 4 p.m. today, Aug. 17, at Coplay Public Library, Fifth and Center streets.

Also, Wildlands Conservancy will visit the library 11 a.m. Aug. 19.


Bath: Historical society tours offered Saturday

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in Columns

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

For more information, visit


The Bath museum, located in the Bath Borough building at Penn and Washington streets, will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 19.


From noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 26, the Borough of Bath will hold its second annual Suds and Spuds street fair. The event takes place on Chestnut and Northampton streets.


Monday, August 14, 2017 by The Press in Columns

AUG. 14

• “FIT-tastic” summer camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. The camp will continue until Aug. 18. Registration:

• Beading club meeting (for teens and adults), 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Drum-along with June Walker, 7 p.m., at Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township

AUG. 15

• Disney storytime, 12:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

Indian Trail Park: long-ago summers

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today I return to the old Indian Trail Park in Pennsville. The year is 1947. My father had just purchased his first post-war automobile: a 1947 Plymouth. We drove to the park on a sunny summer Sunday to enjoy the day.

Back in the Revolutionary War era, an old grist mill, which ground wheat, oats and corn, was still on site but no longer in operation. Community groups attempted to preserve the old mill, but their efforts were unsuccessful.

Coplay: Sign up for IRT’s 10K event

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

There is still time to sign up for the 16th annual Ironton Rail Trail 10K run/walk, beginning 8 a.m. Aug. 26 at Saylor Park. The event is a major IRT fundraiser.

Further information is available by calling 610-405-1025.


With schools opening shortly, Whitehall-Coplay School District will maintain the same bus stops in the borough as in the past, with locations on Chestnut, Second and Fourth streets.

Borough police patrols will keep a watchful eye when the youngsters leave for school in the morning and return in the afternoon.

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s taking orders for dinner

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Church, 122 Union St., is currently selling advanced tickets for its drive- thru chicken dinner. The meal will include half of a chicken, corn on the cob, baked potato, cole slaw and roll — all prepared by Fairview Catering.

Pickup will be 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

All you have to do is drive up Union Street (from Front Street), stop at the parking lot and hand in your ticket — and a volunteer will hand you your dinner!