The Woman's Club of Catasauqua will hold their first meeting of the New Year on Thursday, Jan. 17 at noon at the Old Country Buffet in Whitehall. Each member is to bring an item for the Catasauqua Food Pantry. There will be a chance to win a gift certificate. All donations are appreciated.
The Catasauqua Thrift Shop was closed the week between Christmas and New Year, but is now open with beautiful clothing for the entire family.
Covenant United Methodist Church, 2715 Mountain View Drive, is offering a free blood pressure screening on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.
For more information, call the church office at 610-837-7517.
Moore Township Recreation Center wants to remind residents that sleigh riding is allowed on the rec center grounds.
Residents are also reminded that the walking track is open again this year through the end of March. The track will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 6 to 9 p.m. The track is a well-lit, safe place to exercise.
Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Allen Township Fire Company, 3530 Howertown Road. Doors open at noon.
Mark Sessanato from Independence Planning Group will be the guest speaker.
Those planning to attend are asked to bring some baked goods to the meeting.
Anyone the age of 50 and up is welcome to become a member of Chapter 3915.
Those interested in AARP bus trips should contact Sharon at 610-262-9182.
Bethany Wesleyan Church Cord of Three Women's Ministries meets the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center Loft.
The church is located at 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.
For more information, call 610-767-1239.
Plan to attend the special program on Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m., in the Kuntz Hall of Hope Lutheran Church to hear volunteers from the Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company talk about the important work they do and how they serve the community.
· AARP Chapter 3115 meeting – noon, American Club, 300 Cherry St., Coplay. Bring a nonperishable food item for the food bank. Refreshments available during the social hour. Guitarist Shep will entertain. New members welcome. Information: 610-395-2820.
· Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting – 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. Program: "My American Freedom Via Amateur Radio" - AC7HU." Members and interested general public are welcome. Information: www.dlarc.org, KE3AW@ ARRL.NET or 610-432-8286.
The Northampton Quota Club would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who supported Christmas Gifts for Kids. Quota was able to help 35 children in the Northampton area have a wonderful holiday. More than $1,000 in food and gift cards were provided.
The Quota Club also sponsored a second project. A Little Shopper Santa Shop was held for the children who use the Northampton Area Food Bank.
I believe Catasauquans enjoyed a very busy holiday season this year and, as we start the New Year, I have nothing to report this week.
So, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy New Year and to thank you for all the news, events and happenings that have helped make my column so successful and enjoyable.
It has been my pleasure to meet new folks and talk to the many again and again as I so enjoy working with you all.
Coplay's public works personnel are poised to maintain their reputation as one of the best in keeping the borough's streets and alleys safe and open to vehicular traffic when snow or ice covers the macadam surfaces.
The crew, headed by Public Works Supervisor Dan Pavelko, has received thanks over the past winters for doing a good job of clearing the streets so motorists can travel to and from their destination, whether it is to work, to visit family or shop at the market.
The Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company Country Garden will hold an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet Friday, Jan. 4, from 4 to 8 p.m.
The dinner will include soup, salad bar, rolls, side dishes, entrees and desserts. All proceeds benefit the fire company.
Beginning Jan. 2 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, Wednesday evening activities will include the following:
Soup and salad, 5-6:15 p.m.
Kingdom Kids (third-fifth grade), Ignite Group (sixth-12th grade) and adult classes including grief share and divorce care support groups, 6:30-8 p.m.
In my last column, I remembered a tragic event in American history, the Triangle Waist Company fire, a disaster that claimed the lives of 148 garment workers on March 25, 1911, in New York City. I wrote the column as a result of a conversation with a lady I met whose late aunt had survived the horrific tragedy.