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Moore column

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Columns

Holy Cross to host concert

Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Moorestown, will host a concert featuring the Penn State Choir "Essence of Joy."

It takes place tomorrow, Friday, March 1, starting at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the church office at 610-759-7363.


The youth group at Christ United Church of Christ, Little Moore, is sponsoring a yard sale Saturday, March 2. Tables are still available for a cost.

The yard sale will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and set up will take place Friday evening from 6-8:30 p.m.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Church to celebrate Welsh heritage March 10

The women at the Catasauqua Presbyterian Church, 210 Pine St., are planning a special celebration of David Thomas and the church's Welsh Heritage on Sunday, March 10.

A gathering will be held at 3 p.m. to view the video of the David Thomas play which the church members performed several years ago. There will be a covered dish dinner following the video.

Call the church office for more information at 610-264-2595.


St. Mary's Church, 122 Union St., is now accepting preschool registration for the 2013-14 school year.

Lehigh Township column

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Basket social set for March 16

The annual Spring Basket Social at St. Nicholas Church, Berlinsville, will be held on Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Winners are notified by phone Sunday afternoon.

There will be a bake sale, the kitchen will be open, and nut roll will be available for purchase.

The event is held in the social hall of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 4412 Mountain View Drive (Route 946), Walnutport.

For more information, call 610-767-3107 or 610-767-9892.


Coplay column

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Coplay streets need cleaning

The annual March cleaning of Coplay's streets can't come soon enough for borough residents.

Families say the grit, fine sand and other materials get tracked into their homes, putting their vacuum cleaners into overtime mode.

When driving around surrounding communities, some say they have seen the municipal street sweepers in action.

A few years ago, the borough had an opportunity to join North Catasauqua Borough and Allen Township to purchase a street sweeper. The council at the time decided against the purchase.

Coplay column

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Coplay still has open space

Open space is a hot button topic when it comes to farmland preservation and urban sprawl.

In Coplay, there is a wide spread belief the borough has little open space left and that the community is built up to the hilt. However, the town is greener than some might think.

A 4-acre plus tract on land previously owned by the Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company is currently on the market. It is located on the northern fringe of the borough, off Chestnut Street between the Whitehall Township border and the Ironton Rail-Trail. Some speculate the land will be developed in the future.

Northampton column

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Oldies dance, benefit tournament set for Saturday

The Quota Club of Northampton is holding its annual oldies dance on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Northampton Memorial Community Center, 16th Street and Laubach Avenue.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and a dinner buffet will begin at 6:30 p.m. Beverages are included. Deejay Jimmy K will play oldies from 7 to 11 p.m.

Proceeds of this event will go to help a local family with a child fighting cancer.

For tickets, call Nikol at 610-440-2171 or see Dale at Miller Supply Ace Hardware.


Bath column

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Flea market set for March 3

Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Blue Mountain Drive, Moore Township, will hold an indoor flea market Sunday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The kitchen will be open and raw, homemade filling will be available.

For more information, call 484-860-0951.


Although the Bath 275th Anniversary celebration of the borough is complete, the memories live on.

The committee has purchased and installed a souvenir cabinet at the Bath Borough building. The cabinet will be publicly dedicated, recognizing and memorializing the momentous anniversary.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Legion to host breakfast

The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will be holding its all-you-can-eat monthly breakfast Sunday, Feb. 24, 8 a.m.-noon.

Served will be cream chipped beef, scrambled eggs, toast, home fries, bacon, sausage, American (formerly French) toast, juice, coffee and tea.

Don't feel like cooking? Come on down! Call 610-266-7170 for more information.


Paying heed to Punxsutawny Phil, the Catasauqua Garden Club has scheduled its spring luncheon for Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Lehigh Township column

Thursday, February 21, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Historical society to host speaker Feb. 25

Plan to attend the winter program this month sponsored by the Lehigh Township Historical Society. It takes place Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m., at Hope Lutheran Church, in Cherryville.

Speaker Dave Schneck will present a program and talk about the years he played baseball with the New York Mets. You will learn what his life was like as a professional baseball player.

Following the program will be a time for questions, and light refreshments will be served.