Northampton Press

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Coplay: Garden club gets together Nov. 29

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Garden Club meets 7 p.m. Nov. 29 in the social hall of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St.

The public is invited.


The third annual O Come All Ye Faithful Social Call Christmas party will be held Dec. 7 at the American Club of Coplay pavilion, 300 Cherry St.

Doors open 4:45 p.m., and the kitchen opens 5 p.m. Social Call will play 7-10 p.m.

It is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at Samuel Owens Restaurant, The Bacon Strip, Reph’s Complete Auto, A Buzz and Beyond or the borough office.

Moore Township: Tree lighting is scheduled for Dec. 1

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Moore Township Lions and Lioness clubs will have their annual Christmas tree lighting 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1.

The tree is located on the corner of Routes 946 and 987 in Klecknersville.

Santa will be there.

Refreshments are provided by Latteman’s Corner Store.

For more information, contact Lois Iasiello at


Mountain View Wesleyan Church, 1001 Deemer Road, invites the community to its annual homemade Christmas cookie sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 1. There will be more than 40 varieties to choose from.

Railroad memories

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

We recently wrote a five-part series on railroad memories, which resulted in a number of people sharing their own railroad experiences with us. So I called my friend Mike Bednar, a former railroad engineer and author of a number of railroad books, requesting more information. He graciously agreed.

Mike and his friend Ken Bealer authored the book “Trackside Around the Pennsylvania Cement District” in 2010. They write that seven railroads at one time served the area.


Monday, November 26, 2018 by The Press in Columns

NOV. 26

• Deadline to order nut rolls (apricot, lekvar, nut, poppy seed, red raspberry and pumpkin cheese), to be picked up 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 8 at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1301 Newport Ave., Northampton. Information, cost and orders: Marty at 610-682-4458, Helen at 610-261-4575 or Linda at 610-262-0265

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

Coplay: Borough office closed Nov. 22, 23

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The borough office, 98 S. Fourth St., will be closed Nov. 22 and 23 for the holiday.

Recycling pickup has been moved up from Nov. 23 to Nov. 21. There is no change in garbage collection.


The community tree-lighting program, along with Santa’s visit to Coplay, will be held Dec. 6 outside the municipal building beginning 6:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association and will feature holiday carols.

The festivities continue in the auditorium with hot chocolate and doughnuts and entertainment provided by Lori and James.

Bath: Advent craft event to be held Nov. 25

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, will be holding an Advent craft night 6 p.m. Nov. 25.


Sacred Heart School, 115 Washington St., will be holding its sixth annual Christmas boutique 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Dec. 1 and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 2.

There will be handmade items from local vendors, gift cards to more than 200 stores, hot food and a homemade cookie bar.


Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, will be holding an indoor flea market 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 2. The kitchen will be open.

Catasauqua: Craft fair planned

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, will be having its Holly Craft Fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 24. The kitchen will have food available for purchase. A bake sale will also be held.


The Legionnaires of the Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will have an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 25.

There will be scrambled eggs, toast, home fries, bacon, sausage, French toast, SOS, juice, coffee and tea. For more information, call 610-266-7170.

There will be no breakfast in December.


Northampton: Holiday program to be held Nov. 25

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Borough’s annual tree lighting will be held Nov. 25 at the triangle, Main Street and Laubach Avenue.

The festivities begin 5:30 p.m. with holiday music by members of Good Shepherd Catholic School’s performing arts department.

Santa will arrive 6 p.m. with treats for the children.

The 25-foot-tall evergreen tree was donated by Richard Ackerman, who, along with his family, will flip the switch to light the tree.


Allen/East Allen townships: Christmas house tour set for Dec. 1

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Governor Wolf Historical Society’s 38th annual Christmas house tour will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 1.

This year’s theme is “Keep a Candle in the Window.”

Ten area historic homes and other structures will be decorated for the holidays.

The historical society’s annual Holiday History Family Day will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. that day at the GWHS campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road.

Lehigh Township: Hope plans nativity display Nov. 24, 25

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Don’t miss Hope Lutheran Church’s 19th annual open house nativity display, held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 24 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 25 at the church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville.

For more information about this display, call the church office at 610-767-7203.


Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, will host its Festival of Trees 4-9 p.m. Saturdays, from Nov. 24 to Dec. 15, at the red barn above the north parking lot of the church.

Bethany will also host Denver & the Mile High Orchestra 7 p.m. Nov. 28.