Northampton Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Allen/East Allen townships: Allen Township office closed Oct. 9 for holiday

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Allen Township Municipal Office will be closed Oct. 9 in observance of Columbus Day.

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Reminder: Allen Township Fire Company is planning a country night Oct. 7 at the social hall, 3530 Howertown Road.

Rehrig Brothers Band will perform 7-10 p.m.

For tickets and other information, call 610-837-6696.

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East Allen Township Fire Department auxiliary will hold a variety bingo fundraiser Nov. 5 at the station, 5354 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Doors open 11:30 a.m. Bingo begins 1 p.m.

For advance tickets, call 610-767-7140.

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Coplay: Food bank is open Oct. 10

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The community food bank, operated by Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association in the basement of borough hall, will be open 8:30-10 a.m. Oct. 10. Among the more immediate needs, food pantry volunteers say they need donations of rice, fruit cups, potatoes, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly.

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Coplay Sports Inc. will meet 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Sixth Street field house. The public is invited.

The upcoming youth basketball and cheerleading programs will be on the agenda.

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Coplay Cement Company and the Trump connection

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this third column, Mr. Larry Oberly and this writer are over at the old Essroc Cement office, now Lehigh Hanson. Essroc was formerly Coplay Cement, so we were given permission to search for some old Coplay history.

There are records for the early Coplay Cement Company, which was founded in 1866. Many are handwritten. We found many interesting flashbacks to the company’s past. Among the photographs we found were many projects in New York City, Maryland, New Jersey and other East Coast cities that used Coplay Cement.

Happenings

Monday, October 2, 2017 by The Press in Columns

OCT. 2

• Free community lunch, 11 a.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., Catasauqua

OCT. 3

• Mini and junior youth groups (K-5) meeting and dinner, 5:30-7 p.m., at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Fullerton. The event will continue the first Tuesday of each month until April 2018.

• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive. Information: 610-759-1652

OCT. 4

• Catasauqua Garden Club meeting, 1 p.m., at Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua

Bath: Farmers market ends Friday

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The last day of the Bath Farmers Market is Sept. 29. Come on out 3-7 p.m. to Keystone Park, Green Street, and stock up on all the fall produce, as well as peanut butter for school lunches, your favorite baked goods, craft beer and meal kits for easy weeknight dinners.

Stick around because the movie “Ghostbusters” will be shown 8 p.m. in the park. Bring blankets and chairs. The movie will be shown in the pavilion if there is rain.

Vendors, crafters and nonprofits interested in joining next year should visit bathfarmersmarket.org.

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Northampton: Friendly Fifties to meet

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Friendly Fifties group will meet 1 p.m. Oct. 9 in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Country-western singer Donna Parsons will entertain.

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Oct. 11 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open noon.

Entertainment and refreshments will be provided.

Those interested in trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.

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Allen/East Allen townships: Country night to be held Oct. 7

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Allen Township Fire Company is planning a country night Oct. 7 at the social hall, 3530 Howertown Road.

Rehrig Brothers Band will perform 7-10 p.m.

For tickets and other information, call 610-837-6696.

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East Allen Township Fire Department auxiliary will hold a variety bingo fundraiser Nov. 5 at the station, 5354 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Doors open 11:30 a.m. Bingo begins 1 p.m.

For advance tickets, call 610-767-7140.

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Lehigh Township: Bethany sets concert date

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

A Zion Choral Society concert will be held 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. A free-will offering will be taken.

For more information, visit bethanywes.org or call 610-767-1239.

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Is your church or organization having a fundraiser or event in Lehigh Township you want to let the community know about? Send me the information at kristinaheschgrover@rcn.com, and I will be happy to announce it in a future column.

Catasauqua: Hartzell’s will present family program

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

A free program on family care-giving — and deciding when it’s time to get help — will be presented 6 p.m. tonight, Sept. 28, by Hartzell’s Pharmacy. The event will take place at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St.

Putting a senior care plan in place can be a difficult task to handle alone. Knowing which options to choose from becomes overwhelming at times. Learn about the best options available to address your loved one’s medical and safety needs at this event.

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