Northampton Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Lehigh Township: Angel Ride set for Aug. 18 at Bethany

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Bethany Wesleyan Church’s Angel Ride event will be held 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 18 in the church’s main parking lot, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.

This fundraiser features an escorted motorcycle ride, lunch and a Chinese auction.

Cost includes lunch and a door prize.

All proceeds benefit the church’s ministries.

For more information, contact Nate Smith at 610-435-4177.

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Reminder: There will be an open house at St. Paul’s Schoolhouse, run by Lehigh Township Historical Society, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 11.

Catasauqua: Allentown Marine Band comes to borough park amphitheater

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents the Allentown Marine Band 7-10 p.m. Aug. 3.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening!

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The Night at the Races event will take place Aug. 4 at Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St. Doors open 6 p.m., and races begin 7 p.m.

Donations (a minimum of $10) will be taken at the door.

Enjoy a complimentary barbecue dinner, beer and soda.

You must be 21 or older to attend.

Northampton: VFW Post 4714 lists August events

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, Main Street and Laubach Avenue, has planned the following activities throughout the month.

Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box

Aug. 10, 9 p.m., karaoke with DJ PK

Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box

Aug. 24 10 p.m., karaoke with Crazy K

Aug. 25, 8 p.m., music mix and dance party with DJ Flip Side

Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m., polka and button box

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Happenings

Monday, July 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

JULY 30

• Upcycled music box (for grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

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

JULY 31

• Summer learning program concludes (Officer Wiseman and K-9 partner Zora will visit), 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. Information: 610-264-4151

Coplay: Garden club meets July 26

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Garden Club meets 7 p.m. July 26 at St. John’s Lutheran Church’s social hall, 18 S. Third St.

The club members plant and take care of flowers at public sites, such as the library grounds.

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The St. John’s Lutheran Church Bible study group will have a summer cookout and movie July 29 beginning 6 p.m. at the parsonage of Pastor Timothy Boyer, Third and Coplay streets.

Another such evening will be held Aug. 19.

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Northampton: AARP meeting to be held Aug. 8

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Aug. 8 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment and refreshments will be provided.

If interested in any trips, please call Sharon at 610-261-9182

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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 18.

Food will be available for purchase.

Proceeds benefit the church’s building fund.

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Allen/East Allen townships: Clam night planned

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Clam night at Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will be held 4 p.m. Aug. 11.

The event is first come, first served and is open to the public.

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There will be breakfast at Lappawinzo Fish and Game 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 19.

There is a cost.

The event is open to the public.

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Reminder: The fourth annual Northampton Area School District Student Council car show will be held July 28 at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane (off Colony Drive), East Allen Township.

Moore Township: Movie, bonfire planned for July 27 at Holy Cross

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Moorestown, is having a movie night with a bonfire 6 p.m. July 27.

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

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Moore Township Athletic Association will hold its next meeting 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at the pavilion on the grounds of the Moore Township Recreation Center, 635 English Road.

For more information, visit mtaaredhawks.org.

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Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is offering a gun law seminar 2-4 p.m. Aug. 5.

Lehigh Township: Lehigh Township Historical Society sets open house

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

There will be an open house at St. Paul’s Schoolhouse, run by Lehigh Township Historical Society, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 11.

The schoolhouse is located at 780 Almond Road, Walnutport.

There will be a special presentation in the church fellowship hall 11:30 a.m. by Tammy Schane (Talks by Tammy) about the progressive movement of the early 20th century and how it was affected by World War I and the flu pandemic in 1918.

At this annual event, snacks and drinks will be provided.

Donations are welcome.

For more information, visit lehightownshiphistoricalsociety.org.

Railroad series concludes

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this concluding column, Mr. Mike Bednar, noted local historian, recalls some of our railroad history. Mike worked on railroads for 41 years and, with the aid of his wife, Donna, wrote a number of books on railroad history and lore.

In the last column, we wrote about two famous Lehigh Valley Railroad trains — the Black Diamond and the John Wilkes.

Today, we board the Asa Packer, Maple Leaf and Central Railroad of New Jersey’s Philadelphia Flyer.