Northampton Press

Monday, July 6, 2020

Northampton Area Public Library: Library now has all items available for curbside service

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Public Library began curbside pickup service June 15. All items available in the library, including books, audiobooks, magazines, DVDs, CDs and board games, may be picked up.

To participate, place a hold on items via You may also call the library at 610-262-7537 to place holds. You will be notified once your items are ready for pickup.

The library asks you to schedule a time to pick up your items. At your designated time, visit the library by the front doors. Your items will be bagged and labeled with your name.


Bath: Northampton County virus testing site open until June 26

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Northampton County-sponsored COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at Easton Hospital, 250 S. 21st St., will remain open until June 26.

Hours of operation are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday in the main parking lot.

Only residents from Northampton County will be accepted for the free test, and you must show at least one of the following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recognized symptoms of COVID-19 to be eligible. These are fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat or loss of taste/smell.

Lehigh Township: Hope moving services

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will begin parking lot service the weekend of June 21. Check the church website,, for details.

For more information, call 610-767-7203 or visit the website.


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, and I will be happy to announce it in a future column.

Lehigh Township: Drive-in services continue

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church continues to hold abbreviated worship services at Becky’s Drive-In, Route 248, Berlinsville.

There is an 8 a.m. audio service Sundays, which allows you to worship from the comfort of our own vehicle.

The restrooms will be open if needed, but it is recommended you take care of those needs before you arrive.

As this is an ever-changing situation, check with the church office at 610-767-7203 or the website,, for updates.


Moore Township: Point Phillips club is planning events

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, will reopen Saturday trap league for the public beginning 10 a.m. June 13. There is a cost.

The club is also hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8:30-11 a.m. June 14. There is a cost.

For more information, call 610-837-0310.


Moore Township planned a designer purse bingo noon-4 p.m. June 14 at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive.

There will be raffles, door prizes and a Chinese auction. The kitchen will be open.

Remembering: Weaversville of my youth

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Seventy years ago, I spent much of the summer on William Smith’s farm in Weaversville. My father, Anthony, was an immigrant from Austria. My first job was on the farm. The family’s main farm was in East Allen Township.

The farm was sold, so Willie moved to a small farm in Weaversville. My father would leave the farm when he was hired by Universal Atlas Cement Company but would also help on the farm when needed.

Allen/East Allen townships: Time to register for camp

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Registration is now open for summer camp at Bicentennial Park in East Allen Township.

Camp is scheduled to run 9 a.m.-1 p.m. from June 29 to Aug. 6 and is limited to 75 campers.

East Allen Township residents will be accepted first, then nonresidents on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration deadline for residents is June 19. Registration opens for nonresidents June 22.

Find the registration form on the recreation page on the township’s website,

There is an additional cost for nonresidents.

Northampton: Flag retirement ceremony planned

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 and Boy Scout Troop 93, Northampton, will conduct a U.S. flag retirement ceremony 6 p.m. June 14 at the flag memorial site in the 1200 block of Canal Street.

The public is invited to attend.


The electronics recycling event planned for June 13 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave., has been canceled.


Registration for the Northampton Area Food Bank is 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

The food bank, 1601 Canal St., is accepting monetary donations as well as nonperishable items.

Catasauqua: Concert series continues Fridays

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Borough partnered with The Gas House Dance Hall to continue the summer concert series. Concerts are 8 p.m. Friday nights.

All concerts will be virtual and live- streamed. Go to to see the lineup.

Donations will be accepted throughout the event via the link at the top of the Facebook page. You can also send a check to the borough. All proceeds benefit Catasauqua Community Food Bank.


Just a reminder the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation registration renewal and vehicle inspection extension deadline is June 30.

Coplay: Municipal building now open

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The three-month shutdown at the borough municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St., has ended. The doors to borough offices and the police station are open to the public this week.

According to borough officials, the aerobics classes and fitness center remain closed.


Outdoor dining has returned to Samuel Owens Restaurant & Bar, 128 Chestnut St.

There are 24 seats available on the west side of the restaurant. The restaurant continues to offer delivery and takeout service with the full menu.