Northampton Press

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Bath: Dinner, dance event scheduled for May 11

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, will be having a lasagna dinner and dance May 11.

Dinner will be served 4-5:30 p.m., and dancing will be 6-9 p.m.

You are invited to bring any desserts or finger foods.

A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the kitchen fund.

Call 610-837-1741 for more information.


Governor Wolf Historical Society will hold its next monthly meeting 7 p.m. May 14 at the society’s campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road.

The public is welcome.


Monday, May 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Line dance class, 1:45-3:15 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. The classes will continue Mondays until July 1. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Pinochle game, 7 p.m., in the Trexler Room of Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information and cost: 610-437-3700


Allen/East Allen townships: Zion Stone plans ham dinner May 4

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Zion Stone United Church of Christ, 51 Church Road, Kreidersville, will hold a ham dinner and small basket social 4-7 p.m. May 4 in the basement of the church.

The menu includes ham, filling, gravy, two vegetables, lettuce with bacon dressing, applesauce, bread and dessert.

There is a cost. Kids under age 5 eat for free.


St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Seemsville, 8143 Valley View Road, East Allen Township, will hold a bingo and tricky tray May 5. Doors open 11:30 a.m., and the games begin 1 p.m.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Lehigh Township: Plant sale, auction to be held

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Indianland Garden Club’s annual plant auction and sale will be held May 14 at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville. The sale begins 6 p.m., followed by the auction starting 7 p.m.

A raffle and refreshments will be available.

For more information, contact Doris at 610-657-0864.


Bethany Wesleyan Church will hold a luncheon and sing-along event for senior adults noon May 15 in the family life center dining room at the 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, campus.

Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Coplay: Street sweeping dates are set

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The borough’s street sweeping will take place May 9 and 10. All streets will be posted, giving residents advance notice. Vehicles left on the street can be subject to fines or towing.


The grass clippings and yard waste pickups will continue each Friday. Residents are reminded to bundle branches and put clippings in receptacles not to exceed 35 pounds.

The borough would also like to remind residents that plastic recyclable items cannot be put in plastic grocery bags for pickup.


Moore Township: Ham supper is planned for May 4 at Salem UCC

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, is hosting a ham supper 3-7 p.m. May 4. There is a cost. Advance tickets are required.

For more information and to reserve tickets, call 610-759-1652.


Moore Township Athletic Association is having a spaghetti dinner and basket raffle 3-7 p.m. May 5 in the hall of Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive.

There is a cost. Children 3 and under eat for free. Drinks and dessert are included.

Advance tickets are available at a reduced price.

Borough residents see battle action

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this fourth column, I continue to explore the history of Bath. The historical roots of the borough go back to 1737.

In 1861, the Civil War divided the country. The North responded to President Lincoln’s call and rallied to preserve the union. Fifty-six men from Bath served in the Grand Army of the Republic.

They served in the Pennsylvania 153 Regiment. The men saw action at the Battle of Chancellorsville and the monumental Battle of Gettysburg.

Catasauqua: Lunch set for May 6

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having its next free community lunch 11 a.m. May 6. All are welcome!


Catasauqua Garden Club’s annual plant sale is scheduled for May 11 at the Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. The sale will run 9 a.m.-noon or until all of the plants are sold.

Plants of all sizes and cultivars, including some heirloom tomato plants, will be available. Come early for the best selection!

A Pennsylvania Master Gardener will be available to sell soil test kits and discuss the invasive Spotted Lanternfly.

Northampton: Northampton AARP group to meet May 8

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet May 8 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment will be music by the Dave and Brenda Rehrig Duo.

Refreshments will be provided.

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


Wheels on the Canal will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18 at Canal Street Park. Rain date is May 19.

The event includes a craft and vendor fair. Proceeds benefit Mission 22 and Blue Star Mothers.

Northampton Area Public Library: Sip and Shop event will be held May 4

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Join the Friends of Northampton Area Public Library for a Sip and Shop event 6-8 p.m. May 4.

Shop from vendors such as Paparazzi Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Scentsy, Thirty-One and more.

Presale tickets are currently on sale at the library. Call for more information.


Ken Rainere, author of “A Living Legacy: Architecture of A.W. Leh,” will present the “Life in Fountain Hill Mansion” program 6 p.m. May 10.

The presentation is about the life and home of Elisha Packer Wilbur, president of Lehigh Valley Railroad and a South Bethlehem financier.