Northampton Press

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Lehigh Township: Bethany collecting clothing, food

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, is holding a winter clothing and food drive through Jan. 19.

Consider donating canned food and new or gently used coats, hats, gloves and socks to the drive.

Drop off donations in the lobby during Wednesday night activities or weekend services.

For more information, call 610-767-1239.

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Remembering: Plainfield to Gettysburg

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this third column, I am speaking to Mrs. Janet Johnson, a Nazareth High School graduate whose great-great-grandfather William Henry Heimer served with the 153rd Regiment in the Civil War. The soldier was born in Plainfield Township, Northampton County.

As a young man, you could find him plowing with horses, planting and harvesting grain on the George Bender farm in Plainfield Township.

William was first married to Anna Rebecca Schaeffer in 1851. Two weeks after their first child, Louisa Rebecca, was born, tragedy struck the family. His wife, Anna, died.

Coplay: Put out your trees

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The borough will pick up discarded Christmas trees Jan. 10 and 17.

The trees should be set out in the same place the garbage is collected.

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The borough is planning ahead for the snowy season and is compiling two lists.

One list is of residents who want their sidewalks shoveled, and the other is of youths who will shovel the snow.

Call 610-262-6088 to be placed on the appropriate lists.

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The borough is reminding residents who live near fire hydrants to remove snow from around the hydrant, so the fire department can access them if needed.

Happenings

Monday, January 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 6

• Registration begins for children’s programs (for ages 10 months to fifth grade) at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. The program will occur Feb. 1-April 4. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

JAN. 7

• Creation Station (for school-aged children), 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Bar bingo, 7 p.m., at Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St.

Catasauqua: Salem UCC hosts community lunch Jan. 6

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be holding its first free community lunch of the new year 11 a.m. Jan. 6.

The event is open to the public. Come out for some good food and a chance for fellowship!

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Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be holding its next bar bingo 7 p.m. Jan. 7.

As we start the new year, this is a great time to consider becoming a member of the American Legion to take advantage of the many events that take place during the year. Support your community, and become a member!

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Lehigh Township: Reorganization meeting to be held Jan. 6

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The annual reorganization meeting for Lehigh Township will occur 7 p.m. Jan. 6.

The board of supervisors will appoint individuals to serve on the zoning hearing board, planning commission, municipal authority and recreation board.

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Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, is holding a blood drive 7:30 a.m.-noon Jan. 12.

For more information, call 610-767-7203 or sign up after Sunday services through Jan. 5.

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Join the Lehigh Township Rails to Trails — or renew your membership — now!

Northampton Area Public Library: Register for children’s programs Jan. 6

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Registration for children’s programs for ages 10 months to fifth grade begins Jan. 6. Programs run Feb. 1-April 4 and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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The Winnie the Pooh party will be 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 14. Celebrate National Winnie the Pooh Day with games, crafts and snacks!

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There will be a do-it-yourself hot chocolate program for teens 3 p.m. Jan. 15. Create and try different flavor combinations of everyone’s favorite wintertime drink.

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Escape from the Christmas-themed escape room 6 p.m. Jan. 17.

Northampton: AARP meets Jan. 8

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Jan. 8 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open 11 a.m. Lorrie Milheim will entertain. Refreshments will be provided.

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

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Registration for Northampton Area Public Library’s Winnie the Pooh party is underway.

The party is scheduled for 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at the library, 1615 Laubach Ave.

Celebrate National Winnie the Pooh Day with games, crafts and snacks.

Coplay: Public comments on new bridge opening

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Area residents and motorists are weighing in with their comments about the new $33.5 million Coplay-Northampton Bridge, which opened Dec. 19.

Most are more than pleased with the bridge, which opened six months ahead of schedule.

Surprising to drivers are the new stop signs erected on Chestnut Street at Front Street. The additional stop signs make the intersection a four-way stop.

Drivers are confused about the four-way stop, with a traffic light just a block away.