Northampton Press

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Lehigh Township: Hope Lutheran plans shrimp boil

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, located at 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, is holding its third annual shrimp boil 4:15-6:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Orders will be taken after worship approximately 10 a.m. Aug. 6 and 13.

Dinners include a half-pound of shrimp, a quarter-pound of sausage, baby potatoes, corn on the cob, salad, roll and butter, drinks and dessert.

Dinners will be available for take-out or eat-in meals in Kuntz Hall.

All orders must be prepaid.

Orders may be placed by calling Leslie Daniel at 610-216-1340 until Aug. 13.


Monday, July 31, 2017 by The Press in Columns


• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

• Beading club (for teens and adults), 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

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• Disney storytime, 12:30 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

• Super Science & Amazing Art with Miss Cathy, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

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

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Coplay: Weather makes pool a popular spot

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Parkway Pool is doing a brisk business, with the steamy hot weather a factor. Two buses from children’s day care centers contribute daily to the uptick in attendance, and certainly the Aqua Zumba classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings have boosted pool attendance.


Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s community board on Chestnut Street, between Giant Gas and the war memorial, has been a huge success. A listing is free to all community events and organizations. Call 610-262-8625 if interested.


Lehigh Township: Summer concert series continues

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Miller-Keystone Blood Center and Woodstone Country Club are proud to announce a summer concert series. The series, held at Woodstone Country Club, 3777 Dogwood Road, Danielsville, welcomes country club members, community supporters of the blood center and corporate sponsorship partners who want to enjoy live music, great food and competition on the fairway, all while saving lives in the community.

All proceeds from the series benefit Miller-Keystone Blood Center.

Presenting sponsor of the summer concert series is Air Products.

Moore Township: Holy Cross plans dinner, movie night

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, located at 696 Johnson Road, Nazareth, is having a Christmas in July dinner and movie night beginning 6 p.m. July 29. The feature film will be “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”

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

Also, the church’s day care and nursery school is now accepting registrations for fall 2017.

Contact Cristina Chiarappa at 610-759-8761 or email


Catasauqua: Garden club meets Aug. 2

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Aug. 2 meeting of Catasauqua Garden Club will feature the presentation “Victorian Flowers” by Kathleen Coddington. It will take place 1 p.m. at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.

Horticulture and artistic design entries should be in place early.

Curious garden-friendly visitors are welcome to share the hospitality and this month’s intriguing program.


The George Taylor House will be rocking and rolling Aug. 6 for First Sunday Shindig. During the event, the winner of the Name the Mouse contest will be announced.

Allen/ East Allen townships: NASD Student Council car show coming to Bicentennial Park

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The third annual Northampton Area School District Student Council car show is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 29, with a rain date of July 30. There will be cars, trucks, motorcycles and antique tractors. The event will be held at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane, off Colony Drive.

Registration will be 9 a.m.-noon.

There will be awards (presented 3 p.m.), door prizes, a tricky tray, food, a deejay, crafts and a flea market. All proceeds will benefit Student Council.

If interested, contact Roy at 610-440-2213 for more information and a registration form.


Many summertime memories made at Indian Trail Park

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Recently, some of my loyal readers requested I recall Indian Trail Park in Pennsville. As a youngster, it was a treat to visit the park. My parents would visit the park on many Sunday afternoons. There was always plenty of activity. I wonder how many of my readers have been at the park!

My friends at the Lehigh Township Historical Society wrote a great book of Lehigh Township giving us an accurate history of the park far superior to my youthful memories.

Northampton: Music request night planned at VFW

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714 will hold an open music request night 7-10 p.m. July 29 at the Post home, Main Street and Laubach Avenue. D’s Entertainment Connection will play the music you want to hear. Doors open 4 p.m. The public is invited. There is no charge for members.

Prugal, an Irish rock band, will take to the stage 8-11 p.m. Aug. 12. Doors open 6:30 p.m.

DJ Flip Side will entertain with oldies music 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 30.

The VFW hosts polkas and button box music 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Friday night.


Monday, July 24, 2017 by The Press in Columns


• Half-price sale on all clothing, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until July 29 during store hours, which are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

• Munchkin Music, 11 a.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537