Northampton Press

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Catasauqua: American Legion has bingo

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., has bingo every Wednesday night.

Now that the doldrums of winter have set in, come out Jan. 10 for a fun evening of bingo. The doors and kitchen open 5:30 p.m., and bingo starts 7 p.m.

There are 22 regular games, specials, 50/50 and two jackpots.

For questions or reservations, call 610-266-7170.


Come out this winter and visit the Catasauqua library, Third and Bridge streets, and check out all the new reads as well as winter programs.

Northampton: AARP will meet Jan. 10

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Jan. 10 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment will be provided. Those planning to attend are reminded to bring a baked good.

If Northampton schools are closed Jan. 10, 2018, the meeting is canceled.


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Coplay: 150th anniversary group continues plans

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

For the past year, a steering committee has been meeting to plan festivities and events for Coplay Borough’s 150th anniversary celebration.

The kickoff gala will take place April 6, 2019, at the American Club pavilion. Some of the events being planned are a community picnic at Sammy Balliet Stadium, block parties throughout the borough, a parade, pub crawl, scavenger hunt and a fireworks display.

There is still time to be involved in the planning of this once-in-a-lifetime event.

For more information, call borough hall at 610-262-6088. Ask for Kim or Sandy.



Tuesday, January 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 2

• Tai Chi exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue until Feb. 23. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Half-price sale on all clothing, during store hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until Jan. 6.

• Creation Station Club (for children of all ages), 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the community room of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

More from the Cement News

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

It is May 1941. I am sitting in the kitchen reading the old Cement News. We are a nation at war, and in Pennsylvania, 12,000 people have enrolled in Pa. defense classes; some people are from our area. The State Employment Agency is referring applicants to defense training courses. The nation needs skilled workers, as the draft has taken many young men away from their jobs.

Coplay: Saengerbund plans New Year’s Eve party

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St., will hold a Silver Feier New Year’s Eve celebration 3:30-6:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Emil Schanta Band will entertain.

For more information, call 610-262-9937


For the 3,000-plus people who call the one square mile of Coplay home, 2017 was a pretty good year.

Phase three of the Community Plaza was completed; there are only three more phases to go. Family and businesses can still contribute to the clock and a other plaza projects.


District news: Northampton Area School District PTA meetings are planned

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

District PTA groups will meet in January on the following days. Mark your calendar. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Moore, 6 p.m. Jan. 3, 2018, at the elementary school

Borough, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3, 2018, at the Siegfried building

Lehigh, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 2018, at the elementary school

Middle school, 6 p.m. Jan. 9, 2018, at the middle school

George Wolf, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9, 2018, at the elementary school


Reminder: Schools will be closed through Jan. 2, 2018. Schools will reopen Jan. 3, 2018.

Lehigh Township: Hope Lutheran plans blood drive

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will be holding a community blood drive, sponsored by Hope’s wellness team, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 28, 2018, in Kuntz Hall.

Visit to schedule; use code 0288.


Autism ministry is held at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, 10:45 a.m. every Sunday morning. It is for people up to age 21 with Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Catasauqua: Thrift shop closed for holiday season

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will be closed through Jan. 1, 2018, for the holidays and will reopen Jan. 2, 2018.

There will be a half-price sale on all clothing Jan. 2-6, 2018. Please stop in.

The normal business hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

Donations of clean, gently used clothing are gratefully accepted during store operation hours. Proceeds from sales are returned to the community through contributions that support youth and adult programs and services.