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Coplay column

Thursday, March 14, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Future of four buildings unknown

When a business shuts down in Coplay, it's more noticeable than in larger retail centers.

Four empty commercial buildings are located in the borough. Two are on North Second and two are on Chestnut Street.

One of the Chestnut Street buildings is owned by the same person who owns the former J&R Market. This building has been refurbished and parking spaces are marked in the lot. The word is it could become a convenience store.

Allen/East Allen column

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Find the eggs March 23

Mark your calendar for East Allen Township's annual Easter egg hunt.

This year's event will be held Saturday, March 23, 1 p.m., at Bicentennial Park.

The rain date is March 24.

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Wednesday, March 13, at the Allen Township Fire Company, 3530 Howertown Road. Doors open at noon.

The Hinkle family will entertain.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring a baked good.

Anyone the age of 50 and up is welcome to join Chapter 3915.

For more information on AARP bus trips, call Sharon at 610-262-9182.

Remembering

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Darktown Fire Company never had a truck

In this continuing series, I am in Darktown, Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township, speaking to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bednar on the origin of the hamlet's unique name.

The 1935 Old Home Week celebration program tells us the name "Darktown" originated because at the time there were no street lights south of Lehigh Street, which also included Water Street. The village of Hokendauqua was illuminated by generators at the Thomas Iron Company, but the service was extended south of Lehigh Street. Hence, the name Darktown.

Bath column

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Hams to be raffled this weekend

The Bath Fire Company Social Club will be having an Easter ham raffle on Saturday, March 9.

There will be 25 hams and 15 spins, with spins including five different selections.

The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. Drawings will be held throughout the afternoon. You must be present to win. A hot meal and refreshments will be included.

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The Petersville Rod and Gun Club, 550 Club Road, Moore Township, will hold an Easter Ham and Seafood Raffle as well as a block shoot Sunday, March 10.

Lehigh Township column

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Fire company to host ham raffle, breakfast buffet

The Lehigh Township Fire Company will hold a ham raffle Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m.

The prizes include 30 hams plus cash prizes given away at 8, 9 and 10 p.m.

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The Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company Country Garden will be holding an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, March 17, from 8 a.m. to noon.

The breakfast will include a large variety of menu items.

All proceeds benefit the fire company.

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Cherryville Senior Center, located at Hope Lutheran Church, Route 248, Cherryville, has the following activities scheduled:

Catasauqua column

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Mary's Parish to host bingo Sunday

Bingo will be held at St. Mary's Parish Center, Second and Union streets, Sunday, March 10 starting at 1 p.m.

The kitchen will open at 11:30 a.m. Takeout is available.

Come out and plan an afternoon of fellowship, fun and food.

The event is sponsored by the Assembled Men of St. Mary's. For information, call 610-264-0332.

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The Catasauqua High School Class of 1950-51 will host a luncheon Wednesday, March 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the Old Country Buffet, Whitehall. Reservations are not required.

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Coplay column

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Egg hunt set for March 30

Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association's community children egg hunt will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30, on the lawn of Saint Peter's Catholic Church.

The Easter Bunny will pose for photos. Children up to age 10 are eligible to participate in one of several age divisions. All participants will be given additional candy treats.

The event, dating back to the 1950s, now features plastic eggs rather than hard boiled real eggs. The plastic eggs are filled with jelly beans and numbered prize eggs are mixed with them.

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Northampton column

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

"Seussical the Musical" coming to the library

On Thursday, March 28, 6 p.m., members of the Northampton Area High School Drama Club will present a family storytime, in costume, with stories and songs from their spring musical "Seussical the Musical."

Children of all ages and their families are welcome. Register by stopping by the library, 1615 Laubach Ave., or calling the library at 610-262-7537.

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St. John's Friendly Fifties will meet Monday, March 11, 1 p.m., in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Matt Grim will entertain.

Northampton column

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Friendly Fifties to meet March 11

St. John's Friendly Fifties will meet Monday, March 11, 1 p.m., in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Matt Grim will entertain.

If Northampton schools are closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be rescheduled for March 18.

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Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church, 14th Street and Washington Avenue, is having a nut roll sale. Choose from nut, apricot, lekvar, raspberry and poppy seed.

The church is also selling Easter candy. Varieties include coconut eggs, peanut butter eggs and nonpareils.

Orders are due March 3. Pickup is March 16.

Allen/East Allen column

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by The Press in Columns

St. John's hosts Holiday Happenings fundraiser

St. John's United Church of Christ, Howertown, will hold a Holiday Happenings fundraiser Sunday, March 17, at the church, located at 22 Atlas Road.

The event is sponsored by the senior choir. Vernell Hawkins, the church's organist, is the Holiday Happenings coordinator.

Groups of church members are asked to sponsor and decorate one of the 12 monthly tables – for example, January's table has a New Year's Eve theme and February's table will be decorated for Valentine's Day. There are no decorating rules, and the themes change from year to year.