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Lehigh Township column

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

St. Nicholas church to host basket social March 15

The annual spring basket social at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Berlinsville, will be held Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Winners are notified by phone Sunday afternoon.

The kitchen will be open and nut rolls and baked goods will be available for purchase.

The event is held in the social hall of the church, 4412 Mountain View Drive (Route 946), Walnutport.

For more information, call 610-767-3107 or 610-767-9892.

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Coplay column

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

Chestnut Street Diner closes

The Chestnut Street Diner has shut down.

The sudden closing was a surprise to many of its patrons. The restaurant, located next to the post office, was a favorite for many because of its breakfasts.

Years ago, the structure served as a car wash, and then later was converted into an eatery. Some may recall Ralph Medina, who had experience in the region with running diners. He operated the restaurant, after which it became known as Chris's.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Women's club to meet Feb. 21

The Women's Club of Catasauqua will meet Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Salem United Church of Christ, Third and Walnut streets.

This is a change from the usual meeting site at the Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church. The program will involve 100% Cotton presenting popular show tunes. It will be full of fun, friendship and food.

For more information, contact President Yvonne Retzler at 610-264-4924.

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The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will serve a brunch on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to the public and is non-smoking.

Allen/East Allen column

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Municipal offices closed Mon.

The Allen Township and East Allen Township municipal buildings will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents Day.

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The Gov. Wolf Historical Society antique show is set for March 2 and 3 at its campus at 6600 Jacksonville Road.

Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Nearly 40 exhibitors will feature local primitives, country furniture, early textiles, folk art, early tools, toys, historical china, blue decorated stoneware, jewelry, early kitchen items and lighting, collectibles and more.

Northampton column

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Alliance fire to host pork and sauerkraut dinner

The Alliance Fire Company, 717 Washington Ave., will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner Saturday, Feb. 16, 4-7 p.m.

A basket social is also planned for Saturday, 3-8 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 17, noon-2 p.m. The drawing will take place Sunday at 2 p.m.

For more information, call 610-262-2123.

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The Quota Club of Northampton is holding its annual oldies dance Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Northampton Memorial Community Center, 16th Street and Laubach Avenue.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and a dinner buffet will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Cement Worker of the Month

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Stephen Decker, Buzzi Unicem, Stockertown

Mr. Stephen Decker was born in Baltimore, Md., and spent his youth in historic Frederick, Md. The family moved to Allentown in 1963 where his father was a supervisor for Cook Coffee.

Stephen graduated from William Allen High School in 1969 and pursued a very interesting career. First stop was employment with S&H Green Stamps (remember them?) in their premium warehouse for $60 a week.

Allen/East Allen column

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

AARP to meet Wednesday

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

Entertainment will be music by Cracked Nuts.

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

Anyone age 50 and over is welcome.

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

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The Allen Township and East Allen Township municipal buildings will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents Day.

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Catasauqua column

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

Catty Thrift Shop holding sale

The Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will have a one-half price sale on all adult clothing, shoes and accessories Feb. 11-16.

The hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Proceeds from the shop are returned to the Catasauqua community through contributions to youth and adult programs and services. Stop by for some great bargains!

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

Remembering column

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

Church is an important part of Darktown history

In this continuing series, I am in Darktown, Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township, speaking to Mr. Michael Bednar whose grandfather migrated to the hamlet in 1900 to work for the Thomas Iron Company in Hokendauqua. The company was founded by the Thomas family, skilled iron makers who brought the art of iron making to Catasauqua and Hokendauqua. The company donated funds for a school and church.

"During the early years, a number of arrivals from Wales resided in a large company-owned tavern in Darktown," Mike says. "Many were members of the First Presbyterian Church."

Lehigh Township column

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

Bloodmobile to visit church Feb. 23

Keystone Miller Blood Center is in desperate need of blood donors.

The bloodmobile will be at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. till noon.

For more information, call 610-767-1239.

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

The breakfast will include a large variety of breakfast items.

All proceeds benefit the fire company.

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