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Allen Township Column

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Vera Bradley bingo set for Oct. 5 at St. Peter's

St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 8142 Valley View Road, East Allen Township, will hold a Vera Bradley purse bingo on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Doors open at noon.

A ticket is good for 20 games of bingo.

Refreshments will be available.

For tickets, call 610-837-1533.


State Rep. Julie Harhart (R-183rd) is holding her annual senior expo 10 a.m.-noon today, Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Allen Township Fire Hall, 3530 Howertown Road.

Admission to the expo is free, and refreshments will be served.

Coplay columns

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Pets to be blessed Sunday at pavilion

Trinity United Church of Christ will hold its annual blessing of the pets at the Coplay Parkway Pavilion this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

The church will also hold its regular service at the pavilion Sunday. It will be followed by the church's September picnic and a Chinese auction.


Plans are already underway for the annual Coplay Halloween parade, even though it is still five weeks away.

There is no reviewing stand this year.

Northampton column

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Simcoe sponsoring art contest

In celebration of Farmers Market Days in the borough, Simcoe Gallery is sponsoring Paint Outside the Market Basket.

Artists are welcome to pick up a basket during market hours, 3-7 p.m., beginning Sept. 10, at The Lyric Commons, 2015 Main St. Baskets are available on a first-come basis, and the painted baskets are due Oct. 8 by 7 p.m.

Three prizes will be awarded at a reception on Oct. 15, 6 p.m.


Remembering column

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

New management takes charge at Keystone

In this the final column on the Keystone Cement Company, I am visiting one of the five remaining cement companies operating in the Lehigh Valley.

The present plant is quite a contrast to the previous plant. The new landmark for the plant is the concrete preheater, the tallest structure in the valley, which I refer to as the "Empire State of Bath." The preheaters utilize heat from the 2,800-degree kilns to heat the stone before it enters the kiln, a horizontal steel chamber that turns raw stone into clinker.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Bingo season starts Sunday

The first bingo of the season will be held at St. Mary's Parish Center, Second and Union streets, this Sunday, starting at 1 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Assembled Men of St. Mary's.

The kitchen will be open at 11:30 a.m. for sit-in or takeout.

For more information, call 610-264-0332.


Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, will host a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.

Coplay column

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Businesses come and go in Coplay

There has been some changes in Coplay's small commercial landscape.

A restaurant is back on Chestnut Street next to the post office. First reports were Christine's was only to be a retail bakery.

As it has turned out, it has become a popular breakfast place and is now open for lunch. Gone are the booths and counter. There is table seating in a small but intimate area.

The Balliet family has no plans to reopen Bill's Restaurant on Second Street.

Lehigh Township Column

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by KRISTINA GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Interpretive bike ride set

Due to the success of last year's ride, Lehigh Township Rails to Trails is conducting a second interpretive bike ride 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 12. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 13.

The ride will take place along part of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor rail-trail. Along the way, stops will be made to discuss the geology, history and biology of the areas through which participants will pass.

Bath Column

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Emmanuel's church picnic next Sunday

Emmanuel's Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive in nearby Moore Township, will hold a picnic 1-5 p.m. Sept 15.

It will feature food, entertainment and make-your-own ice cream sundaes. There will also be a cake walk and activities for all ages.

For more information, call the church office at 610-837-1741.

Emmanuel's Lutheran Church will also be celebrating its 290th anniversary with a banquet at the Allen Township Fire Company, 3530 Howertown Road, Friday, Oct. 4.

Allen Township Column

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Learn about an interesting dig Sept. 10

Find out what a group of amateur middle school archaeologists discovered last spring when they took part in a dig on the campus of the Gov. Wolf Historical Society, East Allen Township.

At the society's regular meeting, 7 p.m. Sept. 10, Dr. Douglas Lare of East Stroudsburg University will discuss the project, which involved a professional archaeologist, some East Stroudsburg students and a seventh-grade classroom from Harrison-Morton Middle School, Allentown.

Coplay Column

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Coplay library to resume regular hours

Regular hours of operation for Coplay Public Library will resume Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The library will be closed Sept. 2 for Labor Day.

The library also will host a covered bridges of America display in September.

Other upcoming events at the library include:

Girl Scout sign-up 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, and 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 7.

Volunteer sign-up day noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.

Story time with Miss Betsy 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10.