The Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company Country Garden is holding an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet Friday, Feb. 7, from 4 to 8 p.m.
The dinner includes soup, salad bar, rolls, side dishes, entrees and desserts. All proceeds benefit the fire company.
Bring your sweetheart to the sixth annual Valentine's Dinner hosted by the youth group at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, Saturday, Feb. 15.
Seating is available every half-hour between 4:30 and 7 p.m.
Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., Catasauqua, will have a one-half price sale on the entire store for two weeks until Feb. 1.
The hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Proceeds from the thrift shop are returned to the community through contributions that support youth and adult programs and services.
Come on out for some great bargains.
Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Jan. 26, from 8 a.m. to noon.
Coplay Public Works employees have been busy lately clearing streets of snow, picking up discarded Christmas trees and removing holiday lights on Chestnut and Second streets.
The busy schedule began immediately after Christmas.
The constant barrage of inclement weather has brought out the public works crew, day and night. The employees have been busy spreading salt on the roads and clearing the basins.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
· Duplicate bridge, invitational game – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.
· Zumba classes – 7- 8 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, Hokendauqua. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.
In this fourth column, I am speaking to Mr. Jack Pavis who, with his son John, owns the popular landmark Newhard Pharmacy in Northampton.
Jack was born in Mount Carmel into a coal miners family. With mine closures, the family moved to Philadelphia, where the coal miner's son earned a degree in pharmacy at the esteemed Philadelphia School of Pharmacy.
Along with fellow pharmacist Mr. Peter Stahl, a Pottstown native, he heard the well-known Newhard's Pharmacy may be up for sale. The owner, Mr. Aaron Newhard, was a cement borough institution.
Assumption BVM Church, 22nd Street and Washington Avenue, will hold a breakfast Sunday, Jan. 26, 8:30 a.m.-noon.
There is a cost. Tickets will be available at the door.
The Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., is starting a Pokemon Club for kids ages 12 to 16.
The group will meet Feb. 5, 2:30 p.m., in the teen room and then every other Wednesday.
The Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library group will hold its next meeting Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m., at the library, 1615 Laubach Ave.
Spring sports sign-ups in East Allen Township are under way.
Registration will be held at the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd., on Jan. 25, 9-10:30 a.m.; Feb. 6, 6-7:30 p.m.; and Feb. 8, 9-10:30 a.m., for T-ball, baseball and soccer.
The Allen Township and East Allen Township municipal buildings will be closed Monday, Feb. 17 in observance of the Presidents Day holiday.
Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Bath, will hold a penny bingo party Sunday, Jan. 26.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and play begins at 1 p.m.
There will be games of choice, pennies, raffles, food and fun.
For more information, call 484-860-0951.
Christ Church Little Moore Preschool, 913 S. Mink Road, Bath, is now holding enrollment for the 2014-15 school year.
There are three- and four-year-old preschool programs, a.m. and p.m., available. Full-time preschool is also available for the four-year-old program.
Do you enjoy walking or biking local trails? Are you interested in local history?
Lehigh Township Rails to Trails is involved in projects and recreational opportunities involving both of these interests.
There is a cost for individual memberships and it is good for one year.
Being a member entitles you to attend meetings and to help work on projects.
Mr. Dean Witman was born in Blandon, graduating from Fleetwood High School in 1971. His first employment was with Giorgio Foods on their mushroom farms.
"The job was interesting; I started at $2.25 an hour and did everything from packing to cooking," he recalls. "During the busy season, an 80- to 85-hour week was standard. The owners were hard working, brilliant men."
"My uncles worked at Allentown Cement, now Lehigh-Heidelberg," he said. "I heard they were hiring so I went to the plant each Monday, applying for a position."