In this concluding column, I am continuing to speak to Mr. Harold Smith, president of the Northampton Historical Society, historian of Zion Stone Church, who spent a half century in the food industry.
Harold started his career at the famous Miller's Department Store in Northampton in 1943 and as time passed he saw a number of flagship businesses disappear.
His second stop was at Mohr's Fruit Stand in Fogelsville. The stand opened seven days a week when we were the home to numerous orchards.
The Catasauqua Garden Club will celebrate the holidays and another successful year during its Wednesday, Dec. 5 meeting.
Note this meeting begins at noon at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua. There will be no artistic or horticultural competition. Bring with you $4 to be used toward the cost of the meal, six cookies to share, your own silverware and a donation for Meals on Wheels.
This is a time to relax, enjoy a great meal, review a successful year, share some awards and celebrate the holidays. Come prepared to have fun!
Please join us for our next meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, in Fellowship Community's lower level auditorium, 3000 Fellowship Dr, Whitehall.
The Relay for Life of Whitehall invites anyone in the community who would like to help us. We meet monthly at Fellowship Community for approximately one hour.
The Northampton Area Historical Society will open the doors of the Siegfried Railroad Station for two weekends for its annual Christmas at the Station.
The event is scheduled for this weekend, Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1-3 p.m. The second weekend will be Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 9, 1- 3 p.m.
The station will be decorated for Christmas. The theme this year is angels and snowmen. Many of these will be collectibles and antiques. Anyone wishing to have their angels or snowmen on display is asked to call 610-262-4748.
Open space, whether reserved for the preservation of land in the future or for development, is an issue small and large governments on a local level deal with when considering the needs of their communities. Although the sluggish economy has placed such issues on the back burner, for Coplay the matter is important and comes down to land closer to the Lehigh River.
The Gov. Wolf Historical Society will hold its 32nd annual Christmas house tour of historic homes and landmarks Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A patrons' tour will be held Friday evening, Nov. 30.
The society's campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, will again be open for the tour with crafters in all three buildings, a fresh wreath and swag sale, hearth cooking demonstration and tastings, complimentary refreshments and more.
With all of the signs of the holiday season approaching, the Lehigh Township Historical Society announces two dates in December for a holiday open house.
The historical center will be open for visitors and shoppers 1-4 p.m. Dec. 2 and Dec. 9.
Many unique items available for purchase include maps, ornaments, shirts, DVDs and books.
Two free educational programs are set for Jan. 28 and Feb. 25 at Hope Lutheran Church. More details will follow.
Covenant United Methodist Church invites the community to a celebration of a Christmas story Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m.
The event is for all ages and will take place outside in the pavilion.
The event will be followed by the Children's Community Christmas Party in the fellowship hall.
The church is located at 2715 Mountainview Drive in Klecknersville. Call 610-837-7517 for more information.
St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 417 Howertown Road, will hold its Holly Fair on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall.
Children can make Christmas purchases at a little shoppers village. Lots of crafters and vendors will be there and the kitchen will be open. What a way to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping.
The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Nov. 25, from 8 a.m. to noon.
Mr. Dave Reppert was raised in Kreidersville, Allen Township. He graduated from Northampton Area High School in 1974, where he was active in the Konkrete Kid athletic program and student council.
Members of Dave's wife's family have worked for over a century in the cement industry at both the Penn-Dixie and Keystone cement companies.