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Bath column

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

Gov. Wolf to host two speakers

The Governor Wolf Historical Society will have speakers at the next two monthly meetings.

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, Ken Vliet will speak about blacksmithing and on Tuesday, March 12, Steve Hilberg will speak about Pennsylvania Longrifles.

The public is invited to attend these free talks which will be held at the society's campus just off Rt. 512, south of Bath. Both meetings begin at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit.


The Bath Area Food Bank continues to grow.

Coplay column

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

Coplay, UGI respond well to gas issue

Municipalities, counties, states and the federal government at intervals conduct scheduled or unannounced drills to test and prepare emergency services in the event a real disaster or emergency occurs.

For the small borough of Coplay, a gas malfunction that occurred two weeks ago was not a drill. A problem at a regulator station left homes in the town without heat Jan. 23-24, one of the coldest days of the winter.

Northampton column

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

Pool League to host benefit Feb. 23

The L & N Pool League will be holding its annual benefit tournament at noon Saturday, Feb. 23, at the American Legion Post 353, 1469 Dewey Ave.

This charity fundraiser is for Lisa Slough-Smothers, a single mother of three who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

A Chinese auction will be held 1-5 p.m. You need not be present to win.

Other highlights of the day include a bake sale, raffles and refreshments.

For information on donating to the event or participating in the pool tournament, call Jen at 484-597-1484.


Northampton column

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Food bank to hold Vera Bradley bingo

The Northampton Area Food Bank will hold a Vera Bradley bingo Sunday, Feb. 3, in the gym of Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave.

Doors open at noon. The games begin at 2 p.m.

A Chinese auction and a 50/50 cash drawing will also be held. Refreshments will be available.

Contact Barbara Budnik at 610-262-6156 for tickets or information.

The snow date is Feb. 10.


Queenship of Mary Church will hold its annual Sweetheart Breakfast and MSC Sisters bake sale on Sunday, Feb. 10, 8-11:30 a.m., in the parish hall.

Cement Worker of the Month Jody V. Rebuck

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Lehigh-Heidelberg Evansville

Mr. Jody Rebuck was reared in Gowen City and graduated third in his class from Shamokin High School in 1988.

"I was always interested in math and mechanical science," he says. "During my school days I was employed at a local garage."

Jody enrolled at Pennsylvania State University and earned a degree in electrical engineering. During the summer months he worked as an intern for PPL at the Sunbury and Montour power plants.

The young engineer started his career at Allentown Cement, now Lehigh-Heidelberg, in 1993.

Coplay column

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Future uncertain for former hobby shop location

With the passing of Tony Stanz, uncertainty remains over whether the borough will be without another business.

Stanz was owner of Tony's Hobby Shop, which was a fixture for decades in Coplay.

Commercial enterprises thrived for many years on Second Street when the pavement was filled with shoppers and those enjoying a night out.

It might be too soon to ascertain whether the hobby shop, once a pool hall, becomes a casualty to larger commercial enterprises.

Allen/East Allen column

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Sports sign-ups are next week

Sign-ups for spring sports are under way at the East Allen Township Municipal Building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Boys and girls ages 5 to 12 (must turn 12 after May 1) are eligible to play T-ball, baseball, softball and soccer.

Registration is being held Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961 or 484-239-2090.


The Governor Wolf Historical Society will hold its fifth annual benefit antique show March 2 and 3 at its campus at 6600 Jacksonville Road.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Ventriloquist, magician to entertain

Amazing Events by Linda Holliday, a well-known ventriloquist and magician, will be presented 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, Catasauqua.

Tickets can be purchased for just the show or for a dinner/show.

The dinner will include hot dogs, chips, relish tray/dip, homemade desserts and a drink. Proceeds will go to benefit the Lutheran Congregational Services Disaster Relief Fund and Holy Trinity's Heating Fund.

Lehigh Township column

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Zumba classes continue

Zumba fitness classes for all ages are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for a cost at Bethany Wesleyan Church.

For more information, call 610-767-1239, or visit


Cherryville Senior Center, located at Hope Lutheran Church, Route 248, Cherryville, did not have the activities schedule ready at press time.

Crafts and puzzles are available everyday.

For additional information on the center, call Edith Knauss at 610-767-2977.

Moore column

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Columns

PTA seeks volunteers

Moore Elementary PTA is seeking volunteers to assist with attendance tracking during the free fitness classes being offered 3:15-4:25 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Jan. 28-Feb. 20.

If interested, email Dianna Schoenen at or call 610-360-3846.


Covenant United Methodist Church, 2715 Valley View Drive (Route 946) will hold blood pressure screenings Sunday, Feb. 10, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

The church will also hold two Ash Wednesday services Feb. 13. The times are 1 and 7 p.m.

For more information, call the church office at 610-837-7517.