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Northampton column

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Assumption BVM to serve last breakfast of season on Sunday

Assumption BVM Roman Catholic Church, East 22nd Street and Washington Avenue, will host a breakfast Sunday, May 19, 8:30 a.m.-noon.

This will be the last breakfast until October.

There is a cost.

For more information, call 610-262-2559.

Mark your calendar for the church's annual picnic, set for Sept. 8 at Egypt Memorial Park. Watch this column for details.


The annual Wynnewood Estates family garage sale will be held 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 25.

More than 50 families will be participating.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity to hold yard sale Saturday

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, Catasauqua, will hold a Community Day yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 18.

Food, a moon bounce, face painting and child identification will also be available during the sale.

Proceeds from the event benefit Mrs. Nothstein's Helping Hands organization.

For more information, contact Chris Held at 484-357-6351.


The next Old Home Week 2014 committee meeting is tonight, May 16, at the American Legion on Second Street at 7 p.m.

Coplay column

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Street names reflect town history

Street names mark the character of a community such as Coplay.

The Coplay grid was kept simple; Front, Second, Third and Fourth streets ran north to south and were numbered in sequence to 12th Street on the west end.

The town's main artery is Chestnut Street, which runs east to west the entire length of the town. It starts at Ruch Street on the west and continues to Front Street on the east at the Coplay-Northampton Bridge.

A fondness for trees is also evident in street names such as Cherry, Maple, Oak and Poplar.

Cement Worker of the Month

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

James W. Keefer Keystone Cement Co., Bath

Mr. James Keefer was reared in Bath, one of 11 children graduating from Northampton High School in 1972.

"I was in the construction class at Bethlehem Vo-Tech," Jim says. "We built a home from the foundation to completion, learning all the aspects of construction under the excellent supervision of our instructors Angelo DeAngelis and Bob Keifer. The course taught me skills I have used on my job and in constructing my own home."

Jim applied this training in working on stores in the Lehigh Valley, Westgate Mall and the Easton 25th Street Shopping Center.

Coplay column

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Stamp Out Hunger food drive set for Saturday

The Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association's community food bank will receive a major boost in inventory.

The National Association of Mail Carriers will hold its annual Stamp Out Hunger campaign.

Residents recently received a brown shopping bag which they are asked to fill. The mail carriers will pick up the bags when they make their rounds of homes on Saturday. Assisting the carriers are volunteers from Coplay Recreation & Welfare. AARP is also involved.


Catasauqua column

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Enjoy a Night of Music May 18

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church choir, 417 Howertown Road, will sponsor an Armed Forces Day Salute May 18 at 6:30 p.m. with St. Paul's Night of Music.

Choral groups from across the Lehigh Valley will perform patriotic music.

A free will offering will benefit the Catasauqua Food Bank. A reception will follow the concert.


The South Catasauqua annual neighborhood yard sale is set for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 17 and 18, rain or shine. Sales will take place south of Race Street and up to and including Circle Drive.

Allen/East Allen column

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Society to host garden event

The Gov. Wolf Historical Society will hold its first annual Garden Faire 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, on the grounds of the society's campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road.

This new event will feature vendors offering a wide variety of plants, including annuals, perennials, roses, herbs, vegetables, trees and shrubs, all displayed in and around three historic buildings and an herb and pleasure garden. A selection of garden art, birdhouses, tools and many other garden-related items will be on display.

Moore column

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Columns

Moore Twp. resident to appear on video show

A video submitted by Joseph Stumer II of Moore Township has been selected to air during this Sunday's 7 p.m. episode of "America's Funniest Videos."

The video was taken during Joey's karate red belt testing. Tune in to the ABC network to see why it was chosen for the AFV show.


The Moore Township Athletic Association sign-ups for fall football, cheerleading and soccer will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 11, 18 and 25 at the Borek Football Field team room.

There is a fee.

Lehigh Township column

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Fire co. to host breakfast

The Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company Country Garden will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, May 19.

The breakfast will include a large variety of menu items.

All proceeds benefit the fire company.


The public is invited to the next meeting of the Indianland Garden Club Tuesday, May 14, at Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville.

The doors open at 6 p.m. with a plant auction beginning at 7 p.m.

Club members will be bringing in many types of plants. Last year, bidders enjoyed a large variety of houseplants and outdoor plants.