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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.

Catasauqua Column

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Garden club meets Sept. 4

The Catasauqua Garden Club will meet 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.

Pennsylvania master gardender Marianne McNeil will discuss green gardener, an approach that minimizes disruption of native habitats, maximizes soil quality, practices green pest management and conserves water and fertilizers.

Entries for judging must be in place by 12:45 p.m. Remember to return your club project at the meeting, if it is not already in your compost pile.

Garden friendly visitors are welcome.


Northampton Column

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

St. John's meets Sept. 9

The St. John's Friendly Fifties group will hold its 22nd anniversary meeting 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in the social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

The rosary will be prayed at 11:30 a.m.

Lunch will follow in the social hall. Mike Skweir will provide the music.


Today, Aug. 29, is the deadline for tickets for the Friends of the Northampton Area Public Library's chartered bus trip to the Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, and the 13th Annual Civil War Reenactment Train Ride, Middletown, on Saturday, Sept. 21.

Moore Township Column

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Columns

Covenant United Methodist Church to host Rally Day

Covenant United Methodist Church, 2715 Mountain View Drive (Route 946), will hold its annual Rally Day Sunday, Sept. 8.

One service is scheduled for 10 a.m. in the pavilion, weather permitting. A picnic follows, from noon to 3 p.m. with a deejay and games for the entire family.

The public is invited. For more information, call the church office at 610-837-7517.


Point Phillips Rod and Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8:30-11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.

For more information, contact the club at 610-837-0310.


Lehigh Township Column

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by KRISTINA GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Dinner buffet set

The Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company Country Garden will host an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet 4-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6.

The menu includes soup, salad bar, rolls, side dishes, entrees and desserts. Proceeds benefit the fire company.


Cherryville Senior Center, located at Hope Lutheran Church, Route 248, Cherryville, did not have its activites schedule at press time.

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

Allen Township Column

Thursday, August 29, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Sign up for soccer

Sign-ups for East Allen Township's fall soccer program are under way.

Register at the municipal office, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd., Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Send in your news! Does your church, Scout troop or civic organization have an event coming up? Email the information to, and I'll include it in an upcoming column.

Remembering Column

Thursday, August 22, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Retired Keystone manager recalls dedication of employees

Today, I continue my discussion with my friend Mr. Stephen Hayden, former manager of the Keystone Cement Company in Bath. Steve and his father recorded 68 years of service at the plant.

Stephen was given an excellent education at the Swain School in Allentown, where achievement and personal relationships contributed to a broad-based educational curriculum. The headmaster of the school was Mr. Jim Swain.

Stephen graduated in 1974 in a graduating class of six students.

"I know in a class of six, I made the top 10," Stephen comments with a sense of humor.

Lehigh Township Column

Thursday, August 22, 2013 by KRISTINA GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Rails-to-trails group selling raffle tickets

The Lehigh Township Rails to Trails organization will be selling raffle tickets through October for gift certificates to local restaurants.

Tickets will be sold 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Redner's in Northampton. Tickets will also be available at Dream Come True at Becky's Drive-In Oct. 6, at the Slatington trailhead of the D&L Oct. 12 and at the Walnutport Canal Festival Oct. 20.

Each certificate is valued at $25. First prize will include three certificates, second will be two certificates and third will be one certificate.

Bath Column

Thursday, August 22, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Ham and string bean dinner set for Sat.

Christ United Church of Bath, 109 S. Chestnut St., will be holding a ham and string bean dinner this Saturday, 4 to 7 p.m. Takeout platters are available.


Through the end of this month, Emmanuel's Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township, will be collecting peanut butter in family size plastic jars.

The Bath Area Food Bank is also in need of Hamburger Helper and sides (made by Knorr) with either rice or noodles in a sauce.