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Bath column

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Cleanup set for Sat.

An Earth Day community wide cleanup will be held throughout the Borough of Bath 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 20.

This event is sponsored by the Bath Business Community Partnership (BBCP). Participants will meet at the gazebo in Keystone Park at 9 a.m. and are asked to bring rakes, brooms and dustpans. Groups will work on various parks and sections of the borough.

All participants will receive a complimentary hot dog and soda back at the gazebo following the cleanup activities at 11 a.m.

Contact Jen George at the Daily Grind for more information at 484-281-3314.

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Allen/East Allen column

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Vera Bradley bingo Sunday

A Vera Bradley bingo will be held Sunday, April 21, at the East Allen Township Fire Department social hall, 5354 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Games begin at 1 p.m.

For advance tickets, call 610-262-6700. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 8142 Valley View Road, Seemsville, will hold a country-style ham dinner on Saturday, April 27, 4-7 p.m.

There is a cost.

The deadline to reserve a place at the meal is approaching fast. Call 610-837-1098 for tickets by April 21.

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Catasauqua column

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Canal cleanup scheduled

The Catasauqua Canal cleanup has been scheduled for Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. until noon.

All volunteers will be provided with gloves, high visibility orange safety vests and bags for the trash and brush cleanup effort. Some will be given cutting implements, on loan from D&L, to trim low branches and invasive plants.

Beverages and light snacks will be provided.

Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce column

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by TONY PRISTASH Northampton AreaChamber of Commerce in Columns

Tour Lafarge Cement May 23

Are you tired of touring facilities and sites that don't require you to wear a hard hat?

Are you bored with tours that leave you all neat and clean instead of dusty?

If you think tours that just aren't gritty enough or don't symbolize the real heart and soul of the American Experience, then the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce has a tour for you.

The chamber will be hosting a tour of the Lafarge Cement Plant, 5160 Main St. (Route 329) in Cementon May 23.

The event will begin with a pizza luncheon at noon followed by an extensive tour of the plant.

Allen/East Allen column

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Fire co. to host bingo

A Vera Bradley bingo will be held Sunday, April 21, at the East Allen Township Fire Department social hall, 5354 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Games begin at 1 p.m.

For advance tickets, call 610-262-6700. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 8142 Valley View Road, Seemsville, will hold a country-style ham dinner on Saturday, April 27, 4-7 p.m.

There is a cost.

The deadline to reserve a place at the meal is April 21.

Call 610-837-1098 for tickets.

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Lehigh Township column

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Church to serve dinner

An all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be held in the social hall of St. Nicholas Church 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27.

The home-cooked meal will include salad with dressings, garlic bread, homemade sauce with choice of homemade meatballs or sweet Italian sausage, soft drinks, coffee and tea. Desserts, wine and beer will also be available for purchase.

Takeout is available.

St. Nick's is located at 4412 Mountain View Drive, on Rout 946 in Berlinsville.

Walk-ins are welcome, but to aid those planning the event, advance reservations are encouraged.

Moore column

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Columns

Klecknersville fire company seeks volunteers

The Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company is seeking conscientious residents willing to be trained to serve as firefighters, EMS or fire police officers.

The volunteer fire company serves Moore Township and Chapman Borough with fire, ambulance and fire police protection.

If you have an interest in serving the community by volunteering, contact Fire Chief Jon Mann at 610-837-0846.

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Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, has scheduled its monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast for 8-11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 14.

Northampton column

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Slovak church to host dinner

Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church, 14th Street and Washington Avenue, will hold an all-you-can-eat spring pasta dinner Saturday, April 20, 4-7 p.m.

Music will be provided by Dice Productionz.

For tickets, call Edna Balent at 610-261-4035.

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The Northampton Area Public Library is joining with many schools, libraries and groups nationwide to encourage turning off televisions, computers and video games during the upcoming Screen-Free Week.

The library will hold a family craft time Thursday, May 2, 10 a.m. or 6 p.m.

Coplay column

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Campaign signs sprouting

Campaign signs are beginning to sprout up in Coplay.

More campaign signs in the coming weeks are sure to be planted in front yards across town, especially since the borough council races are wide open and contested on the Democratic ballot in May.

Also, one reader commented he recently observed the first red robin in the family's back yard, welcoming spring.

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Trinity United Church of Christ, Coplay, is offering a series of 7 p.m. Thursday evening services themed "Experiencing Community – Where Education and Spirituality Come Together."

Remembering

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Joseph Bednar goes to war

In this continuing series, I'm in Darktown, a hamlet in Whitehall Township, speaking to Mike Bednar, well-known railroad authority. He is recalling when his father left the close-knit community to serve with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Joseph Bednar was 25 years old, married and eligible for a deferment, but he, as other Darktown boys, enlisted to serve the country. He left from the Egypt Elementary School in November 1943. Joseph was assigned to the 135th U.S. Naval Construction Battalion (The Seabees).