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Coplay column

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

Food drive to take place this weekend

The community food bank run by the Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association will receive a major boost this weekend when the Boy Scouts of America holds its annual Scouting For Food drive.

Borough residents had door hangers placed on their properties advising them to set out donations Saturday to be delivered to the food bank.

Residents are asked to donate canned foods, baby formula, dry goods and paper products. Donors are reminded to check the expiration dates on donated food.


Allen Township Column

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

Northampton AARP to meet Nov. 13

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will hold a meeting Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Allen Township Fire Company, 3530 Howertown Road.

Doors open at noon.

The guest speaker will give a talk on shingles and home health care providers.

Refreshments will be served.

Anyone interested in AARP bus trips should contact Sharon at 610-262-9182.


East Allen Township Parks & Recreation is planning a holiday bus trip Saturday, Nov. 30, to Hershey Park's Candylane and Sweet Lights.

For details and to make a reservation, call Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961.

Moore Township Column

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Columns

Moore Elementary hosting vendor fair

The Moore Elementary School PTA Holiday Vendor Fair will take place 4-8 p.m. Nov. 21 at the school.

In addition to vendors and crafts, a door prize table will benefit a Moore Elementary School Relay For Life team and a bake sale table will benefit the sixth-grade class.

Contact Abby Silfies at for more information.


The members of Boy Scout Troop 50, Moorestown, is currently collecting food for local charities as part of their Scouting For Food drive.

Catasauqua column

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

Thrift shop holding half-price sale

The Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will hold a half-price sale on women's slacks and jeans and plus size tops the week of Nov. 11.

Store hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

Proceeds from sales are returned back to the community through contributions to youth and adult programs and services.


Bingo will be held at St. Mary's Parish Center, Second and Union streets, Catasauqua, Sunday, Nov. 10, starting at 1 p.m.

The kitchen will be open at 11:30 a.m.

Northampton column

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

Church selling nut rolls

Assumption of the Virgin Mary church, 1301 Newport Ave., is having a Christmas nut roll sale.

For information and to place an order, call Marty at 610-682-4458 or Linda at 610-262-0265.

The church is also selling potato and cheese pierogies through Dec. 5.

Your order should be placed a week before you wish to pick it up.

For information or to place an order, call Kash at 610-262-3947.


Stop by the Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, to celebrate International Games Day.

Lehigh Township Column

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by KRISTINA GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Fire co. hosting turkey raffle

Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company, 4188 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will hold a turkey raffle Friday, Nov. 15, at the station house.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served from 7 to 8 p.m.

The final drawing will take place at 10 p.m.

The fire company will also host Elvis tribute artist Andy Svrcek Saturday, Nov. 16.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner served 6-7 p.m. and entertainment 7-10 p.m.

For more information or for tickets, call Monica Paly at 484-330-1290.

Proceeds of both events benefit the fire company.


Bath Column

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

Salem to host festival Nov. 2

Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moore Township, will hold a fall festival and craft show 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.

The kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch.


Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Bath, will be hold an indoor flea market 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.

The kitchen will be open.

For more information, call 484-860-0951.


Catasauqua column

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

Garden Club to meet Nov. 6

The title of the Catasauqua Garden Club's Nov. 6 program is "Holiday Inspiration."

Master gardener Donna Baylor will share many holiday hints and design tips for this festive time of the year.

The meeting will take place at 1 p.m. at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.

Be sure to have your treasures in place for judging by 12:45 p.m.

Garden friendly visitors are welcome as the club begins the 2013 holiday season.


Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will hold a fall craft fair 9 a.m.-1 p.m Saturday, Nov. 9.

Relay for Life column

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by SHARI NOCTOR Special to The Press in Columns

Be vigilant when it comes to skin cancer

My friend, Paula from Whitehall, was sitting at her aunt and uncle's pool enjoying a beautiful summer day. She looked down as the sun was shining on her legs and noticed a mole looked a little different.

What happened next was so interesting that I asked Paula if I could share her story.

On Tuesday, Paula went to her regular doctor, who decided the mole looked unusual. The center was definitely a darker color than the rest. The next Monday, the doctor performed a punch biopsy, where the affected area is cut out around and below the mole and sent it off to the lab.

Remembering column

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator Special to The Press in Columns

Farming was essential work during the war years

In this fourth column, I am speaking to Mr. Sterling Rothrock and his daughters, Doris and Lorene, up in Lehigh Township. Sterling is one of the senior retirees of the former Universal Atlas Cement Company in Northampton. The hardy Pennsylvania Dutchmen was born in 1921.

Both Sterling and his father, Arlo, were employed at the Lawrence Cement Company in Northampton. World War II transformed America. Many employees moved to industries vital to the war effort. Arlo now joined thousands of new employees at Bethlehem Steel.