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Catasauqua Column

Thursday, July 25, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Mystery dinner theater set for Sept. 7

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, will be holding a mystery dinner theater 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.

Featured is "Dead Men Don't Speakeasy," set in the roaring twenties at the hottest spot in town. The event will be presented by the Without a Clue production company of Philadelphia.

Seating will be limited so get tickets early by calling either Nancy Miller at 610-443-3036 or Sandy Svitana at 610-433-0327.

The proceeds will benefit the church's sidewalk fund and the Catasauqua Food Bank.

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Allen Township Column

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

Homemade filling available all year

Did you know that you can enjoy homemade filling, prepared by the Allen Township Fire Company Auxiliary, all year long?

Stop by the social hall, 3530 Howertown Road, Wednesday through Friday, 3-7 p.m.

The cost for a two-pound container is $5.

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The Allen Township Fire Company will hold a yard sale and Chinese auction Saturday, July 20, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., on the station grounds, 3530 Howertown Road.

Vendors are needed.

The kitchen will be open.

For more information, call 610-502-0735.

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Moore Township Column

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Columns

Water slide event set for July 31

Bethany Wesleyan Church will be holding a family water slide night 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31.

Bring the whole family for a fun evening!

There is no cost to attend.

For more information, call 610-767-1239.

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The Cherryville Senior Center, located at Hope Lutheran Church, Route 248, Cherryville, has the following activities scheduled:

Monday, July 22: noon, root beer floats

Tuesday, July 23: 12:30 p.m., bean bag contest

Wednesday, July 24: 12:30 p.m., fruit bingo

Thursday, July 25: 12:30 p.m., Write Your Family History

Cement Worker Michael Easton

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Lehigh-Heidelberg, Evansville

Mr. Michael Easton was born in the "City of Steel," Gary, Ind. He graduated from Hobart High School. The students there are called "Brickies," named after the brickyards in the area.

He recalled, "Most of my classmates were members of the R.O.T.C. which was taught by World War II veterans. It was a program where strict discipline was the rule."

Moore Township Column

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Columns

Vacation Bible schools scheduled

Emmanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church invites all children ages 3-10 to vacation Bible school.

"Kingdom Rock – Where Kids Stand Strong for God" will be held 6-8:30 p.m. July 28-Aug. 1.

A light dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. will precede each evening's activities.

To register call the church office at 610-837-1741 or visit www.emmanuels.org. The church is located at 3175 Valley View Drive.

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Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, is offering vacation Bible school 6-8:30 p.m. July 22-26.

Lehigh Township Column

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by KRISTINA GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Water slide event set for July 31

Bethany Wesleyan Church will be holding a family water slide night 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31.

Bring the whole family for a fun evening!

There is no cost to attend.

For more information, call 610-767-1239.

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The Cherryville Senior Center, located at Hope Lutheran Church, Route 248, Cherryville, has the following activities scheduled:

Monday, July 22: noon, root beer floats

Tuesday, July 23: 12:30 p.m., bean bag contest

Wednesday, July 24: 12:30 p.m., fruit bingo

Thursday, July 25: 12:30 p.m., Write Your Family History

Coplay column

Thursday, July 18, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Polka Mass to kick off picnic

A 10:30 a.m. polka Mass will kick off St. Peter's Catholic Church's 59th annual homecoming picnic Aug. 4.

The Schanta Band will perform the music at the event, to take place at the church, located between Coplay and Center streets and Fifth and Sixth streets.

The one-day festival is one of the major events held in the community each summer.

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A Dip-N-Dance is set for 6-9 p.m. Friday at the parkway pool.

A Christmas in July event at the pool is scheduled for the following Friday, July 25.

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Northampton column

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

Food bank seeking summer donations

The Northampton Area Food Bank asks for your support during its annual Christmas in July food/fundraiser.

Food bank volunteers will b e at Dollar General 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 20-21.

During the summer months, donations decrease. However, clients continue to need assistance. Volunteers will provide a list of items needed.

The food bank is open every Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

For more information, visit www.northamptonareafoodbank.org.

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Remembering column

Thursday, July 11, 2013 by ED PANY,Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Clarence Lerch serves as Keystone Cement superintendent

In this third column, I am speaking to my good friend Mr. Stephen Hayden, former manager of the Keystone Cement Company, where he and his father gave dedicated service to the firm for 68 years. We are remembering some of the history of the company.

One of the ladies who gave us a look back at the early days of the plant was the late Mrs. Betty Rohn, whose grandparents sold some of their farm to Keystone in 1925. Her father, Clarence Lerch, was a superintendent at the plant.