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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.

Northampton column

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

Good Shepherd to host A Night of the Arts May 16

Good Shepherd Catholic School will present A Night of the Arts 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the school gymnasium.

The event, which is open to the public, will feature art exhibits by students in grades K-8, including recent award-winning works in various mediums.

Music will be provided by the school choir and band. In addition, the Good Shepherd Catholic School drama program will entertain with selections from its 2012-13 theater productions.

Admission is free; donations will be accepted at the door. For additional information, call 610-262-9171.


Catasauqua column

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

George Taylor House to hold opening ceremonies Sunday

The George Taylor House will hold its opening day ceremony 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 5. The George Taylor Monument will be dedicated in celebration of its 200th anniversary.

The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 will present an honor guard salute and the Sheckler Elementary School band will perform at 2 p.m. Guided tours of the George Taylor House are set for 2-4 p.m. Food and beverage vendors will be plentiful.

Northampton column

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by BY KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Spring Thaw Rendezvous set for this Saturday

The Liederkranz will be selling hot dogs and refreshments during the Spring Thaw Rendezvous, set for Saturday, May 4, at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

A hot dog-eating contest will begin at 3:30 p.m. There is an entry fee. Cash prizes will be awarded.

For more information, call Mike, 610-704-2390.

Later that evening, the Liederkranz will hold a Cinco de Mayo celebration. The fun begins at 5 p.m. at the club, 402 E. Ninth St.

Entertainment by a deejay is set to start at 9 p.m.


Coplay column

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Santee's up on the market for sale

Along with Bill's Lunch and the Wachovia building, the former Santee's auto repair shop is up for sale.

The attractive and clean repair shop at Second and Center streets will be missed by those who brought their vehicles there for maintenance and repairs. Buddy Santee was at the helm of the business for years. Before that, his dad, a longtime borough fire chief, ran the business.

The bank, which has been on the market for the last several years, now sports a "for rent" sign. Many are wondering why no new tenant is occupying the colonial style structure.

Remembering column

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Joseph Bednar: home from the war, on the job

In this continuing series, I'm down in the hamlet of Darktown, Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township, visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bednar. Mike is a well known authority on Lehigh Valley Railroad history. We are following the saga of his father, Joseph, who served in the Navy Seabees during World War II.

After serving in the Pacific, facing the Japanese on the Island of Okinawa and welcoming the end of World War II, the young veteran would return to his home in Darktown. He boarded a train at Baltimore, switching to a Reading Co. train in Harrisburg.

Allen/East Allen column

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

KCB race set for June 1

The KCB Challenge, which includes both a 5K and a 10K race, will be held Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m.

The event begins and ends with a run through the historic Kreidersville Covered Bridge, the last covered bridge in Northampton County. To register or see the schedule and course, visit

This year's KCB Challenge shirts will highlight the colors of the bridge with a modern flair.

The awards for the winners are unique, fused-glass art pieces prepared by Glass by Erica.

There will be refreshments after the race.

Bath column

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Amish comic Saturday

The Bath Fire Hall will be hosting "Raymond the Amish Comic" Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

The cost includes beverages and snacks.

Call the fire hall at 610-837-1059 for ticket information.


Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township, will hold a Longaberger basket bingo Sunday, May 5, starting at 1 p.m. The event will include 20 games, a 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction. The kitchen will be open.

Proceeds benefit Manoquesy Lodge 413 F&AM of Pennsylvania.


Lehigh Township column

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Walk set for May 18

The Lehigh Township Rails to Trails and the D&L National Heritage Corridor organization will be sponsoring an interpretive walk along the D&L National Corridor Saturday, May 18.

The walk will start at 9 a.m. at the Cove Road trailhead under the Treichlers Bridge and will move at a leisurely pace for about 1.5 miles to Rockdale with stops to discuss local history, geology and biology.

Although there is no cost for the walk, donations are always appreciated.

Children age 10 and over are welcome.

Catasauqua column

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

Yard sale set for May 4

A basket raffle will be held 6-8 p.m. tomorrow at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets.

Those who play have the opportunity to win themed baskets, plants, pictures and gift certificates.

Proceeds of the event will benefit the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors Project and Holy Trinity's Sidewalk Fund.

Winners will be notified by telephone.

For more information, contact Janis Charvala at 610-440-0073.


A community yard sale us set for 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. May 4, at Second and Race streets.