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Catasauqua column

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Mary's Parish Center bingo Sunday

St. Mary's Parish Center, Second and Union streets, will host a bingo event on Sunday, Nov. 11, beginning 1 p.m. The kitchen will open at 11:30 a.m. for sit-in or takeout meals.

Come on down for a relaxing afternoon and don't forget to bring along a friend.

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St. Mary's Church, 122 Union St., Catasauqua, will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Saturday, Nov. 17 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the parish center. Takeout is available.

Advanced tickets are available. For more information, call the parish office at 610-264-0332.

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Coplay column

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Coplay community copes with Sandy

Compared to many areas, Hurricane Sandy delivered only a soft punch to Coplay.

Among the most notable damage occurred at Sammy Balliet Stadium, where the dugout roof was blown right off its block walls. (See photo, page 5).

At St. Peter's Catholic Church Cemetery, the large cross that marks the final resting place of the church's former pastors tilted precariously forward.

The traffic light at Second and Chestnut streets was out for a couple of days.

The borough public works department responded to calls about debris, tree branches and blocked storm drains.

Allen/East Allen column

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

AARP to meet Nov. 14

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Allen Township Fire Company, 3530 Howertown Road. Doors will open at noon.

Entertainment will be music. Refreshments will be served.

Anyone 50 years of age or older is welcomed to become members of Chapter 3915.

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

The group's Christmas party is set for Wednesday, Dec. 12. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 30. Contact Fern Clay at 610-837-6908.

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Lehigh Township column

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Join the Indianland Garden Club at its next meeting

You are invited to the last of the regular monthly meetings for the year of the Indianland Garden Club Tuesday, Nov. 13. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The program, which begins at 7 p.m., is entitled "End of the Year Wrap-up and 2013 Planning."

This month, the meeting will be held at the Hanson Hall of Hope Lutheran Church. Note this is a change from the usual Kuntz Hall meeting location. The Hanson Hall is situated on the eastern end of the church building.

Northampton column

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

St. John's Friendly Fifties meets Monday

St. John's Friendly Fifties will meet Monday, Nov. 12, 1 p.m., in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Cracked Walnuts will entertain.

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Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will host a basket bingo Saturday, Nov. 10. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the games begin at 1 p.m.

The cost of a ticket includes 20 games. Specials will be sold separately.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

For tickets, call 610-502-1037.

Proceeds benefit the church's building fund.

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Allen/East Allen column

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

AARP to meet Nov. 14

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Allen Township Fire Company, 3530 Howertown Road. Doors will open at noon.

Entertainment will be music. Refreshments will be served.

Anyone 50 or older is welcomed as members of Chapter 3915.

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

The group's Christmas party is set for Wednesday, Dec. 12. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 30. Contact Fern Clay at 610-837-6908.

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Remembering

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by ED PANY, Curator Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Jane Addams called Kreidersvill her home

In researching this series with Mr. Harold Smith, we discovered a prominent and world reknowned social reformer in her youth attended Sunday School at Zion Stone Church in Kreidersville. Many of my readers may not recognize her name, Jane Addams. Her contributions to society were one of my lessons when this writer taught United States history at Northampton High School.

Coplay column

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Election Day is Tuesday

With the general election just days away, Tuesday, Nov.6, it has been awfully quiet in the borough when it comes to the noise and news candidates bring to the table.

It was a fever pitch atmosphere in the largely Democratic based borough when Barrack Oboma made his run for the presidency four years ago. This Presidential election there are fewer Obama signs in the yards in town. Mitt Romney signs seem to be keeping pace with the opposition.

Lehigh Township column

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Breakfast set for Nov. 18

The Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company Country Garden will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to noon.

The menu will include a large variety of breakfast items.

All proceeds benefit the fire company.

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The Lehigh Township Historical Society announces two dates for a holiday open house in December.

On Dec. 2 and 9, from 1 to 4 p.m., the historical centre will be open for visitors and shoppers.

Many unique items are available for purchase for gift giving including maps, ornaments, shirts, DVDs and books.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Paul's hosting bag and basket bingo Nov. 4

St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 417 Howertown Road, will hold a bag and basket bingo Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. The doors open at 12:30 p.m.

Bingo prizes awarded will include Longaberger baskets and designer handbags such as Vera Bradlay, Tignanello, Coach, etc. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a donation of a paper product for the Catasauqua Food Bank in exchange for a free raffle ticket for the Chinese auction.

You may purchase tickets in advance at a discount price and tickets will be available at the door.

For ticket information, call 610-264-3221.