Northampton Press

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Coplay column

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

No crossing guards planned

School begins Sept. 2 this year.

Still, however, no crossing guards are planned for any of the bus stops in the borough.

There haven't been crossing guards in town for years. Borough police patrol the areas where children wait for the school bus and return home in the afternoon. In cases where younger children wait for the bus, parents, grandparents and guardians wait with them.

The bus drivers are vigilant in ensuring the safety of children.


Allen Township Column

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

AARP to meet Aug. 14

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Allen Township Fire Company, 3530 Howertown Road.

Doors open at noon. The meeting begins at 1 p.m.

State Rep. Julie Harhart, R-183rd, will be the guest speaker.

Refreshments will be provided.

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


Sign-ups for East Allen Township's fall soccer program are under way.

Register at the municipal office, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd., Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Northampton column

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Atlas museum open Sunday

The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, 1401 Laubach Avenue, is open to the public on the second and fourth Sundays of each month through September.

Hours are 1-3 p.m.


The Northampton Area High School Cheerleading Booster Club will hold a cheer clinic Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-noon.

For cost and other information, call Lisa at 610-262-7891.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1235 Main St., will hold a flea market and bake sale Saturday, Aug. 10, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Food will be available for purchase.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Cub Scout Pack 94 to hostinformational meeting

Come join Cub Scout Pack 94 for a short informational meeting given by pack leaders.

The meeting will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. in the small pavilion at the Catasauqua Park, 501 American St.

If your son is attending first through fifth grade and would like to join the Scouts, try to attend this short meeting. It will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

The rest of the afternoon will be spent at the Catasauqua Pool, so bring your lawn chairs, swim suits and towels.


Bath Column

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Club to hold yard sale Aug. 24

The Keystone Rod and Gun Club, 243 Mulberry St., Bath, is looking for vendors for a yard sale to be held Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Admission is free. The kitchen will be open and there will be a bake sale.

To rent a space or for more information, call 973-919-8930 or email Valerie at


Emmanuel's Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township, will hold its 290th anniversary concert Sunday, Aug. 11. The concert is scheduled for 3 p.m.


Coplay Column

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Borough preparing for community days

With Coplay Community Days approaching at the end of the month, the borough's public works department has now finished painting the interior roof in white, the first such painting to be completed in years.

The beige brick columns look as new now as when they were first erected in the early 1970s.

Although a bronze plaque was mounted on one of the brick columns at the front of the parkway pavilion, most do not know that the pavilion was a project created by the then Koplay Keystone Kops, a group of men who remained together after the 1969 borough centennial celebration.

Catasauqua Column

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Garden Club to meet Aug. 7

By now, you all should be enjoying your BLTs as your garden tomato crop overwhelms your backyard.

Take some time out for the Catasauqua Garden Club meeting on Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. Sue Kittek, a Pennsylvania Master Gardener and garden columnist for the Morning Call, will share floral design and prep with the group. The Wednesday meeting will take place at the usual location, the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.

Remember to have your display items in place by 12:45 p.m. Garden friendly visitors are welcome to attend.


Happenings Column

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by The Press in Columns


Vacation Bible school – until Aug. 4, Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road. Information: 610-435-0451.

· Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club meeting – 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. Program: "GPS System and Applications Simplified" by Ben/KB3CTX. Open to the public. Information:, KE3AW@ ARRL.NET or 610-432-8286.

Lehigh Township Column

Thursday, August 1, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Cut-A-Thon set for Aug. 18

A Locks of Love Cut-A-Thon will be held on Sunday, Aug. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Bethany Wesleyan Church Family Life Center, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.

Get a free haircut and help a child! Hair must fit into a ponytail that measures 10 inches or more in length.

New this year are haircuts, for a cost, for men and women, manicures, haircuts for children 12 and under.

Call for an appointment 484-553-6429.


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