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Coplay column

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Bike derby set for Saturday

The 20th Annual Coplay Children's Bike Derby will be held 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 1.

The event, set to take place in the Coplay Parkway, is sponsored by the Coplay Police Department, the Coplay Athletic Club and the Coplay Town Watch.

This free event will feature prizes refreshments and giveaways.


Coplay is displaying its patriotism with American flags flying on utility poles on Second and Chestnut streets.

The borough was able to purchase the flags thanks to residents and their donations to the Restore the Flags Committee.


Thursday, May 30, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Mike Bednar's dream comes true on the railroad

In this concluding column, I end my long and interesting visit to Darktown, Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township, where I have been speaking to Mr. Michael Bednar who has life long roots in the unique hamlet.

A well known railroad authority, Mike spent his early years attending the Hokendauqua Elementary School. He fondly recalls his school years.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Garden Club to meet

The June Catasauqua Garden Club meeting will continue to cover floral arranging with Linda Kortz.

The "hat trick" meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.

Displays for judging must be in place by 12:45 p.m. Garden friendly visitors are welcome.


The Catasauqua Library, 302 Bridge St., will hold a spring book sale and flea market 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 31, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 1.

It will include items for everyone


Northampton column

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Paw Prints set for this Sunday

The annual Paw Prints on the Canal will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at Canal Park.

It will be held rain or shine.

The event is sponsored by the borough and benefits the Northampton Police Department's K-9 force.


St. John's Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. Monday, June 10, in the church's social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Donna Parsons, a Reba McIntyre impersonator, will entertain.


The Northampton Area Public Library and the Friends of NAPL will be holding the annual Family Fun Day 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 1.

June 22 Relay for Life to offer many activities

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by SHARI NOCTOR Special to The Press in Columns

It's only a month away.

Mark your calendars for June 22. The 10th annual American Cancer Society's Whitehall Relay for Life will take place at the Whitehall High School football stadium.

The event is free and open to everyone, even those not touched personally by cancer. This expects to be a relay like none ever seen before. We hope to see both residents and businesses alike from our market area, which includes Catasauqua, Northampton and the Whitehall-Coplay school districts.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Fire police to hold flea market

St. Lawrence School will hold a reunion as part of the Sports Hall of Fame Picnic scheduled for noon-6 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Hokendauqua American Legion, 3154 N. Front St.

There is a cost. Children under 12 are free.

The price includes all beverages, four hot foods and salads served 1-5 p.m. and games and tournaments.

Deejays Statik and Glo Stx will be holding dance contests with prizes. Participants can enter the Lehigh Valley Sports Hall of Fame Idol Singing Contest for an additional fee.

Allen Township Column

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Sign up for summer camp

East Allen Township is holding sign-ups for summer camp, which runs June 17-Aug. 1.

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

There is a cost.

For more information, call Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961.


The Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed Association will sponsor a free day of watershed education and activities at Kreidersville Covered Bridge Park, Allen Township, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 1.

The rain date is Sunday, June 2.

Coplay column

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Coplay to host bike derby

The lower parking lot at the Coplay Parkway will be the setting for the 19th annual children's bike derby Saturday, May 25.

Big wheels, tricycles and bicycles will be part of the free event, beginning at 9 a.m. It is open to children ages 2-15 who live in the borough or whose parents or grandparents live in the borough.

Sponsored by Coplay Athletic Club, the borough police department and Coplay Town Watch, the event begins at 9 a.m.

Remembering column

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Darktown keeps watch as Lehigh River rises

In this continuing series, I'm down in Darktown, Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township, speaking to residents Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bednar about the hamlet and his family's history. Mike has authored 10 books on railroad history. In my last column Mike's father Joseph, a Seabee in World War II, returned home and confronted post-war challenges.

After working at Breadon Field, home of the Allentown Cardinals and now the site of the Lehigh Valley Mall, Joseph was hired by the Fuller Company in Catasauqua.