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Northampton column

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Good Shepherd to present musical

The Drama Club of Good Shepherd Catholic School will present "High School Musical, Jr." 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27.

A matinee performance will be presented 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28.

Student performers are students in fourth through eighth grades. The performances will be held in the school gymnasium.

For advance tickets and other information, call 610-262-9171. Tickets will also be available at the door.


Breakfast will again be served 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, April 28, at the Assumption BVM Church, East 22nd Street, Northampton.

Survivors to be honored June 22 at Relay for Life

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by The Press in Columns

The Relay For Life of Whitehall will recognize and salute local cancer survivors and their caregivers 6 p.m. June 22 during a special ceremony in the Whitehall High School stadium. Dinner will be provided through donations from local restaurants.

I invite every survivor and caregiver in the Whitehall-Coplay, Northampton, Catasauqua and Allentown School Districts to attend this ceremony, which is open to the public.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Help clean up the Catty Canal Saturday

The Great Catasauqua Canal Cleanup will be held this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

This annual event is supported by the Borough of Catasauqua, as well as the state, in appreciation of Earth Day.

Volunteers will meet in the old Deily Coal Yard, access point behind Front Street via Union Street.

Organizers will provide gloves, orange safety vests, bags for trash and a tool for the brush cleanup effort. Beverages and snacks will also be provided. As with prior years, volunteers may also help cleanup the downtown areas.

Northampton column

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

Cut-athon set for April 28

The fifth annual Make-A-Wish cut-athon will be held Sunday, April 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Shear Impressions, 1774 Main St.

Stylists will be offering discounts on haircuts, manicures and brow waxing.

A Chinese auction, food and more will be featured with proceeds benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Donations are welcome.

For more information, call 610-261-4510.


Breakfasts will no longer be held at the Northampton Lieder- kranz, 402 E. Ninth St. Organizers wish to thank past attendees for their patronage.

Coplay column

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

Maikits withdraws from race

The Lehigh County Office of Voter Registration confirmed on Monday Sherry Maikits has withdrawn her name as a candidate for Coplay Borough Council on the Democratic ballot.

The office reported it has received a court order directing Maikits' name be removed from the ballot.

Maikits had been a member of the Northampton Borough Council until her move to Coplay last year. Maikits is now moving back to Northampton.

Maikits' seat on Northampton Borough Council was filled by the appointment of Anthony (Tony) Pristash to the vacant seat.



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

Darktown residents serve during World War II

In today's column, Mr. Michael Bednar and this writer are visiting the Darktown War Memorial. Darktown is a hamlet along the Lehigh River in Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township. The memorial is not adorned by granite pillars or bronze statues. It is a simple glass-enclosed tablet remembering the men and women who left the blue-collar village to serve in World War II and Korea.

Lehigh Township column

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Garden trip set for May

The Indianland Garden Club is planning a bus trip to New York's Botanical Garden on Tuesday, May 21.

The Perkiomen Tour Bus will leave from Hope Lutheran Church in Cherryville at 7:45 a.m. and arrive back at 6 p.m.

Participants will spend the day at one of the oldest and largest botanical gardens in the world. The New York Botanical Garden, in the Bronx, is a museum of plants and a National Historic Landmark with more than 400,000 native plants and thousands of shrubs and trees on the gorgeous grounds.

Bath column

Thursday, April 18, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Cleanup set for Sat.

An Earth Day community wide cleanup will be held throughout the Borough of Bath 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 20.

This event is sponsored by the Bath Business Community Partnership (BBCP). Participants will meet at the gazebo in Keystone Park at 9 a.m. and are asked to bring rakes, brooms and dustpans. Groups will work on various parks and sections of the borough.

All participants will receive a complimentary hot dog and soda back at the gazebo following the cleanup activities at 11 a.m.

Contact Jen George at the Daily Grind for more information at 484-281-3314.


Allen/East Allen column

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

Vera Bradley bingo Sunday

A Vera Bradley bingo will be held Sunday, April 21, at the East Allen Township Fire Department social hall, 5354 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Games begin at 1 p.m.

For advance tickets, call 610-262-6700. Tickets will also be available at the door.


St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 8142 Valley View Road, Seemsville, will hold a country-style ham dinner on Saturday, April 27, 4-7 p.m.

There is a cost.

The deadline to reserve a place at the meal is approaching fast. Call 610-837-1098 for tickets by April 21.


Catasauqua column

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Canal cleanup scheduled

The Catasauqua Canal cleanup has been scheduled for Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. until noon.

All volunteers will be provided with gloves, high visibility orange safety vests and bags for the trash and brush cleanup effort. Some will be given cutting implements, on loan from D&L, to trim low branches and invasive plants.

Beverages and light snacks will be provided.