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Catasauqua column

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Arbor Day celebration set for April 27

The annual Arbor Day celebration will take place at the Catasauqua Park in the main pavilion at 10 a.m. April 27.

Trees and arborvitaes will be dedicated.

The event is open to the public.

For more information, call Bob Bastian at 610-266-428.


A reminder to property owners that permission and permits must be obtained from the Shade Tree Commission to remove, prune or plant trees in the planter strip along the streets and highways in the borough.

Violation of any part of the ordinance will result in a fine.

Coplay column

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Book sale set for Saturday

The Coplay Public Library on Saturday will hold a spring book sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Fifth and Center streets library. Hundreds of gently used books can be purchased at low prices.

DVD movies, VHS tapes, CDs, books on CDs, audio music and records will be available to the public.

The event brings in throngs of people to the library.


Although delayed a day due to rain, Coplay's annual spring street cleaning was a success.

The 50 residents who failed to abide by posted no parking notices found their vehicles ticketed.

Northampton column

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Food bank to host meeting April 30

The Northampton Area Food Bank will hold a general meeting Tuesday, April 30, in the fellowship hall of Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, 1324 Newport Ave.

Dinner will be served 6-7 p.m. with the business meeting to follow.

The board encourages all volunteers, clients and anyone else interested in the food bank to attend this meeting and slide presentation. Area churches are asked to invite their congregants.

For more information, visit


Relay for Life column

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by SHARI NOCTOR Special to The Press in Columns

Area residents invited to get involved with legislative issues

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS-CAN) is looking for members.

ACS CAN is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate that supports legislation designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.

ACS CAN gives a voice to those impacted by cancer by encouraging lawmakers at all levels to make cancer a priority. By raising issues of importance, raising funds, educating voters and rallying others to the fight against cancer, ACS CAN makes a difference and helps save lives.

Some of the recent accomplishments include:

Northampton column

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Quota Club running bus trip

The Quota Club of Northampton is running a bus trip fundraiser to New York City to see the Broadway musical "Newsies" on Saturday, May 4.

The bus will leave from Northampton at 8 a.m. for a 2 p.m. show.

Call Judy at 610-440-0517 for more information or to purchase tickets.


The Northampton Area Public Library will participate in Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child 2013, a collaborative project highlighting the importance of early literacy development in preschoolers.

Lehigh Township column

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Basket Social set for April 7

The Lehigh Township Historical Society will hold its annual basket social Sunday, April 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company, 4188 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

The drawing will be held at 4 p.m. You do not have to be present to win.

The kitchen will be open and food will be available for purchase throughout the day.

Anyone who wishes to donate an item should bring it to the fire hall by 11 a.m. April 7 or call one of the members to pick it up.

Moore column

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Columns

Moore Land Preservation Board to meet April 7

The Moore Township Land Preservation Board announces its semiannual open house to be held 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the Moore Township municipal building, 2491 Community Drive (Route 946).

Guest speakers include Maria Bentzoni from the Northampton County Land Preservation Board and Erin Lee from the Natural Lands Trust Conservancy.


Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is holding a block shoot Friday, March 29, from 7 to 10 p.m. This event is open to the public.

For more information, call the club at 610-837-0310.


Allen/East Allen column

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

St. Peter's to host fish dinner

St. Peter's United Church of Christ youth group will hold a Good Friday fish dinner March 29, 5-7 p.m., at the church, 8142 Valley View Road, Seemsville.

There is a cost. Fish stick platters will be available for kids age 6 and under.

The deadline to order meals has passed. For details, call 610-837-0152.


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