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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.

Lehigh Township column

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

St. Nick's to host breakfast

St. Nick's kitchen crew is planning a Sunday breakfast for 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m. June 2.

Choose either a scrambled eggs platter or a stack of pancakes. Both choices come with baked ham, home fries, homemade sweet bread and unlimited coffee or a glass of juice.

The children's menu for ages 12 and under will offer three pancakes and juice or, for ages 6 and under, frosted flakes and juice.

All are invited to enjoy a delicious alternative to a fast-food breakfast, with family friendly pricing.

Bath column

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Basket social to run Friday to Sunday

Christ Church of Bath, United Church of Christ, 109 Chestnut St., will be hosting a basket social May 17, 18 and 19.

Tickets will be available at the social. The doors will be open for viewing and ticket purchases on Friday, May 17 from 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, May 19 from noon to 3 p.m. The drawing will begin at 4 p.m. on May 19.

Contact Rachel Rasley at 484-892-1692 or for more information.


Christ Church Little Moore, Route 946, will be hosting a Hawaiian dinner on Saturday, May 18.

Northampton column

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Assumption BVM to serve last breakfast of season on Sunday

Assumption BVM Roman Catholic Church, East 22nd Street and Washington Avenue, will host a breakfast Sunday, May 19, 8:30 a.m.-noon.

This will be the last breakfast until October.

There is a cost.

For more information, call 610-262-2559.

Mark your calendar for the church's annual picnic, set for Sept. 8 at Egypt Memorial Park. Watch this column for details.


The annual Wynnewood Estates family garage sale will be held 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 25.

More than 50 families will be participating.

Catasauqua column

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity to hold yard sale Saturday

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Fourth and Pine streets, Catasauqua, will hold a Community Day yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 18.

Food, a moon bounce, face painting and child identification will also be available during the sale.

Proceeds from the event benefit Mrs. Nothstein's Helping Hands organization.

For more information, contact Chris Held at 484-357-6351.


The next Old Home Week 2014 committee meeting is tonight, May 16, at the American Legion on Second Street at 7 p.m.

Coplay column

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Street names reflect town history

Street names mark the character of a community such as Coplay.

The Coplay grid was kept simple; Front, Second, Third and Fourth streets ran north to south and were numbered in sequence to 12th Street on the west end.

The town's main artery is Chestnut Street, which runs east to west the entire length of the town. It starts at Ruch Street on the west and continues to Front Street on the east at the Coplay-Northampton Bridge.

A fondness for trees is also evident in street names such as Cherry, Maple, Oak and Poplar.

Cement Worker of the Month

Thursday, May 9, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

James W. Keefer Keystone Cement Co., Bath

Mr. James Keefer was reared in Bath, one of 11 children graduating from Northampton High School in 1972.

"I was in the construction class at Bethlehem Vo-Tech," Jim says. "We built a home from the foundation to completion, learning all the aspects of construction under the excellent supervision of our instructors Angelo DeAngelis and Bob Keifer. The course taught me skills I have used on my job and in constructing my own home."

Jim applied this training in working on stores in the Lehigh Valley, Westgate Mall and the Easton 25th Street Shopping Center.