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Allen-East Allen Twp. Column

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Columns

Allen fire company seeks help

The Allen Township Fire Company is seeking volunteers as firefighters, fire police or ladies' auxiliary members.

If interested, call 610-262-1101 (for firefighting and fire police information) or 610-262-6308 (for auxiliary information).


The Allen Township and East Allen Township municipal offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 21.


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Lehigh Township column

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

All-you-can-eat buffet Jan. 20

The Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company Country Garden will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 20, 8 a.m.–12 p.m.

The breakfast will include a large variety of breakfast items.

All proceeds benefit the fire company.


Cherryville Senior Center, located at Hope Lutheran Church, Route 248, Cherryville.

Monday, Jan. 14: 12:30 p.m., Craft for Tables

Tuesday, Jan. 15: 10 a.m., quilts; 12:30 p.m., Now You Have It, Now You Don't

Wednesday, Jan. 16: 12:45 p.m., regular bingo

Thursday, Jan. 17: 12:30 p.m., Movie

Bath Column

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Bath guide is coming

The Bath Business and Community Partnership is again putting together a 2013 Guide to Historic Bath and surrounding areas to strengthen the local economy. They are inviting businesses, services, physicians, food services, churches and museums to be included. The plan is to have 6,500 brochures printed and distributed to local businesses and public places.

There is a deadline of Jan. 25. Businesses are asked to contact Carol Heckman with questions or to be included at 610-837-7766. Registration forms are available at S. Seem Antiques and Steckel House Antiques on Chestnut Street


Thursday, January 10, 2013 by The Press in Columns


· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.

· Al-Anon Family Support Group meeting – 7-9 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, corner of Tilghman and Cedar Crest, Allentown. For adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families. Information: 610-395-3781.

· Zumba classes – 7-8 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall. Information: Tara at 610-440-2344.

Coplay Column

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Coplay offers much to its residents

There is plenty of civic pride to go around in Coplay, a town with a population between 3,300 and 3,500 residents. The one-square-mile borough is sandwiched in by Whitehall Township on three sides, Hokendauqua, Stiles and North Coplay and the Lehigh River on its eastern border.

The borough offers its people much more to do than some other communities and townships with large homes situated on big lots.

Thomas Iron Company attracts immigrant workers

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

In this new series, I'm visiting a unique hamlet, Darktown. Many of my readers have driven through the hamlet, situated on the banks of the Lehigh River in Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township.

Two of the proud residents are Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bednar. Mike is a passionate railroad buff who has written 10 well-documented books on railroad history. I decided to interview my friend Mike on a variety of topics. Poor Mike, my incessant questioning seems to unearth anything and everything that might interest my readers.

Northampton Column

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Library winter programs to begin

Winter programs at the Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave., will be held Jan. 29 through March 21. Children living in the Northampton Area School District are invited to participate.

Toddler Storytime, age 2, will be held Tuesdays, 11-11:20 a.m., or Wednesdays, 10-10:20 a.m.

Creative Preschoolers Storytime, age 3 and up, will be held Tuesdays, 10-10:45 a.m., or Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Family Toddler/Pre-school Storytime will be held Tuesday evenings, 6:30-7 p.m.

Catasauqua Colum

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Woman's club to meet Jan. 17

The Woman's Club of Catasauqua will hold their first meeting of the New Year on Thursday, Jan. 17 at noon at the Old Country Buffet in Whitehall. Each member is to bring an item for the Catasauqua Food Pantry. There will be a chance to win a gift certificate. All donations are appreciated.


The Catasauqua Thrift Shop was closed the week between Christmas and New Year, but is now open with beautiful clothing for the entire family.

Moore Township Column

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Columns

UMC holds blood pressure screenings

Covenant United Methodist Church, 2715 Mountain View Drive, is offering a free blood pressure screening on Sunday, Jan. 13, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

For more information, call the church office at 610-837-7517.


Moore Township Recreation Center wants to remind residents that sleigh riding is allowed on the rec center grounds.

Residents are also reminded that the walking track is open again this year through the end of March. The track will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 6 to 9 p.m. The track is a well-lit, safe place to exercise.


Allen/ East Allen Township Column

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

AARP to meet Jan. 9

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Allen Township Fire Company, 3530 Howertown Road. Doors open at noon.

Mark Sessanato from Independence Planning Group will be the guest speaker.

Those planning to attend are asked to bring some baked goods to the meeting.

Anyone the age of 50 and up is welcome to become a member of Chapter 3915.

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