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Lehigh Township Column

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Mum sale is Saturday

Purchase mums for the fall from the Lehigh Township Historical Centre in Pennsville. Many varieties and colors will be on sale Saturday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ladies from St. Paul's UCC of Indianland will also conduct a bake sale at that time. If all plants are not sold Saturday, the sale will continue on Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m.

The centre will be open for visitors on Sept. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 14, 1 to 4 p.m. When you visit, you will see construction underway at the side of the building. All proceeds from the mum sale will benefit this project.


Remembering Column

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Love of history began in high school for Harold Smith

In this fourth column of a continuing series, I am speaking to Mr. Harold Smith well known local resident, historian and president of the Northampton Historical Society. Today Harold recalls his youth during the Depression era. Many of my older readers recall when home delivery of basic needs was a common practice in the area.

Coplay Column

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Fall football is in the air

With autumn in the air, the black and gold football uniformed clad youngsters from Coplay are now represented on the Hokey Eagle teams, from flag football through the various weight teams.

As in past years, the Hokey teams have always had a good representation when it comes to its football program.

Football programs cost a large sum of money to operate, which is probably the reason why Fullerton and Hokey are the only two youth programs.

Bath Column

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Fire Company fall festival set for Sept. 29

The Klecknersville Ranger Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Bath, will hold their annual fall festival on Saturday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There will be a barbecue chicken dinner and clams, crafts, a Chinese auction, Tractor Hit and a Miss Engine Show. There will be new games for all ages, pumpkin painting, hay rides, a cake walk and much more. Flea market and craft vendors are needed.

For more information, call 484-554-0719 by Sept. 24.


Catasauqua Column

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Woman's club pot luck dinner Sept. 20

The Woman's Club of Catasauqua will open their fall season with a pot luck dinner on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 604 4th St. Following the dinner, entertainment will be provided by bagpiper Pipe Major James Ruhf, who has played the bagpipes professionally for 15 years. For information, call President Yvonne Retzler at 610-264-4924.


The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., Catasauqua, will hold their next monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m. to noon. For information call 610-266-7170.


Northampton Column

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Dinner and music at Slovak church

Slovak Lutheran Church, 14th Street and Washington Avenue, will hold an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner on Saturday, Sept. 22, 4-7 p.m. A deejay will provide entertainment.

For information, call Mary Jane Berkowitz at 610-264-0460 or Edna Balent at 610-261-4035.


The Northampton Area Historical Society will host a talk Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m., at the Northampton Fire Department, 1 Lerchenmiller Drive. Douglas Peters will speak on the trolleys of the Lehigh Valley. The meeting is free of charge and open to the public. For information, call 610-262-4748.


Moore column

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Columns

Car show planned for Sept. 23

The Moore Township Lions and Lioness Clubs will hold their 16th Annual Car Show on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The show will be held at the Moore Township Recreation Center and a craft and flea market will be part of it. Food and beverages will be available. The rain date will be Sept. 30.

The recreation center is located off English Road. For more information contact Lois Iasiello at 484-239-2698 or email police@


Lehigh Township column

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Fire co. to host breakfast Sunday

The Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company Country Garden will serve an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to noon.

All proceeds benefit the fire company.


St. Paul's Schoolhouse, located near St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Indianland, will be open Sept. 15 from noon to 4 p.m.

Admission to the Lehigh Township Historical Society museum is free but donations are accepted. For more information, call Ken at 610-767-5989.


Northampton column

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Liederkranz to host spaghetti dinner Friday

The Northampton Liederkranz, 402 E. Ninth St., will hold a spaghetti dinner Friday, Sept. 14, 5-8 p.m.

Karaoke will follow at 9 p.m.

A breakfast will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, 8 a.m.-noon. There is a cost.


The Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors on Sunday, Sept. 16, 1-4 p.m. The station is located on West 21st Street.

This year's special exhibits include Rotary International, the Laubach family and a World War II display featuring the Capkovic family.