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Northampton column

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Society hosting Christmas at the Station

The Northampton Area Historical Society will open the doors of the Siegfried Railroad Station for two weekends for its annual Christmas at the Station.

The event is scheduled for this weekend, Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 2, from 1-3 p.m. The second weekend will be Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 9, 1- 3 p.m.

The station will be decorated for Christmas. The theme this year is angels and snowmen. Many of these will be collectibles and antiques. Anyone wishing to have their angels or snowmen on display is asked to call 610-262-4748.

Coplay column

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Open space tract considered

Open space, whether reserved for the preservation of land in the future or for development, is an issue small and large governments on a local level deal with when considering the needs of their communities. Although the sluggish economy has placed such issues on the back burner, for Coplay the matter is important and comes down to land closer to the Lehigh River.

Allen/East Allen column

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Christmas house tour to be held Dec. 1

The Gov. Wolf Historical Society will hold its 32nd annual Christmas house tour of historic homes and landmarks Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A patrons' tour will be held Friday evening, Nov. 30.

The society's campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, will again be open for the tour with crafters in all three buildings, a fresh wreath and swag sale, hearth cooking demonstration and tastings, complimentary refreshments and more.

Lehigh Township column

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Historical center open for holiday season Dec. 2 & 9

With all of the signs of the holiday season approaching, the Lehigh Township Historical Society announces two dates in December for a holiday open house.

The historical center will be open for visitors and shoppers 1-4 p.m. Dec. 2 and Dec. 9.

Many unique items available for purchase include maps, ornaments, shirts, DVDs and books.

Two free educational programs are set for Jan. 28 and Feb. 25 at Hope Lutheran Church. More details will follow.

Moore column

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Columns

Church to host program Dec. 1

Covenant United Methodist Church invites the community to a celebration of a Christmas story Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m.

The event is for all ages and will take place outside in the pavilion.

The event will be followed by the Children's Community Christmas Party in the fellowship hall.

The church is located at 2715 Mountainview Drive in Klecknersville. Call 610-837-7517 for more information.


Catasauqua column

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

St. Paul's to host Holly Fair

St. Paul's Evangelical Church, 417 Howertown Road, will hold its Holly Fair on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Children can make Christmas purchases at a little shoppers village. Lots of crafters and vendors will be there and the kitchen will be open. What a way to get a jump start on your Christmas shopping.


The Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday, Nov. 25, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Cement Worker of the Month: Dave Reppert,

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Keystone Cement Co., Bath

Mr. Dave Reppert was raised in Kreidersville, Allen Township. He graduated from Northampton Area High School in 1974, where he was active in the Konkrete Kid athletic program and student council.

Members of Dave's wife's family have worked for over a century in the cement industry at both the Penn-Dixie and Keystone cement companies.

Coplay column

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Do your Christmas shopping in Coplay

A national campaign has taken shape advertising Saturday as the day for people to do Christmas shopping at smaller local stores rather at the big box chains.

The businesses in Coplay might make a good place to get some shopping done without the crowds, traffic or issues over parking.

Coplay features a hobby store, a country store gift shop and a sporting goods store, among others.

Northampton column

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Tree lighting ceremony set for Sunday

The borough's annual tree-lighting ceremony will be held Sunday, Nov. 25, 5:30 p.m., at Main Street and Laubach Avenue. The rain date is Nov. 26.

Santa will arrive via a fire truck with treats for the kids.


Northampton Borough will hold its annual Christmas Lights Contest this year with $175 in prizes awarded.

A representative from the club will drive around to all the participating houses between Dec. 15 and 20 and will contact the three winners before Christmas. This contest is only open to homes, not businesses.