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Catasauqua column

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Pork and sauerkraut dinner set for Saturday

St. Mary's Church, Second and Union streets, will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in the parish center.

The menu includes pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, applesauce, roll, butter, beverage and dessert.

You may purchase tickets in advance by calling the church office at 610-264-0332 or email kim. Tickets will be available at the door and takeout will also be available.


Bath column

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Bath to hold Community Day

The seventh annual Bath Community Day will be held this Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at a new location – Keystone Park.

Sponsored by the Bath Business and Community Partnership, Community Day has been put together not only for younger persons, but for the "young at heart" as well.

Children's events, such as moon bounces and face painting, along with live music, food and fun are scheduled for the day.

With the new location, also featured will be the dedication of the new Keystone Park Gazebo.

Coplay column

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Leaves to be picked up

With the arrival of autumn, trees are turning shades of yellow, brown and orange are falling to the ground.

Unlike some communities, where leaves can be swept off the curbs for pickup by mechanical devices, the borough of Coplay requires its residents to place leaves in large plastic bags for pick-up on Fridays. Public works personnel will undertake this task during next several weeks.

A reminder to all borough residents: burning of leaves is prohibited.


Allen/East Allen column

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Homeowners sought for annual historic tour

The Gov. Wolf Historical Society is house hunting.

For more than 30 years, the society has been holding a Christmas house tour the first Saturday in December.

One of the most challenging aspects of planning this event has been finding houses to be featured on the tour. This year, the challenge has been overwhelming, and organizers only have about half the number of houses needed.

Editor's View Homelessness in the Lehigh Valley

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Columns

It doesn't just happen on television

Often while I am working, I have the television on and, if it is a Sunday night, I will usually be listening to "60 Minutes."

One recent episode on homelessness caused me to stop working and watch the entire segment from start to finish.

The interviewer spotlighted three families who were homeless in Florida. One family consisted of a young unemployed father and his two children who lived in a box truck.

His wife, the children's mother, had died and the father was unable to find a job in the construction industry.

Lehigh Township column

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Township museum open Oct. 14

Sunday, Oct. 14, is your last chance to visit the Lehigh Township Historical Centre, located at Indian Trail Park, Route 248, Pennsville.

The Centre will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. for self-guided tours.

The exhibits showcase the society's unique collection of memorabilia which includes items from the slate industry, Dieter's Foundry, farm tools and much more.

Anyone interested in visiting the historical centre after Oct. 14 may call 610-767-5989 for an appointment.

St. Paul's Schoolhouse is also open by appointment.


Thursday, October 4, 2012 by ED PANY, Curator, Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Behind the scene at Northampton's Miller's Store

In today's fifth column, I'm shopping at Miller's landmark department store. The year is 1943. Mr. Harold Smith, current president of the Northampton Historical Society, is recalling his work days at the store.

The store had departments for groceries, clothing, shoes, sporting goods, hardware, home delivery and even a coal yard. The four-storied building was located at 2010-2012 Main St., Northampton.

Harold started at the store in 1943, while he was a student at Northampton High School. He became a full-time employee when he graduated from high school in 1945.

Election Policy

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Columns

A message to candidates, readers

As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and the Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials is Oct. 11.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.


Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Columns

Federal school lunch regulations 'stupid'

To the Editor:

The new regulations from the federal government for school lunch shouldn't surprise anyone.

But to say, "If you don't like the federal government regulations then pack your own lunch," was an ignorant statement by Northampton Area School Board member Jennifer Miller.

The school lunch subsidation program is to help parents of lower income households afford lunch. Children receive either free lunch or pay 40 cents for lunch rather than $1.75 if their parent's income levels fall below a certain point based on the size of their family.