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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.

Catty column

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

Garden club to present program

Learn about the plant lore of Christmas from Rexine Krause at the next Catasauqua Garden Club meeting 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3.

The Garden Club meets at the Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua. Items for judging should be in place by 12:45 p.m.

Santa won't be there but if you have been bad boys and girls, the Belsnickle just might be in attendance with a switch and a feather tree! All are welcome.


Coplay column

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Run to benefit library

The Coplay Scholarship Fund Committee and Councilman Bill Leiner will sponsor the "Save The Coplay Public Library" 1/2 marathon, run walk or bike Oct. 6 at 9 a.m., starting at 41 N. Eighth St.

Prizes will be awarded to the fastest male and female runners; fastest biker and fastest walker.

For more information, contact Leiner at 610-751-2745 or billleinder@aol. com.


The Coplay Recreation Association is accepting registrations for the approaching Halloween parade.

Moore column

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Columns

Fall festival to be held Saturday

The Klecknersville Rangers volunteer firefighters will hold their fall festival Saturday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

It will feature barbecue chicken dinners, a Chinese auction, raffles, desserts and karaoke music.


Moore Township Athletic Association will hold basketball and wrestling sign-ups Oct. 2, 4 and 9 from 6-8 p.m. and Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-noon. Oct. 9 is for wrestling only.

Northampton column

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Historical society to host talk tonight

The Northampton Area Historical Society will host a talk tonight, 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 and open to the public.

For more information, call 610-262-4748.

The historical society will also hold a garage sale Saturday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Siegfried Railroad Station, West 21st Street.

Those interested in donating items are asked to bring them to the station Oct. 4 and 5, 6-8 p.m.

Lehigh Township column

Thursday, September 27, 2012 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Fire co. to host dinner buffet

The Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Company Country Garden will hold an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet Friday, Oct. 5, 4-8 p.m.

The dinner will include soup, salad bar, rolls, side dishes, entrees and desserts. All proceeds benefit the Fire Company.


All are invited to attend the 18th Annual Fall Walk-In Basket Social Oct. 12. The event will be held in Kuntz Hall at Hope Lutheran Church.

Doors will open at 4 p.m. and the drawing will begin at 7:30 p.m.