Northampton Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Happenings

Monday, September 25, 2017 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 25

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

• Beading club meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Women’s group studies of “Finding I Am” by Lysa TerKeurst and “The Quest” by Beth Moore, 6:30-8 p.m., at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. Information: 610-767-1239 or bethanywes.org

SEPT. 26

Northampton: Northampton Area Public Library yard sale is Sept. 23

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Friends of Northampton Area Public Library group will be holding a yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 23 on the library grounds, 1615 Laubach Ave.

The rain date is Sept. 30.

The group is soliciting gently used items for its sale table.

Vendors can reserve a 10-foot-by-10-foot space. There is a cost. Tables will not be provided.

Hot dogs and refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact the library at 610-262-7537.

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Allen/East Allen townships: Send in your township news!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Do you have news to share with our readers? Email the information to tklutter@ptd.net, and I’ll include it in an upcoming column.

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The Wildlands Conservancy will host a free, easy Nor-Bath Trail bike ride for the public 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at pavilion 3, Wayne Grube Park, 302 E. Bullshead Road.

Participants will receive an OMG smoothie after the ride is completed.

Registration is required; visit wildlandspa.org or call 610-965-4397.

The program is underwritten by the Northampton County Parks and Recreation Department.

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Coplay: Flags are lowered to honor McNeill

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The American flags on poles outside the Coplay Borough Municipal Building and borough Parkway were lowered to half-staff, on the direction of Gov. Tom Wolf, in respect to state Rep. Dan McNeill, who died Sept. 8.

Elected town officials and others having a close affinity for the community said McNeill’s representation of the borough was genuine and personal and a great benefit when it came to securing grants.

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The Ironton Rail-Trail autumn stroll is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 23. The stroll begins at Parkview Pool in Hokendauqua.

Catasauqua: Salem UCC plans Sept. 23 flea market

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

On Sept. 23, Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be holding a flea market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a basket raffle, bake sale and lots of good food for eat-in or take-out meals.

If you have any items to donate or any questions, call the church office at 610-264-4091.

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Catasauqua American Legion, 330 Second St., will be having its 100-percent-homemade breakfast buffet 8 a.m.-noon Sept. 24. It’s an all-you-can-eat meal of eggs, bacon, sausage links, SOS, home fries, French toast, juice, coffee and tea.

Lehigh Township: Group studies held at Bethany Wesleyan

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, will host the following group meetings.

The Monday evening women’s group — studying “Finding I Am” by Lysa TerKeurst and “The Quest” by Beth Moore — meets 6:30-8 p.m. every other Monday. The next meeting is Sept. 25.

The Tuesday morning women’s group — studying “Unglued” by Lysa TerKeurst — meets 9:30-11 a.m. every other Tuesday. The next meeting is Sept. 26.

For more information, call 610-767-1239 or visit bethanywes.org.

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Moore Township: Rod, gun club hosts local band

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, will be hosting the band Banned from the Ranch 7-10:30 p.m. Sept. 30. The event will be held outside under the pavilion.

For cost and other information, call 610-837-0310.

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Moorestown Garden Club will have its next meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive.

Call 610-759-1652 for more information.

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A new plant

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

The Coplay Cement Company had a long and prestigious history. Founded by David Saylor, it operated in the Borough of Coplay from 1866 to 1978. As the years passed, the plant’s equipment slowly became obsolete. The company had to make a serious decision: Should they modernize, should they construct a new plant or should they sell to a company that could resurrect the aging facility?

Happenings

Monday, September 18, 2017 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 18

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• Beading club meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The club will also meet 1:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25.

SEPT. 19

• Movie: “Captain Underpants,” 6 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road

• George Taylor House Committee meeting, 7 p.m., at the pavilion, Poplar and Lehigh streets

SEPT. 20

Lehigh Township: Artisan show is Sept. 23, 24

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 4412 Mountain View Drive, Berlinsville, will hold its second annual artisan show 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24.

The show will feature original work by local artists and a variety of handmade crafts — all perfect for Christmas gifts or other special occasions. Creations include stained-glass items, wreaths, handmade rosaries and prayer shawls, hair accessories, jewelry, purses and scarves, painted signs and country crafts and fall and Christmas items, as well as beautiful photography and original drawings and paintings.