Northampton Press

Monday, August 19, 2019

Coplay: Splash and dance event set for July 18

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Parkway Pool, 2 Keefer St., will be rocking 6:30-9 p.m. July 18 for the family splash and dance.

Contests, games and dancing are on the agenda.

Freddie Fredericks Jr. will provide the entertainment.


Don’t miss the lunar landing 50th anniversary party noon-2 p.m. July 20 at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.

Highlights of the event include the showing of the moon landing, moonwalking lessons and cookie decorating.


St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold Vacation Bible School 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 22-26.

Allen/East Allen townships: Breakfast to be served

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will have a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon July 21. There is a cost.

The breakfast is open to the public.


Allen Township Fire Department will hold its annual indoor/outdoor yard sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 27 on the station grounds, 3530 Howertown Road.

The kitchen will be open.

For information and tables, call 610-502-0735.


Northampton Area School District Student Council car show will be held July 27 at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane, East Allen Township.

Lehigh Township: Hope Lutheran plans movie night

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

There will be a family movie night July 19 at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville. Doors open 6 p.m., and the film “Beethoven” begins 6:30 p.m.

Hot dogs, pizza, candy, snacks and drinks will be provided.

This is a free event open to all neighbors and friends.

To make reservations, so that enough food is prepared, call the church office at 610-767-7203.


Hope Lutheran Church will be holding a community blood drive through Miller-Keystone Blood Center 7:30-11:30 a.m. July 21 in the fellowship hall.

Northampton: Historical society open July 21

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors 1-4 p.m. July 21. The station is located on West 21st Street (Route 329).

The station is a museum housing artifacts of Northampton and the surrounding area. This year, artifacts from businesses — past and present — of the four wards of Northampton are featured.

There is no charge to visit the museum, but donations are accepted for the upkeep of the museum. New members are also welcome.

For more information, call 610-262-8198.


Catasauqua: More bands coming to amphitheater

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Smith Compound Band will be performing 7-10 p.m. July 19 at the amphitheater at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

Ain’t Dead Yet will perform 7-10 p.m. July 20 at the amphitheater.

Don’t forget your chairs, blankets and snacks!


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Have a great week!

Bath: Flea market, yard sale set for July 20

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

There will be a flea market and yard sale at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. July 20.

A food stand will be open.

Interested vendors should call 610-759-5780.


The Bath Museum, 121 S. Walnut St., will be open to the public 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 20.

Volunteers are always welcome.

To schedule tours, call 484-272-7314.


Governor Wolf Historical Society Museum, 6600 Jacksonville Road, will be open to the public 1-3 p.m. July 20.

There will be tours of the society’s campus.


Monday, July 15, 2019 by The Press in Columns


• Veterans outreach program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at state Rep. Jeanne McNeill’s office, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall. American Legion membership is not required to take advantage of this program. Information and to schedule an appointment (required): 610-266-1273

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

Remembering: Coplay Cement Company: Progress in the industry

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, I am looking at a rare piece of Saylor history — a century-old booklet titled “Cimento Portland Saylor’s Coplay Cement Manufacturing Company.”

Coplay Cement decided to open an export sales office on Fifth Avenue in New York City. They decided this was necessary to continue to be competitive.

When World War I started in 1914, European cement companies curtailed exporting their cement to many customers in Latin America; as a result, United States companies filled the void.

Northampton: Museum open second, fourth Sundays through September

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum, 1401 Laubach Ave., will be open for tours 1-3 p.m. July 14.

It is open the second and fourth Sundays of the month through September.


A Dip-N-Dance will be held 1-3 p.m. July 16 at Northampton Borough Municipal Pool, 1599 Laubach Ave. The pool is open for the season noon-7 p.m. daily.


Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering for the 2019-20 school year.