Northampton Press

Friday, February 22, 2019

Happenings

Monday, January 28, 2019 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 28

• Veterans outreach program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the office of state Rep. Jeanne McNeill, 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall

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

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.

Lehigh Township: Double-feature movie night planned at Hope Lutheran Church

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will be having a double-feature family movie night Feb. 2. Doors open 3 p.m. for the showing of “Hotel Transylvania” and “Hotel Transylvania 2.”

The first show will begin 3:30 p.m., followed by an intermission with food. The second show begins approximately 6 p.m.

This is a free event, but call the church office at 610-767-7203 so that enough food is available.

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Hope Lutheran Church’s youth group is holding a Valentine’s Day dinner Feb. 16. Dinner is 4:30-7 p.m., with seatings every half-hour.

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

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Do you have news to share with our readers? Is your church committee, civic organization or Scout troop planning an event township residents would be interested in knowing about? Email the information to tklutter@ptd.net, and I’ll include it in an upcoming column.

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East Allen Township Parks & Recreation will be starting a free community walking club. The program, Walk This Way to Better Health, will begin March 26. It will be 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Bicentennial Park West, Colony Drive.

Moore Township: Point Phillips club sets block shoot, meat raffle

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Point Phillips Rod and Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is having a block shoot and meat raffle 7 p.m. Jan. 25.

For more information, call 610-837-0310.

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Moore Township Athletic Association is holding spring sports sign-ups 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 26 and 1-3 p.m. Feb. 9. All sign-ups will be held at the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

Online sign-ups are also available through Feb. 28 by visiting mtaaredhawks.org.

For more information, contact Dawn at dawneheck67@yahoo.com.

Northampton: Roxy to host special event

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Mayor Thomas D. Reenock has declared Jan. 27 as Wyatt the Warrior Day.

While fighting pediatric cancer for 11 years, Wyatt Newhard spent much of his time raising funds for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley through numerous fundraisers and events. Wyatt died Nov. 3, 2018.

In his honor, a special music video and song are being created. The premiere of the video will be 4:45 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Roxy Theatre, Northampton. The event is sold out, but organizers are looking to add a second event.

See related story on page B3.

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A Konkrete Kid Town

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this concluding railroad history column, my friend Mike Bednar, railroad historian and Darktown resident, shares his memories in a special Konkrete Kid Town feature, which appeared in The Railroad Press in 2011.

Northampton had all the elements for a cement company to thrive: raw materials, a railroad system and dedicated workers. The world’s largest cement complex was constructed in 1895.

Mike writes, “The small town of Northampton got to become the global capital of cement production.”

Catasauqua: Community lunch is planned

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St., will offer a free community lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 26.

All are welcome!

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The Catty Club, 226 Pine St., is having a LuLaRoe bingo Jan. 26. The doors open noon, and bingo starts 1 p.m.

There will be 15 games as well as specials available to purchase. There will be a Chinese auction and 50/50 drawings.

Food will be available for purchase.

For more information or questions, call 610-264-1771 or 610-554-8045.

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Coplay: Snow removal went smoothly

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Borough officials appreciate the work done by snow removal personnel and thank the residents of Coplay for aiding in the snow removal.

The cooperation from residents in keeping cars and trucks off the roads is essential to aiding the public works personnel in plowing throughout the borough.

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Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association has held its election of officers.

Rick Hess will serve as president with Bob Hauke as vice president. Faye Schreiner is treasurer, and Andrea Frisch is secretary.

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Happenings

Monday, January 21, 2019 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 21

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

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Coplay Lions Club meeting, 7:15 p.m., at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

JAN. 22

Coplay: Anniversary meeting is Jan. 17

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Columns

With the borough’s 150th anniversary this year, the committee is busy planning the finishing touches for the celebration. The committee meets 7 p.m. Jan. 17 in council chambers at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

There is an opening banquet scheduled in April to kick off the celebration. Other events are being planned to commemorate the borough’s anniversary.

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The final day for Christmas tree pickup is Jan. 18.

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Commitment to Family and Community has an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 20 at its 165 Cherry St. location.