Northampton Press

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Northampton: Wear orange June 2 in recognition of gun violence awareness

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed June 2 as Gun Violence Awareness Day in the borough. He encourages residents to wear something orange — a shirt, scarf, tie, hat, etc. — or tie orange ribbons on trees to remember and honor victims of gun violence.


Northampton Area Public Library’s Family Fun Day will be held 9 a.m.-noon June 3. Enjoy sand art, face painting and more. The summer learning program registration begins for all ages at this event.


Monday, May 29, 2017 by The Press in Columns

MAY 30

• Luncheon program on Coplay-Northampton Bridge replacement and Catasauqua Iron Works project, 11:30 a.m.-noon (registration) and noon-1 p.m. (program), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Information, registration and cost:


• Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica, 11 a.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

Northampton: Balance, fall prevention screening set for today

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by The Press in Columns

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, will host a free balance and fall prevention screening 10 a.m.-noon today, May 25, at his borough office, 2030 Center St. It is conducted by Good Shepherd Physical Therapy. Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling 1-888-447-3422.

“As people age, their risk of falling increases,” Mako said. “When a person falls, it can result in sprains, broken bones and other health issues. By preventing falls through increasing a person’s balance, health care costs decrease and independence increases.”

Allen/East Allen townships: Holiday program to be held

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Civil War Sons of Veterans will participate in a Memorial Day service and gun salute noon May 28 at Horner’s Cemetery.

Tours of the cemetery also will be available after the program. Newer research has revealed the area and cemetery have ties to George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt and Ben Franklin.


St. John’s United Church of Christ, Howertown, will hold a Memorial Day service 9:45 a.m. May 29 to remember and thank those who have served our nation in the armed forces.

Lehigh Township: VBS at Hope Lutheran is set

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, is pleased to announce that registration for summer 2017 Vacation Bible School is now open online.

VBS runs July 10-14 and is offered to children from 3 years old (potty trained) to children completing sixth grade in June 2017. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon with a closing program 7 p.m. July 14.

The theme this year is “Hero Central: Come Soar Yourself into God’s Unstoppable Love.”

Catasauqua: Yard sale planned on training grounds

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Fire Police will be holding a yard sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 27 at the fire training grounds off Race Street.

You can rent a 10-foot-by-10-foot space for a small price. You must bring your own tables and cover.

For price and other information, call 484-951-6148.


On May 29, Catasauqua American Legion Post 215 will participate in these Memorial Day events.

Fairview Cemetery, 10 a.m.

Pine Street Bridge, 10:15 a.m.

North Catasauqua Playground, 10:30 a.m.

St. Mary’s Cemetery, 10:45 a.m.

At the post, 330 Second St., 11:15 a.m.

Bath: Memorial Day service planned

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, will be holding a Memorial Day service 10:35 a.m. May 28 in the grassy area to the left of the main doors of the church.

The group will be joined by Sons of Veterans as participants gather in tribute to those who gave their lives for freedom.

Flags will be provided for children to wave as part of the ceremony.


On June 2, Suburban EMS will be hosting its 11th annual fundraising golf tournament at Southmoore Golf Course, 235 Moorestown Drive.


Monday, May 22, 2017 by The Press in Columns

MAY 22

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

MAY 23

• Moms in Prayer group meeting, 9:45-11 a.m., at Whitehall Bible Fellowship Church, 3300 Seventh St., Hokendauqua. Information: or Fawn at 610-262-0519

• Adult coloring club meeting (18 and older), 11 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

Coplay: Tire drop-off event is Saturday

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns

There will be a free tire drop-off event May 20, a program held once every year. The drop-off site returns to the Coplay Parkway lower lot, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Last year, it was at the bottom of Bridge Street on the former General Supply property the borough acquired.

Lafarge Cement, Cementon, will again provide a trailer for the discarded tires. Borough employees will assist residents bringing the tires for disposal.

Tires from cars, SUVs, pickup trucks and vans will be accepted. Tires from large trucks, motorcycles, ATVs and bicycles will not be accepted.