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Monday, July 6, 2020

Coplay: St. Peter Catholic Church to open doors for in-person services

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., will open its doors for in-person Mass this week.

According to the Rev. Msgr. John J. Martin, pastor, masks must be worn and social distancing must be observed. There will be markings on the pews and aisles to assist with maintaining distance.

The chapel remains closed until further notice.


More the 200 chicken dinners were picked up May 30 at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

This was the church’s first curbside dinner.


Catasauqua: Area moving to yellow phase

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Lehigh and Northampton counties will move to the yellow phase of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan June 5.

In this phase, the most severe restrictions go away, including the stay-at-home order.

Other mitigation efforts remain in place as more of the economy begins to reopen. Restrictions are adjusted as necessary based on public health indicators.

Northampton: June 5 is National Gun Awareness Day in the borough

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock proclaimed June 5 National Gun Awareness Day in the borough and encourages all residents to wear orange to help raise awareness about gun violence in our communities.

“Orange is the color that symbolizes the value of human life,” Reenock said, urging residents to “renew our commitment to reduce gun violence and pledge to do all we can to keep firearms out of the wrong hands and encourage responsible gun ownership to keep our children safe.”

June 5-7 is National Gun Violence Awareness Weekend.


Lehigh Township: Connect to, support neighbors online

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Are you struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic? You aren’t alone.

Some Lehigh Township residents started a Facebook page titled “Lehigh Township neighbors supporting neighbors during Covid 19.”

According to the description, the page was started to connect neighbors and strengthen community bonds.


Hope Lutheran Church continues to urge parishioners to join the 8 a.m. Sunday drive-in audio church service at Becky’s Drive-In, 4548 Lehigh Drive, Berlinsville.

Bath: Church collecting for area food bank

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Columns

During the month of June, Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, will be helping Bath Area Food Bank by collecting jelly and cold cereal.

There is also an ongoing need for ramen noodles.

The food bank is no longer accepting Jell-O or pudding.

Any donations for the food bank can be dropped off in the vestibule at the downstairs parlor.


Look for the date of Emmanuel’s fall blood drive to be announced, since the spring drive has to be canceled.

Allen/East Allen townships: Register for camp

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Registration is now open for summer camp at Bicentennial Park in East Allen Township.

Camp is scheduled to run 9 a.m.-1 p.m. from June 29 to Aug. 6 and is limited to 75 campers.

East Allen Township residents will be accepted first, then nonresidents on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration deadline for residents is June 19. Registration opens for nonresidents June 22.

Find the registration form on the recreation page on the township’s website,

There is an additional cost for nonresidents.

Allen/East Allen townships: Fire department spreads cheer

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Columns

During the stay-at-home and social distancing orders, due to the current pandemic, Allen Township Fire Department volunteers are offering to drive the station’s emergency vehicles past Allen Township residences to help celebrate a birthday.

Call 484-239-6576.


East Allen Township continues to plan for its 2020 summer camp program, which will run June 29-Aug. 6, pending updates from Gov. Tom Wolf.

Remembering: Weaversville World War II memorial

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In our visit to Weaversville, I checked the World War II memorial honoring the men and women who served the nation in World War II — a memorial that is rarely visited.

The bronze plaque honoring 61 veterans is on the grounds of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Howertown. The roll of names lists former residents of Weaversville and the rural area surrounding the village. The area, at the time, was sparsely populated.

Lehigh Township: Hope to continue drive-in worship

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Because of concerns for public health and the restrictions on gatherings, Hope Lutheran Church will not have services at its building. The church will continue to worship together at Becky’s Drive-In, as it has being doing for weeks.

Join the drive-in church services at Becky’s Drive-In, 4548 Lehigh Drive, Walnutport, 8 a.m. Sundays for audio services.

As this is an ever-changing situation, check with the church office at 610-767-7203 or the website at for updates.

Moore Township: June 14 bingo event at Klecknersville fire company is planned

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Moore Township has scheduled a designer purse bingo noon-4 p.m. June 14 at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive. In addition to bingo, there will be raffles, door prizes and a Chinese auction.

The kitchen will be open.

Advance tickets are recommended.