Northampton Press

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Allen/East Allen townships: Covered bridge race is June 3

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Kreidersville Covered Bridge 5K and 10K Challenge will be held 9 a.m. June 3.

The race begins and ends with a run through the Kreidersville Covered Bridge, the last remaining covered bridge in Northampton County. All proceeds go directly to bridge upkeep.

The bridge is located at 100 Covered Bridge Road. Racers can register online at or visit


Cub Scout Pack 40 will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. June 3 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville.

Lehigh Township: Bethany to host event for those 55 and older

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns

A 55-plus event will be held noon May 24 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.

Experts from Good Shepherd Rehabilitation and Sacred Heart Assisted Living will share how to keep your thoughts positive and bodies in shape.

Please bring a covered dish or dessert. Meat and beverages will be provided.

For more information, call the church office at 610-767-1239 or visit


Catasauqua: ‘Health Talks’ presentation tonight

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns

At 6 p.m. today, May 18, “Health Talks: Nutrition for Diabetes and Healthy Living,” presented by Robert Hartzell, registered pharmacist, certified clinical nutritionist and owner of Hartzell’s Pharmacy, will be held at Public Library of Catasauqua. The focus of Hartzell’s presentation will be the role nutrition plays in healthy living.

Hartzell will be joined by members of Hartzell’s professional team.

Free blood pressure screening, as well as a healthy snack, will be offered.


Northampton: Open house is set for Sunday at Siegfried Railroad Station

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Siegfried Railroad Station, the home of Northampton Area Historical Society, will begin its monthly open house May 21. The station will be open 1-4 p.m. the third Sunday of each month through October.

The station, located on 21st Street, is a museum housing artifacts of Northampton and the surrounding area.

More restoration, funded by the Northampton County hotel tax, has been done at the station. The public is invited to see the work that was done.

A job during the Depression


In this eighth column, I continue to recall the days when the Allentown State Hospital Farm graced 800 acres in East Allen Township.

One of the former employees was the late Mr. Harold Yohn, of Walnut Street in Weaversville. Harold was a close friend of this writer. His daughters, Nancy Eberts of East Allen Township, and Edith, were fine students over at Northampton High School.

Moore Township: Holy Cross to hold yard sale Saturday

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, is accepting donations for its third annual yard sale, set for 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 20. Items can be dropped off anytime the church is open.

Proceeds benefit Vacation Bible School.

For more information, call the church at 610-759-7363.


Chapman Quarries United Methodist Church, 1433 Main St., is holding a flea market, bake and brunch sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 20.

Also, the church is having a mother/daughter dinner 6:30 p.m. May 23.

For more information on either of these events, call 610-837-0935.



Monday, May 15, 2017 by The Press in Columns

MAY 15

• Miller-Keystone blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Appointments: Judy at 610-767-5061 or

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

• Good Vibrations Chorus choral concert, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Free. Information: 610-437-3700

MAY 16

Bath: Emmanuel’s to hold dinner

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, will be holding a meatloaf/macaroni and cheese dinner 6-7 p.m. May 12 in the fellowship hall. Chicken nuggets and fingers also will be available.

A freewill offering will be taken, and all proceeds will benefit the youth group going to the national gathering in Houston, Texas.


Bath Farmers Market will hold its opening day May 19 at Keystone Park in the borough, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

There will be returning and new vendors!


Coplay: Borough meetings set for next week

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The following meetings are planned in the borough.

Coplay Lions Club, 7:15 p.m. May 16, at Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St.

Coplay Senior Citizens, 1 p.m. May 17, at Commitment to Family & Community, 165 Cherry St.

Coplay Town Watch, 7 p.m. May 17, in borough hall chambers, 98 S. Fourth St.

American Legion Post 426 Home Association, 7 p.m. May 17, at the post home, 134 S. Second St.

American Legion Post 426, 7:30 p.m. May 17, at the post home, 134 S. Second St.


Catasauqua: Catasauqua Garden Club’s annual plant sale May 13 at library

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by The Press in Columns

On May 13, the annual Catasauqua Garden Club’s plant sale is back! It will be held at the Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. The sale starts 9 a.m. and may last until noon, if plants are still available.

In addition to an interesting array of plants, Penn State soil test kits also will be available.

Proceeds from the sale help the program efforts for a scholarship for a Catasauqua High School senior and the library.

New friends and old friends are invited to stop by!