Northampton Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Moore Township: Blueberry festival is scheduled for July 14 at Salem

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moorestown, is hosting a blueberry festival 3-9 p.m. July 14. There will be food, games, a 50/50 prize raffle, bingo, a cake walk and live music. If weather is inclement, food will be sold in the church 3-7 p.m.

Salem UCC will also hold a flea market in the church grove July 21. Food will be available. Vendors, call 610-759-5780 for a table or space.

Lehigh Township: Bethany plans VBS

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, will host Vacation Bible School 6:30-8 p.m. July 23-27 for kids age 3 to sixth grade.

Register online at bethanywes.org.

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Bethany Wesleyan Church’s Angel Ride will be held 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 18. This fundraiser features an escorted motorcycle ride, lunch and Chinese auction.

Cost includes lunch and a door prize. All proceeds benefit Bethany Wesleyan Church’s ministries.

For more information, contact Nate Smith at 610-435-4177.

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Black Diamond takes final trip

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this fourth column, I am down in Darktown, Hokendauqua, Whitehall Township, visiting with Mike and Donna Bednar. Mike is a well-known railroad historian, a former railroad worker and engineer. He has authored a number of railroad books and magazines. Mike has had 41 years of experience with the Lehigh Valley Railroad, Conrail and Reading and Northern Railroad. Mike knows his railroads!

He traces the Lehigh Railroad back to its roots when the first tracks were laid in 1851 to link Allentown and Easton.

Coplay: Coplay Saengerbund schedules Stereotype concert July 13

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St., presents Stereotype July 13. Doors open 5 p.m.

New Constitution will play July 20, and Common Bond plays July 27.

The club’s annual fundraiser, to help defray expenses for a person with medical issues, will be Oct. 5 with Lucky 7 taking the stage.

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St. Peter Roman Catholic Church’s Altar & Rosary Society will celebrate its 90th anniversary at the 8 a.m. service July 15.

A special breakfast for the organization will follow at the church’s social hall, 4 S. Fifth St.

The society was organized July 15, 1928.

Northampton: Come on out to Community Days!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Community Days is underway! Hours are 6-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday.

This annual event, sponsored by Northampton Exchange Club, will continue through July 15 at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue.

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Northampton Area Historical Society will hold an open house 1-4 p.m. July 15 at the Siegfried Railroad Station, 21st Street.

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Catasauqua: Catty park to host live music

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents The Cherry Bombs 7-10 p.m. July 13.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening.

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Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association announces the summer hours for the Biery House Museum and Art Gallery. The museum will be open 1-4 p.m. the first and third Sunday of the month until September.

Happenings

Monday, July 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

JULY 9

• Picnic for St. John’s Friendly Fifties (rain or shine), noon-5 p.m., at 26th Street Playground, Northampton

• Do-it-yourself guitar picks (for teens in grades 6-12), 2 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Movie: “The Sound of Music,” 4 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

Lehigh Township: Park church service to be held July 8

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Bethany Wesleyan Church will hold a worship service 10 a.m. July 8 at Lehighton Park Amphitheater.

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Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will hold Vacation Bible School 9 a.m.-noon July 9-13 for kids age 3 to sixth grade.

The closing program will be 7 p.m. July 13.

For more information, call the church office at 610-767-7203.

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Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, will host VBS 6:30-8 p.m. July 23-27 for kids age 3 to sixth grade.

Register online at bethanywes.org.

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Catasauqua: Concert is set for July 6 at Catty park

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., presents That Being Said 7-10 p.m. July 6.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun music-filled evening.

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Catasauqua will be having the annual pub crawl 5-11 p.m. July 7.

Biery House Tavern, 8 Race St., will be joining the other pubs in town. Beer, wine, sangria, food and entertainment are on the menu.

Parking is at the Deily Coal Yard, 5 Union St.

Visit the Catasauqua pub crawl Facebook page for more information.

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Northampton: Friendly Fifties group plans picnic

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Friendly Fifties group will hold its annual picnic, rain or shine, noon-5 p.m. July 9 at 26th Street Playground.

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet July 11 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open 11 a.m.

Entertainment and refreshments will be provided.

Those interested in trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.

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Reminder: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, Main Street and Laubach Avenue, has planned the following events:

• Karaoke with DJ PK, 9 p.m. July 6