Northampton Press

Monday, July 6, 2020

Catasauqua: Garden club meeting canceled

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The June 3 meeting of the Catasauqua Garden Club is canceled.

The annual plant sale has also been canceled.

The safety and health of members and guests are very important, and the group hopes to gather again this summer for the usual fun and educational events.

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The Catasauqua High School band and chorus have a performance tour scheduled next spring, March 30-April 3, 2021, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

To help fund the trip, the groups are selling hoagies and sandwiches from Island Expressions.

Northampton: Food bank still accepting items

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Food Bank is operating and distributing food at its 1601 Canal St. location.

Registration is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

The food bank is accepting monetary donations as well as nonperishable items.

For information, call 610-262-8030 or email info@northamptonareafoodbank.org.

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An electronics recycling event is planned for 9 a.m.-noon June 13 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

A link to the informational flier can be found in the What’s Happening section of the borough’s website, northamptonboro.com.

Coplay: Softball, baseball season still possible

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Sports is still holding on to hope the youth softball and baseball programs can open.

Organizers have not yet canceled the season in the hopes of holding a shorter, consolidated program this year, taking into account all COVID-19 guidelines.

For this to occur, Lehigh County must be moved to the yellow phase of reopening.

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Lehigh County has reported more absentee ballots have been cast for the June 2 primary election than any in recent years.

Coplay: St. John’s plans takeout dinner

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., is having a chicken barbecue dinner 4-6:30 p.m. May 30. The dinner is takeout only.

Reservations are not required but can be made by calling Karen Haines at 610-653-2816.

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Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association has gone outdoors with its food pantry. The association has set up tables outside borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St., this week for its 34 clients.

The move outdoors is prompted by the lockdown of the borough hall caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Bath: Farmers market open for the season

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Bath Farmers Market returned for its 13th season May 15. The market will operate 3-6:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 25 at Keystone Park, Route 329 and Green Street.

Priority shopping for immunocompromised individuals will be held 3-3:30 p.m., and a personal shopper volunteer will be available to retrieve items for those at risk.

There will be some new vendors this year as well as the familiar ones. The market has a safety plan in place for COVID-19.

For more information, visit bathfarmersmarket.org.

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Northampton: Recycling event still in the works

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Columns

An electronics recycling event is planned for 9 a.m.-noon June 13 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

A link to the informational flier can be found in the What’s Happening section of the borough’s website, northamptonboro.com.

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Northampton Area Food Bank is operating and distributing food at its 1601 Canal St. location. Registration is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

The food bank is accepting monetary donations as well as nonperishable items.

For information, call 610-262-8030 or email info@northamptonareafoodbank.org.

Allen/East Allen townships: Summer camp remains possible

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Columns

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.

The camp will operate 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Bicentennial Park for children ages 5-12. In the past, the weeks have had themes, with corresponding field trips. These events may be modified based on CDC guidelines.

Registration is underway. Visit eatwp.org. Go to the Parks & Recreation page and look for the Forms & Documents link.

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Lehigh Township: Yard waste center is open

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The township yard waste center is now open 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.

All Lehigh Township residents may drop off unbagged leaves, tree branches and hedge clippings. The tree branches must be cut into 8-foot lengths and cannot be larger than 5 inches in diameter. Grass clippings are not accepted.

The drop-off site is across the street from the municipal garage.

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Allen/East Allen townships: Community yard sale canceled

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Columns

East Allen Township has canceled its community yard sale scheduled for May 16 at Bicentennial Park East, East Allen Township.

The Walk in the Park program has also been discontinued for the time-being.

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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.

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