Northampton Press

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Bills and invoices of the past

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

A few years ago, I visited my friend Mrs. Grace Bonser in Moore Township. Grace had a long career in banking and was very active with the Northampton High School Band Boosters. Besides being a banker, she is an excellent seamstress and made many uniforms for band members.

She had a wealth of historical information, which she has graciously shared with me over the years. As I am interested in everything, she had a treasure of old bills and invoices, giving us a picture of a bygone era.

Allen/East Allen townships: Lappawinzo hosts May 20 breakfast

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon May 20.


East Allen Township is accepting registrations for its summer camp program for girls and boys ages 5 to 12.

Register 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

For more information, call Chuck Frantz at 610-262-7961, ext. 306.


Catasauqua: George Taylor House to celebrate opening day with tours May 20

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, will be celebrating opening day 1-4 p.m. May 20.

There will be an open house and tours as well as the program “The Life of George Taylor” presented 2 p.m. by re-enactor Rick Guth.

Come on out for an enjoyable afternoon!


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, will be having bingo 2 p.m. May 20 in the fellowship hall.

The doors open 12:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase.

There will be 20 games of bingo. There will also be a tricky tray.

Coplay: Street sweeping starts today

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

A street sweeper will come through the borough today, May 17, and tomorrow, May 18, to sweep all the streets. No alleys will be swept.

Signs prohibiting parking are posted along the route. Violators risk a ticket or towing if the vehicles are not moved during the street-sweeping hours.

The May 17 schedule includes Front, Third, Fifth, Cherry, Seventh, Ninth, 11th, 13th, Chestnut, Keefer, Maple, Oak and Center streets and Center Circle.

Lehigh Township: Take-out dinner set for May 19

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Lehigh Township Historical Society is holding a barbecue take-out dinner 1-4:30 p.m. May 19 at the Historical Centre, 3811 Lehigh Drive. Dinners include roasted chicken or pulled pork and baked potato, coleslaw, roll and dessert.

For more information, visit


Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, has announced that registration for Vacation Bible School is now open online.


Monday, May 14, 2018 by The Press in Columns

MAY 14

• Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., in the social hall of St. John’s Ukrainian Baptist Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton

• Miller-Keystone Blood Center blood drive, 4-7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua. Information or to set up an appointment: Judy Ehret at 610-767-5061 or

MAY 15

• Opening of Northampton Borough Farmers Market, 3-6:30 p.m., at Municipal Park, Laubach Avenue and Smith Lane. The farmers market will continue every Tuesday through Sept. 11.

Catasauqua: Catasauqua Garden Club hosts annual plant sale

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Garden Club’s annual plant sale is scheduled for May 12 at Public Library of Catasauqua, 302 Bridge St. The sale will run 9 a.m.-noon, as long as there are still plants available.

In addition, Will Schultz, who built a John Smith 26-note universal street organ, will be available to entertain and discuss his iconic street organ.

Penn State soil test kits will also be available for purchase.

Come out early for the best plant selections!


Coplay: Library meeting is 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Coplay Public Library board meets 7 p.m. tonight, May 10, in council chambers at the Fourth Street borough hall. The public is invited to attend.


Storytime and crafts with Miss Veronica will be held 11 a.m. each Thursday morning throughout May at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St.


St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third. St., will be hosting a congregational/community dinner 4-6 p.m. May 12. The dinner will feature shepherd’s pie.

The church will also present carnations to all mothers at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Mother’s Day, May 13.

Northampton: Good Shepherd students to perform for Friendly Fifties

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. May 14 in the church’s social hall, 1343 Newport Ave.

Good Shepherd Catholic School students will entertain.


Holy Trinity Nursery School, 1235 Main St., is registering children for the 2018-19 school year.

The 2-year-old playgroup class meets 9:30-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Class size is limited to 12 children. Children do not need to be toilet trained for this class.

Lehigh Township: Bethany Wesleyan Church to host music event

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, is hosting the Liz Curtis Higgs Endless Hope Tour 7 p.m. May 18. Doors open 6 p.m.

Music and worship will be provided by Austin and Lindsey Adamec.

Tickets are available at the church office or online at; use code LCHHOST to receive the church price. Tickets will be available at the door.

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