Northampton Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Coplay: Borough churches will host dinners this Saturday

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Interested in dining out this weekend? Two borough churches have dinners scheduled, and the public is invited. At St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., the congregational community dinner features shepherd’s pie, with creamed cabbage, applesauce, rolls and butter, and beverages from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 16.

At St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., the menu includes Italian fare — spaghetti or baked ziti, with all the fixings — 4-7 p.m. Sept. 16.


Coplay Public Library has an open house at the Fifth Street location 3-6 p.m. Sept. 14.

Bath: Christ UCC collecting items for victims

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The congregation of Christ Church United Church of Christ, 109 S. Chestnut St., is collecting cleanup supplies for the flood-stricken area of Houston, Texas, due to Hurricane Harvey. There are many items on the list, and your help with whatever you can give is greatly appreciated.

The effort is being coordinated by Lorie Hutchison. To contact her, call the church office at 610-837-0345.


On Sept. 16, the Governor Wolf Historical Society museum, 6600 Jacksonville Road, will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with tours of the society’s campus offered.

Northampton: Railroad station to open doors to visitors Sunday

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open 1-4 p.m. Sept. 17. The station, located on 21st Street, is a museum housing artifacts of the Northampton area. This year, the borough’s first ward is being highlighted.

The historical society’s fall garage sale is planned for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 30.

Donations for the sale are accepted and can be dropped off at the station 6-8 p.m. Sept. 27, 28 and 29 or 1-3 p.m. Sept. 29. Volunteers are also needed at these times to help set up for the sale.

Catasauqua: Grand opening is planned

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

From noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 16, the new Catasauqua Borough Municipal Building, 90 Bridge St., will be having its grand opening. The building will be open for tours. There will also be food and drinks for sale, entertainment and so much more for the community to enjoy. This event is not to be missed!


The George Taylor House committee will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the pavilion.


Allen/East Allen townships: Bike ride set for Sept. 24

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Wildlands Conservancy will host a free, easy Nor-Bath Trail bike ride for the public 10 a.m. Sept. 24 at pavilion 3, Wayne Grube Park, 302 E. Bullshead Road.

Participants will receive an OMG smoothie after the ride is completed.

Registration is required; visit or call 610-965-4397.

The program is underwritten by the Northampton County Parks and Recreation Department.


East Allen Township Fire Department auxiliary will hold a variety bingo fundraiser Nov. 5 at the station, 5354 Nor-Bath Blvd.


Monday, September 11, 2017 by The Press in Columns

SEPT. 11

• Whitehall Woman’s Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3355 MacArthur Road, Hokendauqua

SEPT. 12

• Cub Scout Pack 40 sign-up night, 6:45 p.m., at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville. Information: Cubmaster Brian Dungan at or visit

• Fullerton American Legion ladies auxiliary meeting, 7 p.m., at the post home, Fullerton Avenue and Wood Street

SEPT. 13

Allen/East Allen townships: Scouts will hold sign-ups

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Cub Scout Pack 40 will hold a sign-up night 6:45 p.m. Sept. 12 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville.

Boys who register for Cub Scouts will receive a free fishing rod and reel.

The pack will meet every Tuesday, 6:45-8 p.m., in the fellowship hall.

Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program for boys in kindergarten through fifth grade. Parental involvement is a must.

For more information, contact Cubmaster Brian Dungan at or visit


Coplay Cement Company supported the war effort

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Recently, Larry Oberly and this writer visited Essroc, now Lehigh Hanson, in Nazareth, to look at some old records of the Coplay Cement Company. Coplay constructed the plant, which became Essroc on 1978.

We found a treasure of historic photographs. The photos in today’s column were taken in 1944.

During World War II, the cement companies in our area continued operation, but their machine shops took on extra responsibilities. The War Production Board directed the companies to utilize their shops to manufacture equipment to support the war.

Catasauqua: Salem United Church of Christ will host community lunch

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9, Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a free community lunch. Hot dogs, snacks and desserts will be served.

Come join in for fellowship and food!


Bingo will resume at St. Mary’s Parish Center, Second and Union streets, starting 1 p.m. Sept. 10. The kitchen will be open 11:30 a.m. to all for sit-in or take-out meals.

After a long, hot summer, come out, and don’t forget to bring a friend for a fun afternoon.

The event is sponsored by Assembled Men of St. Mary’s.

Coplay: Picnic planned at American Club Sept. 9

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

On Sept. 9, American Club of Coplay will hold one of the largest picnics in town, a family-orientated affair, at the pavilion at its grounds off Cherry Street and Stone Alley.

Attended by hundreds, the picnic, which includes a modest fee, features live bands, events for children and a huge variety of food. Enjoy everything from halupkies to hot dogs.

Also on Sept. 9, the club will celebrate its 81st anniversary.