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Moore Township: Water quality, stormwater webinars available for residents

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Penn State Extension has prepared and will continue to offer free webinars for Northampton County homeowners to learn about stormwater and practices they can implement to improve water quality.

For a listing of past programs, visit

Recordings and future webinars can be found on the Penn State Extension Facebook pages for Penn State Extension-Northampton County.

For information on the Penn State Master Watershed Steward program, visit


Lehigh Township: Base tax period is extended

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Columns

In an effort to assist residents who may be experiencing some economic hardships as a result of the stay-at-home order, Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors, by unanimous vote, adopted Resolution 2020-7, which extended the base tax period from June 1 to Aug. 1.


Due to concerns for public health and the restrictions on gatherings, Hope Lutheran Church has canceled its indoor services but recommends parishioners join the drive-in church service at Becky’s Drive-In, 4548 Lehigh Drive, Berlinsville.

Remembering: Visiting with Margie Jenkins

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Today, Larry Oberly and this writer are concluding our interview with Susan Jenkins and her mother, Margie, a descendant of Samuel Weaver, whose father founded the village of Weaversville.

Margie is a fascinating lady whose family roots go back to the founding of the United States. Full of determination and energy, at age 51, she applied for graduate school at the University of Houston.

Catasauqua: Volunteers needed around the Valley

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley has created a COVID-19 web page that houses information on volunteering in all forms for local nonprofit organizations.

If you are going stir-crazy and would like some information on volunteering, visit This site is updated as requests come in.


Due to COVID-19, the Freddy Awards performances were canceled this year; however, a show is still coming!

Coplay: Governor extends lockdown to June 4

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently extended the lockdown order until June 4.

The continued shutdown includes, but is not limited to, the library, tot lot, Coplay Parkway, aerobic classes and the fitness center in borough hall.


St. John’s Lutheran Church has canceled its annual music Sunday event, which was set for May 17, because of the coronavirus.

The church is also deciding whether its pork and sauerkraut dinner will be held May 30. The dinner had been originally scheduled earlier in the month.


Northampton: Food bank is open Wednesdays

Wednesday, May 13, 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


Northampton Farmers Market is now open Tuesdays at Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue. Hours are 3-6:30 p.m.

Masks are required, and hand-washing stations will be placed throughout the area.


Coplay: Church plans May 30 community dinner

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., plans to hold a community dinner 4-6:30 p.m. May 30 at the church hall.

The menu features pork and sauerkraut with all the trimmings.

The dinner is open to the public.


American flags will be going up on light poles along Chestnut and Second streets to commemorate the May 25 Memorial Day holiday.

A citizens committee held a fundraising campaign that paid for the purchase of flags, a tribute to residents from the borough who served during wartime and paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.

Allen/East Allen townships: Birthday drive-by offered

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

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.


A community yard sale event is still on the calendar for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. May 16 at Bicentennial Park East, East Allen Township.

Spaces are available.

For details, call Chuck Frantz, parks director, at 610-262-7961, ext. 306.


Catasauqua: J4 event, reunion set for 2021

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua/North Catasauqua J4 Celebration, combined with a Catasauqua High School mega reunion, has been postponed until July 2021.

If you already sent a donation to help with the celebration, it will be kept in the treasury for the 2021 celebration.

If you would like to give a donation for the 2021 J4 Celebration, make your check payable to J4 Celebration and send it to J4 Committee, P.O. Box 224, Catasauqua, 18032, at any time during the year.


Lehigh Township: LTAA awards scholarships

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Congratulations to the 2020 Lehigh Township Athletic Association Michael E. Kulp Scholarship Fund recipients.

Cameron LaBarge played baseball and basketball for 10 years. He plans to attend Northampton Community College to study sports medicine and rehabilitation sciences.

Paige Heffner played soccer for eight years. She will be attending NCC to study criminal justice.

Mickey Seidick played baseball and basketball for 10 years. He plans to attend NCC to study media production.