Northampton Press

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Coplay: Borough hall is busy with nighttime meetings

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

There are meetings happening tonight, Jan. 10, in borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

The library board meets 7 p.m.

Explorer Scouts of Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 meet 7:30 p.m. on the second floor.


Borough public works personnel will pick up discarded Christmas trees Jan. 11.

The final tree pickup will be Jan. 18.


St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold a roast beef dinner, including sides and dessert, 4-6:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in the social hall.

The public is invited.


Catasauqua: Community thrift shop sale continues

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., will be having a half-price sale on everything through Jan. 12.

Normal business hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Donations of used, clean clothing are gratefully accepted during store operation hours.

Proceeds are returned to the community through contributions that support youth and adult programs and services.


The Catty Club, 226 Pine St., is having a LuLaRoe bingo Jan. 26. The doors open noon, and bingo starts 1 p.m.

Northampton: Local author’s work included in Golden Globes gift bags

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Congratulations to Northampton-based writer Suzanne Mattaboni, whose short story was included in an anthology that was placed in gift bags to 50 nominees and presenters of the Jan. 6 Golden Globes.

Mattaboni’s piece, “Dawning,” is a coming-of-age story aimed at young women struggling to establish adult careers. The story was nominated for a Pushcart Prize earlier this year. The anthology is available from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Kindle, Book Soup, and directly from Running Wild Press.


Monday, January 7, 2019 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 7

• Half-price sale, during regular business hours, at Catasauqua Community Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St. The sale will continue until Jan. 12.

• Adult Children of Alcoholics meeting, 6:30 p.m., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, Moorestown. The group meets every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Information: 610-759-7363

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Northampton Area Public Library: New kids clubs starting

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

There are new monthly clubs for kids in third through fifth grades beginning in January at Northampton Area Public Library. Clubs include Book Club, Lego Club, Art and Craft Club and Game Club.

Club meetings are held 6 p.m. Thursdays, January through April.


Registration for children’s winter programs begins Jan. 7. Programs range for children ages 10 months to second grade.


The preschool play and learn program is set for 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 8. Play and explore with STEM toys and activities with your child.

Northampton: AARP to meet Jan. 9

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Jan. 9 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Larry Oberly and Edward Pany, local historians, will speak about the origins of the Borough of Northampton.

Refreshments will be provided.

Those interested in trips are asked to call Sharon at 610-262-9182.


St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. Jan. 14 in the church’s social hall, 1434 Newport Ave.

If Northampton schools are delayed or closed due to snow, the meeting will be Jan. 21.


Coplay: Borough to pick up Christmas trees

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The borough will pick up Christmas trees Jan. 4, 11 and 18.


Coplay Recreation & Welfare Association’s food bank, housed in the basement of borough hall, will be open to residents 8:30-10 a.m. Jan. 8.

Proof of residency is required.

The association is asking for food donations to fill the shelves at the pantry, noting there are no food drives during the winter.


Borough council will hold a workshop meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 8 to set the agenda for the Jan. 15 meeting.