Northampton Press

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Bath: Spring festival set for May 12

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Greater Bath Area Chamber of Commerce and East Allen Township Volunteer Ambulance Corps will hold a spring festival 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 12 on the ambulance corps grounds, 4945 Nor-Bath Blvd.

For more information, call 484-548-4090.


Petersville Rod & Gun Club, 550 Gun Club Road, will be holding a spring fling dinner and dance May 12.

Doors open 5:30 p.m.

Dinner will be held 6-7 p.m., followed by the dance 7-11 p.m.


Monday, May 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Plant sale and auction hosted by Indianland Garden Club, 6-9 p.m. (cash-and-carry sale with auction begins 7 p.m.), at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville. Information: Doris at 610-657-0864

• Elementary band concert, 7 p.m., at Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave.

• Spring band concert, 7 p.m., in the auditorium of Catasauqua Middle School, 850 Pine St.

• Cash bingo, 7 p.m., at Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Information and cost: fire company at 610-317-0808


Allen/East Allen townships: Summer camp sign-ups underway

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

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.


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


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Revisiting Christmas 1941

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

I found a 1941 copy of the Cement News, a weekly newspaper serving Northampton, Coplay, Catasauqua, Cementon and the Cement Belt.

On Christmas 1941, we were a nation at war. The Cement News edition was a mixture of both Christmas news and alarm. We had traditional greetings from our local businessmen, Northampton Lumber, Roth Brothers, Northampton and Howertown dairies, Lentz Motors, Lahovski the tailor and many others. They are all gone — just local memories.

Lehigh Township: Bingo set for May 5

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The youth group at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will host bingo May 5, featuring Vera Bradley bags as bingo prizes.

Doors open 11 a.m., and bingo starts 12:30 p.m.

In addition to bingo, there will be a Chinese auction, door prizes and five specials. The kitchen will be open.

Tickets are available by calling 610-767-7203, ext. 9; leave a message, and someone will return your call.

Proceeds benefit the youth attending the 2018 National Youth Gathering in Houston in July.


Northampton library: Public library to hold life-size game day for teens May 12

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The library will hold a life-size games program for teens 1 p.m. May 12.

Come out and play Hungry, Hungry Hippos, Clue and Pacman. Games are larger than life and a ton of fun.


The next block parties are 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 17.

Play and build with the library’s block collection. Have fun while strengthening vocabulary and learning problem solving, reading readiness and social skills.

The program is recommended for ages 2 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is not required.


Moore Township: Rod, gun club hosts live music tomorrow

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is having live music from the Jesse Wade Gang 8-11 p.m. tomorrow, May 4.

There is a cost. The kitchen will be open.

Point Phillips is also offering an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8-11:30 a.m. May 13.

There is a cost.

For more information, call 610-837-0310.


Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, is hosting a ham supper 3-7 p.m. May 5.

Advance tickets are recommended.

For more information, contact the church at 610-759-1652.


Catasauqua: Club hosts brunch

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding its last breakfast brunch of the season Mother’s Day, May 13.

There will be two seatings, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

The menu includes eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, crepes, French toast, potatoes, soup, fruit cup and drinks. Eggs Benedict and omelets made to order are also on the menu.

Reservations are required and can be made by contacting the club at 610-264-1771.


There will be a meet-and-greet movie night with the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks May 18 at Bethany Church, 429 Walnut St.

Northampton: AARP members will meet May 9

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

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

Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.

Those interested in trips are encouraged to call Sharon at 610-252-9182.


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.

Coplay: Borough to collect old tires May 19

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Does your garage or shed need a thorough cleaning? If you have old, used tires taking up space, note the borough is having a free tire drop-off May 19.

Watch for details in a subsequent column.


The bursts of muffled sound that punctuated the neighborhood in the lower part of the borough early April 28 was welcomed by residents.

The noise was the sound of drills at the construction site where a new Coplay-Northampton Bridge will go up.

The Pittsburgh-based construction company is on schedule for the anticipated 2020 opening.