Northampton Press

Monday, October 23, 2017

Northampton: Street fair is set for Saturday

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Street Fair will take place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 9 in the uptown area of Main Street.

Live music, displays and plenty of food and refreshments are planned.

Tours of the Roxy Theater will be given 11 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

Other highlights include:

10-11:30 a.m. — Jordan White

11 a.m.-noon — Wildlands Conservancy animals

11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Henry Laurito strolling on Main Street

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. — IronPigs’ FeRROUS

Noon-2 p.m. — Hydraulic Lime

1:45-2:15 p.m. — Demos from Elite Martial Arts and 3D Dance Studio

Lehigh Township: Bethany to host music event

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The We Are Messengers Magnify Tour with Tyrus Morgan will take place 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.

Tickets are available in advance or on the day of the concert.

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


St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 1152 Oak Road, Walnutport, is currently seeking artists and crafters for its second annual artisan show, which will be held Sept. 23 and 24.

Moore Township: Breakfast planned for Sunday

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is having an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8-11:30 a.m. Sept. 10. There is a cost.

Also, on Sept. 17, Point Phillips is hosting a gun and meat raffle from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information on either event, call 610-837-0310.


Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, is having its Rally Day starting 9 a.m. Sept. 10. This is a time to register for Sunday school and confirmation.

There also will be games, singing and fun activities.


Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by The Press in Columns


• Deadline to order mums from Northampton Area Historical Society. Pick up is 8-11 a.m. Sept. 30 at the station, 21st Street. Information, cost and to order: 610-767-8420

• Moorestown Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, Moore Township. Information: 610-759-1652


• Catasauqua Garden Club meeting, 1 p.m., at Slovak Center Social Club, 1233 Fifth St., North Catasauqua

Allen/East Allen townships: Offices are closed for upcoming holiday

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The Allen Township and East Allen Township municipal offices will be closed Sept. 4 in observance of Labor Day.


Reminder: Beginning Sept. 8, and continuing the second Friday of each month through March, Gov. Wolf Historical Society will open its campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, for an evening of music, fun and partying.

Each month will feature different musicians in each of the society’s three buildings, with genres ranging from blues to bluegrass, folk to Celtic.

Bath: Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church will hold bluegrass service

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, will be having an outdoor bluegrass worship service 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10, weather permitting. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair and/or blanket!

Also, Emmanuel’s will be hosting its congregation picnic noon-5 p.m. Sept. 10. There will be fun, food, games, tractor rides, bingo, a cake walk and, of course, ice cream.

Kids can come out and meet their Sunday school teachers.

Please sign up if you are planning to attend and also sign up for a side dish and/or dessert to share and games to bring along.

Lehigh Township: Yard sale this weekend at Hope Lutheran Church

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will hold its annual yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 1 and 2. There will be a special early-bird entrance 7 a.m. Friday for a donation to a local charity.

The sale will feature clothing, shoes, purses, toys, games, puzzles, books, movies, CDs, video games, sporting goods, arts and crafts, holiday decorations, picture frames, small furniture, general household goods, linens, kitchenware, and hand and power tools.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Another view

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Saying goodbye to the job I love

Sixteen years is a long time. I don’t think I’ve realized just how long until I started cleaning out my office desk. It’s been 16 years and about nine months since I first came to work for East Penn Publishing, now called The Press weekly newspapers.

In a short time, I will step into a life of retirement — a season of my life that I hope will also last a long time. In anticipation of that final day in the office, I’ve been cleaning out my desk, one file at a time, and have come across a lot of memories.

Northampton: Historical society’s mum sale underway

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Historical Society is having its annual mum sale. Color choices are white, yellow, burgundy, purple and orange.

The deadline for ordering mums is Sept. 5. Call 610-767-8420.

The flowers will be available for pickup at the station, on 21st Street, 8-11 a.m. Sept. 30, during the society’s fall garage sale.

For more information, call 610-262-8198.


Coplay: Watch for students returning to school

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by The Press in Columns

With schools now open, parents are reminded there are no crossing guards at the school bus stops — a practice that was stopped years ago. Police are expected to step up patrols in the morning when the children go to school and return in the afternoon.

The principal bus stops are on Chestnut, Second and Fourth streets. Although traffic is considerably down on Chestnut Street with the bridge construction underway, the street for some drivers is still a speedway.