Northampton Press

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Allen/East Allen townships: Tavern nights set

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Governor Wolf Historical Society, 6600 Jacksonville Road, has announced the performers for the next two tavern nights on the society’s campus.

On March 9, The Blue Route Blues Band returns. There will be tastings of Seminary View wines, with bottles available.

Performing April 13 will be Pawnshop Bound, featuring Rick Young, and there will be tastings by Sleepy Cat Winery.

Moore Township: Salem UCC to host raffle, bingo events

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive, is hosting raffle and bingo events.

The basket raffle will take place 5-8 p.m. March 9 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 10. Advance raffle tickets are available.

Bingo will take place March 10. Doors open 5 p.m., with bingo starting 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are required.

The kitchen will be open for both events.

For more information and to purchase advance tickets, call the church at 610-759-1652 or email


Wolfer shares memories of Great Depression

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by CURATOR, ATLAS CEMENT COMPANY MEMORIAL MUSEUM in Columns

In this fifth column, I am speaking to Governor Hans Niessel of Burgenland, Austria, and a delegation of officials in the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum. We are discussing Burgenland heritage in the Lehigh Valley.

In my last column, we continued to look at the American experience of Mr. Frank Wolfer, who came to America in 1922. At age 14, he was hired by the Atlas Portland Cement Company in the cooper shop at 26-1/2 cents an hour.

Catasauqua: St. Mary’s plans fish dinner

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 122 Union St., will hold a Lenten fish dinner 4:30-7 p.m. March 9 in the parish center.

The menu will include fried and breaded Icelandic haddock, vegetables, homemade coleslaw, stewed tomatoes, roll, dessert and beverage. Also included is a choice of baked potato, macaroni and cheese or haluski. Takeout is also available.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

Call 610-264-0332 or email with any questions or for price.


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, is holding bingo 2 p.m. March 11.

Northampton: VFW to hold karaoke party

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., will host karaoke with Crazy K 10 p.m.-1 a.m. March 9 and 23.

There will be a polka night, featuring button box music, 7-10:30 p.m. March 16.

DJ PK will hold a karaoke night 10 p.m.-1 a.m. March 30.


Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave., will hold Lenten crab cake dinners 5-7 p.m. March 9 and 16. The meal also includes a baked potato, coleslaw, roll and butter, dessert and a beverage.

Chicken finger dinners will also be available for adults and children. Takeouts are available.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Preschool storytime, 10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. The event will continue Tuesdays until April 24. There will be no storytime April 10. Information and registration (required): 610-432-4339

• Creation Station Club (for kids of all ages), 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the community room of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

Coplay: Tribute show set for March 3

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The fifth annual Coplay American Club tribute dinner and show featuring Elvis and Johnny Cash will be held March 3 at the club pavilion, 300 Cherry St.

Doors open 5:15 p.m., a hot buffet will be served 6:15 p.m., and the show begins 7 p.m.

If you need tickets, call 610-261-2884.


Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association will meet 6:30 p.m. in council chambers March 7 to finalize plans for its annual Easter egg hunt.

For more information, call 610-261-0566.


Bath: Sacred Heart church planning March 2 Lenten fish dinner

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 117 Washington St., will be having a Lenten fish dinner 4:30-7 p.m. March 2.

There will also be flounder stuffed with crab on the menu.


Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, will be having an indoor flea market 8 a.m.-2 p.m. March 4.

The kitchen will be open.

For more information, call 484-695-9374.


Petersville Rod & Gun Club, 550 Club Road, will be having a surf and turf raffle block shoot March 4, starting noon.

Lehigh Township: Chorale coming to Bethany

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Indiana Wesleyan University Chorale will be singing selections at both the 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services March 11 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.

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


Is your church or organization having a fundraiser or event in Lehigh Township? Send me the information at, and I will be happy to announce it in a future column.

Allen/East Allen townships: Historical society antiques show set for March 3, 4

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The 10th annual Governor Wolf Historical Society antiques show will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 3 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 4. The show is held on the grounds of the 1785 Wolf Academy, 6600 Jacksonville Road. The site also includes the Ralston McKeen House and Monocacy School.