Northampton Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Coplay: Pool has later hours

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Coplay’s Parkway Pool, which opens noon, will stay open until 8 p.m. during the month of July.

In August, the pool will once again close 7 p.m.

Aqua Zumba with Tara Miller is held Monday and Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold Vacation Bible School 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 16-20. The program is open to all children in the community, preschool through eighth grade.

The theme is “Construction Zone: Building Character Like Jesus.”

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Bath: Scavenger hunt set for July 9

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The women’s group of Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, will be having a scavenger hunt 7 p.m. July 9.

Come to the meeting, and join the hunt!

The women’s group will be on vacation for the month of August.

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Governor Wolf Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. July 10 on the GWHS campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road. The public is welcome.

For more information, visit govwolf.org.

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The next Bath Borough Council meeting will be 6 p.m. July 11 at the newly renovated borough hall, 121 S. Walnut St.

Northampton Area Public Library: Teen programs start July 9

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Public Library is hosting the summer learning program titled “Libraries Rock.”

The teenage events are for those in grades 6-12 and are held 2 p.m. Mondays.

The different programs are:

• July 9: do-it-yourself guitar picks

• July 16: sheet music art

• July 23: “Name That Tune”

• July 30: upcycled music box

• Aug. 6: sound wave string art

• Aug. 13: Guitar Hero tournament

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The library is offering children’s programs as well.

Allen/East Allen townships: Breakfast to be served July 15

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Lappawinzo Fish and Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, Allen Township, will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon July 15.

It is open to the public. There is a cost.

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Reminder: Mark your calendar for Zion Stone United Church of Christ’s peach festival, to be held noon-8 p.m. July 21 on the church grounds, 51 Church Road, Kreidersville.

See next week’s column for details on this annual event.

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Happenings

Monday, July 2, 2018 by The Press in Columns

JULY 3

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

JULY 4

• Open house hosted by Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association, 9 a.m.-noon, at the Biery House, 8 Race St., Catasauqua. Information: 610-231-0603

JULY 5

• Toddler Time (for children ages 18-36 months), 10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

Catasauqua: Enjoy Caribbean music at Catty park

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Catasauqua Park Amphitheater, 501 American St., will present Caribbean Steel Rhythm 7-10 p.m. June 29.

Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun, music-filled evening.

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Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association will host an open house 9 a.m.-noon July 1 and July 4 at the Biery House, 8 Race St.

There will be a private collection of Catasauqua memorabilia on display.

For more information, call 610-231-0603.

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Coplay: 150th group to meet June 28

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The borough’s 150th anniversary committee meets 7 p.m. tonight, June 28, in council chambers, 98 S. Fourth St.

The sesquicentennial parade will be May 18, 2019. The parade’s theme will have historical tones.

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Children in the borough, ages kindergarten through 12th grade, are invited to Whitehall-Coplay Hunger Initiative’s summer breakfast camp at Redeemed Christian Church of God, 5 N. Third St. The breakfast is 8:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays through Fridays.

There are activities and crafts, as well as a free bagged lunch.

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Northampton: VFW Post 4714 lists summer events

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, Main Street and Laubach Avenue, has planned the following events:

• Polka and button box, 7:30 p.m. June 29

• Music by DJ Flipside, 7:30 p.m. June 30

• Karaoke with DJ PK, 9 p.m. July 6

• Polka and button box, 7:30 p.m. July 13

For more information, call 610-262-3891.

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Northampton Borough’s municipal building will be closed July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.

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St. John’s Friendly Fifties group will hold its annual picnic, rain or shine, noon- 5 p.m. July 9 at 26th Street Playground.

Allen/East Allen townships: Peach festival planned for July 21

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Mark your calendar for Zion Stone United Church of Christ’s peach festival, to be held noon-8 p.m. July 21 on the church grounds, 51 Church Road, Kreidersville.

Watch this column for details on this annual event.

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Reminder: The Allen Township and East Allen Township municipal buildings will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

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The fourth annual Northampton Area School District Student Council car show will be held July 28 at Bicentennial Park West, 5351 Park West Lane (off Colony Drive), East Allen Township. The rain date is July 29.

Railroad memories continue

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

In this third column on train memories, we fondly “remember” when the Central Railroad of New Jersey, Northampton & Bath, Ironton and the Lehigh Valley Traction Company trolleys served transportation needs in our communities.

Old-timers recalled the impact of the Great Depression on their families. In those days, trains hauled millions of tons of coal.

If, for some reason, they stopped in a community, some folks would actually climb the coal cars and throw some of the coal on the ground for their heating needs.